For several years hubby and I have sailed on a cruise ship for our New Year’s Eve celebration. The feeling of celebrating with so many people at one time is really fun! To spend the evening celebrating by dressing to the nines or in shorts and flip flops on a pool deck is a lot of fun. Why should you sail on a cruise for New Year’s Eve and why we love it.
Cruising is a great way to see the world and is the best value for your money because the fares include nearly everything you will need for your vacation: food, accommodations, entertainment plus transportation between travel destinations or ports are all included in the price of your cruise.
If you have cruised before you have learned tips and tricks along the way to help make your cruise go smoothly, however, if you are new to cruising, we have a few travel hacks to help you on your cruise vacation.
So, you have booked your cruise and now you need to know if you should stay in a hotel the night before your cruise. Well that really depends. As a rule of thumb, we suggest if you have to fly into your cruise port or you are driving more than 2-3 hours to board the ship, we highly suggest you stay in a hotel near the port. Why? Well life happens! Emergencies can come up with your car (we had a client have a blow out on a tire and had to wait 3 hours for help!), traffic can stop you from arriving on time, or your flight may get delayed; and guess what…..the boat does not wait! So, if you are more than 2-3 hours away from the cruise port or you are flying to your port, we suggest you stay the night in a local hotel near the cruise port before you set sail. You might even want to stay a few days before or stay a few days after your cruise if you have never visited the area your port is in and have 2 vacations in one! We did this in New York when we cruised from NYC to Canada aboard the Disney Magic. It allowed us to see New York for a few days before we set sail being, we had never traveled to NYC before. Whether you stay a few days, or one night before your cruise begins, we have just the place for you to spend the night. As avid cruisers we know where to have you stay and we work closely with you when you allow us to help plan your fabulous vacation, however, today we want to give you some hotels to rest up in before sailing away out of the cruise capital of the world; PortMiami in Miami, Florida.
Have you sailed on a Disney Cruise? One of our favorite things about sailing aboard a Disney ship is you and your family get to experience all the magic of a Disney park - but without the crowds or lines! Also a little fun fact about Disney Cruise line is it has up to four captains aboard their vessels; the ship’s captain, Captain Mickey, Captain Hook and Captain Jack Sparrow. But move over boys and make room for a new captain – Captain Minnie Mouse!
Cruise vacations are so much fun and they are the best value for your vacation dollars for sure. People take cruises to mark milestones in their lives like birthdays and anniversaries. Some people even get married aboard a cruise ship! But did you know you can send a birthday, anniversary or even a Bon Voyage gift to someone who is sailing on a cruise ship. Cruise lines make it really simple to purchase gift cards, onboard credit, spa certificates, wine, food and even decorating inside their cabin for you! All of this is done before they sail and when they arrive in their room they will have the gift and a nice card wishing them well and letting them know who has sent the thoughtful gift. It is simple to purchase a Bon Voyage gift for someone sailing on a cruise. Make sure and order at least a week before they are to set sail by visiting the cruise line website and purchase the gift you want, fill out the card as you want it to read and send it to the cruise line to have it waiting for the cruisers when they board!
Do you believe in Magic....Disney Magic that is? Well, we do and we also love the Disney Magic Cruise Ship too. We set sail on the Disney Magic last fall for Canada and had a blast; funny thing was we had no children and no grandchildren on this cruise with us - just hubby and I. Know matter who you sail with Disney know hows to make it special so let’s sail on Disney’s Magic Cruise Ship....Well at least virtually today.
Going on a cruise is one experience everyone must enjoy at least once in their lives. It’s a great way to visit beautiful places which remind you of how breath-taking the world really is, not to mention you get to meet exciting people and have amazing adventures across the globe. A cruise is an amazing value when you have your room, food, entertainment and so much more included. That is why we believe bucket lists need cruise itineraries on them. We want to tell you just a few of our bucket list cruise destinations and why we love them.
Before your vacation begins is the time to set things in order. One important aspect of your vacation is travel protection insurance. Another is a great travel app to help you find important locations around you as well as a language translator. Allianz Insurance has a must-have app to help your vacation go smoothly. But do you really need travel insurance and how does it work? Today we are talking travel protection and why it is so vital...
So, you are ready to take a cruise, but what type of accommodations are there on a cruise ship and what is best for your vacation? This can be a daunting question not just for the novice cruiser but even for those who are seasoned cruisers. Picking the best cabin for your cruise is very important. There are questions to consider; what is important to you? Do you want to stay in your cabin for most of the cruise or do you want to just sleep and shower and come back at the crack of dawn? There are categories and cabin types and perks and....As your trusted travel advisors we are here to spell it out for you.
If you enjoy your travels to be adventurous, you may be thinking of giving the idea of a cruise a pass. You couldn’t be more wrong. Apart from providing you a wonderful opportunity to soak in your travel, cruise journeys can hold their fair share of adventure and surprise. Rest assured, you won’t be bored. Here are some reasons you should book that cruise trip at least once in your life
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