Although Cuba is so close to the United States, it is like visiting time past. We had no idea that we would be experiencing one of the most wonderful Islands in the Caribbean! First we had a night at the Hyatt Regency Coral Gables, Florida so that we would be provided with all the necessary information required for the experience of a lifetime.
I recently had the pleasure of participating in the Christening cruise of Avalon’s newest Suite Ship, PASSION.
Our group of agents and industry professionals met in Vienna on Saturday, April 9th at the Intercontinental Hotel to begin our tour which included a performance by the Lippizan stallions and a private tour of the stables at the Spanish Riding School.The performance hall is magnificent and we enjoyed watching the horses performvarious routines showcasing their various talents.The Lippizans are born black and turn white with age, and those that retain their black coats are considered lucky charms.The performance was magical and I highly recommend anyone visiting Vienna to include this in your tour plans.
This year I decided to take an Avalon river cruise to relax. I’ve taken many river cruises with Avalon before and loved it every time. The Romantic Rhine itinerary I went on starts in Amsterdam and ends in Basel for a total of 7 nights aboard the Tranquility II.
Vietnam and Cambodia have been on my bucket list for a while therefore last December I decided to take the “Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong River” cruise with my husband. We took two cruises with Avalon few years ago and we loved them so much that we decided to book another one. This land / river package starts in Ho Chi Minh and ends in Siem Reap with 7 days aboard the Avalon Siem Reap; however, we have also added Hanoi and Ha Long Bay extension.
Article and images provided by: Our travelers, Tom and Kathy, April 2016
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The Carnival Miracle sails out of Long Beach, California on Mexican Riviera and Hawaii cruises. She will continue to do so through 2017, and then Carnival plans on repositioning her to China. The following is an article about our cruise dated February 27 to March 5, 2016.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises® is recognized as one of the world’s premier luxury lines with features such as 6-star, all-suite, all-balcony ships and superior space and service ratios. However, even more compelling than the quality of their ships is the adventurous spirit of RSSC – the imaginative itineraries, unique shore excursions and land tours, and the other innovative services they offer discerning guests. Read more to learn about the differences and details that make Regent a special cruise provider.
AffordableTours.com is very fortunate to be working with some of the brightest people in the travel industry. A lot of these people are are partners that we work with. When I saw this article from Gavin Tollman – of Travcorp fame – on his blog regarding the refugee migration in Europe, I knew I had to share it with all of our readers. What do you think about it?
One of the reasons I’m proud to be part of the Travel and Tourism industry is the role we play in connecting people, as one global community. Our industry builds interest, curiosity, understanding, appreciation and affection among diverse cultures, people and places worldwide. Through travel, we learn about others – how they live and dream – and we discover similarities and new qualities in diversity.
In 2015, more than 1.18 billion people crossed an international border. Each person ventured out to find new places and possibilities and hopefully returned home enriched by the experience.