It’s here- your first cruise! All the excitement and anticipation of your dream vacation means that you have planned excursions, booked a massage session, or simply bought a new beach tote. Finally, all your well-laid plans come together on the day you board and start your cruise, which is embarkation day. Yet the minute you see the ship in the distance when you enter the port, stress can set in. Here’s a quick rundown about what to expect on embarkation day and how to help mitigate all those pre-cruise jitters.Continue reading
The promise of whale watching, glaciers, and astounding natural beauty are just some of the many things to experience and see on an Alaska cruise. When it comes time to book, it can get a little tricky trying to decide when to go, along with all the other decision you have to make. Alaska cruises run from May to September, and what you see and do can be impacted by the date in which you choose to take your vacation. Here’s a handy little guide to help you decide on the best time to cruise to Alaska.Continue reading
By: Levon Smith, Travel Consultant
During the search for my family cruise I looked at the Carnival Vista every day. Then something spectacular came about with MSC, they had a new ship, the MSC Seaside being built that would challenge the Vista completely. I looked that ship up and immediately became attached. This is the most diverse cruise line and that I appreciated that the most. Not to mention the rates weren’t too bad either. Kids really sail FREE. That was amazing! Due to the Seaside’s large stature, there was limited movement and I didn’t hear not one guest complain about motion sickness.Continue reading
By: Luis M. Herrera, Senior Travel Consultant and CTC
I never thought I’d visit South Africa due to its complex history of Apartheid but the opportunity came up and I’m so grateful that it did. South Africa taught me what it means to be resilient and the power of forgiveness. I visited South Africa and Zimbabwe on a Cosmos 17 day tour called South Africa: From the Cape to Kruger with Victoria Falls extension. This is a fairly new program offered by Cosmos and designed to hit all the major sites one would want to visit. Our group size was 22 guests total which made for a very nice experience.
Azamara Club Cruises is all about bringing its guests on authentic and immersive voyages all around the world. One way they deliver an incredible cruise experience for their travelers is through their exclusive concept of AzAmazing Evenings. On most itineraries, travelers get to enjoy the destinations at an included, unique event, just for Azamara guests. Private excursions with Azamara are designed specifically to deliver authentic experiences that bring travelers closer to a place, and immerse you in its culture and people.Continue reading