Monday, November 11, 2019

Salute to Veterans

 

Veterans Day 2019

First and foremost, Today is the annual observance of Veteran's Day, a day set aside to honor the nation's veterans.  

Every day we go about our business, and I suspect most of us take our freedom for granted.   It isn't because we aren't caring people, but instead perhaps because we just don't think about it.  So I ask you today to take a moment to reflect on the veterans, living and deceased, for without whose service we wouldn't be the free nation we are today.

We could never thank our military men and women enough for their courageous service and sacrifice to our country and its people. Yet today we lift up our voices to express gratefulness and honor to these military troops both from the past and present.


 THANK YOU FROM 

A GRATEFUL NATION 

Many cruise lines recognize our troops with special rates.  Be sure to mention your military service when contacting us so that we can see if there are any rates that you qualify for.  We would be honored to help you plan some R & R. Please note that these rates require documentation of eligibility, which we can help you with.


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Saturday, November 9, 2019

Travel Thru Time With 1977 on Ice


Symphony of the Seas
Thrilling Adventure on Ice

The time-traveling hero Tempus is on a new adventure in 1977 aboard Symphony of the Seas. Her Majesty’s Crown Jewels have been stolen on the eve of her Silver Jubilee by a mysterious jewel thief with special powers of his own. And the clock is ticking. Luckily, time is always on Tempus’ side.

This included show kicks off with dozens of choreographed, light-emitting drones dancing above the ice and features stunning visual effects that make the ice appear to transform before your eyes. 


1977 Ice Show Playlist (click here)


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Sunday, November 3, 2019

There's a Place Where Only the Bold Venture

Do You Dare Take the Plunge?
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During our conference cruise on Harmony of the Seas in 2017, my son dared me to take the plunge into the Ultimate Abyss.  I accepted the challenge to Step Over the Edge and plummet 10 stories to the Boardwalk.

This year, at our 2019 Dare Conference on its sister ship, Symphony of the Seas, we were challenged to get out of our comfort zone and complete one or more dares.  I accepted the challenge once again, but this time it was for a good cause.   The Ultimate Abyss is a free attraction on Symphony, but our Cruises Inc., Cruise One, and Dream Vacations group reserved time for exclusive use of the slide.  Anyone wishing to take the plunge contributed $20 to Make A Wish.

Our Make a Wish goal for the conference was $120,000.  I'm happy to report that we exceeded that goal raising $136,000 during our one week conference.   There were several activities besides the Abyss which generated the money towards our goal.

There’s a place where only the bold venture and only the bravest return. Step to the edge. Peer into the darkness. Listen to the call of the unknown. There's no turning back once you take the plunge. Plummet 10 stories into the mysteries of the deep on the tallest slide at sea. Are you brave enough— or will you become a permanent resident of the Ultimate Abyss?



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Saturday, November 2, 2019

Dare to Dream on Symphony of the Seas

We've been cruising for decades and can't recall a more emotional production at sea than Flight Dare to Dream presented on Symphony of the Seas.  What was even more special was that our conference theme was Dare based on our company's motto "Deliver a Remarkable Experience".   Royal Caribbean does just that in this amazing production show.

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At our opening session, the cast performed two segments from the finale of the show.  In the first segment, they went through history with an in memoriam tribute to those who made contributions to the advancement of flight.   In the second final segment, Orville Wright flies over the audience in a very emotional scene.  Thank you to the cast of Flight for this private performance.

Fabulous Entertainment is a hallmark of Royal Caribbean cruises.  With their own production company, they are in complete control of the performance from inception through the weekly performances on board their ships.   They spare no expense in creating a remarkable experience for their guests.   Performances like Flight Dare to Dream are included in the price of your cruise.   Just imagine what a similar show would cost you and your family on land.   The following video gives you a glimpse of the making of the show and what you can expect on board Symphony of the Seas.

Whatever your travel dreams, we encourage you to Dare to fulfill them.  As professional travel advisors, we can provide you with the knowledge needed to make an informed decision on the right  travel options for you and your companions.   We've gotten lots of updated industry information at our conference, and we'd love to share our personal experiences with you.   We are just a phone call or email away.   Explore our blog and other social media for some inspiration.


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