Saturday, October 31, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Images and Logos Courtesy Disney Cruise Line © Disney
The Disney Dream will have 14 decks with 1,250 staterooms which can comfortably accomodate 4,000 guests. It will weigh in at 128,000 tons and have a length of 1,115 feet (more than three football fields).
The ship continues the traditional style of the first two ships in the fleet which were modeled after ships sailing in the early 20th century - known as the golden age of cruising.
Walt Disney had a dream...
How fitting it is for this new ship to bear that name. Walt would be very proud of the Disney Imagineering team that have designed a classic ship with true Disney flare. As I viewed the images on the Disney Travel Agent site, I was certain that this new ship will bring many dreams to reality in the years ahead.
Only one of a kind ...
When you think of Disney, what comes to mind? If you are even a slight Disney fan, you'll have no problem answering that question. Of course, it's Family fun.
What could be more fun than riding the only Water Coaster at Sea? The AquaDuck pictured above (courtesy of Walt Disney Imagineering Concept Art) is a 765-foot long water attraction that takes guests on a magical ride around the top deck, through one of the ship's funnels, and down a full four-deck drop. Now that's a water ride!!
A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes ...
My biggest joy is helping make dreams come true every day... I'm certain that the Disney Dream will make dreams come true once she begins sailing to the Caribbean and Bahamas in 2011.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
OASIS of the SEAS
VIDEO: Oasis of Seas Officially Turned over to Royal Caribbean International
Monday, October 26, 2009
I am happy to offer the following exclusive offers to my blog readers and clients. Now is the time to get away and use those vacation hours that have piled up all year long. Don't lose any hours - take a cruise vacation.
I'd like to call your attention to the Oasis of the Seas sail in particular - December sailings including 2 Holiday Dates!
LIBERTY OF THE SEAS
Book a 7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise aboard the Liberty of the Seas by October 26th and receive $50 Onboard Credit, a Coupon Booklet & 15% Off Shore Excursions Learn more about Liberty of the Seas and applicable sail dates.
OASIS OF THE SEAS
Book a 7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise aboard the Oasis of the Seas by November 2nd and receive $100 Onboard Credit Learn more about Oasis of the Seas and applicable sail dates.
Book an Oceanview or higher and we'll take an EXTRA $50, $100, or $200 OFF the total price. Hurry - offer ends November 4th! Learn more about sailings that are up to $200 Off and applicable sail dates.
Click on one of the special offers for more details. Call or email me today - don't delay as inventory is very limited.
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Tuesday, October 20, 2009
CENTRAL NORTH PACIFIC
NOTE: Hurricane Rick whcih we were tracking has also dissipated - there were been itinerary changes issued for that storm. <Follow Hurricane Rick - (click here)>
UPDATE: 500 PM HST MON OCT 26 2009... NEKI DISSIPATING AS IT ACCELERATES INTO THE NORTH PACIFIC...
THE REMNANTS OF NEKI WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE RAPIDLY NORTH-NORTHEAST OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 35 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS. WEAKENING IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE UNTIL DISSIPATION TONIGHT.
NO FURTHER UPDATES WILL BE PROVIDED ON THIS STORM
Live Cruise Ship and Ocean Liner Tracking:
Friday, October 16, 2009
We are also tracking HURRICANE RICK ... CLICK HERE
TYPHOON "RAMIL" (Lupit)
If necessary, ship advisories will be posted in this blog post. For anyone traveling in the Western Pacific Ocean, we suggest that you closely monitor this tropical storm.
UPDATE: 5:00 a.m., Wednesday, 21 October 2009... TYPHOON LUPIT has maintained its strength as it continues to move towards Northern Luzon.
Chart Converting Zulu Time to Local Time
Example: 301500Z = 11:00 AM EDT on the 30th
This severe storm will be monitored until it is no longer a threat.
Our next destination in our series on Where in the World does Celebrity Cruise in 2010/2011 is Alaska. Few destinations invoke vivid images simply by their mention. Alaska is one of those that does.
What do you think about when you hear "Alaska"? Perhaps you envision calving glaciers, snow-capped mountains, eagles soaring overhead, whales breaching feet away from you, a mother bear and her cub coming out of the woods, or a moose standing in your path. How about bright sunshine at 10 PM or clear blue skies that forms the canvas for multi-colored wildflowers blooming in the nearby fields? You might be thinking about salmon running upstream or the fisherman on boats nearby.
These are but a few of the images of Alaska that you can view from the comfort of your railway car or cruise ship balcony on a Celebrity Cruisetour. The memories of the splendor of Alaska will stay with you for the rest of your life. Celebrity Cruises makes it possible for you to easily explore the Alaska of your dreams on a fully escorted Cruisetour. Combine that with the ship itinierary that interests you and you have the perfect formula for a worry free Alaskan adventure.
When do you want to go?
Departing Fridays from Vancouver
Sail dates: May 14, 28; June 11, 25; July 9, 23; August 6, 20; September 3, 2010
Vancouver, British Columbia • Inside Passage (cruising) • Ketchikan, Alaska • Icy Strait Point, Alaska • Juneau, Alaska • Skagway, Alaska • Hubbard Glacier (cruising) • Seward, Alaska
2010 Southbound Alaska Cruisetours
Departing Fridays from Seward
Sail dates: May 21; June 4, 18; July 2, 16, 30; August 13, 27; September 10, 2010
Seward, Alaska • Hubbard Glacier (cruising) • Juneau, Alaska • Skagway, Alaska • Icy Strait Point, Alaska • Ketchikan, Alaska • Inside Passage (cruising) • Vancouver, British Columbia
7 Night Alaska Hubbard Glacier Cruise
05/30/10, 06/06/10, 06/13/10, 06/20/10,
06/27/10, 07/04/10, 07/11/10, 07/18/10,
07/25/10, 08/01/10, 08/08/10, 08/15/10,
08/22/10, 08/29/10, 09/05/10, 09/12/10
7 Night Alaska Tracy Arm Fjord Cruise
05/21/10, 05/28/10, 06/04/10, 06/11/10,
06/18/10, 06/25/10, 07/02/10, 07/09/10,
07/16/10, 07/23/10, 07/30/10, 08/06/10,
08/13/10, 08/20/10, 08/27/10,
09/03/10, 09/10/10, 09/17/10
7 Night Northbound Alaska Cruise
05/14/10, 05/28/10, 06/11/10, 06/25/10, 07/09/10,
07/23/10, 08/06/10, 08/20/10, 09/03/10
7 Night Southbound Alaska Cruise
05/21/10, 06/04/10, 06/18/10, 07/02/10, 07/16/10,
07/30/10, 08/13/10, 08/27/10, 09/10/10
Go beyond the coastline with a Celebrity Cruisetour and surround yourself in abundant splendor onboard the Celebrity Millennium®.
Ask about Celebrity 3 to 7 Night Alaska Cruisetours
Fairbanks • Denali • Talkeetna • Anchorage • Alyeska
Let us help YOU plan YOUR CELBRITY CRUISETOUR to ALASKA for 2010
Thursday, October 15, 2009
RICK BECOMES THE SEVENTH HURRICANE
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<CARNIVAL> TROPICAL UPDATE
October 20, 2009 – 11:00 am
We are closely monitoring Hurricane Rick which has developed off the west coast of Mexico. This storm is forecast to make landfall on the southern tip of Baja California on Wednesday
Due to the location of this storm, the following are the itinerary plans for the Carnival Splendor and Carnival Spirit departures today (October 18, 2009):
Carnival Splendor – The ship will visit Ensenada on Monday, Puerta Vallarta on Thursday and Cabo San Lucas on Friday.
Carnival Spirit – The ship will operate the scheduled itinerary.
Our highly trained officers and crew will do everything possible to minimize the impact to the cruise experience for our guests. The ships will navigate at a safe distance from the storm at all times. Carnival’s number one priority is the safety of our guests and crew.
This information will be updated if any additional changes are required.
<Royal Caribbean> Tropical Weather Update
October 19, 200912:00 p.m. E.S.T
Royal Caribbean International continues to closely monitor the itinerary of Radiance of the Seas due to Hurricane Rick, and will update this information again today, October 19 at 6:00 p.m. E.S.T.
Radiance of the Seas is scheduled to depart San Diego, California, today. According to the most recent weather forecasts, the ship will be able to depart on time and head south to Ensenada, Mexico.
However, it is too early to know if the storm track will permit the ship to continue to visit Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, on Thursday. Should the ship be unable to visit Cabo San Lucas, an alternate itinerary has been arranged, in which guests would visit Ensenada, Mexico, Los Angeles and Catalina Island, California.
Cruise lines will do everything to keep passengers and crew safe. A cruise is rarely cancelled because of weather, even hurricanes. The cruise lines monitor progress of any storms both in their main offices and onboard the vessels. They work closely with the various weather services, such as NOAA and NHC, to make determinations about itinerary deviations.
Continue to watch this post, I will provide updates as conditions change. If you are on a cruise this week in the area, be sure to monitor the storm closely.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
OFFICIAL WLCN SALE
Starting Oct. 14, 2009
As mentioned in previous posts, there are a number of special offers throughout the month. I'd like to call attention to the following offers which are valid after this week.
NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE
Booking Window: Oct 13 - 20
$100 per person discount on most 2009 and 2010 departures
Booking Window: Oct 14 to Nov 7
REGENT SEVEN SEAS CRUISES
$100 per person shipboard credit
Booking Window: Oct 14 to Nov 14
DISNEY CRUISE LINE
7-Night Cruises or Longer Itineraries
$100 onboard credit for cruises sailing Jan. 9, 2010 - Dec. 18, 2010
3-4- and 5-Night Bahamian Cruises
$50 onboard credit for cruises sailing Jan. 3, 2010 - Dec. 19, 2010
Booking Window: Oct 14 to Oct 28
$50 per cabin onboard credit
Valid for Caribbean and Europe sailings through December 2010.
Booking Window: Oct 14 to Oct 31
Savings of $100 per person (max $200 per suite double occupancy) per booking (not per voyage for combination cruises)
Booking Window: Oct 14 to Nov 14
Onboard credits: Inside cabin will receive $ 25 pp (max $ 50 per cabin), Oceanview cabin will receive $ 50 pp (max 100 per cabin), Balcony and Suite stateroom will receive $ 100 pp (max $ 200 per cabin).
Booking Window: Oct 14 to Oct 24
All offers are for New Bookings ONLY and may have additional Terms and Conditions.
OFFICIAL WLCN SALE
OCT. 14-16, 2009
As mentioned in previous posts, there are a number of special offers throughout the month. I'd like to call attention to the following offers which are only valid thru October 16th.
Onboard Credit 2010 Europe sailings
$300 OBC per stateroom for Verandas only
$500 OBC per stateroom for Suites only
$50 Onboard Credit per stateroom for 3-5 nights
$100 Onboard Credit per stateroom for 6-8 nights
$200 Onboard Credit per stateroom for 9 nights plus
HOLLAND AMERICA CRUISE LINE
3-Day Sale (call for details)
ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISE LINE
Book an Oceanview or above and get up to $100 Onboard Credit
All offers are for New Bookings ONLY and may have additional Terms and Conditions.
Be a part of this historic event ... View cruise line videos, learn about cruising, take advantage of special offers ... Some offers are only VALID TODAY.... Other offers are VALID for several days or ALL MONTH
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Carnival Corporation hosts On Deck for the Cure which is available on 14 ships. This innovative fundraising initiative benefits Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Each participant receives a T-Shirt and pink wrist band to signify their participation in this walk / donation program. Get a little exercise and donate to a worthy foundation.
On your next Carnival cruise, make sure to check out this fundraising event.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
It's a short boat ride from the pier to Blue Lagoon. On the way to the private island, the boat passes Atlantis resort and many expensive homes. There are plenty of photo opportunities along the way for capturing the beautiful turquoise waters of the Bahamas.
After arriving we found a location with several hammocks and picnic tables and put our bags down on one of the tables. It was time to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings, catch some rays and enjoy the various water sports.
I'll leave you with that image for now. When I return from our cruise, I'll tell you more about our stay and include some pictures.
Meanwhile, I suggest you take a look at my website for Carnival Pride itineraries out of Batlimore. This is the perfect vacation for families, especially those that live near Baltimore.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Carnival Pride sails out of Baltimore for a fun filled 7 night cruise to Port Canaveral and the Bahamas. This is a perfect get away especially for families on the East Coast of the United States. It is within driving distance from many cities and a great way to relax with your family without having to fly to your destination.
More about this itininerary in detail when I return to the office - complete with pictures of course. (CLICK HERE FOR CARNIVAL PRIDE ITINERARIES)
In addition to Carnival Cruise Lines executives, there are executives from many of the cruise lines onboard with us all week. We are learning about exciting changes each company will be introducing or have already introduced. I'll be sharing information about this in future columns.
I'll have to keep this short since I'm off to lunch and then more meetings. Now is the time to plan your next cruise vacation. There are some amazing offers available this month for National Cruise Vacation month, so send me an email to start your planning.
Monday, October 5, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Cash Back up to $100 per stateroom on Select 5 & 6 Day sailings.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Join our Virtual Cruise Night Starting October 1st. While October 14th is the annual Worlds Largest Cruise Night major event, as a reader of my blog you have the opportunity to participate at your leisure throughout the entire month of October.
CLICK HERE FOR VIRTUAL CRUISE NIGHT VIDEOS & OFFERS