Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Experience Alaska Land+Sea Journey with Holland America Line

Is the Last Frontier first on your bucket list? From glistening glaciers, blooming sunflowers and wildlife galore… Alaska is a truly remarkable and breathtaking destination and with Holland America Line Land+Sea Journey you experience the best of both worlds cruising the coastline and traveling by rail further into Alaska to experience the Denali National Park.

Your vacation starts in Vancouver as you come on board one of the luxury mid-size ships Holland America Line cruises along the coastline of Alaska. Day 2 takes you through the inside passage – Come up to the top deck or step out on your balcony to look for bald eagles, sea lions, porpoises and whales roaming through their natural habitats. Next stop is Ketchikan – known as Alaska’s first city and the salmon capital of the world. On Day 4 of your seven day cruise you will see Juneau, the capital of Alaska. Juneau is only reachable by boat or seaplane. An incredible excursion in Juneau is the catamaran cruise into Auke Bay to watch the humpback whales cavorting in their summer playgrounds. Skagway is just above Juneau in the Alaska Panhandle. A popular excursion in Skagway is the helicopter ride up to Meade Glacier. Your final destination on your seven day cruise is the Glacier Bay National Park. You will spend an entire day cruising past mountain peaks, ice-sculptured fjords, an abundance of marine wildlife and massive tidewater glaciers. Day 7 – your final day on-board the ship and you are cruising through the sea to arrive in Anchorage to start your land portion up to Denali.

“All Aboard!” Come on board the glass-domed McKinley Explorer® or the historic White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad for panoramic views along your ride from Anchorage up to Denali. Experience breathtaking views of North America’s tallest mountain, Mt. McKinley – formerly known as Denali Mountain. Be on the lookout for wildlife roaming the terrain from grizzlies and moose to caribou and wolves. Once you arrive in Denali you will board Holland America’s luxury motor coach with wide leather seats and plenty of legroom transferring you from Denali up to Fairbanks for your departure back home.

Holland America Line has so much to offer their guests… Elegant and sophisticated cuisine and dining options, warm and genuine service, elegant and spacious staterooms and exhilarating experiences. Your vacation experience to Alaska will provide you with experiences and memories you will cherish forever.

 “Travel: It leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battutakare

Friday, November 13, 2015

Set Sail on a Family Adventure

Set Sail on a Family Adventure!

Take your next family vacation out to sea with Royal Caribbean! With over 23 ships sailing all over the world… Royal Caribbean has the perfect ship for everyone where you can experience top-notch dining options, family activities, Broadway-style entertainment, enhanced technology, new and renovated staterooms and more of the little details that make the difference between a good vacation and a WOW vacation.

Explore 272 destinations in 77 different countries on 6 continents with Royal Caribbean Cruise Line. Popular ports in the Caribbean include the Bahamas, Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Aruba, Grenada, St. Lucia, Barbados, Bermuda and Royal Caribbean’s two privately owned islands CocoCay in the Bahamas and Labadee in Haiti. Available only to Royal Caribbean guests, CocoCay offers sugar-white beaches and beautiful azure waters perfect for a fun day at the beach! Take to the skies on an exhilarating parasailing adventure 400 feet above sea or dive in and snorkel or scuba dive to discover a colorful underwater world. Enjoy a Pina Colada in a hammock or take in some rays and float your cares away! Get adventurous on the ultimate playground in Labadee, Haiti! Bounce, climb and rock ‘n’ roll on the in-water slides and trampolines at the Aqua Park. Soar over 500 feet above the beaches on the longest over water zip line in the Caribbean. Take an exhilarating ride and slide down the brand new water slide and experience the thrill of an alpine coaster ride down a gorgeous mountainside.  Whether you are seeking adventure, looking to relax or want to check out the must-sees there is an excursion perfect for you! From sightseeing and snorkeling to boating and biking, hiking and history, the options are limitless.

Experience life on-board. Innovation has guided Royal Caribbean to build ships that are destinations unto themselves where you can see, do and savor more. The on-board entertainment is top notch and the kids will love every minute! Take advantage of the complimentary kids and teen’s clubs available for kids ages 3 – 17 years old where the kids can hang out with others their age and take part in a variety of activities from rock wall climbing competitions and talent shows to movies and pool parties at night. Royal Caribbean knows how to make the difference between a good vacation and a WOW vacation with on board WOWs. Each ship offers its own unique entertainment from Central Park and a Boardwalk with a Carousel to flow rider surf simulator and the H2O Zone family water park. On board you will also find a rock climbing wall, a skydiving simulator, ice skating rink, Vegas style casino and Broadway-style entertainment including Mamma Mia!, Chicago, CATS, and Saturday Night Fever.

From cupcakes to California rolls, finger foods to five-course meals… Royal Caribbean offers a journey of culinary discovery. Once on board you are free to explore many complimentary dining options and specialty restaurants that are rich in flavor and ambiance. The commitment to a groundbreaking on board experience extends to the kitchen of every ship, where fresh, flavorful dishes are always evolving, and keeping pace with the ever-changing tastes of guests. On board you will enjoy distinctive cuisine, quality ingredients and unparalleled service.

Friday, August 21, 2015

The River Cruise Difference

Oceans take you to countries; rivers take you through them.”

Cruise on a new level when you travel with AmaWaterways on a scenic and relaxing river cruise winding through some of the most remarkable waterways in the world. Offering supreme comfort and convenience, this cruise line takes you through magnificent cities, historic villages and rare treasures! As your ship docks in the heart of the town, stroll ashore for excursions already included or set off to explore the town as a local. There are so many reasons to travel through Europe by river cruise with AmaWaterways.

1. Unpack Once and Get Comfortable on Your Luxury River Cruise

Relax, set out on a beautiful new adventure watching the scenery pass by from your balcony as you leisurely sail to your next destination. AmaWaterways vessels provide the amenities of first-class hotels, making your adventure through the scenic waterways of several towns and villages a first-class journey!

 2. Dock in the Heart of Historic Cities & Towns

Embrace the culture of each new city, town or village you wake up in with the ease of access to sample local culture and favorite past times. As you dock only steps away from local markets, museums and famous landmarks, simply walk off the ship and start experiencing a new destination!

3. Discover the World’s Most Scenic Waterways

These rivers and waterways you are traveling on were the original highways used between great cities built along the waters edge. Cruise along some of Europe’s oldest cities on the world’s most beautiful waterways. Along your journey you will see rolling, hilltop castles and long-standing cities. Don’t miss out on the vibrant locales located on these waterways that aren’t accessible by sea or that can take hours to reach by motor coach. Experience these towns on more of a personal level, learn about the city you are visiting and embrace the culture and traditions of the town.

4. Intimate Environment & Inclusive Value

You won’t be traveling with your 5,000 closest friends on this cruise! With AmaWaterways you are one of only 150 passengers on board these stunning ships. With fewer passengers, you won’t experience congested viewing areas, long lines, or crowded meal settings. Instead you will be off the ship and enjoying the destination quickly, smaller tour groups, and intimate meals. At dinner an open-seating arrangement creates a warm and personal atmosphere accentuated by impeccable cuisine, free-flowing hand selected European Wines, and 5-star service. Champagne at breakfast, complimentary bicycles to tour each destination, free Wi-Fi, sight-seeing excursions, live-cultural entertainment on-board… It’s all included with AmaWaterways!

5. A River Cruise is a Smooth and Relaxing Way to Cruise

You can leave your fears of motion sickness at home as you travel with ease along soft-flowing river waters. Relax and be pampered with decadent spa services on-board. Dance and move along to live music in the lounge. And a fresh river breeze with unforgettable, ever-changing scenery makes the deck an inviting place to sit back and relax as you enjoy the luxuries on-board and the panoramic views.  Embark on an adventure and create memories you will cherish for a lifetime when traveling with AmaWaterways.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Family Vacations are Better at Beaches!!

Book your next family vacation at one of the most popular family resorts in the Caribbean. Beaches includes 3 resorts located in Jamaica and Turks & Caicos, offering more quality inclusions than any other resorts on the planet!

You may ask, what’s included in your stay at Beaches? There is literally something for everyone from young children to parents and grandparents making Beaches the perfect getaway for the entire family. When you book a vacation at one of these resorts you can rest assured you will arrive to luxurious accommodations and personalized service, great entertainment, gourmet dining and top-shelf drinks at multiple restaurants and bars located on property. Relax on some of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean or get adventurous and explore the underwater world with scuba diving and snorkeling excursions. For younger kids, Beaches features large waterparks at each resort, kids programs and live shows featuring Sesame Street characters. Entertainment for teens includes beach parties and bonfires, themed nights and teen clubs, game rooms and arcades. Adults can enjoy swim-up bars, cocktail parties, night clubs and live music. Be sure to take advantage of the wide array of watersports offered at each resort, Beaches is the ONLY resort to offer both non-motorized and motorized watersports. You will never be bored at Beaches!!

Beaches Turks & Caicos is set on the famous Grace Bay Beach on the gorgeous island of Turks & Caicos. There are four different villages to best fit your family’s wants, the French, the Caribbean, the Italian and the Key West Village. The Key West Village recently added 150 guest rooms that give you the choice of a 4 to 5 bedroom villa or a 1 to 2 bedroom suite to accommodate your entire family all together. The resort features a 45,000 square foot waterpark, 3 new pools and 3 new restaurants have recently been added offering you 20 restaurants now to choose from when staying at Beaches Turks & Caicos.

In Jamaica there are two Beaches resorts, Beaches Negril & Beaches Ocho Rios. Undergoing recent renovations, Beaches Ocho Rios is unveiling a new look and new experiences for guests. Nestled among lush greenery and the beautiful blue Caribbean Sea lies a fantastic family friendly all-inclusive resort featuring an 18,000 square feet waterpark, six restaurants and a nearby golf course all included in your stay at Beaches Ocho Rios! Beaches Negril is located on a stunning 7-mile stretch of pure paradise featuring beachside pools, restaurants and bars. The latest waterpark expansion includes 18,000 square feet of waterslides, zero entry pools and a lazy river! Enjoy gourmet cuisine at 9 restaurants featuring a variety of flavors from Italian and French to Bar-B-Q and sushi. A brand new MasterCraft ski boat at the resort will provide guests a thrill seeking adventure while water skiing and wake boarding on the calm waters of the Caribbean. If you’re looking for the ultimate relaxing vacation with as much or as little to do as you please, Beaches Negril is the place for you!