Archive for March, 2010
The question I get asked most often in this age of easy access to immediate information is “why should I use a travel agent?” I have addressed part of this question once before, but I wanted to share my experience with a couple recent clients.
I have talked a bit about this secret value in the cruise world before but as cruise ship repositioning season is at hand; I figured it couldn’t hurt to share some thoughts with you again. This may be obvious, but cruise ships are mobile. It is one of the many differences they have versus a land based resorts. However, just as each region on earth has a season, there is also a cruise ship season. You cannot go skiing in Colorado in the middle of the summer, and you cannot take an Alaska cruise in the dead of winter.
There has been a lot of media attention on “sick ships” as of late, and we wanted to give you some facts about Norovirus and cruising:
The overall frequency of norovirus on cruise ships remains about the same as in other areas where close contact occurs.
- Norovirus outbreaks occur more often where there are more people in a small area, such as nursing homes, schools, restaurants, and cruise ships.
- The cruise industry is under increased scrutiny as Health officials track illness specifically on cruise ships. Therefore, outbreaks are found and reported more quickly on a cruise ship than on land.
You probably think I am crazy to be in the business of selling cruises to title a blog entry, “Nobody needs a cruise”. However, I am a realist and know that title and statement are completely true. However, I do happen to believe in a few other fundamental truths as well:
Are you planning travel outside the United States? Have you been delaying obtaining or renewing your passport? We wanted to let you know that March 27th has been designated as National Passport Day in the US. There is more information included at the following link, to located a passport acceptance office near you that will be participating.