Archive for October, 2011
I came across this photo in my Facebook stream the other day. It has been posted by a friend of mine who had shared it from a page known as “Always Grow Personally.” It begs the question of “Are you an ‘Oh well’ or a ‘What if’ type of person?” My apologies in advance if what I am about to write offends you. I can never know if this subject has touched you recently. We all deal with what comes next in different ways.
Rina has been downgraded to a Tropical Depression and looks like it is circling back on itself. She is still having an impact on cruises into next week.
As of 2 p.m., Friday October 28, 2011, the following cruise lines have announced a change in itineraries:
CELEBRITY CRUISE LINE
Celebrity Millennium will now call to Key West, Florida, on Friday, from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., so that guests may have more time to enjoy the port of call. The ship will spend Saturday, October 29, at sea, instead of calling to Cozumel, Mexico. On Sunday, October 30, the ship will call on Nassau, Bahamas, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and return to the Port of Miami, on Monday, as scheduled.
I have written about picking the right vacation; what to do while on vacation; what to expect while you are expecting to take a vacation, but I thought you might like these seven tips to remember before you take a vacation!
- Notify your credit card company(ies) of your dates of travel and the places you will be visiting. Did you know a bunch of purchases even in a different state all at once can trigger a fraud alert? I once drove a Rental truck pulling a trailer with my truck on it and had to fill the tank every 2-3 hours. Multiple gas station visits in a day triggered an alert.
You want to find a cruise at a cheap price so you decided to call a travel professional. However, should you plan a vacation on price alone? Pricing is important, but you should never let it drive your planning process. Have you ever walked into a restaurant and declined seeing a menu and said “Just bring me the cheapest dish on the menu?”
Even with a universe of online cruise, tour and other travel information at your fingertips, using the services of a travel agent makes good sense – and can save time and money, too.You will find that most professional travel consultants have a heart of an educator. Travel agents are not selling a transaction, we are making sure you buy an experience that is right for you.