Archive for the ‘all inclusive’ Category
“Chuck, can a cruise be a all-inclusive vacation?” a prospective client asked me the other day. I replied that it could, but honestly it depended on what she considered as being all-inclusive. For most clients, they will find that a cruise is not an all-inclusive vacation. They choose to drink those beverages beyond coffee, water, tea, juice and milk. They like to enjoy a few relaxing hours in the spa. They choose to take one of the ship’s excursions when in port. They also have gratuities to consider which add about $12 per person per day to the final bill (unless pre-paid in advance.)
I am going to type something very radical in this space. More than like it will go against your current belief of what you expect a travel agent to tell you. Ready? You will not save the most money using my services to book your next cruise or dream vacation. Most often I am not going to find you the cheapest price, the best deal or the lowest cost for your vacation.
Over the past few years we have been sharing the benefits and our personal joy of a cruise vacation. However, did you know we recommend land vacations too?
We know that not everyone we come into contact wants to cruise all the time. We even have some clients who are not ready to take a cruise yet but do enjoy a vacation at an all-inclusive resort. We even have a few clients who will cruise one time and then stay at a resort the next time.
With apologies to Clement Moore:
‘Twas a few days before Christmas
And all through the ship
Passengers were dreaming
Of their long awaited trip
Their plans had been made
with great thought and care
By using a cruise consultant
When planning a cruise
or maybe a Caribbean all-inclusive
T’is follow to plan
With websites elusive
For a small cost to you
When sailing the seas
Use an agent you know
Who has great expertise!
Be snug and secure
When counting the days
That you’re in the care
Of Cruise Holidays!
Chuck and Laura Flagg own The Flagg Agency in Canton, GA and our number is 770-355- 9569
We are fee-based travel consultants and our specialty is the selecting,
planning, marketing and administering vacations for groups of all sizes.
We help people find a travel experience that matches both their wants AND their needs.