Friday, April 20, 2012

An Unforgettable Vacation Doesn't Just Happen

Although I always say that the vacations my family remembers most are the ones where not everything goes perfectly, I still work hard to try to make that happen.  As an experienced cruise and travel agent, I work hard every day to try to make sure that my clients vacations are full of great experiences and create wonderful memories. 

The following article is made up of stories and pictures from my friends and associates at Cruise Holidays.

A picture is worth a thousand words, so in this post we’d like to let images do the talking. They’re all courtesy of Cruise Holidays travel experts from across the United States and Canada. 

It’s the same reason you ask friends and family if they’ve been to the same place you’re hoping to visit. You want to know where to stay, where the best sights are, and the can’t-miss lunch or dinner spots. Cruise Holidays agents have cruised the world and want to share that type of insider knowledge with you.

Take these three examples:

Money Saving Tips and Tricks – A Whale of a Discount

Breaching Whale
Whale Watching in Cabo

Our experts at Cruise Holidays of Shelby (Michigan) took these whale watching photos during an excursion of a 7-night Mexican Riviera Cruise. The owner, David Rentsch, had done a snorkeling excursion with this tour company in 2011, so when he returned for whale watching this spring, he was able to use the connections he’d made to obtain a discount for the group he was traveling with. These types of connections happen frequently with travel agents.

According to David, it was a trip they won’t soon forget:
“My family and I enjoy whale watching and I have been fortunate to have been on whale watch excursions in Hawaii numerous times, Alaska and now in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. I have seen most all of their behaviors like breaches, head slaps, fluke ups, tails slapping, tail dives, and even once saw a humpback whale calf playing with dolphins. What stood out about this sighting is that the whale breached about five times in a row while we were following his movements for about 20 minutes. As you can see from the pictures, it also exhibited almost all of the other behaviors as well.”
David added that they witnessed this activity at the end of March, near the end of prime whale viewing season in Cabo. These are the little details you don’t want to leave to chance, which a travel expert can help you with!

Budapest Parliament
The Budapest Parliament During a Uniworld Boutique River Cruise

On the Forefront of the River Cruising Boom
Several Cruise Holidays experts created a Facebook album sharing river cruise photos through some of Europe’s most beautiful and historic sites. You can enjoy Scenic “Sound of Music” Salzburg, Tulip Time in The Netherlands, and dozens of other inspiring photos from along the Rhine, Danube and more. Each photo contains a link to the travel expert who took the photo if you want to learn more about that destination or river cruise.

Curious About a Ship? Ask Us.

Finally, with more than 200 Cruise Holidays locations across North America and even Great Britain, there’s a very good chance that they’ve been on the ships you’re most curious about. They frequently are among the very first people to experience and inspect new ships, so they can better educate their clients which ship is right for them. On any given day, they might be on a ship you’re curious about. Here are a few photos recently taken by Cruise Holidays of Calgary aboard Celebrity Eclipse, a ship that debuted in 2010 and is very popular for those who are looking for an upscale, contemporary cruise experience.

Celebrity Eclipse Pool Deck
Celebrity Eclipse Pool Deck

Don’t miss out on the insider expertise that can take your trip to the next level.

The next time you’re curious about a ship or destination, contact Michelle Jackson - Cruise Holidays Maricopa - OR 210-858-6399.