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First Time Cruiser Hints

Have your boarding “pass” and all your documents (passports, driver’s license, or id credentials) ready and in hand when you arrive at the embarkation port. Be ready to smile at the camera which will take your picture for ship board identification. You will use this card when you are making purchases, to get in and out of your stateroom, to …

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Quilting Cruise

It is said that quilting started in ancient Egypt and it flourished later when pioneers needed the quilts to keep warm. Today, all around the world, folks of all ages and genders are gathering together to pick their favorite fabrics and create beautiful masterpieces. There are quilting conferences, camps, festivals, retreats and now cruises. If you love to quilt or …

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Packing tips for a River Cruise

River cruises are so much fun and are fast becoming a popular vacation adventure, especially in Europe. However, like many vacations, packing for a river cruise can be a challenge. What do you bring? How much can you jam into your carry on? Here are a few packing tips to simplify your packing and focus more on your cruise.   …

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Packing for a Luxury Cruise

Pack for where you’re going. Your cruise may be stopping at a wide range of places, so it’s important to have clothing packed for each weather condition you’ll be going to. Some places may be more humid and warm while others are more chilled. Pack what you think is appropriate for where you’re headed. Make sure to pack shoes that …

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Top 10 Reasons for Using Betty Obrien as your Travel Consultant

By Kyra Boyle Well, that’s where you’re missing out. Here are ten really good reasons to give Betty Obrien, a travel consultant a call. The convenience of one-stop shop. Instead of making a different online account for the hotel, the cruise, and the travel arrangements, all of that is organized through Betty. Planning a trip is not so overwhelming if …

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The Cruise Price is What?!!!!

When the internet cruise web site says, “You can cruise for $549.00”? Does it seem too good to be true? Think about it; 7 days of non-stop food, and entertainment, a nice cabin and maid service and a variety of places to see for $549.00. Let’s look at this more carefully by comparing apples to apples: A 7 day Canada New England cruise on …

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How to find the BEST Cruise for You

How to Find the BEST Cruise Adventure for You Find a knowledgeable travel professional to ask questions and book for you like us. If booking online beware that all of the information that the supplier or website is providing may not be provided. For example, they may not quote port charges or taxes. The price may look inviting, but by the time the online …

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Travel Insurance. Is it Necessary?

Let’s talk this week about Travel Insurance. Everyone is asked if they want to take travel insurance for every booking, but is it necessary? In my mind I say yes, and I put travel insurance on all of my personal booking. Your vacation can be spoiled completely by an unexpected mishap or illness or canceled flight or weather issues. That is also not to …

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Fun Facts about Kenya

FUN FACT #1: Kenya is the world’s 47th largest country – about the size of Texas and features 23 terrestrial National Parks, 28 terrestrial National Reserves, 4 marine National Parks, 6 marine National Reserves and 4 national sanctuaries. FUN FACT #2: Coffee is the biggest income generator for the country as an export product – if you have not tried …

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