Enjoy Hawaii!

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Three Unique Things To Do on Each of Hawaii’s Islands to Help You Enjoy Hawaii!

Enjoy Hawaii
Hawaii’s 6 Islands

Hawaii is a tropical paradise tucked away in the Pacific Ocean. It is made up of 6 islands, and each one has plenty to do if you choose to visit. Here are three things to do on each of Hawaii’s islands, and they are sure to help you enjoy Hawaii!

The Big Island: Hawaii

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The Big Island of Hawaii is home to the world’s most active volcanoes, but don’t let this keep you from visiting! They have warnings for these sorts of things. In fact, the world’s most active volcano, Kilauea, has been actively erupting since 1983! So what is there to do on the Big Island?

  1. Visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. This park is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, though it is closed on most holidays, so it’s best to check before you go! And you can purchase a pass online that will be valid for 7 days from purchase. Enjoy day hiking, back country hiking, the Crater Rim Drive tour, the Chain of Craters Road Tour, the Kahuku Unit, and visit two of the world’s most active volcanoes, Kilauea and Mauna Loa. To truly take in the most of this natural beauty, you should plan to spend at least one day exploring the park.
  2. Akaka Falls State Park. Here, you can see two gorgeous waterfalls on one short, .4-mile hike uphill through a lush rainforest filled with wild orchids, bamboo groves, and draping ferns.
  3. Mauna Kea. Mauna Kea is a dormant volcano on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi that last erupted approximately 4000 years ago. At 13,796 feet above sea level and over 33,000 feet from the bottom of the ocean floor, Mauna Kea is the tallest sea mountain in the world. In the Hawaiian religion, the peaks of Mauna Kea are sacred. Stop by the Visitor Information Station, the best amateur observation site on Earth! Also, the Onizuka Center holds free nightly stargazing sessions from 6-10 pm. And on weekends, guests can take part in Mauna Kea summit tours!

The Valley Isle: Maui

Enjoy Hawaii - Maui

Maui, known also as “The Valley Isle,” is the second largest Hawaiian island. And Maui has been voted “Best Island in the U.S.” by Condé Nast Traveler readers for more than 20 years!

  1. The Road to Hana Tour. This tour has something for everyone, including the INCREDIBLE beauty of Hawaii! You will be able to catch a roadside waterfall, or enjoy an off-the-beaten path hiking trail. Also, some of the best banana bread stops in the state! Guests can either drive themselves or take any number of guided tours.
  2. Haleakala National Park Maui. Towering over the island of Maui, 10,023 feet above sea level, in fact, the Haleakala Crater is a dormant volcano with breathtaking views. Haleakala means “house of the sun” in Hawaiian, and legend goes that the demigod Maui lassoed the sun from its journey across the sky as he stood on the volcano’s summit, slowing its descent to make the day last longer. (You’re welcome.) Catch the sunrise, or the sunset, and learn about how Haleakala contributes to the fragile ecosystem of Maui.
  3. Ka’anapali Beach. Three miles of white sand beach and crystal clear waters: the literal definition of paradise. And, of course, the ideal way to enjoy Hawaii! Here, you can take in one of the world class golf courses, or zip line above the breathtaking coastline and see the incredible beauty of the beach for yourself. Each night, a cliff diver lights the torches of the cliffs known as Puu Kekaa, diving off Black Rock in a reenactment of a feat by Maui’s revered King Kahekili.

The Gathering Place: Oahu

Chinaman's Hat - Oahu

Chances are, everything you know about Hawaii is on Oahu. Beacause Oahu is the most populous island in Hawaii, the home of Waikiki and Pearl Harbor.

  1. Kailua Beach Park. The main park here is 35 acres of green space and sand dunes and, since Kailua Beach is less developed than Waikiki, it has more natural beauty. Enjoy the white sand beaches and crystal blue waters as you enjoy Hawaii in this amazing paradise.
  2. Pearl Harbor. There is a TON to see and do, as well as learn, at Pearl Harbor. It is certainly more than just the USS Arizona, though that is the most important part.
  3. Diamond Head State Monument. Created about 300,000 years ago by a violent volcanic eruption, the Diamond Head crater has become Oahu’s most recognized landmark!

The Garden Isle: Kauai

Enjoy Hawaii - Coast of Kauai

Kauai, the oldest island of the Hawaiian Islands, is a place where worries vanish in the trade winds, warm saltwater laps the golden sands of Kauai’s Beaches and the rain-forests of Koke’e host earth’s rarest plants and birds. While here, you will experience the secrets of The Garden Island as you dive into the beauty Kauai has to offer. There is truly no place like the Garden Isle of Kauai.

  1. Waimea Canyon. Waimea Canyon State Park is the largest canyon in the Pacific. Here, you will find several Insta-worthy photo spots and overlooks to capture the breathtaking sights. Surrounding the Waimea Canyon is the Koke’e State Park, which occupies 4,345 acres of land. Norfolk pines, Koa hardwoods, native plants and wildlife are just a small fraction of what you will see here. State operated cabins and hiking by permit is available year-round with advance reservations.
  2. Na Pali Coast. This rugged coastline stretches along the Northwest side of Kauai, and is absolutely GORGEOUS! Here, you can take in the high cliffs, sea caves, cascading waterfalls, and lush green valleys of the coast. During your visit, you can go snorkeling, take a catamaran tour, helicopter tours, and more!
  3. Hanalei. This idyllic town, located on Kauai’s north shore, is home to everything from historic places to contemporary art galleries. Here, you will find the Waioli Mission House, where you can learn more about the history of beautiful Kauai. Or maybe you would like to see a ukulele concert at the Hanalei Community Center. Also, you can take in the breathtaking beauty of the misty green mountains and try to figure out words to describe their beauty. Fans of the musical South Pacific may recognize the Hanalei Pier, which was featured in the movie version.

The Friendly Isle: Moloka’i

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Moloka'i Hawaii

Moloka’i is the fifth largest Hawaiian island. So this island is TINY! In fact, it is only 38 miles long and 10 miles wide. And it has some of the highest sea cliffs in the world and the longest continuous fringing reef. It is said that Moloka’i is the most urban and most “Hawaiian” of all the islands. It is also quite rugged, so it is not for the faint of heart!

  1. Kaluapapa National Historical Park. In order to even access Kaluapapa National Historical Park, you have to take a 3-mile mule ride. Like I said, Moloka’i is NOT for the faint of heart! Here, you will find the highest sea cliffs in the world, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. This serene park is a breathtakingly beautiful place of preservation and education.
  2. Papohaku Beach. Known as “Three Mile Beach,” this three mile stretch of white sand beach is home to, well, nobody. You will enjoy the “Friendly Island” vibe while taking in the amazing sands, without all the foot traffic. There are campsites, indoor and outdoor shower facilities, restroom facilities, and picnic grounds. And you can take in the incredible views of Oahu from the serenity of the beach!
  3. Moloka’i’s Seacliffs. The absolute best way to take in the beauty of the Moloka’i Seacliffs is to take a helicopter tour from Maui. What an awe-inspiring way to enjoy Hawaii!

The Pineapple Island: Lanai

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Once a pineapple plantation, Lanai is now owned by billionaire Larry Ellison, and he is turning it into a playground for the super rich. This is the smallest Hawaiian island that tourists are allowed to visit.

  1. Munro Trail. This rugged 12.8 mile trail can only be hiked or biked, you cannot drive. It was named after the New Zealand Naturalist, George Munro, who arrived in 1890. Munro introduced the Cook Pine Trees that you’ll find along the trail.
  2. Keahiakawelo (Garden of the Gods). The rock towers, spires, and formations formed by centuries of erosion are at their most enchanting at dusk. But know that the area is only accessible via four-wheel drive vehicle or mountain bike. The area actually used to be part of a native dryland forest, parts of which have survived today. As the sun sets, it casts a warm orange glow on the rocks illuminating them in brilliant reds and purples. And on a clear day, visitors can see the islands of Molokai and Oahu from these high elevations. 
  3. The Cathedrals. For SCUBA divers, the Cathedrals offer an underwater wonderland full of rock formations, coral, and native sea species.

How You Can Visit and Enjoy Hawaii

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Wonder of the Seas

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Join Love Travel Collection aboard the Wonder of the Seas in February 2023!

Wonder of the Seas
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Wonder of the Seas is the newest in Royal Caribbean’s Fleet, and it is the largest cruise ship in the world. Won’t you join us for a 7-Night Western Caribbean and Perfect Day sailing in February? I’m going! Let’s ALL go and take in this amazing ship for a week of relaxing fun in the sun!

Itinerary Details

The Wonder of the Seas is set to sail from Port Canaveral on February 19, 2023. This 7-Night Western Caribbean Itinerary includes 2 days at sea, Perfect Day at Coco Cay and Labadee, Haiti, both of Royal Caribbean’s private islands, and Nassau, Bahamas, and Falmouth, Jamaica. She will return to Port Canaveral on the morning of February 23.

Wonder of the Seas
Perfect Day at Coco Cay
Wonder of the Seas
Labadee, Haiti

The group rate for this cruise, based on double occupancy, for an Oceanview Room with Balcony is less than $3,000. The regular rate, by comparison, is over $4,000. That’s a no-brainer for me! GIVE ME THE GROUP RATE! Contact me today to get your quote!

What’s In It For Me?

INCLUDED IN PRICE
  • Ship Accommodations
  • Ocean Transportation
  • MOST Meals Onboard
  • SOME Beverages Onboard
  • MOST Entertainment
ADDITIONAL COSTS
  • Specialty Restaurants
  • Johnny Rockets
  • Spa & Salon
  • Gambling
  • Art Auction
  • Gift Shops
  • Shore Excursions
  • Photos
  • Video Arcade
  • Internet
  • Alcohol
  • N/A Beverages other than water, lemonade, and iced tea

The Ship

Wonder of the Seas

The Wonder of the Seas is an Oasis Class Ship and currently the largest ship in the world. It has 17 decks and seven neighborhoods, including a Central Park and Boardwalk. You will be able to enjoy the 10-story dry slide, the Abyss; The Perfect Storm waterslides; TWO FlowRider Surf Simulators; TWO Rock Climbing Walls; and MORE! There are kids and teens-only spaces in addition to adult-exclusive areas, too! This ship has so much to offer that 7-Nights might not be enough time!

As a bonus, this will be our 20th Anniversary, so EVERYONE we know should come out for this party! Contact me today to join this sailing!!

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Cruising with Autism

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What to know about Cruising with Autism aboard Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and Disney Cruise Line

Cruising with Autism
Royal Caribbean – Wonder of the Seas

Families traveling with Autistic family members and friends can encounter scenarios and environments that are not common in their everyday lives. And these can be incredibly stressful for individuals that thrive on the known and the routine. Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and Disney Cruise Line both offer opportunities for groups cruising with Autism to cruise safely and securely, eliminating stress and worry. Well, to a certain extent! Let’s talk about what each cruise line can do for those guests cruising with Autism!

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line

Cruising with Autism

Royal Caribbean offers an autism friendly initiative for families living with autism, Down Syndrome and other developmental disabilities. This includes sensory friendly films and toys, dietary menu options, and overall autism friendly training for Adventure Ocean staff and more.

Autism Friendly Features

families living with autism
Cruising with Autism - Coco Cay Family Cabana

Royal Caribbean provides priority check-in, boarding and departure for families with Autism, and special dietary accommodations when necessary. These are brilliant accommodations for families with autism, as waiting is oftentimes one of the most difficult tasks for Autistic individuals.

Children ages 3-11 years old can receive flexible grouping by ability and exception to the toilet-training policy in Adventure Ocean. Pagers and/or phones may be available for parents while autistic children are in the care of the Adventure Ocean Club.

Autism friendly films
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Autism Friendly Films are movie theater experiences presented in a low-lit and low volume environment. Guests are encouraged to freely talk and walk around during the film. In order for a sailing to qualify for an autism friendly film, there must be at least five autistic children onboard. They are also offered on all autism group cruises.

Autism Friendly toy lending
Cruising with Autism - Autism Friendly Toy Lending

Available on all ships as part of the Adventure Ocean Youth Program, Autism Friendly Toy Lending is a newer program. You may request the program, and Royal Caribbean will provide a tote bag of Autism friendly toys that are appropriate for your child.

autism friendly activities
Cruising with Autism - Youth Activities

Royal Caribbean offers activities for children with all abilities. Families are encouraged to communicate their child’s needs and abilities to the well-trained staff so that the staff can make the appropriate modifications to make sure the children are all able to be included! So great!

Autism Social Story

A social story is a useful tool for a lot of children. It is a written or visual guide that describes various social interactions, situations, behaviors, skills, or concepts. These social stories can be useful to help prepare autistic children for what’s to come. You can visit Royal Caribbean’s Cruising Social Story here:

Royal Caribbean Social Story
autism offerings for teens and adults

In addition to everything above, Royal Caribbean also offers Teen and Adult programs. Unlike the children’s programs, though, the adult and teen programs do not provide supervision or one on one attention.

Disney Cruise Line

Cruising With Autism Disney Cruise Line

Much like Royal Caribbean, Disney Cruise Line also offers accommodations for Autistic guests. First off, check-in. You can actually complete the online check-in at least 72 hours prior to sailing. When you do this, you can choose your terminal arrival time. This will cut down on your wait time for security screening. You can also identify your needs for the Cast Members and they will provide assistance.

disney cruise line social story

Disney Cruise Line’s Social Story comes in a downloadable 30-page activity booklet. This booklet is great for all kids, and highlights the arrival/boarding process, muster drill, as well as fun activities for kids. You can access this booklet here:

Cruising with Autism DCL Social Story
Disney Cruise Line
theaters, movies, and restaurants

Some restaurants and shows have audio/visual experiences, like strobe lights and fog, for example, that may be frightening. You can contact Disney Cruise Line Special Services at least 60 days in advance of sailing to discuss seating options.

In addition, Cast Members will be available beginning 30 minutes before shows at the Walt Disney Theater. You may request to hold seats if someone in your party cannot wait and must arrive as close to show time as possible. Seats in the back of the theater are usually recommended for guests that may need to come and go during the performance.

Finally, the Buena Vista Theater offers Family Movie Fun Time, which is an opportunity to enjoy a family feature film in a relaxed environment. Unlike a traditional movie theater experience, some lights will be left on, the volume will be turned down, and audience members are welcome to talk, leave their seats, walk around, and have fun.

characters, water slides, and debarkation
Disney Cruise Line Characters
Mickey and Minnie enjoying Alaska

Disney Cruise Line provides the opportunity for just one person to wait in line for characters if there is a member of your family with a disability that impacts their ability to wait in line. Single parents or guardians are also given the opportunity to speak to Character Greeters for assistance. For guests who want to ride the Aquaduck/Aquadunk/Mickey Slide/Twist n Spout, etc, but cannot wait in lines, it is advised to arrive just prior to opening or near closing. Unfortunately there are no alternate entrances for these experiences.

Your family can choose Express Walk Off, Mid-Point Debarkation, or Delayed Debarkation. These options are available to decrease the stress of the debarkation process. You may contact Disney Cruise Line Special Services at (407) 566-3602 or via email at specialservices@disneycruise.com.

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Unlike Royal Caribbean, Disney Cruise Line is unable to provide one-on-one counselor care, a counselor with specialty training, or counselor-assisted medical attention. There is also no exception for older children without the capacity for toilet training. Children who attend the Kids Clubs must be toilet trained and able to participate within counselor-to-child ratio groups.

Guests with Cognitive Disabilities are encouraged to attend Open House programs to take part in Kids Club activities.

So there you have it! Cruising with Autism! Cruising is a great way to see the world and it’s so wonderful to see travel companies embracing opportunities to include all families. Have you gone cruising? Let’s hear your experiences in the comments!

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Cruise News – March 2022

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The Latest Cruise News from Royal Caribbean and Disney Cruise Line as of March 5, 2022!!

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line

Things are changing by the minute these days, so let’s get right to it, before this news is out of date! Here is your latest Cruise News from Royal Caribbean Cruise Line!

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line: Wonder of the Seas Inaugural Sailing

Cruise News: Wonder of the Seas
Photo: Royal Caribbean Cruise Line

The World’s Largest Cruise Ship, Royal Caribbean’s Wonder of the Seas, is officially in the waters! She sailed from Port Everglades on March 4 for her inaugural sailing. This ship is the biggest ship in the world, and looks absolutely amazing. She will be sailing around the Caribbean for now before heading off to Europe. Contact me today to talk more about sailing aboard this big, new, beautiful cruise ship!

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line: Ultimate World Cruise Expeditions

Cruise News: World Cruise
Photo: Royal Caribbean Cruise Line

If you LOVE to vacation, and LOVE to cruise, and LOVE to see the world, this cruise is for YOU! Sail for 274 nights while seeing 7 continents, 60 countries, 11 World Wonders, and endless adventures! See the Great Wall, the Great Barrier Reef, the Great Pyramid of Giza, and much more! For more details and information about this once-in-a-lifetime cruise experience, go here! Then contact me to book your spot!

Introducing: Royal Up!

Photo: Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
How does RoyalUp work?
  • You will have the opportunity to browse through various stateroom options with associated minimum bids.
  • You select the dollar amount they are willing to pay for the upgrade. Making a bid on multiple categories will increase your chance of being upgraded — but you’ll only pay for one upgrade.
  • Your bid is priced per person and based on two guests per stateroom for the entire length of your cruse. Only the first and second guest will be charged, even if four are sailing (amazing for families with greater than double occupancy!).
  • Offers will be accepted at least 2 days before your sailing and charged to the credit card on file.
What are the benefits of RoyalUp?
  • RoyalUp gives you the opportunity to experience a higher category stateroom or Suite for less.
  • There’s nothing to lose. If your bid is not accepted, you will not be charged any additional amount and remain in the stateroom originally booked.

Disney Cruise Line News

Disney Cruise Line: Wonder
Photo: Disney

Disney Cruise Line Updates Face Coverings Policy

Beginning March 11, 2022, face coverings will be optional in most indoor locations aboard all Disney Cruise Line Cruise Ships. All guests ages 2 and up, regardless of vaccination status, will still be required to wear face coverings in the Walt Disney Theater. Guests ages 5 years and younger will be required to wear face coverings in youth activity spaces and the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. Based on local government requirements, face coverings may still be required in Ports of Call, including some areas of Castaway Cay. This is great news going forward, as things begin to slowly shift “back to normal.” Visit here to check out some great deals on upcoming cruises. Then contact me to book your sailing!!

News for Concierge Guests

There is now an increased booking window for Concierge Guests aboard Disney Cruise Line. For guests embarking 7/14/2022 and beyond, port adventures and select cruise activities will be available 130 days prior to sailing, by contacting your Concierge Specialist.

And there you have the latest and greatest Cruise News. Are you ready to set sail on a cruising adventure? Contact me today to talk options!

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Perfect Day at Coco Cay

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What the heck is Coco Cay? That’s a great question, I would love to tell you about it (copyright Elyse Myers). Coco Cay is Royal Caribbean’s private island in the Caribbean, and you will have a Perfect Day at Coco Cay! When you are on the island, you are only there with the guests from Royal Caribbean. And there is absolutely something for EVERYONE!

What’s Included in Perfect Day at Coco Cay?

Perfect Day at Coco Cay

Where to start…Coco Cay includes pretty much the same amenities you get while on board the ship. The island has showers, restrooms, and changing rooms available for everyone to use. There are also plenty of beach chairs and umbrellas available. The tram to get you from the ship to the island is also complimentary. Sounds good so far, yes?

Coco Cay also has 5 complimentary dining locations. The Chill Grill, located on Chill Island, is the largest, with everything from tacos to sandwiches and grilled favorites. Skipper’s Grill, which overlooks the harbor, has the same food offerings as The Chill Grill. Head to Captain Jack’s for some amazing chicken wings and fries. And there are 2 snack shacks available. Again, this is all included! You already paid for it with your cruise fare.

Kids will enjoy Splashaway Bay and Captain Jill’s Galleon. Adults and kids alike will enjoy the Oasis Lagoon, the Caribbean’s LARGEST freshwater pool! There’s even a DJ and a swim-up bar! Harbor Beach is available for families to enjoy the beach, and everyone can enjoy Chill Island. Head to South Beach, for beach volleyball and other lawn games!!

For Fee Offerings on Coco Cay

Perfect Day at Coco Cay

Adults who want to relax in an adult-only area can buy a pass to the Coco Beach Club. Here, you will find exclusive facilities, like an oceanfront infinity pool, private beach, and a restaurant. There are beach beds and cabanas available, and you can rent an exclusive floating cabana, for the ultimate adult oasis!

Head to Thrill Waterpark, where you can pay for amazing thrill slides. Or pay to take a zip line over the ocean! Have you ever wanted to take a helium balloon? NOW’S YOUR CHANCE!!! Take advantage of shore excursions as part of your cruise planning. And, of course, there is the Straw Market and Logo Shop available for buying the Perfect Souvenirs from your Perfect Day at Coco Cay!

Coco Cay - Daredevil's Peak

Check out some Perfect Day at Coco Cay Cruises here! And if you book before February 15, 2022, you may be eligible for the WOW Sale! Contact me today to book YOUR Royal Caribbean Perfect Day at Coco Cay!!!

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Alaskan Cruise in 2023?

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A couple months ago, I talked about Alaskan Cruises with Royal Caribbean in 2022. Well, now let’s talk about an Alaskan Cruise in 2023!! AND if you book with me, you will get an amazing discounted rate!

Alaskan Cruise: Details

Alaskan Cruise - Ovation of the Seas, Royal Caribbean

Love Travel Collection is offering an AMAZING Group Cruise with Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, and I can help you get on board! This cruise will be aboard the Ovation of the Seas, sailing from Seattle, Washington, on June 16, 2023. This 7-Night Alaska Glacier Cruise deal is for double occupancy, $1525 per person for an oceanview balcony stateroom (Category 4D).

There are special rates for solo travelers or groups of 3+, too, so JUST ASK and I will find a place and rate for your whole group! The deposit will be $500 due at time of booking, and it is fully refundable up to 90 days before sailing. Again, this is for double occupancy. It will vary for larger and/or smaller parties. The final payment will be due March 16, 2023. AND if you book before March 9, 2022, you will receive a bonus stateroom credit of $50!

What’s included in the price of this incredible Alaskan Cruise? Well, it includes your stateroom accommodations, taxes, and port fees; MOST of your meals (certain restaurants require additional payment, but there are more than enough complimentary restaurants to choose!), some beverages (beverages and alcoholic drink packages can be purchased for the duration of your cruise!), and most of your entertainment.

Alaskan Cruise - Royal Caribbean 2023
Contact me today to get booked!

Alaskan Cruise 2023 – Itinerary

DayPort
1Seattle, Washington – Departs 4:00PM
2Day at Sea
3Ketchikan, Alaska – 7:00AM-4:00PM
4Skagway, Alaska – 11:00AM-8:00PM
5Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier (cruising), Alaska; Day at Sea
6Day at Sea
7Victoria, British Columbia – 5:00PM-10:00PM
8Seattle, Washington – Debark

Cruise Highlights

Seattle, Washington

The Ovation of the Seas will sail from Seattle, so you’ll want to make sure you’re in town at LEAST a day in advance. And while you’re there, take in the sights!

  • Space Needle
  • Carl S. English Jr Botanical Gardens
  • Gas Works Park
  • Seattle Center – sight of the 1962 World’s Fair
  • Pike Place Market
  • Seattle Underground Tour – Seattle’s Gold Rush
Ketchikan, Alaska

Known as the “salmon capital of the world,” Ketchikan is rich in fishing and culture. They also have the most totem poles in the world! You can explore the Tongass National Forest, which is the largest in the United States.

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Skagway, Alaska

This is a Klondike Gold Rush town and has a TON to offer! Visit the Corrington Museum and learn about Alaska’s history, or take in some historical reenactments! You can also head up to Laughton Glacier, and go sledding with Alaskan huskies. Personally, I LOVE huskies, and this sounds amazing!

Visit the Lynn Canal, the longest fjord in North America, and go rafting! How incredible does THAT sound?! You can also ride a vintage rail car along White Pass and Yukon route narrow-gauge railway, where you will see the Bridal Veil Falls, Dead Horse Gulch, and Glacier Gorge!

Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier, Alaska. Juneau, Alaska. Victoria, British Columbia

Endicott Arm is a breeding ground for harbor seals, so you can probably see them swimming alongside the ship. You might also see brown bears, bald eagles, sea ducks, moose, and wolves. Then, get an up-close look at Dawes Glacier, jutting 600 feet out of the sea! In Juneau, watch for humpback whales, orcas, harbor seals, and sea lions on a charter boat excursion. Or travel to Mendenhall Glacier and become a Master Musher! You can even pan for gold! The final stop before returning to Seattle is Victoria, British Columbia, the cycling capital of the world. Take in a classic afternoon tea, shop, and eat!

The Ovation of the Seas

The Ovation of the Seas is a Quantum Class ship, with a guest capacity of 4,180. Enjoy 4 pools, including the adults-only retreat, the Solarium, a library, virtual balconies, and more!

Dining
  • Main dining room, featuring savory, multicourse feasts every night
  • Windjammers Marketplace
  • The Cafe @ 270
  • Sorrento’s Pizza
  • Wonderland Imaginative Cuisine (additional cost)
  • Izumi Sushi (additional cost)
  • Chops Grille – signature steakhouse (additional cost)
  • Jamie’s Italian from Chef Jamie Oliver (additional cost)
  • Solarium Bistro (additional cost)
  • Chef’s Table (additional cost)
  • Fish & Ships (additional cost)
  • Johnny Rockets (additional cost)
Kids Only!
  • Complimentary Adventure Ocean Youth Program
  • Royal Babies & Tots Nursery
  • Teen only spaces
  • Outdoor poolside movie screen
  • Splashaway Bay
  • Arcade/Gaming area (additional cost)
  • 3D movie theater
  • Family-friendly activities, including games and contests
Entertainment & more
  • Broadway shows like “Mamma Mia” and “We Will Rock You”
  • Casino Royale
  • TWO70
  • Music Hall
  • Bionic Bar – the first bar with Robot Bartenders
  • Royal Esplanade – multilevel promenade
  • Boleros Latin Lounge
  • Vintages Wine Bar
  • Starbucks
  • Voom WiFi
  • (some activities may have an additional charge)
for the adventurous!
  • RipCord by iFly – skydiving simulator
  • SeaPlex – basketball, roller skating, bumper cars, and more!
  • FlowRider surf simulator
  • rock climbing wall
  • North Star – jewel shaped capsule above the ship offering amazing views at sea!
  • (some activities may have an additional cost)

Ready to take this AMAZING Alaskan Cruise with me?! Contact me today!!!

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Royal Caribbean: 2022 Alaskan Cruise

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Alaska, the great frontier! There are so many ways to explore this magical paradise, and Royal Caribbean offers cruises on FOUR of their amazing ships! There is a cruise for everyone!! Cruises to Alaska run from May through September, 2022. Departing from Seattle, Seward, and Vancouver, you will get to explore the amazing sights and sounds of Alaska, AND the amazing sights and sounds of Quantum of the Seas, Ovation of the Seas, Radiance of the Seas, or Serenade of the Seas!

Quantum of the Seas

Quantum of the Seas has something for every member of the family!

Quantum will sail seven-night cruises roundtrip from Seattle to Endicott Arm fjord, Sitka and Juneau, Alaska, where there are adventures for the whole family on board. From catching waves on the FlowRider surf simulator or getting active at SeaPlex, the largest indoor activity space at sea, with bumper cars, flying trapeze, roller skating, basketball and more, there’s always something to do.

And after working up a sweat and eating fresh sushi or hibachi at Izumi, or pasta at Jamie’s Italian by Jamie Oliver, you can dive into either the indoor or outdoor pool. While tuckered out young ones hit the hay, parents can top off the day with nightly entertainment at Two70, a venue that fuses performance art and technology for one-of-a-kind live productions.

Ovation of the Seas

If you’re looking to reach new heights, you won’t have to go far when cruising on Ovation of the Seas. Departing from Seattle for Juneau, Sitka and Skagway, this Quantum Class ship sails seven-night itineraries through the wilds of Alaska and by the 500 miles of unparalleled shoreline called the Inside Passage.

For the best view of these places and more, you and your travel buddies can scope out the scenery from the North Star—the signature glass-enclosed observation capsule on board that serves up panoramic views from 300 feet above sea level. Never miss a majestic mountaintop, bald eagle sighting or imposing glacier. And once you’ve taken in the views, head to Ovation‘s Fish & Ships for an order of classic British fish and chips or a hearty lobster roll.

Serenade of the Seas

For those seeking an itinerary filled with more ports than you can count, Serenade of the Seas is an adventure in Alaska that you won’t want to miss. Some of the top spots you’ll behold include Sitka, Juneau and Ketchikan, complete with jaw-dropping views of two epic glaciers, Endicott Arm fjord and Dawes Glacier. The shore excursions are as varied as the destinations too—think dogsledding, salmon bakes, panning for gold and whale watching.

The Radiance Class ship will sail from Vancouver, British Columbia and will be the only Royal Caribbean ship to visit the wild landscapes and seascapes of Tracy Arm Fjord—a natural gem with more than 30 miles of deep, narrow passageways surrounded by glacier-carved cliffs and epic waterfalls. Anyone on board can continuously marvel at the untamed destinations, wherever they turn, thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the ship.

Radiance of the Seas

Look no further than Radiance of the Seas if you want to spend more time in Alaska before or after your cruise. No stranger to the Last Frontier, Radiance is the ultimate Alaska experience offering the option to extend your vacation. Also known as pre- or post-sailing Cruisetours, these extended trips can range between seven and 13 nights and even 18-night options. You can also see more with “open jaw” itineraries leaving from one port like Seward, Alaska and returning to another like Vancouver, and visiting ports such as Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan, Alaska.

And why go on a Cruisetour you ask? A multinight, land-based adventure is the perfect opportunity to dive deeper into the glacial valleys and river canyons, and learn more about the state’s cultural past like native woodworking. Plus, it’s all led by an experienced guide. Highlights include seeing where urban meets outdoors in the state’s biggest city, Anchorage, going back in time at a former gold mining boomtown, or marveling at Denali National Park.

Pro tip: The cruise-to-land breakdown varies by Cruisetour, but you can roughly spend half of your time at sea and half on land.

Depending on the ship and cruise you choose, you can see Endicott Arm and Dawes Glacier, Tracy Arm Fjords and Glacier, the Hubbard Glacier, the Inside Passage, Juneau, Sitka, Skagway, Ketchikan, and more! You can zip line, go panning for gold, whale watching, bear watching, kayaking, paddle boarding, see sun at midnight, and so much more! What are you waiting for?!?!? Contact me today to book your Alaskan Cruise today!!

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Pandemics and Other Disasters: Why You Will Want Travel Agents Helping You With Your Vacation Planning

Using a Travel Agent is a hot button issue. Some people don’t want to think about anything other than arriving at their destination and relaxing, so their first inclination is to always use a travel agent. Some people want to control every aspect of their vacation, and they think using Travel Agents means they have no control. These are the people I’m specifically speaking to right now. Let’s talk about WHY you should ALWAYS use Travel Agents!

Travel Agents Are Already Built Into the Price of Your Vacation

My services are 100% FREE to you. Naturally, I cannot speak for other agencies, but I can tell you unequivocally that I will never charge you a cent over what your vacation costs. All of the companies that I deal with pay me directly when you travel. Why? Because the cost of using Travel Agents is built into the price of your vacation, whether you use one or not. So, why WOULDN’T you use a travel agent? You get what you pay for, right?! So there will never be a worry about how you’re going to pay me. You only need to pay for your vacation. Period.

If There is An Emergency, Travel Agents Can Handle All the Details for Cancelling and/or Rescheduling Your Trip

Sometimes, Pooh happens. And when it does, who doesn’t love a smackerel of honey? But unfortunately, poo also happens. And when it does, I am here to take care of everything for you, so you will have one less worry. When emergencies happen, the last thing you want to do is sit on hold trying to figure out something that, depending on the situation, may truly be the least of your worries, even if thousands of dollars are involved. I will sit on hold so you don’t have to.

Travel Agents are Up-To-Date on Current Travel Requirements and Restrictions

It is literally my job to keep up with not only travel restrictions via the US, but also the world. I wouldn’t want to plan a whole vacation, only to find out that the country I’m planning to visit is not currently open to me! That’s why you need a travel agent! I am always reading what is happening in Disney Parks and all Disney Destinations, Universal Studios, Cruising, International Travel, and more. For example, I recently had a client inquire about a Mediterranean Cruise, but they were concerned about whether or not Italy would let them into the country. I happen to know that Italy IS letting Americans into the country, and what the requirements are. They didn’t have to look anything up, because I already knew!

If You Use a Travel Agent, You Deal with The Same Person EVERY TIME

Speaking of calling someone, if you need to contact Disney or Universal or Royal Caribbean or Beaches/Sandals, etc, during the entire pre-vacation phase of the vacation planning, you will talk to several different people. If you go with a Travel Agent, you get me each and every time. This not only gives you a better sense of security, but it also lessens the chance that Bob gave you a piece of information that Janice now says is wholly inaccurate.

Travel Agents Have to Train Every Year, So Travel Agents Have all the Latest Information about Your Destination

I can help you make the tough decisions. Not only should you choose Pop Century or Caribbean Beach for your family, but also really important decisions like “do I really need travel insurance?” or “should I pay for this cruise in full even though it won’t happen?” I am here for you, and I will help you every step of the way.

As a Travel Agent, Your Family’s Needs are My NUMBER ONE Priority

I will get to know your needs and help you plan everything that your family SPECIFICALLY will want, not just a bland vacation full of basic stuff that you may not want. You’re more than just a commission to me! I LOVE to plan vacations for people, and I love to help people discover new destinations! And for Doubters, nothing makes me happier than the “I told you so!” after someone completely falls in love with their vacation!

Travel Agents have an Enormous Catalog of Personal Experiences

I have been to Disney several times and stayed at different resorts, eaten at tons of restaurants, and I’ve ridden every ride. I can give you advice and opinions! Again, something you won’t have to Google! Just ask me! I have also visited many other locations (believe it or not) and cruise ships. And if I don’t know, I know someone who does, and I will get your that information!

Not Only am I A Travel Agent, I’m a Travel Agent with Knowledge of Special Needs, Disabilities, AND Food Allergies!

I have experience traveling with an amazing autistic human with sensory processing disorder and severe anxiety. It IS possible to have amazing vacations, and I have the information to help set your mind at ease! I also have experience dining in the parks with food allergies. I know how Mamas and Papas can panic and worry about their small humans that have these extra challenges and I am here to help guide you through it.

Travel Agents Are Like Walking Guidebooks

I can help you save time by giving you little tips and tricks to get on that ride you REALLY want to ride (get in line for it before the park closes and stay there til you ride it!!). I have navigated through tons of scenarios and I can help you get to everything you will have time for. Not sure if you should get off the ship in Nassau or just enjoy an empty ship for the day? I can help! Trying to choose between Jamaica or Barbados? Want to know the best time of year to visit Alaska?

Travel Agents Can Find the Deals

I can help you save money. Yes, it’s true! I PROMISE! You can start booking your Disney packages 499 days out, but that doesn’t always mean discounts will be available. I will continue to monitor your reservation, and if a discount pops up that will save you money, I will go ahead and just apply it to your trip, and BAM! Money saved! It really is that simple! I have a few other tips and tricks up my sleeves to help you save money.

The same goes for other destinations, too! If you book a Royal Caribbean Cruise and the price goes down before you embark, I will get you the best price. You never have to worry about spending too much, because a GOOD Travel Agent will track prices and discounts!

So here is just TEN ways using an agent is the way to go. Want to book a trip? Contact me today and I will help you make your Vacation Dreams come true!!!!

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