Our Pricing is so good on Celebrity Solstice Alaska for June 19th, 2015, I’ve got to get word out!


While I usually reserve this blog for news and opinion and try to keep my travel agency business separate, I am going to make a bit of an exception to shamelessly plug one of my group cruises.  The reason is that I locked in the low pricing on this cruise with a travel agent’s group… [Continue Reading]

Passengers to Space Ratio, Avoiding Crowded Ships is More than a Simple Ratio


One of the most common objections I hear to taking a cruise is that the potential client will tell me “I don’t like crowds, so I don’t think I would like a cruise.”   The perception seems to be that every cruise is packed wall to wall at every event with overflowing crowds of people.   This… [Continue Reading]

Choosing Between Two Cruise Lines: Gather Facts Not Just Opinions


No matter what cruise review site you visit you will find both negative and positive reviews of the same cruise line. I have always said that when reading cruise reviews, you have to do a little “reading between the lines” to fully understand how the information in a particular review would apply… [Continue Reading]

Celebrity Cruises reveals details of enticing European season


March 13, 2012
When considering a vacation, the first question typically is, “Where do you want to go?” In the summer of 2013, Celebrity Cruises – named “Best Large-Ship Line” in the elite Condé Nast Traveler’s Annual Readers’ Choice Awards – will present more answers to that question than ever before, offering its broadest lineup of… [Continue Reading]

My Most Unusual Purchase: an Authentic Flamenco Dress


When traveling, I like to try to find unusual or unique souvenirs.   One of my most memorable is the Flamenco Dress, (technically a Sevillianas Dress) that I purchased in Cartagena, Spain.
I had been taking a Flamenco dance class for about 5 years back home in AZ.  We were always ordering, making, or buying costumes… [Continue Reading]