Wednesday, February 26, 2014

International Tour Deals of the Week

Valid Through March 03, 2014

The Beaches of Australia 

$4999* 18 Day New Zealand & Australia Tour Including Airfare
Auckland, Queenstown, Dunedin, Melbourne, Sydney & Cairns
Click to read my review of SydneyCairns, and Melbourne

$1799* 10 Day Tour of the Best of Ireland Including Airfare
Featuring Dublin, Galway, Killarney & Waterford

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Review: Carnival Paradise January 2014 Cruise

In January 2014, my husband and I took a 4 night cruise from Tampa on the Carnival Paradise. The itinerary was two Sea Days and one stop in Cozumel. This cruise was complimentary from Carnival since I am a travel agent. 

This review is a difficult one to write since the first day my husband woke up with a case of food poisoning. It made the first day difficult. Luckily, he was 80% by dinner time and was able to mostly enjoy the rest of the trip. It did put a damper on our overall experience. 

The Ship - On our first walk through of the ship - we really liked it. The atrium was really pretty.

Carnival Paradise Atrium 

Monday, February 24, 2014

Current Promotions Week of February 24th

Free Shore Excursion, $75 Onboard Credit on select Celebrity Cruises!
Booking window: 2/12/14 – 3/31/14

123go!! FREE Classic Beverage Packages*, FREE Gratuities*, Onboard Credit* up to $300! Three big offers to choose from with Celebrity Cruises.
Booking window: 11/29/13 – 2/28/14
Booking Window: Through February 28, 2014
SAVE $300 PER COUPLE on select 2014 Globus GoParks! Vacations booked by March 25, 2014
Booking window: 1/29/14 – 3/25/14
Spa Credits, Golf Discounts + Savings of up to 30% at RIU Hotels & Resorts with Funjet Vacations
Booking Window: 2/19/14 – 3/19/14
Free Upgrades, 40% Savings at All-Inclusive RIU Resorts
Booking Window: 2/6/14-3/7/14
Explore the World with A&K. Join us in 2014 for an inspiring A&K Connections journey.
Booking Window: Through 4/30/14

Save up to 10% on 2015 Avalon Waterways river cruises booked by April 8, 2014
Booking Window: 1/29/14 - 4/8/14
Choices, Choices, Choices: The $1,000 Offer plus Free Shore Event on Azamara Club Cruises
Booking Window: 2/1 – 3/31/14
Save $100 per couple on 2014 Bucket List vacations booked by March 31, 2014!
Booking window: 10/29/13 – 3/31/14
Mediterranean 7 or 11 nights: Costa does it Best! Instant Upgrades*
Booking Window: January 29, 2014 – April 30, 2014
Kids Free on Select Costa Cruises Sailings and Senior Rates Available
Booking Window: 6/28/13 – 3/1/14
Save now on winter and spring getaways in the Mediterranean, Caribbean and Dubai!
Booking Deadline: April 30, 2014
Special Book Now Savings of up to $2,000 per person. BONUS OFFER: Book these sailings through Trips with Angie and receive the Services of a Concierge Host, Private Cocktail Reception and Exclusive Shore Event as our gift to you.
Booking Window: Ends 2/28/14
Free Shore Excursion, $300 Onboard Credit on Select Cunard Voyages
Booking Window: 2/24 – 3/11/14
Set Sail for Castaway Cay, Disney’s Private Island. 7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruises departing from Port Canaveral from $172* per person, per night.
Booking Window: 1/27/14 – 2/28/14
Save up to $1,835 per couple on Insight Vacations 2014 Europe & Britain Itineraries!
Booking Window: 2/28 – 3/31/14
Best deals on our hottest 7-night cruises plus receive up to $300 shipboard credit
Booking Window: 11/13/13 – 3/01/14
Special rates on selected sailings in Caribbean 2014/2015. PLUS receive up to $300 per stateroom SBC. 
Booking Window: 1/13/14 – 2/28/14
Norwegians Catch the Upgrade Wave. Reduced deposit plus up to a 6-category free upgrade plus up to $1,000 in air credits and E-Coupons worth over $300 in onboard savings on select sailings. PLUS: $50 onboard credit on select sailings.
Booking window: 12/10/13 – 04/04/14
2-for-1 Fares, Free Air, Up to $500 Credit on Oceania Cruises
Booking Window: 1/1/14 - 3/31/14
Free Roundtrip Air, $300 Credit on Luxurious Tahitian Cruises 
Booking Window: 1/24/14-3/7/14
50% off cruise fares plus included airfare from Los Angeles
Booking By: 3/7/14
Unlimited Excursions, Free Roundtrip Air on All-Inclusive Cruises Booking 
Booking Window: 10/01/13 – 3/31/14
Enjoy up to $200 in Onboard Credit on Select Silversea Voyages!
Booking window: 2/10/14 – 5/10/14
Discover Europe's Hidden Harbors: Receive Distinctive Voyage amenities-which include the Services of a Concierge Host, a Private Cocktail Reception and an Exclusive Shore Event-or $100 in Shipboard Credit on luxurious cruises 
Booking Window: 2/7/14 - 3/14/14

Book one of these special sailings and receive a special Trips with Angie benefit: 
Highlighted Amenity Departure Dates:
Holland America Line – ms Ryndam
June 14, 2014
14-Day Voyage of the Midnight Sun
Amenities: $75 Shipboard Credit per Stateroom & a Bottle of Wine

Windstar Cruises – Windstar Star Pride
July 6, 2014
9-Day Venetian Passageways
Amenities: $100 Shipboard Credit per person

Contact me at for more special sailing dates or to book one of these great specials. 

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Review: Sandals Montego Bay

In January 2014, my husband and I went to Sandals Montego Bay for a long weekend. We chose this Sandals for a few reasons: 
1. It is very close to the airport. Since we were only going to be there for three nights, I didn't want most of our vacation to be spent in transferring to/from the resort.
2. I was excited about all the all-inclusive options for water sports. 
3.  All of the restaurants have views of the ocean - most have outdoor seating. 

Overall, I was very impressed with Sandals Montego Bay. Here are some of the highlights: 

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

2.19.14 Weekly Deals

Celebrity Cruise Lines: 123go! Three big offers to choose from with Celebrity Cruises!

Avalon Waterways: Save up to 10% on 2015 Avalon Waterways river cruises booked by April 8, 2014!

Costa Cruises WAVE Promotion - Reduced Rates and 50% Reduced Deposits!

Holland America: Above & Beyond - Exceptional bonuses to use as you choose

Norwegian Cruise Lines: The $500 DASH. Up to $500 to Spend on Board + Free Balcony Upgrades.

Silversea Voyages: Enjoy up to $200 in Onboard Credit on Select Silversea Voyages!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

International Tour Deals

Valid Through February 24, 2014

$1799* 8 Day Escorted Tour of Colombia with Airfare
Bogota, Armenia & Cartagena plus transfers, sightseeing & more

$1499* 7 Day Tour of Dubai with Abu Dhabi & Flights 
Two cities blending modern extravagance and traditional Emirati heritage

$1699* 10 Day Greek Island Hopper with Airfare
3 nights each in Santorini & Mykonos, plus 2 nights in ancient Athens

$1999 10 Night Danube River Deluxe Cruise with Prague
Tours of Bratislava, Vienna, Regensburg, Nuremberg & Prague, plus Melk & Passau

Monday, February 17, 2014

Client Review: Hard Rock Puerto Vallarta

Katy and her husband were looking for a getaway with great activities. I recommended the Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta. The Hard Rock Resorts offer up to $1,500 resort credits based on your length of stay. All photos are courtesy of Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta.  

Here's Katy's Review: 

We enjoyed the trip very much. At first I was disappointed that the resort didn't feel more tropical or beach like but it grew on me.

Overall the food was pretty good. We ate at Ciao (Italian) with ocean views and saw a great sunset the first night.

Ciao Restaurant at Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

International Tour Deals

Check out some of these amazing international tour prices: 

$2599*  13 Day Tour of China & Tibet Including Flights
Shanghai, Xian, Lhasa & Beijing. Visit the Great Wall & Terracotta Army

$1099    8 Day Grand Canyon and National Parks Escorted Tour
Scottsdale, Sedona, Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park & Vegas

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Current Cruise Promotions

January and February are considered WAVE season in the cruise industry - a time when the major cruise lines offer promotions to entice travelers to sail the seven seas. Here's some of the current promotions:

Celebrity 123GO! 
Choose from a free Classic Beverage package, Free Gratuities or an On board credit, plus benefits for 3rd/4th guests in your clients stateroom on cruises and cruisetours departing February 2014 to March 2015. Plus, when you book a 2014 Europe sailing, you'll be able to choose TWO offers for an even more amazing vacation value. 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Volunteer Cruise Ship Excursions

Have a cruise booked and looking for an excursion not provided by the cruise line? Check out Shore Trips - one of my excursion provider partners. They even have some volunteer opportunities while you are in port! 

Click here to learn more about these amazing trips!