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Caribbean Cruise Lovers - Issue August 2015
September 02, 2015
Hello, Fellow Cruise Lovers!

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We believe that you will find the information in this issue quite helpful.

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In This Issue

1. New Page at

- No Fly Vacations

2. Cruise Industry News

- Newest Royal Caribbean Ship Debuts 2016
- Houston Left Without A Ship

3. Plan A Group Cruise

4. Cruise Saving Tip

5. Caribbean Cruise Deals for November 2015

New Page at

No Fly Vacations

Not everyone likes to fly. Some people are scared to board an airplane and others simply hate the stress which accompanies visiting an airport.

For those people, vacation is still very much possible. Cruising offers the greatest way to see the world, without flying.

To learn more about no fly vacations, click here to get the information.

Cruise Industry News

Here are two of several things happening in the cruise industry:

1. Newest Royal Caribbean Ship Debuts 2016

Royal Caribbean International is putting the finishing touches on its newest ship, Harmony of the Seas, another Oasis Class vessel.

Harmony will soon join Oasis and Allure of the Seas as the biggest cruise ships on the high seas.

This ship is scheduled to set sail next June, and will operate some European itineraries before crossing the Atlantic to its homeport in Ft. Lauderdale in November 2016.

2. Houston Left Without A Ship

Millions of dollars were spent to build the cruise terminal in Houston, Texas. However, that port will be left without a cruise ship after spring 2016.

Norwegian Cruise Line and Princess Cruises, which currently operate from that port, will be pulling their ships next year.

Sadly, no one yet knows when another cruise ship will return to Houston.

Thankfully, those mighty Texans can turn to Galveston for several available cruise itineraries.

Plan A Group Cruise

A group cruise is generally comprised of at least 8 cabins (number varies by cruise lines), each with 2 or more passengers.

Group Cruise Ideas: graduation celebration, retirement celebration, family reunions, employee appreciation, club or organization fundraiser, girlfriends' getaway, couples' retreat, church outing, wedding, etc.

Reasons for planning a group cruise:

Cruising with a group is much more fun than cruising alone. I have done both and really prefer sailing with a group. Furthermore, there are perks to be had when cruising as a group.

Plan your group cruise today. Learn more about group cruises here.

Upcoming Group Cruise Opportunities

1. Cruise Pack Mission to Cozumel

On this cruise, each guest is asked to bring a backpack with supplies for orphans in Cozumel. Petes Travel Center will provide the backpacks and guests are asked to volunteer to add the supplies.

The dates are February 15-20, 2016 - Presidents' Day week. It is a 5-day sailing aboard Carnival Elation out of New Orleans to Cozumel and Progreso, Mexico.

Prices for inside cabins start under $400 per person and under $450 per person for oceanview cabins. In addition, each cabin will have $50 to spend onboard the ship.

For more information on this group cruise, click here.

To reserve your cabin, click here.

2. A Group Cruise for Retirees

If you are retired, then this cruise is for you.

Sail like royalty aboard the beautiful Emerald Princess next March and escape the brutal North American winter.

The cruise is set for March 14-19, 2016 and will sail from Ft. Lauderdale.

For more information and to reserve your cabin, click here.

3. Biggest Cruise Getaway

Have you sailed on the biggest cruise ship at sea - Allure of the Seas?

Now you can!

There is a group cruise planned for October 30, 2016 to November 6, 2016 on this beautiful ship, and you are invited.

For more information and to reserve your cabin, click here.

Cruise Saving Tip

Here is something everyone loves - learning how to save a buck or two on their cruise ship vacation.

Tip: Book Your Cruise With A Smaller Ship

In today's age, bigger is generally better for most people. However, in the world of cruising, smaller may actually save you some money.

Consider that a smaller ship is less crowded. Also, due to its "real estate", its ticket prices are generally less expensive.

If you are always looking for bigger ships, consider a smaller one. You may just be happy with what you save in your cruise fare.

That means you will have more money to spend on other things.

Ask your travel professional to recommend a nice and less expensive small ship and save some money.

Happy saving!

November 2015 Caribbean Cruise Deals

Before listing some cruise deals for November 2015, I must tell you that you may get lucky booking a last minute October cruise. Click here for September cruise offers!

Here are 6 of many available November 2015 Caribbean cruise deals (prices below do not include taxes and port charges):

1. Carnival Ecstasy offers a 4-day cruise from Miami to Key West and Cozumel on November 2nd, starting at $189 per person (double occupancy).

2. Celebrity Constellation offers a 5-day cruise from Ft. Lauderdale on November 23rd to the Western Caribbean, starting at $349 per person (double occupancy).

3. Holland America's ms-Westerdam offers a 7-day cruise from Ft. Lauderdale on November 14th to the Eastern Caribbean, starting at $449 per person.

4. Norwegian Star has a 7-day cruise from Tampa on November 15th to the Western Caribbean, starting at $449 per person (double occupancy).

5. Regal Princess (newest ship) has a 7-day cruise from Ft. Lauderdale to the Eastern Caribbean on November 30th, starting at $709 per person (double occupancy).

6. Royal Caribbean's Liberty of the Seas has a 7-day cruise from Galveston on November 29th to the Western Caribbean, starting at $499 per person (double occupancy).

The above offers are just a few of many November 2015 cruise sailings. You may even want to consider a Thanksgiving cruise, which promises much fun and food.

Want to explore some others? Click here for other cruise deals.

You may also check with your Travel Agent, the cruise line directly, or let us help you.

Book directly at or send us a Cruise Quote Request.

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See you next month, and remember to "Go have fun!"

Peter Grant
Travel Professional

Orlando Specialist
AMResorts Specialist
Azamara Cruises Specialist
Carnival Cruises Specialist
Princess Cruises Specialist
Riu Hotels & Resorts Specialist
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