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Caribbean Cruise Lovers - Issue May 2015
May 31, 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

- Seniors Cruise Vacation

2. Cruise Industry News

- Celebrity Adds Overnight Itineraries
- Carnival Offers Amazing Group Cruise Promotion

3. Plan A Group Cruise

4. Cruise Saving Tip

5. Caribbean Cruise Deals for August 2015

New Page at

Seniors Cruise Vacation

More than ever before, seniors are heading to vacation fun on the high seas.

Cruise lines, such as Princess Cruises, offer great accommodations and programs for seniors to enjoy at sea.

On our webpage, Seniors Cruise Vacation, we look at some things related to a senior cruise vacation such as health concerns, activities onboard and how to book your cruise.

Would you like to learn more about a Seniors cruise vacation? - Click here to get some information.

Cruise Industry News

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

1. Celebrity Adds Overnight Itineraries

Many cruise guests complain that there is not enough time given to explore certain ports of call.

Consequently, some cruise lines add overnight stops in certain destinations.

Celebrity Cruises is among the newest cruise lines offering this gift to its cruise passengers.

Starting with some 2016 itineraries, Celebrity will give guests the opportunity to overnight in select ports of call.

Among the ports with overnight calls are Aruba, Barbados, Cartegena, Cozumel and St. Maarten.

Expect to have much more time for fun aboard certain Celebrity 2016 sailings.

2. Carnival Offers Amazing Group Cruise Promotion

Generally, if you have a travel agent help you set up a Carnival group cruise booking you will need to ensure that you sell 8 cabins in order to earn a free fare.

Also, each guest is required to pay $25 within 60 days of setting up the group booking.

There is great news!

Now through June 30, 2015, you can have a travel agent set up a group cruise for you and no deposit is needed until 120 or 150 days before sailing.

In addition, after you have 10 guests paying the full fare you will earn one free fare. This is really cool!

The sailings that qualify for this Carnival group cruise promotion are limited and will occur in 2016.

Act fast to benefit from this amazing group cruise offer from Carnival. See your Agent for more information.

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 Opportunity

You are invited to join Petes Travel Center on what is dubbed: 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.

Cruise Saving Tip

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

Tip: Sail To Alaska In May or September

Similarly to the Caribbean, cruising to Alaska is quite popular. Princess Cruises is the top cruise line sailing to Alaska and there are many other cruise lines plying that route.

As cruise lines compete, you benefit from the fares.

However, fares to Alaska tend to be high. To live your dream of sailing to Alaska, plan to visit in May or September. The cruise season to Alaska generally runs from May to September, with the most popular sailing times being in the middle.

Do you want to save? Plan to visit in May or September.

Happy saving!

August 2015 Caribbean Cruise Deals

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

Here are 5 of many available August 2015 Caribbean cruise deals (prices below do not include taxes and port charges):

1. Carnival Fascination offers a 5-day cruise from Jacksonville on August 23rd to The Bahamas, starting at $279 per person (double occupancy).

2. Carnival Elation offers a 5-day cruise from New Orleans on August 22nd to Cozumel and Progreso, starting at $249 per person (double occupancy).

3. Norwegian Getaway (new ship!) offers a 7-day cruise from Miami on August 29th to the Eastern Caribbean, starting at $769 per person.

4. Norwegian Gem has a 7-day cruise from New York on August 22nd to the Bahamas, starting at $799 per person (double occupancy).

5. Royal Caribbean's Navigator of the Seas has a 7-day cruise from Galveston on August 30th to the Western Caribbean, starting at $550 per person (double occupancy).

The above offers are just a few of many August 2015 cruise sailings. 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
Carnival Cruises Specialist
Princess Cruises Specialist
Riu Hotel & Resort Specialist
Petes Travel Center

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