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Caribbean Cruise Lovers - Issue February 2016
March 05, 2016
Hello, Fellow Cruise Lovers!

Welcome to March! It's incredible how quickly we got here!

As always, we are thankful for your subscription and sincerely hope that you are being helped.

A big "Welcome" to all new subscribers!

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

Happy reading!

Peter Grant

In This Issue

1. New Page at

- Cruise Pack Mission Cozumel - Ciudad de Angeles

2. Cruise Industry News

- Disney Cruise Line To Add New Ships
- Norwegian Increases Beverage & Dining Prices

3. Plan A Group Cruise

4. Cruise Saving Tip

5. Caribbean Cruise Deals for June 2016

New Page at

Cruise Pack Mission Cozumel - Ciudad de Angeles

We recently completed our Cruise Pack Mission to Cozumel.

In all, twenty-two of us delivered more than 22 backpacks with needed supplies to the Ciudad de Angeles orphanage in Cozumel.

I encourage you to read more about our cruise with a mission twist, by clicking here.

Cruise Industry News

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

1. Disney Cruise Line To Add New Ships

For those of you who sailed or attempted to sail with Disney, you might have encountered availability issues and most certainly were hit with high prices.

This is because Disney only has four ships and the demand for their product is high.

In an effort to accommodate more people, Disney Cruise Line recently announced plans to add two (2) new ships in 2021 and 2023.

Look out for more information on these new vessels

2. Norwegian Increases Beverage and Specialty Dining Prices

Many of you may be aware that just about every cruise line offers beverage packages. Some also offer specialty dining packages.

Norwegian Cruise Line offers both.

Beginning on February 26th, NCL increased the rates for its beverage and specialty dining packages. For example, the Ultimate Drink Package now costs $79 per-person per-day.

Contact your travel consultant for additional 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 Opportunities

1. Cruise Pack Mission to Jamaica

On this cruise, each guest is asked to bring a backpack with supplies for needy children in the Hague Primary School in Falmouth, Jamaica.

Petes Travel Center will provide the backpacks and guests are asked to volunteer to add the supplies.

The dates are February 20-25, 2017 - Presidents' Day week. It is a 5-day sailing aboard the beautiful Independence of the Seas out of Ft. Lauderdale to Haiti and Falmouth.

For more information on this group cruise and to reserve your cabin, click here.

2. Labor Day Bahamas Getaway

What a great time to get away from it all - Labor Day!

Close out summer with a bang. Visit the Bahamas and the beaches, before it gets cold in the USA.

The cruise is set for September 5-10, 2016 and will sail from Jacksonville, Florida.

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.

4. Pre-Thanksgiving Escape

Get your friends and relatives together and escape for Thanksgiving week.

You will travel from Sunday through Thursday, so there is no need to worry about cooking for Thanksgiving.

What an escape!

For more information and to reserve your cabin, click here

5. PTC's Christmas At Sea

Escape the hustle and bustle of Christmas this year. Stay away from the oven. Run away from the cold and snow for Christmas.

Plan to join us on an exciting, 3-night Norwegian cruise this Christmas. We will sail from Miami on Friday, December 23rd through Monday, December 26th.

What a great way to spend this holiday with family and friends!

Click here for information and to reserve your cabin.

Cruise Saving Tip

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

Tip: Bring Your Own Soda Aboard Ship

If you are among those who must have soda, there is a great way to cut your cost onboard a Carnival cruise.

Carnival Cruise Line allows each guest to bring one 12 pack of 12 ounce can soda onboard their ships (keep it in your hand luggage).

Bring your own soda and avoid spending too much for that beverage onboard. You will save some money.

Happy saving!

June 2016 Caribbean Cruise Deals

Before listing some cruise deals for June 2016, I must tell you that you may get lucky booking a last minute April cruise. Click here for last minute April cruise offers!

Here are 5 of many available June 2016 Caribbean cruise deals (prices below do not include taxes and port charges):

1. Carnival Victory offers a 4-night cruise from Port Canaveral (Orlando) to the Bahamas on June 26th, starting under $550 per person (double occupancy).

2. MSC Divina offers a 7-night cruise from Miami on June 18th to the Eastern Caribbean, starting under $700 per person (double occupancy).

3. Norwegian Escape (new ship!) offers a 7-night cruise from Miami on June 4th to the Caribbean, starting under $900 per person.

4. Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas has a 7-night cruise from Ft. Lauderdale on June 18th to the Caribbean, starting under $1,200 per person (double occupancy).

5. Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas offers a 7-night cruise from Ft. Lauderdale on June 26th to the Caribbean, starting under $1,400 per person (double occupancy).

The above offers are just a few of many June 2016 cruise sailings.

By the way, you may even want to consider a Spring Break cruise, which promises much fun and food.

Want to explore some other cruises? 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.

Please note that we appreciate your continued support of our monthly e-zine and hope that something written here will make your family cruise vacation a little easier to plan and be more fun.

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May 2016 be your best year yet!

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
Petes Travel Center

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