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Caribbean Cruise Lovers - Issue December 2016
December 31, 2016
Hello, Fellow Cruise Lovers!

Happy New Year!

I hope that your Christmas/holiday season was the best ever with family and friends. I also hope that you began to plan for your cruise vacation in the new year.

I wish you and yours the very best that a year can bring.

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

A big "Welcome" to all new subscribers!

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

Happy reading!

Peter Grant

In This Issue

1. New Page at

- Carnival's Early Saver Rate

2. Cruise Industry News

- Cuba Opens Door To More Cruises
- Norwegian Escape To Sail From New York

3. Plan A Group Cruise

4. Cruise Saving Tip

5. Caribbean Cruise Deals for March 2017

New Page at

Carnival's Early Saver Rate

This is not a new page, but one you need to be reminded of.

You may already know that Carnival Cruise Line offers the best cruise rates to the Caribbean and elsewhere. Carnival aims to make cruising affordable to every segment of the population.

What you may not know is that Carnival offers something called the "Early Saver Rate." It is usually the lowest rate available, but it comes with conditions.

You can learn more about Carnival's Early Saver Rate by clicking here.

Cruise Industry News

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

1. Cuba Opens Door To More Cruises

By now, you may be aware of the many changes happening in travel to Cuba. More people can board a flight to this intriguing Caribbean island.

And now, more cruise lovers can sail to Cuba. Earlier this month, it was revealed that several top cruise lines have been given permission to sail to Cuba. Among the big names are Norwegian Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean Cruises Limited.

While there remains some uncertainty as to how long the door will remain open, you may now book a cruise to Cuba with Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line, and others.

Check with your travel consultant.

2. Norwegian Escape To Sail From New York

If you live in or around New York, this will excite you. Norwegian Cruise Line's newest and biggest ship - Norwegian Escape - will sail from New York starting in 2018.

Norwegian Escape currently sails from Miami, but will offer seven-night Bermuda cruises from April to September beginning 2018. The Escape will also offer Canada/New England cruises in September.

See your travel consultant to begin planning to sail with Norwegian Escape from New York.

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

Cruise Pack Mission to Jamaica

On this cruise, each guest is asked to bring a backpack with supplies for needy children at 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, Jamaica.

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

Family Fall Getaway

How would you like to experience Carnival Cruise Line's newest and biggest ship - Carnival Vista?

You can this September 17-23, 2017.

Make plans to bring your family aboard for a six night cruise from Miami to Ocho Rios, Jamaica; Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands; and Cozumel, Mexico.

Fares start as low as $697 per-person for an interior cabin. Your deposit is only $50 per-person by January 31st.

Review the information and reserve your cabin today. Click here now.

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 Vacation Early

It is no secret that the early bird catches the worm. This is also largely true when it comes to cruise fares.

More often than not, if you book your cruise at least a year in advance, you will pay less than if you wait for six months or closer before your desired sail date.

Cruise lines start out with a set price, but then makes adjustments as the time gets shorter.

Note: Do not book a nonrefundable rate. Book early, but leave yourself some wiggle room, in the rare event that there's a lower rate offered after you have booked your cruise.

Happy saving!

March 2017 Caribbean Cruise Deals

Before listing some cruise deals for March 2017, I must tell you that you may get lucky booking a last minute February cruise. Click here for last minute February cruise offers!

Here are seven (7) of many available March 2017 Caribbean cruise deals (prices below do not include taxes and port charges):

1. Carnival Liberty offers a 4-night cruise from Port Canaveral to the Bahamas on March 5th, starting under $450 per person (double occupancy).

2. Carnival Conquest offers a 6-night cruise from Ft. Lauderdale on March 12th to the Caribbean, starting under $800 per person (double occupancy).

3. Celebrity Reflection offers a 7-night cruise from Miami on March 18th to the Caribbean, starting under $700 per person (double occupancy).

4. MSC Divina offers an 7-night cruise from Miami on March 18th to the Caribbean, starting under $500 per person (double occupancy).

5. Norwegian Gem offers a 10-night cruise from New York on March 9th to the Caribbean, starting under $800 per person (double occupancy).

6. Regal Princess has a 7-night cruise from Ft. Lauderdale on March 19th to the Caribbean, starting under $900 per person (double occupancy).

7. Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas offers a 7-night cruise from Ft. Lauderdale on March 26th to the Caribbean, starting under $900 per person (double occupancy).

The above offers are just a few of many March 2017 cruise sailings.

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 me help you.

Book directly at or send me a Cruise Quote Request.

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

If you know someone who may benefit from this e-zine, encourage him/her to subscribe. Thank you!

May 2017 be your best year yet!

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

Peter Grant
Travel Professional

Jamaica Specialist
Orlando Specialist
AMResorts Specialist
Carnival Cruises Specialist
Princess Cruises Specialist
Riu Hotels & Resorts Specialist
Petes Travel Center

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