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Caribbean Cruise Lovers - Issue May 2016
June 01, 2016
Hello, Fellow Cruise Lovers!

Welcome to June!

Spring is still here and it is time to plan that all-important summer family vacation.

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

- Carnival Cruises From Galveston

2. Cruise Industry News

- Disney Cruise Line Sails From New York
- Fathom Reduces Fares For Dominican Republic Cruises

3. Plan A Group Cruise

4. Cruise Saving Tip

5. Caribbean Cruise Deals for September 2016

New Page at

Carnival Cruises From Galveston

An increased number of families are cruising from the Galveston Cruise Port. Carnival Cruise Line is one of three cruise lines currently sailing from that port.

I encourage you to read more about Carnival cruises from Galveston by clicking here.

Cruise Industry News

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

1. Disney Cruise Line Sails From New York

Disney Cruise Line has announced that it will offer a limited number of cruises from New York in the fall of 2017. This is great news for cruise lovers living in the northeast and for those wanting to sail with Disney, without having to fly to Florida.

The Disney Magic will offer one 7-day cruise itinerary to include Canada and then a handful of cruises to the Bahamas.

Disney cruises sell out quickly, so plan now to reserve your cabin early.

2. Fathom Reduces Fares for Dominican Republic Cruises

As you may already know, Fathom is Carnival Corporation's newest cruise line offering "community development" cruises to Cuba and the Dominican Republic.

Original cruise fares for Fathom's itineraries to the Dominican Republic had a lead rate of $1,465 during the peak season of summer.

Great news! For cruises through November 20, 2016, Fathom has announced fares starting as low as $499 per person.

Call your Travel Agent and reserve your cabin on a community development cruise to make a difference in the lives of people in the Dominican Republic.

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, Jamaica.

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

2. Couples Cruise Getaway

This cruise is only for you and yours. Plan to get away with your lover on this exciting Royal Caribbean cruise aboard Allure of the Seas.

You will enjoy the time together!

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.

3. 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

4. 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 be a part of an exciting, 3-night Norwegian cruise this Christmas. This cruise 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: Book Fall Cruises

If you really want to spend less money on a cruise ship vacation, then plan to sail in the fall season - August through November (except those itineraries including Thanksgiving).

Dollar for dollar, you will pay less for any cruise sailing during this time. You will even pay less for Disney cruises, which can cost you a good penny when you sail at any other time.

If you do not have young children sailing with you, plan to sail when the children are in school during the fall months and you will save.

Happy saving!

September 2016 Caribbean Cruise Deals

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

Here are 6 of many available September 2016 Caribbean cruise deals (prices below do not include taxes and port charges):

1. Carnival Victory offers a 4-night cruise from Port Canaveral to the Bahamas on September 4th, starting under $400 per person (double occupancy).

2. Carnival Conquest offers an 8-night cruise from Ft. Lauderdale on September 17th to the Southern Caribbean, starting under $800 per person (double occupancy).

3. MSC Divina offers a 7-night cruise from Miami on September 10th to the Caribbean, starting under $600 per person (double occupancy).

4. Norwegian Sky offers a 4-night cruise from Miami on September 26th to the Bahamas, starting under $400 per person (double occupancy).

5. Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas has a 7-night cruise from Ft. Lauderdale on September 4th to the Eastern Caribbean, starting under $800 per person (double occupancy).

6. Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas offers a 7-night cruise from Port Canaveral on September 18th to the Eastern Caribbean, starting under $700 per person (double occupancy).

The above offers are just a few of many September 2016 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 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'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 2016 be your best year yet!

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

Peter Grant
Travel Professional

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