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Caribbean Cruise Specials - Issue August 2014
September 01, 2014
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In This Issue

1. New Page at

- Bahamas Cruise-Resort Packages

2. Cruise Industry News

- Royal Caribbean's Newest Ship Sails in October
- Oasis of the Seas to Offer Dynamic Dining

3. Plan A Group Cruise

4. Cruise Saving Tip

5. Caribbean Cruise Deals for October 2014

New Page at

Bahamas Cruise-Resort Packages

Some people are constantly looking for a quick getaway for the weekend or whenever. Others would like to combine a cruise with a resort stay. Now you can do both year-round.

There is one cruise line that offers 2-night Bahamas cruise getaways, and longer cruise and resort stay combos.

Interested? Click here to read all about it.

Cruise Industry News

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

1. Royal Caribbean's Newest Ship Sails In October

In October 2014, Royal Caribbean's newest ship, in a brand new class, Quantum of the Seas, will set sail from the shipyard in Germany to Southampton, England. After short sailings from there, it will make its way across the Atlantic Ocean to the Cape Liberty Port in New Jersey.

For six (6) months, Quantum of the Seas will offer sailings from Cape Liberty to the Caribbean. After this, the ship will head to China to boost Royal Caribbean's market share in Asia. (She will later be replaced by her sister, Anthem of the Seas.)

Book your cruise on this amazing ship - dubbed "first smart ship" - before it sails for China.

2. Oasis of the Seas to Offer Dynamic Dining.

Royal Caribbean's newest ship, Quantum of the Seas, will offer a first at sea - something called dynamic dining. Instead of having all guests sitting in one of two main dining rooms for dinner, passengers will now have 4-5 complimentary restaurants serving different cuisines from which to choose each night. This is in addition to several other restaurants which incur a cover charge.

Royal Caribbean has decided to add dynamic dining to Oasis of the Seas, one of the world's largest cruise ships. The ship will head to Europe this fall and be prepared to offer dynamic dining to all passengers by spring of 2015.

Pretty awesome!

Plan A Group Cruise

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

Group cruise ideas: family reunions, employee appreciation, club or organization fundraiser, girlfriends' getaway, couples' retreat, church outing, wedding, etc.

Reasons for planning a group cruise:

1. 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.

**Group Cruise for October 4 - 9

We are excited to invite you to join us on a group cruise to Ocho Rios, Jamaica and Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands this October.

Find all the details on what promises to be an exciting sailing this fall at: Annual Group Cruise.

If you are ready to book, email me at

**Group Cruise for April 6 - 10, 2015

Plan now to get away for spring break, April 6 - 10th. Join those who will sail with Royal Caribbean's Enchantment of the Seas from Port Canaveral to Coco Cay and Nassau (Bahamas).

Fares start at under $520/person for oceanview cabins and under $480/person for inside cabins (fares do not include taxes & port charges). The fare payment scheduled is flexible - $100/cabin due the end of each month starting in September, with final payment due January 15th.

For more information, email me at

Make this a "Bahama Spring Break Thing!"

Cruise Saving Tip

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

Tip: Request the Early Saver Rate on a Carnival Cruise!

If you are looking to sail with Carnival Cruise Lines and can book early - about three months or earlier before the sail date - ask for the Early Saver Rate. This rate is not published online and so you must check with your Travel Agent for it. Why get this rate?

The chances are great that the cruise rates on that sailing will go down. With the Early Saver Rate, you are guaranteed a refund in the form of onboard credit when the rates drop. Your Travel Agent will watch the rates for you (ask to make sure) and when he/she notices a reduction that person will submit a refund request to Carnival. The cruise line will then add the difference in prices as onboard credit and you can use that money to do anything on the ship - buy drinks, pay for a photo, etc.

Getting a refund due to having the Early Saver Rate is a great way to spend less money from your pocket onboard the ship.

Happy cruise saving!

October 2014 Caribbean Cruise Deals

Before listing some cruise deals for October, I must tell you that there are some super cool savings currently available on last minute September cruises. Click here for September cruise savings!

Here are 5 of many available October 2014 Caribbean cruise deals (fares do not include taxes and port charges):

1. Carnival Elation offers a 5-day itinerary from New Orleans on October 27th to Progreso and Cozumel, starting at $339/person (double occupancy).

2. Carnival Sensation offers a 4-day itinerary from Port Canaveral (near Orlando) on October 26th to Freeport and Nassau, starting at $209/person (double occupancy).

3. Norwegian Breakaway (new ship!) offers a 7-day sailing from New York on October 12th to the Bahamas, starting at $549/person (double occupancy).

4. Caribbean Princess offers a 5-day sailing from Ft. Lauderdale on October 18th to Grand Cayman and Cozumel, starting at $329/person (double occupancy).

5. Royal Caribbean's Navigator of the Seas has a 7-day itinerary from Galveston, Texas on October 12th to Cozumel, Grand Cayman and Falmouth, Jamaica, starting at $489/person (double occupancy).

The above offers are just a few of many October 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 or send us a Cruise Quote Request.

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See you next month!

Peter Grant
Travel Professional

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