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

1. New Page at

- How to Check In for Cruise

2. Cruise Industry News

- Princess Cruises to Add Third Ship in New Class
- Carnival Offers More Cruises from Galveston

3. Plan A Group Cruise

4. Cruise Saving Tip

5. Caribbean Cruise Deals for September 2014

New Page at

How to Check In for Cruise

After booking your fun cruise getaway, you will need to check in. Cruise lines no longer mail cruise documents. Similarly to airline tickets, you must check in and print cruise documents.

One of our newest pages at All-Inclusive Caribbean Cruises looks at how to check in for cruise sailings before sail-day.

Interested? Click here to read all about it.

Cruise Industry News

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

1. Princess Cruises to Add Third Ship in New Class.

In 2013, Princess Cruises added its biggest ship, the Royal Princess, to its fleet. Earlier this year, another ship in that class, the Regal Princess debuted. Princess now reports that it has ordered a third ship in its new class.

This new ship will debut in 2017 and will have similar features to its sisters. In addition, it will carry over 3,500 passengers at double occupancy, will offer 80% of its cabins with balconies and will have new innovative features.

Look out for this one!

2. Carnival Offers More Cruises from Galveston.

Carnival Cruise Lines looks to add some longer cruises to its line-up from Galveston, Texas.

There will be an 11-day cruise from Galveston to San Juan with stops in places such as Aruba, Bonaire and St. Maarten.

There will be a 10-day sailing from San Juan to Galveston. Stops include St. Thomas, St. Croix and Falmouth (Jamaica).

There will be a 12-day round-trip from Galveston. Stops include Costa Rica, Panama, Cartegena and Santa Marta (Colombia - Carnival's first visit here).

Plan A Group Cruise

A group cruise is comprised of at least 8 cabins (Carnival Cruises - varies with other 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. You may deposit $200/person now, but final payments are due by August 3rd.

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

**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. The fare scheduled is flexible.

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: Book a Guaranteed Cabin Whenever Available!

Each cruise line divides its cabins into categories. You can select which category cabin you want and where on the ship you would like to be.

However, there is something called a "guaranteed cabin" in some categories. This cabin is simply one for which there is no room number assigned at booking. The cabin number is assigned before or upon checking in.

More often than not, the guaranteed cabin will have the lowest rate available. Why? While you know that it is a particular type of cabin (inside, oceanview or balcony), you do not know where on the ship you will end up. For that inconvenience, the cruise line sells this cabin at a lower price.

I say, select the guaranteed cabin whenever available and save that extra money. Use it to buy specialty drinks on board.

Happy cruise saving!

September 2014 Caribbean Cruise Deals

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

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

1. Carnival Ecstasy offers a 4-day itinerary from Miami on September 1st, 8th and 15th to Key West and Cozumel, starting at $179/person (double occupancy).

2. Carnival Sensation offers a 3-day itinerary from Port Canaveral (near Orlando) on September 4th to Nassau, starting at $169/person (double occupancy).

3. Norwegian Sky offers a 4-day sailing from Miami on September 29th to Freeport, Nassau and Great Stirrup Cay (Bahamas) starting at $159/person (double occupancy).

4. Caribbean Princess offers a 5-day sailing from Ft. Lauderdale on September 1st to Majahual and Cozumel, starting at $229/person (double occupancy).

5. Royal Caribbean's Majesty of the Seas has a 4-day itinerary from Miami on September 8th and 22nd to Coco Cay, Nassau and Key West, starting at $251/person (double occupancy).

The above offers are just a few of many September sailings. Click here for other September 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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