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River Cruising : Did you know?

River Cruising : Did you know?

River Cruising : Did you know? River Cruising is one of the fastest growing businesses in the travel business. While big ship cruising grows every year by 3%, River Cruising is growing every year by as much as 13%. Once looked at as the vacation for seniors, the age...

Mardi Gras Feb 22

Mardi Gras Feb 22

Carnival's newest ship, XL class MARDI GRAS is almost ready to launch, and we want to invite you to come. We are not going in a travel agent capacity, we will not be doing much hand-holding, (this is our vacation too), but y’all are welcome to come. ? The ship has...

Hidden Cruise costs

Hidden Cruise costs

Let’s face it. Money doesn’t grow on trees and cruising, however fun, can be a costly experience. You have finally saved up enough money to take your family on a 7-day Eastern Caribbean Cruise. With your heart excitedly pounding in your chest, you call Apollo Travel...

Travel tips

Travel tips

Your trip is booked and the anticipation of your upcoming adventure is building. As you plan and prepare for your upcoming trip, review these tips to make sure you don’t forget anything important. Visit the tourism website for your destination country and review any...

5 Reasons Why Travel Insurance Is a Must

5 Reasons Why Travel Insurance Is a Must

5 Reasons Why Travel Insurance Is a Must If you’re like us, here’s how you prepare for a big trip: You pack way too much, realize your suitcase won’t close, then start taking stuff out. The snorkel gear, the sarong, that second jacket… you don’t really need those. But...

Disney Wish

Disney Wish

The Disney Wish, the fifth ship in Disney Cruise Line’s fleet, will introduce a brand-new, distinctly Disney design concept unlike anything at sea. The motif of enchantment — found at the heart of so many beloved Disney stories — is the architectural and thematic...

Should I use an agent

Should I use an agent

One of the most common questions I find myself passionately answering both in person and on online communities (I’m looking at you Reddit), is about how to actually book a cruise. Should you use a travel agent or book directly with a cruise line? I’ll tell you right out the gate that whether you’re looking into your first cruise or well on your way to the highest levels of a cruise line’s loyalty program, I highly recommend using a good travel agent, but let’s talk about why by addressing some common questions and misconceptions.

Caribbean Packing list

Caribbean Packing list

THINGS TO DO  Get tickets Print travel vouchers Confirm flight Book taxi to airport Exchange money Get passport/Identification Leave directions for house sitter Get extra house key made Take pictures of children Lock...

25 questions to ask

25 questions to ask

25 important questions to ask a travel agent Are they available to help you plan? How long have they been in business? Do they have a business license? How do they get paid? Is there a fee to you, and if so, what is it? Do they specialize in honeymoon planning? How...

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