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Wowlani! Disney’s Hawaiian experience impresses

November 23, 2012 | Roger

We’re big fans of the Walt Disney Travel Company. I guess, as an Authorized Disney Travel Planner, that sort of speaks for itself. However, we wanted to share some information about one of Disney’s newest travel destinations, Hawaii. Last year, Disney opened an incredible family-focused resort on the North Shore of Oahu, Aulani. And Aulani really works to create an authentic Hawaiian experience for its guests while still maintaining the excellent standards that Disney hotels and resorts have come to be known for. Take a look at this great video that shares a bit about this resort! Read more...

Global Cell Phones: Pros and Cons

November 21, 2012 | Roger

For most people, an international vacation means an opportunity to be something most of us don’t get a chance to be anymore – off the communication grid. For a few of us, that’s a welcome opportunity. For others, its a real challenge – especially because using that smart phone means an extremely high mobile phone bill the next month in most cases. A number of companies offer the ability to rent or buy a prepaid global cell phone. This option has pros and cons to it, though. Let’s explore! Read more...

All You Can Drink? Cruise Line Drinking Packages

November 19, 2012 | Roger

Earlier this month, another cruise line announced that they are beginning to explore an “all you can drink” package aboard a number of their ships as a possible enhancement to all cruises. Norwegian Cruise Line announced that they are jumping on the beverage package bandwagon, testing an all-inclusive drinks package on three of their ships across the fleet. Read more...

Three Reasons to Cruise Hawaii

November 16, 2012 | Roger

Hawaii is that bucket list destination that seems just out of reach for people. When there’s so much to see and do and a limited time to do it, how can someone comfortably get the best possible flavor of the state without either breaking the bank or taking weeks off at a time? There is a three word answer to that question: Pride of America. There are a few reasons why it makes sense to take a cruise in Hawaii, and here are three of the best. Read more...

Secrets of St. Thomas: 3 Hidden Treasures

November 15, 2012 | Roger

St. Thomas has become one of the most popular cruise destinations in the Caribbean with virtually every single cruise ship stopping on this US Virgin Island at least once over the course of the sailing season. With all that traffic, one could be forgiven for thinking that every single inch of the island is explored and well-known, but we polled the office and came up with three great destinations on the island that are at least a bit off the beaten path. Read more...

24 Hours: Getting the most out of Buenos Aires

November 14, 2012 | Roger

All this way to get to Buenos Aires. It’s an incredibly long flight from the US and having just 24 hours to explore is tragic. But sometimes schedules can simply not be helped, and so we’re here to help squeeze every ounce of flavor and joy out of 24 hours in Buenos Aires. Here’s a 1-day pre-cruise itinerary to enjoy. Warning: it’s really busy so make sure to get a good night’s rest on the red-eye out. Read more...

Making a Hobbit out of New Zealand

November 13, 2012 | Roger

So the new Hobbit movie is coming out in December, and everyone seems to be getting in the act. First, Air New Zealand created this little air safety briefing for their flights with cameos from cast members and movie director, Peter Jackson. Now, even Crystal Cruises is getting into the act with some special excursions this December. Read more...

Vintage Cruise Art

November 13, 2012 | Roger

Every cruise features art. But sometimes the ads are art themselves! Enjoy this slideshow of some of the best vintage cruise posters we’ve found on the internet.

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It’s An Honor!

November 12, 2012 | Roger

We aren’t normally ones for tooting our own horns, but just this one time – please forgive us. We’re just excited about our latest nomination for the World Travel Awards. Crown Cruise Vacations has been nominated for World’s Leading Cruise Travel Agent for 2012. Read more...

Here Comes the Sunshine!

November 9, 2012 | Roger

The Carnival Destiny is about to get a very major transformation. So major, in fact, that Carnival has even decided to change the name of the ship – so come April of next year, say hello to the Carnival Sunshine! This $155 million top to bottom refurbishment will change virtually every aspect of this ship from top to bottom. Here are some of the highlights! Read more...