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10 Reasons You Need to Book a Royal Caribbean Cruise to Experience Perfect Day at CocoCay

Royal Caribbean has completely upgraded and reimagined their private island in the Bahamas, Perfect Day at CocoCay, to offer a variety of experiences for visitors of all ages. From the Caribbean’s largest freshwater pool and tallest water slide to the only private overwater cabanas in the Bahamas, everyone will love the Perfect Day at CocoCay.

This isn’t vacation days spent. This is bragging rights earned. Conquer the tallest waterslide in North America and snap a shot from up to 450 feet up in a helium balloon. Grab a drink at the swim-up bar and soak up the scene in the largest freshwater pool in the Bahamas. Or get a taste of Bora Bora with your own overwater cabana. This is Perfect Day at CocoCay — only on Royal Caribbean®.

  1. Thrill Waterpark: Daredevils Wanted

This is a drench a minute thrill-a-thon for every adventurer. From giggle-worthy tides to shriek-inducing slides towering high into the clouds. Bounce, climb and swing your way through the obstacles in Adventure Pool. Get swept up by the biggest Wave Pool in the Caribbean. Or if you’re up for a true rush, take on the tallest waterslide in North America — Daredevil’s PeakSM. Whatever your thrill threshold, you’ll find firsts to test your bravery at Thrill WaterparkSM.

2. Coco Beach Club: Elevate Your Perfect Day (Opening December 2019)

Welcome to Coco Beach ClubSM, where every moment is elevated. It’s just you and endless blue, lounging in the only overwater cabanas in the Bahamas. Savor new Mediterranean flavors, then drift along the finest line between poolside and seaside, in an infinity edge pool overlooking the ocean.

Photo: Royal Caribbean International

3. Up, Up and Away: Way Above the Ordinary

Take your adventure to the skies aboard a helium balloon and see the islands like never before from the highest vantage point in The Bahamas — Up, Up and Away. Feel your heart race while soaring up to 450 feet above land and sea, then let the wonder wash over you as you coast on the breeze.

4. Oasis Lagoon: A Refreshing Change of Place

This is no mirage, you’ve found it — the largest freshwater pool in the Caribbean. Make your way through the different coves of Oasis LagoonSM, each with a vibe all its own. Splash right in at the kidfriendly sloping entry. Take your first sip of a cold Coco Loco at the swim-up bar before lounging on one of three swim-up islands. Or treat yourself to total relaxation in the privacy of your own cabana, complete with attendant service.

5. Harborside Drinks and Dining: Hang Like a Local at Captain Jack’s or Fuel Up for Fun at Skipper’s Grill

We’re not sure where Captain Jack was headed when he marooned on this island, but we’re glad he brought the wing sauce. The legend lives on at the rum-runner’s harborside dive. Grab a Coco Loco at the rowboat bar and settle into a rope swing seat. Or snack on the house specialty — chicken wings and fries dipped in signature sauces like mango-habanero and Caribbean jerk. Live jams and water views will put you in an island state of mind in no time at Captain Jack’sSM.

Delicious eats with harborside views — Skipper’s Grill is the spot to relax, recharge and refuel for adventure. Tuck into tacos with guac, enjoy some barbecue chicken hot off the grill or treat your taste buds to a juicy burger. Then indulge in double chocolate chip caramel brownies and fresh baked cookies, or keep it light with fresh tropical fruit.

Photo: Royal Caribbean International

6. Splashaway Bay: Even More Fun by the Gallon

The coolest aqua park at sea is breaking out beyond the deck and coming ashore at our largest Splashaway BaySM yet. Now kids can enjoy bigger buckets of fun than ever before with more fountains, pools and water cannons — plus five waterslides, and two massive drench buckets.

7. Captain Jill’s Galleon: Small Hands on Deck

From slides and interactive water cannons, to rope features and a splash pad, this interactive galleon is loaded with swashbuckling thrills for kids of all ages.

8. South Beach: Amp Up, Wind Down

Get ready to fuel your competitive fire, because on South Beach action is everywhere you look. Volleyball, beachside basketball, paddle boarding and glass bottom kayaking — it’s all here. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, grab a bite at the Snack Shack or wade out to the floating bar and cool off with a drink. Or kick back in a photo-worthy teepee cabana, perfect for napping and snapping in the South Beach shade.

9. Zip Line: High Flying Hangout

Leave your cares on the ground and soar above Perfect Day at CocoCay on 1,600 feet of zip line — with a splash landing in the harbor.

10. Chill Island: Out-of-Office Oasis

This is the beach day you’ve been dreaming about — crystal clear tropical waters and powdery sands. Kicking back with your whole crew in a private cabana. And just steps away, you can fill up your plate with tasty BBQ right on the beach at Chill Grill. Once you’re feeling recharged, check out the island sights from a jet ski or on a guided snorkel tour.

Please note that images and messaging for Perfect Day at CocoCay reflect current design concepts and may include artistic renderings. All destination features and experiences, and related delivery timing for these features, are currently in development and are subject to change without notice. Perfect Day and CocoCay are trademarks of Royal Caribbean.

You can view a map of Perfect Day at CocoCay here to start planning your perfect day.

Are you ready to experience Perfect Day at CocoCay? Contact Siera today at siera@destinationsinflorida.com for more information or your free, no obligation quote.

Celebrate National Plan a Cruise Month 2017 and Book Your Next Cruise

Plan a Cruise Month 2017 – October 2017

October is a Key Time for Travelers to Plan a Trip on a River or at Sea

October 2, 2017Spreading Magic, the cruise vacation planning expert, has announced October is Plan a Cruise Month. Through a multi-dimensional campaign, the cruise industry has come together to showcase the wide variety of cruise experiences, proving there is a cruise vacation for every travel style, budget and occasion.

Plan a Cruise Month puts a spotlight on cruise travel and offers unprecedented cruise vacation deals and promotions throughout the month of October.

“More and more people are turning to cruises to provide them with an all-inclusive, stress-free vacation option, as cruises have so much to offer – from amazing dining experiences, Broadway-caliber entertainment and waterparks to the ability to visit multiple destinations in a single trip without having to unpack and pack your belongings more than once,” said Siera Duiser, Spreading Magic. “We have found once our clients take a cruise, they fall in love with these vacations. And now through Plan a Cruise Month – we can help share the love of cruising by helping everyone to take advantage of the great offers and deals from our industry partners throughout October.”

Plan A Cruise Month Promotions

Cruise lines are offering special promotions and pricing on popular cruises to encourage consumers to plan their next cruise vacation during the month of October. Contact Siera Duiser at siera@destinationsinflorida.com to take advantage of these special deals. 

#CruiseMonth Twitter Event

Consumers considering planning a cruise should mark their calendars to join leaders in the cruise industry for a global #CruiseMonth Twitter event on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. During the Twitter event, participants will learn about featured cruise lines, unique experiences, ports, destinations and more. And – by simply retweeting select pinned tweets throughout the event – participants will be entered to win prizes including gift cards and free subscriptions to Porthole Cruise Magazine. One winner will be chosen at random each hour of the event – so there are plenty of chances to win. Eager cruisers interested in joining the Twitter event should utilize the hashtag #CruiseMonth on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 from 10a.m. EDT to 7p.m. EDT, to join in the conversation.

For more information about the travel planning experts at Spreading Magic, visit www.spreadingmagic.com. For more information about cruising and all Plan a Cruise Month activities, visit www.cruising.org/PlanACruiseMonth.

About Plan a Cruise Month

Plan a Cruise Month, created by Cruise Lines International Association, the world’s largest cruise industry association, celebrates cruise travel. Throughout October, CLIA encourages travelers to learn more about cruise vacations, as well as promote cruise-focused travel professionals as the best way to find, plan and book a cruise. For more information on CLIA, the cruise industry, and CLIA Cruise Line Members and Agencies, visit www.cruising.org or follow Cruise Lines International Association on CLIA’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner and member of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). She would love to help you plan your next cruise at no cost to you. Contact Siera today at siera@destinationsinflorida.com or at 734-771-1290 for more information or your free, no obligation quote. 

Top Five Reasons to Book a Holiday Cruise on Royal Caribbean

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There’s no better time to go on a Royal Caribbean cruise vacation than during the holiday season. Give yourself and your family a royal gift during the holiday season, and break free from the stress of doing it all on your own. Today, we want to share with you the top five reasons to book a holiday cruise on Royal Caribbean:

New Memories for Kids

On ships offering the DreamWorks experience, even Shrek and Puss in Boots dress for the occasion. Family story time and movie screenings are even more special while sailing on a Royal Caribbean ship. The stateroom attendants can’t wait to show off their folding skills with some new towel animals.

Holiday Inspired Cuisine 

Christmas onboard brings roasted Vermont turkey with a savoury apple and chestnut stuffing and festive drinks. During Hanukkah, order a traditional brisket with potato pancakes, apple sauce and sour cream. You can keep traditions from home, eat cookies with Santa and have a hot chocolate while watching a movie.

Traditional Holiday Entertainment Reimagined 

The season is brought to life with traditional events on December’s festive season voyages. See Santa Claus in a parade, take photos with him, and join in with the festivities. The entire family can build ornaments and decorate cookies. Don’t forget to drop off your letter to Santa in the promenade.

Holiday Shopping at Sea

Once at sea, you can stock up on all the gifts and gift packages you need with special festive deals that you can only get on our cruises. Save on all onboard shops and be the first to snag a bargain when we countdown to our festive shopping events. Best of all: shop duty-free!

Religious Services

Attend religious services at sea on all cruises sailing during Hannukah and Christmas. Services are performed by rabbis, priests and reverends, so you don’t have to miss the reason for the season.

Plus, if you book your cruise with us by October 31, you will receive an onboard credit!

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, a member of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). She would love to help you plan your next cruise at no cost to you. Contact Siera today at siera@destinationsinflorida.com or at 734-771-1290 for more information or your free, no obligation quote. 

Give Your Daughter the Barbie Experience with Royal Caribbean

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If your family is planning a Royal Caribbean Cruise Line vacation, you may want to consider treating your daughter to the Barbie experience with Royal Caribbean.

The Barbie Experience is exclusive to Royal Caribbean Cruise Line and is the perfect surprise for your daughter. Girls ages four to eleven are able to participate in the experience for $199. There’s more Barbie fun onboard with the youth program such as Barbie Movie Night, Barbie Story Time, and other themed activities!

The Barbie Experience with Royal Caribbean includes:

  • Barbie Stateroom Package- Your stateroom will be full of room décor in signature pink with great take-home gifts!
  • Lifelong Memories- Your daughter will get to meet new friends and bring home memories that will last a lifetime!
  • Mermaid Dance Class- Your daughter will also learn surf-inspired moves from the hit movie Barbie in a Mermaid Tale 2.
  • Fashion Designer Workshop- Your daughter can create her own unique designs for her Barbie doll.
  • Fashion Show- Your daughter will walk the runway and unveil her original Barbie fashion creation.

Learn more about the Barbie Premium Experience with Royal Caribbean here:

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations to Explore. She would love to help you plan your next vacation at no cost to you. Request your free, no obligation quote on the right side of the page or email siera@destinationstoexplore.com for more information. 

Black Friday Travel Deals

november-24-digestWe all know about the great deals that you can get on Black Friday and Cyber Monday on TV’s, electronics, toys, and home goods. However, you may not realize all of the amazing Black Friday travel deals that you can take advantage of when you book your next vacation this weekend!

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Free Family Suite Upgrade, Free $50 Resort Credit & Free Day to Play at Universal Orlando Resort:

You can enjoy the classic retro-style and ultra-modern comforts of Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort starting from just $119 per adult per night when you book by December 1! This offer includes a Free Family Suite upgrade, a $50 credit for dining at the resort, and 2-Day Park-to-Park tickets with a 3rd Day Free!

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Up to $1000 Instant Air Credit, Free Gift, and Resort Credits at Sandals and Beach Resorts in the Caribbean: 

Sandals Resorts and Beaches Resorts are offering an exclusive sale for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. You will receive a free Amoro for Sandals “Tell Your Own Love Story” Bracelet with two free charms (valued at $225) or you can receive three free charms to add to an existing Amoro for Sandals Bracelet. You must book a minimum four-night Luxury Included® Vacation at any Sandals Resort or Beaches Resort by December 2, 2014, for travel through December 27, 2015.

In addition, if you book a six-night stay or more at Beaches Ocho Rios Spa, Golf & Waterpark for travel in 2015, you will also receive a “Mega Sale Booking Bonus” credit of $275.  If you book 6 nights or more at Sandals La Source Grenada, Sandals Barbados or Sandals Emerald Bay, you will also enjoy an “End of Year Booking Bonus” credit of $190.

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Royal Caribbean BOGO’s & Free Shipboard Credit:  Royal Caribbean is offering tons of savings when you book your next cruise during Black Friday weekend.  Take advantage of 50% off reduced deposit, 50% off second adult in the room, and you can get up to a $300 shipboard credit to spend during your cruise.  Tons of savings on your next cruise! Plus, if you book on Cyber Monday (December 1), you can receive up to $400 in onboard credits!

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Last Minute December Cruises at Big Savings with Disney Cruise Line:  Take a 3-Night or 4-Night Cruise out of Port Canaveral (just 45 minutes from Orlando) and save big!  Prices start from just $188 per person per night plus tax/port fees.  For a family of 2, that is just $1,128 plus $69 per person for taxes/port fees.  These discount cruises include December 4, December 7 and December 11 sailings.  Hurry, these cruise rates end on November 30.

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Up to 50% off Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya: You can enjoy savings up to 50% off an all inclusive vacation at The Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya for most dates between January 1 and April 30, 2015! Great deals also available at Hard Rock Hotel Punta Cana in Dominican Republic! Book by December 2, 2014!

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Norwegian Cruise Line’s Reduced Deposit and Onboard Credits: You can take advantage of 50% reduced deposit and up to $250 to spend onboard any of Norwegian’s ships when you book a Norwegian Cruise Line vacation. Book by December 2, 2014!

Busch Gardens Tampa BOGO’s:  Starting at midnight on Friday, Busch Gardens is offering a lot of amazing deals on their tickets and behind the scene experiences.  If you buy a 1-Day Pass at the regular price, you get 50% off a second ticket.  If you buys a Behind the Scenes Tour, you get a second one FREE!

Sea World Christmas Package with FREE Tickets & More:  Book your family vacation to Sea World and take advantage of another BOGO!  You will get one free child ticket (3-9) for every paid adult.  Plus, book by December 1 and you also get a free Santa’s Fireside Feast for every child (3-9), with a paid adult.

Plus, if you book a vacation package totaling $3,000 or more (excluding airfare) by Monday, December 1, you will also receive a $50 gift card and $50 travel voucher to use towards your next vacation!

Which one of these Black Friday travel deals are you most excited about?

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations to Explore. She would love to help you plan your next vacation at no cost to you. Request your free, no obligation quote on the right side of the page or email siera@destinationstoexplore.com for more information. 

Get Up to $1,500 Onboard Credit with Royal Caribbean

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You can get up to $1,500 onboard credit with Royal Caribbean Cruise Line when you book your next cruise by November 16, 2014! You can use your on board credit however you’d like!

If you book a 3 or 4 night Bahamas or a 4 or 5 night Caribbean Royal Caribbean Cruise Line sailing by November 16, 2014, you will receive the following on board credit, based on your room category:

  • Suite- $400 on board credit
  • Balcony- $200 on board credit
  • Oceanview- $100 on board credit

If you book a 6+ Night Caribbean, Bermuda, Canada, Dubai, Hawaii, Panama Canal, Transatlantic, Repositioning, or Asia Royal Caribbean Cruise Line sailing by November 16, 2014, you will receive the following on board credit, based on your room category:

  • Suite- $1,000 on board credit
  • Balcony- $600 on board credit
  • Oceanview- $400 on board credit

If you book a Europe, Alaska, or 7+ night Australia Royal Caribbean Cruise Line sailing by November 16, 2014, you will receive the following on board credit, based on your room category:

  • Suite- $1,500 on board credit
  • Balcony- $1,000 on board credit
  • Oceanview- $600 on board credit

This on board credit offer does exclude Quantum of the Seas, Anthem of the Seas, and all China departures.

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations to Explore. She would love to help you plan your next vacation at no cost to you. Request your free, no obligation quote on the right side of the page or email siera@destinationstoexplore.com for more information. 

Dynamic Dining with Quantum Class on Royal Caribbean Cruise Line

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Dynamic Dining is a new world of culinary exploration available on Quantum Class ships, Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas. It’s reimagined dining at sea which gives you more options and flexibility. You don’t have to worry about set dinner times or required formal nights. Instead, you can let your appetite be the guide to 18 tantalizing possibilities.

With Dynamic Dining, you can enjoy 18 unique restaurants that are sure to please every appetite:

  •  Wonderland
  • American Icon Grill
  • Chic
  • The Grande Restaurant
  • Silk
  • Coastal Kitchen
  • Michael’s Genuine Pub
  • Chops Grille
  • Jamie’s Italian
  • Chef’s Table
  • Izumi Japanese Cuisine
  • Solarium Bistro
  • Sorrento’s
  • Windjammer Marketplace
  • Johnny Rockets
  • Seaplex Dog House
  • The Cafe @ Two70
  • Cafe Promenade

Plus, when you sail Quantum Class, you will enjoy newly designed staterooms, innovative features, and transformative venues on Quantum of the Seas or Anthem of the Seas. Other unique features include:

  • North Star – A spectacular journey more than 300 feet above sea level.
  • SeaPlex – First-ever bumper cars in the largest indoor active space at sea
  • RipCord by iFLY – First skydiving simulator at sea.
  • Two 70 – By day, an open-area living room with 270 panoramic views. By night, a performance center with mind-blowing
    light shows and dazzling digital scenery
  • MAMMA MIA! – Over 50 million have seen it on land, and now for the first time, MAMMA MIA! takes to the sea with a repertoire of ABBA’s greatest hits
  • Royal Caribbean Favorites like FlowRider®, Rock Climbing Wall, DreamWorks Experience, H2O Zone, and Solarium

Would you like to experience Dynamic Dining with Quantum Class on Royal Caribbean Cruise Line?

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations to Explore. She would love to help you plan your next vacation at no cost to you. Request your free, no obligation quote on the right side of the page or email siera@destinationstoexplore.com for more information. 

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line Named First Autism Friendly Cruise Line

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Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, which has been voted Best Cruise Line Overall by Travel Weekly for 11 consecutive years, recently became the very first cruise line to earn an “Autism Friendly” certification from Autism on the Seas. Through Royal Caribbean’s autism friendly cruises, there are special programs to assist families with autism. Families can now cruise with peace of mind with new amenities, designed just for an autism friendly cruise.

Royal Caribbean offers features to help families with autism, including:

  • Family movies shown in a low-lit, low-volume, autism friendly environment.
  • Toy lending bags with autism friendly toys
  • Youth staff tour, consultation, and activities to accommodate the child’s specifics needs.
  • A “social story,” available to parent before cruising, to help explain the cruise experience.
  • Priority check-in, boarding, and departure
  • Special dietary accommodations, including gluten-free options
  • Adventure Ocean Youth Program specialized grouping
  • Adventure Ocean toilet-trained policy exception

Is your family planning to enjoy a Royal Caribbean Cruise Line vacation?

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations to Explore. She would love to help you plan your next vacation at no cost to you. Request your free, no obligation quote on the right side of the page or email siera@destinationstoexplore.com for more information. 

Be WOWed by Royal Caribbean Cruise Line

 

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When you plan a Royal Caribbean Cruise Line vacation, you will be WOWed every step of the way! Check out all of the exciting things included with a Royal Caribbean Cruise.

WOW on every deck of the ship

  • Hang ten 200 feet above the waves on FlowRider
  • Zipline nine decks high
  • Order a Venti skim latte at the first Starbucks® at sea
  • Discover a favorite delicacy at 150 Central Park
  • Enjoy a Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical like Chicago, Hairspray and Saturday Night Fever
  • Watch acrobats splash down in the AquaTheater

WOW at every port

  • Go to historic Falmouth, Jamaica where you can climb the world-famous Dunn’s River Falls
  • Check out the Mayan treasures of Mexico’s Yucatan
  • Enjoy the exclusivity of Royal Caribbean’s very own private piece of paradise at Labadee® where you can lay back and sip a Labadoozee or go full throttle at the Arawak Aqua Park and Dragon’s Tail Coaster

WOW the way you want it

  • Design a Caribbean cruise vacation that fits you to a T
  • Getaways as short as four days
  • Choose a departure point that suits you best with Caribbean sailings departing from convenient ports Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, Orlando (Port Canaveral), New Orleans, Galveston, San Juan, New York (Cape Liberty), and Baltimore

Plus, when you book an ocean view or above category stateroom on a 6-night or longer Caribbean cruise departing March 1- December 31, 2014 by February 28th, you’ll receive up to a $300 credit to spend on shore excursions, specialty dining, beverage packages, and more. Or,  on European sailings, you’ll receive up to $400! You can also book a balcony stateroom for the price of an Ocean View on 6-8 Night Caribbean sailings departing March 1- August 31, 2014 onboard Allure, Freedom, Independence, Jewel, Navigator, or Oasis of the Seas.

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations to Explore. She would love to help you plan your next cruise at no cost to you and make sure you get the best deal possible. Request your free, no obligation quote on the right side of the page or email siera@destinationstoexplore.com for more information. 

National Cruise Week 2013 Deals and Discounts

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Have you been thinking about a cruise for your next vacation? The weather is getting colder and a tropical getaway may be the perfect escape you can look forward to! This week is the 2013 National Cruise Week so there are some great deals to help you start planning your next cruise at affordable rates!

Disney Cruise Line 

You can sail for as little as $99 per person, per night on select Disney Cruise Line sailings on the newly re-imagined Disney Magic ship when you leave from Miami.

  • 5-night Western Caribbean cruises from $495 per person through November 15, 2013
  • 4-night Bahamian cruises from $396 per person through November 20, 2013
  • Book by October 31, 2013

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line

You can receive up to a $100 on-board credit on 7-night Caribbean sailings between June 1 and August 31, 2014.

  • Inside or Outside Stateroom – $50 in On-board credit
  • Balcony or Suite Stateroom – $100 in On-board credit
  • Book by October 25, 2013

Celebrity Cruises

You will receive up to a $250 on-board credit on a 5-night or longer Alaska, Europe, Bermuda, or Caribbean sailing departing January 1, 2014 through April 30, 2015!

  • Inside and Ocean View Staterooms- $50 On-board credit ($100 for Captain’s Club Members)
  • Veranda Staterooms- $100 On-board credit ($150 for Captain’s Club Members)
  • Concierge Class and AquaClass- $150 On-board credit $200 for Captain’s Club Members)
  • Suites- $200 On-board credit ($250 for Captain’s Club Members)
  • Book by October 27, 2013

Princess Cruises

  • Receive up to $75 in on-board credit on select sailings, a $325 Cruise Value Coupon Book, and $100 per person reduced deposit when you book a new cruise by November 15, 2013

Would you like a free, no obligation quote for any of these cruises or any other cruise? Email spreadingmagic@gmail.com for more information or help planning your next cruise at no cost to you!