A Reminder of  Royal Caribbean Pre- Paid Gratuity Increase

We would like to let you know that there will be a $2 increase for gratuities per guest per day beginning on Saturday, November 11th, across the entire Royal Caribbean fleet except Harmony of the Seas, which will be deployed on Sunday, November 12th ...

US Passport Processing Times Are Shorter Right Now

The US Department of State announced recently that the wait time for new passports is now shorter than it has been in a long time. The Department of State is reporting that their processing time for new passports has been reduced to 8 -10 weeks for n...

Maui Fire Update

Aloha, Please see the latest update from the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority regarding the devastating wildfires affecting areas on Maui. Please share this information as broadly as possible. We will continue to keep you informed. Mālama pono,John Monaha...

Celebrity Cruise Lines Increases Gratuities

Celebrity Cruise Lines Celebrity Cruise Lines has announced that as of July 11, 2023, they will be increasing their daily gratuities amounts to $18.00 per person per day. This new gratuity rate of $18.00 will be charged for inside, Oceanview, and ver...

Best Cruise Lines for Families and Children

Best Cruise Lines for Families and Children Even as a cruise consumer, I am a Disney fanatic but as a Travel Agent, I realize that not everyone who wants to cruise is partial to Disney for a family vacation. There are so many great cruise lines that ...

Our pre-cruise adventure (of sorts)

Our pre-cruise adventure (of sorts) We live in Virginia, we are cruising out of Bayonne, NJ tomorrow on the Royal Caribbean Anthem of the Seas. What normally should have been a 4-4.5 hr. drive took us 7 hrs. Had we decided to drive up tomorrow, we wo...

Are Low Air Fares Really a Thing of the Past?

Are Low Air Fares Really a Thing of the Past? As travel returns to post 2020 travel numbers, there are still many questions travelers have about travelling right now. Airfares are high, and that is due to the cost of crude oil. But there are still lo...

One Of The Most Basic Hotel Amenities Is Disappearing

One Of The Most Basic Hotel Amenities Is Disappearing The days of returning to a wrinkle-free duvet are likely gone. Forget fresh towels, and accept that your trash might never get taken out during your stay. One Of The Most Basic Hotel Amenities Is ...

Alaska Reopens To Cruising in 2021!

Alaska Reopens To Cruising in 2021! The first cruise ship in nearly two years has been welcomed back to Alaska Alaska Reopens To Cruising in 2021! Royal Caribbean’s Serenade of the Seas visited Ketchikan, Alaska after a cease of operations due ...

The New 2021 Guidelines for Travel Around The World

The New 2021 Guidelines for Travel Around The World. A travel agent will be able to tell you all the rules required for each and every country around the world before you depart on your trip. The New 2021 Guidelines for Travel Around The World More a...