Saturday, February 18, 2012

Journey to the Great Land of Alaska
for less aboard a fabulous cruise vacation
Connect with Mother Nature like never before and experience the breathtaking fjords, majestic wildlife, and beautiful scenery that can only be found on an Alaska cruise. With exciting ports of call like Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, and the Inside Passage, you'll be able to discover the wondrous beauty of this Great Land in so many different ways.
Take a look at our featured 7 night Alaska cruise adventure from $789 USD with a $75 USD onboard credit and prepare to embark on thejourney of a lifetime!
You can also combine the best of both land and sea, in an exciting Cruise Tour -- the perfect 2 in 1 vacation!
Continue reading your CruiseShipWeekly to check out our fabulous collection of Alaskan vacations at great savings.
LeAnne Rigsby, CCC, ACC
Certified Cruise Consultant
CLIA Accredited Cruise Counsellor

This Week's Featured Alaskan Cruises
Cruise LineItineraryFrom
Celebrity Cruises7 Night Roundtrip Alaska
: Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Inside Passage
$639 USD
Disney Cruise Line7 Night Roundtrip Alaska
: Tracy Arm, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan
$1,029 USD
Holland America Line11 Night Classic Denali Cruise Tour
: Ketchikan, Juneau, Anchorage, Fairbanks, Denali
$1,549 USD
Princess Cruises7 Night Glacier Northbound
: Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay, Whittier
$699 USD
Enjoy a Free Hotel Night and Dinner or a Sightseeing Tour
When you book a qualifying rail vacation of 6 nights or more by April 30, 2012
Rocky Mountaineer


Friday, February 17, 2012

Modern LuXury is:
A cruisetour with an exhilarating multi-night journey that gives you time to explore Alaska's majestic interior.

       What is an Alaskan Cruisetour?
Find out what an ideal vacation experience to Alaska with Celebrity Cruises is all about. Why see less than 10% of the destination of Alaska when you can travel deeper into the 49th State. Combine a 7-Night Alaska Cruise with a multi-night escorted land tour and really experience the Alaska you cameto see.

 Alaska Cruisetours the Celebrity Way
Cruisetours to Alaska with Celebrity Cruises is the only way to travel throughout this magical destination. Our Alaska Cruisetours provide the comfort and cohesive advantage of traveling with a local expert, our Tour Directors, who will ensure your vacation lives up to it's expectations.  Learn what makes a Celebrity Cruisetour to Alaska a step above the rest.

  Planning Your Celebrity Cruisetour
Now that we've sparked your interest in cruisetours here's what you need to do to start planning your Alaskan adventure. There are many components to consider and options to choose from when booking an Alaska Cruisetour. So we'll help you get off to the right start.

Give me a call or send me an email for more information.
You haven't lived until you've cruised!
~~ LeAnne


Killarney, Ireland


Yes, it's back and better than ever! We've had so many requests for our Irish Escape escorted tour that we've brought it back and added additional dates through March of 2013. But you have to book quick as it will soon sell out all over again!
HERE'S WHAT'S INCLUDED: This is the perfect escorted tour for those who want a quick, affordable introduction to Ireland or who want to maximize a long weekend. Highlights of the tour include the must-see destinations and attractions including:

· Dublin
· The Ring of Kerry
· Blarney
· The medieval town of Kilkenny

The tour features 1 night in Kilkenny, 2 nights in Killarney and 1 night in Dublin at four-star hotels as well as private luxury motorcoach with the services of a professional driver/guide, 4 full Irish breakfasts, 2 three-course dinners, a complete sightseeing program, and all local taxes, hotel service charges, and porterage for one suitcase per person. All you need to do is add-on an affordable airfare ~~ and we can help you with that, too.

Our Irish Escape tour is priced from $399 per person based on double occupancy. Depending upon dates of travel, the top land-only rate is just $459 per person. And considering that this tour is 4 nights, it costs about $115 per day including breakfast, 2 dinners and sightseeing! With rates this affordable, it probably costs you more to stay home!

You can make a longer trip of it by extending this tour to stay in Dublin from just $119 per person. This includes 2 nights at the four-star Maldron Cardiff Lane in Dublin, full Irish breakfast daily, and two full days to explore Dublin at leisure.

Contact me ASAP to book this amazing deal. Remember, I can help you with your airfare from your gateway to Dublin, too.
~~ LeAnne


LeAnne with Donie, our driver & tour guide
(Dublin, Ireland; December 2011)
I just returned in December from this exact tour -- and can't wait to do it again!!! We stayed in beautiful hotels who spoiled us with their delicious food, and had a fantastic driver (Donie, above photo with me).  It was just unforgettably wonderful experience.  You cannot imagine the beauty of this island country -- GREEN, GREEN, GREEN! Even in the winter!  Driving past meadows with medievel castle ruins!, sheep everywhere, rock hedges everywhere, beautiful cottage homes with manicured lawns, clean  & pristine; and don't forget the MOUNTAINS!  I loved the people, the music, the food, and the shopping!

(I have SO many photos of my trip... it was difficult to decide which ones to post.  I hope you enjoy them! Better yet, book this trip so you can have your own photo memories!!)

Contact me ASAP to book this amazing deal.  Remember, I can help you with your airfare from your gateway to Dublin, too.
~~ LeAnne

Carriage house between the Blarney Castle and Blarney House

Our hotel room in Kilkenney, Ireland

Bathroom in our hotel room (Kilkenney)

Lobby of  our hotel, Killarney Plaza Hotel
(Killarney, Ireland)

Foyer as you enter our hotel, Killarney Plaza Hotel

Castle ruins as we were on the Ring of Kerry tour
Kilkenney Castle
(Kilkenney, Ireland)

Ring of trees on the Ring of Kerry tour

CRUISES: Carnival Will Expand Its Miami, San Juan Schedules

Carnival Cruise Lines will offer more voyages next winter from Miami and San Juan. The "Carnival Valor" (pictured) will operate seven-day Southern Caribbean cruises from San Juan starting Feb. 10, 2013. The ship will replace the "Carnival Victory," which will move to Miami starting Feb. 4, 2013, to offer four-day (Key West and Cozumel) and five-day (Turks & Caicos, Half Moon Cay, and Nassau or Grand Cayman and Jamaica) voyages. Meanwhile, the "Victory" is replacing the "Carnival Destiny," which will join the "Carnival Legend" in Europe next year (the line will release more details soon).

Norwegian Cruise Line will offer TRX Suspension Training fitness classes on all of its ships by the end of this month ($20 for one class or $60 for four sessions).

Crystal Cruises says it's doubling the number of departures this year that begin with days (nights) in port. It's also adding overnights to the middle or end of most of its 2012 sailings. The trend will continue in 2013, with more than 85 percent of next year's routes including two or more days in port and even more cruises starting with overnights in port.

(Credit: Carnival Cruise Lines)

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Princess Cruises - says its newest ship, the "Royal Princess," will operate its debut season in the Mediterranean starting in June 2013, offering 12-day "Grand Mediterranean" voyages between Barcelona and Venice. The line also announced that the new ship's atrium will be larger than those on other Princess vessels and will boast new features such as an Italian cocktail bar, a gelateria, a seafood bar, and a gift shop.

Carnival Cruise Lines - announced its most varied range of itineraries in Europe for 2013 aboard the "Carnival Legend." Highlights include the line's first Norwegian fjords route and its first extended schedule from the United Kingdom. The ship will operate 17 European sailings between April 22 and Oct. 31, 2013, after crossing the Atlantic Ocean from Tampa (and returning there in November 2013). Carnival says it will replace the "Legend" in Tampa next year while it's in Europe.

Costa Crociere (Costa Cruises) extended the deadline for accepting its compensation offer for passengers who were aboard the wrecked "Costa Concordia" to March 31. The terms and amounts of the offer remain the same, however.

(Credit: Princess)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


Coming June 2013!

Royal Princess' European Debut:

Best of all, you can start planning your next cruise on Royal Princess as she embarks on her maiden season with the destination experts!

Sailing our popular Grand Mediterranean itinerary from June through October 2013, Royal Princess will call in the most incredible ports in the region.

Royal Princess' maiden season goes on sale March 15, so contact ME for the latest updates!


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