What’s exciting in travel today? If you are reading this, thank you! My aim in this post is to inform you of different things I can provide as a travel advisor. Usually, these are locations and/or services that I have encountered in the past week. For today, I am featuring a company in Central America, a hotel in Nicaragua, and a few cruises that I think you should consider.First, my network is global, so no matter where you need to plan a trip, I have someone who can help me to find the best of what is there. This week, I worked with Namu Travel Group, which specializes in Central America. They quickly helped me to put together a beautiful itinerary for a client who was interested in Nicaragua.
In the process, I got to know Morgan’s Rock Ecolodge. Here’s the dreamy description from their website: “Each three-sided Ocean View bungalow is perched on a cliff 30-100 feet over the private beach and cove, just across a 50 yard jungle suspension bridge. Set into the treetops, each bungalow accommodates up to four people.”
Finally, I want to make you aware of a few cruises. I am so excited to go on my first river cruise on AmaWaterway‘s new ship, AmaMagna. This ship is twice the width of other river cruises and has itineraries on the Danube. There is still space on my cruise, and of course they have many other cruises all over Europe.
If you want to stay on this side of the Atlantic, The Norwegian Escape has a fun itinerary from Miami, with two ports in Mexico, one in Belize, and one in Honduras. Harvest Caye is their newest private island, which is beautiful! Prices start less than $900 per person (including taxes and beverages) for this 7-day cruise!
One more! I have to keep mentioning Virgin Voyages Scarlet Lady. I am so excited about this ship and cruiseline. This is the cruise for people over 18 who think they don’t like cruises. There’s no buffet, all dining is included, and the ship is smaller than other typical cruise ships. They all include a day at their private beach club on the island of Bimini, and the entertainment will be amazing! Cruises officially begin April 1, but they have 2 preview mini-cruises just before that. Prices begin at around $1000 per person for 3-5 night cruises. I HIGHLY recommend jumping on this one! It’s going to be hot!
As always, please let me know if you need help with any travel. I would be happy to help!
Want a free trip? Book a group with your favorite travel advisor! Cruise lines, in particular love groups, and there are very nice rewards available for booking a group! In general, the group leader can travel for free, and everyone in the group gets extra perks, sometimes including discounted fare.
The good thing with a cruise is that you can see members of your group as much or as little as you like! Technically, you’re only a group because you’re booked together. You’re not forced to do anything together while traveling.
A group of complete strangers
Corporate Incentive Trips
On & on & on….
Here are a few examples of how groups work with the cruise lines I love best:
1 free (tour conductor) for every 9 passengers
1 free cabin for every 9 cabins (double occupancy)
Unlimited tour conductors
$250-500 discount per person
Group Amenity Program (added perks)
Additional perks because I’m a Virtuoso Advisor!
Norwegian Cruise Line
10 berths (people)=1 TC (tour conductor credit)
TC can be used by the group leader or divided among the group
5%-10% discount, based on cabin category
Added amenities/perks (choose from open bar, specialty dining, onboard credit, cocktail party, etc.)
10 cabins minimum for a group (called “Circles”)
Sailor Loot (onboard credit) for everyone (double Sailor Loot if you book before December 31!)
Circle Chest: Earn Circle Voyage Credit, based on a percentage of cabin fares, to be used however you like!
I am a travel advisor and voice teacher with almost 20 years of teaching experience (bio at the end of this post), so I am combining my passions into one fun and exciting opportunity!
SING AT SEA!
Come and commune, relax and revive, on land and at sea where your wellness will thrive!
If you enjoy singing, want to be a better singer, or think you can’t sing and want to try it out in a safe environment, then this cruise is for you! If you enjoy travel, then this cruise is for you! If you love food, fun, and community, then this cruise is for you! Contact me below.
Virgin Voyages Scarlet Lady, June 7-12, 2020
Fly to MIA (on your own, or I can arrange)
Cruise leaves from Miami
Pre-cruise hotel optional (and highly recommended). If you do this, we will have a pre-cruise dinner to get acquainted and get the party started! (I can bundle flight & hotel)
Embark on a 5-day cruise to Costa Maya, Mexico and Virgin’s FABULOUS “Ibiza Inspired” exclusive beach club in Bimini, The Bahamas
Enjoy all of the amenities of a brand new cruise ship, including meals, entertainment, and accommodations.
Participate in daily singing and wellness activities, including private lessons
Fly home a happier, healthier person because of the experience of singing, travel, wellness, and community.
Day 1 Miami – Departs at 07:00 PM, Depart 2 hrs before
Day 2 Sailing
Day 3 Costa Maya – 09:00 AM, local time
Day 4 Sailing
Day 5 The Beach Club At Bimini – 09:00 AM, local time
Day 6 Miami – Arrives at 06:30 AM
Since I am starting this small, anywhere from 3-10 participants will be ideal. Each participant will have private voice lessons, group classes, and discussions over dinner. No matter what, I will ensure that there is plenty of time for FUN!
The estimated cost for participants should be $2000 or less (plus flight), depending on the cabin chosen. Non-participants may join you in your cabin for a reduced rate. Also, Scarlet Lady has solo cabins, which means that solo travelers don’t have to pay double!
Please contact me with your interest and availability, and I will answer any questions you might have.