Need some travel ideas? You want to get away but the thought of a Caribbean cruise doesn't excite you? Here's some suggestions:
A recent development in river cruising is the introduction of Crystal Cruises. This luxury brand now has 5 different ships and they've just announced 2020 itineraries. Crystal sails on the Rhine & Moselle rivers, the Danube River, the Main.
Don't know about Crystal? This is an all suite ship, butlers in every room category, king sized beds, several restaurants on board and is an all inclusive experience. We will be traveling with them in a few months and we're very excited about it.
The New York Times just published their 52 Places to go in 2019. They list Puerto Rico as their top pick (recovered from the hurricane) but also list some more unusual picks such as: Hampi India (ancient civilization), Panama (Pacific side eco tourism), Munich (culture), Eilat Israel (Red Sea diving), Japan's Setourchi Islands (beauty), Aalborg Denmark (architecture), The Azores (adventure), Zadar Croatia, Salvador Brazil, Danang Vietnam, New Zealand, Puglia, Italy, The Falkland Islands, Scotland, and many more.
Of course how you travel is equally important. Land tours continue to be very popular. Travelers like to be able to spend more time in a city than on many cruises plus you can explore all those wonderful land locked destinations. Here's some examples of how to tour on land:
Sure you can sail the giant 2000 - 6000 passenger ships - which offer a great value and can be a lot of fun. You can even sail the mid sized ships like Amazara, Oceania, Viking Ocean which are about 1000 passengers in size.
Or you can sail ships of less than 300. There's so many options here including Windstar, Tauck, Ponant, Silversea and Scenic. Many of our clients that cruise the smaller ships never go back to the larger ones. Find out why. There's many advantages to these small ships but perhaps the most important one is that they allow you to go where larger ships simply can't.
Are you interested is something more active? Here's some suggestions:
There's many more possibilities as well as suppliers. We can help you find the best fit for your budget and interests.
Sure, cruising the Caribbean can be a lot of fun. But consider some of the ideas in this blog post too like:
And there's plenty more out there. An expert travel agent can help you figure out which is the best vacation for you. And what's that expertise? The ability to understand want you want, and understand what products are available with the resources and relationships to make it happen.