Sunday, December 23, 2018

Cruise Ships to Look For in 2019

Who doesn’t love a new ship?  Here’s the 2019 line-up that we’re all looking forward to!

Spectrum of the Seas (4,246-passengers): In June 2019 Royal Caribbean’s Spectrum of the Seas, a ship custom built for the Chinese market, will start sailing from Shanghai. This is the first of the Quantum Ultra-Class which will debut a new private enclave for Golden and Silver Suite guests, including keycard access, a private elevator, dedicated restaurant and lounge, exclusive amenities and access to The Balcony for sunbathing.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Unlocking Perks on Royal Caribbean With "The Key"

What onboard amenities would you be willing to pay for that would take your cruise vacation experience from good to great? How much additional are you willing to pay?  Here’s Royal Caribbean’s thoughts on that very topic.

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line is beginning to roll out a program called “The Key”, a collection of exclusive benefits which are available only to guests who purchase 'The Key (although many of these perks are available free of charge to guests staying in select suites).

Monday, December 10, 2018

Choosing Your Cruise For 2019

Today I wanted to finalize my travel plans for the upcoming year but with so many options I was feeling a bit overwhelmed! Did you know that when one of our Direct Line Cruises cruise consultants opens up our search engine tool to assist a prospective client in selecting a cruise vacation, the system shows 35,162 options available for booking! Wow!  So how does one decide?  For some it’s an easy decision but for others….

An answer to one of the following two questions will dramatically filter those seemingly infinite choices. Where do you want to leave from?  If you’re determined to embark from a port that’s driving distance from your home, that narrows things significantly.  Where do you want to go? Again, picking a destination will assist in determining cruise line, cruise ship and the time of year you will travel. For example, if you want to journey to Alaska the cruising season is only May through September.