Archive for October, 2010

Disney Fantasy Information Coming Soon

On Monday, October 18, Disney Cruise Line will be having two webcasts for travel agents called “Launching a Dream.”

We have agents that will be attending the first webcast on Monday at 12:00 noon Eastern Time to be able to get you all the details as soon as we have them.

During this webcast, Disney will share information about the Disney Dream™, the newest ship in the Disney Cruise Line® fleet and:

* Share a sneak peek of what’s going on in the shipyard in Germany
* Explore what’s new at Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island paradise
* Announce the itinerary plans for our fourth ship, the Disney Fantasy™

We can’t wait to bring you this information so check out our blog Monday afternoon for more info! We are hoping DCL will also release the booking dates for 2012 sailings.

We also will have agents on the Christening Cruise and Maiden Voyage for the Disney Dream™ to bring you first hand information on this new ship.

Norwegian Epic Entertainment

You’re invited to join us on a video tour of Norwegian Epic’s world-class, live entertainment options. In less than 60 seconds, Mike Bradecich, actor and comedian from The Second City® Comedy Troupe, will reveal to you just how exciting a cruise aboard Norwegian Epic can be. Just click on this link.

Epic Entertainment

Holland America Line 3-Day Sale

Holland America is having a 3-day sale on its cruises with fares starting at $399 per person.  This rate is available on 7 night sailings in the Caribbean!  You can’t beat a price like this. These are savings up to 50% off.  Plus, free or reduced cruise fare for 3rd and 4th guests.

7 night Alaska sailings start at $699 per person.  And now get an Ocean-view stateroom for the price of an interior room!  7 night Mediterranean sailings start at $999 per person.  Mediterranean sailings offer special upgrade pricing and low 3rd and 4th guest pricing.

Other destinations available as well!

This promotion can be combined with the onboard credit offer from Travel On A Dream, LLC.  Contact us today to book your Holland America Cruise.

Carnival’s WLCN Promo

Carnival is also getting in on the action for the World’s Largest Cruise Night. They are offering the best available upgrade offer on nearly every departure through December 2011.

In addition, they are offering an added bonus onboard credit for Europe departures starting in May 2011. Just book on October 13 and they will load up your Sail & Sign® Card with up to $100 per stateroom on 7-day cruises or up to $200 per stateroom on 9-day and 12-day cruises.

Contact for details and to book your Carnival holiday!

“Like” Us on Facebook

In honor of National Cruise Vacation Month and the World’s Largest Cruise Night on October 13, we are holding a contest for our Facebook friends! We want to hear what your “Dream Cruise” would be.

It doesn’t have to be on an existing cruise ship or itinerary. Use your imagination and creativity! Prizes awarded randomly, and you can enter once a day. All dream cruise ideas posted from October 11 through 5:00 pm Eastern time on October 15 will be considered. First place is an extra $25 onboard credit on your next sailing booked through Travel On A Dream, LLC (except where prohibited, an alternate prize will be offered). A couple pieces of cruise line merchandise will be given for second and third place.

Become a fan of Travel On A Dream on Facebook and you could be a winner!

Cruising… Celebrity Style!

This summer I took my first Celebrity Cruise.  Because of the deal available, we booked an Aqua Class room.  It as intriguing to be in a concierge type room without the extra expense of a suite.  This would also be the largest ship we have been on.

We invited another couple to join us and we got two Aqua Class rooms side by side.  Without detailing the trip, I instead want to evaluate the ship and cruise line.

Check in at the port was painless and fairly quick.  We all lined up based on the category of room booked.  Our sea passes were ready for us and because we did online check in, the process was quick.  When we boarded the ship, our photo was taken and linked to the sea pass.

As we got onboard, we were offered a glass of champagne or orange juice.  We boarded late so our rooms were ready.  I was impressed at the size and layout of the room.  The doors also opened opposite of what I expected.  The entry opened to the hall.  The bathroom opened into the room.  This seemed to work very well.  I was not impressed with the closet however.  It was difficult to get at things in the bottom of the far side due to the sofa.

The chairs on the verandah were comfortable.  We were able to have our cabin steward open the divider.  This was nice to be able to share the space but only the end of the divider opens so you cannot see your neighbors unless you are at the railing.

We decided to try the Bistro on Five.  This restaurant offers crepes and paninis.  The service charge is $5.00 per person.  I would definitely recommend this location as an alternative to the buffet on embarkation for a more relaxed experience.

There were only two banks of elevators.  This wasn’t as much of a problem as I thought it might be.  In the public areas there were staircases between some of the floors.

The layout of the ship made the ship seem not so large.  The areas were divided in a way so it seemed smaller.  We found out however on the last night just how long the ship was when I needed to go from Silk Harvest (aft) to our room (forward) for medicine.

My only complaint about the layout is that in the public areas on decks 3, 4 and 5 had very little natural light from outside.  Only by the Atrium were there many windows.  It was a few days onboard before I realized there was a deck outside on deck 5.

The casino was a pleasant surprise.  Smoking was not permitted in here. It was nice to walk by and not smell the smoke.  The odds weren’t any better inside however.

We participated in the Celebrity Life program which got us into many of the venues on the ship.  This was a great way to see it all.  We also were able to eat in nearly all of the venues.  I was very happy with nearly all the food we had, but I did find Blu to lack the flavors I had hoped it would have.

I was disappointed by the shows offered onboard.  The quality of the shows were mediocre.  Some better than others, some worse.

While disembarkation was very smooth, I was disappointed that we had to report to the theater on deck 4 forward yet we disembarked on deck 5 aft.  It would have been nice to know this so we could just go to the upper level of the theater on deck 5 instead of dragging our carryons up the stairs to deck 5 to leave.

All in all, I found Celebrity and the Solstice to be an excellent experience.

Royal Caribbean to Offer OBC for WLCN

We are quickly approaching the World’s Largest Cruise Night on October 13!  Royal Caribbean is joining the party by offering onboard credits for select sailings through 2011.  Between October 11 – 15, 2010, booking a new reservation for an oceanview or above stateroom on select ships and sailings will get you up to a $100 Onboard Credit from Royal Caribbean International!  This is in addition to any incentives already offered by Travel On A Dream.  Other promotions are available for groups as well.

Please contact us to book your Royal Caribbean cruise today!

National Cruise Vacation Month Continues

October is a beautiful time of year.  The leaves are changing, the days are getting shorter and the temperatures are cooling down.

Soon it will be winter and many of us will be wishing we were going somewhere warmer!  Now is the time to start planning for that escape.  And with CLIA’s World’s Largest Cruise Night promotion, there are so many great offers available.

Please attend our “Virtual” World’s Largest Cruise Night  You can explore the incredible world of cruising and plan a cruise! We have chosen several short videos showcasing the exciting offerings and destinations from participating CLIA member lines. For extra convenience, the Web page will be live until October 25.

Let us help you plan your next cruise!  For more information, please contact

It’s Time to go Yachting, with SeaDream!

Experience Yachting at an Extraordinary Value

Book By Oct. 30, 2010 & Receive a $200 SeaDream Spa credit for select sailings between Oct. 14 and Dec. 21, 2010.

Please contact us for further information at

Caribbean Super Sale from Princess

If you want tranquility instead of tension, and comfort over chaos, your only choice for a carefree vacation is Princess Cruises® — the relaxed alternative in the Caribbean. 

Other cruise lines overwhelm you with high-energy features like rock climbing walls, surfriders and merry-go-rounds. But on Princess, you’ll escape from your everyday routine on a comfortable ship where warm, welcoming service, cuisine freshly prepared from scratch and an unhurried ambience await you each and every day.

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There is still time to take advantage of great availability and enjoy a carefree Caribbean vacation from 7 to 14 days at savings that are sure to put you in the vacation frame of mind!  Try the relaxed alternative - Reserve your Caribbean vacation today  and escape completely with Princess

Some restrictions may apply.  Please contact us for details.

Travel On A Dream, LLC, 888-681-1240,

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