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National Cruise Vacation Week

Also known as the “World’s Largest Cruise Sale”, National Cruise Vacation Week is one of the highlights of the year!  This is celebrated every October, and it’s your chance to get some great deals on cruises!

This year, the National Cruise Vacation Week is October 20-27.  So, if you’ve been thinking of taking a cruise next year, this is the time to book!  We’ve put together a list of the largest cruise lines, with the exclusive deals they are offering during this time.  Please look them over, and let us know if you have any questions, or if you’d like to take advantage of one (or more!) of these offers:

Azamara

Up to $500 onboard credit* per stateroom on Europe 2014 voyages.

Carnival

Up to $200 off Fun Select rates per stateroom, up to $200 onboard credit per stateroom, best available upgrades, and 50% reduced deposits available on select sailings through December 31, 2014, if booked Oct. 20-27, 2013.

Celebrity

During the week of Oct. 20-27, book any Celebrity cruise, 5 nights or longer, to Alaska, Bermuda, Caribbean, or Europe departing January 1, 2014 to April 30, 2015 and receive up to $250 onboard credit*.

Disney Cruise Line

Receive $50 onboard credit* per stateroom on a 3- or 4-night Bahamian cruise aboard Disney Magic® or Disney Dream® departing from Port Canaveral, Florida Jan. 5 – May 29, 2014.   Valid for new bookings made between Oct. 20-27.   Travel window is:

  • Disney Magic®, 3- and 4-night voyages departing Jan. 6 – May 16, 2014
  • Disney Dream®, 3- and 4-night voyages departing Jan. 5 – May 29, 2014

Holland America

Explore4 promotion on select December 2013 holiday cruises and 2014 sailings that provides four added-value extras—a free Signature Beverage Package or beverage card, free specialty restaurant dinner, free or reduced fares for third and fourth guests in the same stateroom, and reduced deposits of 50% off normal deposit rate.  Guests making a booking Oct. 20-27, 2013 can also qualify for up to $200 per stateroom in shipboard credits* in addition to the four Explore4 offers!

MSC

Special pricing for selected sailings in Summer Caribbean 2014, plus receive up to $200 per stateroom shipboard credit* for MSC Divina Caribbean sailings between April 12-Oct. 11, 2014.  Rates as low as $549 per person!

Norwegian Cruise Lines

Up to $250 onboard credit* fleetwide, up to $500 onboard credit* for CruiseTours in Europe, Hawaii and Alaska, BONUS onboard credit* for all Norwegian Getaway sailings currently open for sale.

Princess

Onboard value booklet per person, worth up to $325.  Plus reduced deposit on select cruises.

Royal Caribbean

Book a 7-night Caribbean cruise, and get up to $100 to spend onboard*!  Booking window is Oct. 20-25, for sailings in June, July, and August 2014.

Windstar

Special sale rates on select sailings, plus a $100 shipboard credit* per cabin.

Special offer from Starwood

Enhance your cruise with a pre- or post-stay at a Starwood resort or hotel!  You can extend your vacation with great rates and complimentary breakfast!  Add one, two, or three nights before or after your cruise!  Over 180 Starwood properties worldwide are available with this special offer, during National Cruise Vacation week!  Ask your agent for details!

*Where it is allowed by the individual cruise line, onboard credits that are included in specials are in addition to the onboard credit you normally receive when booking with Travel on a Dream!  (See http://travelonadream.com/loyalty.html )

Please visit www.travelonadream.com for a quote today!

The Boss Is Away Sale

I’m not kidding…hurry, she will be back soon!

Tracy and her husband are celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary in Disneyland this week so we thought what better time to offer you a special deal!  You can receive double referral credit when you refer your friends or family to Travel On A Dream in general or any agent of Travel On A Dream other than Tracy (if you refer them to Tracy, you will still receive referral credit, but at the regular amount).  Booking must be confirmed between May 20th and May 27th with a deposit.  Not only do you receive the double referral credit but with eligible bookings, your friends and family will receive a $25 onboard credit or gift card payable at their time of travel!  Bookings must be $1500 or higher to qualify for the bonus $25 offer.

Hey, she is on vacation she shouldn’t be working anyways, right?  So let’s talk travel!  Email me at deb@travelonadream.com for any questions or more information, or simply submit a quote request at Travel On A Dream.

Happy Anniversary Tracy and Bill!

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Last Chance for Extra Onboard Credit From Disney

Are you thinking about cruising on the Disney Dream this September?  If so, now is the time to book your stateroom!  Not only is pricing fantastic right now, but through March 15, 2013 if you book a three or four night cruise on the Disney Dream in a balcony or higher, you will get up to $100 in onboard credit from Disney Cruise Line.  This is in addition to Travel On A Dream’s loyalty program.

Rates on three night sailings start at just $499 per person and four night sailings start at just $599 per person.  How can you go wrong?  Remember, your deposit is fully refundable up until 75 days prior to this sailing so if you think you might want to cruise, book now to take advantage of this great offer.

Availability is limited.  Restrictions do apply so contact us today for details.

 

Time to Book Your Disney Cruise Vacation for 2013!

If you have been thinking about a Disney Cruise Line® vacation this year, now is the time to book!  Your Travel On A Dream agent will find you the best value for your money.  As always, you will receive exceptional customer service and an onboard credit through our Loyalty Program.  For a limited time, you can also receive a bonus onboard credit for booking with Travel On A Dream!

Get $50 Extra Onboard Credit

Book your new Disney Cruise vacation for sailings embarking in 2013 in a concierge level or suite OR a balcony or higher on a 2013 Mediterranean cruise itinerary and receive an extra $50 onboard credit in addition to our Loyalty Program.  To receive this extra onboard credit, request code XTRA50.

Get $25 Extra Onboard Credit

Book your new Disney Cruise vacation for sailings embarking in 2013 in any cabin that does not qualify for the extra $50 offer and receive an extra $25 onboard credit in addition to our Loyalty Program.  To receive this extra onboard credit, request code XTRA25.

Restrictions apply.  The number of staterooms allocated for this offer is limited.  Book by February 14, 2013.  Offer is limited to Disney Cruise Line sailings starting between February 2 and December 31, 2013 and must be booked with a Travel On A Dream agent.  Cannot be combined with onboard booking offer from Disney Cruise Line.  Void if cruise date is moved to a sailing starting January 1, 2014 or beyond. Cruise base price must be $1000 or higher to qualify (base price is the price before tax, transfers, insurance, airfare or land components).

If neither of these promotions fit your needs, you will still qualify for our onboard credits offered through our Loyalty Program or our Referral Program.  Contact our agents today for your Disney Cruise Line® quote or refer your friends and family to us.  Make sure they tell us you sent them!

For more information or to book your next vacation, please email info@travelonadream.com or click on the Request a Quote tab on our website. Be sure to check us out on Facebook or Twitter.

Disney Wonder and Disney Magic Relocate for the Summer

Yesterday the Disney Wonder arrived in Seattle to begin its summer sailings to Alaska!  This is the first time Disney Wonder has home ported in Seattle.  Here is a compilation of the news reports from Seattle.

Disney Wonder will be making 14 seven-night sailings to Alaska from Seattle this summer with stops at Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan and Victoria, Canada.

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Onboard Credit Offers for Disney Cruise Line

As we expected, Disney Visa has extended their onboard credit promotion to 2013 sailings on the Disney Cruise Line®.  For those who make all payments on their Disney Cruise Line sailing with the Disney Visa or Disney Visa Reward Redemption Card, you will receive a $50 onboard credit from Disney Visa.  This is limited to two staterooms per Disney Visa account.  This offer cannot be combined with any other promotions, such as the onboard booking offer.  It can, however, be combined with the online booking offer, mentioned below, and the offer from Travel On A Dream.

While Disney Visa’s offer says it is for new bookings only, it will be applied to any existing bookings made for 2013 when the offer was not available.

For bookings made online, either directly or by your travel agent, before May 31, 2012, Disney Cruise Line is offering a $25 onboard credit.  Travel On A Dream agents always try to book your reservation online if possible to get you this extra spending money on your cruise.  This offer cannot be combined with any other offers, except for the Disney Visa promotion, if applicable, and the onboard credit offer from Travel On A Dream.

Contact us today to take advantage of these promotions.

What’s More Important: Best Onboard Credit Or Best Service

I must first of all clarify the headline here.  This isn’t always an either or and sometimes you will get a great onboard credit as well as great customer service.  But this isn’t always the case and you need to decide what is important to you.

Fairly frequently, I receive a request for a quote with the potential client asking up front “How much is your onboard credit?”  When I get those requests, I nearly always assume that person is looking only for the best onboard credit.  This is important to those traveling who are very comfortable with all aspects of their travel experience.  They have been on numerous cruises and don’t need assistance from a travel agent for selecting a sailing, a stateroom, a cruise line.  They should also be someone who is comfortable dealing with any issues that come up. That last point is the thing that many people don’t consider.  It’s the attitude that bad things only happen to other people.

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