Make it a REGAL New Year 2018 Celebration with Princess Cruises!

Contact us to make your reservations NOW to sail on the Regal Princess Cruise ship to celebrate bringing in the New Year 2018!

Get excited about making plans to close this year with a blast! Imagine spending the last day of 2017, New Year’s eve, exploring St. Thomas U.S.V.I.  and waking the next day to celebrate the 1st day of the New Year 2018 on the Caribbean island of Dominica!

We still have cabins available on this Cruise!! Book with us ASAP during Princess Cruises sale with a low #ReducedDeposit of $100pp ($200p/cabin) before this Holiday sailing sells out!! Full final payments are due on or before October 1, 2017.  This is a limited-time offer!!   TLC Travels’ Tours & Cruises !! 

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Princess Cruises’ 10-Day/6-Port Southern Caribbean Medley is as follows:

12/28/2017 – Thu: Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Departure
12/29 – Fri: Princess Cays (Private Bahama Island)
12/30 – Sat: Fun Day At Sea
12/31 – Sun: St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. – NEW YEAR’s EVE
January 1 – Monday: Dominica – HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018!
1/2 -Tues: Grenada
1/3 – Wed: Bonaire, Caribbean Netherlands
1/4 – Thu: Williamstad, Curacao
1/5 – Fri: Fun Day At Sea
1/6 – Sat: Fun Day At Sea
1/7/2018 – Sunday: Ft. Lauderdale, FL – 6:00AM Return

During Princess Cruises’ “Red, White and Blue” sale, rates are starting from $1499 per person, based on double occupancy in an Interior/Inside Category cabin. Taxes/Fees = $125 per person. Onboard Gratuities = $103.60pp

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Prices, special offers, and availability are always subject to change prior to booking with the required deposit payment.

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Each day, a world of exciting activities awaits, from cooking demonstrations to dance classes, trivia contests and a range of enrichment programs, including Princess’ Encounters with Discovery at SEA™ speaker series from experts who offer insights into the places you’ll visit.
Discovery at SEA™ Programs
Festivals of the World
The Piazza
Shops of Princess
Art Gallery & Auctions
Photo & Video Gallery
Platinum Photography Studio
Freshwater Pools & Hot Tubs
Sports Court (basketball, volleyball, tennis)
Princess Links (putting course)

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Seafood lovers will have one more thing to look forward to… the Crab Shack on Regal Princess!! You won’t want to miss this full crab shack experience. An intriguing bistro option housed within the Horizon Court buffet, Crab Shack diners can savor Bayou-style boiled crawfish and spicy sausage, popcorn shrimp, steaming clam chowder and a tantalizing mixed steamer pot filled with snow crab, jumbo shrimp, clams and mussels!!   **Cover charge applies.

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Princess Cays Private Island

Within 24 hours of your departure you will get to experience Princess’ exclusive port of call, Princess Cays, where you’ll enjoy a private beach party on the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas. 100-miles long and only 2-miles wide, Eleuthera offers unspoiled beaches. This private resort at Princess Cays is situated on more than 40 acres and features over a half-mile of white-sand shoreline, all at the southern tip of the island. The resort boasts outstanding amenities while carefully preserving this natural paradise. Take in the views from the observation tower.

 

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Enjoy a complimentary beach barbecue. Sip a cool drink or browse the shops and the local craft market. All of Princess Cays’ facilities are linked by walkways. Recreational activities abound. Enjoy volleyball and a full range of water sports, or simply relax on the beach.

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On January 1, 2018, the Regal Princess cruise ship is scheduled to dock at Dominica, “The Nature Island” which should not be confused with the island of the Dominican Republic. This is what you can look forward to enjoying on the first day of the new year 2018.

Watch: Health and Wellness on The Nature Island of Dominica

Contact us ASAP to reserve your cabin on this Holiday sailing before it sells out!! TLC Travels’ Tours & Cruises !!

Remember, the savvy traveler books with a #TravelAgent Pro when they #Plan2GO!!

 

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Plan to say “Happy New Year 2018” from the Isand of Dominica!

 

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Carnival Cruises and Offers Not to be Missed!

Make plans with us NOW to sail on one of Carnival’s newest ships, Carnival Vista and/or Carnival Horizon! We also have Carnival Journeys special cruise sailing from Charleston, SC  on Carnival Ecstasy available too.  With Reduced Deposit offers, Free Onboard Spending Credits and Carnival’s new “EasyPay” interest-free in 3-Installments, payment plan option, makes booking your dream Carnival Cruise a much more convenient to-do! Contact us at TLC Travels’ Tours and Cruises for reservations and additional information on the following cruise trips:

Carnival Vista:

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Pre-Mother’s Day – May 5, 2018 : 8-Night Southern Caribbean Cruise Itinerary:

5/5 – Sat: Miami, FL – Departure – 4:00PM
5/6 – Sun: Fun Day At Sea
5/7 – Mon: Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos – 7:00AM to 2:00PM
5/8 – Tue: La Romana, Dominican Republic – 9:30AM to 4:30PM
5/9 – Wed: Curacao – 1:30PM to 10:30PM
5/10 – Thu: Aruba – 8:00AM to 4:00PM
5/11 – Fri: Fun Day At Sea
5/12 – Sat: Fun Day At Sea
5/13 – Sun: Miami, FL – Return – 8:00AM (MOTHER’S DAY)

Rates are starting from $829 per person, based on double occupancy in an Interior/Inside Category cabin. ~ Taxes and Fees = $119.75 per person ~ Onboard Gratuities: $103.60pp
You will also have the option of following our budget-friendly monthly payment plan with final payment due on or before 2/1/2018.

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Mother’s Day – May 13, 2018 : 6-Night Western Caribbean Cruise Itinerary:

5/13 – Sunday Mother’s Day: Miami, FL – Departure – 4:00PM
5/14 – Mon: Fun Day At Sea
5/15 – Tue: Ocho Rios, Jamaica – 8:00AM to 4:00PM
5/16 – Wed: Grand Cayman – 8:00AM to 4:00PM
5/17 – Thur: Cozumel, Mexico – 10:00AM to 6:00PM
5/18 – Fri: Fun Day At Sea
5/19 – Sat: Miami, FL – Return – 8:00AM

Rates are starting from $579 per person, based on double occupancy in an Interior/Inside Category cabin. ~ Taxes and Fees = $120.25 per person ~ Onboard Gratuities: $78pp
Follow our budget-friendly monthly payment plan with final payment due on or before 2/13/2018.

Carnival Horizon:

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Make plans now to explore #Europe as the cruise world anxiously anticipates Carnival Horizon’s arrival. Carnival Cruise Lines’ newest ship is scheduled to make her debut in 2018 beginning with a short series of European Voyages before heading to the U.S. to begin a Bermuda and Caribbean voyages from New York and Miami!

If you’ve been dreaming of cruising Europe, now is the time to get planning started and we have the perfect 2018 itinerary for you to book with us at TLC Travels’ Tours & Cruises: Sailing roundtrip from Barcelona, Spain on Carnival Horizon:

4/2: Mon – Barcelona, Spain – Departure 5:00pm
4/3: Tue – Fun Day at Sea
4/4: Wed – LIVORNO (FLORENCE & PISA) 7:00am – 8:00pm
4/5: Thur – ROME (CIVITAVECCHIA) 7:00am – 8:00pm
4/6: Fri – NAPLES (CAPRI & POMPEII) 7:00am – 7:00pm
4/7: Sat – Fun Day at Sea
4/8: Sun – DUBROVNIK 7:00am – 5:00pm
4/9: Mon – CORFU 7:00am – 4:00pm
4/10: Tues – MESSINA (SICILY) 9:00am – 6:00pm
4/11: Wed – MALTA 7:00am – 7:00pm
4/12: Thur – Fun Day at Sea
4/13: Fri – CAGLIARI (SARDINIA) 8:00am – 6:00pm
4/14: Sat – Fun Day at Sea
4/15: Sun – Barcelona, Spain – Return 6:00am

Rates for this 13-Day sailing on the new Carnival Horizon are starting from $1279 per person based on double occupancy in an Interior stateroom.
Port Taxes and Fees = $94.66pp
Onboard Gratuities = $168.35pp.

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Also available for booking at TLC Travels’ Tours and Cruises; departing from Charleston, South Carolina:

Carnival Ecstasy:

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The Cruise port of Charleston, SC is the perfect departure venue for 1st time cruisers, Seniors and/or anyone in North and South Carolina as well as the U.S. State of Georgia who is looking to experience more of what the Caribbean has to offer.

Carnival Journeys cruises are a limited series of special longer sailings that Carnival Cruise Line has created to amaze its Cruise guests.  Cruisers can look forward to experiencing unique destinations, local entertainment and authentic eats on this 12-day cruise journey.  Get excited about unpacking once with the opportunity to explore multiple luscious Caribbean islands.
The Carnival Ecstasy is scheduled for port stops on Aruba, Curacao, San Juan, St. Maarten and the new private resort island of Amber Cove, D.R.

11/10/2018: Saturday – Charleston, SC – Departure 6:00pm
11/11: Sun – Fun Day at Sea
11/12: Mon – Fun Day at Sea
11/13: Tue – Amber Cove (Dominican Republic) 9:00am – 6:00pm
11/14: Wed – Fun Day at Sea
11/15: Thu – ARUBA 9:00am – 10:00pm
11/16: Fri – Curacao 8:00am – 5:00pm
11/17: Sat – Fun Day at Sea
11/18: Sun – ST. Maarten 9:00am – 6:00pm
11/19: Mon – San Juan 8:00am – 5:00pm
11/20: Tue – Fun Day at Sea
11/21: Wed – Fun Day at Sea
11/22/2018: Thursday – Charleston, SC – Return 8:00am

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Cabin prices for this 12-day sailing on Carnival Ecstasy are based on double occupancy rates in an Interior Stateroom and availability at the time of this posting.  Rates are starting from $949 per person. A booking deposit of $400 pp is required to secure your cabin reservation unless booking with a Reduced Deposit offer. Full final payments are due on or before August 1, 2018.  Additional charges include:
Port Taxes and Fees = $137.50pp
Onboard Gratuities = $155.40pp.

We believe the way that you travel is just as important as the destination you are traveling to so we mainly highlight itineraries from newer or refurbished ships. If there is another Carnival Cruise ship sailing that you are interested in, don’t hesitate to contact us.  We will be more than happy to book the Cruise that meets your needs and desires.

As always, rates, special offers and availability are always subject to change prior to booking with the cruise lines’ required reservations deposit payment.

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Book any of these cruises with us during Carnival Cruise Line’s Early Saver Sale which includes a 50% REDUCED DEPOSIT offer by Monday-July 17, 2017!!

As a CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) Travel Agency/Agent member, TLC Travels’ Tours & Cruises‘ books directly with our major cruise line partners that provide cruise vacations.
When booking your Carnival Cruise reservation, we will offer Carnival’s lowest/best advertised rates, group offers and authorized bonus’ including their Early Saver Rates as long as that cabin category is still available.
Contact us for more information and cruise reservations assistance!

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New Disney Cruise Itineraries for 2018!

Disney has announced their featured lineup of Ports and Itineraries for 2018 all of which are available for booking with us at TLC Travels’ Tours and Cruises!

Disney Europe Cruise

In summer 2018, Disney Cruise Line will sail on new itineraries and to new ports, including first-time visits to destinations in Italy and Ireland. Disney Cruise Line takes Guests on a grand tour of Europe with visits to the Mediterranean, northern Europe, Norway and Iceland. Plus, adventures continue with sailings to Alaska, the Caribbean and the Bahamas.

New sailings from Rome and Barcelona
For the first time, Disney Cruise Line Guests can experience more of the rich culture of Barcelona and inspiring history of Rome in a single cruise. In Rome, Guests can explore the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain and the Vatican, and sample authentic local cuisine. Barcelona offers beautiful beaches, the market streets of La Rambla, the artistic architecture of Gaudi and the famed Sagrada Família church.

On June 16, 2018, the Disney Magic will sail a seven-night cruise from Barcelona to Civitavecchia (Rome). Ports of call include Marseilles and Villefranche, France; and Genoa (Milan), Livorno (Florence, Pisa) and Naples, Italy.

On June 23, 2018, the Disney Magic will sail a seven-night itinerary from Civitavecchia (Rome) to Barcelona. Ports visited on this cruise are Naples, Livorno (Florence, Pisa) and Genoa (Milan), Italy; and Cannes and Marseilles, France.

First-time visits to Milan, Italy
Disney Cruise Line will call on Genoa, Italy for the first time in 2018, as part of three special sailings from Barcelona and Civitavecchia (Rome). The historic port town of Genoa, located on the Italian Riviera, is a gateway to the beautiful metropolis of Milan and the picturesque locale of Portofino. Milan is a global capital of fashion and design, featuring top-name designer stores, boutiques, open-air markets and art galleries.

A 10-night Mediterranean itinerary sailing from Barcelona on July 7, 2018, calls on Genoa, as well as other popular ports in Italy, France and Spain.

First-time visit to Cork, Ireland and first seven-night British Isles
The Disney Magic will call on Cork, Ireland for the first time as part of a first-ever seven-night British Isles cruise, departing on September 2, 2018. Additional ports visited on this sailing include Dublin, Ireland; Greenock, Scotland; and Liverpool, England. Cork is home to a vibrant culinary scene and a plethora of pubs, shops and cafes. It invites visitors to connect with Ireland’s ancient past, with historic sites like Blarney Castle, where visitors can kiss the famed Blarney Stone.

Throughout the summer, the Disney Magic will continue to tour Europe with engagements in the Baltic, Norwegian fjords, British Isles and the Mediterranean.

Return to Alaska
In 2018, the newly re-imagined Disney Wonder will return to Alaska for the summer season, opening up a world of breathtaking natural vistas, magnificent glaciers and awe-inspiring wildlife. A variety of five-, seven- and nine-night itineraries will depart from Vancouver, Canada, with stops in Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, Icy Strait Point and Tracy Arm Fjord.

Southern Caribbean Special Sailing
In 2018, the Disney Fantasy will embark on a special 11-night southern Caribbean itinerary departing June 30, visiting tropical destinations renowned for beautiful sun-kissed beaches, including Aruba, Barbados, Martinique, St. Kitts, Puerto Rico and the Disney private island, Castaway Cay.

Castaway Cay – More Opportunities to Explore Disney’s Exclusive Private Island
Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island in the Bahamas, is consistently a top-rated destination. In 2018, the Disney Dream will sail a series of cruises that include two stops at Castaway Cay so Guests can have twice the fun in the sun and enjoy even more of the pristine island paradise.

Contact us for #Disney Resorts, Parks and Cruise reservations assistance and find more Cruise information here at TLC Travels’ Tours and Cruises!

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Celebrate Oprah’s Year of Adventure on a Holland America Cruise!

To celebrate Oprah’s Year of Adventure, Holland America Line and O, The Oprah Magazine have partnered on an exciting initiative to pair the life-changing, eye-opening WONDER of #TRAVEL with the soulful, inspiring content found in every issue of the magazine. Unifying #TeamOprah’s shared vision, the O, The Oprah Magazine Adventure of Your Life Cruises invites guests to open their minds, change their perspectives, and uncover the potential we all possess.
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You can join Oprah and Holland America on an unforgettable #Cruise adventure this summer to one of the most breathtaking places on earth: #Alaska. Oprah Winfrey and her talent team are currently scheduled to sail and appear on board the ms Eurodam for 2 days during the July 15, 2017 sailing. Oprah Magazine’s Share the Adventure Cruise team has scheduled special events that will take place onboard.  Cruise rates are starting from $1399 per person based on double occupancy in an Interior cabin. Taxes/port fees are an additional $235.41pp.  Oceanview and Suite stateroom categories are still available at higher rates.  Rates, special offers and availability are all subject to change prior to booking with the required payment.
O’S SPECIAL APPEARANCE: A very special presentation by Oprah is set to happen in the Mainstage of ms Eurodam. Space is limited; tickets will be available on a 1st come-get to go basis for booked cruise guests beginning April 11, 2017.
Also, AN EVENING WITH OPRAH: An opportunity to purchase an Exclusive Dinner at the Pinnacle Grill. Space is limited; again, tickets will be available April 11, 2017 for confirmed booked guests.
If you cannot make the Alaska sailing in July, there are currently 4 additional sailings that will include special appearances by O, The Oprah Magazine editors and inspirational thought-leaders and visionaries from the #SuperSoul100. Experience the transformative power of #travel on these select sailings.
**November 29, 2017 – 11-Day Southern #Caribbean Wayfarer roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale on the new ms Koningsdam: Stops on St. Maarten, St. Lucia, St. Thomas, Martinique, Barbados, Half Moon Cay-private island. – Rates start from $1099 per person.
**March 3, 2018 – 7-Day Eastern #Caribbean roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale on ms Nieuw Amsterdam: Stops on Key West, Grand Turk, Dominican Republic, Half Moon Cay: Rates from $799pp
**August 11, 2018 – 7-Day #Alaska roundtrip from Seattle on ms Eurodam: Port stops on Juneau, Glacier Bay, Sitka, Ketchikan, Alaska and Victoria, British Columbia, Canada: Rates starting from $1059pp
**October 28, 2018 – 7-Day Western #Caribbean, ms Nieuw Amsterdam — Will open for booking soon, more info to come later.

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Inspired by #Oprah to live their best life, guests on HAL’s North American departures will enjoy morning meditation, healthy eating tips, travel-friendly fashion advice & O’s Onboard Book Club, starting August 2017.
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Contact us at TLC Travels’ Tours & Cruises for reservations assistance with any of the “Adventure of Your Life” Holland America cruises. For more information on the Alaska Cruise-July 15 or the 11-Day Southern Caribbean November 29, 2017, please click the Events tab on our Facebook page! Let’s GO #TEAMOPRAH !! 😀
**Disclaimer: Holland America Line is not responsible for any changes or non-appearances on the Adventure of Your Life schedule promoted by Oprah’s organization. Also, all rates quoted and availability are subject to change prior to your confirmed booking with the required deposit payment.**

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Book Princess Cruises’ Alaska 2017 NOW!!

Book your Alaska Cruise with us NOW during Princess’ Summer on Sale, and you will save up to 25%† on Alaska cruises and cruisetours. Plus 3rd and 4th guest fares start at $299*. Summer on Sale applies to select Cruises and Cruisetours sailing July through September 2017.

As Travel Weekly’s “Best Cruise Line in Alaska” for 10 consecutive years, Princess has consistently created authentic experiences our guests won’t find anywhere else, including:

  • Voyage of the Glaciers sailings with two glacier-viewing opportunities

  • North to Alaska, our award-winning onboard program

  • Cruisetours that seamlessly carry guests between a 7-day cruise and Princess Wilderness Lodges near top attractions like Denali National Park

  • Exclusive, Direct-to-the-Wilderness® rail service

  • Discovery™ and Animal Planet™ shore excursions

 

Book with us today with a low Non-Refundable Reduced Deposit of $100 per person! Why wait? #Plan2Travel #Alaska #PrincessCruise !!

TLC Travels’ Tours & Cruises!

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Norwegian Sky Cruises to Cuba

Step into history with a Cuba cruise on board Norwegian Sky! The NCL Sky cruise ship will offer a selection of four-day voyages with an overnight in Havana, Cuba. The popular Norwegian Sky which currently offers three and four-day cruises year–round to the Bahamas from Miami, including a stop at NCL’s private island, Great Stirrup Cay, will now include CUBA to its itinerary in May 2017.

February 2017 UPDATE:

Norwegian Cruise Line Extends Sailings To Cuba Through December 2017

Additional roundtrip cruises from Miami to Cuba on Norwegian Sky begin June 2017 Norwegian Sky’s four-day cruises to Cuba will open for sale on February 21; All 30 voyages will feature an overnight call in the capital city of Havana. Norwegian Sky’s sailings to Cuba will also feature a call to Great Stirrup Cay, Norwegian’s private island destination in the Bahamas that was recently enhanced to offer guests exciting new ways to enjoy the island, with additional features to be added through summer 2017.

 

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You will enjoy a wide–variety of complimentary restaurants, unlimited top—tier beverages including premium liquors, nightly entertainment and more.  Your options are nearly limitless with 13 dining options, 11 bars and lounges, an onboard spa and a casino that has all of your favorite games and slots.

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Sailing from Miami on Norwegian Sky, you will have the opportunity to take a relaxing stroll along the evocative Malecón, the quintessentially Cuban thoroughfare and get lost among the Baroque facades and colonial cobblestone streets of Old Havana. Enjoy traditional Cuban fare such as moros y cristianos (black beans and rice) and ropa vieja (shredded beef). Visit the grandiose Capitolio Nacional and explore the world-class art collection and so much more to experience in Cuba.

Norwegian Sky itinerary for the Five-(5) Monday Departures in May 2017- Sailing dates: May 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29th. Cruise rates are starting from $699 per person.

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From the moment you step aboard, you’ll see that Norwegian Sky offers something for everyone. If you decide to bring the kids, Norwegian youth programs will keep them entertained all day, while you get some time to play. NCL’s All–Inclusive Cruising aboard Norwegian Sky is one of the most inclusive contemporary cruise vacations at sea.

Contact us to book your NCL Sky Cuba Cruise, for more information and Norwegian Cruise Line’s Reservations assistance.

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Carnival Vista Cruising 2017

Make plans now to sail on the new Carnival Vista Cruise Ship in 2017! Carnival Cruise Lines’ newest beauty just made her debut this past May and was recently named the “World’s Best New Cruise Ship” of 2016 by Cruise experts, Cruise Critic!

We have cabins currently available on select sailings throughout 2017 including:

AFTER-Thanksgiving 2017 Cruise: Sailing 7-Days from Miami :

Book Carnival Vista’s 11/26/2017 sailing with us by December 8, 2016 with a low $50 per person ($100 per double occupancy cabin*) REDUCED DEPOSIT and you will also receive at least $50 per cabin to spend onboard while cruising.

November 26, 2017 : 6-Nights Western Caribbean Cruise Itinerary:
11/26-Sun: Miami, FL – Departure – 4:00PM
11/27-Mon: Fun Day At Sea
11/28-Tue: Ocho Rios, Jamaica – 8:00AM to 4:00PM
11/29-Wed: Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands – 8:00AM to 4:00PM
11/30-Thu: Cozumel, Mexico – 10:00AM to 6:00PM
12/01-Fri: Fun Day At Sea
12/02-Sat: Miami, FL – Return – 8:00AM

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Rates are starting from $504 per person, based on double occupancy in an Interior/Inside Category cabin. ~ Taxes and Fees = $119.53 per person ~ Onboard Gratuities: $77.70pp
Prices and availability are always subject to change prior to booking with the required deposit payment. *** This itinerary is available on many other sailing dates in 2017.***

 

Southern Caribbean Early Summer 2017 Vista: Sailing 8-Days from Miami

Book this 6/3/2017 Cruise with us by December 15, 2016 with a low $50 per person ($100 per double occupancy cabin*) REDUCED DEPOSIT and you will also receive at least $50 per cabin to spend onboard while cruising.

June 3, 2017 : 7-Night Cruise Itinerary:
6/03-Sat: Miami, FL – Departure – 4:00PM
6/04-Sun: Fun Day At Sea
6/05-Mon: Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos – 7:00AM to 2:00PM
6/06-Tue: La Romana, Dominican Republic – 9:00AM to 4:00PM
6/07-Wed: Oranjestad, Aruba – 1:00PM to 10:30PM
6/08-Thu: Williamstad, Curacao –  8:00AM to 4:00PM
6/09-Fri: Fun Day At Sea
6/10-Sat: Fun Day At Sea
6/11-Sun: Miami, FL – Return – 8:00AM

Other sailing dates for this itinerary in 2017: 5/6, 7/1, 7/15, 7/29, 8/26 and 9/23.

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Carnival Vista Havana Cabana with Patio Suites

Rates are starting from $969 per person, based on double occupancy in an Interior/Inside Category cabin. ~ Taxes and Fees = $117.25 per person ~ Onboard Gratuities: $103.60pp
Prices and availability are always subject to change prior to booking with the required deposit payment.

Check out Carnival Vista and make plans to say #HelloVista in 2017!

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Are you still traveling without benefit of a trusted Travel Professional who has your back before, during and after your trip???  Well, I sincerely hope not. If you have not already established a working relationship with a Travel Advisor that you can trust and rely on, I invite you to contact us for your Travel planning needs.  It’s soon to be 2017. Do not risk traveling anywhere in the world without the security of a known Travel Professional you can call by First and Last name from your saved ICE (In Case of Emergency) contacts list.

Tina Little-Coltrane: Owner/Travel Coordinator at TLC Travels’ Tours & Cruises!

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TLC Travels’ Tours & Cruises is a CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) Travel Agency member so we book Cruises directly with our major Cruise Line partners.
When booking your reservation, we will offer Carnival Cruises’ lowest advertised rates and special offers including their Early Saver Rates.
Contact us for more information and travel reservations assistance!

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Experience CUBA Now!

If experiencing Cuba is on your “to-do” list, we have everything you need to make this historical trip happen for you.  Whether your choice is to fly into Cuba from several U.S. Airlines/Airports recently approved to do so or on a Cruise to Cuba, TLC Travels’ Tours & Cruises knows all about it! If your urge is to Volunteer, we can talk about the opportunity for you to do that in Cuba too!

People-to-People Hotel/Tour Packages with or without Airline Tickets:

4 Night Taste of Cuba Escorted Tours from $1899pp (Airfare is additional) : Specific Tour Dates range: March thru July 2017

You will experience Cuba through cultural immersion and opportunities to engage with locals to learn about their lives and experiences. Meet with Cuban artists, students, children and seniors in an attempt to gain a deeper understanding of what it really means to be Cuban. Experience life the way they do, and open yourself up to a culture that has remained largely cordoned off from American travelers until now. These tours are led by experienced, local guides who, like the drivers, are bilingual. You will take a journey through Old Havana with a small group (no more than thirty) to visit a place largely frozen in time. Much of Havana’s history has been preserved, allowing Old Havana and its fortifications to be named as a UNESCO World Heritage site. For more tour information: Visit Vacation Express

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4 to 11-Days: Weekly Escorted Tours from $1199pp (Airfare is additional) :

This selection of premium tours are for you to witness the island’s stunning natural beauty and the genuine warmth of its people. Come discover Cuba’s pivotal history, dramatic architecture, and captivating culture. Revel in its ubiquitous pulsating music, dance and rum. Enjoy the safest most welcoming country in the Americas comfortably and hassle-free. For more tour information: Visit OurCuba

In an effort to NOT make this post the longest ever, we have noted just a few travel companies we are affiliated with since we have several other Travel Partners who are also offering Cuba Tour packages. Your choices are many as the list of tour companies being approved to offer Cuba Travel continues to grow. Also on our premium list of partners who are now offering Cuba Travel bookings:

Funjet Vacations — Southwest Vacatons — United Vacations — Delta Vacations.

GLOBUS Family of Brands:  Cuba “People-to-People” Tours and Cruises!

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View 2017 People-To-People Programs from Globus

Cuba Cruises:

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Fathom: Impact Travel 7-Day Cruises (Volunteer) to Cuba from Miami : Rates From $1399pp which includes:

  • 3 1/2 days of shore excursions, including stops in Havana, Santiago de Cuba and Cienfuegos.
  • Shipboard travel between ports, so you can spend your travel time relaxing by the pool, not sitting on a bus.
  • Three meals a day, including all lunches onshore.
  • 7 nights in a comfortable cabin aboard the MV Adonia, so you only have to unpack once.

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Celestyal Cruises: 7-Day Cruises sailing on the Celestyal Crystal ship that depart every Monday from Havana, Cuba and every Friday from Montego Bay, Jamaica! Rates start from around $1500pp which includes:

  • 7 nights accommodation in the selected cabin category
  • Full breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks every day
  • Fitness center
  • Fully supervised children’s program for ages 4-12
  • Daily entertainment program
  • Evening entertainment and theme nights
  • Your very own Cuba with People-to-People Excursions available!

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Preparing for travel to Cuba is an educational experience in itself. Laws, Regulations and specific Government guidelines MUST be followed to the letter and adhered to.

Although “tourist” activities remain prohibited by statute, the Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has issued general licenses for 12 categories of travel.  Individuals who meet the regulatory conditions of the general license they seek to travel under do not need to apply for an additional license from OFAC to travel to Cuba.  The 12 categories of authorized travel to Cuba are:

  1. Family visits;
  2. Official business of the U.S. government, foreign governments, and certain intergovernmental organizations;
  3. Journalistic activity;
  4. Professional research and professional meetings;
  5. Educational activities, including “people-to-people” exchanges;
  6. Religious activities;
  7. Public performances, clinics, workshops, athletic and other competitions, and exhibitions;
  8. Support for the Cuban people;
  9. Humanitarian projects;
  10. Activities of private foundations or research or educational institutes;
  11. Exportation, importation, or transmission of information or informational materials;
  12. Certain authorized export transactions.

**U.S. visitors are required to engage in full-time itinerary activities related to the above categories of travel.

**Purely touristic travel such as relaxation stays at all-inclusive beach resorts is prohibited in Cuba.

**American residents and citizens require a valid passport, a Cuban visitors visa (Cuban tourist card), and mandatory Cuban medical insurance to enter Cuba. In most cases, health or travel insurance policies issued in the United States are not accepted at medical facilities in Cuba, so the airlines have included Cuban health insurance ($25 per person) in the total cost of your ticket. Cuban health insurance is provided by ESICUBA and is valid for 30 days. If you are staying in Cuba beyond 30 days, you’ll need to purchase additional insurance to cover the remainder of your stay.

Contact us for reservations assistance and more information for travel to Cuba.

If you have a valid Cuban passport, or if your passport reflects that you were born in Cuba, please review the Cuban Consulate website for details on the additional documents you must hold in addition to your passport. Please note it may take several weeks to obtain all the necessary documents from the Cuban Consulate. All other travelers will need to obtain a Cuban entry permit (tourist card) or Cuban visa before travel. You must also have a valid passport and two blank pages for entry and exit stamps.

Cuban entry permit or tourist card

Most Americans traveling under a general license will only need a Cuban entry permit/tourist card, available for purchase at the airport, prior to departure of your flight to Cuba. There will be Cuba Travel representatives in the check-in and in the gate area to assist you with these transactions. You will need your passport, boarding pass and a major credit card to make your purchase. A Cuban entry permit costs $50 USD per person and is not included in the price of your airline ticket. The entry permit is valid for a single entry and allows the holder to stay in Cuba for up to 30 days.

Cuban visa issued by the Consulate

If the reason for your travel isn’t covered by a Cuban entry permit, you will need a visa issued by the Cuban Consulate in Washington, D.C. Please visit the Embassy of Cuba in USA website for more information.

Please contact the Cuban Consulate in Washington, D.C., well in advance of your flight if you have questions determining which type of visa you will need for your travel.

U.S Department of State: Passport Information

Cuban Embassy, U.S. Office: Visa Information

Tourist Visa (Tourist Card)

The Tourist Visa or Tourist Card is only for purposes of tourism to Cuba.  It is valid for one single entrance into national territory for a 30-day trip and can be extended for an additional 30 days at the office in the hotel where one has accommodations or with the immigration authority.

Minors must have their own Tourist Card even if they are travelling under their parents’ passport(s).

To obtain this visa in person at the Consulate, these documents are needed:

-Valid Passport
-Plane Ticket with entry and return dates
-Payment of the Consular fee for this service

These documents are needed to obtain this visa by mail:

-Legible photocopy of valid Passport
-Legible photocopy of plane ticket with entry and return dates
– Payment of the Consular fee for this service
-Stamped self-addressed envelope for the visa to be sent back

NOTE: If the application is made by mail or via a third-party, an extra consular fee will be charged for the pertinent Consular service.

All payments must be made in cash or by a bank certified cheque.  All cash sent by mail will be refused and returned at the risk of the applicant.

You can receive your visa in the mail (it may take up to four weeks), or you can arrange to pick it up at the U.S. airport from which you’re departing.

Obtaining your Visa Tourist Card for Cuba can also be obtained online:

Cuba Center

Visa Cuba – GREEN Tourist Cards (UK-based) – make sure Airline accepts this before applying here.

Cuba Visa

Contact us for travel to Cuba reservations assistance and additional information.

TLC Travels’ Tours & Cruises! #Plan2Travel #Cuba !!

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Last Minute Cruisers; “Consider These” Cruise List: W/E 10/22/16

Here we have compiled a short list of Cruises for late booking travel goers to consider for their next trip.  Contact us ASAP to book your reservations on any of the following cruises.  TLC’s Hot Picks; Last Minute Cruise List for week-ending 10/22/2016:

Norwegian Cruise Line:

Norwegian Breakaway: NYC-Orlando-Great Stirrup Cay & Nassau, Bahamas: 7-Days: 12/11/16 to 12/18/16 from $479pp plus tax/fees

Norwegian Getaway: MIAMI-Roatan, Honduras-HARVEST CAYE, Belize-Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico: 7-Days: 11/27/16 to 12/4/16 from $419pp plus tax/fees.

Norwegian Escape: MIAMI-St. Thomas, USVI-Tortola, BVI & Nassau: 7-Days: 10/29/16 to 11/5/16 from $419pp plus tax/fees.

Good to-know NCL tidbits:

  • Harvest Caye, Belize – Norwegian’s newest, private island port opens November 2016, currently exclusive to NCL Cruise guests.
  • Great Stirrup Cay, NCL’s private island in the Bahamas exclusive to Norwegian’s guests, is receiving exciting upgrades that will be completed Spring 2017.
  • Norwegian Epic, will be sailing 7-Day Caribbean cruises from Port Canaveral beginning November 2016

 

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MSC Cruises:

MSC Divina: MIAMI-Cartagena, Columbia-Oranjestad, Aruba-Williamstad, Curacao-Grand Turk & Nassau: 11-Days: 12/6/16 to 12/16/16 from $749pp plus tax/fees.

MSC Splendida: ITALY-Malta-Spain and France: 8-Days: 11/20/16 to 11/27/16 from $560pp plus tax/fees.

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Princess Cruises:

Coral Princess: FT. LAUDERDALE-Aruba-Columbia-Panama Canal-Costa Rica and Ocho Rios, Jamaica: 10-Days: 11/8/16 to 11/18/16 from $699pp plus tax/fees

Star Princess: LOS ANGELES: Hilo-Honolulu-Kauai-Maui, Hawaii and Ensenada, Mexico: 15-Days: 12/5/16 to 12/20/16 from $1199pp plus tax/fees.

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Carnival Cruise:

Carnival Vista: NEW YORK-Grand Turk-Bonaire-Aruba-St. Maarten and returns to Miami: 11-Days: 11/16/16 to 11/27/16 from 669pp plus tax/fees. (Carnival Journeys)

Carnival Breeze: GALVESTON-Montego Bay, Jamaica-Grand Cayman and Cozumel, Mexico: 7-Day: 11/27/16 to 12/4/16 from $489pp plus tax/fees.

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Remember, its #CruiseMonth so when you book any of these Cruises with us before 10/31/16, you can expect to receive the current bonus’ offered from each Cruise Line !

Prices quoted are based on double occupancy. Cruise rates, special offers and cabin availability are always subject to change prior to booking with the required payment.

Contact us to book your reservations for any of these last-minute cruises ASAP before they go bye-bye! 2TLCTravels@gmail.com  — TLC Travels’ Tours & Cruises!

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Carnival Cruise Offers For Plan A Cruise Month Includes Carnival Vista!

October is Plan A Cruise Month and the Cruise Line industry really wants to get your attention to booking your next Cruise NOW!  Cruise Month offers are a plenty and Carnival Cruise style offers happen just like this;

ccl_pacmonth-sale Fall Into Savings Sales Offer: Choose your room and save on sailings through September 2018. Offer ends 10/31/2016!

CLIA Early Saver Sale Offer:

Room upgrades on sailings through September 2018; Book by Monday, October 31.

 

Fun Select FREE Upgrade Offer:

 

 

Get free room upgrades based on availability on like to like category cabins on select sailings when you book by Monday, October 31st. (Refundable deposits are subject to cancellation penalty policies.)
Carnival also regularly offers great rates on selected sailings for Past Carnival Cruise Guests, Active and Retired Military members and Senior Cruisers 55 years young and up!

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I have made it no secret that I have a “thing” for “spank’n brand new” Cruise ships so,… I would be remiss if I didn’t bring Carnival’s newest beauty to the forefront in this post.

Since Carnival Vista, which made her debut in May 2016, was just recently named the “World’s Best New Cruise Ship” by Cruise Critic we are highlighting a few upcoming itineraries that have been added to our Cruise promotions list for 2017-2018.  Contact us for more information and reservations assistance on any of these Cruises.

**TLC Special Offer: 6-Day Western Caribbean Cruise : November 26, 2017 from Miami: Book this Carnival Vista sailing with us by October 31, 2016 with a low $50 per person ($100 per cabin) REDUCED Deposit AND receive a $50 Shipboard Credit per cabin to spend while Cruising! Rates are starting from $494pp for the 11/26/17 departure date plus $119.53pp Taxes/Fees.   We book Carnival’s Early Saver Rates and other best sales offers that may apply for our clients.

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Other Carnival Vista sailings to consider:

Contact us for more information and reservations assistance for any of these Carnival Vista sailings. Prices and availability are always subject to change prior to booking with a deposit payment.

TLC Travels’ Tours & Cruises!

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Carnival Vista Havana Cabana Suite

 

Are you still traveling without benefit of a trusted Travel Professional who has your back before, during and after your trip???  Well, I sincerely hope not. If you have not already established a working relationship with a Travel Advisor that you can trust and rely on, I invite you to contact us for your Travel planning needs.  It’s soon to be 2017. Do not risk traveling anywhere in the world without the security of a known Travel Professional you can call by First and Last name from your saved ICE (In Case of Emergency) contacts list.

Tina Little-Coltrane: Owner/Travel Coordinator at TLC Travels’ Tours & Cruises!