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Frequently asked questions

  • Why use a travel advisor?
    Many reasons! Peace of mind During these challenging times, it has never been more important to have a strong support system to handle the "ins and outs" of the changing industry. When 2020 began, we never knew that travel would come to a complete halt. I will be there to guide you and answer your questions before, during and after your trip. Best Value for your Money Your online “deal” will be a waste of money if you realize while on your vacation that it isn’t the right experience for you.Travel advisors have access to the same (and sometimes better) pricing than you can find online or by booking direct. Did you know that the fares you pay to hotels and cruise lines include a fee to compensate a travel advisor, whether you use one or not? If you’re paying for that service anyway, why not use my expertise and resources to get the best vacation experience possible? Personalized Service A professional travel advisor will take the time to get to know you. You won't get that from a call center or website. My knowledge of you and your travel preferences will allow you to enjoy a vacation designed for your budget, needs, and interests.
  • Should I purchase travel insurance?
    Absolutely, for many reasons! Visit our "Protecting Your Investment" page for more information as to why purchasing travel insurance can help you in a number of unexpected circumstances.
  • Do I need a passport to travel abroad?
    If your trip includes flying abroad, you absolutely need a passport. Some countries also require an additional Visa to enter. In this ever changing world it is always best to check with the consulate to confirm the required travel documents in advance of your trip. Please note that passports must be valid 6 months from the ending travel date. Currently cruising from a US port and returning to a US port (closed loop sailing) on certain itineraries does not require a passport. However, it is highly recommended that all passengers obtain their passport prior to travel. Should you become injured or have an emergency at home, you are not allowed to fly back without a passport.
  • When is the best time to travel?
    Each destination has certain times of the year to travel that are better than others. If you want to visit Alaska, the warmest time of the year is during the summer months. Spring and Fall are also good choices but they are not as warm. You will want to visit Europe in the summer as well. If you are considering a Mediteranean cruise, most ships will relocate from the warm Caribbean waters in April. They will sail in both, Eastern and Western Mediteranean waters during the summer and reposition back to the warm Caribbean in the fall. Also, one thing to consider is that Fall is hurricane season. Although you might get that "great deal" on your trip, whether it is a Caribbean resort or cruise, you are running the risk of being caught in a storm or having your trip cancelled altogether. River Cruises in Europe begin sailing in the Spring and run through Fall. Again, the best weather is during the Summer months and this is the most popular time to travel. However to get the best deals, you will need to consider early Spring or late Fall. Something to think about when river cruising is if there has been a small amount of rainfall, the river boats have difficulty maneuvering the waterways. On the other hand, if there has been an abundance of rain, the rivers may be too high for ships to go under the bridges.
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