Come sail with me in 2019. As I run for daylight to get on a plane to Shanghai a week from tomorrow, I have bid for and got, three lovely cruises to see out the rest of 2019. I have kept as many of you in mind as I can, and I must have done it right, because I have a very firm nibble on my Christmas cruise, already. Booking it prompted me to get this out in a hurry, today. I am giving you links to Holland America and Seabourn’s sites, but please don’t click through to buy. If you want to travel with me, you have to buy it from me. It’s the same price and I chase all the sales and such that happen after you buy, so you always get the best deal. Because these are all Distinctive Voyages, there’s a free cocktail party and a free shore excursion on each of them. The Holland America cruises are very affordable, Seabourn, not so much, oh but what you get. Read on.
What I have:
August 4 – 18 – HAL Rotterdam – Scottish Highlands – they call it. It’s quite a bit more:
Here’s the link – – http://tinyurl.com/2019HALRotterdamScotland Traveling with me on Holland America is extra special, because I am a 5-star Mariner and have some perks I can share. I’ll be flying into Amsterdam early, so we can play there, and parsing the Itinerary for shore excursions. If I have 6 people coming, I’ll be getting us some A & K offerings, too.
August 18 – Sept 7 – HAL Rotterdam – Icelandic Fjords and Greenland Explorer
Here’s the link – – http://tinyurl.com/HALRotterdamIceland Traveling with me on Holland America is extra special, because I am a 5-star Mariner and have some perks I can share. I’ll already be on the ship, and have been to two of the ports, by the time you get there. I’ll know a lot about what to do ashore. If I have 6 people coming, I’ll be getting us some A & K shore excursions, too.
Following that, I’ll be in Montreal for a week or three, probably three. Then I‘ll stay put until mid-December, when I get the cherry on the sundae. It might just be your cherry, too.
December 21 – Jan 4 – Seabourn Ovation – “Thailand and Viet Nam” – Singapore to Hong Kong
Here’s the link: http://tinyurl.com/SeabournDV – “Holiday Thailand and Viet Nam – Singapore to Hong Kong. I don’t need A & K in either Singapore or Hong Kong. I have friends, instead. I lived in Hong Kong for 5 years and have been to Singapore multiple times. I’ll be your tour guide.
The Ovation is Seabourn’s newest ship, launched in 2018. It carries 604 passengers, about the same size, and price, as SilverSea. It’s an all verandah ship. Balcony categories are V1 to V6 in ascending order of location preference. All cabins are 300 sq. Ft. V2 gets you midships on Deck 5. And it’s a premium, all-inclusive line. It’s all here https://www.seabourn.com/en_US/seabourn-difference.html The only things you can pay for are shore excursions and shop purchases. I’ll be teeing up three days before in Singapore and three days after in Hong Kong, just for my own clients. I’ll get us in to some private clubs, the RHKYC for sure, probably the horse races, etc.
Attention Canadians: (with those sad dollars that I have too many of, myself. Take heart but act fast.)
I just booked the Seabourn for Canadian clients, in Canadian dollars, because the Canadian dollar price was better than the XE.com conversion to the tune of $1,561 CAD, for two people. You just might want to grab that before Seabourn changes its mind. That, they can do at any moment. Holland America and Seabourn are both owned by Carnival, so this currency play for Canadians likely applies to their cruises, too, just on a smaller scale.
And there you have it. If you’re coming, I’d appreciate a CALL this week, or email thereafter. I can book you in from wherever I am in the world, but, of course, it’s easiest from right here in my office. I’ll be back April 17, to finalize all the details, and do my taxes, sigh, before we’re off.