A FEW GOOD REASONS TO BOOK EARLY

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Unlike the movie A Few Good Men, I bet you can handle the truth about why it’s good to book your travel early. Here’s how most people plan their trips ~ early in the planning process, you decide on a destination and travel dates. You pore over brochures and websites, and check pricing for your […]

MUST HAVE TRAVEL WEBSITES

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When it comes time to travel, this is a list of Galavant Travel’s favorite must-have websites that travelers will find invaluable. 1. Currency Converter:  http://www.xe.com/ucc/ 2. World Clock: http://www.poodwaddle.com/worldclock.swf 3. US State Dept. Embassies, Consulates & Diplomatic Missions:  http://www.usembassy.gov/ 4. Travel Etiquette: http://www.traveletiquette.co.uk/ 5. Subway and bus directories in US, London and Paris:  http://www.hopstop.com/ 6. […]

WHAT SETS US APART

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Why book your travel with Galavant Travel, instead of the online agencies? I work for my clients, not the cruise or tour company, looking out for my clients best interest Availability – Here when you need me, able to answer questions or troubleshoot problems for you An advocate on your side Pricing not available to […]

LIBERTY OF THE SEAS,
ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISE LINES REVIEW

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Liberty of the Seas is a 160,000 ton, 3634-passenger cruise ship that entered service in December 2007. She is the third of three Freedom Class ships, Freedom of the Seas, Independence of the Seas, and Liberty of the Seas. Donnalea Madeley is the Godmother of this beautiful ship, the first travel agent to earn that […]

DINING ONBOARD CELEBRITY CRUISES

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Dining options onboard any Celebrity cruise ship is both a culinary and visual feast thanks to Chef Jacques Van Staden.  Celebrity boasts ten different world-class restaurants, with enough variety to please everyone.   The main dining room has crystal glasses, exquisite china and gleaming silverware, making for an unforgettable dining experience.  Guests can expect both outstanding […]

2011 EMERGING VACATION TRENDS

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The travel business is very brisk this year, with consumers ready to travel after foregoing vacations for too long.  Our busy season usually starts in mid-January, but we were inundated in mid-December, which is very unusual, and we liken it to a ground swell of pent up travel frustration. Travelers are planning big vacations, with […]

CELEBRITY SOLSTICE CRUISE SHIP,
CELEBRITY CRUISES REVIEW

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Celebrity Cruises Solstice is a 122,000 ton, 2850 passenger cruise ship that entered service in November 2008. She was the first in a series of 5 Solstice-class cruise ships, including the Solstice, Equinox, Eclipse, Silhouette, and Reflection. From the moment I stepped onto the Solstice, I knew this one was different. The Solstice had calming, […]

CRUISE SHIP ENTERTAINMENT SMACKDOWN…
WHO WINS AND WHY

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I read a recent story by Gene Sloan on USAToday.com website about cruise ship entertainment, and who had the best.  The three ships compared were Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas, Norwegian Cruise Line’s Epic, and Disney Cruise Lines Disney Dream.  These are the all new ships that set sail in the past six months. […]

NORWEGIAN EPIC CRUISE SHIP,

NORWEGIAN CRUISES REVIEW

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Norwegian Epic is Norwegian Cruises newest 4100-passenger cruise ship.  She entered service in July 2010.   The Epic is Norwegian Cruises largest and most innovative ship. The entertainment onboard is top-notch, featuring Blue Man Group, Legends in Concert, Cirque Dreams and Dinner, and Second City Comedy just to name a few of their offerings.  I really […]