Cyber Monday and Black Friday Travel Sales Ending Soon!

We’re highlighting some very limited-time remaining, Black Friday, Cyber Monday and more Holiday travel specials that are available for booking at TLC Travels’ Tours & Cruises;

Funjet Vacations

  • Enjoy up to $600 in instant savings plus up to 65% off some of our favorite hotels and resorts.

Southwest Vacations®

  • Save $250 off international and $125 off domestic air + hotel packages.
  • Daily deals begin 11/25.

Blue Sky Tours

  • Save up to $150 on flight + hotel and hotel only bookings to Hawaii, plus receive included nights, exclusive savings, and resort credits.

United Vacations®

  • Save up to $300 to Hawaii and international destinations with promo code THANKS2018 and up to $300 off local trips with promo code THANKS2018D

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Princess Cruises’ Cyber Monday Event is on! Let the holiday shopping begin by giving the “Gift of Travel” this year!

  • Save up to $900 on Winter 2018 through Spring 2019 sailings
  • Enjoy 3 free perks (FREE stateroom location upgrade, FREE gratuities†† and FREE onboard spending money‡‡!) on Summer 2019 through Spring 2020 sailings.
  • Plus, for those sailing to the Caribbean February through July 2019, an exclusive Cyber Event offer to receive the land-like connectivity of MedallionNet for FREEΔ!

Now’s the time to allow us to help you get ahead of gift-giving season — book today!

 

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Treat yourself to Royal Caribbean’s epic Cyber Monday offer for your next Caribbean adventure — including up to $300 off your cruise vacation. And that’s just one way to save big with Royal Caribbean®.

  • BOGO60 — 60% off second guest.
  • KIDS SAIL FREE — Kids age 12 and under sail free on select sailings.*

 

With so many travel sales available right now, don’t miss this opportunity to save big on booking your next vacation at TLC Travels’ Tours & Cruises right NOW!

Give the Gift of Travel this year!

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Exciting New Adventures For Carnival Cruisers Announced This Week!

As a Cruise & Travel Consultant, I am so excited to offer my cruise clients the opportunity to enjoy these new and improved Carnival Cruise vacation experiences.

If you have already heard about this and have been anticipating booking your cruise on Carnival Radiance or Carnival Sunrise, the wait is over! TLC Travels’ Tours & Cruises can start booking you RIGHT NOW for the 2020 cruise season.  We encourge plan ahead, book early, payment plan budgeting and select the best cabin location reservation process.

Here is what we know directly from our travel partners at Carnival Cruise Line;

Carnival Radiance

Following a $200 million dry dock, Carnival Radiance will debut April 29, 2020, with a 10-day Mediterranean sailing from Barcelona visiting Italy, France, Croatia, Greece, Malta and Spain. After a 13-day trans-Atlantic crossing from Barcelona to New York scheduled for June 11-24, 2020, Carnival Radiance will offer TLC Travels’ clients a series of four and six-day Bermuda cruises as well as eight-day eastern Caribbean cruises from the Big Apple.

Carnival Radiance will be the first ship to offer nine-day cruises to Cuba with an overnight in Havana from New York. The newly renovated Carnival Radiance will also offer four five-to seven-day cruises from Norfolk in October and November 2020, including the first Cuba cruises from that port.

And get ready Port Canaveral! Carnival Radiance will reposition to this port, and will begin cruising to the Caribbean and Cuba beginning November 8, 2020.

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Carnival Sunrise

TLC Travels’ Tours & Cruises clients looking to depart from New York onboard Carnival Sunrise will enjoy four-day “long weekend” getaways to Bermuda as well as nine-day Caribbean and Cuba cruises from the Big Apple beginning May 21, 2020.

Carnival Sunrise will also offer eight-day voyages visiting beautiful ports in the Caribbean and Bahamas from New York, ending the season with a 12-day Carnival Journeys partial Panama Canal transit from New York to Fort Lauderdale Oct. 19-31, 2020.

Both ships will add a variety of new food and beverage choices, new WaterWorks aqua park, SportSquare with ropes course, and all staterooms will be renovated.

WhooHoo! We are so impressed with all of what is happening at Carnival recently! Also announced just a few short days ago:

The big news that Carnival Victory will undergo a dry dock in 2020 to receive a makeover so big that it will require a new name, Carnival Radiance just got better. This massive transformation will add new and exciting food and beverage options on board including the very first “Big Chicken” restaurant. This will be the seagoing version of the one opened last October in Las Vegas by Carnival’s very own Chief Fun Officer, NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal.


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Big Chicken will be located on the Lido Deck, and the menu will feature a mouth-watering variety of fried chicken sandwiches, platters and sides, all developed and taste-tested by Shaq himself.

TLC Travels’ Tours & Cruises’ clients will be able to place their order at the counter and pick up their items right away – no waiting and best of all, it’s all FREE!

Ready to book your next or first Carnival Cruise vacation? Contact us ASAP at TLC Travels’ Tours & Cruises for more information and reservations assistance on any Carnival Cruise sailing. As a Travel Agency partner with Carnival, we will offer to book your cruise at Carnival’s lowest available, advertised rate including special offers for your stateroom category of choice.

Side Note: Also available for booking NOW at TLC Travels’ Tours & Cruises:

  • 7-day sailings on Carnival Panorama from Long Beach to the Mexican Riviera, with itineraries visiting Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlán, and Puerto Vallarta. Now open for sailing dates from January 2021-April 2021 at TLC Travels’.

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Family Reunion Ideas from Grandparents to Parents to Grandkids

Fantastic tips and ideas for when thinking about what/where/when details of your next/first family group vacation.

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Whether you see your extended family regularly at Sunday dinners or only gather during holidays, breaking free from the status quo rejuvenates your group and creates new chances to bond and create lifelong memories. Plan that family reunion or vacation you’ve been putting off and join together for a trip of a lifetime.

Tips for Planning a Family Reunion or Vacation

Family reunions should be a fun and memorable experience but can be stressful without the right plan in place. Keep things simple and create a structure for your reunion or family vacation while leaving plenty of room for flexibility. Here are some multigenerational travel tips to turn your trip into a success.

Skip the All Inclusive Resorts

It’s true all-inclusive resorts offer a tantalizing done-for-you trip where everything seems to be taken care of. But in reality, all-inclusive vacations don’t always offer much opportunity for spontaneity or an incentive…

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Carnival’s Frightfully-Fun October Cruises!

Carnival Cruises is taking Halloween very serious this year, so much so that they are celebrating with spooky delights on their sailings all month-long! Cruise guests can join in on the “Frightfully Fun” festivities happening onboard during all sailings throughout October featuring activities for all ages so that no one will miss out on the fun.

Carnival is introducing their newest addition to the family, “spook-tacular” Pumpkin Pirate, Patch. Standing at a staggering 12 feet tall, Patch will be greeting guests as they board the ship. He will also be joining kids onboard during Scary Story Time hosted by the cruise director.

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Other FUN activities for all-ages include Thriller dance classes, Patch’s Deck Party, Halloween-themed trivia and bingo, and pumpkin carving contests. Grab your popcorn because Carnival is also featuring poolside DiveIn Movies showing films like Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, Dracula Untold, and It.

Halloween is even more FUN at Carnival, so we encourage you to contact us at TLC Travels’ Tours & Cruises ASAP for planning and reservations assistance!  Make plans to CHOOSE FUN on a Carnival Cruise and come Halloween ready in your best costumes for a chance to win a prize at the costume contest for the most creative look.

TLC Travels’ Tours & Cruises! ~ We Have The Cruises! 

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Free Airfare to Alaska Courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line

Find your happy place on Norwegian Joy as she cruises Alaska. The best way to cruise Alaska just got so much better as Norwegian Joy will join her sister ship, Norwegian Bliss, beginning April 2019!

To sweeten the excitement and as an added bonus, you can touch down in Seattle with Free Airfare* and enjoy unrivaled cruise vacation experiences on board with Norwegian Cruise Line’s “up to 5 Free Offers”** and up to $500 Free to spend at sea!***  (a very limited-time offer).

  • Book a Balcony or above category for 4/27/2019 through 9/28/2019 Alaska departures sailing round trip from Seattle and enjoy Free or Reduced airfare on your reservation!
  • There are 130 airports to choose from when you book with roundtrip airfares priced from $0 to $499. Norwegian will send us your flight details 30 days before you cruise.
  • Hurry, you must reserve your space by 10/2/2018 to secure this offer!

​​​Want to book your own airfare?  Well, NCL is offering a $200 discount off your cruise fare for your airfare costs if you book a balcony stateroom.

  • Mini-suite reservations will receive a $350 discount.  
  • Concierge or Haven Stateroom bookings receive a $500 discount,
  • Category H2 cruise guests receive $1,000 off as a discount for airfare!***  

Remember, **Book by 9/18 to receive up to $500 Free credit to spend onboard.**

Contact TLC Travels’ Tours & Cruises ASAP to book your Norwegian Cruise Line reservations!!

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Norwegian Cruise Line’s Caribbean Takeover!

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Norwegian Cruise Line is excited for their newest ship, Norwegian Bliss, to trade cruising Alaska from Seattle for sailing The Caribbean from Miami starting this fall. Now TLC Travels’ Tours & Cruises clients can bounce from pristine beaches to the hit Broadway show Jersey Boys, zoom around a thrilling race track at sea and savor more dining options than days of their cruise. Experience a new side of the Eastern Caribbean on Norwegian Bliss.

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NCL’s most awarded ship, Norwegian Epic, is returning stateside form Barcelona to Port Canaveral to show their cruising guests the best of the Caribbean this winter season. From award-winning shows and delicious cuisine to activities all ages will love, paradise begins the moment cruisers step on board.

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Spending her summer months cruising Alaska from Seattle and her winter and spring months island hopping the tropics from Tampa, Norwegian Pearl has one incredible line up! Whether marveling at the Panama Canal or uncovering the best of The Caribbean, this winter you can discover their slice of paradise while enjoying a wide range of delicious dining options and amazing entertainment on board.

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Starting this November, you can cruise from The Big Easy to livin’ easy in The Caribbean when Norwegian Breakaway begins sailing from New Orleans. Relocating from Europe to the warmth of the tropics, Norwegian Breakaway will give a new meaning to the term “winter chill.” But,…. before that happens, consider this fantastic cruise journey (below) to check off your bucket list …..

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Explore New York City before your Norwegian Breakaway #Cruise. Experience New Orleans after your NCL Breakaway Cruise. AND, Enjoy a fantastic Caribbean Cruise Vacation in between while sailing on NCL Breakaway with scheduled port stops on Puerto Rico, St. Maarten, St. Lucia, Jamaica, Aruba, Curacao, Cozumel and Grand Cayman Islands! Cabins are still available on this 15-Day NCL sailing departing on October 27, 2018!!

Contact us for more information and reservations assistance for any of Norwegian Cruise Line’s travel offers. TLC Travels’ Tours & Cruises!

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A Rebirthed Sunrise Will Emerge After Carnival Triump’s Transformation in 2019!

Carnival Sunrise will begin sailing as such after the complete refurbishing, remodeling and transformation of the Carnival Triump Cruise ship April 2019.

New ship additions and extensive upgrades are in the works with the hopes of enhancing Carnival Cruise guests’ experiences while onboard the formerly known as Carnival Triump ship:

The Carnival Sunrise Transformation is scheduled to be completed 4/28/19 and will include;

  • 115 new guest suites and staterooms
  • Liquid Lounge
  • Java Blue Café
  • Limelight Lounge
  • Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse
  • RedFrog Pub
  • Piano Bar 88
  • Chef’s Table dining room
  • Bonsai Sushi Express
  • Carnival WaterWorks
  • Cucina del Capitano
  • Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse
  • SportSquare (SkyCourse, basketball and jogging track)
  • Serenity
  • Cloud 9 Spa and Cloud 9 Spa Staterooms

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Carnival Sunrise’s inaugural schedule from Norfolk, Va kicks off with a 7-day cruise departing the Half Moone Cruise Center visiting Grand Turk, the private island of Half Moon Cay and Freeport departing April 29, 2019.   Two 5-day voyages departs May 12 and 17, 2019 calling at Nassau and Freeport and three 6-day cruises departing May 6, and Oct. 14 and 20, 2019, visiting Half Moon Cay, Nassau and Freeport.

CCL-Sunrise_Norfolk-042919The ship will then reposition to New York for a series of 4-to-14-day voyages beginning May 23, 2019. These includes 4-to-8-day Bermuda cruises, including long weekend sailings to the island departing Thursdays and returning Mondays, along with 7-day fall foliage cruises to New England and the Canadian Maritimes, and two different eight-day Caribbean itineraries with stops at the region’s top destinations.  Several longer voyages will also be offered, including a 10-day exotic eastern Caribbean itinerary and a 14-day Carnival Journeys Panama Canal cruise highlighted by local dining and entertainment experiences and unique shipboard enrichment activities.

Carnival Sunrise will then reposition to Fort Lauderdale for 4- and 5-day cruises beginning Oct. 28, 2019.  4-day long weekend cruises will call at tropical ports like Half Moon Cay, Princess Cays, Grand Turk and Nassau, while 5-day cruises will visit Cuba, as well as seaside destinations in The Bahamas, Jamaica, Grand Cayman and Grand Turk.

Carnival Sunrise’s departures from Norfolk, New York and Fort Lauderdale are currently open for reservations and available for booking now at TLC Travels’ Tours & Cruises!

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