Emeril’s Bistro 1396 on Carnival’s Mardi Gras Ship!

Congratulations to world-renowned chef and restaurateur Emeril Lagasse on his first-ever seagoing restaurant aboard Carnival’s newest and most innovative ship, Mardi Gras, setting sail in summer 2020.

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Emeril’s Bistro 1396 will take center stage in Mardi Gras’ French Quarter, one of the ship’s six themed zones where guests will find fun, memorable ways to create their own personalized vacations. The French Quarter will capture the festive spirit of Louisiana with food, cocktails and, of course, live jazz.

Emeril’s Bistro 1396 will showcase the chef’s signature dishes that earned him the reputation as one of NOLA’s most acclaimed and respected chefs! Get your cruise vacation taste buds ready as his menu will include: Oyster and Cochon de lait po-boys, Muffaletta sandwiches, Emeril’s signature Barbecue shrimp, fresh seafood ceviche, roasted duck & Andouille sausage gumbo, jambalaya, and complements such as Creole potato salad with diced scallions, and red beans and “jazz-man” rice.  Breakfast offerings will feature shrimp and grits and a shrimp Creole omelet. The New Orleans classic Bananas Foster and lemon ice box pie will be available for dessert.

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Carnival Cruises’ newest and largest ship, Mardi Gras, is on schedule to make her debut in Europe Aug. 31, 2020, before repositioning to New York for a series of voyages before heading down to Port Canaveral for year-round seven-day Caribbean cruises beginning in Oct. 2020.  Get ready to choose a sailing from her exciting inaugural season and the opportunity to visit spectacular destinations including:

  • A 9-day maiden cruise from Copenhagen to Southampton calling at Kiel, Germany; Gothenburg, Sweden; Oslo, Norway; Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Zeebrugge, Belgium; and Le Havre, France.
  • A 14-day trans-Atlantic crossing from Southampton to New York with stops at Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain; Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain; Funchal, Madeira, Portugal and Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal.
  • A 6-day cruise round-trip from New York to Portland, Maine and Saint John, New Brunswick.
  • A 15-day Carnival Journeys sailing to Amber Cove, San Juan, St. Thomas, St. Maarten, St. Kitts, Aruba, Curacao, and Grand Turk, positioning the vessel for year-round voyages to the Caribbean.

Once in her home port of Port Canaveral, Mardi Gras will sail on a special 8-day Caribbean cruise and will kick off 7-day cruises from the Space Coast, offering two different three-port, 7-day itineraries, alternating weekly to the Eastern and Western Caribbean featuring some of the region’s most beautiful and popular ports.

 

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Take this opportunity to plan early and contact us today for reservations assistance and more information about a cruise vacation on the new Mardi Gras in 2020.

TLC Travels Tours & Cruises/Tina Coltrane at Cruises Inc.

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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;

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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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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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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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The Gift of Travel is Always a GREAT Idea!

Travel is more than a gift, it’s a heartfelt memory!”

If you are looking for a Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Graduation, or ANY day gift for yourself or a loved one, the gift of Travel is always a fantastic way to go!
TLC Travels’ Tours and Cruises’ has many exciting land packages and cruises for the travel-minded gift-giver to choose from! Consider this for 2018;
a Pre-Mother’s Day, Eight-Day Southern Caribbean #Cruise!
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Book this Cruise with TLC Travels’ Tours & Cruises by 5/31/2017 with a low $50 per person ($100 per cabin) REDUCED DEPOSIT and follow our budget-friendly monthly payment plan. Final payment is due February 1, 2018!!
Also, our Special Offer for ***Family/Friends #Groups*** :
**Book 4 or more cabins with us on this sailing and receive $100 Onboard Credits per cabin to spend on the ship while cruising!!!**
Make plans with us NOW at TLC Travel’s Tours and Cruises to travel with your family, friends or go solo and visit #Aruba, #Curacao, Grand Cayman and the Dominican Republic all on one fantastic vacation celebrating Mother’s Day 2018!
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Based on double occupancy in an Inside/Interior stateroom, cruise rates are starting from $849 per person;
Additional costs:
Taxes and Fees = $119.75 per person and Onboard Gratuities = $103.60pp.
Rates, special offers and availability are always subject to change prior to booking with the required deposit payment so contact us ASAP for reservations and more info.

 

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FYI About Carnival Cruise’s Early Saver Rates;

Things to Know

  • Deposit is non-refundable & non-transferable.
  • Early Saver has a price protection policy.
  • Changes made to the reservation may result in the assessment of cancellation penalties or service fees.
  • Guest may select the stateroom once the full required deposit amount is paid, (usually excludes most Reduced Deposit offers).
  • When re-pricing to a new promotion guest assumes all terms & conditions of the new promo & may forfeit any or all features associated with the original fare.

 

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Remember, it’s best to work with a Professional #Travel planner when you #Plan2Travel, preferably, one with a First/Last name that you can add to your ICE contacts list -> (In Case of Emergency).  If you have not already established a business relationship with a #TravelAgent you can trust and depend on to be available for you before, during and after your trip, please do contact us for #Travel planning and booking assistance.

TLC Travels’ Tours and Cruises! ~ Tina Little-Coltrane: Owner/Travel Consultant

“Without new experiences, something inside of us sleeps. The sleeper must awaken.” — Frank Herbert – #JustGo !!

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