We’re Ready to Welcome Norwegian Encore!

Norwegian Cruise Line is readying to introduce their newest ship this Fall to their award-winning fleet. Norwegian Encore will feature the world’s longest race track at sea at 1,100 feet with four high-speed curves extending up to 13 feet over the side of the ship; the largest outdoor laser tag arena at nearly 10,000 square feet with the addition of augmented reality elements; and new immersive escape room and interactive theatre experiences in the 10,000-square-foot Galaxy Pavilion.

In addition to featuring many of the highly rated restaurants and lounges that have made the Breakaway Plus class one of the most successful in the company’s history, Norwegian Encore will debut a new elevated Italian dining experience, Onda by Scarpetta, in collaboration with LDV Hospitality. The Tony Award-winning musical “Kinky Boots” will headline the world-class entertainment on board, with returning guest favorites “The Choir of Man,” “Happy Hour Prohibition: The Musical” and the rocking Beatles cover band of The Cavern Club.

Norwegian Encore will offer seven-day voyages to the Eastern Caribbean from Miami beginning Nov. 24, 2019; Bermuda, and Canada and New England itineraries from New York City beginning April 22, 2020; and voyages to the Western Caribbean from Miami beginning Dec. 12, 2020. In the spring of 2021, she will make her West Coast debut and sail to Alaska from Seattle.

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Norwegian Encore will also sail a 13-Day, one-way transit departing 11/29/2020 from New York to Panama Canal ending in Miami. Port stops include Aruba, Columbia, Costa Rica, Curacao and the Dominican Republic.

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When you sail with Norwegian Cruise Line, you are cruising on the most innovative and accommodating fleet on the high seas. Their award-winning fleet was built for Freestyle, designed to give you freedom and flexibility. Choose your ship, choose your destination and step on board for the perfect vacation.

For more information contact us at TLC Travels’ Tours & Cruises!

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Uplift Monthly Payment Plan for Travel

Travelers, you now have a new payment option to finance your vacation with Uplift’s Pay Monthly option. Uplift is a 3rd party provider that offers affordable payments to fit nicely within your monthly budget for travel. It is a fast and easy way to make your ideal vacation happen sooner rather than never.

WITH UPLIFT’S PAY MONTHLY OPTION at TLC TRAVELS, OUR CLIENTS GET:

  • Quick and easy application: Approval decision within seconds!
  • Budgeting made easier: Ease the upfront cost of any trip
  • Clear and simple financing
    • Rates usually much lower than a credit card
    • Fixed, affordable monthly payments
  • More travel rewards: Ability to earn more points by paying with a co-branded credit card
  • No late fees or other hidden fees
  • Fast and friendly customer support

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Pay Monthly Option with Uplift

Uplift helps you spread your trip into 12 affordable payments to make your travel dreams a reality.

When you contact us at TLC Travels’ Tours & Cruises to book your reservations, as your travel agent, we can offer Uplift’s Pay Monthly payment plan services for you to consider on select Air/Resort vacation packages to the Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, Europe, USA and Canada.

You’ll get the best interest rate based on your credit score. No hidden fees. No worries. Your monthly payments are automatically processed, and details are sent to you with a convenient email and text.

Apply for your loan in just minutes. After a quick “soft” credit check is performed to verify your financial eligibility and identity, you’ll get an instant confirmation with no impact on your credit score.

Ask your travel agent to get you started! If you don’t have a personal Travel Advisor, allow me to introduce myself; my name is Tina Little-Coltrane, Owner and Travel Coordinator at TLC Travels’ Tours & Cruises! Contact me today for travel planning and reservations assistance.

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Don’t miss out on that trip! You have options. Travel Life Well NOW and Pay Later!

 

Discover the Caribbean with Princess Cruises!

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to live your vacation life to the fullest in the Caribbean this year! We want to help you escape to the sunny Caribbean to indulge in the best of island life on a Princess Cruises vacation!

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Imagine,… uncovering world-class beaches on your next vacation. Snorkel beneath clear turquoise seas beside a rainbow of underwater creatures. Unwind amidst the colorful culture and scenery of the Southern Caribbean for the ultimate island vacation. Venture further into the Southern Caribbean to islands like Dominica, teeming with waterfalls and wildlife. Visit national parks and relax on renowned beaches in places like Aruba, Willemstad and Curaçao.

Don’t miss the opportunity to experience exploring vibrant Caribbean culture when sailing with Princess. Discover ancient Mayan ruins in their Western Caribbean itineraries; from the pyramids and temples at Altun Ha in Belize to the legendary walled city of Tulum on the Yucatan Peninsula. Journey beneath the sea to Belize’s spectacular coral reef, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Trek through majestic rainforests and amidst Mayan ruins — there’s plenty to marvel at in this unique region.

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Make plans with us now to stroll across miles of sun-drenched beaches as you sink into island time in the rejuvenating Eastern Caribbean on your cruise vacation. This region boasts quaint towns alive with diverse cultures amongst a breathtaking backdrop of swaying palm trees. Escape to the sunny Caribbean to indulge in the best of island life.

Princess cruises is offering a Caribbean cruise itinerary for everyone. Choose from 3 to 7 night sailings as well as longer itineraries from 10+ nights and more!  Enjoy the Princess MedallionClass™ experience as you sail roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale. Delight in all the Caribbean has to offer, from lively culture and endless white-sand beaches to Mayan ruins and fresh regional cuisine.

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Just in case you missed this bit of exciting news, Princess® will now offer their MedallionClass experience on all Caribbean sailings to enhance every aspect of your cruise! Get the latest and greatest cruise technology during your Caribbean vacation with Princess MedallionClass which offers a personalized, hassle-free vacation that lets you do more of what you love. Get ready to enjoy the best Wi-Fi at sea, expedited boarding, keyless stateroom entry and more! The complimentary OceanMedallion™ is the size of a quarter and can be worn in a variety of ways: in a clip, sportsband, bracelet, or pendant. It’s your key to opening doors: to your stateroom and a world of possibilities aboard your ship.

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Lets talk so you can look forward to strolling across miles of sun-drenched beaches as you sink into island time and delight in all the Caribbean has to offer! From lively culture and endless white-sand beaches to Mayan ruins and fresh regional cuisine, you’re sure to “Come Back New” from your vacay with Princess!

Unpack once and explore multiple Caribbean destinations on one fantastic cruise vacation with Princess Cruises! Contact us for more information and reservations assistance for yourself, friends/family and/or Group Coordination assistance!

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Now is the time to book your Princess Cruises Caribbean vacation during their limited-time sales; “Sail into Savings” of up to 40% Off; and “Come Back New” with Up to $600 to Spend on Board, Room Upgrades and more! When you add our #CruisesInc EXCLUSIVES, you’ll get more than ever before!

Tina Little-Coltrane; Agency Owner and Travel Coordinator at TLC Travels’ Tours & Cruises and Vacation Specialist at Cruises Inc.

 

 

Virgin Voyages’ Scarlet Lady Cruises

Make plans with us now to meet and experience the Scarlet Lady, a mid-sized boutique ship that will sail from Miami to the Caribbean in 2020 hosting more than 2,770 sailors-(Guests) and 1,160 amazing crew from around the world. The Scarlet Lady will be Adult-by-Design, a sanctuary at sea for the 18+ traveler. A dose of “Vitamin Sea” will be naturally intertwined across the entire ship, with well-being activated through a mix of high-energy moments coupled with relaxation and rejuvenation.

Virgin Voyages, the new lifestyle brand set to disrupt the cruise industry and owned by Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, recently released itinerary details and cabin designs for the company’s first ship, Scarlet Lady. With four and five night voyages to the Caribbean, “Sailors” will set sail in sleek über yacht style with Virgin Voyages’ patent pending cabin design featuring the Seabed, a completely new transformational bed that converts from full-sized bed to lounger. The Seabed allows Sailors the unique opportunity to transform their cabin from a quiet hideaway to relax to a place to revel among friends.

With several cabin categories there are 1,330 cabins aboard the Scarlet Lady and 78
Rock Star Suites. Every “Sailor” wishing to voyage aboard the Scarlet Lady can find their special hideaway with roomy XL Sea Terrace cabins, Sea Terrace cabins, Sea View cabins, Insider cabins, Social Insider cabins that sleep up to four in a chalet-style bunk and Solo Insider cabins designed and priced exclusively for the solo traveler.  All terraces aboard Scarlet Lady will feature custom-designed hammocks, hand-woven by artisans from Yellow Leaf a social enterprise that fosters women’s empowerment and community transformation in rural Thailand.

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“Sailors” aka Cruise Guests will embark on their journey aboard Scarlet Lady from Miami, where they can toast to the Magic City‟s colorful evening skyline as the ship sets sail at 7 pm.
“Our research with Sailors unearthed their desire to go to places that allow for a variety of experiences,” said Diana Block Garcia, vice president of itinerary and destination development for Virgin Voyages. “We set out on an adventure to find overnight destinations that have a combination of opportunities for high energy exploration and places for relaxation, as the perfect complement to our Virgin Voyages experience. We have composed itineraries that have a sense of palpable culture, history and above all induce that carefree feeling that you only get
while on holiday.”

The Scarlet Lady will offer four and five-night Havana After Dark itineraries that will take “Sailors” on a cultural quest through Cuba, with an overnight stay in Havana that will afford “Sailors” ample time to explore and visit Cuba’s warm and friendly residents through people-to-people exchanges.

Virgin Voyages’ Mayan Sol itinerary will be a five-night voyage to Costa Maya,
Mexico where antiquity contrasts modernism, with Mayan ruins just a stone‟s throw away from the port and colorful coral reefs that lie just off-shore. Virgin Voyages has partnered with ITM Group to bring “Sailors” to this incredible paradise filled with rich history and excitement.

Sea lovers will revel in the Scarlet Lady’s Dominican Daze voyage, where she will
journey to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic on a five-night sailing. Voyages to Puerto Plata will be an ocean lover‟s dream holiday. Puerto Plata is the perfect place for “Sailors” to catch some waves at surf school, explore trekking through canyons or catch a cable car up the mountain to buy handicrafts in an artisan village or enjoy endless island views.

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The Scarlet Lady‟s inaugural 2020 season opened for bookings on Valentine’s Day,
February 14, 2019. You can find and book your “Adults-only” 2020 Cruise Vacation experience with Virgin Voyages now on our website and/or contact us directly for reservations assistance.

Tina Little-Coltrane: Agency Owner/Travel Coordinator at TLC Travels’ Tours & Cruises! Also, Independent Vacation Specialist at Cruises Inc.

 

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The Tumi gift with purchase offer is only applicable on new individual bookings made between 2/14/19 – 2/21/19 on 2020 Virgin Voyages sailings. Tumi carry-on gift is only applicable to bookings with the total cost of $4000 or greater. Tumi passport case is only applicalble to bookings with the total cost of $1500-$3999. Only one (1) Tumi gift is redeemable per stateroom and will be delivered after final cruise payment is made.

Call Tina at 336-438-0034 for more information and cruise reservations assistance today!!

 

 

Be sure to watch this Virgin Voyages Ship Tour of the Scarlet Lady courtesy of Cruise Radio!

 

National Plan For Vacation Day 2019!

Every year more than half of Americans (52 percent) fail to use all their time off, creating a stock pile of 705 million unused vacation days, up from 662 million days the year before. As part of National Plan for a Vacation Day on January 29, 2019, I want to encourage Americans to take their well-deserved time off. The most effective remedy for American workers who want to use more vacation days is better planning. Here are three popular cruise itineraries that should be booked now during Wave Season at my agency, TLC Travels at Cruises Inc;

Wave Season is the best time or the year to book a cruise. Many sales and exclusive offers happen at the beginning of each new year!

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National Plan for Vacation Day is an opportunity for Americans to think about travel in America. “And who better than the travel industry to help plan the perfect vacation?” said Roger Dow, president and CEO, U.S. Travel Association. “America offers something for everyone, whether you prefer a sunny day at the beach or a snowball fight in the mountains. We encourage every American to plan their time off to explore our great country.”

Research shows that planners have a distinct advantage over non-planners: They use more of their time, take longer vacations and are happier.

  • 53 percent of planners took all of their vacation time vs. 43 percent of non-planners.
  • Planners are also more likely than non-planners to use all or most of their time off to travel (33 percent to 18 percent).
  • More planners report they are “very” or “extremely” happy with their personal relationships (81 percent vs. 68 percent), health and well-being (56 percent vs. 43 percent), company (57 percent vs. 50 percent), and job (56 percent vs. 48 percent) compared to non-planners.

National Plan for Vacation Day is celebrated the last Tuesday in January as a day to encourage Americans to plan their vacation days for the rest of the year at the start of the year.

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Cruises Inc. is part of the World Travel Holdings family of brands, one of the top travel retail networks in the world with incredible buying power with every major cruise line and many tour operators, resulting in exceptional low prices and exclusive offers such as upgrades, discounts and more.

For more information or to start planning your dream vacation today, please call; Tina Coltrane, Vacation Specialist at 336-438-0034 or visit our website at; BookTLCTravelS.com.

About Cruises Inc.®   In operation since 1982, Cruises Inc.® with an A-rating from the Better Business Bureau, has independent vacation specialists nationwide who create seamless vacation experiences, whether it be a cruise, resort stay or land tour, with the support of World Travel Holdings, the nation’s largest cruise agency and award-winning leisure travel company.

 

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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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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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