Primed for Adventure Royal Caribbean Cruise Sale!

Up to $300 Instant Savings Begins July 15th!
Set your destination for adventure and prepare NOW for the vacation of a lifetime. When you book a Royal Caribbean cruise at TLC Travels’ Tours & Cruises on Monday, July 15th and Tuesday, July 16th you can save up to $300 instantly with the Primed for Adventure Sale!

Come Seek a Royal Caribbean Vacation and DISCOVER MORE WAYS TO SAVE:
• BOGO50 — 50% off second guest.
• KIDS SAIL FOR LESS — 25% off 3rd/4th guests.
• OASIS OF THE SEAS® BALCONY BONUS — Book a balcony on any 2020 Oasis of the Seas sailing for less than an oceanview.
• DECK THE HOLIDAY DEALS — Save up to $100 extra on holiday sailings.

Contact us to book your Royal Caribbean cruise reservations July 15th and July 16th for additional savings!

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Get stoked for reef roaming in Bridgetown, Barbados. Riding horseback in Falmouth, Jamaica. Or going full throttle on a high-speed boat in St. John’s, Antigua. Right now, you can receive up to $300 in instant savings. That’s on top of 50% off your second guest, and 25% off third and fourth guests, so you can bring the whole crew. Plus, score a bonus of up to $100 in additional instant savings on holiday sailings during our Deck the Holidays Sale for your newest family tradition. Come Seek the Royal Caribbean®. Contact us to book your cruise reservations July 15th and July 16th!   TLC Travels’ Tours & Cruises!

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As an authorized Travel Agency and Agent for Royal Caribbean, our travel clients are afforded the opportunity to utilize RCI’s Best Price Guarantee program when we book their reservations.

The Royal Caribbean Best Price Guarantee

  • You will have 48 hours after you book to find a lower price. If you do, you will receive 110% of the difference applied to your booking as an onboard credit. This lowest rate must be a rate publicly advertised by Royal Caribbean International.  Program terms and conditions apply.

If after TLC Travels books your Royal Caribbean cruise reservation, you subsequently find a lower fare advertised by Royal Caribbean within 48 hours from the time the reservation is made, RCI will honor that lower eligible fare by applying an onboard credit to the reservation equal to 110% of the price difference. For reservations outside of final payment period, the onboard credit may be replaced, upon request, with a reduction to the outstanding balance or a refund. An eligible, fare must be:
a) available for the same brand, ship, sailing, category and number of guests as the current booking;
b) available at the time the request for the lower rate is made; and
c) a rate that the current booking would be eligible to receive, if any special restrictions apply.

Click here for the: Best Price Guarantee Claim Form 

Contact us to book your cruise reservations today!   TLC Travels’ Tours & Cruises! 

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TLC Travels’ Tours & Cruises: Tina Little-Coltrane: Agency Owner/Travel Coordinator

 

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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!

 

Be Safe While Traveling! Safeguards for Everywhere Travel, not Only for The Dominican Republic

As you have probably seen and heard since there has been a ton of media coverage recently surrounding the tragic deaths and a horrific act of violence at resorts in the #DominicanRepublic, it is completely understandable that many would have questions and concerns regarding travel to the D.R. While this situation is extremely unnerving and unfortunate, we must keep in mind that crime happens all across the globe, even when we travel so here are a few recommendations to know about before you travel to any destination.

Resorts and Cruise Lines usually do everything they can to ensure the safety of their guests but as a traveler, you should take some basic safety precautions as well. Review your personal security plans including communications preparedness/connectivity, monitor local news for breaking events and remain vigilant at all times.

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  • Do not answer your door at your hotel/residence unless you know who it is.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Do not physically resist any robbery attempt.
  • Do not display signs of wealth, such as wearing expensive watches or jewelry.
  • Follow the advice of resort and tour operators regarding local safety and security concerns.
  • If you are going off property, let someone in your group know where you are going and when you are expected back.
  • If possible, use the “buddy system” when you are on property.
  • TRAVEL INSURANCE: Be sure to invest in a Travel Protection Plan and keep your pocket card that has emergency contact information with you at all times while traveling.

State Department Information:

  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive updated safety and security information, and to ensure that the U.S. Embassy or Consulate can contact you in case of an emergency.
  • U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.

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Plan now for a Disney Fall Family Cruise!

Find out why Disney Halloween cruises on the high seas makes for the perfect fall family getaway. Start planning now so you can discover fun and relaxation for everyone in the family on a Disney Cruise.

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Each fall, Disney ships host a one-of-a-kind Halloween celebration that can’t be beat. In the weeks leading up to Halloween, families sailing on their cruises can enjoy lively entertainment that’s sure to get you into the spirit of the haunted season.

See Why a Halloween on the High Seas Cruise Should be at the Top of Your List for a Fall Vacation.

TLC Travels at Cruises Inc.

 

 

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.

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.

 

 

Get a Taste of Cuba With MSC Cruises!

UPDATE: On June 4, 2019 the United States government announced immediate travel restrictions to Cuba. As a result, Cruises originating from the U.S. are no longer permitted to visit Cuba.

Discover the new 7-night Cuba and Caribbean itineraries on MSC Armonia departing from Miami! These amazing new MSC Cruises’ itineraries feature two days in Havana, Cuba, in addition to the best of Jamaica, Cayman Islands and Mexico. Enjoy an even richer itinerary across the Caribbean and dive into the local culture of Cuba through the people-to-people educational program.

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MSC Cruises is the only cruise line offering a 7-night itinerary from Miami, featuring two days in Havana on one of the largest and most modern cruise ships calling Cuba. In addition, the attractive itinerary includes stops in Jamaica, Cayman Islands and Mexico, with only one day at sea. MSC Armonia has been recently and extensively overhauled, in late 2014. The ship has been tailored with a wide range of amenities and services for families; exquisite, varied dining offerings; outstanding, all-hours entertainment; a broad choice of relaxation and wellness options, and more, all provided with a touch of Mediterranean flair and flavor.

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All guests sailing to Cuba from Miami must either purchase and book people-to-people activities for each day they are planning to disembark in Cuba, certify that they are traveling under one of the other 12 general authorized license categories as defined by the U.S. Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), or hold a specific license issued by OFAC.

MSC Cruises will organize “people-to-people” shore excursions. The extensive tours have been designed to allow all guests to experience the best this unique cultural destination has to offer.

***Cruise Guests MAY NOT travel to Cuba with a driver’s license and/or birth certificate (including children).***
All cruisers who are not Cuban-born citizens will need the following documents:

  • PASSPORT BOOK – All passengers must have their Passport book and it must be valid at least 6 months after your cruise date (your passport card will NOT be accepted).
  • CUBAN VISA (a.k.a. Tarjeta del Turista) – This Visa will be available for purchase to all guests onboard during your cruise for $75 per person.
  • AFFIDAVIT – All guests must have their U.S. government affidavit document completed prior to embarkation and give to the agent at check-in (please retain a copy for yourself and keep for 5 years). Your affidavit will be included with your MSC e-tickets.
  • VALID U.S. VISA – documentation to enter the United States (when applicable, if guest is from another country outside of the USA)

Cuban-born, U.S. citizens are also permitted to sail, but will need additional documentation in order to travel. Cuban-born citizens who came to the U.S. on or after January 1, 1971 must travel to Cuba using their Cuban passports, but must use their U.S. passports to depart and re-enter the U.S. These guests do not need a visa, but will need a Passport Habilitation. For additional information, please refer to the U.S. Embassy in Cuba website found at https://cu.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/.

Individuals who came to the U.S. prior to January 1, 1971, must travel to Cuba with their U.S. passports. They will also require an HE-11 visa, which must be applied for prior to travel. The visa application process can take up to 90 days, so plan ahead! For assistance with visa and passport requests, guests can contact the Cuban Embassy directly

When exploring Cuba, American currency will not be accepted and cannot be used on shore. American passengers cannot use American currency or credit cards in Cuba. In order to make purchases in Cuba, it will be required for passengers to bring US dollars and then visit a bank or exchange center to convert their cash to Cuban currency.

For more information and reservations assistance, contact us at TLC Travels’ Tours & Cruises’ email; info@booktlctravels.com and/or visit our website, TLC Travels at Cruises Inc for quoting/booking online, BookTLCTravels.com.

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GO ALL IN: Book a 6, 7, 8, or 14-Night Caribbean & Cuba Cruise and get Unlimited Free Drinks and Free Wifi included!

Set sail to the most exotic locations in the Caribbean including CUBA, on the most beautiful ships in the world. For a limited time, we’ll give you not only a FREE Easy Drinks Package, but a FREE Wi-Fi Package, as well! Enjoy select wines, beers, spirits, cocktails, and non-alcoholic beverages, and stay connected while you revel in the trip of a lifetime. But don’t wait to book — this offer won’t last long!

TLC Travels at Cruises Inc!

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All rates quoted and special offers are subject to change prior to booking with the required booking deposit payment.