Expert Cruise Advice
As avid travelers and trained travel agents, we can offer useful advice on your cruise vacation. From the Middle East to the Caribbean and Asia, we have sailed many places. One of our favorites is Alaska. The agency owner, David, is certified by CLIA as an Accredited Cruise Counsellor and by many cruise lines as an Expert on their products. Call us at 713-429-1487 to discuss and book your next cruise!
Avalon Waterways - Specialist
Azamara Club Cruises - Five Star Agent
Bermuda Board of Tourism - Bermuda Specialist
Carnival - Bachelors of Fun
Cayman Islands - Dive & Nature Master Specialist
Cayman Islands - Master Specialist Family Travel
Celebrity - Five Star Agent
Costa - Training Academy Graduate
Cunard - Commodore
InnerSea Discoveries - Adventurist
Norwegian Cruise Line - Freestyle Certified
Oceania Cruise Specilist
Princess - Commodore
Regent Seven Seas Univerity Graduate
Saint Lucia Specialist Graduate
SNG Certified Accessible Travel Advocate TM
Cruising is a unique way to see multiple destinations during a vacation without having to pack and unpack every time you change destinations. This makes the multiple destinations easier. Further cruise ships are destinations on their own.
Take two of the newest ships Allure of the Seas and Oasis of the Seas. These two ships have so much to offer on board the ship that passengers can easily stay on the ship all week, or even two and never get bored. There are always things to do. These are two very active ships.
Not all cruise ships are as active as Allure and Oasis. There are several cruise ships which are more serene. Some lines lend themselves to a quieter cruise experience. There are ultimately cruise experiences, ships, and cruise lines to fit all personalities. For those with the money and a strong desire for privacy private charters of large yachts are even possible, where you set he itinerary yourself.
Because you unpack when you get to your cabin (in the luxury setting your butler may handle the unpacking for you) you can relax for as long as your cruise goes, taking what you need to shore for your excursions each day. Some days will be spent at sea so you don't even have to go tour every day, ultimately it is up to you. Some folks like to sit in the sun and relax all day every day, if that is you, then you're in luck as it is easy to do this on a ship.
Get to know more about us and why we are your choice when it comes to planning a cruise experience for you.
Keep an eye out for news about cruising in general. We have a page dedicated to cruise news which even includes a few photos we love to share from our own cruises.
Group cruises are one way to meet others while cruising or to just get a better cruise deal for yourself. If you have a group you want to take on a cruise contact us at 713-429-1487 to discuss your group.
David the agency owner is a CLIA Accredited Cruise Counselor. Learn more about the certification process and why using a CLIA ACC agent is important.
More about cruising for new cruiser
Cruises go all over the world. Presently some of the most popular cruises are to the Mediterranean, Alaska, and the Caribbean. Other destinations include Asia, South America, the Middle East, Hawaii, New England and Canada, Bermuda, and the Bahamas.
The Caribbean is the long standing highly popular destination. There are enough ports that you can easily take 3 weeks of cruises or more and seldom end up at the same port multiple times.
During the Summer the Mediterranean is full of ships departing from several different ports visiting a variety of destinations. They even have extended cruises that visit Turkey, Egypt, and Israel (for the Holy Land).
Cruise insurance is purchased at the time of the cruise booking, and is run thru the cruise line. This insurance typically is established to cover only the cruise, unless air and pre/post hotel stays are also booked thru the cruise line. In some cases cancellation of the cruise results in only a voucher for use on a future cruise instead of a cash refund.
Travel insurance is a policy purchased thru your travel agent that comes directly from an insurance company and is designed to cover the entire trip, not just your cruise. Benefit payout is in the form of cash (check) from the carrier, not a future cruise voucher. This is a very important distinction between some of the policies.
Travel insurance offers coverage for many different events and services.
Our Cruise Experiences
Alaska: We sailed round trip from Vancouver, BC, Canada thru the inside passage on Royal Caribbean's Serenade of the Seas.
Middle East: I flew into Dubai and sailed around the Persian Gulf visiting Oman and the United Arab Emirates.
Asia: We enjoyed a repositioning cruise from Singapore to Shanghai. At the end of the cruise we spent a few days enjoying Shanghai, a beautiful modern city.
Western Caribbean: There are so many destinations from which to choose. We've been on several different routes and have sailed the Western Caribbean many times. Each trip unique and a lot of fun.
Southern Caribbean: We sailed from San Juan on down the island chain heading South towards South America.
Deep Southern Caribbean: We sailed from Colon, Panama to Columbia and the ABC islands. This was an extended family cruise which made it extra special.
Eastern Caribbean: My first cruise as a paying passenger was to the Eastern Caribbean. We had a great time and have cruised many times since.
Long Weekend - Bahamas: Popular with Floridians, several lines offer 3 night weekend cruises or 4 night weekly cruises over to the Bahamas. We tried a 3 night cruise which was fun. Of course it is a very different environment from a week long cruise.
Short Week (5 night cruise) - Jamaica and Bahamas: This was really supposed to be a cruise to Jamaica and Grand Cayman, but Hurricane Rina changed the plans around so sailing out of Jamaica we changed course and instead went to Nassau.
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