The Time to Plan Last Minute Trips is Now With today’s technology and over 200,000 travel websites, it’s tempting to plan a last minute getaway on your own. Some travelers plan vacations over a year in advance, as was the trend of the past, However, many choose to wait it out for the too-good-to-be-true deals. But are those deals real or will the … [Read more...]

A Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience: The River Cruise Traditionally, here at Cruise Planners, ocean cruises have been the more popular type of cruise vacations. In recent years, however, river cruises have gained popularity as a means of visiting some interesting destinations. River cruises are similar to ocean cruises in many ways, but there are some … [Read more...]

 “Soft Adventure Vacations Can Please Everyone,” says Marvelous Travel Vacations categorized as “soft adventure” are proving to be a popular choice as families book for the upcoming summer vacation season, says Marv Weber, co-owner of Marvelous Travel. But what does “soft adventure” entail? These vacations are ones in which travelers, typically … [Read more...]

Families Choose Multigenerational Cruise Vacations This month Sue and Marv Weber, owners of Marvelous Travel, took to the seas for a multigenerational cruise vacation with their sons, daughter-in-law and five granddaughters. The family sailed on Royal Caribbean International’s Freedom of the Seas®, a large, modern vessel featuring luxurious … [Read more...]

Enjoy an Alaskan Cruise In July, my husband and I traveled to Alaska on a Princess Cruise Lines cruise tour. The land portion started in Anchorage and we flew there a couple of days ahead to spend some time in that city. We went to a conservation center where we saw the wildlife (bears, moose, caribou) that we would see later in our trip, actually … [Read more...]

Family Cruise Vacation  On February 12, 2012, I sailed with my family (all adults) on the Ruby Princess to the Eastern Caribbean from Ft. Lauderdale. The itinerary included stops at: Princess Cays (Princess Cruise Line’s private island) St Thomas St Maarten  Grand Turk in Turks and Caicos The weather was good that week and we all enjoyed … [Read more...]