Top 10 Reasons to Use a Travel Agent

Top 10 Reasons to Use a Travel Agent

Now, more than ever, travelers are seeking assistance from travel professionals with planning their future vacations. With so much uncertainty in the world, having an expert in your corner helping you every step of the way not only helps to give you peace of mind when planning your trip, but it also ensures that you will be able to rest easy knowing that  your Travel Agent has thought of everything for you.

So, why should you use a Travel Agent?

  1. You won’t pay anything additional for your vacation package when you book with a Travel Agent versus booking your vacation directly through the destination. Utilizing an expert that can personalize your entire vacation is truly invaluable; the expertise and knowledge you’ll gain from using an agent will help ensure your vacation is as relaxing and worry-free as possible!
  2. Using a Travel Agent is a huge time-saver! There are way more important things you could be doing than wasting time comparing prices on countless confusing travel websites.
  3. Travel Agents have access to quickly find deals and special offers that may not be clearly visible for you to find in your searches.
  4. You can’t beat the customer service when you book with a Travel Agent. You’ll never get an automated answering service when you call your Travel Agent. Need suggestions or help sorting something out? You’ll get through to your agent a lot quicker than you would if you booked through some of those websites you search through. And your agent will do everything they can to help you get what you need, stat!
  5. Your Travel Agent will be your main point of contact from the time you start planning until after you return from your trip. They can also be as much (or as little) involved in the planning process as you’d like them to be.
  6. Not sure where you want to travel? Your Travel Agent will help you come up with some great ideas for destinations, while also keeping your budget in mind.
  7. Your Travel Agent will follow up and follow through to see that all of your special needs and requests are met whenever possible, as well as make sure you are aware about any deals that you may be entitled to.
  8. When you use a Travel Agent, you can rest assured that in the event something goes wrong on your trip or you have an emergency requiring last minute changes, your Travel Agent will be there to do the legwork for you so you don’t need to worry about any of that.
  9. Most online travel booking sites require you to pay your entire trip cost up front, regardless of when you book. When you book with a Travel Agent, you may be able to set up a payment plan to make smaller payments over time.
  10. Travel Agents love what they do and truly value your business!

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Disney Cruise Line Fall 2021 Itineraries Available to Book Soon

Disney Cruise Line Fall 2021 Itineraries Available to Book Soon

Disney Cruise Line treats guests sailing in the fall to a wickedly good time as the Disney ships transform into a ghoulish wonderland during Halloween on the High Seas cruises.
For this extra-spooky celebration, each ship boasts its own signature Pumpkin Tree.
(Kent Phillips, photographer)

In fall 2021, Disney Cruise Line will return to favorite destinations on a variety of itineraries, including sailings to the Caribbean, the Bahamas, Mexico, Bermuda and Canada. Throughout the season, families will enjoy itineraries featuring Halloween on the High Seas and Very Merrytime Cruises across the entire fleet.    

For guests who are Disney Cruise Line Castaway Club Members, Disney Vacation Club Members and/or Adventures by Disney Adventure Insiders, you may utilize the following early booking windows:

  • Platinum Castaway Club Members & Golden Oak: Bookings open July 27
  • Gold Castaway Club Members: Bookings open July 28
  • Silver Castaway Club Members, Disney Vacation Club Members & Adventures by Disney Adventure Insiders: Bookings open July 29  

Bookings for all other Guests open on July 30, 2020.

Disney Magic Fall 2021 Sailings

The Disney Magic will end her time in Europe and sail to New York.

Disney Wonder Fall 2021 Sailings

The Disney Wonder will end her summer sailings season in Vancouver and reposition to San Diego.

Disney Dream Fall 2021 Sailings

The Disney Dream will continue sailing 3- and 4-night Bahamian cruises from Port Canaveral during with Friday and Monday departures.

Disney Fantasy Fall 2021 Sailings

The Disney Fantasy will spend the the fall sailing primarily 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises with Saturday departures from Port Canaveral.

Surprise….You’re Going on a Disney Cruise Vacation!

Surprise….You’re Going on a Disney Cruise Vacation!

My name is Megan and I am 19 years old. In March of this year, my mom, dad, brother, grandma, grandpa and I went on a Disney cruise.  My brother and I were surprised with the trip on Thanksgiving Day. 

At first, I wasn’t quite sure what we were going to be able to do on the cruise. At Disney World, there are a ton of rides that older kids and adults can ride. There aren’t really rides on a cruise ship, so we were a bit skeptical. I feared that it would be a little too ‘kiddish’. But as we were getting closer to our sail date, I got more and more excited. We decided that we were going to do the dolphin interaction at Nassau. Dolphins have always been one of my favorite mammals, so I was very excited.

 The day that we sailed away, we spent a lot of time exploring the ship. I loved walking around and seeing just how big this ship actually was. 

The next day was our day on the island of Nassau. We headed over to Atlantis to do our dolphin interaction. We got to touch the dolphin, take pictures with him and watch him do some tricks. 

Wednesday was our full day at sea. It was a nice relaxing day. We sat by the pool, played mini golf and even went down the AquaDuck a couple of times. 

Thursday was my favorite day of the cruise. We spent all day on Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay. This island was absolutely beautiful. We got really great spots on the beach right by some hammocks. The water was really nice to swim in. The water slide was also a lot of fun to go down. Later in the day, my brother, dad, grandpa and I rented some bikes to ride around the island for an hour. 

All week the food was amazing. The servers we had were so funny, I looked forward to going to dinner each night. Our head server even made me some chicken alfredo that wasn’t on the menu. It was so good. Going on a Disney Cruise as an adult is a ton of fun and I seriously recommend everyone to go on a Disney Cruise. 

Kelly Van Eerden

Dining with allergies on a Disney Cruise Vacation

Dining with allergies on a Disney Cruise Vacation

In the beginning  of March we went on a 4 night Disney Cruise to the Bahamas. We stopped in Nassau and Castaway Cay. We had so much fun exploring new places and doing new things!  The dining part of the trip is what made me the most nervous. When contacting Walt Disney World special diets via email, they are generally do provide general responses because products change often.  Disney Cruise Line response was similar. It did make me a little nervous, but after hearing such great reviews of the cruise line I was ready to go. 

The first thing we did when we got on the ship was head to lunch. We got to Animators Palate just in time. They closed the doors behind us!  Because they weren’t expecting me, lunch was a plain piece of chicken and salad with vinegar, oil and lime. Once lunch was done, I had to order dinner for that night. It was hard for the first time deciding what they could make for me from the menu. I quickly learned they could modify most everything on the menus for me!  

Our first dinner was at Enchanted Garden and we had a couple of great servers. They made sure to learn who had the allergy and treated me like a queen.   

Once I was done eating dinner and dessert, they brought out the Tuesday’s dinner menu.  I had to order breakfast, lunch and dinner for the next day and where I would be eating breakfast and lunch so they could send to the right place. 

It was nice to have food waiting for you but it was also hard to know when and where you would eat the next day.  This was how it worked for the whole trip.  The chefs did a great job making what they could for me and my favorite was jerk chicken on pirate night. I ordered it for the next night too!
The day of Castaway Cay they sent the allergy orders to Cookies BBQ, the first tram stop. If you want to eat on the island with allergies, you must eat at that restaurant. I went to the middle of the buffets and a worker found my order. They gave me a number and brought it out to me at my table.  The food on the island was not my favorite so I did end up walking back to the boat and ate at Cabana’s on deck 11.  Our assistant server was there and our head server.  They made sure to get me a great meal!  It took a bit longer because they weren’t expecting me, but it was good and we had a great view of the island while we waited. 

Over the course of the week we ate at every restaurant on board and loved them all. I enjoyed truly being on vacation for a week and having someone safely prepare a meal for me.  I would definitely recommend a Disney Cruise to anyone with allergies.

Kelly Van Eerden

Disney Cruise Vacation to Bermuda

Disney Cruise Vacation to Bermuda

Are you dreaming of tropical pink sands, fruity drinks and lots of quality family time? A Disney Cruise vacation from New York City to Bermuda is the perfect option!

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Take a Virtual Vacation to Bermuda!

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Day 5

Night Port
1 New York
2 At Sea
3 King’s Wharf, Bermuda
4 King’s Wharf, Bermuda
5 At Sea
New York (Debarkation)

Map Magic 5 Night Bermuda Cruise NYC

Sail Dates:

10/12, 10/22, 10/27

Coming soon!