Our client Natasja from the Netherlands send us this report after her family’s Disney Fantasy cruise in May 2012. A veteran cruiser of the original Disney ships, Natasja makes some comments comparing the new Fantasy with the old. “We had a great cruise. Wow, wow, WOW!!” she writes.
Thanks to our clients Jeff and Joan from New York for sharing their experience on the Disney Dream. Interesting comparison at the end between the Dream and Royal Caribbean’s Liberty of the Seas which we had booked them on previously.
Our clients Michele and Paul from Illinois on their Disney Wonder Alaska cruise in August 2011. We had booked them at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Vancouver for a pre-cruise stay, followed by a 7 night Alaska cruise.
Amy from Virginia on her family’s Disney Wonder Alaska cruise in July 2011:
We had a great cruise. The weather was fantastic—“hot” for Alaska (71 degrees) and no rain.
“We LOVED Half Moon Cay. It was beautiful! If there was a hotel on that little island, I could have stayed there for 7 days or more…The beach was amazing; soft sand, clear water, no seaweed stuff. We rented paddle boats then rented a raft for the day. Other than the BBQ, we spent the entire time in the water. We loved it…”
We originally booked Family Travel Gurus client Carole McKeown of Denver on a Royal Caribbean cruise in early June for a special getaway with her niece. When her niece’s school schedule changed causing them to move their travel date by a week, the Royal Caribbean price jumped significantly. We recommended this Carnival Liberty cruise instead in the same price range as the original cruise. “Half Moon Cay is better than any port you would have visited on the RCCL cruise,” we told her. She was to find out what a special place Half Moon Cay is. Thanks to Carole for sharing this trip report and pictures with us.
When Susan Ben approached us asking for a Europe cruise vacation for her family (2 adults 2 kids ages 23, 16) we suggested this Holland America Noordam cruise departing from Civitavecchia. The Bens wanted to see Italy and departing from the port close to Rome allowed them some days in Rome before and after the cruise. We also set them up in a small family run hotel that was close to the city sights and considerably less in price than the larger hotel options. Thanks to Susan for providing us this report and pictures:
Thanks to our client Jen O’Brien for sending us this review. We had set Jen and her family up with transfers to and from the port through Happy Limo in addition to booking their inside stateroom on the cruise:
Of all of the cruises we’ve now done, this is one of the top ones I think. Warm weather, interesting variety of ports, and something for everyone. They said multiple times that the Splendour was the smallest ship in the RCCL fleet, but had the best weather. It was the perfect ship for this cruise with 8 ports days and only 2 sea days, as we didn’t miss the other activities found on larger ships (we did see the Navigator in Athens and the Voyager, on which we sailed in 2008, parked next to us yesterday in Venice as we left). The public areas were in good shape.
“The Bering Sea Crab Fisherman’s Tour in Ketchikan was by far our favorite Alaska cruise excursion and we will go back time and time again to experience it. We were able to see whales, seals, eagles, red king crab, snow crab and rock crab. All the crab was caught in sovereign waters and therefore had to go back in, but they were brought on board for people to see up close.”