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Before everyone rushes to judgment regarding the newest CDC guidance regarding cruise vacations, let’s first unpack what the cruise industry is and has been doing, in addition, to expeditiously changing the safest protocols of any public venue as needed to ensure safety.
2022 is a great time to travel. With so many places to go, you may be wondering what the best cruise destinations are.
The Norwegian Prima is coming to Norwegian Cruise Line this summer, featuring never-before-experienced entertainment and excitement at sea.
If you want to travel the globe while knowing you are safe, cruising is your best choice. Book a cruise for 2022 and experience the safest way to travel.
TravelPerks – Dream Vacations sells Royal Suite on Royal Caribbean’s 274-night Ultimate World Cruise, the longest world cruise ever!
Hawaii is America's tropical paradise, and a vacation to this beautiful destination doesn't have to break the bank. Check out our tips on how to make the most of your budget while enjoying a dream vacation!
The Douro river gives travelers a deep dive into the alluring country of Portugal. Each city is filled with rich culture and historic landmarks that are sure to impress. The Douro River valley offers a great selection of world-famous vineyards and wines to experience. Every port on your cruise offers a glimpse into the deep-seated culture of Portugal.
Luxury cruising is the ultimate way to experience travel. Luxury cruise lines provide an all-inclusive experience for their guests. Avoid the hassle of signing off on every extra and pulling your wallet out for every drink. Peruse your stateroom mini fridge without fear of being up charged. Read more on why you should choose a luxury cruise!
With the globe in various states of shutdowns, it feels impossible to know where you could even go right now. We sit at our desks dreaming of a tropical beach while we type mindlessly away at another email, not actually sure when we will get to see that beach in person again. Well, the answer is: sooner than you probably thought.
There are very few cruise lines offering itineraries in Africa, and those that do are limited to Southern Africa and Egypt. However, interest in Africa is growing, and it’s easy to see why. A river cruise in Africa promises to be like none other, with the chance to see more unique wildlife and ancient history than anywhere in the world.
Forget what you've known about cruise ships. Think not of massive ships conquering the waves on the open ocean while vacationers shoot through water slides. Instead direct your mind to a slower pace, a more intimate, personal experience. Think of a vacation where you can reap all the benefits of a cruise ship, while also visiting places most recently only accessible via land travel.
Thinking about taking your partner on a romantic getaway? We have found some of the most unique activities and adventures that will create lifetime memories! TravelPerks has outlined some of our favorite picks here but, if you don't see the perfect combination you call always call our travel experts who know the ins and outs of the cruise lines.
Looking for ways to save money while planning your dream cruise? Whether you are brand new to cruising or an expert at all things onboard, TravelPerks is here to help. One of the most popular questions when it comes to cruising, “How do I find the best deal?” While there is no formula, here are some guidelines to follow for getting the best value out of your cruise!
Looking to unwind at sea? Wondering how to unwind during your day at sea? Trade the crowded pool deck for a serene seawater pool and deep-tissue massage in the onboard spa. Indulge in world-class treatments and experience elevated accommodations in these award-winning spaces.We'll be highlighting a few of the best spas at sea and the treatments they have to offer.
You have finally chosen your dream vacation destination! Now, how do you plan everything? And how do you avoid stereotypical tourist culture? We are going to highlight some of the best ways you can explore like a local!
France is known for its food and fashion. Depending on who you are, those things can rank very differently. We are going to take a shallow (noPun) dive in a little of both of those topics. The foodies will love it and the fashionistas will gain much needed tactile inspiration
Often referred to as the "Last Frontier", Alaska is sure to impress all who visit her vast and diverse landscape. With 75% of its landscape inaccessible by car, an Alaskan cruise is the perfect way to travel. Experience the pristine wildlife, towering glaciers, and historical landmarks on your next Alaskan luxury cruise.
What separates a contemporary cruise from a luxury cruise is all in the details. Most luxury ships are all-inclusive, which means you will have more time to relax, and you can spend less time worrying about what you’re spending. We have incredible deals on luxury cruises through Alaska so you can visit the nation's last frontier this summer!
More and more cruise lines are catering to a wider audience, from families with kids, to adults-only ships. But not every cruise line will be the right fit for you. Before choosing a cruise, considering your vacation personality can help direct you to the right fit.
The cruising industry has been upended this month with the launch of Virgin Voyages. Luxury cruisers now have more options than ever before with the Scarlet Lady’s debut.
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Why not take your next vacation to France on a French river cruise? In this post we'll break down many of your options, no matter who you are, and what you enjoy. There is truly a French cruise for everyone, from wine tasting to rooftop camping. And if a guided cruise with river cruise experts (us) is on your bucket list, come along with us in 2021 for the France trip of the century!
If healthy eating and an active lifestyle are important to you even while on vacation, you don’t have to pass up a cruise. Traditionally thought of as a place to belly-up to the buffet and eat your weeks-worth of calories in one day, cruises these days are beginning to appeal to a wider audience, including health-conscious travelers.
For many, vacation means letting loose with a favorite beverage in hand. From alcoholic, to just plain bizarre, we’ve compiled 10 of the most interesting drinks from around the world. Next time you visit a new place, consider trying a drink unique to the area. You might just learn a thing or two about the place you’re visiting.
If you want to travel to Europe but are intimidated by the logistics involved with so many countries and languages, then a river cruise might be perfect for you! On a river cruise everything is pre-planned by English-speaking agents and reps, meaning you will have more time to enjoy the ride, and your vacation, and less time feeling frustrated by planning!
If you're thinking about taking a cruise to the final frontier, you’ll need to consider more than you would in other parts of the world. Alaska can be drastically different depending on the time of year you visit, and the best time to visit is shorter than other destinations. We'll help you navigate all the different aspects that go into choosing the right Alaskan cruise.
With travel still predominantly on hold, staying close to home is the name of the game. With everyone dreaming of a European summer, it can feel disappointing to consider another road trip to a national park. Toss out your preconceived notions of close-to-home vacations and start exploring a trip to Alaska.
Black Friday has become an annual tradition where hundreds of people crowd into department stores pushing and stepping on each other in order to score the deal of the season. Why not skip the madhouse this holiday season, and instead book yourself a family vacation that is sure to make family memories that will last much longer then junk in the garage?
This Just In- The Luxury Liner Viking River Cruises is Coming the United States!
Hurricane Willa redirects the 2018 Dream Vacations conference, but the weather couldn't dampen the awards ceremony, where TravelPerks again took home a slew of awards!
RiverCruisePerks.com has launched! Behind the scenes, the minions at TravelPerks Dream Vacations, have been busily working to create a new home base for the growing river cruise sector.
Have you ever considered taking and holiday themed cruise? A holiday frequently forgot about when planning a cruise is Halloween, even though most cruises celebrate the day of with costume contests and trick-or-treating. If Halloween is your thing, consider a Disney or Carnival cruise as those lines celebrate the holiday for much longer.
Every cruise ship has a Godmother but one now even has a Godfamily. Is the tradition of ship Godmother's evolving?
Did you know TravelPerks has a travel club? Each year the TravelPerks Club embarks on fabulous vacations personally-escorted by Gary and Theresa, owners of Dream Vacations TravelPerks.
It’s MSC Cruises bonus month and we’ve searched high and low
to find a cruise to satisfy every lifestyle and every taste.
From new cruisers to veterans, everyone should get a chance to experience these awesome itineraries!
To help you, the lone wanderer, we’ve compiled a list of some of the safest (and
coolest) international destinations for solo travelers.
“So much to do, so little time.” While the phrase may sound like it perfectly describes our lives, research shows there actually is time.
A good travel app can make things a whole lot easier, and we’ve gathered some of the essentials here just for you!
AmaWaterways is uncorking an impressive number of
wine-focused itineraries this year.
So you’re on your way to Europe and you’re wondering what to pack?
Of course there is something to be said for just being comfortable, but what about the more fashion-forward travelers?
Cruising was a lot different back in the day. From glorious old pre-war steamers to the modern floating cities, we explore just how cruising has changed over the years...
We set the record straight on 7 common misconceptions about cruising!
For the more adventurous, culture-conscious traveler, here is a collection of cultural sites that should be explored and enjoyed sooner, rather than later.
Seasoned cruisers know...if you want to cruise in Alaska, it's hard to do better than Princess. Here's why:
Nothing says food culture like helping yourself to a little local fare while on vacation in a strange land. Thanks to our friends at Hungry Birds, we’ve compiled a list of Amsterdam’s best-kept secrets for foodies!
Easily remove those pesky tourists from your photos, resulting in a landmark that appears vacant and pristine.
Traveling (especially internationally) can be a daunting task. Make things a little easier on yourself by following these 21 travel hacks, and spend more time actually enjoying your vacation!
Whether you're a seasoned traveler, or just looking for something a little out of the ordinary, there are plenty of things to do and see "off the beaten path" in Europe!
Book this tour by 9/1/16 and save $100 per person with our special Early Bird Discount!
Spring Break is no longer just for college students! Read about some exciting destinations for enjoying your grown up Spring Break.
Here are four great reasons why you should be using a travel agent.
Here are ten reasons why you should travel with our fabulous Oregon Travel Club!
We picked the top 5 winter getaways in North America and the Caribbean. Time to start packing!
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