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Spring Break Destinations for Families
Spring Break is a perfect time to take a family vacation! Here are some destination ideas to get you started on your spring break planning.
Cruise in Luxury to the Mediterranean in 2023
Travel with us! Join TravelPerks owners Gary and Theresa on a luxury Mediterranean Cruise aboard Silversea's Silvermoon in 2023. Find out what makes this trip so incredible!
Top 5 Things to Know About River Cruising
River cruising is a unique cruising experience- and an exceptional way to discover the world! If you're new to the idea of river cruising and are considering booking one for your next vacation, here are 5 of the top things we want you to know.
Reasons to Take a Yacht Vacation
Have you ever thought of taking a vacation on a yacht? Although these ships are small, they carry many incredible amenities you could only dream of! Many major cruise lines are branching out into yacht cruising- and it's time to explore the world in a different way on the cruise lines you already love!
Why you Should Book a Luxurious Scenic Eclipse Cruise
With some of the latest technology and top-tier amenities, the Scenic Eclipse has raised the bar for ultra-luxury cruising! Learn what makes sailing on this luxury discovery yacht different from the rest.
Luxury Cruise Lines with Unique Shore Experiences
Luxury Cruise Lines often go out of their way to make sure your time on land will be as amazing as your time onboard! Take a look at which cruise lines offer some unique shore experiences.
Which Luxury Cruise Line is for you?
Wondering which luxury cruise line is right for you? We've made a guide that will help you choose which cruise line to book with next!
Royal Caribbean's Icon of the Seas
Royal Caribbean has officially introduced the newest ship in its fleet, the Icon of the Seas! Find out what's new, and what makes it a one-of-a-kind cruising experience.
Experience a Viking River Cruise
Are you thinking of booking a Viking River Cruise? Here's what you can expect!
River Cruise Christmas Markets
Have you ever thought to spend your holidays on a river cruise, visiting the most iconic Christmas markets in Europe? This might be your year! Learn what you can experience on a Christmas market river cruise.
Our Favorite Cabo Resorts
We wanted to share some of our favorite all-inclusive Cabo resorts for you to consider while planning your next trip to Cabo!
The Best Time to Visit Cabo and Other Things to Know
Helpful tips for planning your trip to Cabo San Lucas!
What's So Great About a Cabo Vacation?
Have you been wanting to get away? Consider Cabo San Lucas for your next dream vacation!
Key Benefits of Using a Travel Agent
From designing your dream vacation to saving you money, there are many benefits of using a travel agent to book your next trip.
Experience the Best of Ireland and Scotland with TravelPerks!
Join TravelPerks owners Gary and Theresa on a luxury tour of Ireland and Scotland!
Cruise to Italy for a Rich Cultural Experience
It's an understatement to say there's a lot to see and do in Italy. There's so much history layered in the land you'll almost need dedicated trips to each town.
Exclusive Limited Time Offer: Experience Italy In Style
Join TravelPerks owners Gary and Theresa on a once-in-a-lifetime luxury Italian adventure!
Cruise to Alaska for a Taste of the Wild
Plan a cruise to Alaska this summer to explore natural beauty and rugged wilderness. Gaze upon giant glaciers, incredible wildlife, and jutting rock faces.
TravelPerks response to recent CDC Warnings
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.
Best Cruise Destinations for 2022: Here's the Scoop
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 Charts New Waters: Coming Summer 2022
The Norwegian Prima is coming to Norwegian Cruise Line this summer, featuring never-before-experienced entertainment and excitement at sea.
Cruising is the Safest Way to Travel in Today's World
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.
Travel Advisors Make Largest Booking in Royal Caribbean International History
TravelPerks – Dream Vacations sells Royal Suite on Royal Caribbean’s 274-night Ultimate World Cruise, the longest world cruise ever!
How to Make the Most of Your Hawaii Vacation
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!
Douro River on AmaWaterways
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.
Why You Should Choose A Luxury Cruise
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!
7 Destinations You Can Visit Now!
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.
River Cruising in Africa: Pyramids and Safaris!
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.
How to get the best couples cruise experience.
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.
Sail Away with these Money Saving Tips
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!
Spas at Sea - Relax and Unwind
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.
Explore your Destination like a Local
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!
Ditch the 'Tourist' Tag: A dive into How to Look and eat like a local in France
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
Discover your Luxury in Alaska on a Cruise
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.
Luxury Cruising in Alaska with Regent Seven Seas Cruises
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!
What's Your Cruise Personality?
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.
Virgin Voyages Launches- The New Era of Luxury Cruising
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.
Why You Should Use a Travel Agent to Book a Celebrity Cruise
WHY BOOK WITH TRAVELPERKS AND NOT DIRECT?
We are unbiased experts who share information that the cruise lines and resorts won’t. Our services are completely complimentary to you! Save yourself the hassle and time, allow us to plan your perfect vacation!
A French River Cruise for Everyone
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!
5 Ways to Stay Fit and Healthy on Your Next Cruise
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.
10 Shocking Drinks From Around the World
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.
The 5 Coolest River Cruise Ships in Europe
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!
Who's Who in Alaskan Cruises- 6 Major Players
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.
Alaska - Escape Close to Home
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.
The Ultimate Guide to Cruise Deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday
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?
Viking River Cruises is Coming to the United States!
This Just In- The Luxury Liner Viking River Cruises is Coming the United States!
Hurricane Willa and the 2018 Awards Conference on the Norwegian Bliss
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
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.
Halloween Themed Cruises
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.
Our Favorite Ship Godmothers
Every cruise ship has a Godmother but one now even has a Godfamily. Is the tradition of ship Godmother's evolving?
The Travel Club Sails the Douro River
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.
An MSC Cruise for Every Personality and Lifestyle
It’s MSC Cruises bonus month and we’ve searched high and low
to find a cruise to satisfy every lifestyle and every taste.
Bucket List Cruises You Need to Experience
From new cruisers to veterans, everyone should get a chance to experience these awesome itineraries!
Wanderlust for One: 8 Destinations for Solo Travelers
To help you, the lone wanderer, we’ve compiled a list of some of the safest (and
coolest) international destinations for solo travelers.
The Secret to Maximizing Your Vacation Time This Year
“So much to do, so little time.” While the phrase may sound like it perfectly describes our lives, research shows there actually is time.
Travel Apps That Make Vacations More Enjoyable
A good travel app can make things a whole lot easier, and we’ve gathered some of the essentials here just for you!
Wine Lovers Rejoice! AMA Waterways 2018 Wine Cruises
AmaWaterways is uncorking an impressive number of
wine-focused itineraries this year.
Ditch the 'Tourist' Tag: Dress Like a Local in 10 European Cities
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?
Sailing Through History- Cruises Then & Now
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...
The Truth About Cruising: 7 Myths Busted
We set the record straight on 7 common misconceptions about cruising!
6 UNESCO Sites to Visit (While You Still Can)
For the more adventurous, culture-conscious traveler, here is a collection of cultural sites that should be explored and enjoyed sooner, rather than later.
10 Reasons to Choose Princess for your Alaskan Cruise
Seasoned cruisers know...if you want to cruise in Alaska, it's hard to do better than Princess. Here's why:
Nosh in the Netherlands: 7 Places to "Adventure Eat" in Amsterdam
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!
How to "Remove" Tourists from Your Travel Photos
Easily remove those pesky tourists from your photos, resulting in a landmark that appears vacant and pristine.
21 Travel Hacks You Definitely Need to Know
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!
Off The Beaten Path...7 Hidden Hotspots to Visit in Europe
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!
2017 Best of Britain Tour Early Bird Discount
Book this tour by 9/1/16 and save $100 per person with our special Early Bird Discount!
4 Grown Up Spring Break Destinations
Spring Break is no longer just for college students! Read about some exciting destinations for enjoying your grown up Spring Break.
4 Reasons You Should Be Using A Travel Agent
Here are four great reasons why you should be using a travel agent.
Top Ten Reasons You Should Travel With Our Oregon Travel Club
Here are ten reasons why you should travel with our fabulous Oregon Travel Club!
Top 5 North American & Caribbean Winter Getaways
We picked the top 5 winter getaways in North America and the Caribbean. Time to start packing!
CruiseOne - SmithPollin Group Wins Awards at National Conference
CruiseOne - SmithPollin Group received three awards at the 2015 CruiseOne & Cruises Inc. National Conference.