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April showers have awakened spring! The fresh, floral air energizes us. The warm, tranquil waters refresh us. And, the breathtaking, natural beauty renews us.

If you have spring fever, the only remedy is to go somewhere, shrug off the winter slumber and rejuvenate. Now is one of the best times to travel. We have a good selection of travel options for spring and summer. We also have great deals on superb trips for this fall and winter. See 2017 hosted trips include: 
  • 17- Day Voyage of the Midnight Sun
  • Best of Alaska 2017 Cruise & Tour 
  • Canadian Rockies and Glacier National Park
  • 10-Day Seattle & Inside Passage with Glacier Bay Cruise - round trip from/to Tallahassee
  • 10-Day Alaska Cruise Package - round trip from/to Tallahassee
In March, many of our clients and staff joined former astronaut Dr. Norm Thagard  on an excursion of a lifetime. We went to the top of Norway to observe the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis).

We are considering another fabulous excursion to Iceland in 2018. Please let us know if you might be interested in this trip.
Happy Easter and Happy Passover! 
Phil and Carol Swartz
Barbara & Frank Leonard
Explore Antarctica

My wife Barbara and I had a trip of a lifetime when we took a 3 week cruise on Holland America's Zaandam from Valparaiso, Chile, to the Antarctic and up the east coast of Argentina to Buenos Aires.  The first week of the cruise was highlighted by stops in small Chilean fishing villages such as Puerto Montt, Castro and Puerto Chacabuco.  Each of these destinations provided us with a wonderful array of sights from volcanoes to rain forests to waterfalls.  Our trip through Chile was highlighted by our stop in Punta Arenas and cruising the Beagle Channel where Charles Darwin did many of his early explorations. Our final experience in Chile was the passage through what is called Glacier Alley where the ship sailed past five separate glaciers with their deep blue ice. 

As beautiful as the trip though Chile was, the passage in the Southern Ocean and into the Antarctic was more that Barbara and I could ever hope to experience.  We passed Cape Horn, traditionally known for fierce winds and high seas.  But on the day we crossed the point where the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans join it was sunny with seas barely reaching six feet.  We then headed south through the Drake Passage to the Antarctic.

A Solo Traveler's Experience on  
Norwegian Cruise Line
by - Jennifer Sweeney
As someone who had cruised often, I was accustomed to traveling with friends or family - a built in network of people to dine with, take excursions with, visit the karaoke bar with, etc. As I planned my next vacation, I decided what I needed was some much deserved time alone, time to relax, recharge and do whatever I wanted without the added pressure of going along with what the group wanted to do. This was going to be all about me!
A friend had recently told me about the Studio Cabins on NCL and I was instantly intrigued - if for nothing other than the idea of not having to
pay double occupancy! The cabins were smaller than a standard interior room, the perfect amount of space for someone traveling solo and since the room was only configured for 1 person, the price reflected that as well. As she t old me more about the studio cabins, she also shared they had a Studio Lounge, an area only accessible by your studio cabin key card and was an area for those in the studio cabins to hang out and meet others traveling solo. There was even a big white board where solo travelers wrote out what they'd be doing that day and at what time in case others wanted to meet up with them .


Bethie and Friends
Cruise the Caribbean
February 2017 Celebrity Reflection Cruise...  Greg & Michelle  MannRandy & Kim Pace Shuster,  Mark Beth Mann Pace

Many thanks to our travel agent Brad Baldwin for an exceptional job handling the arrangements.  We had a fun week sailing the Caribbean visiting the ports San Juan, PR, St. Kitts / Nevis and St. Maarten.  Smiles from Bethie...

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on Holland America's 'Koningsdam'

Hosted by Bill Duzinski
    From Tallahassee June 9 - 25, 2017

Join Bill Duzinski on this round-trip cruise and tour from Amsterdam, Netherlands to Honningsvåg Norway, situated above the Arctic Circle at the famous North Cape.

The Vikings once sailed these fingers of sea on the way to foreign lands. Today, these traces of indigo between emerald slopes belong to you. En-route this cruise will call on
  • Stavanger - Where cobblestone streets wind past colorful houses in this delightful town on Norway's western coast.
  • Flam - Explore steep-sided fjords, sweeping valleys and meadows. You'll find frozen-in-time churches as well as traditional farms where geitost or brown goat's-milk cheese is made. 
  • Bergen - Gateway to fjord country, beautiful Bergen is surrounded by steep, forested mountains and has the lively feel of a university town. Visit its famous fish market on the colorful pier.
  • Sailing Sognefjord - The Sognefjord is the longest and deepest fjord in the world. Imagine 205 majestic winding kilometers of snow-topped mountain peaks, cascading waterfalls and panoramic views.
Onboard, partake of Holland America's legendary cuisine and relax in your elegantly appointed stateroom.

Best of Alaska 2017
Cruise & Tour 
Roundtrip from Tallahassee
Hosted by Brad Baldwin
12 Nights Departing July 4, 2017

Experience the real Alaska up close - this package has it all, the historic interior lands followed  by a Inside Passage cruise.   
Beginning with air from Tallahassee to Fairbanks, Alaska where you will you explore the Tanana and Chena Rivers aboard the Riverboat Discovery, see the Alaska Pipeline and enjoy an Alaskan Salmon Bake.

Embark on a land tour to include Denali National Park to experience Alaska's backcountry where  large animals roam and hopefully get a view of Mount McKinley (renamed Denali). Continue by rail to the historic mining town of Talkeetna and by motorcoach to Anchorage.

Travel through the remote southern Kenai Peninsula to the small scenic fishing town of Seward. Here you can explore this town and visit the Alaska SeaLife Center, a non-profit research institution and public aquarium, where you will have close encounters with puffins, octopus, harbor seals, sea lions, and other marine life. Or, take an optional tour of the Kenai Fjords National Park where the ice age lingers. Nearly 40 glaciers flow from the Harding Icefield. Wildlife and lush forests thrive around this vast expanse of ice. The native Alutiiq people have relied on these resources to nurture a life entwined with the sea.  

Time to leave the land tour and board Holland America Line's Noordam for a 7-night cruise through Glacier Bay and calling on the quaint Alaskan towns of Haines, Juneau (the state capital) and Ketchikan. Then onward via the Inland Passage to Vancouver, British Columbia where you will transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Canadian Rockies and
Glacier National Park
Hosted by Judy Bell
Round-trip Tallahassee 
August 19 - 27, 2017

This Canadian Rockies & Glacier National Park tour delivers the pristine wilderness of several national parks and the soaring beauty of the Rockies on both sides  of the Canada/U.S. border. This tour offers alpine scenery where jagged mountain peaks, deep green forests, pristine lakes, and meadows dominate the landscape. A breathtaking experience indeed!

Enjoy a made-from-scratch piece of huckleberry pie or ice cream. Or how about entertainment by a local cowboy poet in Calgary? The region's Western heritage comes alive through the cowboy poet's stories and songs. 

From the stunning scenery to the fun experiences, this Canadian Rockies vacation has it all!
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with Glacier Bay Cruise
Departs Tallahassee June 8, 2017
Hosted by Chynell Jefferson
10-Day Alaska Package
Hosted by Paulette McLin
Departs Tallahassee July 27, 2017
Grand Canyon, Las Vegas,
& the Hoover Dam
Motor coach Trip
September 20, 2017
Hosted by Chynell Jefferson

Experience three of our country's most exciting destinations in one trip: the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, & the Hoover Dam. You will enjoy a full day in Grand Canyon National Park as part of this vacation package, including the IMAX Grand Canyon movie. 

Next, you tour Las Vegas, one of the world's ultimate gaming destinations - plus, its dazzling spectacular hotels, unique shows, lavish meals, and much more, making it an unforgettable trip for non -gamers too. 

Last, but not least, marvel at the engineering and scale of the Hoover Dam and then take a guided tour of the spectacular Valley of Fire State Park. You will never forget three of America's premiere destinations.  

Lunch & Theater Trips to the
Alhambra Theater in Jacksonville
Leave Tallahassee in the morning, enjoy a great meal at the theater and then return to Tallahassee the same day.
Over Night Theater Trips to
Tampa and Atlanta

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Holland American Line
Mariner Society  

May 18, 2017 

To qualify, please send us your name, Mariner number,  
address and phone number.

October 7,

Second Annual
North Florida
Travel Show 
9am - Noon
at Four Oaks Center 

New Zealand is a country of stunning and diverse natural beauty: jagged mountains, rolling pasture land, steep fiords, pristine trout-filled lakes, raging rivers, scenic beaches, and active volcanic zones.

These i slands are one of Earth's most peculiar liar bioregions, inhabited by flightless birds seen nowhere else such as a nocturnal, burrowing parrot called the kakapo and kiwi. Kiwi are not only one of the national symbols - the others being the silver fern leaf and koru - but also the name New Zealanders usually call themselves.

Māori culture continues to play an important part in everyday life and government and corporate symbolism with abundant opportunities for visitors to understand and experience both the history and present day forms of Māori life.

Norwegian Cruise Line is known for its fun, laid-back ambiance and inventive "freestyle cruising" concept, which promotes no enforced dress codes, no fixed dining times and comes with a plethora of onboard entertainment and family-friendly activities. Norwegian's 15-ship fleet sails all over the world, with 2017 itineraries lasting anywhere from one to 49 days. Some of the cruise line's destinations include the Alaska, Hawaii, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, South America and many more.
During your voyage, adults stay entertained with live performances such as Tony Award-nominated Rock of Ages Musical or sketch comedy from The Second City comedy troupe (available on fo
ur ships), while, youngsters take advantage of the water parks and kids programs. When it comes to dining, Norwegi an's options are notably varied. The cruise line's "freestyle dining" program allows you to chow down in globally inspired eateries like French bistros and Japanese teppanyaki restaurants, and sit down at traditional cruise buffets and formal dining rooms.
Cambridge Beaches  
Resort & Spa

Welcome to a special kind of paradise: lush manicured gardens, intuitive staff and adults-on
ly accommodations that reflect the timeless charm of this 300-year-old property. You can almost feel the history and authentic Bermuda culture. Dating back to the 1600s this property has only changed hands 3 times with the current o wners, a prominent Bermudian family - The Trott Famil y.

Their fundamental guiding principle has never changed, to provide levels of individual caring service, privacy and comfort. Offering an e n dle s s n u mber of activities while never impacting on those who seek the ability to do nothing at all, and do it well. Another guiding principle is to share our B ermuda history and culture, and never stray away from it - Cambridge Beaches is your Bermu da home.

Call Cruise Holidays today to make a reservation at Cambridge Beaches Resort & Spa and discover a more refined way to experience Bermuda.
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