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Seasons Greetings James!

To borrow a line from Andy Williams: "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year". One of the real joys of the Holiday Season is the  opportunity to say 'Thank You' for being our client and friend.

All of us at Holiday Cruises & Tours join in wishing you, and all of those dear to you, good health and happiness this Holiday Season and prosperity in the New Year,

Phil and Carol Swartz
Owners
WHERE OUR CLIENTS HAVE BEEN
John and Maureen Jolly
South America journey


A fun time mixed with so many different experiences on our South America journey.  It was amazing to see whales, penguins, sea lions, large groups of turtles bobbing in the ocean, condors flying and the most beautiful scenery you can imagine all on one vacation. 

Thanks Chynell for planning such a good time for us.  At the beginning of our vacation the time spent in Sao Paulo at the suggested hotel Renaissance was a pleasant surprise with very professional staff and unbelievably delicious meals at the onsite restaurant. 

Also the highlight of our cruise was the last day tour in Valparaiso Chile with the funniest and informative tour guide and such a great representation of Chile.    So many happy memories.
Scott and Patty Coddington
Explore  Royal Caribbean's
"All Access Tour"
 
For guests looking to get a look at what goes on behind closed doors on their Royal Caribbean cruise, there's now an option to take a guided tour from the cruise line.
 
The tours are 3.5 hours in duration and include visits to the ship's bridge, galley, backstage to the main theater, engine control room, and more. At least one All Access Tour will be offered on itineraries shorter than seven nights, and two tours will be offered aboard an itinerary of seven nights or longer.
WHERE WE HAVE BEEN
Mediterranean Adventure
Hosted by Ruth and Chuck Rennick

Ruth and Chuck recently hosted a 12-night Holland America cruise in the
Mediterranean.

Ports included  Barcelona,Toulon, Monte Carlo, Florence, Salerno, Taormina, Corfu, Dubrovnik, Kotor, Venice and Rome.
 
These cities each have their special charms and t he available excursions offered are varied and unique. Winery tours and visits to the countryside were some of their favorites.


Ruth and Chuck returned to Rome, which they first visited on a Trafalgar land tour several years ago. Throwing that coin over a sho ulder at  the Trevi Fountain certainly worked for this them. 
 
I would love to help you plan your Mediterranean dream vacation whether on land or sea.

Ruth Rennick

2017 EXCLUSIVE CRUISES AND TOURS
Northern Lights
Adventure Voyage
March 19 - 29, 2017

Join former astronaut, Dr. Norm Thagard as he hosts a  Norwegian cruise  to witness nature's light show.

The unearthly beauty of the aurora borealis (northern lights) mesmerize all who stay or travel in polar regions. Like many natural phenomena, it has a prosaic explanation: The northern lights are caused by electrically charged particles, high in energy, entering the earth's atmosphere. But that explanation doesn't capture the impact the northern lights have on your experiences and emotions.

The Ark Encounter &
Creation Museum Bus Tour
 
The Ark Encounter and much more will make this tour to the Cincinnati area a smash hit! On this Ark Encounter trip, you will go inside a life-size recreation of Noah's Ark, built to the specifications in the Bible! See jaw-dropping exhibits inside the Ark and experience pages of the Bible like never before.

This tour also takes you to the Creation Museum - prepare to believe as you are inspired by state-of-the-art exhibits and stunning gardens. Experience a variety of sea life at the amazing Newport Aquarium, including over two-hundred feet of tunnels through stunning underwater exhibits. Finally, visit the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens, voted one of America's top zoos, to make this trip to The Ark Encounter and Cincinnati complete.
10-night Alaska Cruise
Roundtrip From Tallahassee
Departs Tallahassee on June 8, 2017

Hosted by Chynell Jefferson 

See the sights of Seattle and Alaska's Inside Passage with Glacier Bay. Sail on Princess Cruise's Ruby Princess.

Ships have been sailing from Seattle to Alaska since the gold rush. You will follow in the wake of history on a cruise vacation filled with glacier-  
carved fjords, forested islets and quaint ports along Alaska's famed Inside Passage.


Glacier Discovery
Cruise & Tour 

Roundtrip from Tallahassee
Land hosted by Phil and Carol Swartz
Cruise hosted by Brad Baldwin

12 Nights Departing July 4, 2017

Launched in 2006, Noordam is the newest member of our renowned Vista-class ships. Named for the Northern compass point, she embraces the latest industry and environmental technologies.

On board you will discover museum-quality paintings such as an oil painting of the city of Utrecht as well as contemporary art like the series of photographs of music greats Dizzy Gillespie and BB King.

B.B. King's All-Star band brings the best of Memphis music to sea. From funky and fast to soulful and smooth, the band does it all - it's good for your soul.
10-Day Alaska Cruise Package
Departs Tallahassee on July 27, 2017
Hosted by Paulette McLin
 
We start this vacation with a roundtrip flight to/from Seattle, a great place for 2 night visit before our cruise vacation.

The Eurodam  offers world-class entertainment options such as the  Music Walk experience - with three exciting venues - the Lincoln Center Stage showcasing an ensemble of outstanding musicians performing multiple programs of chamber music each evening, as well as afternoon recitals on sea days. The Billboard Onboard features talented musicians performing dynamic shows centered around 50 years of chart-topping hits. These two new venues join the wildly popular B.B. King's Blues Club, featuring an eight-piece band that brings the best of Memphis blues to the Queen's Lounge every night.
14-Day Grand Canyon,
Las Vegas,
& the Hoover Dam 
Departs Tallahassee September 20, 2017
Hosted by Chynell Jefferson 
 
Travel to Las Vegas & the Grand Canyon by motorcoach and experience three of our country's most exciting destinations in one trip: the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, & the Hoover Dam.

We will be in awe at America's most iconic natural wonder as you enjoy a full day in Grand Canyon National Park, including the IMAX Grand Canyon movie.

Next, we are off to Las Vegas, one of the world's ultimate gaming destinations - plus, its dazzling spectacular hotels, unique shows, lavish meals, and much more make 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.
SPOTLIGHT ON OUR PARTNERS


Waldorf Astoria® Orlando is a premier luxury resort located inside the gates of Walt Disney World® Resort and nestled within a pristine 482-acre nature preserve.

This Orlando resort offers lavish accommodations, impeccable service and world-class amenities including the Waldorf Astoria® Spa, Rees Jones-designed  golf course awarded Golfweek's "2011 Best Courses You Can Play," two pools with private cabanas and six dining and lounge options.


Paul Gauguin Cruises offers small luxury cruises to idyllic destinations in Tahiti, French Polynesia, Fiji, and the South Pacific.  Designed specifically to sail French Polynesia's lagoons, the renowned m/s Paul Gauguin is the highest-rated and longest continually sailing luxury ship in the South Pacific. No other luxury vessel in history has offered this level of single-destination focus and expertise on a year-round basis for such an extended period of time.



Belize is a nation on the eastern coast of Central America, with Caribbean Sea shorelines to the east and dense jungle to the west.

Offshore, the massive Belize Barrier Reef, dotted with hundreds of low-lying islands called cayes, hosts rich marine life.

Belize's jungle areas are home to Mayan ruins like Caracol, renowned for its towering pyramid; lagoon-side Lamanai; and Altun Ha, just outside Belize City.
 
NAME OUR NEW PET GIRAFFE
We have a new office pet -
A baby girl giraffe and we need your help to give her a name.   

 Facts about giraffes:
  • The giraffe is the tallest mammal in the world, with even new-born babies being taller than most humans.
     
  • Giraffes spend most of their lives standing up; they even sleep and give birth standing up.
     
  • Giraffes are sociable, peaceful animals which rarely fight.
     
  • Just like snowflakes and human fingerprints, no two giraffes have the same spot pattern.
If we select your suggestion, you will win a $50 cruise certificate redeemable toward the final payment for a seven night or longer cruise.

In the event of multiple entries of the name we select, the earliest entry will be the winner. The contest ends on December 14, 2016.


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Win an Air-inclusive 6-night Africa Safari for Two from African Travel, Inc. and South African Airways