School's out, workloads are lighter, and the family is excited and ready to go on a vacation. Summer is the prime season for a family vacation. Families that vacation together tend to create strong and lasting bonds. 
If you haven't made plans yet for a summer vacation, now is the time. We can help plan a vacation from a beach getaway to an exotic vacation full of adventure and exploration. Also, if you dream of a special holiday experience, like a Thanksgiving cruise, a white Christmas or dancing the night away at a New Year's Eve party in Vienna, we can make it happen. For the best selection, you should start now.

We plan to embark on two adventures this fall and would love to have you join us. The first is a 10 night Christian tour of Israel, departing October 17th; the second is a 1 6-night Grand Europe River Cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest departing on November 17th. See the details below.

Please contact your travel consultant or call 850-386-7327 for vacation planning.
Warm Regards,
Phil and Carol Swartz
Oh, What a Night!

On May 18th Holland America Line and Holiday Cruises & Tours hosted an appreciation dinner for about 200 Mariner Society members. Any past passenger on a Holland America Line cruise is automatically included in this society.

The gala event was held at the Women's Clubhouse in Los Robles with a catered dinner. The program for the evening included:
  • A presentation by Amy Akamine, Business Development Manager about future developments for HAL.
  • A "Travel Jeopardy" game.
  • Four past passengers offered short presentations of their experience on a HAL cruise.
Stallworth Bunch
Cruise to Cuba

"Our trip to Cuba. I called it the Stallworth bunch as it is my sister Judy and my two sister-in-laws Marylin and Joan; and of course,  I was a Stallworth before marrying.

We had a wonderful time together especially getting to see Cuba in the raw so to speak. We were delighted at the old buildings and architecture. The people were very friendly and welcomed us each place we went. It was a marvelous cruise in that we did different tours and shared with each other about them as well as pictures.

The best of all was seeing all the old cars and there was so many. Sloppy Joe's Bar, food and rum and coke was great. Earnest Hemingway bar was wild and crazy. The entire trip was just great. Go now and see it while you can 

Phil and Carol
Explore the Rhone River

On this trip we are on Tauck's ms. Swiss Emerald sailing in the Provence region of southern France from Lyon to Arles.  The Swiss Emerald has recent been totally remodeled.  Not just redoing fabrics and carpet, I'm talking taking out walls to make larger staterooms. 

We'll leave from Lyon and do a round trip down the Rhone River to Arles and back again visiting various towns along the way.

So here we go ...
Ladies Caribbean Cruise 2017
Our group returned with happy memories of sailing from Port Everglade to Dominican Republic, Grand Turks and Half Moon Cay aboard the Carnival Conquest. 

Comments that were shared from the ladies included the entertainment and the activities day and night were fantastic.  A much needed vacation with mission accomplished of spa relaxation, fun crew, exploring different islands, and  meeting  people from various cultures.  

We had the time of our life and looking forward to next year's Ladies Caribbean Cruise 2018 aboard the Oasis of the Seas.  Thank you Chynell for making the arrangements for a good time had by all.

Happy Birthday Ben
by Paulette McLin

We have just returned from a week in Costa Rica. The trip was a present for my husband for his 66th birthday.

A direct flight from Atlanta to Liberia is less than a 4 hour flight.  You do need a valid passport.

We stayed at an all-inclusive resort called Westin Golf Resort and Spa Playa Conchal in Guanacaste. The Resort is about 1 hour away from the airport. The Westin has 7 restaurants so we ate at a different one each night.  We swam in the Pacific Ocean each day and relaxed by the pool in the afternoon.

There are so many things to do in Costa Rica. Visit the Rain Forest, have a mud bath, zip line, rent four wheeler, charter a  boat to go fishing, horseback riding, or simply experience the country's way of life.

Costa Rica is a safe and adventuresome place to visit.  It was our second trip there and we are eager to return again.

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The Pilgrimage Experience
A Christian Tour of Israel
October 17 - 26, 2017

 "And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth; we have beheld his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father." (Jn. 1:14)

Join Phil and Carol Swartz, owners of Holiday Cruises & Tours and Pastor Paul Gilbert, of Four Oaks Community Church, on a religious journey to Israel.

Believers frequently describe their pilgrimage to the Holy Land as a life-changing experience. They find it difficult to express the absolute bliss they feel during this unique spiritual adventure.

As they literally follow the footsteps of Jesus, some find the journey a way to get closer to the Lord or to discover the roots of their Christian faith. Others recount passionate feelings of being human bridges for peace and reconciliation or of feeling part of the rich tapestry of religious history that inspires every corner of this Holy Land.

Despite the deeply personal nature of this Holy Land experience, the pilgrimage itself unites all believers as one. It unites them in Christ, in Faith and in their contribution to preserve the precious Christian heritage in this magnificent land.

"And he said to them, "Follow me..." (Matt. 4:19)

Thanksgiving Cruise
Holland America Line's 
ms. Rotterdam 
November 19, 2017   
This year, why not simply relax your way through the Thanksgiving holiday on Holland America Line's ms. Rotterdam's Western Caribbean cruise?

You and your loved ones can rejuvenate, reconnect and rejoice as you celebrate your most fabulous Thanksgiving ever. Imagine leaving the cooking, cleaning, decorating and hosting to us, while you have the time of your life, both onboard and ashore.

Christmas on the Rhine
Grand European River Cruise
including Christmas Markets
Hosted by Phil and Carol Swartz
November 17 - December 3, 2017 
Our grand journey starts with an overnight in Amsterdam followed by the grandest of voyages along Europe's mightiest rivers - the Rhine, Main and Danube aboard the Crystal Mahler, your all-inclusive, all-suite Crystal river yacht, where luxury knows no bounds. In each stateroom, cruisers will find large bathrooms with twin sinks, walk-in closets and king beds. A single deck will serve as the hub for all public areas, comprising a glass-domed hub area called Palm Court, a library, a gym and a spa. She was launched this year.

Drifting slowly between Amsterdam and Budapest, prepare to explore the capital cities and quaint villages of the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary. We will call on the Bavarian city of Nuremberg, famous for its bratwurst, dark beer and spectacular Christmas Market.
5 nights aboard SeaDream 2
December 16 - 21, 2017
Why have the same boring holiday party year after year? Step up and have it on a 110 passenger Mega-Yacht this holiday. Rate includes an outside mini-suite, open bar,gourmet meals, water sports from  the aft deck and snorkeling.

Rates start at $1,699 per person.

If you are interested in learning more about the  offer, contact Lenny at: or (850) 386 7327.

Additional Cruises
Click the title below for details.
Roundtrip from Tallahassee
Hosted by Brad Baldwin
12 Nights Departing July 4, 2017
Includes a tour and 
2 nights in Seattle
Roundtrip from Tallahassee
Hosted by Paulette McLin
9 Nights Departing July 27, 2017
Oasis of the Seas
7 Nights Departing April 22, 2018
Roundtrip from Port Canaveral, FL

Group Host

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Grand    Canyon, Las Vegas,
& the Hoover Dam
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.  

Motorcoach Theater Trips

August 26. 2017

Alhambra Theater
in Jacksonville
Leave and return
same day.

August 16 - 17, 2017
Fox Theater in
Atlanta, GA  

December 10, 2017
Alhambra Theater
in Jacksonville
Leave and return
same day.

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Ladies Night Out!

Please join us on Thursday, July 20th for
wine and cheese and hear about our
Traveling Ladies Club .
Make some new friends and mingle
with other ladies who love to travel.
Hear about all the upcoming trips for women only. 
Traveling Ladies Club (TLC)
Wine & Cheese Get-Together
Thursday, July 20, 2017
6:00 p.m.
Holiday Cruises & Tours
2522 Capital Circle NE, Suite 14
(850) 386-7327
Watch for our TLC Newsletter in early July! 

June 20,
Christmas on the Rhine
Grand European River Cruise
including Christmas Markets
Hosted by Phil and Carol Swartz
Wine and cheese will be served.  

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



Costa Rica is a rugged, rainforested Central American country with coastlines on the Caribbean and Pacific. Though its capital, San Jose, is home to cultural institutions like the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, Costa Rica is known for its beaches, volcanoes, and biodiversity. Roughly a quarter of its area is made up of protected jungle, teeming with wildlife including spider monkeys and quetzal birds.

Seabourn Cruise Line is an ultra-luxury cruise line that operates all around the world, from short seven-day Caribbean cruises to exotic 100+ day around the world cruises.

The Seabourn Sojourn was awarded "Best Newcomer of the Year - Silver" from the European Cruiser Association in 2010 while the Seabourn Quest won the gold award in the same category in 2011.

Seabourn was voted "Best Small-Ship Cruise Line in the Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Poll in 2008 and 2010. The line was also voted the "World's Best Small-Ship Cruise Line" in the Travel + Leisure magazine readers' poll in 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. In addition it has been named to Conde Nast Traveler's prestigious "Gold List" of top hospitality venues for 17 consecutive years.
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