Welcome to the latest issue of Weekly Waves!
I appreciate how many of you have reached out to check in on Cruise Dreams over the last few months. I completely understand the disappointment and frustrations you all feel as the WORLD of travel has been brought to a standstill for 2020! I know you miss traveling, experiencing the world with your family and friends, and making memories to last a lifetime.
There is no doubt that anyone of us will ever forget 2020. Here at Cruise Dreams, we are focusing on 2021/2022.
I pray that you’ve stayed safe and healthy. I know the economic impact of this virus has hit many of you hard.
I’ve searched for ways to find the positive in this unchartered journey. We’ve gotten so much done around our home, including a full spring cleaning of home and office, computer system updates and preparations ready for the comeback! For the first time in 23 years, I’ve been able to spend a summer at home enjoying my kids and grandkids, getting back into yoga and actually finding a bit of peace in the slow lane for the first time in a really long time. I’ve also planned a family adventure at Lake Taneycomo in August (all 23 of us under one roof!) in a home that gives everyone their own personal space and even includes an arcade and boat!
Stay tuned as I cannot wait to share details about new travel packages that we are designing as group getaways for family and friends – complete with all the bells and whistles – to a few hidden gems right here in the United States!
We were so happy to hear from many of you how much you enjoyed the Weekly Waves we produced in the early days of the shutdown. I honestly believed that after a month of the stay-at-home orders, life – including travel – would slowly start to return to normal. I fully planned on publishing a final Weekly Waves in June that would include how cruise lines, resorts and airlines were returning to business and how you, our loyal clients, would be impacted. However, because information was so fluid – with regulations changing almost weekly – I decided to wait until things were more set before sending my next message. Well, as you know, we’re still waiting.
2021 will be better for travel, and as we prepare for the “Big Comeback,” Cruise Dreams is here to assist you!
I truly believe when travel returns, it will be safer than ever, as cruise lines, airlines and resorts are working behind the scenes with authorities and doing everything in their power to ensure guest safety.
This makes my role as your friend and travel advisor more important than ever. We are here to keep you updated on this ever-changing situation and to provide information for you every step of the way.
If you are considering a trip in 2021, I do encourage you to plan now. Due to the already high demand, we are finding the supply and availability to be very limited in many areas of the world by land or sea in 2021. As always, we continue to highly recommend you purchase travel insurance to protect you from the date you book until you return.
If you’re looking for ideas for your next trip or adventure, please feel free to call or email me. I’m happy to give you suggestions and to help you make the right travel-related decisions for you and your family. You might even want to join us on one of our (3) amazing TRIPS OF A LIFETIME I am hosting in 2021!
Although these are challenging times, I believe there are clear skies ahead – our rainbow at the end of the hurricane. We can’t wait to welcome you back to travel — and with our expertise and careful planning, peace of mind will always be on the itinerary when booking with Cruise Dreams.
In the meantime, let’s explore the wonders of Costa Rica, with its volcanoes, beaches and wildlife. There’s no place like it!
Waves to you and smooth sailings again soon,