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Vacations can be more fun when family and friends travel together. We are seeing an increasing trend toward group and family travel, such as family reunions and multigenerational travel. This trend is fueled by the scattered nature of the modern family.

F amily vacations offer a rare opportunity for the relatives (and close friends) to come together – sometimes from hundreds or thousands of miles apart. Traveling with parents, siblings, kids, grandkids, and other family members can be an enriching shared experience and a powerful bonding opportunity while creating lasting memories. 

However, It's not without its challenges. G etting the group together in one place can turn into a logistical nightmare.  The trip must include something for everyone. Selecting the right venue, location and activities that will satisfy all family members' interests is essential. E verybody must feel that they get a vacation.

We can help making planning, logistics and booking arrangements easy. Our travel consultants have firsthand expertise and knowledge and insider connections. We will take the time to get to know you and your family, making sure your vacation is perfectly tailored to your needs. We will arrange every detail of your family vacation - all you will need to do is pack.

Warm regards from all of us at Holiday Cruises & Tours,

Phil and Carol Swartz

March 5, 2018
6 PM
March 12, 2018
6:00 PM
March 22, 2018
6:00 PM
including the
Oberammergau Passion Play
March 28, 2018
5:30 PM


Ariane Lewis with Trafalgar Tours and Brendan
will be our guest speaker for March
and will talk about “Women’s Travel”.  
Bring a friend and enjoy some girl time! 

Our office is located at 2522 Capital Circle NE, Ste 7.
"The Meeting Spot."

or call (850) 386-7327.  
March 29, 2018
6:00 PM
April 10, 2018
6:00 PM
April 17, 2018
6:00 PM

April 24, 2018
5:30 PM
including the Rose Parade
host - Preston Scott
April 26, 2018
6:00 PM
April 30, 2018
6:00 PM
Ocean and River Cruise Combos an
Alluring Option for Cruise Lovers
It seems like something true cruise enthusiasts could really get onboard with: the marriage of a blue water sailing with one that ventures into the inland waterways. So, it comes as little surprise that the one company with a solid stake in both the ocean and river markets, Viking, quietly launched itineraries that combine an ocean and river cruise.
Viking currently has three itineraries it calls its Ocean & River Voyages. The 15-day Rhine & Viking Shores & Fjords combines a Rhine river cruise with a North Sea sailing (with both 2018 and 2019 departure dates). The 22-day Grand European & Viking Fjords combines a Danube, Rhine and Main cruise with a North Sea sailing (with departures in 2019).
The 18-day Rhine and Amsterdam to Catalonia brings together a Rhine cruise with a sailing along the Atlantic Ocean (with departures in 2018). It's an approach worth watching as a slowly growing number of cruise lines build and offer both ocean and river products. In addition to Viking, Crystal Cruises now has vessels that sail both blue and inland water .
On a smaller scale and closer to home, American Cruise Lines has cruises both along the U.S. and Canada coastlines as well as on U.S. rivers, and UnCruise offers a Columbia and Snake river sailing in addition to its numerous coastal cruises. Since for the most part river cruises can't go where ocean cruises can and vice versa, it seems the two would work well together as a combined offering for passengers that have the time and the willingness to experience two very different types of cruising.


Aboard the AmaDara

Hosted by Lenny Kopple

October 15 - 22, 2018

The Mekong River is the lifeblood of Southeast Asia and offers a glimpse into the long history and diverse cultures of the region. There is perhaps no better way to experience Southeast Asia than in the comfort of a luxurious river ship cruising through Vietnam and Cambodia on the Mekong, with its mystical temples and exotic sights, sounds and smells. The Mekong is one of the most biologically diverse areas in the world, with hundreds of types of fish, as well as river dolphins, crocodiles, and otters.
Ho Chi City and Hanoi, provide the perfect beginning and end to this incredible journey. Cruise along the Mekong River, visiting rural villages, historic pagodas, local markets and a Buddhist monastery where you will be treated to a special blessing by monks. Indulge your inner adventurer in Siem Reap and explore the grand temples of Angkor Archeological Park. Then you will be treated to an overnight sojourn on board an elegantly appointed ship in Ha Long Bay.

Aboard Holland America Line's 
ms Koningsdam

Hosted by Paulette McLin
September 28 - October 8, 2018

Join Paulette on this destination rich cruise. Departing from Rome, Italy you will visit Dubrovnik Croatia, Kotor, Montenegro, Corfu, Greece, Katakolon, Greece, Athens, Greece, Santorini, Greece, and Naples, Italy. The cruise sails back to Rome for your return home.
You will enjoy the elegance, signature service and style of the Koningsdam. Onboard you will be able to choose from twelve dining venues from the pool side Dive-In for hamburgers or the sophisticated ambiance in one of the elegant dining rooms. Onboard activities abound, including intimate tasting and wine-blending classes at BLEND by Chateau Ste. Michelle. Hone video-editing skills, rejuvenate at the Greenhouse Spa, take a Pilates class or simply relax and unwind.

Shown below is a catalog of our hosted cruises and tours.
Click on the title of any offer to see the details.
Oasis of the Seas
Roundtrip from
Port Canaveral,
Hosted by Chynell Jefferson

7 Nights - Departing
April 22, 2018

 ms. Oosterdam
Rome - Venice 
Hosted by
Shelley Atkinson
12 Nights - Departing
June 29, 2018
Regent Seven Seas'

Hosted by 
Phil & Carol Swartz

12 Nights - Departing
July 6, 2018

Princess Cruises:
Island Princess®

Hosted by
Karen Skilling

11 Nights - Departing
July 28, 2018 

Holland American Koningsdam
Holland, Scotland,
Iceland & Norway

Hosted by
Jerri McKeel
14 Nights - Departing
August 5, 2018
Holland America 
ms. Oosterdam

Hosted by 
Dabney Moloney

12 Nights - Departing
August 28, 2018

On the Majesty of the Seas
Includes roundtrip
transportation to/from Tampa 
Hosted by Chynell Jefferson

6 Nights - Departing
September 11, 2018
On the Holland America
ms Koningsdam 
from Amsterdam
Hosted by Ruth Rennick
12 Nights - Departing
September 16, 2018
Italy, Croatia, 
Montenegro & Greece
Hosted by Paulette McLin
10 Nights - Departing
September 28, 2018
9-Day Roundtrip San Jose
With J.C. from Trail & Ski
9 Days Departs
October 4, 2018
Hosted by Lenny Kopple
7 Nights Departing
October 15, 2018
Highlights of the Frozen Continent
With Astronaut Dr. Norm Thagard
13 Days - Departing
November 17, 2018

Aboard the
Crystal Symphony

Hosted by Phil & Carol Swartz

12-Night Caribbean Cruise
December 2, 2018
River Cruise

Aboard Uniworld
SS Maria Theresa
Hosted by Anna Johnson
7 Night Departing
December 9, 2018

Aboard the Crystal Symphony

Hosted by Lenny Kopple

7 Nights Departing
December 15, 2018

 Roundtrip New Orleans

Hosted by Kate Nowlin

3 Days - Departing
April 10, 2018

Hosted by Chynell Jefferson

Roundtrip from Tallahassee

June 11 - 16, 2018

Motorcoach Trip

9 Days - Departing 
September 15, 2018

Motorcoach Trip

5 Days - Departing
 November 12, 2018

April 15, 2018

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history.

May 5, 2018

In this story our hero, Nomax, is down and out. His girlfriend just left him and he's broke. Early one morning he is listening to his radio, when out of it appears five guys named Moe. They encourage him to turn his life around and tell his girlfriend how he really feels.   

July 28, 2018

Eccentric inventor, Caractacus Potts,
restores an old race car with the help of his two children, only to discovery the car has magical flying abilities. Trouble ensues when the evil Barn Bombust discovers the car and wants it for himself. Chitty Chitty is a timeless family favorite.

August 19, 2018

Egotistical Fred Graham is reunited with his ex-wife when the two are forced to play opposite one another in Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew. The battle continues as it becomes clear that as much as they say they hate each other, they're also
still in love.
The magnificent scenery of Ireland’s Atlantic coastline faces a 2,000-mile wide expanse of ocean, and its geographic isolation has helped it to develop a rich heritage of culture and tradition that was linked initially to the Gaelic language. Washed by abundant rain, the country’s pervasive grasslands create a green-hued landscape that is responsible for the popular nickname, Emerald Isle. Ireland is also renowned for its wealth of folklore, from tales of tiny leprechauns with hidden pots of gold to that of the patron saint, Patrick.

Naturally spectacular, Fairmont Chateau Whistler resort delivers an ideal setting for families, meetings and weddings alike. Combining classic elegance and a modern alpine setting, this award-winning Whistler hotel showcases exceptional dining and full resort amenities including a par 72, 18-hole Audubon-certified championship golf course. For guests seeking authentically local, off-the-beaten-track experiences, our exclusive Whistler Experience Guide offers tailored excursions and daily scheduled tours — the perfect opportunity to explore Whistler’s natural mountainside setting. 

An AmaWaterways river cruise is about more than the destination – it’s the journey. We invite you to take one of our European river cruises, Asia river cruises, or Africa river cruises and see the world in luxury and comfort. River cruising through Europe with AmaWaterways is an excellent way to explore a destination. Discover local culture and sights on included tours, and then hop back on your luxurious river cruise ship and sail to the next stunning city or charming town. Included in the fares of our river cruises are shore excursions in every port of call; all dining on board (including The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant); fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner; internet access and Wi-Fi; and bicycles that you can use to explore on your own or join our guided bike tours.


Win an air-Inclusive, 7-night Alaska Cruise from
Holland America Line
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