Dear clients and friends: 
Many of you on our mailing list are passionate about cruising, and some of you even cruise several times a year.  If there is one thing we hear from our frequent cruisers, it is the service that makes a cruise special:  room stewards that service your cabin twice daily, wait staff in the dining rooms that are prompt and attentive, smiling faces and friendly greeting wherever you go.  
When you have come to expect gracious hospitality whatever category of stateroom you book, why would you choose to book a stateroom that included concierge or butler service?  One of the travel advisors in our office recently experienced the difference on an Alaska cruise with Celebrity, and here are some of the differences she noted:  

"The level of service in our Concierge Class stateroom on our recent Alaska cruise was fantastic.  From the dedicated (short!) line at check in, the benefits just continued, including:
  • An amazing, white tablecloth lunch in Trellis as soon as we boarded…and wow, were we hungry!
  • A complimentary bottle of champagne, delivered to our stateroom at our convenience.  
  • Afternoon canapes delivered several times to our room by our delightful steward.  They were especially welcome when we came back hungry from exploring the port and found them waiting, just enough to hold us over as we got ready for dinner. 
  • A tour of the bridge with just a few other Concierge guests.
  • Someone to direct the odd question to, such as, "where should I go for a run in Juneau?"  Our concierge printed a map for me, and recommended left off the port so it would stay flat.  And there was rarely more than one person waiting, unlike at Guest Services.  
  • Soft, heavy bathrobes that got a lot of use, both for enjoying the balcony and visiting the solarium.
  • The comfort of waiting to disembark in the Constellation lounge instead of the theater. 

"I’m also really grateful for your recommendation to sign up for the Captain’s Club before departure, because that provided a number of benefits as well:  a wine tasting event, a huge scoop of gelato, match play at the casino, a reception with the senior officers, and a few other events we missed.  I will certainly be recommending to clients that they do that!"
So many times we become focused on the cost of our travels that we lose sight of what we set out to experience.  Whether it is the added pampering and amenities of concierge or butler service...or the ocean front suite at an all-inclusive resort...or the special excursion added to any package...or which luxury car to explore the Autobahn... these are all things your travel advisor is happy to research and advise you on.  Our goal is to help you craft your ideal vacation, whatever that may be.
Thank you for reading our newsletter!  We appreciate your continued business, and the connections we have made with so many of you.  Please call us with any questions or insights, we would love to hear from you, 425-827-5656, or toll free at 1-800-275-9876.


Anita Bornemann, Owner
Professional Travel Service, Inc.
Kirkland, WA

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Anita Bornemann
Owner, Professional Travel Service, Inc.
  (425) 827 5656