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October is one of our favorite months.
The morning breeze is crisp and full of the unique aroma of autumn. Mother Nature has painted the trees in brilliant shades of garnet and gold.

October is National Plan a Cruise Month! Many cruise lines are showcasing their products with special offers like onboard credit, savings off the current cruise fare, complimentary cabin upgrades, reduced deposits, two-for-one cruise fares, free pre/post-cruise hotel nights, and spa credits. October is the time to plan your next vacation at sea.
If you have not already done so, now is the perfect time to book your fall and winter travel plans. We still have a good selection of packages and deals from seasonal festivals, European Christmas Markets to outdoor adventures. Act now to secure the best offers.

This month has also been designated Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Many organizations have joined the fight against breast cancer and all cancers. One is the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Click here for more information.

Don't miss the  
ON October 7th. See details below.

Happy Halloween!   

Phil and
Carol Swartz  


Don't miss the largest travel show in  
North Florida / South Georgia

Saturday, October 7, 2017

9am - 12noon 
at the 
Four Oaks Community Center 
4500 West Shannon Lakes 
Killearn Estates 
Tallahassee, Florida 
  • 20 different presentations to choose from
  • Over 20 supplier booths to visit
  • Door prizes


Phil and Carol Swartz
Explore Anacortes, Washington

Anacortes, Washington - A town you have never heard of in the San Juan Islands!

Now when most people first hear about the San Juan islands, they immediately think of Puerto Rico or the Caribbean. But, no! The San Juan islands are at the very opposite corner of the United States. Head to Seattle, Washington, rent a car, and drive the best part of two hours due north and you will find the San Juan Islands and the small town of Anacortes.
Machu Picchu, Peru
by Ignacio Maza
For many travelers who visit Peru, Machu Picchu ("old mountain") is the number one  attraction and the highlight of the trip. Over the years, Machu Picchu has become South America's most famous archaeological site, and one of the top attractions in South America. It is located in a beautiful setting, on the ridge of a mountain overlooking the Urubamba river valley and surrounded by the high Andes. To ensure you have the best possible experience, it pays to do some homework.

Shown below is a catalog of our hosted cruises and tours.
Click on the headline of any to see the details.
Hosted by Pastor Paul Gilbert
 Four Oaks Center 

October 17 - 26, 2017

Hosted by 
Phil & Carol Swartz
Aboard Crystal Mahler

Nov 17 - Dec 3, 2017


Nov 28 - Dec 1, 2017

Waco Tours  will give you a tour of Waco, including a drive-by of some of the Fixer Upper Homes, and a quick stop at Harp Designs.

Also includes roundtrip air.
Hosted by Shelley Atkinson.

5 Days - Departing
March 25, 2018.  

Motorcoach Trip
3 Days - Departing
April 10, 2018

Napa Valley Wine Tour

Ladies Only
Includes Round Trip Air
April 21 - 25, 2018

Call Paulette at 850-386-7327
Information and Reservations
Oasis of the Seas
Roundtrip from Port Canaveral,
Hosted by Chynell Jefferson

7 Nights -  Departing
April 22, 2018

NCL Pride of America
Host HCT Staff

9 Days - Departing
May 10, 2018

Hosted by Chynell Jefferson
Roundtrip from Tallahassee

June 11 - 16, 2018

 ms. Oosterdam
Rome - Venice  

Hosted by
Bill and Shelley Atkinson

12 Nights - Departing
June 29, 2018

Regent Seven Seas'
Regal Splendor  

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 

Northern Isles Cruise
Holland American Koningsdam
Holland, Scotland,
Iceland & Norway

Hosted by Shirlynn White

14 Nights - Departing
August 5, 2018

Holland America 
ms. Oosterdam

Hosted by 
John and Dabney Moloney

12 Nights - Departing
August 28, 2018

Cuba Adventure
On the Empress of the Seas
Includes roundtrip
transportation to/from Tampa  

Hosted by Chynell Jefferson

6 Nights - Departing
September 11, 2018

Motorcoach Trip

9 Days -  Departing 

September 15, 2018

Hosted by Ruth Rennick

12 Nights - Departing
September 16, 2018

Italy, Croatia, 
Montenegro & Greece

Hosted by Paulette McLin

10 Nights - Departing
September 28, 2018

Vietnam & Cambodia

Hosted by Lenny Kopple

7 Nights - Departing
October 15, 2018  

Motorcoach Trip

5 Days - Departing

  November 12, 2018

December 10, 2017

Alhambra Theater
in Jacksonville
Leave and return
same day.

or call
(850) 386-7327  
  to reserve
your seat.
  What is TLC?
The Traveling Ladies Club (TLC) was created for like-minded women from all walks of life who love to travel and want to share the experience with others.  We know women who are single, divorced, and widowed that love to travel but don't necessarily want to travel alone. We also know women whose spouse or significant other doesn't care to travel or doesn't share the same travel interests.
There is no membership fee to join us! The only two requirements are that you are a woman and you want to travel.
At Holiday Cruises & Tours, we are very excited about putting together a variety of trips just for women!  TLC  has a quarterly newsletter that comes out just prior to a quarterly event.  The next issue will come out in early December. If you would like to be added to the email distribution list for TLC newsletter and events, or to find out details about any of our "ladies only" trips listed below, please either call us at (850) 386-7327 or register at You will learn about the various trips planned "for ladies only" over the next several months.  These adventures are based on the feedback received from our lady travelers.  We would love to have you join us!

Calendar of TLC Events:
    November 28-30 
Ladies' Christmas Extravaganza
December 14
*Jingle Mingle Social
March 6 
*Spring Fling Social
March 25-29 
    Magnolia Silos, Waco, Texas
April 21-25  
NEW Ladies Tour!! Napa Valley Wine Train Tour
April 22-29
Ladies Spring Caribbean Cruise
      May 10-19     
Hawaii Cruise
*NOTE: All social events will be at Holiday Cruises & Tours'  
"The Meeting Spot" unless noted otherwise.

November 16th

6:00 PM

  On Stage Alaska

or call
Greece is considered the cradle of Western civilization , being the birthplace of democracy , Western philosophy , the Olympic Games , Western literature , historiography , political science , major scientific and mathematical principles, and Western drama . The modern nation of Greece emerged in 1830 following a war of independence . Greece's rich historical legacy is reflected by its 18 UNESCO World Heritage Sites , among the most in Europe and the world .    

A luxury resort experience with a historic story.  Our Aspen luxury hotel is renowned for its overall relaxed elegance. Located in the heart of Aspen with a unique blend of contemporary luxury and historic heritage, deluxe Aspen Resort accommodations, superb amenities, genuine hospitality and dedicated service for an elevated experience in the Rocky Mountains.
The Hotel Jerome has been a landmark in Aspen since 1889. Its importance in history is sometimes overlooked by the hustle and bustle of this now cosmopolitan, world renowned destination. From a once bursting mining town, to a virtual ghost town, to a hideaway of the rich and famous, Aspen has transcended the decades and this iconic hotel has been there every step of the way.

Welcome to the casually elegant small ship world of Windstar Cruises. Leave the crowds behind on a luxury cruise ship carrying fewer than 310 privileged guests. No lines. No waiting. Just a warm and intimate ambiance you won't find on larger cruise ships.
Sail right into the heart of Old World villages, hidden coves, and harbors off the beaten path, places only Windstar's small cruise ships are welcomed. Every itinerary is expertly crafted and artfully planned, visiting both boutique ports and bucket-list capitals. Share intimate moments away from the crowds. Immerse yourself in local culture and cuisine, and get behind-the-scenes experiences.
And of course, part of the Windstar magic is our incredible personal service. Enjoy undivided attention from a crew who delights in remembering your name and preferences. Both gracious hosts and ambassadors, they delight in surprising you in discrete ways - satisfying your sweet tooth with an extra chocolate on your pillow or sharing the location of a favorite seaside café. Welcome to Windstar Cruises - an experience that is truly 180 degrees from ordinary.



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