Hope everyone is in a festive spirit and getting ready for a wonderful holiday! In addition to shopping and trimming the tree, TET has been busy checking out a host of resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean and learning what’s new out there for couples in love, families looking to spend quality time, destination weddings your guests will never forget, girlfriend getaways, bachelor groups and MORE! To see pictures from our latest trips visit Total Experience Travel’s Facebook page There are plenty of albums to get lost in, and more to come. Look for Jamaica in January!
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Christmastime is about the joy of giving. Give the best gift of all, the gift of travel! It’s not to early to start planning for next Christmas and not too late to plan for that family Spring Break in 2017. I have all kinds of wonderful recommendations; something to fit every style.
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Or the hottest New Year’s Eve party in the Caribbean! There’s still limited space for 2016 and it’s NOT too early to plan for 2017!
Still not sure where to go next year – read my latest Travel Tips with info on Alaska, traveling abroad, ship nightlife, and Disney cruises for inspiration. Then, contact me to start planning! I am specialized in All Inclusive Resorts, Ocean & River Cruises, and Guided Tours because these vacations offer best values and are the kind my family and I love to take! What I haven’t done personally, my clients or peers have. In addition to expertise, I’m independent so, can be objective when planning a vacation that’s just right for YOU! It’s a No Brainer –
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Clients are always asking me when the best time is to take a cruise. So, when I came upon Cruiseline’s article written by Simon Duvall, I thought I’d share it. It will really depend on your priorities and preferences but, there are some general rules of thumb based on weather, price and destination. Contact me for more input and to help you decide which cruise line and itinerary is best for you.
There is no one-size-fits-all answer for when to sail: It depends on your own personal priorities. Whether you’re looking to avoid the rough seas or score a bargain deal, there’s a time of year that’s best for you. If you’re looking for low prices, shoulder season — the time between peak and low season — is a great option, but it may come with trade-offs like rainy weather or fewer wildlife sightings. Check out our breakdown of the best time to cruise based on destination, weather, and price:
Best Price: Mid-May to early June and late August to mid-September. The trade-off: Cooler weather, less wildlife activity, and (in September) more rain. Best Weather: For longer days, dry weather, and warm temperatures, the best time to cruise in Alaska is late June through mid-July. We Recommend: Salmon run season (mid- to late July) is when the bears are most active. If you’re interested in whales, however, August is when you’re mostly likely to spot them.
Australia and New Zealand
Best Price: November to mid-March, except for holidays. Best Weather: December and January are warm and dry. Avoid cyclone season (early December and late May) in Australia; New Zealand is rarely impacted. We Recommend: New Year’s Eve is the highlight of the year in Australia; cruise to New Zealand during reliably sunny December and January.
Best Price: March, April, and November. Best Weather: Bermuda is often in the path of storms during hurricane season (early June through late November), with the biggest risk from August through October. May through July is usually ideal. We Recommend: Cruise during Bermuda’s festival season (winter through early summer) for cultural events like the Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts, which draws artists from around the world.
Canada and New England
Best Price: June through early September, as well as late October. Best Weather: Temperatures are warmer in the summer months, and June, July, and September are driest. We Recommend: Fall “leaf-peeping” season runs from the second or third week of September to mid-October.
Best Price: January, May, and September. Best Weather: Hurricane season lasts from June through November, so winter is prime time. We Recommend: Winter is a no-brainer. (Plus, it’s colder up north and kids are in school, so ships are less crowded.)
Best Price: Between October and early December. Best Weather: The rainy season runs from November through March, so the weather is best between April and October. We Recommend: Since the prices are stable year-round, choose a sailing between April and October.
Best Price: October through February, except for holidays. Best Weather: The peak season is May through August; however, if you’re looking at small-ship cruises, beware of the Meltemi winds in the Aegean Sea. We Recommend: In summer, tourists overwhelm many ports. If you’re looking to avoid the flocks, consider early fall, when the weather is still warm but kids are back in school.
Best Price: September and January. Best Weather: Summer is often uncomfortably hot along the Pacific Coast, so sail during late fall or winter. We Recommend: Score great deals by sailing here in winter, which is more likely to be cold back home.
Best Price: The season is short (May through August), so there aren’t many bargains. Try to snag a deal on the first or last cruise of the season. Best Weather: Conditions during summer are perfect. We Recommend: If you want to avoid crowds, cruise in early May or late August.
Best Price: April, September, and early January. Some lines offer longer repositioning cruises in May and September; if you can spare the time, these are the best per diem deals anywhere. Best Weather: December through February offers warm temperatures and the least rain. We Recommend: From December through February, the weather is best, shops stay open later, and street festivals abound.
Best Price: November and late April to early May. Best Weather: December and January are typically most pleasant, but the farther south you travel from the equator, the more varied the climate. Seas are rough near Cape Horn and Antarctica, regardless of the month. We Recommend: December and January offer the best temperatures and the most wildlife. The Carnival of Brazil is the five days leading up to Ash Wednesday.
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