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Cruising With A Disability

Twenty years ago this week, the United States passed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). It is said that approximately 54 million Americans have a disability. The definition given by the ADA is a “person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.” Thanks to this act, people who meet this definition have gained independence and a better quality of life. One area that has greatly improved for the disabled is travel by cruise.

FAQ’s For First-Time Cruisers

If you are considering booking your first cruise but have some questions or concerns, look no further! Here are the top ten most frequently asked questions about Ocean Cruising that I receive from my clients

Gulf Oil Spill Effect on Cruising

With the massive explosion of the British Petroleum oil rig off the coast of Louisiana many people are worried about the future of the cruises which leave from ports in New Orleans, Mobile, Galveston, and potentially Florida.

Happy Anniversary, Echelon Travels!

This month, Echelon Travels is celebrating one year since it hit the web! It’s been a great year with a lot of changes – a very successful first year!

What Should We Do For Our Honeymoon?

Posted by JenW On August - 25 - 20101 COMMENT

When you are planning your wedding, you want everything to be just right. The same principle should apply to planning your honeymoon as well. There are many factors to consider in order to insure that you get exactly what you expect from the most romantic vacation you will ever take!

EXPECTATIONS

First and most important, you will want to discuss with your bride or groom exactly what they are hoping for when it comes to the honeymoon. Where do you want to go? How much money do you wish to spend? How long should you go away for? These are... more

Cruising With A Disability

Posted by JenW On July - 28 - 2010ADD COMMENTS

Twenty years ago this week, the United States passed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). It is said that approximately 54 million Americans have a disability. The definition given by the ADA is a “person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.” Thanks to this act, people who meet this definition have gained independence and a better quality of life. One area that has greatly improved for the disabled is travel by cruise.

In the past, people who were disabled but loved... more

FAQ’s For First-Time Cruisers

Posted by JenW On June - 30 - 20101 COMMENT

If you are considering booking your first cruise but have some questions or concerns, look no further! Here are the top ten most frequently asked questions about Ocean Cruising that I receive from my clients:

1) What if there is a hurricane or storm while I’m at sea?

Hurricane season usually begins June 1st and ends in November. This is also the busiest and most reasonably priced season for cruising, so will bad weather affect your vacation?

When you purchase your cruise tickets, you will be told that the cruise line reserves... more

Gulf Oil Spill Effect on Cruising

Posted by JenW On May - 4 - 2010ADD COMMENTS

With the massive explosion of the British Petroleum oil rig off the coast of Louisiana many people are worried about the future of the cruises which leave from ports in New Orleans, Mobile, Galveston, and potentially Florida.

While the oil spill is a terrible environmental disaster, so far it has not affected the cruise industry. Carnival Cruise Lines and its ship the Triumph will be the most on top of its game during this crisis. The Triumph is currently the only ship utilizing the port of New Orleans, but to date has been able to navigate successfully... more

Happy Anniversary, Echelon Travels!

Posted by JenW On April - 20 - 2010ADD COMMENTS

This month, Echelon Travels is celebrating one year since it hit the web! It’s been a great year with a lot of changes – a very successful first year!

The most important event which occurred during the first year of Echelon Travels was joining forces with American Discount Cruises and Travel. This alliance will provide clients with discount cruise and vacation options and the “perks” that only an experienced travel agency can bring.

The primary goal was to become an information resource on luxurious, affordable travel.... more

Advantages Of Using A Travel Agent

Posted by JenW On February - 18 - 2010ADD COMMENTS

The Internet is packed with “do it yourself” vacation planning offering deep discounts. While this may be very attractive for most travel lovers, is this always the best way to plan your vacations? In my opinion, the disadvantages heavily outweigh the advantages of using the services of an experienced travel agent.

From a customer service aspect, arranging a vacation using a bulk travel website can be a nightmare. Most of these discount websites require that once you go through the stages of making a reservation you have to pay in full... more

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Through many years in the travel industry, I have become a travel concierge which allows me to pass along my personal insider expertise to help you decide what your next vacation adventure will be. It is my goal that you create and enjoy perfectly tailored vacations to the greatest destinations around the world! Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you may have.