Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Transfer Your Cruise Booking To Us!

Clients and potential clients often ask me if it’s better to book their cruise direct with the cruise line or with a travel agent. The answer is simple.  Travel agents have access to and arrange for private sales all the time. You will never pay more than what a cruise line is offering. In most cases, you’ll save money and receive exclusive value added amenities like shipboard credits, prepaid gratuities, wine, cabin upgrades, onboard coupon booklets and much more.  Most importantly, you have your own personal advocate who represents you whenever there is a dispute with the suppliers. A good travel agent is your advocate, not an advocate of the cruise lines.

To benefit from these extra perks and personal travel assistance, you must book or transfer your reservation to us.  If you transfer the booking to us, you will get to keep the same cabin, same booking number, and the same rate as you have with the cruise line. You will also get to take advantage of our offer. The cruise lines have made the process to transfer your booking over to travel agencies fairly easy.

Simply find your cruise below and fill out the form (if required) or send me an email. As soon as your booking has been successfully transferred, we will make sure you are set up with the best rate and perks. When filling out the form, please use our Agency Name: Dream Vacations - Freer & Associates. Agent: Kathy Freer (or any of our associates). Agency Phone: 321-735-0202. Agency Email: kfreer@dreamvacations.com.


CRUISE LINES TRAVEL AGENT TRANSFER FORMS AND POLICIES:

CELEBRITY, ROYAL CARIBBEAN AND AZAMARA CLUB CRUISES
You may transfer your cruise booking up until 30 days from creation as long as your request is made outside of final payment period and the booking has not been paid in full.

If a booking has a ChoiceAir ticket or if the transfer request involves a change in currency we cannot accommodate a transfer.

In order to Transfer your booking from Celebrity, Royal Caribbean or Azamara, you have to complete the simple Travel Agent Transfer Form and fax it to the cruise line. The Fax number is on the form. Click to Download Form:


CARNIVAL
You may transfer your cruise booking to us within 30 days of making the original booking as long as it is not past the final payment date. In order to transfer the booking, you will provide us with your booking pin number and we will be able to transfer it over for you. Call 888-882-5793 or email kfreer@dreamvacations.com to begin the process.  

CUNARD
You may transfer your cruise bookings to us any time before final payment.  if you have made deposit on the booking then you must send a letter to Cunard. Please call 888-882-5793 or email kfreer@dreamvacations.com for the mail address and assistance with the letter.  

DISNEY CRUISE LINE
Bookings may be transferred to us with 30 days from making the original booking as long as it has not been paid in full. In order to transfer booking, you just need to send completed transfer form to Disney Cruise Lines. Please call 888-882-5793 or email kfreer@dreamvacations.com or the Disney Transfer Form.  

NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE
Bookings may be transferred to us within 30 days from creation. Your booking cannot have the full payment on it.

Deposit on Booking: you’ll need to fill out their simple transfer form and email or fax it in.
Click to Download Form: Norwegian Cruise Line Transfer Form  

MSC CRUISES
Direct bookings may be transferred to us up until 30 days from creation. Your booking cannot have full payment on it.

Deposit on Booking: you’ll need to fill out their simple transfer form and email or fax it in.
Please call 888-882-5793 or email kfreer@dreamvacations.com for the MSC Cruises Transfer Form.  

HOLLAND AMERICA LINE
You may transfer your Holland America Cruise booking to us as long as you have not made the full payment.  Please contact us for further instructions, simply call 888-882-5793 email kfreer@dreamvacations.com  

VIKING RIVER CRUISES
As long as you made your Viking River Cruise booking in the last 30 days and have not paid it in full, then you can transfer your booking to us. The process is easy, just call 888-882-5793 or email kfreer@dreamvacations.com to get started.  

OCEANIA CRUISES
As long as your Oceania Cruise vacation was made in the last 30 days and is not yet paid in full, then you can transfer your booking to us.  The process is easy, just call 888-882-5793 email kfreer@dreamvacations.com to get started.  

PRINCESS CRUISES
Bookings may be transferred to us up until 30 days from creation. It’s really easy to do. Please contact us at 888-882-5793 or email kfreer@dreamvacations.com for details. Only legal residents of the United States, Canada and Mexico can book and/or transfer a Princess Cruises reservation to us (this is a policy of Princess Cruises, not our agency)  


We also work with luxury lines like Crystal Cruises, Silversea Cruises, Paul Gauguin Cruises, Seabourn Yachts, Windstar Cruises, AmaWaterways, Avalon Waterways and Uniworld Boutique River Cruises.   Most reservations can be easily transferred as long as final payment has not been made and you are within 60 days of the original booking date.  Please contact me for more information.

IMPORTANT:
• If you live outside of the US, it may not be possible to transfer your reservation to a travel agency outside of your own country due to various promotions and currencies.  Send us a message with any questions and we’ll be happy to review your cruise booking for you to see if you are eligible to work with us.
• Special perks and amenities might not be available on certain cruises.  If you’ve booked a short weekend cruise in the least expensive cabin (inside or ocean view) we likely will not be able to add anything extra to your reservation other than our amazing customer service.  Keep in mind that we also have a loyalty program as well for repeat guests!

Have a booking that you would like to transfer?  Give us a call anytime at 888-882-5793, 321-735-0202, or send me an email at kfreer@dreamvacations.com.  If you are looking at booking a new cruise, we would be happy to help with that as well (and we also do land vacations).  You can browse my website here.

Happy Vacationing!

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

We Appreciate Your Loyalty!

I absolutely LOVE sending clients on their very first cruise and I absolutely LOVE repeat clients as well.  Did you know that we have a loyalty program??  Well, we do.  A high number of clients book their next cruise while onboard their current cruise, or within 30 days of returning home.  Here is our way of rewarding loyalty:

Book your next cruise either onboard or within 30 days of your trip end date.  Travel must begin within 18 months of your trip end date.  Your perk value is based on your trip cost, and you can choose from the following:  On board credit, or shore excursion credit through our partner company Shore Excursions Group.

Here are the perk amounts:


And, one of the best parts is that this is combinable with any promotions that the cruise line may be offering.  What a great way to be rewarded!

Other terms and conditions may apply, and I will certainly go over details when you book your trip!

So, where do you want to cruise to???  If you have something in mind, let me know.  If you have some ideas but are not sure, let me know and we will design the best trip for you.  You can visit my website and browse cruises (you can even book your own cruises right on my website for most cruise suppliers), send me an email or give me a call anytime at 888-882-5793 or 321-735-0202.  Remember, I do not charge any fees for my services.  You will never pay extra for using a travel agent.  So why not use someone with expertise who has your best interest??

Happy Cruising!
Kathy


Website:  www.MemorableVoyages.com
Website:  www.kfreer.dreamvacations.com
Luxury Website:  www.kfreer.sealuxe.com
Email:  kfreer@dreamvacations.com
Toll Free:  888-882-5793
Local:  321-735-0202
Fax:  321-735-6155

Thursday, January 17, 2019

By Land or By Sea Sale




It's Wave Season for travel and that means it is the best time to book your vacation.  We have another FANTASTIC promotion running, which hopefully entices you to book your next trip!  On board credit for cruises and resort credit for vacations booked with our fantastic supplier, GOGO Vacations.

Here are the details:

The booking date range is:  January 17, 2019 - January 28, 2019.  Reservations must be booked and deposited or paid for in this date range to take advantage of this promotion.

Eligible cruise departure dates or hotel check in dates:  February 28, 2019 - December 31, 2019.


For cruise vacations, the onboard credit is based off the total cost of your cruise which includes taxes, fees, cruise line air, cruise line pre/post packages, and insurance. Here are the amounts:




For your GOGO Vacations trip, the resort credit is based on the cost of your trip as follows:


Plus, if you book your airfare through GOGO Vacations and use American Airlines, you will get $50 off per ticked for all USA mainland gateways to all Hawaii and Europe gateways and $25 off per ticket to all other USA mainland, Caribbean, Mexico and Central America gateways!

Keep in mind that our promotion is combinable with any promotion that the cruise lines are offering, so it is a great way to stack up on extra goodies!  Also, please keep in mind that by using a travel agent you do not pay any extra and you do not miss out on anything cruise line related.  We attach your past guest loyalty information and anything that the cruise line is offering we offer too.  And by using me as your agent, you also qualify for our loyalty perks as well!  It is a win win!


So, where do you want to go this year???  If you have something in mind, let me know.  If you have some ideas but are not sure, let me know and we will design the best trip for you.  You can visit my website and browse cruises (you can even book your own cruises right on my website for most cruise suppliers), send me an email or give me a call anytime at 888-882-5793 or 321-735-0202.  Remember, I do not charge any fees for my services.  You will never pay extra for using a travel agent.  So why not use someone with expertise who has your best interest??

Happy Traveling!
Kathy


Website:  www.MemorableVoyages.com
Website:  www.kfreer.dreamvacations.com
Luxury Website:  www.kfreer.sealuxe.com
Email:  kfreer@dreamvacations.com
Toll Free:  888-882-5793
Local:  321-735-0202
Fax:  321-735-6155


Wednesday, January 2, 2019

On Board Credit Promo, My Favorite Time of the Year!



Happy New Year!  I hope everyone had a great 2018, and that 2019 will bring you much happiness!  And what better way to bring happiness than a cruise this year!  We are lucky enough to have another amazing on board credit promo for cruises departing in 2019.  Introducing our "Early Planners Get the Best Deals - Take Advantage of our Presale and SAVE!"  Let it Sail, Let it Sail, Let it SALE!

This promotion starts today, January 2, 2019, and runs through January 10, 2019.  It is for cruises that depart from February 2, 2019 through December 31, 2019.  So that means your Spring Break Cruise, your Summer Cruise, your Holiday Cruise, and your I Just Want To Get Away Cruise qualifies!

Keep in mind that our promotion is combinable with any promotion that the cruise lines are offering, so it is a great way to stack up on extra goodies!  Also, please keep in mind that by using a travel agent you do not pay any extra and you do not miss out on anything cruise line related.  We attach your past guest loyalty information and anything that the cruise line is offering we offer too.  And by using me as your agent, you also qualify for our loyalty perks as well!  It is a win win!

The onboard credit is based on your vacation amount as follows:


The cruise cost is calculated by using the total cost of your cruise, including taxes, fees, cruise line airfare, pre and post cruise packages and insurance.  And it is per stateroom.  So if you have multiple rooms, each room would be receiving onboard credit (as long as your vacation total is over $1,500).

So, where do you want to cruise this year???  If you have something in mind, let me know.  If you have some ideas but are not sure, let me know and we will design the best trip for you.  You can visit my website and browse cruises (you can even book your own cruises right on my website for most cruise suppliers), send me an email or give me a call anytime at 888-882-5793 or 321-735-0202.  Remember, I do not charge any fees for my services.  You will never pay extra for using a travel agent.  So why not use someone with expertise who has your best interest??

Happy Cruising!
Kathy


Website:  www.MemorableVoyages.com
Website:  www.kfreer.dreamvacations.com
Luxury Website:  www.kfreer.sealuxe.com
Email:  kfreer@dreamvacations.com
Toll Free:  888-882-5793
Local:  321-735-0202
Fax:  321-735-6155

Monday, June 4, 2018

Dream Vacations Hosting Group on Oceania Riviera 11/15/2019







Back in April, we were invited to a lunch and ship tour of Oceania Marina. Oceania is an upper premium/luxury cruise line with six ships in the fleet, carrying between 684 and 1,250 guests per ship.  Prior to this, I had not been on board an Oceania ship, so was not quite sure what to expect.

Oceania is known for having intimate and luxurious ships, which became very clear as we toured the Marina.  The details and furnishings were fabulous.  There were plenty of intimate spaces as well as spaces for gatherings. Oceania is also known for having the finest cuisine at sea, which became evident as we sat in the Grand Dining Room for lunch.  When sailing Oceania, all dining is open seating, so you can dine when you want and with whom you want.  You can also choose to dine in the onboard specialty restaurants (varies by ship) at no additional charge.



















Service was impeccable. There are more than two crew members for every three guests, which is one of the best ratios in the hospitality industry.  You can find Butler service for all suites (butlers are trained by the Guild of Professional English Butlers).  There are dedicated concierges to attend to every request.  This brings your vacation to a completely different level!

A couple of things that really interested me while onboard … On the two larger ships (Marina and Riviera) you can find La Reserve by Wine Spectator.  Here you can find wine seminars and tastings.  But what really got my attention was the gourmet dinner which will pair fine wines with delectable courses (surcharge applies). Also onboard Marina and Riviera, you can visit The Culinary Center, the first hands-on cooking school at sea, teaches you how to prepare a variety of exquisite dishes at your own fully equipped workstation in a state-of-the-art teaching kitchen. Master chefs from around the world offer guidance and inspiration to fine-tune your techniques, but each dish is prepared by you. Our Culinary Discovery Tours™ take culinary exploration one step further - at select ports accompany chef instructors while shopping for fresh ingredients ashore at local markets, and experience authentic regional fare in private homes or chef- selected restaurants.

We were so excited about Oceania after we disembarked, we knew that we had to set sail on board. We have decided to do an escorted group on board Oceania Riviera, which will set sail on November 15, 2019, on a 10 night Sun and serenade itinerary from Miami, Florida. The ports of call will be: Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas; Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; Phillipsburg, St. Maarten; St. John’s, Antigua; Castries, St. Lucia; and Gustavia, St. Barts before returning back to Miami.  Rates start at $2,099 per person for this sailing.  Inclusions with this cruise will be internet, dining in all specialty restaurants, unlimited soft drinks, bottled water, specialty coffee, teas and juices, and room service to name a few.  You also have a choice from Oceania’s OLife promotion, which you can choose one of the following:  $300 per person ship board credit (guests one and two); three free shore excursions per guest (guests one and two) or a beverage package that will include beer and wine.  Also, as part of our group, you will receive pre-paid gratuities for guests one and two and a $150 ship board credit.

Interested in setting sail with us on board Oceania Riviera?  You can reach us anytime by phone, 321-735-0202 or 888-885-5793; by email at kfreer@dreamvacations to lock in your spot ($750 deposit for two guests in a stateroom) or if you have any further questions.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Tour of Norwegian Bliss


We were fortunate enough to be invited to a two night inaugural cruise on board Norwegian Bliss.  The Bliss is Norwegian Cruise Line's newest ship, and boy is she a beauty.  The Bliss is built to sail in Alaska, which she will do during summer season.  She will then sail out of Los Angeles doing a Mexican Riviera itinerary before making her way to Miami via a 14 night Panama Canal sailing.

The Bliss is in the Breakaway Plus class, joining the Norwegian Escape.  The Bliss carries about 4,004 guests based on double occupancy.  There are a total of 20 decks on which you will find staterooms, restaurants (both complimentary and specialty), bars, the casino, shops, children's programs, the theater, laser tag and go carts (yes, I wrote laser tag and go carts).

I have always loved sailing with Norwegian Cruise Lines, for many reasons.  I love the Freestyle cruising aspect (no formal nights required).  I love the specialty dining options.  I love the entertainment.  I will be on the Bliss for a full sailing in October for my national conference, so I am really looking forward to experiencing this ship.  We will also be sailing in The Haven, which is an exclusive area which has suites, it's own pool, it's own bar, it's own lounge along with butler and concierge service.  It is really the only way to sail, and once you do it, it is very difficult to sail any other way.

I wanted to share a few photos from our brief sailing.  It is an amazing ship, and it seems with each new ship Norwegian steps up its game.  The ship is classy, fun and comfortable.  There are so many areas to hang out in whether you feel like relaxing and taking in the scenery, or if you are looking for a lively spot.

Ready to set sail on Norwegian Bliss?  I can help with all aspects of your trip and answer any questions you may have!  You can reach me anytime via email, my website, or give me a call at 88-882-5793 or 321-735-0202.


Deck 6, 7 and 8

Kids' Aqua Park

The Observation Lounge

Teppanyaki (my favorite restaurant on board)

The Manhattan Room (main dining room)

Race Track

Race Track

Robert Wyland and Guy Harvey painting onboard.  Wyland did the hull art on the Bliss, Harvey did the hull art on the Escape

The Haven pool

The Haven Lounge

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Extra Onboard Spending for Your Cruise

Happy New Year Everyone!  We are starting 2018 off with a fantastic promotion that offers on board spending money!

We have "The Most Wanderful Sale of the Year" onboard credit promo which starts today, January 2, 2018, and runs through January 10, 2018 (that is the booking window).   You can receive up to $300 in onboard credit!  This promotion is good when booking a cruise sailing between February 2, 2018, and December 31, 2018.   With this sail date window, it is a great time to book your 2018 spring break cruise, your summer cruise, and even your holiday cruise

Your onboard credit will be based on the cost of your cruise vacation as follows:


Cruise Value
Onboard Credit


$1,000 - $1,999
$50 
$2,000 - $2,999
$100 
$3,000 - $3,999
$150 
$4,000 - $4,999
$200 
$5,000 - $5,999
$250 
$6,000 +
$300 

Plus, this offer is from us, and it is combinable with any promotions that the cruise lines may be running.  It is coming up on Wave Season, where the cruise lines offer promotions as well, so it's a great time to book!


So, where do you want to cruise to?  How about Alaska?  Maybe the Greek Isles?  Caribbean is a great choice too!  With the sail date range, you can just about visit anywhere you would like to go.  If you have something in mind, let me know.  If you have some ideas but are not sure, let me know and we will design the best trip for you.  You can visit my website and browse cruises (you can even book your own cruises right on line for most cruise suppliers), send me an email or give me a call anytime at 888-882-5793 or 321-735-0202.  Keep in mind that I do not charge any fees for my services.  You will never pay extra for using a travel agent.  So why not use someone with expertise who has your best interest??

Happy Traveling!
Kathy
Website:  www.MemorableVoyages.com
Website:  www.kfreer.dreamvacations.com
Luxury Website:  www.kfreer.sealuxe.com
Email:  kfreer@dreamvacations.com
Toll Free:  888-882-5793
Local:  321-735-0202
Fax:  321-735-6155