Where will you go next? Seize the Day Travel Volume 1, Issue 5
Ship Inspection Report: The Norwegian Jewel sailing out of NYC In late August, my husband and fellow travel consultant, David, had the opportunity to do a ship inspection on the Norwegian Jewel which is currently sailing out of New York City all year round! We boarded the ship Imagine the culture the kids will experience and the fun they will have on a Mediterranean Cruise with Nickelodeon!
at 11am with the other passengers who were embarking on their 7 day trip to Florida and the Caribbean with ports of call at Port Canaveral (think Disney and Universal Studios excursions at this port of call!), Great Stirrup Cay (Norwegian’s private island) and Nassau with a few relaxing days at sea. We left our home in New Cumberland at 6 am and easily drove to the Manhattan Pier by 9:45...you could take either the Holland Tunnel which we took or the Lincoln Tunnel to get to the Manhattan Pier. We parked in a secure parking right at the port and it was not overly expensive! SO EASY! We loved eliminating the flight component to cruise and the easy drive make us highly recommend these homeport sailings!!! You will not be bored on the days at sea on this itinerary either. There is lots to do on
board as we were able to experience during our ship inspection. The ship had many activities, including a main pool with slides and lots of entertainment surrounding it. There was tennis, basketball, giant checkers, ping pong, shuffleboard, running track and onboard gym. Want to really relax? Check out Norwegian’s spa facilities! We also loved the Freestyle Concept that Norwegian touts. Freestyle cruising allows you to eat when you like and with whom you like. It was great getting a table for two in the dining room for lunch while we were on board. It also gives you lots of flexibility to go to specialty restaurants onboard like Cagney’s Steakhouse. Our lunch was terrific by the way! Very gourmet! Friendly and attentive wait staff!
Have kids and teens? Lots for them to do in the Teen and Kids Clubs as well as around the pool . However, twice in 2011 kids will be treated to two Nickelodeon All Access cruises — Presidents Day Weekend (sailing 2/20/11 for 7 days) to Florida and the Bahamas from NYC on board the Norwegian Jewel and on July 24, 2011 onboard the Norwegian Epic (the massive new ship that made its 2010 debut) for a Mediterranean sailing 7 days round trip from Barcelona. This itinerary includes the following ports of call: Livorno (access to Pisa & Florence, Italy), Civitavecchia (access to Rome, Italy), Naples, and Palma. Imagine the culture the kids will experience and the fun they will have on a Mediterranean cruise with opportunities to be slimed, sail with Sponge Bob and other Nick characters, experience a Sponge Bob live stage show onboard and much more! Now this would be a “cool” vacation for parents and children!!! I have cabins reserved on these sailings...the President’s Day sailing is booking fast. Call today to reserve your spot!!!!
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Inside this issue: COSTA RICA FISHING TRIPS
KARISMA GIVE AWAY
The Norwegian Jewel from the Manhattan Pier!
Where will you go next? Costa Rica: Taking Reservations Now for our Spring 2011 Sports Fishing Trips! Seize The Day Travel is now taking reservations for our Sports Fishing Eco-Tourism trips for Spring 2011. For the last 6 years, David has organized a group and traveled to Costa Rica to experience the wonderful sport fishing available. David’s groups range from 4 to 10. David has always accompanied the groups and loves to play the role of guide in showing people a country he is crazy about. Seize The Day Travel has special relationships with Americans that own private villas and fishing boats at Los Suenos and Seize The Day Travel uses these exclusively when we arrange our trips. We want to give our clients that proven track record in a vendor. David especially raves about the captains and mates on the fishing boats and their knowledge and skill. Oh...and then there is the fish...you can expect to catch Pacific Sailfish, Blue Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Tuna and occasionally a Black Marlin as well as other Pacific Ocean inhabitants.
Contact David@SeizeTheDayTravel.net or at 717.829.4750.
This is the Marina at Los Suenos Resort! You choose the amount of days you want to fish in our packages! Save time for other eco-tourism, like a canopy zip line experience.
PRICE PER PERSON IS approximately $1750 BASED ON 4 Anglers per boat. The price includes the following (price & availability not guaranteed until booked). Two days fishing aboard Macushla and/or Tres Amigos; boats crews and captains that we know and trust for a fantastic experience. ♦
Six nights in Premium Condominium at Los Suenos Resort & Marina
One golf cart to use among members of the group.
Transfers to and from airport in Costa Rica.
Guided and arranged by David Anderson, fishing and touring Costa Rica for 6 years.
Does not include: ♦
Airfare to and from San Jose (Seize The Day is happy to arrange this for you .)
Costa Rican Exit Tax which is $26. US.
Costa Rican Fishing License which is $24 US.
All gratuities for captains, crew and drivers.
Travel Insurance (optional to cover full cost of your trip available through Seize The Day Travel.)
Additional excursions that you decide to do like zip line, rainforest tours, volcano tour, etc.
These trips are offered on a cash basis only...no credit card accepted for any part of the trip except the airfare and travel insurance.Page 2Deposits due for Spring 2011 bookings beginning November 15, 2010.
gerbread pieces, guests can actually walk inside the Victorian house. The curiosity doubles as a mini bakery, and patrons can purchase edible gingerbread cookies and other goodies. There are other Christmas creations throughout the World, including a life-size carousel made from chocolate and gingerbread in the lobby of Disney's Beach Club Resort. At the Magic Kingdom you can take in Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. This is a special event held each winter on select nights at Magic Kingdom theme park. (Purchase of an additional event admission ticket is required to attend Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party). The event is filled with a special Christmas parade, a Holiday Wishes fireworks show, special performances, "complimentary" Christmas cookies and cocoa, and ‘snow’ falling on Main Street USA. Cinderella's Castle will be decked out in "Castle Dream Lights" for the holidays. The most popular Magic Kingdom attractions open for the events. At EPCOT you have the Candlelight Processional. This is a special holiday event held nightly at the American Gardens Theatre
in Epcot theme park as part of Holidays Around The World. The event retells the story of Christmas with a celebrity narrator (such as Whoopi Goldberg, Isabella Rossellini, and Trace Adkins), orchestra and choir. And do not miss The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights on the Streets of America at Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park is a massive (this is an understatement!) seasonal display featuring millions of holiday lights perfectly synchronized to music. Take your time while visiting this attraction to see all the details that go into making this happen. They start in AUGUST putting the lights up. Wow. These are just a few highlights to be found while visiting during the holidays. Remember there are still great deals during this timeframe – FREE Dining during select days (most of December has free dining), Free gift card and Room only discounts. Call Fred to plan your Disney trips for the rest of 2010 and for 2011! He is already working on Summer 2011 trips.
Disney News: ♦
Brand New Resort in Hawaii, the Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa, is now taking bookings for its grand opening on August 29, 2011.
Resort is located on the island of Oahu.
***All offers and pricing not guaranteed until booked. CALL US TODAY!!! 717.829.4750
For easy Disney Trip Planning , call Fred at Seize The Day Travel at 717.805.6113 or email Fred@SeizeThe DayTravel.net
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Want to meet with us? Simply contact us at the numbers or emails below. Evening and weekend appointments available. Main Agency & Heather Anderson: Phone: 717-829-4750 Fax: 888-871-0367 E-mail: Heather@SeizetheDayTravel.net For Fred Wagenmann: Phone: 717-805-6113 Email: Fred@SeizetheDayTravel.net For David Anderson: Phone: 717.829.4750 Email: David@SeizeTheDayTravel.net
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NEW HONEYMOON & DESTINATION WEDDING REGISTRY Brides & Grooms, Seize The Day Travel has you covered with a customized Honeymoon & Destination Registry from Honeymoon Wishes, the worlds’ only full service registry. It is linked directly to our website at http://seizethedaytravel.honeymoonwishes.com. Features include:
Free and easy to set up.
Add pre-set items available at your resort or personalize your own , including excursions, spa treatments, candlelight dinners, payment toward your honeymoon, etc.
NEW TSA Required SECURE FLIGHT PASSENGER INFORMATION FORM
Have your own page to blog about your wedding and honeymoon, to post pictures, upload to social media, etc. Also a thank you page to help you stay on top of it all!
Use customized emails and announcements to tell friends & family.
Easy for guests to purchase from your registry.
Collect Wedding Gifts and have the honeymoon or Destination Wedding of your dreams!
SECURE PAYMENT FORM
Thanks for taking the time to do a testimonial by the way. It helps travelers know the type of service you received from us and at the destination!
Destination Wedding Special Offer for the first couple to book!
OUR NEW Destination Wedding page on our website is under construction. Be sure to check it out!
In the last few issues, I have highlighted the wonderful options that both Karisma Resorts in Riviera Maya and Sandals/ Beaches resorts offer brides and grooms for destination weddings. I use these vendors because I trust them to provide an optimal experience for my clients. My Karisma contact was in Harrisburg last week and we had lunch. While there, he authorized me to offer special perks for my next couple to book their destination wedding to one of the 6 Karisma resorts in Riviera Maya. This will be offered on a first to book basis and is ONLY available through Seize The Day Travel.
These perks include *:
Private cocktail hour with signature drink & gourmet bites for up to 50 people.
$350 Credit for Caribe Photo, the wedding photographer.
$500 bridal spa package for day of wedding.
Couples doing a site inspection of the resort before their wedding trip, will receive a $500 credit toward their destination wedding at Karisma resorts.
*Some restrictions apply. Call me for details!