Showing posts with label Destinations. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Destinations. Show all posts

Friday, April 16, 2021

Discover the USA... Christopher's RIDING THE RAILS Adventure Suggestions

Suggested Itinerary: NORTHERN RAIL EXPERIENCE

Venture from the breathtaking great plains of the Midwest to the serene waters of the Pacific Coast on this scenic rail journey from Chicago to San Francisco, with a stop in Seattle. Enjoy the landscape as you travel along major portions of the Lewis and Clark trail. Explore Seattle on a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour. Discover the sights of San Francisco. Spend some quality time in two majestic parts of Northern California: Muir Woods and Sausalito. And, then you'll head back to the “Windy City” onboard one of the most beautiful train trips in all of North America.




HIGHLIGHTS:
- Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Seattle
- Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of San Francisco
- Sightseeing tour of Muir Woods and Sausalito
- Sightseeing cruise in San Francisco

WHAT'S INCLUDED?
- One-way Amtrak® from Chicago to Seattle on the Empire Builder®; Seattle to San Francisco on the Coast Starlight®; San Francisco to Chicago on the California Zephyr® in Coach accommodations
- 4 nights' accommodations; 5 nights onboard Amtrak
- 1 meal included (1 dinner)
Departures available most Thursdays March through November. Reverse itineraries also available.
You can absolutely upgrade the experience with sleeping accommodations, pre and/or post hotel stays in the departure city.

Intrigued? Ask me! I love helping people get out & explore with land-based vacations and rail vacations!

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Have You Experienced a River Cruise Yet?

 

River cruising is an excellent way to explore a destination and really experience the heart of it all!  You'll discover the culture in each locale, see the sights, and enjoy the amazing local cuisine. Plus you can explore on your own during port stops, or join the included guided tours. There's a unique adventure awaiting you on the great rivers of Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. From the enchanting Rhine, Rhone, Seine, Danube, and Duoro rivers; to the timeless wonders of the Mekong, Nile, and Amazon; or the mighty Mississippi, Snake, and Columbia rivers; amazing itineraries and immersive experiences are yours for the asking.  Check out this video to learn more, and then reach out and let's chat about the itinerary that's best for you.  And if you have friends or family that want to sail with you, we can easily turn it into a group! 

 



Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Did You Know We Can Book That?  SNOW SKI ADVENTURES

Spring is here for many parts of the country...hurray! But for my SKI LOVING FRIENDS... did you realize that I can help with your next ski vacation? I'll bet you didn't, because too many people see the name Cruise Planners and think all we do are cruise vacations!  

image ©ski.com 
But sure enough...we can, and do!  Across the US & Canada, South America, and Europe, the choices are plentiful. We can book more than 120 mountain resorts worldwide, and about 4,000 properties...so your options are seemingly endless!


When you're ready to start planning that big ski trip for next winter, I would love to have a chat with you and help make your downhill dreams
come true.  

You can learn more about the possibilities on our dedicated snow ski adventures page.  And please be sure to like our FB page, too! Cruise Planners - Christopher Lingren & Associates


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Monday, March 15, 2021

Vaccinated & Ready to Travel?

 

Then It's Time To Book a Trip With Your Trusted Travel Advisor!

 

Are you about "done" or "over" this whole covid pandemic and the assorted stay-at-home situations facing many Americans?  After more than a year of "two weeks to flatten the curve", it's time to start living your life again and making memories. While we still might not be able to travel abroad due to assorted travel restrictions, there are many GREAT options to discover the USA while waiting on international borders to reopen!  Here are just a few options to consider.  All of these are things that any member of our team of travel experts can help you book. 

 

Beach Rentals | Mountain Cabins | Escorted Tours | Hawaii | Alaska | Rail Vacations | Ski Trips | Theme Parks 

 

PLUS!  We have a number of fantastic SHARED GROUP TRAVEL EXPERIENCES available that you could reserve as well.  These shared travel experiences are specific date-departure packaged itineraries with a limited number of seats available. They feature destinations both domestic and international, where you'll discover fascinating places coupled together with a rich full complement of cultural and culinary experiences. And the best part is that you could make some new friends along the way.  Each experience title is a link to learn more! 

 

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Destination Universal Orlando!

Home of some amazing attractions, experiences, and themed adventures, Universal Orlando is a fabulous vacation option. Check out the attached video to see how they're doing things in the current environment as the covid pandemic hits the one-year mark.
 
 

 
 
There's so much to see and enjoy while maintaining the social distancing stuff too. I love helping guests discover the worlds of Harry Potter and so much more at Universal Orlando! 
 
 
Want to talk about booking your family's Universal vacation? Call, email, or message today!  
 

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Group Travel Experience - Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta - AVAILABLE NOW!

 

 
Up, up and away! This is an experience not to be missed! The Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta has grown into one of the world’s most photographed events. Set in New Mexico, a place diverse in culture and scenic beauty, the Fiesta is simply one of the most spectacular displays of sound and color you are ever to witness.  Check out these amazing TRIP HIGHLIGHTS:  Balloon Fiesta, Old Town Albuquerque, National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Turquoise Trail, Santa Fe, Open-Air Tram Tour, Loretto Chapel, Santa Fe School of Cooking
 
We have limited availability for this incredible annual event, taking place this October, with an escorted tour of the surrounding area as well. Package pricing includes air from IND (but can be changed to a different gateway if desired...just ask!)
 

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Destination Florida! Summer Vacation Plans Await

Itching to travel but not yet ready to go too far? Want to have some beach & fun? Then be sure to visit the state where the sun always shines: Florida! You’ll never run out of activities and adventures in this tropical paradise. From the beautiful beaches to the amazing theme parks; the awesome natural wonders to the cultural and culinary delights; from the links to the clubs...Florida has something for everyone year-round!

Whether you're thinking of staying in a lush tropical resort, beach condo, a cute bungalow somewhere near the water, or at one of the many incredible vacation homes available to rent, I can help!


Or perhaps you want more thrills and fun at Universal Orlando or Walt Disney World...I can help with that too. Don't let the agency name fool you...we are SO MUCH MORE than simply cruises.

 

I love helping people find amazing adventures and experiences to create memories for a lifetime through land vacations, as well as cruises. Want to know more? Just ask!  

Monday, March 8, 2021

Go Active Itinerary Suggestion:  CALIFORNIA WINE COUNTRY

 

ITINERARY SUGGESTION:  CALIFORNIA WINE COUNTRY: Napa & Sonoma Vineyards, Redwoods & Pacific Coast

Legendary vineyards. Soaring redwood forests. And the dramatic Pacific coast. This is Northern California. And for you, it's a fantastic week and an incredible journey. Wine tastings and gourmet meals enlighten your palate. Stunning scenery invigorates. And top-notch spas relax and rejuvenate... all in one remarkable place simply known as the Wine Country.
 
 


 
There are 24 possible itinerary departures from April to November 2021. These 6 days, 5-night adventures are truly special!
 
Intrigued? Ask me! Know someone who might love this type of adventure? Share it with them!  I love helping people get out & explore with land-based vacations & active adventures of all kinds. Don't let the agency name fool you...we are SO MUCH MORE than just cruises!
 
Learn more about other biking and active adventures on our dedicated page! 
#travel #adventure #tourism #vacation #exploremore #discovertheusa #supportsmallbusinesses #travelagent #theinternetisforlookingbuttravelagentsareforbooking #bicycletouring #bicycling #biketours

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Did You Know We Can Book That For You?  HAWAII LAND-BASED ADVENTURES

RELAX IN THE ISLANDS! HAWAII!

Home to the world’s most active volcanoes, the only royal palace in the U.S., and the welcoming aloha spirit - Hawaii is like no place on Earth! Discover the glimmering ocean, emerald valleys, and golden sands; get lost in the spiritual beauty of the hula and find out how the warmth of Hawaii’s people wonderfully complements the islands’ perfect temperatures. We invite you to explore the Islands of Aloha to find your own heavenly Hawaii experiences. Aloha.

 

 
There are six major islands to visit in Hawaii: Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Maui, and the island of Hawaii! Each island has its own distinct personality, adventures, activities, and sights. We invite you to explore the Islands of Aloha to find your own heavenly Hawaii experiences.
 
Whether for your first visit, or one of numerous returns, as a Hawaii Destination Expert, I'd be thrilled to help you discover the wonderful island life that is Hawaii. The islands are open for visitors, though the covid restrictions differ by island, so when you trust me to plan your Hawaiian getaway, I'll be sure to let you know the important details you'll need to enjoy your experience!
 
Intrigued? Ask me! Know someone who might be interested? I love helping people get out & explore with land-based vacations and Hawaii is one of my favorite destinations to send guests to discover!  For more about Hawaii, visit my dedicated Hawaii page on the website. 
 
#travel #adventure #tourism #vacation #exploremore #supportsmallbusinesses #travelagent #theinternetisforlookingbuttravelagentsareforbooking #getbacktonature #beachgetaway #beachvacation #hawaii

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Did You Know We Can Book That?  ALASKAN RV RENTALS 

IT'S A DIFFERENT KIND OF ALASKAN CRUISE...EXPLORE BY RV!

 


 
The pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the cruise industry with Canada banning large ships in their waters until February 2022. But that doesn't mean that the people in the great state of Alaska need to suffer through another year of economic turmoil. Land vacation opportunities in Alaska are open and plentiful! Getting out and discovering this amazing destination by RV is your opportunity to really cruise in a different manner, at your own pace! Here the top five reasons you should consider an Alaskan land-based RV vacation...
 
  1. 1. Plenty of wide-open spaces that only Alaska can provide. Alaska has open spaces like no other. Within its half a million square miles, there are 33,904 miles of shoreline; three major mountain ranges; 12,000 rivers, and a state population of just over 731,000 people. That equates to 1.3 persons per square mile!
  2. Peace and relaxation. When was the last time you took a vacation? In the US, only about 45% of people actually use their well-earned vacation days. And this is way better than any quarantine at home could ever be!
  3. Safety among the wild. Of its geographic makeup, 60% of Alaska is devoted to national parks, wildlife refuges, and protected lands. Within these boundaries, habitats and wildlife are able to grow and thrive with little impact from humans.
  4. Time with family. Build family memories that will last a lifetime. Alaska is unique in that it brings the adventurer out in all of us – 1 to 99!
  5. Privacy - away from it all. When you RV Alaska, you have the option to get away from it all. See birds instead of tweets. Enjoy handmade items instead of headlines. And there’s no instant replay, so be ready to view a different type of live stream in real-time.
Intrigued? Ask me! I love helping people get out & explore with land-based vacations and definitely ALASKA vacations!
 
 

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Group Travel Experience - America's Music Cities - AVAILABLE NOW!

We Have Another Shared Group Travel Experience to Consider! AMERICA'S MUSIC CITIES 

 
 
This October enjoy a finger-snapping, toe-tapping time on a tour of America’s most famed musical cities – New Orleans, Memphis, and Nashville this October on an incredible escorted tour of some of the American music landmarks.  This is an air-inclusive experience from IND, but the air gateway can be modified if needed, for a small additional fee. It's a Shared Group Travel Experience that currently has EXTREMELY LIMITED AVAILABILITY, so be sure to RESERVE YOUR SEAT SOON!

 
Check out these Trip Highlights: French Quarter | Choices on Tour | Swamp Tour |Mardi Gras World | Jazz Revue | Graceland | West Delta Heritage Center | Ryman Auditorium | Grand Ole Opry Show | Country Music Hall of Fame | Historic RCA Studio B | Hands-on Chocolate-making Lesson
 
 

#travel #adventure #tourism #vacation #exploremore #supportsmallbusinesses #travelagent #theinternetisforlookingbuttravelagentsareforbooking #americasmusic #musiccities #escortedtours #DiscoverTheUSA

Time for a Land Vacation?

After a year of covid, if you're ready to get out and explore once again, I'm ready to help you plan your next adventure. Now booking, land trips all across the USA (including theme parks, cabins, beach vacations & condos, Alaska, Hawaii, & much more), along with cruises for when they start sailing again. Caribbean & Mexico getaways and all-inclusive resorts too!


PLUS! We have a number of exciting curated shared group travel itineraries that you could join including US National Parks, Colorado Rockies, America's Music Cities, New York City Holidays, and others.

Don't delay, reach out today by email, phone, or through the website.


Monday, February 22, 2021

Group Travel Experience - Colorado Rockies with National Parks & Historic Trains - AVAILABLE NOW!

Adventure lovers...we've got another incredible opportunity to explore this beautiful country of ours in the very early fall (late September early October). It's a Colorado Rockies tour, complete with National Parks and historic trains. This one is also a little shorter in duration than our National Parks tour posted earlier. There aren't very many seats left on the train...so if this one appeals to you and you'd like to get out and explore a nice part of the western US this year...sign up soon!

  

Check out these Trip Highlights:  Denver, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado National Monument, Grand Junction, Canyonlands National Park, Dead Horse Point State Park, Arches National Park, Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, Mesa Verde National Park (UNESCO), Choice on Tour, Royal Gorge Route Railroad, Garden of the Gods
 
 
 
#travel #adventure #tourism #vacation #exploremore #supportsmallbusinesses #travelagent #theinternetisforlookingbuttravelagentsareforbooking

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Group Travel Experience - America's National Parks - AVAILABLE NOW!

NEW GROUP TRAVEL EXPERIENCE AVAILABLE NOW.   

 
Which of my friends would like to experience an incredible adventure this year?  Our agency has just a few seats remaining for a truly remarkable incredible National Parks tour in August 2021.   Check out these Trip Highlights:  Scottsdale, Lake Powell, Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Choice on Tour, Zion, Salt Lake City, Jackson Hole, Grand Teton & Yellowstone National Parks, Old Faithful, Sheridan, Bighorn Mountains, Crazy Horse Memorial, Mount Rushmore
 
 
 

#travel #adventure #tourism #vacation #exploremore #supportsmallbusinesses #travelagent #theinternetisforlookingbuttravelagentsareforbooking

Friday, February 19, 2021

Continuing Education Update - Faith-Based Travel

My newest certification is all about faith-based travel. Israel anyone?

More ongoing education taking place this month. My newest certification is all about faith-based travel. Israel anyone? Their borders are getting closer to re-opening now that 30% of their entire population has been vaccinated. Individuals and groups will be returning to visit the Holy Land later this year. I have some incredible opportunities for those interested to join on their own, or as a small group, including a custom group I'm putting together for early 2022.

 

I would love to help you celebrate your faith like never before with our spiritual guided tours, designed to take you all over the world exploring the deep roots of your faith. These dual-purpose tours not only let you explore new places and cultures but also explore the bigger questions of life and spirituality. We're ready to help you discover more with your travels. Check out this video, and then reach out when you are ready to plan an incredibly moving journey of discovery for you, and your faith community.  I would also welcome an introduction to your pastor or priest to talk about how they might lead a trip to the Holy Land themselves. 

 

Saturday, February 6, 2021

Where2Next: Discover the USA

From sea to shining sea - from California to the New York Island, From the redwood forest to the Gulf Stream waters... and everywhere in between...this land was made for you and me. At Cruise Planners, we are a full-service travel agency...able to help you with ALL your travel needs, as we are NOT just a cruise selling agency. As so many international destinations remain unavailable to visit, and cruising continues to be paused, discovering the wonders of America is a wonderful option for 2021, and I would love to help you do just that!

Mark your calendars and join us for a free and informative webinar and "virtual vacation" as we share a plethora of opportunities to discover the US this year! February 23 at 6 pm Eastern and again at 6 pm Pacific. There will be prizes, and you could get some incredible ideas to plan your family's vacation this year. 


Please register for the webinar here: tinyurl.com/r4rwzca3

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Where2Next: Europe

Our Next Virtual Vacation Presentation is coming up! 


It's time for an adventure that the whole family can embark on! Join Cruise Planners with our partners, Tauck, Norwegian Cruise Lines, and Globus for a virtual trip to Europe, family-style. From stunning gardens and parks to exciting museums and zoos, there's plenty of fun, culture, and history for the whole crew to enjoy together. Indulge your travel passions and ignite new memories as a family in some of the most unique places in the world.
 

Register today and then tune in on January 20th at 5 pm EST/2 pm PST or a Cruise Planners® Exclusive booking offer, giveaways, and the grand prize announcement!
 



Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Where2Next: Alaska

Greetings, adventurous friends! Your friendly neighborhood travel agency owner here to invite you to our next free virtual travel series event. Is ALASKA on your bucket list? Have you ever visited our 49th state? It's an AMAZING place that's great for exploration on land and sea for families, couples, and groups. I've been there more than once and can't wait to be able to return again! There's so much to see and do you can't go just once - it's definitely NOT a once-in-a-lifetime destination.

Join us for ALASKA: Discover the Last Frontier...which will take you on a virtual adventure through the wilds of Alaska. You can learn about the best places to catch sight of a whale breaching, how you can walk on top of a glacier and where to catch a glimpse of the Aurora Borealis. And that's just a taste of all the amazing experiences Alaska offers you.
Be sure to register via this included link and tune in on October 21 at 5 pm to learn more about Alaska. https://tinyurl.com/VirtualAlaska




Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Where2Next Virtual Series: All-Inclusive Resorts

Introducing our NEW Virtual Vacation Webinar Series!  This new monthly series will feature an array of vacation possibilities for when the world opens up again fully for travel. 

Because Cruise Planners - Christopher Lingren & Associates is SOOO much #MoreThanJustCruises!
 
We LOVE our land vacation clients and especially love helping you find the perfect all-inclusive resort! Are you DONE with staying at home and ready to plan your all-inclusive getaway? We're ready to help you book it. Mexico, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic are welcoming visitors once again so you don't have to wait for 2021 to travel if you choose not to. But even if you do choose to wait, we can get you booked now!
 
PLUS be sure to join our Where2Next virtual vacation series to learn more on Sept 23rd at 5pm ET.  Win giveaways, tune in for a Cruise Planners® Exclusive booking offer, and one lucky attendee will claim the grand prize!