Showing posts with label Europe. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Europe. Show all posts

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Open for Sale: An Incredible 2023-24 All-inclusive Luxury Expedition Collection


RESERVATIONS NOW OPEN! 
10- TO 28-NIGHT ALL-INCLUSIVE LUXURY EXPEDITIONS
15% REDUCED DEPOSIT BEFORE JUNE 30, 2021

Crystal Expeditions is now taking reservations on a thrilling expedition cruise aboard the world’s newest and most spacious luxury expedition yacht, the all-suite, all-verandah, all butler-serviced Crystal Endeavor. From Antarctica’s ice cathedrals and Svalbard’s polar bears to Indonesia’s magical Raja Ampat Archipelago and the windswept wonders of the Scottish Isles, the German-engineered, PC6 polar class vessel is set to explore the farthest reaches of Earth on 27 all-inclusive voyages in 2023-2024.

With a limited-time 15% reduced deposit for all voyages (normally 25%), your options range from expeditions to the Northeast Passage, Russian High Arctic or the Faroe Islands to remote offshore islands including Brazil’s Arquipélago dos Abrolhos and Uruguay’s Isla de Lobos Nature Reserve. You can cruise to Andalusia, Morocco, and the Côte d’Azur, or enjoy unique explorations by the river to dock in the heart of Seville, Rouen, and Bordeaux. Singular seasonal itineraries include springtime in the British Isles and autumn in Japan to see spectacular gardens awash in vibrant color. From Kamchatka and The Kurils to the Great Barrier Reef and Tasmania, we invite you to explore with Crystal Expedition Cruises… Where Luxury Roams Freely.

Contact me soon to secure your voyage.  The reduced deposit promotion is only valid until June 30, 2021. 




 

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Suggested Itinerary: Bridgerton Experience - Small Group Tour

Any Bridgerton fans out there? How about this tour experience:

Highlights include Bridgerton film locations, including London, Greenwich, Bath, the Cotswolds, & York.

You'll see Ranger's House, featured as the Bridgerton family's wisteria-clad home; Syon House and Park, Painshill Park, Wilton House, Clyvedon Castle, the Royal Crescent, Stowe Park, and Hatfield House...among many other outdoor filming locations that bring the Regency Era drama to life.

This 7-night experience features 4-star hotels, daily breakfasts, three 3-course dinners, walking tours, luxury coaches, admission to museums, and special spots used in filming, and can be customized to suit your small groups' touring pleasure.

Sound interesting? Reach out and let's chat about dates and rates. This could be a wonderful experience once England re-opens later this summer.



Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Rhine River Wine Cruise - Fall 2022

Fairytale castles, historic vineyards, charming villages, rich history, spectacular panoramas, majestic mountain landscapes...

all this and more could be yours for making some fabulous memories when you join us for a Rhine river wine cruise adventure. October/November 2022. Pre-cruise stay in Amsterdam and/or Post-cruise stay in Lake Como also available.
Limited rooms are available. Save $1,000 per person when you book before July 31, 2021. Message me for details and pricing.



Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Suggested Itinerary: Cars of Germany!

Are you a car enthusiast...or do you know any? Here's a custom itinerary that might just get your engine revved up for when Germany reopens!


CARS OF GERMANY:
9 Days Frankfurt to Frankfurt.

Highlights Include Nürburgring race track, Mercedes Museum, Porsche Museum, Black Forest, Neuschwanstein Castle, BMW Museum, and Audi Museum.
Private small group tour. Including transfers, breakfasts, some dinners, admission to noted experiences, English-speaking guide, and more.

SPECIAL HIGHLIGHTS:
1. Take a lap on the Nordschleife featuring blind curves, treacherous blind crests, steep grades, and frequent changes in road conditions. It is one of the most demanding and challenging tracks for any motorsports fan.
2. Visit the Mercedes Benz Museum with over 1.400 different Mercedes-Benz models, ranging from the first car built by Karl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler to today’s high-tech models.
3. Visit the Porsche museum. The collection features 80 of the most important prototypes.
4. Visit the BMW Museum, one of the most modern car museums in the world. It tells the history of the renowned BMW brand and displays a collection of cars, engines, and motorcycles, as well as some extravagant futuristic models. Next, walk over to the “BMW Welt“ and join a guided tour of the exhibition. The highlight will be a visit to the BMW factory where all parts are assembled.
5. Excursion to Ingolstadt – home to Audi to visit the modern museum. This impressive 21 m tall crystal construction displays approximately 50 cars and 30 motorcycles.
Let's chat about putting this amazing tour together for you and your car-loving buddies! Why not secure a consultation time on my calendar now: https://cp-showtheworld.appointlet.com/

Now Open...SPAIN! The World Continues to Re-Open Country by Country!

Starting today, Spain will be welcoming travelers back. From the winding medieval streets of Barcelona’s Gothic quarter to the beautiful Andalusian architecture of the Mediterranean coast, Spain is waiting for you!
The world continues to re-open, and Spain is the latest country once again allowing Americans to visit. Looking to go to Europe this summer? I'd love to help.



Friday, June 4, 2021

Norway! Come Travel with Us

Venture to a place where the crashing ocean meets craggy mountains, forging the awe-inspiring majesty of the Norwegian fjords. Come discover the HIGHLIGHTS OF NORWAY!


April 29 - May 7, 2022
9 Days ● 12 Meals: 7 Breakfasts, 5 Dinners
Trip Highlights: Oslo, Fram Museum, Stave Church, Flåm Railway, Sognefjord, Briksdal Glacier, Geirangerfjord Cruise, Bergen
Optional Extensions:
OPTION 1: 5 Days 3-Night Stockholm Pre Tour Extension -OR-
OPTION 2: 4 Days 3-Night Iceland Post Tour Extension
Learn all about it: https://tinyurl.com/Norway2022

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Emerald & Scenic Return to the rivers of Europe This Summer!

Hello Europe...we've missed you! River cruising resumes next month...how about some great discoveries on the Douro this summer? Both Emerald Cruises and Scenic Cruises are returning to the rivers of Europe in July. Contact me to explore availability with either of these sister lines.






Tuesday, May 25, 2021

ITINERARY SUGGESTION: Finland's Northern Lights

Looking for something different and exciting? How about joining in an adventure in February 2022 for the elusive Northern Lights and discover fascinating Finland with a small group of explorers?


Each year, during the winter months, travelers journey to Finland and venture out into the dark to see the magical but elusive northern lights. This natural phenomenon is the product of collisions between electrically charged particles from the sun that enter the earth's atmosphere, yielding spectacular results. Streaks of colorful light that change from white to pink to purple, and most commonly, to green, dazzle and move the open sky like it’s nature’s own dance party. It is known that the best time to witness the northern lights in Finland is from late September to mid-April when the nights are the longest. Well worth the pursuit, this is a truly remarkable light show that’s not to be missed.

These small group tours give travelers access to the world in a truly authentic way. On these active, immersive journeys, travelers connect with the cultures of the world on a deeper, more meaningful level in ways that are hard to replicate. The group size is kept small, allowing these journeys to be the most active, engaging, and rewarding experience possible.  With just 12-24 passengers, these are the personal adventures that today's cultural explorers dream of.

 

  • Introduce yourself to majestic Lappish reindeer and meet Santa Claus himself.
  • Lead your very own dog sled team.
  • Spend the night in a glass igloo amid the Lappish wilderness.



Friday, May 21, 2021

MORE NEWS FROM EUROPE! Italy Reopens

 

The good news just keeps coming as more and more of the world is re-opening! Starting right now, Italy will be welcoming vaccinated travelers back. From the historic architecture of Rome to the vineyards of Tuscany, Italy is waiting for you.

#travelagain #takethetrip #makememories #useatravelagent  

MORE Big News About Europe!

More European River Cruises are Returning to Service in 2021 

AmaWaterways today announced its plans to return to the rivers of Europe resuming sailings onboard select ships beginning July 3, 2021, in Portugal.

Specific sailing dates are as follows:

o July 3rd, AmaDouro will commence sailings through Portugal
o July 21st, AmaMagna will commence sailings on the Danube River
o July 22nd, AmaKristina will commence sailings in France on the Rhône River
o July 22nd, AmaLyra will commence sailings in France on the Seine River
o July 27th, AmaVida will commence sailings in Portugal and Spain
o July 29th, AmaDolce will commence sailings through Bordeaux, France
o July 29th, AmaSiena will commence sailings on the Rhine River



Thursday, May 20, 2021

BIG NEWS ABOUT EUROPE! River Cruises resuming THIS JULY

 This summer, Europe’s rivers will be open for exploration again!

Viking has announced a return to sailing in Europe THIS JULY. You can reserve a voyage along the waterways of Europe and marvel at iconic cities and legendary landmarks in comfort onboard their iconic longships. These highly anticipated summer departures to Germany, France, Portugal, and beyond will sell fast, so call us today to reserve your stateroom.

FEATURED VOYAGES include:
  • Portugal’s River of Gold: 10 DAYS | Lisbon to Porto
  • Rhine Getaway: 8 DAYS | Amsterdam to Basel
  • Paris & the Heart of Normandy: 8 DAYS | Paris to Paris
  • Lyon & Provence: 8 DAYS | Avignon to Lyon
  • France’s Finest: 15 DAYS | Paris to Avignon

Respond with your interest here, and I'll help you find the availability and get you booked:



Wednesday, May 19, 2021

BIG NEWS! Europe to Reopen This Summer!

More great news comes today from the European Union as 27 member nations have endorsed the plan to allow foreign nationals who have been vaccinated in once again!  This is wonderful to see and will allow Americans to once again travel to Europe. 

#travelagain 



Thursday, April 29, 2021

BIG NEWS for Land Lovers & Cruise Lovers Alike!

EUROPE IS SET TO REOPEN!  
CRUISING FROM US PORTS LOOKS LIKELY THIS SUMMER! 

This week has brought some wonderful news for the travel industry and economies the world over, to be sure.  In this pair of exciting articles, we find that Europe is set to reopen to vaccinated Americans this summer, AND the CDC has now said that cruising could most likely resume from US ports this July.  Both of these are wonderful and long overdue announcements!  Stay tuned for more as the news gets shared. I'm so excited to see travel ramping up as more and more countries begin to reopen or announce their pending reopenings. And it's been exciting to watch the cruise lines find ways to resume cruising worldwide, but even better to see that the US is finally coming around to allowing it from our ports as well. 



Wednesday, April 28, 2021

NOW OPEN...Iceland! Welcoming Visitors Once Again in 2021

I'm pleased to say that ICELAND is once again open for travel! A place where you can descend into a dormant volcano one day, and snowmobile on a glacier the next. Where you can walk behind the plummeting waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss, and witness the blast of a mighty geyser from just a few feet away. In the winter, you could enjoy a private excursion into the darkness to search for the mesmerizing Northern Lights, dancing luminously in the sky above. And year-round, delight with a dip in the warm, misty-blue waters of the Blue Lagoon.
Iceland is welcoming both vaccinated US travelers and those with proof of antibodies. Reach out and speak with me by phone, email, or through my website to make your Iceland travel wishes a reality for your own independent travels in 2021 – or if you’d like to be part of a shared group travel experience, why not register to join my group in March 2022 to experience the wonders of the Aurora Borealis for yourself March 19-25, 2022.
clingren@cruiseplanners.com | 317.776.1733





Thursday, April 22, 2021

NEW for 2022! ZERO Supplement Solo Suites on Crystal River Cruises

Calling all solo travelers! Crystal Mozart, Europe’s most spacious river ship invites you to cruise the Danube in 2022 in one of 38 newly dedicated Solo Suites with zero single supplements on all voyages – an industry first. Beginning in Spring 2022, the all-suite, butler-serviced ship will cruise weekly from Vienna roundtrip on a 7-night Danube Dreams & Discoveries itinerary featuring overnights in the Austrian capital and Budapest trip to Salzburg from Linz, daytime cruising through the Wachau Valley and more.

From Michelin-inspired cuisine to unparalleled enrichment both aboard and     ashore, the Crystal River Experience is unrivaled among European river lines as shown here. Crystal Mozart will cruise at a reduced capacity with the highest crew-to-guest ratio of any ship on Europe’s waterways, further elevating Crystal’s genuine hospitality. At 219 square feet, Crystal Mozart’s Solo Suites are up to 56% larger than comparable guest rooms on the rivers of Europe, a tempting opportunity for you to relax and discover the joys of cruising with Crystal. 

 

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

NEW! Expanded Partner Portfolio for Golf Vacations

I am very excited to announce a new partnership catering to our golf-loving friends out there. Golfpac Travel has joined the list of approved supplier partners for Cruise Planners expanding our portfolio of planning resources to help provide outstanding travel experiences for you! Golfpac Travel has been a leader in Golf Vacations for over 35 years, offering more than 600+ golf courses in the US and internationally under their Hiddenlinks division, specializing in Scotland and Ireland, plus in the Caribbean within Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. Together we can customize your perfect Golf vacations, from house rentals, 5-star resorts, to securing Tee Times at the most desired golf courses in the US and UK. Contact us for more info!

Intrigued? Reach out and let's chat. Know someone who might be? Please share this with them!
317.776.1733 | clingren@cruiseplanners.com | www.icanshowyoutheworld.vacations
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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!  

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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


#travel #adventure #tourism #vacation #theinternetisforlookingbuttravelagentsareforbooking   #exploremore   #supportsmallbusinesses #travelagent #getbacktonature #skivacation #skitrip #skiing #snow #WinterGetaway 

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