From Chandris To Celebrity

From Chandris To Celebrity

The Chandris Line was the precursor of Celebrity Cruises.

One of the ships operated by Chandris was the beautiful Liner America previously owned by the United States Line and initially captained by Demitrios Challioris who had been in charge of a crude oil tanker in Southampton.

Chandris bought the largest passenger liner ever in Greece called the Australis. The Australis had served extensively as a troop ship during the second world war so underwent a major refit and became a one-class configuration geared to carry 2300 passengers. The aft promenade decks were extended, a swimming poolwas added, and air conditioning was installed. She made 3 month voyages around the world from Bremerhaven, Rotterdam, Southampton, Casablanca, Las Palmas, Cape Town,(or through the Mediterranean via Gibraltar, Naples, Malta, Piraeus, Port Said and Aden), Freemantle, Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland, Suva, Tahiti, Acapulco, Balboa, Cristobal, Port Everglades and return to Southampton.

Chandris Lines also had the Australian Government’s prized immigrant contract bringing tens of thousands of new immigrants out to major ports in Australia The ships were always sold out so that there were 3 sittings for dinner and special sittings for kids. P&O, a rival cruise line, had ceased the line voyage business to Australia so that the Australis was now known as “the world’s largest express liner” .

In 1977 Australis tried a new itinerary from the South Pacific to points in South America to Portugal.

Interest in Sea Travel at that time was low and Australis and became the sole remaining liner on the trade.

New Immigrants now traveled by jet.

In November of 1977 Australis was laid up.

In 1978 she was sold to US investors.

They mismanaged the ship and their company, Venture Cruises, was declared bankrupt.

Guess who bought the ship in bankruptcy court?

Chandris Lines.

For million less than the amount for which they sold her four months earlier!

The ship was laid up and sold in 1992.

Celebrity Cruises was created by Chandris Lines as a separate luxury cruise line, initially using Chandris’s Galileo, which was renamed Meridian after she was rebuilt. She was joined by the new ships Horizon and Zenith in 1990 and 1992.

In 1989 there was a need in the Cruise Industry for a luxury product at a decent price.

Chandris wanted to establish a worldwide standard for cruising by The company was determined to set a new, worldwide standard for cruising.

Exceptional Cuisine and all its facets became the mainstay of the Celebrity Cruise experience.

Master Chefs serve as the line’s revered culinary and wine consultants since its founding.

In 1995 Celebrity introduced the so called Century Class Fleet with an Industry first:

Luxurious Spa Experiences.

In 1997, Celebrity Cruises merged with Royal Caribbean International, bringing together two extraordinary cruise brands within one corporation, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Today Royal Caribbean uses 29 Cruise Liners.

Cruising has become so popular that from 2000 to 2002 Royal Caribbean doubled its passenger capacity.

Its newest ships use gas turbine engines reducing exhaust emissions by 95% and have become traveling art shows as well. They boast original paneling and artifacts from famous transatlantic luxury liners.

In 2001, building on the strengths of both the Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises brands,

Royal Celebrity Tours was started to offer truly unique vacations in Alaska, Canada and Europe, combining outstanding cruises with exceptional pre- or post-cruise land tour packages now known as “cruisetours.”

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From Chandris To Celebrity

From Chandris To Celebrity

The Chandris Line was the precursor of Celebrity Cruises.

One of the ships operated by Chandris was the beautiful Liner America previously owned by the United States Line and initially captained by Demitrios Challioris who had been in charge of a crude oil tanker in Southampton.

Chandris bought the largest passenger liner ever in Greece called the Australis. The Australis had served extensively as a troop ship during the second world war so underwent a major refit and became a one-class configuration geared to carry 2300 passengers. The aft promenade decks were extended, a swimming poolwas added, and air conditioning was installed. She made 3 month voyages around the world from Bremerhaven, Rotterdam, Southampton, Casablanca, Las Palmas, Cape Town,(or through the Mediterranean via Gibraltar, Naples, Malta, Piraeus, Port Said and Aden), Freemantle, Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland, Suva, Tahiti, Acapulco, Balboa, Cristobal, Port Everglades and return to Southampton.

Chandris Lines also had the Australian Government’s prized immigrant contract bringing tens of thousands of new immigrants out to major ports in Australia The ships were always sold out so that there were 3 sittings for dinner and special sittings for kids. P&O, a rival cruise line, had ceased the line voyage business to Australia so that the Australis was now known as “the world’s largest express liner” .

In 1977 Australis tried a new itinerary from the South Pacific to points in South America to Portugal.

Interest in Sea Travel at that time was low and Australis and became the sole remaining liner on the trade.

New Immigrants now traveled by jet.

In November of 1977 Australis was laid up.

In 1978 she was sold to US investors.

They mismanaged the ship and their company, Venture Cruises, was declared bankrupt.

Guess who bought the ship in bankruptcy court?

Chandris Lines.

For million less than the amount for which they sold her four months earlier!

The ship was laid up and sold in 1992.

Celebrity Cruises was created by Chandris Lines as a separate luxury cruise line, initially using Chandris’s Galileo, which was renamed Meridian after she was rebuilt. She was joined by the new ships Horizon and Zenith in 1990 and 1992.

In 1989 there was a need in the Cruise Industry for a luxury product at a decent price.

Chandris wanted to establish a worldwide standard for cruising by The company was determined to set a new, worldwide standard for cruising.

Exceptional Cuisine and all its facets became the mainstay of the Celebrity Cruise experience.

Master Chefs serve as the line’s revered culinary and wine consultants since its founding.

In 1995 Celebrity introduced the so called Century Class Fleet with an Industry first:

Luxurious Spa Experiences.

In 1997, Celebrity Cruises merged with Royal Caribbean International, bringing together two extraordinary cruise brands within one corporation, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Today Royal Caribbean uses 29 Cruise Liners.

Cruising has become so popular that from 2000 to 2002 Royal Caribbean doubled its passenger capacity.

Its newest ships use gas turbine engines reducing exhaust emissions by 95% and have become traveling art shows as well. They boast original paneling and artifacts from famous transatlantic luxury liners.

In 2001, building on the strengths of both the Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises brands,

Royal Celebrity Tours was started to offer truly unique vacations in Alaska, Canada and Europe, combining outstanding cruises with exceptional pre- or post-cruise land tour packages now known as “cruisetours.”

Thank you for reading this post about caribbean cruises.

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Cruising Through A Hurricane

Cruising Through A Hurricane

Planning on a Caribbean destination in the late summer or autumn months? You are in luck! Cruise prices are at its lowest that time of the year. However, there is just one little problem: hurricane season!

Cruising all year long is becoming more popular in the Caribbean, so those brave souls who book during the height of hurricane season should be prepared for last minute changes or diversions in their cruise travel plans. Hurricane season is officially from June 1st to November 30th. However, Mother Nature’s fury is often erratic depending on where you are traveling. For instance, mid to late August on through late September tend to be top times for storms on the East Coast of the United States as well as the Eastern Caribbean territories. Other areas of the Caribbean are more storm active in the latter part of the autumn season.

Theoretically, your chances of encountering a hurricane on your cruise are small. But, the likelihood is there, so a traveler must keep that in mind when booking a cruise. Be advised that certain destination ports in your cruise may be skipped because of storm risks. So, if you have your heart set on a certain Caribbean stop, perhaps the best recourse is for you to plan your cruise for a different time of year.

Safety is of utmost importance to cruise lines. After all, they want your repeat business! Their policy is to steer clear of any storms. Because of years of experience sailing in all types of weather, all cruise lines have emergency plans of action in place in the probability of encountering a storm. They also have sophisticated equipment to continually monitor the weather for any possible changes in the forecast.

Since cruise lines make it a point to steer clear of storms, sometimes the cruise ships have to divert to alternate ports of call. This usually happens when their regularly scheduled stops are threatened or bombarded by storms or hurricanes. One problem cruise ships can encounter is that the calmer ports of call may be full with not only the regularly scheduled ships but also other cruises also looking for a temporary safe haven from the storm. In this instance, your cruise ship will just continue to sail, diverting to calmer seas, sometimes adding a few days to your journey.

Unfortunately no refunds are given for any deviations to the cruise itinerary. Cruise lines have the discretion to switch ports of call. Be sure to read the microscopic print in your cruise agreement and paperwork. If you feel that you don’t want anything left to chance, you can always buy an insurance policy for your travels that covers interruptions due to weather conditions. Find out what all the fine print means on that policy before you set sail though!

So what happens if a hurricane shifts suddenly? Your cruise ship can often elude the storm simply because of its speed. However, that does not mean you won’t experience any turbulent seas. You can bet that the ship’s infirmary will be bombarded with travelers seeking seasickness medications!

Basically, when traveling during hurricane season, you have to be flexible. Plan a few extra days of being gone, just in case. Keep track of the weather starting a week or two before you set sail. Pack your Dramamine or whatever seasickness remedies you prefer. Most of all have fun and go with the flow.

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How To Choose The Best Hotel For Your Trip

Travel can be an amazing source of inspiration, but if things go wrong, it can take on a nightmarish quality, instead. No one wants to go on a vacation that’s more aggravating than relaxing. Fortunately, you can protect yourself against some common travel mistakes and stresses, by following a few easy tips.

When traveling internationally, do not keep all your valuables in one place. Separate your passport, identifying information and cash and travelers checks from each other. Unfortunately, tourists tend to keep these items together, and in the event that they misplace a bag or are the victim of theft, they lose all their essential documents.

When flying, always have a bottle of water handy. Drinking plenty of fluids will ensure that your body stays hydrated during the flight. The air inside the cabin is extremely dry, playing havoc with your body. Don’t substitute alcohol or caffeine for water, as this can make dehydration worse.

Take an extra debit card with you while traveling. Things sometimes get lost on long trips. If you can, keep an extra debit card handy. Having too much cash on hand is often a bad idea. An extra debit card is much less risky and far easier to keep track of.

Plan your packing. In these days of baggage fees and weight limits, most travelers carry one suitcase. To fit everything in, you need to be a smart packer. Check the weather forecast for your destination and choose outfits that you can mix and match. Opt for layers, which can easily be added or removed as the temperature changes. Also remember to wear your heavier/bulkier shoes so that they don’t hog too much space in your luggage.

Pack some plastic bags when going on a longer trip. Plastic bags always come in handy when you spill something, for toiletries or if you have some dirty laundry. Meanwhile, some places have laundry opportunities, so it is always useful to carry a plastic bag with you to keep your dirty laundry in.

Before you arrive at your travel destination, search the internet to find a blogger who posts about what’s happening in this city. Take the time to email the blogger and ask for his or her recommendations about where you should go. This is a great way to get the inside scoop on your vacation spot.

When you get to your hotel, check the alarm clock. In some cases, the last person who stayed in the hotel will have previously set the alarm. If you do not wish to be awakened at four in the morning, you may want to double check the all the alarms.

Whether you are traveling abroad or within the United States, you can save a bundle on airfare by employing some simple strategies. Look into flying with smaller airlines. If traveling overseas, you can often save money by choosing a flight that includes your destination as a stop rather than a final destination. If you’re willing to get up early or stay up late, “red-eye”� flights are frequently discounted. Being flexible in your flight plans can free up some cash for additional entertainment or souvenirs.

Make your travel plans without locking yourself into advance booking. While you can get a good deal this way, you are asked to pay in advance for the length of your trip, and you don’t have the flexibility to cancel or change the dates of your trip. Particularly if you know that your plans could change, pay a little more and stay at a hotel that will let you adjust the dates of your stay up until a day before your arrival.

When traveling, always know the number of doors between your hotel room and the exit. If there is a fire, you will have to quickly move to the stairwell. If the fire produces a lot of smoke, you may not be able to see, so feeling the doors and counting until you reach the right one may be your only option.

It is helpful to label your power cords when you are traveling. Most people travel with a lot of different electronic devices. Not all of them will need to be constantly plugged in, so many people invariably leave one of the cords behind. If you write your name and phone number on masking tape and wrap the tape around your power cord, you have a much better chance of getting it back.

Use a broomstick to lock your sliding door. Sliding doors are difficult to safely secure. Their locks aren’t always the best but you can fortify them by placing a cut-off broomstick in the channel behind the sliding panel. Cut the broomstick so that it is long enough to reach from the inside edge of the sliding door to the opposite door frame. It’s simple, and it’s cheap. Just explain it to all the members of the household – you do not want it to be a fire hazard either.

With this array of tips in your arsenal, traveling will be a breeze, not a pain. These are simple ideas, but simple acts can be an extremely effective preventative. Simple sense is all you need to keep a travel experience positive and fun, even when you’re venturing way off the beaten track.

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Experience the Splendor with Caribbean Cruises

Experience the Splendor with Caribbean Cruises

Imagine yourself traveling all over the world. You enjoy the breathtaking scenes and the pampering weather temperature. The world is indeed a paradise….

The humankind is blessed with not only thousands but also millions of natural wonders. Every country in the world has so many natural resources that they can be proud of. From the top to the bottom of the world map, you can see surrounding water and land resources.

It is quite difficult for the cruisers to choose the best place to visit because they have several cruising destinations to choose from. They expect a cruising experience the Splendor with Caribbean Cruises

Imagine yourself traveling all over the world. You enjoy the breathtaking scenes and the pampering weather temperature. The world is indeed a paradise….

The humankind is blessed with not only thousands but also millions of natural wonders. Every country in the world has so many things that can be proud of. From the top to the bottom of the world map, you can see surrounding water and land resources.

It is quite difficult for the cruisers to choose the best place to visit because they have several to cruising destinations to choose from. They want to make their cruising trip an experience that they will surely never forget. An incident, which they could look back to with memorable and exciting happenings.

Caribbean is one of the most desirable cruising destinations for the cruisers. It consists of several islands than can offer peculiar cruising experiences. Once you have tried it, you will tell yourself that nothing can be compared with your experience here.

Before, it was just a dream for you. To travel and to sail on the terrific waters of the Caribbean as you cross the miles and miles of ocean surrounding you and your fellow cruisers. You will also hear the splashing sound of the wave as it hits the big rocks along the shores.

Caribbean cruise is certainly an enchanting experience. The islands in the Caribbean are dream come true for all the cruisers. The islands on the place are unique compared to other islands, because these are in chains. You will have a chance to hop from one island to another since they are linked with each other.

Cruising in Caribbean is also fascinating because of its modernity, which is why if you are a nature lover who lives in a modern way of living you can easily adopt yourself with Caribbean cruising.

The cruise has plenty of remarkable experiences to offer. You will witness a land of abundant vegetation, fine-looking beaches and green forests. Despite of the wealth that you can see in the modern resorts of Caribbean, you will still experience the prosperity of the nature reserves that the places have.

There you will feel the irresistible temperature of the dense rain forest, which can be found only in Puerto Rico and Bonaire’s resort. Likewise, the climate is also incomparable to all other places because it is just perfect for your swimming in the sea, sight seeing along the shore and snorkeling.

Even from the start, Caribbean cruises possess an exciting appeal for the cruisers. The climate that the island has is warm which is exceptional to other beaches. You will also be enchanted with the coral reefs that are visible because of the very clear and clean water of the sea.

Aside from the natural wonders that you will also witness in Caribbean cruising, shopping is another attraction offered. This is good news for shopping lovers.. It is also a fun experience in Caribbean to shop for your most desired souvenirs from your trip. Shopping is also an exciting activity that you can do there; all the prices are friendly because these are base from duty free prices.

Caribbean cruising presents you various itineraries that you can visit. It is up to you to decide the places that you want to see and take an adventure in Caribbean. In the same manner, they can also offer you with wide choices of destination such as a two-day trip or if you will prefer a longer voyage.

Most of the cruisers in Caribbean often choose to have a longer travel in the islands. They want to maximize their stay in the place because it will take them another season to spend their visit in Caribbean. A couple of day’s trip in Caribbean will allow you to take a glimpse on the richness of culture of Caribbean people. You will also be acquainted about their history and the kind of people residing in Caribbean.

Lastly, Caribbean cruises are also best for your families. You can spend school holidays of your children with Caribbean cruises. This is the perfect moment where you can bond with your families and spend sometime with them as they enjoy the splendor of the islands of Caribbean.

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Hotel, Motel, Or Inn? Picking The Right Place To Stay

Every year, tons of people book their dream vacations. For some, the vacation goes as planned, and a good time is had by all. For others, however, what should be a pleasurable time is ruined simply because they picked the wrong hotel. Don’t let that happen to you. You can prevent it by applying the tips you find below.

To find the best deals on hotels consider a travel agent. Many times travel agents can find wonderful hotels at a great price. When booking with a travel agent, ensure that the agent knows both your wants and your needs. This will allow the travel agent to shop for both and offer you choices.

To minimize your travel expenses when you are staying near a resort area like Walt Disney World, choose a hotel that offers a complimentary shuttle to nearby attractions. In this sort of area, you shouldn’t need to rent a car. Instead, use a cab to get to your hotel and then use the shuttle to enjoy the fun.

When traveling with children, be sure the hotels you choose offer features the kids will enjoy. A playground on site is very helpful. A pool with plenty of shallow area and/or a kiddie pool will provide great play time. Also check to see if the hotel you are interested in offers a child care service.

Know when you are able to check in and get your room. People sometimes forget when they will be let into their rooms, showing up early only to learn that their room isn’t ready yet. If you anticipate arriving before check-in time, make a call to the hotel and inquire if you can arrive early.

If you know that you will need to make phone calls from your hotel room, check to make sure you will have free Wi-Fi service. Rather than using the in-room phone, and getting charged an arm and a leg, use an Internet phone service that is free. For example, both Skype and Line are possibilities.

If you want to have a massage with your partner on your vacation, make sure that you schedule an appointment with a masseuse as early as possible. Most of the best masseurs will be reserved by name ahead of time. You’ve got to get in your reservation early to get the best masseur or masseuses.

When traveling with small children, try to choose a hotel that caters to them. Most hotels offer cribs. Some have playgrounds and/or pools to help keep your kids entertained. Some even offer or children’s programs during the day or babysitters at night. Many hotels do not charge extra for children under a certain age to stay in the same room with their parents.

It is often helpful to choose a hotel that includes a free breakfast. While many of the breakfasts are not elaborate, they offer you a way to start your day off right without having to search for a place to eat. Many hotels offer a continental breakfast that includes, coffee, tea and pastries while others offer cereal, eggs, pancakes, waffles and other breakfast foods.

It is not a good idea to place the “maid service needed” sign on your door at a hotel. This is a dead giveaway that you are not in the room. It can attract people who want to steal your valuables. It is better to notify the desk when you need maid service than to leave out the sign.

When you travel, go through AAA to find hotel accommodations easier.` Hotel and rental car discounts are available to AAA members. Those who have small children will be pleased to find car seats available for free.

Use social media to your advantage if you want to get fresh deals on hotel stays. Many hotels offer deals and freebies to people that “Like” their page. In addition, giving them praise on social media is a great way to snag an upgrade and/or a special rate that has not been advertised.

To save money on a trip when you are traveling with a large family, choose a hotel that offers a free breakfast. Even if it’s just continental fare, you’re saving a significant amount of money by cutting out having to pay for that one meal each day on the road.

To avoid spending or each time you want a soda at a hotel, throw a six- or twelve-pack into the car when you head out on the road. For almost as much money as that one soda, you can have a dozen of them chilling on ice in the room, or in the mini-fridge.

Now that you have read this piece, you are much more likely to book great accommodations. Remember to apply these tips as you look for your hotel. You will have a great time on your vacation without having to worry about where you are going to stay. It will be great!

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Celebrating Spring Break Aboard A Cruise Ship

Celebrating Spring Break Aboard A Cruise Ship

Are you a hardworking college student? If so, are you looking hardy to attend break? Spring breach is an humongous break that all college students in the United States are granted. Unlike episode breaks, present break is often a time to vacation, let loose, and have fun with your friends.

Selecting a support crack intention is a quite yielding process. There are a high rise number among of college students who flock to the most popular spring break destinations. These destinations include Cancun, South Beach, the Bahamas, or Panama City. Each of these destinations is famous for their sunny weather and amazing nightlife. Despite their popularity, these beaches often become overcrowded during spring break. If you are interested in swaying away from the norm, you may want to consider spending your spring break aboard a cruise ship.

When it comes to cruise ships, crowded tribe mistakenly credit they are secluded for family vacations or earnest getaways. The verisimilitude is that you can take a cruise at just about any point in your life and go just about anywhere you want. That includes spring break. If you are interested in spending your break partying and enjoying life, you do not have to worry. There are a number of cruise lines that have cruise ships that are just for you.

To boast a cruise ship that allows adventure, partying, and resourceful fun, you bequeath appetite to finish a untroublesome bit of research. This research involves familiarizing yourself with popular cruise lines and the ships they offer. If you are looking to examine popular cruise lines, you are encouraged to learn more about Celebrity Cruises, Carnival Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean, or Costa Cruises. In addition to these well-know cruise lines, it is likely that you will come across additional cruise lines offering fun filled cruises, all around the world.

When you are searching for a cruise underside that offers reflex and adventure, you are hopeful to pursue now from ships that duty families. Family cruises are often limited on the amount of gambling or alcohol assumption that goes on. If gambling and alcohol consumption is allowed, excess amounts are often frowned upon. To avoid confrontation, you are encouraged to stay away from these family cruise lines. That is unless you plan on spending your spring break with your family.

In adjunct to native cruises, you may hankering to discount cruise ships that purpose couples. These reverent cruises are repeatedly geared towards couples that are interested in experiencing a romantic and relaxing cruise. If you are traveling with your partner, a romantic cruise may be acceptable for your needs. Gambling and alcohol consumption is allowed aboard most romantic cruises, but excessive amounts are also often frowned upon.

To asset the discharge cruise boat for your summer vacation, you are buoyant to jewel a cruise craft
that targets those exploration adventures. In addition to offering exciting onboard activities, you are likely to find that the land adventures are just as fun. Many party cruises or adventure cruises dock in well-known ports. These ports may have activities that are just what you are looking for.

Spending your evening aboard a cruise bottom is the procure technic to welcome your break. This unique call experience will often eliminate overcrowded beaches and unsafe adventures. Aboard a cruise ship you can safely enjoy your break, while having fun at the same time.

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Find A Great Hotel Room With This Advice

You finally have time to take a vacation. You chose a vacation destination. Now, you are faced with the task of finding accomodations. There are so many options in hotels, just how should you go about finding and booking the right one? This article will give you some tips in the process.

You can find good deals on hotel rooms using online travel sites. If you are a member of a hotel loyalty program, make sure to indicate this when searching for rates. Some organizations like AAA and AARP offer lodging discounts for a variety of hotel chains.

If you are traveling for work and staying at a hotel, ask for a room at least some reasonable distance from the pool area. You will probably want to be in a room where you can concentrate. The noise levels near a pool can be distracting. Pick a quiet room where you can be productive.

To keep your family active and engaged when you are in a hotel far from home, talk to the concierge when you check in to get a list of nearby attractions. At the end of each day, sit down and map out a plan for the next morning. This gives you more vacation time and less time sitting in front of a television waiting to decide what to do.

Do comparison shopping online. Often you”ll need to do some comparison shopping to find the best deals out there. Some quick web searches can do you a lot of good. There you’ll see who has the best prices for hotels in the areas you are considering. It can save you some real cash.

To save a little bit of money on the cost of your hotel room, whether you are booking over the phone or online, see if there is a discount for paying at the time of booking rather than waiting to pay at checkout. Often this can make the difference between queen and king beds, or between a room and a suite.

One way to save money when traveling is to search for a hotel that offers a free continental breakfast. This can save you a lot of money if you are staying for a week. Many of the top hotel chains offer large continental breakfasts consisting of breakfast meats, pastries and drinks.

If you travel often and prefer one hotel brand, consider signing up for a loyalty program. These programs offer free room upgrades, a free night’s stay after so many days and other advantages. To get the most from this service, sign up to be alerted of specials the hotel may run from time to time.

Make location a top priority when it comes to searching for hotels. If you are going to be staying in a city and want to sight-see, it may not be wise to stay in a hotel 30 minutes away from all the action. Ask the hotel about attractions close by or look up their location on the Internet.

It is often helpful to choose a hotel that includes a free breakfast. While many of the breakfasts are not elaborate, they offer you a way to start your day off right without having to search for a place to eat. Many hotels offer a continental breakfast that includes, coffee, tea and pastries while others offer cereal, eggs, pancakes, waffles and other breakfast foods.

To get a workout without leaving your hotel room, take your suspension training gear along. Most systems fit into a bag that doesn’t weigh more than three or four pounds, and all you need is a door frame to attach the system to. You can get a solid strength training workout by using your body weight to provide resistance.

If you are looking for deals on a hotel room, you may have to go straight to the source yourself. Many hotels do not post ads all over the Internet offering discounts. You usually have to find them yourself. Simply call potential hotels and ask them if they have any promotions or discounts.

Use social media to your advantage if you want to get fresh deals on hotel stays. Many hotels offer deals and freebies to people that “Like” their page. In addition, giving them praise on social media is a great way to snag an upgrade and/or a special rate that has not been advertised.

When staying in a hotel room, are you sometimes concerned with the safety and security of your room? For less than dollars you can alleviate these fears. Purchase a rubber doorstop and always pack it with your other essentials when traveling. It is simple to use and is highly effective. Simply wedge the doorstop under the inside of the door. Combined with the door’s deadlock, no one stands a chance of coming through your door uninvited.

Finding the right hotel for your dream vacation can be tricky. If you don’t know what you are doing, you can end up overpaying for something that will not meet your expectations. This article provided tips that can help you make the right choice. Keep these in mind next time you have to book a hotel.

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The Perks of Travel Nursing

The Perks of Travel Nursing

Travel nursing is nursing that allows a nurse to work for a few months in one hospital before moving on to another hospital that is in a different part of the country. Hospitals and medical facility’s use travel nurses because they feel that they can benefit from the travel nurses expertise, to help get a new facility up and running, and to act as a mentor for a novice staff. But why would anybody become a travel nurse.

A huge reason nurses pursue travel nursing careers is the money. Travel nurses make significantly more money per hour then their contemporaries who work in just one hospital. Travel nurses do not get paid directly by the hospital they are working for. Typically the travel nursing agency collects and hands out the travel nurses salary.

Travel nurses love traveling. Through their jobs they can not only visit different parts of the country they can actually live and work in various parts of the country. They get to see how medical services differ from one part of the country to the next.

Travel nurses know that if and when they meet a co-worker that they don’t get along with, they know that it isn’t a big deal. They will only have to deal with them for a few months and then they will be moving onto a different location.

Travel nurses make lots and lots of new friends all over the county.

The average travel nurse enjoys excellent medical and dental benefits. In most situations agencies that specialize in travel nurses offer these medical and dental benefits to lure travel nurses to their agency. Some nursing agencies also have 401K plans.

Working as a travel nurse is an excellent way to build a fantastic resume. The things a nurse learns during their experience as a travel nurse will go a long way to obtaining a successful job in a home hospital when the nurse is ready to cease their nomadic ways. The people you meet working as a travel nurse will be valuable references, before completing a work assignment make sure you keep a record of names and phone numbers that you can use as references when you are ready to find a permanent nursing position.

Some travel nursing agencies offer their nurses an additional way to make some extra money by offering a bonus each time the nurse makes a successful referral. Because the travel nurse is constantly working at hospitals and medical facility’s that are full of brand new nurses the opportunity to encourage referrals is endless. Some agency’s also offer their travel nurses a completion bonus when a job has been finished.

Some times friends who have gone through nursing school together decide that travel nursing is something they can do together. Working in tandem means that the travel nurse always see familiar face no matter where they go.

Some travel nurses enjoy the experience of working in various parts of the country they decide to further their traveling careers by offering to work at missionaries and hospitals all over the world.

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Read These Tips To Find Good Deals For Your Next Vacation.

In the world of traveling, there are plenty of great resources available to both new and experienced travelers alike. There are many websites, guides, books, videos, and other resources available. This article contains some of the best tips for helping a new traveler become a smart traveler.

Check out user reviews. The experiences of others who have traveled to the same location can be much more helpful than the biased sales information from the destination itself. Also, check out guest-contributed photos, which will be more real and less doctored than the professional photos. Be sure to look for recent reviews, and find ones written by people having similar vacation needs to your own.

Count doors before you count sheep. When you arrive at your hotel, count the number of doors between your room and the stairs. In case of a fire with heavy smoke, you will be able to feel along the wall and know when you’ve reached the exit. This most likely will not happen, but, as always, you’re better safe than sorry.

If you’re going on a cruise, pack a snorkle with you. Then when you stop at one of the locations, hit the beach and do a bit of snorkling. You’ll be amazed at what you can see while snorking, especially if your cruise is in the Caribbean. And buying a snorkle is a lot cheaper than paying for a snorkle tour!

Register your trip with the US State Department. Doing so will give them a way to contact you or your family in the event of an emergency. The State Department provides this service free of charge to American citizens who are traveling to foreign soil, so it doesn’t make sense not to take advantage of it.

When you are traveling, be careful not to skip meals. If you are out sightseeing or participating in other touristic activities, you are going to need the energy. Plus, stopping and having a meal is a great way to meet locals, sample some local cuisine, and experience elements of the culture you might have otherwise missed out on.

When you book a hotel online,(especially when you don’t book directly through the hotel’s own website), it is important to call the hotel directly to confirm your reservation. Calling ahead will prevent you from arriving at the hotel, exhausted and ready to sleep, and finding out that they have no record of your reservation.

During the trip, post to the social media networks all about where you are and the sites you are seeing. These posts not only let friends and family know you are safe, they also can be used to come up with great destination recommendations! You may be surprised how many of your friends have inside information on places to go and important sites to see.

When traveling by car in the winter it is important to make frequent rest stops. Driving in the winter is more tiring than driving in the summer. You will want to make time to stop to stretch your legs. Taking a few minutes from driving will make a great amount of difference in improving your alertness behind the wheel.

When traveling overseas, do not be afraid to use your cell phone if you need to make a brief call home. You may be charged a high fee, but you can avoid the stress of trying to figure out how to use phone cards. If you need to make several calls, consider using a phone service that operates over the internet.

Adjust to a new time zone faster by spending time in the sun. When you arrive at your destination, try to get plenty of sun exposure on your first and second days. This will help “set” your circadian rhythm to be in line with the local time zone and help you get over jet lag faster.

Check the weather for your destination prior to packing. You are sure to be able to find the information about the weather on the internet and it will help you to pack a little lighter. Many airlines will charge for luggage that weighs too much so only take what you need with you for your trip.

To best plan your travel, do research ahead of time. People often read guidebooks, but there is a new spin thanks to the Internet. Check out feedback of local establishments on review sites, search for blog posts on the city you are visiting and read information on travel forums.

After reading these tips, you can begin to understand what it takes to become a smarter traveler. There is a lot of information and you need to know how to use it. Keeping that in mind, you can refine your own traveling plans so that you can relax and enjoy your next trip.

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Discount Cruises: Great Vacation at a Cheap Price

Discount Cruises: Great Vacation at a Cheap Price

What could be more relaxing and a romantic vacation than going on vacation on a cruise ship. If you are considering taking a vacation, taking a cruise should be on your list. It is a great way to spend vacation with your family or consider it as your honeymoon getaway. Many people would really like to go on a cruise because of the beauty and comfort this type of vacation can offer.

Imagine, a week or more of thinking of nothing but relaxing. As you are traveling to an exotic location in a cruise ship, you won’t have the same amenities and services as you would in traveling by plane. It’s true that planes can take you to your location faster but, cruise ships offer comfort and a lot more activities while traveling. You can take a dip in the cruise ship’s swimming pool while enjoying the view of the fantastic ocean or you can socialize with other passengers in the bar. At night, you can have a luxurious dinner on a real dining room, unlike on cramped spaces on airplanes. You can also have a relaxing massage with the cruise ship’s onboard masseuse. Traveling by cruise ships can get you to your vacation spot more relaxed and more satisfied that traveling by airplane.

However, many people believe that traveling by cruise ships can be expensive. This is a common misconception of people. There are different cruise travel packages that can suit almost every type of people. If you can afford it, you can take the more expensive package that will include butlers tending to your bar in your own suite or if you prefer to save money, you can try the economy class. Both of this is basically the same, if you’re traveling in economy class, you won’t be treated as an outcast or an unwelcome guest.

The crews in cruise ships are very professional and treats economy class passengers the same as they would treat first class passengers. The only difference is that a first class passenger has bigger rooms and usually has butler services.

All passengers can mingle in the ship’s bar and in the casino. All can use the facilities in the ship, like swimming pools, Jacuzzis, and others.

The food offered in cruises has wide variety, you can choose to have a luxurious dinner or you can simply have hamburgers or hotdogs for lunch. Whatever you want, it’s usually all there.

Here are some tips that you can use as a guide when you want to have a cheap cruise.

• Inquire in travel agencies. A good travel agent can provide you with great cruises that can suit your tastes in travel. He or she can find the best cruise available with your budget. Tell your travel agent on how much you are willing to spend on a cruise and how many will be traveling with you. They usually can always get you the best deals possible even in your limited budget. Just remember to find a travel agent that specializes in cruise travels and vacations.

• Booking early means discounts. Cruise lines offer big discounts for customers who book early. Booking a month early before the cruise can give you great discounts. Cruise lines offer early bird discounts because they want to fill their ships early.

• Booking late also means big discounts. It cannot be avoided that some passengers will cancel the trip on the last minute. This would make cruise lines offer big discounts to fill their ships.

• Inquire about theme packages. Theme packages are great if you are traveling with your family or a group of friends. Many cruise line companies offer discount for group travelers. Also, if you are traveling for your honeymoon, most cruise lines offer honeymoon discounts.

• Look for packages in the internet. Visit cruise websites to find out about different cruise line packages and their prices. Here, you will have a wide variety of choices for cruise packages and you can also compare the price. There are also some cruise lines that offer online booking discounts.

• If you have traveled in cruise ships before, it is recommended that you travel again on the same cruise line that you traveled with before. Many cruise lines offer discounts for repeat passengers.

Here is something that you should keep in mind. A real bargain is not by basing it on the price alone but it should be based on how you are satisfied with the trip. If a cruise exceeds your expectations and you go home happy and satisfied, then that’s a real bargain. Going on cruise vacation should be enjoyable and relaxing. If you paid on a cheap cruise but didn’t get what you expected, then it is a failed vacation.

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