Friday, January 8, 2010

The Wave!!!!

The wave is a term used in the cruising industry as a time when the cruise lines making their largest amount of bookings for the year.  The period lasts until about the end of March and during this time tens of thousands of Americans will book a cruise with one of these cruise lines.  To help motivate these bookings, the cruise lines will pull out all the stops with promotion after promotion.  Some of those promotions include:

Princess Cruises' Balcony Bonanza
Cunard's Queens Three Day Sale
NCL's Year of Freestyle
Holland America's View and Verandah Sale
MSC's Wave Sale

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Carnival Announces They Will Build Carnival Dream II

Today Carnival announced that they will be building a second edition of their new big ship Carnival Dream.  Wonder if it is to keep up with Royal Caribbean who will be debuting the Allure of the Seas, the sister ship of the recently lauched Oasis of the Seas.  I feel this is the direction the cruising industry is going with this ship, the Allure, and NCL's Epic all coming out in the near future.  I am not a big fan of the big mega ships and enjoy the small ships out there.  I feel you get a better, more personal experience with these smaller ships and these ships can get to a wider range of ports.  I feel these ships are being built for the person who needs to be constantly stimulated with some sort of activity.  My ideal day on the ship is a nice lounge chair by the pool watching the sea and sky go by.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Upgrd Podcast

The guys of are very experienced flyers who like to share their tips and travels of the aviation world.  They have a weekly podcast that discuss the current events of the aviation world and a couple of topics related to airlines and getting upgraded.

I highly recommend any flyers out there take a listen to the podcast because you will gain some great information.

The website is

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Save 15% on Your Next Southwest Roundtrip

Paypal is sponsoring 15% off a roundtrip airplane ticket on Southwest

Terms and Conditions
Limited number of promotion codes available for this offer.

15% discount valid for one-time use at off the total amount of any roundtrip purchase before taxes and fees.

Purchase must be made between November 3, 2009 and December 1, 2009 for travel November 3, 2009 through January 31, 2010.

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This promotion does not include Senior fares.

This promotion includes all Business Select, Anytime, and Wanna Get Away fares.

Discount does not include taxes and fees.

Roundtrip purchase required.

Changes made to the itinerary after purchase may eliminate qualifications for this promotion.

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