Disney Announces 2020 – Return to Greece & Dubrovnik & New Ports of Call

It is official, after a five-year hiatus  Disney Cruise Line will be returning to Greece the summer of 2020.  Disney will be heading back to Greece with three new Mediterranean voyages, departing out of Rome.  Guests will have the opportunity to choose a 9-night or 12-night adventure aboard the Disney Magic, where guests can marvel at the beautiful landscapes and archeological wonders of destinations like Piraeus, the gateway to Athens; Katakolon, near ancient Olympia; and the islands of Santorini, Mykonos and Crete.  These amazing itineraries also include other incredible destinations in the Mediterranean region such as Messina (Sicily), where guests can visit landmarks such as Mount Etna, the highest most active volcano in Europe, or Piazza del Duomo, the city’s historic center.  The “Pearl of the Adriatic”, Dubrovnik, Croatia is also an option on the 9-night sailing.

There are also additional new ports of call in Europe include Gdynia, Poland; Nordfjordeid, Norway; Plymouth, England; and Zeebrugge, Belgium. This new collection of destinations is part of the Disney Magic’s grand tour of Europe in the summer of 2020, which begins with sailings through the Mediterranean and Greek Isles before heading to northern Europe in late summer for cruises to the Baltic, the British Isles and Norwegian fjords.

Alaskan Adventures
In 2020, the Disney Wonder will return to Alaska for the summer season, opening up a world of breathtaking natural vistas, magnificent glaciers and awe-inspiring wildlife. These seven-night itineraries depart from Vancouver, Canada, with visits to Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, Icy Strait Point and Dawes Glacier.

Tropical Travel to the Caribbean and Bahamas
In addition to seven-night eastern and western Caribbean cruises from Port Canaveral, near Orlando, Florida, the Disney Fantasy will embark on a variety of itineraries to the Caribbean and Bahamas throughout the summer of 2020. These include five- and nine-night Caribbean sailings, along with three-, four- and five-night Bahamian cruises, two of which feature two stops at Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay.

The Disney Dream will provide even more opportunities for guests to visit Castaway Cay in the summer of 2020 with three-, four- and five-night Bahamian cruises, including a series of cruises with two calls on the private island paradise.

Guided Experiences with Adventures by Disney
In summer 2020, Disney Cruise Line guests can enrich their cruise vacation with a variety of add-on packages from Adventures by Disney. Highlights include brand-new ways to experience the Caribbean, a return to Alaska and popular packages in northern Europe and the Mediterranean.

When To Book Summer 2020 Itineraries
Platinum, Gold or Silver Castaway Club members, can take advantage of the opportunity to book summer 2020 itineraries before they go on sale to the general public on March 7, 2019. Book either online or by phone during the designated booking window.

  • March 4, 2019: Platinum Members
  • March 5, 2019: Platinum and Gold Members
  • March 6, 2019: Platinum, Gold and Silver Members
  • March 7, 2019: all Guests

How to Book

 

2021 River Collection – Crystal River Cruises

Crystal River Cruises has released their amazing 2021 cruise collection and it is open for booking.  Remember to book with Wheels Up Adventures to receive your exclusive amenities.

This award-winning fleet of five all-suite, butler-serviced ships will offer a rich collection of 183 all-inclusive voyages ranges from 7 to 16 days in 2021 with many combinable options. Itineraries showcase dozens of UNESCO World Heritage Sites with many overnight stays and late departures allowing for immersive exploration on complimentary experiences ashore, including full-day overland adventures to places like Salzburg and Český Krumlov. A new “Eastern Danube Discoveries” voyage debuts, and other special itineraries include springtime “Tulips & Windmills” sailings, fall/winter Christmas Markets voyages, and picturesque “Enchanting Moselle” journeys.

Click the link below for the 2021 River Collection.

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Contact us www.wheelsupadventures.com/ or by email at marnie@wheelsupadventures.com

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Why Traveling Lifts Up Your Spirits

Posted by: Windstar Cruises on October 17, 2018

The more you travel to new destinations in your life, the more you broaden your mind and spiritual horizons. Whether you’re watching the sunset from the cliffs of Dover, taking in the view of the majestic Taj Mahal with your mate, or even lounging on the black-sanded beach of Punaluu in Hawaii, both mind and instinct tell you that travel enlivens your very being.

Truly, it’s critical to get away from your home headquarters, where you’re linked to so many burdensome responsibilities, chores and the chains of a full-time job. You know this. But you need persuasive facts to motivate you to finally break the work bonds and set yourself free and a-roaming’ for a healthy period of time.

Consider the following facts that explain how traveling significantly boosts your mental health — followed by tips on how to get the most out of your vacation:

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1. You Experience a Mood-Boosting High

A Journal of Travel Research study found that vacationing considerably boosts mood and well-being, making travelers happier and more relaxed. A similar study by American Psychological Association also found that taking a leisure trip dampens the effects of burnout and fortifies the mind and spirit against energy-draining tasks at work once you’re back in the office.

Scientists have also confirmed improved physical effects among recently returned vacationers, such as deeper sleep, less insomnia, and a more relaxed state. Experts recommend taking frequent mini-trips throughout the year to prolong the effects of a restorative vacation.

Tip:Find out the restorative physical effects of a vacation by keeping a Fitbit on your wrist. It measures your sleeping hours and keeps tabs on any sleep interruptions, while monitoring your heart and generating exercise data.

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2. Your Relationships Deepen

Researchers further say that travel strengthens the bonds with accompanying friends and family while encouraging new connections among the locals. It often happens that vacationers in new surroundings will gather the gumption to approach, engage, and meet with new people during their travels. At home, the willingness to do this isn’t as likely since people already feel incorporated into their local social community.

Taking such a chance with strangers can lead to fascinating and meaningful experiences that make a vacation more fun and enjoyable. Some vacationers, avid pet lovers to the bone, even take their pets with them to a leisure destination, where their four-legged companions often attract new people for vacationers to chat with and befriend.

Other pet-owning vacationers turn to technology to forge a connection with the locals. Some professional pet sitting services continually send pet owners videos and images of their precious cat or pooch, which give the locals a lot to smile at and coo over.

Trips taken with a romantic partner or family members also deepen the familial bonds. You form a ton of fun memories and adventures with your loved ones during travels — the kind that you will be talking about for years to come.

3. You Become More Grateful

You become a more grateful person when you travel to completely different and new vistas and environments. You lovingly take in all the kind gestures of the locals in making you feel welcome. Plus, if you’re witnessing poverty, you become more grateful of your own station in life and the privileges that come with it. Additionally, because you engage with people from variant linguistic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds, you become more compassionate and more tolerant of the diversity of people in general.

The Takeaway

If work had been giving you the blues, the joys of your vacation would perk you up for a long time coming. But in the end, your mindset will importantly determine how much fun you will actually have on your vacation. Exercising mindfulness, living in the present and being open-minded will ground your experiences of new and exciting adventures – both big and small — in your mind during your restorative vacation. The end result? A more relaxed, more mirthful you.

How to Explore

Recognized by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler on the 2016 Gold List of Favorite Cruise Lines and by USA TODAY readers for Best Boutique Cruise Line, Windstar’s fleet of small luxury sailing ships and all-suite power yachts with 148 to 310 guests bring you closer to smaller ports and exclusive local experiences around the world. Visit windstarcruises.com or call 888-460-5098 for more information.

For more travel experiences aboard Windstar Cruises and to learn about our exclusive amenities, please contact Wheels Up Adventures at Request for more information – Wheels Up Adventures.


Written by: Catherine Workman

Catherine Workman believes we should all leave our comfort zones once in awhile. She travels to boost her physical and mental health. Ms. Workman is part of a great team at WellnessVoyager and enjoys sharing her thoughts on travel and wellness.

AmaWaterways – Vietnam & Cambodia

Be sure to book through Wheels Up Adventures so that you can take advantage of the exclusive amenities.

2019 MEKONG SAVINGS – 2-FOR-1 LAND PROGRAMSFor a limited time, add our incredible 8-night land program in Vietnam & Cambodia to your Charms of the Mekong or Riches of the Mekong cruise at a special 2-FOR-1 price on select sailings! Enjoy Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Siem Reap and Ho Chi Minh City for an unforgettable experience at an amazing value. Just mention promo code 2FOR1LAND.

2-FOR-1 LAND OR UP TO $1,500 PER STATEROOM

  • Charms of the Mekong – 7-nt Ho Chi Minh City – Prek Kdam cruise – Mar 4, Mar 18, Apr 1, Apr 15, Aug 19, Sep 2, Sep 16, Sep 30, Oct 28; Nov 25, Dec 9, Dec 23.

Other Itinerary Options – Looking for a shorter trip? You can add 2 nights in Siem Reap to your 7-night Mekong cruise and also enjoy this special 2-FOR-1 land offer. Simply add $350 to the full cruise fare. Charms of the Mekong 7 night Mekong river cruise + 2 nights Siem Reap. Ask for details.

  • Riches of the Mekong – 7-nt Prek Kdam – Ho Chi Minh City cruise – Mar 11, Mar 25, Apr 22, Dec 2, Dec 30, Aug 12, Aug 26, Sep 9, Oct 7; Dec 16.

Other Itinerary Options – Looking for a shorter trip? You can add 3 nights in Siem Reap to your 7-night Mekong cruise and also enjoy this special 2-FOR-1 land offer. Simply add $400 to the full cruise fare! Ask for details.

Terms & Conditions: All rates are per person in USD for cruise only, based on double occupancy in a base category stateroom unless stated otherwise. Discounted cruise fare promotions are valid on select departures for new bookings only made November 1 – 30, 2018. Savings are per stateroom, based on double occupancy. 2-FOR-1 Land program is only valid on select 2019 sailings with the purchase of a participating 7-night cruise at full fare based on double occupancy; must mention promo code 2FOR1LAND in order to receive. 2-FOR-1 Land offer is valid until November 30, 2018. Offers are combinable with AmaWaterways’ Past Passenger Privilege Program and Future Cruise Benefit Program. Offers are not combinable with any other promotions, limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change/termination without notice. Stateroom upgrades, port charges, land programs, gratuities, Intra-Asia airfare and roundtrip airfare are additional. Other restrictions apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California. CST#2065452-40. SAVE250/SAVE500/SAVE750/2FOR1LAND. V18OCT17SI

Our Best Offer Yet – U By Uniworld

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IT’S BACK.

Why was Uniworld named the “#1 River Cruise Line” in Travel + Leisure’s 2018 World’s Best Awards? It might have something to do with our one-of-a-kind floating boutique hotels, such as the newly renovated S.S. Beatrice and award-winning S.S. Joie de Vivre. It could have also been due to our delicious farm-to-table comfort cuisine or choice of carefully curated experiences or outstanding service or all-inclusive amenities.

No matter what the reasons were for receiving such an honor, one thing’s for sure: we want you to come experience an ultra-luxurious Uniworld river cruise for yourself—for less.

SAVE UP TO 30% ON SELECT CRUISES WITH OUR BEST OFFER.*

 

Our Best One Yet Promotional Flyer

*Our Best Offer is valid for new, individual bookings on select 2019 itineraries and departure dates only, made between 11/1/2018 and 12/31/2018. Offer applies to full-fare bookings only. All fares and savings CST #2075415-20 listed are in US Dollars. Fares featured are for cruise or cruise/tour only, per person (unless otherwise noted) based on double occupancy. Rates for single guests are available upon request. Rates and savings
vary by itinerary, departure date and category of accommodations. Offer is not combinable with any other promotional offer. Offer is capacity controlled and may be modified or withdrawn at any time. Other
restrictions may apply. For complete details, general information, and terms and conditions applicable to all Uniworld trips, please visit Uniworld.com.

 

Join Hurtigruten in Iceland & Fly Free

Our 12-day expedition begins and ends in Reykjavík, and circumnavigates the entire country of Iceland in between. Book before November 30, 2018 and you can fly for free!

During May and June of 2019, you’ll have four opportunities to join us as we spend 12 full days exploring this island nation, home to fascinating and dramatic geological features, as well as a tremendous amount of wildlife. You’ll explore some truly astonishing landscapes—spectacular waterfalls, geysers, hot springs, lava fields, and even active volcanoes. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to visit Vatnajökull Glacier, the largest in Europe. And, if you book your trip before November 30, 2018, you’ll get to fly for free! *contact us for all promotion details.

Sailings:

Travel Dates Product Name Ship
18 May 2019 – 29 May 2019 MS Spitsbergen
29 May 2019 – 09 Jun 2019 MS Spitsbergen
09 Jun 2019 – 20 Jun 2019 MS Spitsbergen
20 Jun 2019 – 01 Jul 2019 MS Spitsbergen

 

Ventures by Seabourn Antarctica

 

Experience a new, fresh look at Ventures by Seabourn’s Antarctica. See penguins, whales and other diverse wildlife, kayak around icebergs and massive glaciers, hike along the majestic continent and see the wonders of Antarctica up close through our optional Ventures program, only on Seabourn.

Request information on this cruise line or any destination at Request for Information Form

The Seabourn Difference
  • Intimate ships with a private club atmosphere
  • Intuitive, personalized service provided by staff passionate about exceeding guests expectations 
  • Curated voyages to all seven continents delivering award-winning experiences
  • All ocean-front suites, luxuriously appointed
  • Complimentary premium spirits and fine wines available on board at all times
  • Welcome Champagne and complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences 
  • Tipping is neither required, nor expected 
  • Finest resort at sea that is masterfully designed
  • World-class dining, further enhanced through a culinary partnership with Chef Thomas Keller
  • All dining venues are complimentary, dine where, when and with whom you wish
  • Seabourn Conversations, connecting with visionary experts
  • Ventures by Seabourn™, optional shore excursions, enhance and extend your experience in select destinations
  • Select purposeful and sustainable travel experiences in partnership with UNESCO
  • Spa & Wellness with Dr. Andrew Weil, featuring an exclusive mindful living program
  • An evening entertainment experience in collaboration with Sir Tim Rice

Worldwide luxury cruises on your wish list ~ Crystal Cruises

This holiday season, enjoy the magic of a luxurious Crystal cruise. Experience the festive spirit of Europe’s Christmas markets or bask in the warmth of the Caribbean or Mexican Riviera. Or, give the gift of a 2019 Crystal cruise to South America, the South Pacific, or the Danube river.

Whenever you set sail, enjoy all-inclusive amenities and exclusive Virtuoso Voyages benefits. Plus, get Book Now Savings for a limited time!

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Voyage du Vin – Cunard Cruise Line

Sail aboard one of the amazing Cunard ships and cross one more item off your bucket list.  Tour of the amazing Mediterranean wine. regions

Throughout the journey, you will enjoy wine pairings, talks and dinners hosted by wine experts and producers before heading to the shores of Spain, France and, Italy to visit these world-renowned wine regions.

 

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Holiday Celebrations – Cunard Cruise Line

Holiday Gifts that celebrate spending time with the ones you love.  Give the gift of time this holiday season.

A Cunard Christmas exudes style and sophistication. So, Christmas Eve could be toasted with a perfectly chilled bottle of Laurent Perrier Champagne in the Champagne Bar and Christmas morning celebrated with a relaxed breakfast in bed, in preparation for a lavish festive celebration over dinner. You could close the special day with a show, dancing in the Queens Room or perhaps a cocktail to toast your traveling companions’ good health. No matter where in the world you are celebrating the festive season — Europe and beyond — you will be sure to have a wonderful holiday, surrounded by Cunard Christmas traditions and good cheer.

 

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