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Thursday, November 22, 2012

AmaWaterways Aids Los Angeles

In an unusual connection, Europe cruises and an USA hospital, AmaWaterways has donated two European river cruises to support the Los Angeles California Hospital Medical Center.

In recognition of the 125th anniversary of the California Hospital Medical Center (CHMC), AmaWaterways donated two 7-night Paris & Normandy river cruises to benefit the nonprofit at its recent black-tie gala, the 22nd Annual La Grande Affair. The event was attended by more than 500 of Los Angeles’ top business and community leaders, with proceeds to benefit the Los Angeles Center for Heart Health at the California Hospital Medical Center.

Two bidders amicably battled it out over an AmaWaterways Paris & Normandy cruise for two.

AmaWaterways Vice President of Marketing Rob Rothmann stepped in and made an on-the-spot decision to contribute a second cruise.

“This is one of our newest itineraries and it’s great to see how excited people are about it,” Rothmann said. “Donating another cruise was truly a win-win for everyone, as it raised a significant amount of money for a good cause.”

Amawaterways 7-night Paris & Normandy cruise on the Seine River includes visits to the village of Giverny, where artist Claude Monet spent decades cultivating his iconic water gardens; Honfleur, a charming French harbor town made famous by generations of artists;  Rouen, the historic capital of Normandy; an excursion to Normandy’s D-Day beaches; the charming town of Les Andelys; and two nights in Paris. The cruise embarks aboard the AmaLegro, which offers spacious staterooms and suites, most with French Balconies, as well as Chaîne des Rôtisseurs culinary creations, free-flowing wine and beer at every dinner, unforgettable shore excursions, flat-panel TVs and an in-room Infotainment System featuring hit movies, music channels and complimentary Internet access, live nightly entertainment, onboard salon and spa services and much more. AmaWaterways even provides a complimentary fleet of bicycles for guests to use on their own or on a guided bike tour.

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Monday, November 12, 2012

Traveling to Canada with a DUI

Problems with entering Canada from the USA after having been convicted of a driving under the influence (DUI) offence, or driving while intoxicated (DWI) offence can be a problem for many taking a cruise that begins in the USA and which has several stops at Canadian ports of call, or indeed a cruise that begins or ends at a Canadian port of call.

This can be very awkward for many travelers even when their conviction was not based on an event that resulted in horrific results.

The good news is that (depending of course on the severity of the offence) there may be a way to deal with this situation and finally make the dream of a trip to Canada come true.

The two main chances of achieving this are by "Criminal Rehabilitation", a process in which  in which a person who is deemed inadmissible to Canada requests from the Canadian Government that their inadmissibility be abolished on a permanent basis, and/or by the procurement of a Temporary Resident Permit (TRP) which allows a person to enter Canada.

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Reasons to Cruise

Taking a cruise is not just a way to take time off work or to spend your vacation.  There are all sorts of reasons why people take cruises, and Princess Cruises has recently published several more such reasons on their blog at http://inspiredtocruise.com/.

One good reason is to grant someone a last wish, as was the case of John Hedley of North Carolina who traveled to Alaska with one of his former comrades-in-arms on a final cruise before his friend succumbed to cancer.

Another great reason is to bond with your family, as Bob Taylor of Ohio did to know the sisters he’d only recently met when they spent time together on a Caribbean cruise, and as Naomi Cornelius of Texas did when after a lifetime of distance from her father, she reconnected with him on a Panama Canal cruise .

Still more reasons exist such as Jessie Work and her husband of Connecticut,  used their time at sea to revive their floundering marriage, and Sheryl Tarkoff of Chicago who connected with nephews, cousins, siblings and her children during her cruise up the Eastern Seaboard.

Princess Cruises is a proud member of World's Leading Cruise Lines, an exclusive alliance that also includes Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America, Cunard Line, Costa Cruises and Seabourn.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Competition for Cruise Travel Agents

Travel Agent Chance to Win a 7-Night Mekong River Cruise

As AmaWaterways continues to expand and become even more of an award-winning river cruise line than ever before comes a chance for travel agents specializing in cruises to win a 7-night trip for two people on the Mekong River.

From now until Nov 15, 2012, travel agents are invited to take the free, online course at TAU or LTU. Upon course completion, one lucky travel agent will win an unforgettable seven-night voyage for two exploring Vietnam and Cambodia in December 2012. Please visit www.amawaterways.com/specialistincentive for AmaWaterways Mekong Contest information, terms and conditions.

“With the industry moving so quickly, AmaWaterways is constantly updating our ships, shore excursions and service to exceed our guests’ expectations,” said AmaWaterways Executive Vice President and Co-Owner Kristin Karst.   “Travel agents have always played a very special part in AmaWaterways success and this contest is a fun way to keep our valued partners up-to-date on the latest developments and AmaWaterways marketing tools.”

TAU and LTU are designed to help travel professionals ‘learn and earn’ at their convenience, through a combination of online training courses, loyalty booking programs and various other informational and relationship-building resources. Visit TAU or LTU to become an AmaWaterways River Cruise Specialist today.

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