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Dec 9, 2016

Top 5 Tips: Making the most out of your Cruise Experience

TOP 5 TIPS: HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OUT OF YOUR CRUISE EXPERIENCE

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The stunning landscape of Sicily! (Photo courtesy of Nadine at Escapes.ca)

A few weeks back, our Travel Specialist and Escapes.ca team member, Nadine shared her experience with Celebrity Cruises 10 day Italy and Greek Isle Cruise.

There are ways to make your cruising experience truly unforgettable. After her personal experience with Celebrity Cruises, here are a few tips that Nadine has for any discerning cruiser!

Beautiful Acropolis! (Photo courtesy of Nadine at Escapes.ca)

Beautiful Acropolis! (Photo courtesy of Nadine at Escapes.ca)

Give yourself some wiggle room: Give yourself plenty of time prior to the actual cruise! It will make for (slightly) stress-free travel, especially if delays arise. Not only does this extra time allow you to arrive at the port of call safely, but it also gives you the opportunity to explore the area and shake off any of that pesky jet-lag!

 

The Early Bird gets the Worm: Cruising also provides travellers the opportunity to explore some of the most beautiful and popular destinations around the globe. If you happen to arrive early at a port of call, waste no time exploring what it has to offer! Popular destinations inevitably get busier throughout the day - beat the crowds of bustling tourists by heading there early in the morning. This leads me to my next tip...

Hidden gem of a place found at Rhodes. (Photo courtesy of Nadine at Escapes.ca)

Hidden gem of a place found at Rhodes. (Photo courtesy of Nadine at Escapes.ca)

Wear comfortable shoes: You’ll be seeing lots of great sights and exploring a variety of great destinations during your cruise. This may be a simple tip, but footwear is crucial in ensuring that your adventures remain a comfortable one!

 

Don’t be afraid to diversify: One of the great features on a cruise is their day excursions. These guided tours take you to some of the most noteworthy places in a destination. This cruise feature is fantastic, especially if you prefer a more hassle-free approach to travelling. However, I also encourage exploring some of these areas on your own! Not only does this allow you to enjoy the destination on your own pace, but you’ll have a greater likelihood of discovering some of its hidden gems!

Pedro is a local favourite at Mykonos. (Photo courtesy of Nadine at Escapes)

Pedro is a local favourite at Mykonos. (Photo courtesy of Nadine at Escapes)

Try cruising for yourself!: Cruising is a truly unique way to see the world. Not only are you able to enjoy the sights and sounds of the seas but it allows you to look at some of these destinations from a different light.

Book your next cruise experience with Nadine! Contact her at 1-888-685-6888 ext. 539 or email her at nadine@escapes.ca.

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Dec 7, 2016

Getting to know Brenda from the Royalton Riviera Cancun

GETTING TO KNOW YOU: BRENDA FROM THE ROYALTON RIVIERA CANCUN

Weddings are about taking the plunge and forming an everlasting relationship as a couple. As much as it is celebrating a lasting bond between two people, another important relationship to acknowledge is that of you and your onsite destination wedding planner!

The stunning sunset gazebo at the Royalton Riviera Cancun (Photo courtesy of Christine at Escapes)

The stunning sunset gazebo. (Photo courtesy of Christine at Escapes)

Without a doubt, planning destination weddings from afar is a HUGE challenge. That’s why working with a great onsite wedding planner is so valuable! Onsite coordinators are the unsung heroes behind destination weddings - they breathe life to the elements you envision and ensure that the entire day is smooth and seamless.

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Dec 6, 2016

We’re Expanding! See you in Calgary

WE'RE EXPANDING: SEE YOU IN CALGARY!

It may be just the start of December, but our holiday wishes came true! Our little Vancouver-based office is branching out with a second office in western Canada!

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Cheers to new beginnings! We've officially opened in Calgary!

The new Calgary division of Escapes.ca commences its operations this month, offering the same services and products, while providing new services including experiential travel coordination and adventure travel planning. The physical storefront will further cultivate our commitment in providing a more personalized approach to serving our customers and clients. Here's a sneak peek at our new digs! 

 

This year was quite a whirlwind for us here at Escapes.ca. In addition to a visual and digital rebrand, introduction of Journeys by Escapes and new Independent Consultant program, this new office embodies another element of our evolution and growth. The Calgary team will comprise of the company’s most recent recruits - Dianne GagnonGabrielle MasciarelliKelsea WilkMiranda Bukowicki,Mona ThompsonPamela WalkerRuth ThompsonStacey Lazarenko and Wade Wiley.

If you're in the Calgary area and are looking for a new and exciting getaway, make sure to drop by our new office at 532-10333 Southport Road S.W. in Calgary Alberta. We hope to see you soon!

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