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Cruises

GROUP CRUISES 

We have space reserved on a 2018 Alaska Princess Cruise sailing from Vancouver to Whittier on August 15 on a Voyage of the Glaciers itinerary with an optional land tour — see our flyer on the  Vendor Flyers page.

We also have space available on a Western Caribbean sailing on the world's largest ship, the new Symphony of the Seas on January 12, 2019 — see our flyer on the Vendor Flyers page.


Custom Luxury Cruise Options

Getaway Dreams Come True Travel Agency specializes in cruising through luxury travel.  Well-traveled couples and adventure seekers will find a luxury ocean, river cruise, or expedition through us for your desired worldwide itinerary.  Some of our premium and luxury partners include Crystal Cruises and Expeditions, Seabourn, SeaDream Yacht Club, Windstar, Viking Ocean Cruises, Paul Gauguin, Celebrity Expeditions (for Galapagos Islands), Azamara, Cunard, and Regent Seven Seas. River cruise companies who we find offering awesome personalized experiences include AmaWaterways, Emerald Waterways, Avalon, Amadeus, Viking and Uniworld. Among our expedition partners, we include Lindblad (National Geographic), Scenic, Quark Expeditions, Un-Cruise, Silversea Expeditions, Hurtigruten, and Ponant.

Whether you are looking to book an Alaskan, European, Asian, South American, Central American (including sailing through the Panama Canal), Caribbean, or a Galapagos Islands cruise, you want it to be a lifetime memory. Getaway Dreams Come True Travel Agency has no shortage of exotic destinations!  There are cruises to Antarctica, the South Pacific and Africa (the Suez Canal as well as southeast Africa), and transatlantic and transpacific cruises.  The new hot spots include Cuba, Dubai, India, and Myanmar (river cruising) via a luxury cruise line; these hot spots are also available through a range of mainstream cruise lines offering value for first-time cruisers. World cruises offer seasoned travelers a truly specialized off-the-beaten-path authentic lifetime memories adventure. 

Cruising is a Great Value Vacation

We frequently suggest a cruise as a cost-effective way to see many cultures, yet a FUN time for a family, a couple looking to reconnect, or a group get-together such as a class reunion because of the numerous benefits to everyone of any age; they are not just for retired folks anymore. Most people believe it to be an unusual idea and expensive, but we assure you it's a wonderful relaxing vacation and is available at a great value. Some cruise lines include excursions in the cities visited and many offer authentic and immersive explorations such as a visit to the Basque countryside in Spain to learn from a craftsman who continues to make espadrille sandals by hand from hemp and cotton; participants can bring their hand-crafted sandals home. Other intimate activites in ports include hands-on culinary learning adventures at a local farm, bicycling or hiking through the local area, climbing a volcano, or getting into a shark cage.

Varied choices of cruises are available on mainstream cruise lines for those sailing from the east coast where the most popular destinations include the Caribbean islands, Bermuda, and the Bahamas. Most cruise lines now have added facilities and staterooms to accommodate families and for the physically challenged. Consider that you only unpack once, and most cruises include all you can eat virtually 24/7,  your entertainment and your transportation from port to port aboard a floating hotel.  Activities on board include:  shopping; games such as trivia and bingo;  different types of shows including Broadway shows, comedians, singers, magicians and the like; dancing; and music in many forms — poolside pop or Latin band music, DJs in lounges, piano bar entertainers, and nightclub entertainment.  There are learning classes of many types and movies both in your stateroom and poolside on many ships; in other words, something for everyone.  Where else can you get lifetime memories with all these options?  Of course, you can choose to do nothing at all — lounge poolside or read a book on your balcony if you so desire.  In addition, there are 'liquid lounges', casinos, spas, and specialty restaurants requiring additional charges.  See our blog page, Should You Use a Travel Consultant to Book Your Lifetime Memories, Especially a Cruise? A word of caution — cruising is addictive.  

To schedule your PERFECT CRUISE MATCHING SESSION, call us at 724.752.2655 or complete the Contact Us section of our home page. To assist you in your cruise travel, we publish a semi-monthly newsletter with tips and current information on cruising which can be delivered to your email inbox — to subscribe complete the CONTACT US section of the home page and insert "Newsletter" in the Comments box.  Also see our blog if you  would like more information to determine if a Cruise Travel Vacation is For You.    

 CLIA
Certified Cruise Counselors

Exploring the World Options for Every Adventurer

 Carnival Corp. lines continue to have sailings to Amber Cove near Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic to continue impact travel experiences improving educational, environmental, and economic conditions to benefit the local community.  Similarly, sailings continue by many cruise lines to ports in Cuba (Havana, Cienfuegos, and Santiago de Cuba to name a few) for people-to-people experiences as allowed and defined by OFAC (U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control).  

Norwegian Cruise Line® offers year-round cruises through the Hawaiian islands, while many other cruise lines sail through Alaska from cities like Vancouver and Seattle. Alaskan cruises offer many types of wildlife and beautiful fjords, no matter what ports you visit and for the interior of Alaska, add a cruise tour. European ocean cruises sail from various ports in the Mediterranean to places of antiquity and also sail from northern ports through the Baltic.  River cruising is extremely popular through the heartland of Europe or southeast Asia.  Alternatively, Mexico is home to breathtaking Mayan ruins, and together with other Caribbean islands, is perfect for snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, or other water activities.


Group Cruising

Getaway Dreams Come True Travel Agency has access to group pricing available on travel through our host agency Cruises & Tours Unlimited.  Let us know if you would like us to set up a group cruise for your specific purpose such as a class reunion, multi-generational family vacation, coworkers, or athletic group. Most cruise ships offer inclusive wedding packages that can take place at the port of embarkation and some will make arrangements for a wedding at a port of call.  Group arrangements can be made for the wedding party and/or guests interested in cruising with the bride/groom.

River Cruising

There also are many cruise lines specializing in river cruising, most commonly in Europe on the many rivers there such as the Rhine, Rhone, Danube, Moselle, Volga, Douro, Seine, and Main.  Options available on some river cruises combine land transportation portions of the trip to additional cities and/or rivers for a more complete travel experience. Most river cruises include excursions in cities visited as well as wines and spirits, all onboard dining experiences, internet access and gratuities.  River cruise lines we partner with include AmaWaterways, Avalon Waterways, Viking River Cruises, Scenic, Uniworld, and Emerald, both in Europe and Southeast Asia.


A Different Type of Cruise — Sailing Yachts

For a cruise experience unlike any other, try sailing with Star Clippers™ (Royal Clipper ship shown at the top of this page as well as the video to the right). They have three sailing yachts and a new build expected to sail in 2019, with itineraries in the Mediterranean and Caribbean, and including the Panama Canal, as well as Transatlantic sailings. They have also returned to the Far East since 2016. If you want to climb the crow's nest, lounge in the bowsprit net, or assist the crew in raising or lowering the sails, ask our owner about their 170- to 214-guest capacity yachts that stop at less visited ports of call. Another cruise line with sailing yachts which has similar offerings is Windstar.

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