Thursday, April 25, 2013

6 River Cruises Wine Lovers Shouldn't Miss!

6 River Cruises Wine Lovers Shouldn't Miss!
$500 Savings & $300 Onboard Credit per Stateroom
Plus a Complimentary Stateroom Upgrade! 
Up to $1,200 Savings!
7-Night Cruise starting from $2,149 per person

AmaWaterways' In Celebration of Wine cruises are for enthusiastic aficionados seeking to immerse themselves in the wine culture and traditions of Europe's top wine-producing regions. Join us this November for one of six cruises on the Danube or the Rhine featuring wine tastings, wine and food pairings, tours of vineyards and wineries, and onboard lectures from renowned wine experts. Savor wonderful wines as you gaze upon incredible and ever-changing scenery. Love wine? These are the perfect cruises for you!

7-night cruise from Budapest to Vilshofen aboard the AmaBella
U.S. Departure Date: November 8, 2013
Starting from $2,149 per person
Optional 3 nights in Prague for $690 per person
Wine Hosts: Bob & Jodi Dickinson of Camillus House, Miami, FL

Bob and Jodi Dickinson are passionate fundraisers for Camillus House, a Florida nonprofit. A former cruise industry executive, Bob is a wine enthusiast and collector and a member of many prestigious food and wine societies.


7-night cruise from Budapest to Vilshofen aboard the AmaCerto
U.S. Departure Date: November 10, 2013
Starting from $2,149 per person
Optional 3 nights in Prague for $690 per person
Wine Hosts: Michael & Stephanie Honig Owners of Honig Vineyard
& Winery, Napa, CA 

Winery President and Owner Michael Honig is often referred to as "the James Brown of the wine industry" and is a respected leader in the sustainable farming movement. His wife Stephanie Honig is also a wine expert with many years of experience in the industry

7-night cruise from Vilshofen to Budapest aboard the AmaBella
U.S. Departure Date: November 12, 2013
Starting from $2,149 per person
Optional 3 nights in Prague for $690 per person
Wine Host: Barry Wiss of Trinchero Family Estates, Napa, CA

Barry Wiss is VP of Communications for Trinchero Family Estates, which represents more than 28 brands in the US and Australia. Barry is also the creator of the game the World Wine Challenge® and is one of only 120 Certified Wine Educators in the world.

7-night cruise from Vilshofen to Budapest aboard the AmaCerto
U.S. Departure Date: November 14, 2013
Starting from $2,149 per person
Optional 3 nights in Prague for $690 per person
Wine Host: Vic Poulos of Zin Valle Vineyards, Canutillo, TX

Attorney and El Paso businessman Vic Poulos owns and operates the very successful Zin Valle Vineyards winery. The owner of an extensive personal wine collection, Vic is also a prolific wine blogger and writes about wine for local and national publications.

7-night cruise from Basel to Amsterdam aboard the AmaCello
U.S. Departure Date: November 10, 2013
Starting from $2,149 per person
Optional 2 nights in Lucerne & 2 nights in Zurich for $1,040 per person
Wine Host: Holly Howell, Wine Journalist & Sommelier, Rochester, NY

Holly Howell is a Certified Sommelier, winemaker, columnist for the Democrat & Chronicle in Rochester, and a well-respected New York-based authority on the wines of the Finger Lakes region, particularly Rieslings. A passionate lover of wine with a very popular wine blog, Holly is currently pursuing her WSET diploma.

7-night cruise from Amsterdam to Basel aboard the AmaCello
U.S. Departure Date: November 21, 2013
Starting from $2,149 per person
Optional 2 nights in Lucerne & 2 nights in Zurich for $1,040 per person
Wine Host: Mark Johnson, Winemaker, Chateau Chantal Winery, Traverse City, MI

Mark Johnson trained at the Geisenheim Research Institute in Germany and has been the winemaker at Chateau Chantal since it opened in 1986. He is especially renowned for his natural ice wines, which are consistent winners at top wine competitions.

Premium River Cruise Experience*
Wine lectures by renowned experts | Fine dining with paired wines
Excursions to historic vineyards & cellars | Wine tastings & evening wine events
Staterooms with French balconies and/or step-out balconies
Free in-room Internet & Wi-Fi onboard
Free-flowing wine, beer & soft drinks with lunch & dinner
Complimentary shore excursions & bicycles

To find out more about AmaWaterways
wine cruise itineraries,
please call 1-800-645-1481.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

RCCL European Itineraries for 2014



New 2014 Royal Caribbean Europe Cruisetours Unveil Region’s Top Inland Attractions 

and Historic Landmarks for Unforgettable Land and Sea Vacations

MIAMI, April 10, 2013 – Royal Caribbean International today announced 2014 Scandinavia and Baltic cruises from Hamburg, Germany, aboard Legend of the Seas, one of nine Royal Caribbean ships to sail European waters in 2014. The cruise line also announced new 2014 Europe Cruisetours, which combine a cruise with an exclusive land tour program that explores some of Europe’s most vibrant cities and interior regions such as Madrid, Florence, Rome and more. With the most innovative cruise ships in the region, the cruise line offers families and adventurers a wide selection of exciting Europe vacation options, signature entertainment and exclusive innovative onboard amenities that only Royal Caribbean can deliver. For two short webisodes about the Royal Caribbean Europe vacation experience, please visit
        Legend of the Seas’ 2014 Scandinavia and Baltic cruises from Hamburg will open for sale on April 11, 2013, and the 2014 Europe Cruisetours are available for booking immediately. 
        “There is no better way for families and adventurous vacationers to experience Europe than with Royal Caribbean,” said Lisa Bauer, executive vice president of Global Sales and Marketing for Royal Caribbean International. “Whether it’s aboard our world’s most innovative and award-winning ships or on one of our fascinating cruisetours, vacationers will be WOW’ed by a Europe vacation that can only be found with Royal Caribbean. Most of our ships have been recently revitalized and offer guests our newest exciting entertainment and the most contemporary onboard amenities, which together make for a most unforgettable Europe vacation.” 
        Legend of the Seas is the latest ship in the cruise line’s fleet to undergo extensive revitalization to make every ship Royal Caribbean’s best ship, and now offers guests more dining options, exciting entertainment and innovative amenities. All staterooms and bathrooms were completely refreshed and a new Family Suite has been added to provide family vacationers more room for the whole clan. Legend of the Seas’ guests enjoy eight restaurants, including the new Chops Grille, Izumi Asian Cuisine, Park Café, and the exclusive Chef’s Table experience for 16 guests. Furthermore, in addition to Broadway-style musical revues in the main theater, guests also will be WOW’ed by the new aerial-acrobatic entertainment spectacular, which spans throughout the four-story Centrum. 
        Through the cruise line’s ongoing fleetwide revitalization program, most ships now feature some of the top concepts that were introduced aboard the ground-breaking Oasis-class ships, such as new digital signage, bow-to-stern Wi-Fi service, flat-panel televisions in every stateroom, an oversized LCD movie screen overlooking the main pool, Concierge and Diamond Lounges for suite and Crown & Anchor Society member guests, and the Royal Babies and Tots Nursery for guests six to 36 months old. 
        For the 2014 Hamburg sailings, Legend of the Seas will reposition from Stockholm to Hamburg on July 27, 2014, sailing an intriguing 14-night itinerary throughout the Baltic Sea that features a three-day call at St. Petersburg, Russia; a maiden call for the cruise line at Fredericia, Denmark; and a return to Klaipeda, Lithuania –last called in 2008. Throughout Aug. 2014, Legend of the Seas will sail every Sunday on a seven-night, roundtrip itinerary from Hamburg, calling at Oslo, Stavanger, Geiranger and Ǻlesund, before departing on Sept. 7 for a 16-night trans-Atlantic sailing to Cape Liberty Cruise Port in Bayonne, N.J. Alternatively, vacationers also can embark in Oslo for the seven-night, roundtrip Norway itinerary, or for the ship’s trans-Atlantic crossing.Legend of the Seas will be joined by Oasis of the Seas, Liberty of the Seas, and Independence of the Seas Adventure of the Seas, Navigator of the Seas, Serenade of the Seas, Brilliance of the Seas, and Splendour of the Seas in European waters in 2014. 
        Vacationers can choose among four Royal Caribbean Cruisetours that combine one of five ships with a three- to five-night land program that offers the best value to explore the many inland metropolises and attractions, as well as the coastal ones. Royal Caribbean takes care of all the planning for immersive Europe land tours, each featuring expert Adventure Specialists who act as guides, historians and concierges; carefully selected accommodations in the heart of each incredible city; premium baggage handling service throughout; transfers between cities, airport and ship; and built-in free time for guests to create their own one-of-a-kind adventure. 
        Two Royal Caribbean Cruisetour programs combine a Mediterranean cruise aboard Serenade of the Seas or Splendour of the Seas with either a four-night Madrid & Barcelona or a three-night Italian Lakes, Como & Venice land tour. On the latter itinerary, guest spend two nights in Como of the famed Lake Como and visit the quaint Italian town of Bellagio. Another immersive Italy cruisetour combines a Navigator of the Seas sailing with a five-night itinerary that includes all the must-see attractions of Venice, Florence & Rome. Furthermore, the Paris & London cruisetour combines a sailing aboard Adventure of the Seas or Brilliance of the Seas with a four-night itinerary that showcases Paris and London’s top, iconic landmarks. 
        Royal Caribbean International is a global cruise brand with 21 innovative ships, calling on more than 270 destinations in 72 countries across six continents. The line also offers unique cruise tour land packages in Alaska, Canada, Europe, and Australia and New Zealand. Royal Caribbean provides a world-class vacation experience with a wide range of signature onboard amenities, entertainment, and award-winning family programming. 
        The cruise line has more than 40 years of history of delivering to guests the Royal Advantage – the most innovative cruise ships, exciting itineraries to popular destinations, and world-renowned friendly and engaging Gold Anchor Service. Royal Caribbean has been voted “Best Cruise Line Overall” for 10 consecutive years in the Travel Weekly Readers’ Choice Awards. 


To book your next Royal Caribbean cruise, 
contact Gail & Cheri at CruiseOne 

Monday, April 15, 2013

Booking Incentive ends today - Merry & Bright Crafting/Gifts Cruise

November 30 - December 7, 2013
on Celebrity's Reflection
7-night Cruise to the Eastern Caribbean

Our Crafting Cruise is starting to fill up - and we don't have many cabins left at our LOW group rates.  And - Celebrity Cruise Line's 123Go Promo ends today.  Be sure to book today so that you can pick from one of these 3 incentives (see below).

Why did we choose the Celebrity Reflection?

Gail and I had the chance to sail a 2-night pre-inaugural cruise on the brand new Celebrity Reflection this past December.  We were both amazed at how beautiful and well designed this ship is.

Let's start with something that is important to us girls - the bathrooms, compared to other ships, are huge (15% larger)! The showers are rectangular instead of circular so you can stretch out your legs to shave. No jokes about soaping up the walls and spinning clean on this ship. On all the Solstice Class ships there is even a foot rest to make shaving easier. 

The cabins are well planned out with extra storage - above and below the beds.  This means there is plenty of space to bring your extra shoes (and crafting supplies).

In short - here are some of my personal highlights:

  • Ariel acts in the shows top-notch shows.
  • Various musical talents in the centrum throughout the cruise.
  • Double-decker shopping mall.
  • Art Studio for painting, beading and more.
  • The Godmothers are all breast cancer survivors; also employees.
  • Great value for you money.
  • Modern luxury.  It's Celebrity's slogan and their ships really do accomplish that.
  • Airy spaces to relax and unwind....The Alcoves, The Hideaway, The Pool Area
  • Qsine - by far the most hip specialty restaurant on the high seas.  Celebrity describes it as a contemporary restaurant that takes a new, playful approach to the presentation, taste and texture of dishes from around the globe ordered from an interactive menu, courtesy of individual iPads, and Culinary Tour Guides.  Its unique format of multiple smaller portions encourages you to share and try new things.
  • Micheals Club offers craft beer 
  • The Martini Bar has an iced surface to keep your drink cold.
  • The casino is off to the side of the ship so you don't have to walk through (the smoky) casino to get to where you are going.

Check out this beautiful conference space - this is where we will be holding our crafting classes.  

Some passengers playing Bocce Ball on the Lawns (deck 15) - REAL GRASS!


Book by April 15th in an oceanview cabin or better and choose one of the following offers:

1. Free Beverage Package: Receive Classic Beverage Packages for two, including spirits, valued at $88* per day, with beverage gratuities covered by us—a 7-night sailing has a total value of more than $616

2. Free Gratuities: Receive pre-paid gratuities for two, value of up to $30* per day

3. Onboard Credit: Receive $200 per cabin for this 7-night sailing

PLUS - our group rates are LOWER than the current rates (between $100-200 per person) - so book while we still have group inventory!
(Applies only to this cruise)

Here is the link to book 
(or you can give us a call 800-645-1481)