We are already planning our next big trip. We decided to take 2017 off from a big trip and are focusing on 2018 – February 14th to be specific.
After a false start with Holland America, we have booked a cruise on the Emerald Princess, one of the ships with Princess Cruise Line. We sail from Valparaiso (outside of Santiago) Chile to Buenos Aires, Argentina. This cruise will sail for 2 weeks exploring the southern half of South America – a land that I have not been to and am anxious to see. The Chilean fjords are more numerous than in all of Scandinavia, a visit to the bottom of the world when we stop in Ushuaia, another stop in the Falkland Island. We will also stop in Montevideo, Uruguay, Puerto Montt, Puerto Arenas, Amalia Glacier, Puerto Madryn, and around Cape Horn. The scenery will be nothing short of spectacular with mountains, glaciers, wildlife include the Emperor penguins.
What I do when we cruise is find local tour guides to take us around while we are in port. I do this for several reasons. First, I like smaller tours and just hate being on a 44 passenger bus always having to wait for someone who thinks that the time to be back at the bus doesn’t apply to them and I like to customize as much as possible our tour. Finally, the price is general either the same for a smaller, more intimate experience or it is less . Less is always good.
Of course, the price depends on which stateroom category you choose and its location. Yo would need to talk to our group travel agent, Michelle, to get the price.
You may be asking yourself why am I bringing this up now. It’s because Princess is having a special promotion where you get your gratuities free! That’s right and that is a big savings. Also depending which stateroom you choose, you may also receive a discount. This promotion ends on November 16th. If you are interested in being part of my group, getting special pricing and benefits, I suggest you contact our travel agent at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her directly at 703-762-5049