Thinking Of Cruising? Amanda Is Your Go-to Girl!

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Soaking up that Florida sunshine

I recently spent 6 days in Fort Lauderdale Florida attending an event called Cruise360 where I was able to get up close and personal with a bunch of cruise lines! I also learned valuable information about many different destinations and suppliers of all sorts.  Here are some of my favourite things that I learned:

ROYAL CARIBBEAN LINE is my go to for a high quality, high energy experience.   These family friendly cruises feature the best entertainment at sea – many of their ships have 4 stages for shows on ice, water, air and of course a standard stage.   Workers in the kids club have their CPR and a 4 year childcare degree.  The ships also have so many activities to do onboard.

PONANT CRUISES is a French line featuring 12 small luxury ships with another coming in 2021.  This new ship will have the Blue Eye lounge which is a multi-sensory lounge at the bottom of the ship under the water.  You can watch all the underwater sea life.  It looks very neat.

CRYSTAL CRUISES has some great Yacht expedition cruises available around the world; some include Butlers, a 3 man submarine and a speedboat.

CARNIVAL is known as the “Fun Ships”.  They are a great choice for relaxed extraverts looking to have a great time.  With 14 home ports around the world Carnival is one of the easiest cruise lines to access.

SCENIC LUXURY RIVER CRUISES offers an “all inclusive” experience with meals, beverages, excursions and more included in the cost.  Special exclusive events like dinner in Vatican City or a Vienna Concert could be included on select sailings.   You’ll experience locally sourced gourmet meals, be able to use complimentary bikes in the ports and every stateroom has a butler!

NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE is building new ships!  The Encore will be ready in 2019 and Leonardo later in 2021.   These new ships will be more modern than previous ships.   NCL is also building a new terminal in Miami which should be opening in 2021.

ACCESSIBLE TRAVEL-for those of all types of needs (ex. food allergies, physical disabilities, any other sort of special needs).  There are so many different resorts and cruise ships that accommodate those with any sort of special needs.  Ask me if you have any questions or need for special accommodations that you may need for your vacations.

GROUPS! Are you a part of a group that would be interested in travelling together?  Cruises are a perfect fit for ANY type of group.   Whether you are a part of a church group, a sports team, want to plan a reunion, are interested in food and wine or anything else, I can help you build the best group gathering and vacation you ever dreamed of!

Interested in cruising?  I would love to chat with you about my experiences and help you find your ideal ship!   You can call me at 306-934-3400 or email me at amanda@uniglobevacation.com.

Here are few pictures from the ship inspections that I did.

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A Special Mother’s Day Message

 

This year we wanted to take a moment to celebrate Mother’s Day and what it means to us.    We had our team write special messages about being moms sharing the world with their kids, about travelling with their moms or about those other special people and moments that give them happy mother figure feelings.   Grab your tissues and take a read!


ElenaEvery girl needs to have their own cheer team and I can say I’m lucky to have these two beautiful women in my corner.

Over the years they’ve travelled with me to Dance Recitals, to the gridiron to cheer me and the Saskatoon Valkyries Women’s Tackle Football Team on.  And in between we travelled to Alaska with Holland America.

“It doesn’t matter where you’re going it’s who you have beside you”

Mom, love you to the moon & Grandma, Love you both big time

Love Elena

 

 

 


Karen

I had an amazing chance to travel with my daughters to Germany. My oldest daughter was competing with Team Canada on the tap team. After the competitions were all over we got to spend an extra six days exploring our family history and some of the best Christmas markets in the world. Our youngest daughter brought a German phrase book with her everywhere we went and would try to figure out how to order our meals for us. I loved showing my daughters there was more to life than their own backyard.

Karen

 

 


I’ve been lucky enough to travel with my mom a few times. So far my favorite has been Greece! My mom was a farm kid growing up and never thought she’d ever leave North America. Getting to experience this adventure with her was unforgettable. We sailed the Greek Islands with G Adventures and met some amazing people! This was definitely a trip I’ll never forget!

Casie


JoanneI travelled with my niece, Steph to the Mayan Riviera in Dec 2017.

I can’t Thank you enough Steph for taking care of me when I had a medical emergency in Mexico even though I scared the life out of you. You are my hero and not sure what I would have done without you.  A niece is a gift whose worth cannot be measured except by the heart.  I am so proud of you and will love and cherish you forever.

Joanne


 

My happy place is on the beach with the people I love the most!  My little guy is just like his mom… Loves travelling and loves the sunshine!  We always have the time of our lives in Mexico.  I will always hold these travel memories dear to my heart.  Being a mom is the biggest adventure of all!

Czarina


Correna

As a travel agent we do tend to travel a little more than the average bear.  With our love of travel it tends to spill over into our families and our friends lives.  The first vacation that we took as a family was to Puerto Vallarta a few years ago.  Now to say we had to do some talking to convince our Mom that Mexico was safe was an understatement.  We finally convinced her and off the 7 of us went and had the best time.  She still talks about how much she enjoyed her trip and that she felt totally comfortable and safe for the 10 days we were there.

Correna

 

 

 

 

 


Jamie

I love travelling with my mom.  As a kid, we went on plenty of family holidays, but you see your parents in a different light as you get older.  You can connect with them as an adult and appreciate everything they did for you when you were younger.  Being able to travel with my mom and create new memories is a pleasure and a joy and something I don’t take for granted.

You never know when the memories will be all you have, so treasure the time together when you can.

Jamie

 

 

 

 

 


Mother's Day Blog- Kyra

The only trip I have really taken with just my mom and I (no other family members) was my high school travel club trip to France.  My mom came as a parent chaperone and even though there was a bunch of others on the tour, it was still really special for us!  It was her first trip to Europe and our first trip together!  I have such fond memories of our adventure exploring France together that will be cherished for a lifetime!  One of my favourite memories from the trip was in Paris!  We both have always wanted to see the Eiffel Tour and we had the opportunity to go up at night!  I really wanted to see the Eiffel Tower during the day as well and we had free time on our last day.  My friends all wanted to do other activities so my mom and I decided to figure out the Metro by ourselves and made our way to the Eiffel Tower!  We got the hang of the Metro very quickly and had a great afternoon bonding!  I can’t wait for my next adventure with my mom!  Happy Mother’s Day!

Kyra

 

 

 


Heather 2

When I think about travelling with my mom so many AMAZING memories pop up.   I think about riding bikes together in the Mayan jungle to find ancient ruins, floating in the perfect Caribbean Sea in Negril or trying not to melt to the sidewalks in Las Vegas.   Mostly though, I just think about the fact that we are so blessed to have been able to travel together just the two of us and with our extended family creating countless memories along the way.   Here’s to our next adventure together!

Happy Mother’s Day Mom!
Heather


Colleen

Just about every year my sisters and I like to take a trip with Mom to some of our favourite destinations. This year was a little special as we were travelling to my sister’s home in Honduras.  There is nothing quite as fun as travelling with Mom and just my sisters.  It makes you feel like you are living at home again with Mom still running the show.  On our way down to Honduras, Mom and I were upgraded to Business Class hence the picture with the free wine.  Everyone should travel with family.  Life is short and memories of great trips are long.

Happy Mother’s Day Mom.
Colleen


 

My most special “mother” trip has to be going to Ireland in February 2018; I had just recently found out that I was finally going to be a new momma myself! Traveling while pregnant was definitely a new experience, but I didn’t let it slow me down from doing all the sightseeing I wanted to do throughout Ireland. Luckily I was on a coach tour with Cosmos, so I had lots of opportunities to get in some afternoon naps along the way.

Though the little one won’t be here yet for Mother’s Day 2018, it’s going to be an extra special one for me. Happy Mother’s Day to all the mother figures out there!

Stephanie


 

We hope that you do something extra special with the special people in your life very soon. If you would like to plan a trip with your mom we would LOVE to help you make it a vacation to remember.  Happy Mother’s Day everyone!

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