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How to save on a Cruise Vacation

We previously posted about Ways to Save Money on Your Vacation now we are going to focus on some tips for saving before and during a cruise vacation. Book Early Book early and book often. Ok, maybe not often, but book early. You may think that booking early will yield the highest cost since you […]

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Ways to Save Money on Your Vacation

Be Flexible If it is possible, keep your date ranges open. This is tough with work, school and holidays, but simply moving a trip by a few weeks could save hundreds of dollars. Travel in the Off-season Summer and Winter Breaks as well as around holidays are when most people travel. This is because with […]

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Why Use Trader Sam’s Travel

In a previous post, Why Use A Travel Agent, we touched on the high level benefits of using a travel agent. In this post we will showcase Trader Sam’s Travel value-add service offerings. Trader Sam’s Travel can assist you in saving money. We are constantly monitoring deals, pricing and news 7 days of the week. […]

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Should I use a Travel Agent?

With information generally available anytime, anywhere at our fingertips one may think the Travel Agent profession is outdated, frivolous or even dead. This is a common misconception and whether it is your first vacation or if you are a seasoned traveler, travel agents are even more important today than in the past. Travel agents are […]

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Trip Report: Havana, Cuba on Empress of the Seas

There is a lot to cover when traveling to Cuba. Traveling to Cuba is not like the typical Caribbean cruise destination. If you are a US Citizen traveling to Cuba, I would also recommending checking out my other post, American Travel in Cuba for additional information. Booking and Pre-Trip Planning It all began in December of 2016. Royal Caribbean International® announced […]

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Royal Caribbean International® Announces 2018-2019 Cuba Sailings

Royal Caribbean International® announced today that Cuba is a year-round destination for sailings onboard the Empress of the Seas®. Empress of the Seas® will depart from Tampa, Miami and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida through March 2019. See below for the 2018-2019 deployment schedule. Trader Sam’s Travel was on the inaugural Cuba Sailing from Tampa, Florida. We […]

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Azamara Club Cruises® 2018 Cuba Deployment Announced

Azamara Club Cruises® has recently announced their Cuba Deployment for 2018. I just returned from a Cuba Cruise on Royal Caribbean International® Empress of the SeasSM which is the sister company of Azamara Club. A full trip report for my crusie to Havana, Cuba is forthcoming, but I wanted to ensure I shared the news of the […]

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Empress of the Seas Inaugural Cuba Sailing Departs from Miami

Royal Caribbean International® Empress of the SeasSM embarks today, April 19th at 4PM for her inaugural sailing to Havana, Cuba. While Cuba is a few hundred miles away from Miami, guest will enjoy a 5 night itinerary. Empress of the SeasSM Inaugural Cuba Sailing Itinerary Date Ports of Call Arrival Departure Activity Wed April 19, 2017 Miami, Florida […]

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Pros and Cons of Cruising

I am a huge fan of cruises. As of this post, I have spent over a month on cruise ships. By the end of this year will be close to almost two months. Even thought I do enjoy cruises I understand they seem to be the most polarizing of trips, either you love it or realize […]

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American Travel in Cuba

I will be visiting Cuba participating in a “people-to-people” exchange and decided to clear up any misconceptions regarding traveling to Cuba. Americans can plan trips to Cuba, however the purpose of the trips will have to be focused around certain activities. If you are planning on working on your tan, it will be better to plan a […]

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