Sunday, November 10, 2013
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
a) Lower prices. (We try prices between $99 and $129 per person ofr the 2 nights)
b) Fewer cruisers on board and
c) Warm balmy tropical weather
probably in that order.
In the Caribbean, don't forget the Hurricane season. The season officially started on
June 1, 2013 and will end on November 30, 2013.
The cruise ships will change coarse and ports just to avoid the storms. If you are in the Bahamas during one of the storms
be prepared to stay the night or nights at your cost. The hotels rarely if ever lend a hand in these cases.
Why are there less cruisers, you ask. School aged children are back to school during this season, so the parents of these students are land locked.
Another reason is the Hurricane season. The fear of being caught in a storm is not the adventure some of them want, (I, on the other hand, do like the sense of adventure).
Some of our 2 night cruises can help with the, "Land locked family syndrome", because at certain times of the month, The ship sets sail on a Friday and gets home by Sunday.
This is perfect to be able to get your entire family back to school and work on Monday morning.
Also, the 2 night cruise lines may run specials for Senior citizens and Honeymooners, (those segments not effected by the, "Land locked family syndrome").
Our agents will keep watchful eyes out for thses special and let you know.
“It will cost you more to stay home, than to cruise with us.”
Shut your house down and leave the cooking up to the ships cooks and kitchens.
Call 954-969-0069 or 888-969-0069
“it will cost you more to stay home, than to cruise with us.” copyright 2009-2013
Thursday, May 23, 2013
2 Day Cruise to Stay in Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas
Hello, I'm Jay Taylor and these are hotels
I enjoy when I go to Freeport Grand Bahama Island.
Flamingo Bay Hotel and Marina share the Property with Taino Beach Resort, combined this is one of my Favorite places to stay and play. Taino Beach has a nice quaint restaurant that has seating on the Ocean and the scenery seems surreal .
The pool at Flamingo Bay Hotel and Marina is super large, shapeless and has a cove - cave bar inside it. The cave, swim up bar is a great way to get out from under the sun and enjoy a cool tropical drink.
Another great spot for me is, Our Lucaya Oceanfront Resort and Casino. This resort has great pools and one even has a swim up bar, ( i guess I like swim up bars).
For the romantic lover out there we have Pelican Bay Resort. Love the style of the rooms. Besides being warm and romantic, these rooms are what I would build for myself at home. It’s not oceanfront, but it is on the bay and just across the street from the ocean.
Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach Resort, is Oceanfront and is All Inclusive. This property is a good choice for water sports tennis and other active stuff. The property itself is just OK by me. It is hard to beat a good old fashioned All Inclusive place and this is it. Yes, there are other hotels on the Island, but for me, they are just not close enough to all the fun that is the area of Lucaya. A tropical island near Florida's south coast, called Grand Bahama Island, that has this all inclusice property includes meals, alcoholic, soft drinks and loads of water sport fun! called Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach and includes:
- Water activities including snorkeling and windsurfing.
- The Beach Bar offers cocktails to guests by the outdoor pool or on the beach.
- Food at 3 restaurants
- Oceanfront wimming Pool
At one end of the Our Lucaya property is a small shack that serves up freshly caught sea food and old fashioned hamburgers and hotdogs called, Billy Joe's On the Beach. The owner at “Billy Joe's On the Beach”, used to walk around barefoot, I never asked why he started to put his sandals on. From time to time, they will have a live band, right there oceanfront and center. So, enjoy your super fresh conch salad, sip that icy tropical drink, listen to that island music and never want to go home.
More info on the Hotels, Resorts and activities:
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
If you can't beat the Snow, join us on a cruise.
It seems like the people in the snow belt are calling for cruises more this year than they have in the past.
The snow has a way of tiring people. They need to take a break away from the snow, so they head south to the 80 plus degree weather South Florida has been having latley. Seems that cruising is on thier minds more than years gone by. I am sure word of mouth has a lot to do with that. Thier friends go on a cruise, can't stop raving and plants the seed of cruising. Next thing you know, they are on the phone calling us up to get a way from the cold, so they have a few stories of their own to tell.
We still have some room left on the 2, 3 and 4 night cruises and we are getting tight for space on the 7 night cruises, so hurry and call today 954-969-0069 or toll free 888-969-0069.
I will see you down here, where you can take your winter coat off and enjoy the warm Sun.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
What does cruise and travel insurance cover
- Personal illness
- Cancellation of plans by a travel partner
- Airline delays
- Lost baggage
- Cruise line going out of business
Hotel411.com and Travel411.com uses Travel Guard and here is what a typical policy of theirs may cover, (THIS IS JUST AN EXAMPLE), ask Wally Siegel for the real deal.
Let us say a $95, Travel Guard's Gold plan offers extensive primary coverage including, but not limited to, the following:
Trip cancellation = 100 percent of insured trip cost
Trip interruption = 150% of insured trip cost
Trip delay (maximum of $150/day) = $750
Missed connection = $250
Baggage and personal effects loss = $1,000
Baggage delay = $300
Medical expense = $25,000
Dental = $500
Emergency evacuation/repatriation = $500,000
Accidental death & dismemberment = $10,000
Passengers between 35 and 59 years old and plan to insure a cruise fare of $1,200 to $1,600. per person, the cost of Travel Guard's Gold plan would be arround $95 per person.
The per-person cost for
*travelers of ages 60 to 69 is $125
*travelers of ages 70 to 74 is$175
(Cancel for Any Reason coverage is available as an add-on for 1.4 times the base plan cost.)
Saturday, February 9, 2013
If you are trying to decide if you want to fly into Miami or Ft. Lauderdale Airport. Here is the cost of transfers to the Port of Miami through Carnival.
Cost of Transfers:
Applicable to Cruise Only guests
Between Miami Airport and the Port of Miami: One Way: $16.00 Round Trip: $32.00
Between Ft. Lauderdale Airport and the Port of Miami: One Way: $30.00 Round Trip: $60.00
see earlier blog click here
Friday, February 1, 2013
Barcelona and it's city and night life, Dubrovnik, Florence and the Renaissance treasures, Istanbul and it's mystical people, Portofino you got to be there, Rome and their ruins and Venice and it's enchantment.
All wonderful places to visit, but is it still safe?
My direct answer to you is, YES.
It is a good bet, that if the cruises lines are sailing to a particular area, then it is safe. In some cases about as safe as it is here in my home town of America.
So the only thing you should concern yourself with, is how much time will your boss or your schedual wil allow you to take for this European cruise thing.
I found some cruises that Our Agents can help you with.
Call Wally for the experience or Amy for her patience.
Wally, toll free 877-429-6714
Norwegian Spirit 2 Night Mediterranean - Western Cruise Norwegian Cruise Line Destination: Mediterranean - Western Departing from: Malaga, Spain Ports of Call: Malaga, Spain | Barcelona, Spain
Independence of the Seas 2 Night Europe Cruise Royal Caribbean International Destination: Europe Departing from: Southampton, England Ports of Call: Southampton, England | Paris, France
Queen Victoria 2 Night Europe Cruise Cunard Line Ltd. Destination: Europe Departing from: Southampton, England Ports of Call: Southampton, England | Hamburg, Germany
Adventure Of The Seas 2 Night Europe Cruise Royal Caribbean International Destination: Europe Departing from: Southampton, England Ports of Call: Southampton, England
Norwegian Breakaway 1 Night Mediterranean - Western Cruise Norwegian Cruise Line Destination: Mediterranean - Western Departing from: Rotterdam, The Netherlands Ports of Call: Rotterdam, The Netherlands | Southampton, England
Liberty Of The Seas 2 Night Mediterranean - Western Cruise Royal Caribbean International Destination: Mediterranean - Western Departing from: Naples, Italy Ports of Call: Naples, Italy | Barcelona, Spain
Greek Isles Cruises ( one of my places to be )
I keep hearing and reading on what a lovely and beautiful place it is to be, the Greek Isles has those, stand out and lone white buildings on some awesome cliff overlooking a super blue body of water. the volcano sculptured cliffs of Santorini. Mykonos has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
Corfu has it's treasures from the Medieval era.
Olympia and the Gods, legendary Athens This is the cruise I am going to put on my bucket list
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Wow, that was a long sentence.
...Anyway, I will be going back to Port Everglades inlet and getting better at this video taking thing.
I am also going to get all the information on each of the ships and pass that along to you right here.
don't forget to visit www.2daycruise.com
Monday, January 21, 2013
Friday, January 18, 2013
Friday, January 11, 2013
- Directions to Port Canaveral
If You're Driving From the Airport...
Port Canaveral Google Map click here
From Orlando International Airport (MCO)
This airport is approximately 45 minutes west of Port Canaveral. Take the North Exit from the Airport, staying to the right, to S.R. 528 (Beachline Expressway) East. Take S.R. 528 directly to Port Canaveral.
From Melbourne International Airport (MLB)
Melbourne International Airport (MLB) is located approximately 25 miles (40 minutes) south of Port Canaveral. Exit east (left) out of the airport onto NASA Blvd. and follow to U.S. Highway 1. Turn left (north) onto U.S Highway 1. Travel approximately 20 minutes on U.S. Highway 1 past the intersection of S.R. 520 in Cocoa about one mile to the S.R. 528 exit. Exit and travel east on S.R. 528 (BeachLine Expressway) for approximately 10 miles, crossing the Indian River, Merritt Island and the Banana River to reach Port Canaveral.
From Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB)
The airport is approximately 1 hour northwest of Port Canaveral. Exit the airport south to the Central Florida Greenway (Toll Road 417). Go south 23 miles to S.R. 528's (the Beachline Expressway) eastbound exit. Go east (37 miles) to the Port.
From Space Coast Regional Airport (TIX)
This airport is located about 20 minutes from the Port in Titusville FL. Exit and drive east for three blocks; turn south onto U.S. Highway 1 to the Beachline Expressway (S.R. 528) and follow this east to the Port.
From Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB)
Daytona Beach International Airport is about 75 miles north of Port Canaveral. Take I-95 south to S.R. 528 East (Beachline Expressway) and follow to the Port.
From the area of Fort Lauderdale or Miami
Take I-95 south to S.R. 528 East (Beachline Expressway) and follow to the Port.
- The Port Canaveral Cruise lines are,
a) Carnival Cruise Line, with, Carnival Dream, Carnival Ecstasy, Carnival Sensation.
b) Disney Cruise Line, with, Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy, Disney Magic.
c) Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Freedom of the Seas, Monarch of the Seas, Enchantment of the Seas.
d) Victory Casino cruise
A Side (North) Cruise Terminals
Cruise Terminals 5, 6, 8 and 10 are located on the A (North) side of the Port, off of State Road 401.
B Side (South) Cruise Terminals.
Terminals 2, 3 & 4 are dome-shaped structures located on the B (south) side of the Port at the east end of George King Boulevard.
*Rates are subject to change without notice.
DISABLED PARKING spaces are available and the fee is waived for vehicles that have special equipment, such as ramps, lifts, foot or hand controls; or display the Florida Toll Exemption permit. Call 800-983-2435, extension 2 to apply for an exemption form. Contact the Canaveral Port Authority at 321-783-7831 for the latest information.
Whether you park in one of our terminal lots or parking garages, the rate* for the following cruises are:
for vehicles up to 20 feet in length.
For vehicles longer than 20 feet, the rates are
*$104, $130, $156 and $208 respectively.
- Contact Port Canaveral
For Cruise information and pricing call toll free 1-888-969-0069
for all other information call
Canaveral Port Authority
445 Challenger Road, Suite 301
Cape Canaveral, FL 32920
Phone: (321) 783.7831
Fax: (321) 83.4651
Not all visitors start their Florida vacations as cruisers, but while here, in South Florida, they might use a, 2 night cruise fill in, as a small part of their vacation. Even though most of the vacationers have their non cruise vacations planed by the time they get to Florida, they get caught up in the cruise frenzy and find a great fill in 2 night Bahamas cruise. (I hope, by now, you know we offer those cruises, so call any of our agents for your 2 night cruise. 954-969-0069).
So, do your part for the economy and, spend some of your hard earned money on the relaxation you need by shopping in the malls, and cruising the Caribbean. Bon Voyage, I will see you on the ship.
By the way, there are still a few steam ships cruising.
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Find new travels, New hearts to heal, and lessons to learn.
Look at me, I am learning about blogging and video posting and so much SEO stuff just to get 2daycruise.com on Google and other search engines so our Partner Agents can give you the best service available in the business for 2 day cruises around the world..
My goal for 2013 is to go on 5, 2 day cruises and take about 30 of my readers with me. Remember though, I will need at least one other person to help me with that.
Another goal of mine is, to get training classes on sales and customer service, so when one of our clients calls us for a mini getaway vacation, they feel like they are on vacation while speaking to one of our partner agents. I like that idea, a phone call, feeling like the start of a vacation.
Well, I'm out, see you at sea in 2013.