Today’s Travel Spotlight is with Travel Agent Collette Howard of Michigan. She and a group of family and friends took a cruise on the Carnival Breeze in December 2012 for her birthday. I sat down with Collette to get the scoop on this fantastic vacation and all the juicy details.
Tell me about your cruise. How long was it, what was the name of the cruise ship and what were your destinations?
Our cruise was 6 days, we visited the Eastern Caribbean, ports of call were Grand Turk of Turks and Caicos, Foulmouth, Jamaica which is the capital of Jamaica, and Nassau Bahamas
Tell me about your favorite dining experience on the ship.
Our dining experiences were extraordinary. The cruise had different cuisine from various cultures even a Sushi restaurant. There was even Indian cuisine and Mongolian Wok station.
Describe your favorite experience on your cruise.
I think one of my favorite experiences on the cruise was our nightly visit to a R&B jazz band were we made a lot of new friends and being treated to a free cocktail party hosted by the Ship’s Captain and Cruise Director because we have achieved the Gold Level as a VIFP (Very Important Fun Person)
What activities did you participate in on the ship?
Some played basketball, and used the water works park, I enjoyed my full body massage and escaping to the Serenity Deck for adult only relaxation area.
What was the highlight of your land experience?
Since we are travel professionals, we were given a complimentary day pass to the Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort in Nassau Bahamas. We toured the Sandals resort and were privileged to the All inclusive activities extended to paying guests
What else should we know about this cruise experience?
Our cruise was the best hassle free experience in my 8th cruise sailings thus far. The food, entertainment and enjoyment of friends and family who cruised with us made it the perfect cruise experience.
What travel tips can you offer to make traveling easier?
For Travelers to make sure to review the baggage weight allowance as each airline varies. The standard baggage weight allowance is 50 pounds, however we traveled on Spirit whose baggage weight allowance was only 40 pounds. Some of the travelers in our group were charged $ 25-75 dollars because their luggage was overweight at the start of the cruise.
Please provide your website link and a brief description of your business and what services you offer:
My business is a home based travel business that provides full service travel for our customers to ensure a hassle free vacation for our travel clients. We are also members of the Sun Seekers Travel Club who are a group of people who Enjoy Live, Travel & Fun in the Sun.