Cruising Luxuries 4

Living in Carlsbad is like living in paradise. But it is nice to get away for either rest and relaxation or grand world exploration every now and then! Carefree Vacations, a full service travel agency serving the San Diego community since 1963, has you covered for exclusive and inclusive memorable vacations.

“Our mission is to create experiences that create memories for a lifetime,” says Marketing Manager Kim Sykes. The agency’s knowledgeable and well-traveled consultants advise clients on all aspects of their travel adventure, from multi-generational family vacations and river cruising to all-inclusive packages to Mexico, the Caribbean and beyond. These experts also specialize in worldwide destinations and exotic travel, like gorilla trekking in Africa or expeditions to Antarctica.”

Carefree Vacations’ offerings are unique because of the strong relationships they build with travel partners. When traveling anywhere from Honolulu to Hanoi, consultants go the extra mile by providing special pricing, added amenities and the knowledge and expertise to help millennials and baby boomers alike create exactly the ‘right’ bucket-list luxury experience. Their expert travel planners are seasoned travelers themselves and knowledgeable about the various luxury cruise options, including domestic and international itineraries and the ability to ‘right-size’ ships to fit specific expectations. These long time partnerships with the top cruise lines and in-country destination management operators allows their travel specialists to bring added value benefits for clients. When working with a travel professional, clients are privy to added perks and booking incentives such as free shore excursions, shipboard credits for added amenities like spa treatments, and free private tour guides at port!

“While luxury cruising is our niche, we also have consultants who specialize in family vacations, fun friend getaways, and multigenerational cruising on some of the larger commercial cruise ships,” explains Sykes. Vacationers typically love the safety and convenience of luxury cruising. One perk is it allows passengers to visit many exotic destinations in one itinerary without the worry and stress of packing and unpacking, and making train, bus or flight connections on time. Cruising takes out any of the guesswork or anxiety associated with travel.

Luxury cruising means all of your needs are met and usually exceeded. Some amenities include private butler service, all-inclusive experiences including prepaid gratuities; premium alcoholic beverages, Internet connectivity and more. You can also look forward to fine dining prepared by the world’s top chefs, world class entertainment and exclusive on shore activities to suit the likes and preferences of everyone in your holiday party. Ongoing special round trip first class and business class airfare is regularly on offer to get you there and home in comfort.

Private guided sightseeing, onboard expert lectures on the history, culture and art of a given destination, Smithsonian exhibits on Regent Seven Seas, extended stays and overnights in port on Azamara Club Cruises, pre- and post-cruise excursions such as African safaris and other destination centric onboard activities are offered in every port.

Since luxury ships cruise to destinations worldwide, it’s always a good time to head out on one of your dream vacations! Alaska and Europe are top summer picks while the Caribbean, Central America and the South Pacific are popular winter choices. Wherever you want to go, there is a luxury cruise with the perfect itinerary for that time of year. So why not have Carefree Vacations help you plan your perfect escape!