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***Deborah Lacasse achieves ‘Autism Travel Professional’ Certification

Deborah Lacasse, of Dream EZ Travel has completed her Autism Travel Professional Certification.  Her official badge with contact information can be found here:

Click here to see Deborah’s Certified Autism Travel Professional Badge

Rest assured that if would like to work with someone who is knowledgeable about planning vacations that specialize in working with autistic children, please reach out to Deborah Lacasse at Dream EZ Travel, dreameztravel@gmail.com, http://www.dreameztravel.com,  413-949-9784.

Deborah specializes in Autism Travel, All Inclusive, and Cruising.

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Use this link to find Deborah’s listing as a Cruising Certified Specialist using zip code 01040

Deborah is also a Beaches Resort Specialist.

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***Unlimited Scuba Diving at Sandals Resorts is included!

Did you know that Scuba Diving is included at all Sandals Resorts!  Go diving every day if you would like!  There are also PADI courses that you can take for a nominal fee.

If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where you can get started with the Open Water Diver course.  Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course.  Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course!  What an opportunity!  Once you get certified, go scuba diving every day up to 2 dives a day!

Already certified, start diving from day 1!

Always using top of the line equipment and state of the art Newton Dive Boats!

Sandals is only resort chain to have all resorts Green PADI Certified!  Voted one of the top 5 Dive Operations in the Western Hemisphere by PADI!  Why pay extra to do what you love.  Choose from the following beautiful Caribbean locations:  Bahamas, Antigua, Barbados, Jamaica, St. Lucia, or Grenada.

Email dreameztravel@gmail.com to book your next vacation!  Or call 413-949-9784.  Talk to a Certified Sandals Specialist!

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Best Way to Visit Cuba – By Cruise Ship!

Just wanted to make sure that everyone is aware that even with change in Cuba travel restrictions, visiting by cruise ship is the best way to visit Cuba.  Also, enjoy everything a cruise has to offer including beautiful sunrises and sunsets!

The following are statements from Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) and Royal Caribbean International (RCCL).

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. Response to Trump Administration announcement about Cuba
June 16, 2017

‘Based on the information shared today, we are very pleased to learn the news that cruises to Cuba will continue under the new guidelines laid out by the Administration.  All of our cruises to, and shore excursions in, Cuba are in full compliance with regulations set forth by the US Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”), and we will work with the Administration to comply with any changes to those and any other regulation’s that will result from its decision.  We are also pleased that education travel and travel that supports the Cuban people will continue. ‘

 

and

June 16, 2017

‘Today President Trump announced his administration’s new policy changes for U.S. citizens traveling to Cuba, and we are pleased to inform you that we don’t anticipate any changes to our Cuba itineraries. Your clients can expect to enjoy the immersive, unforgettable experience they’ve been looking forward to as we visit Havana, Cuba on their upcoming sailing onboard Empress of the Seas. ‘

Sincerely,
Royal Caribbean International 

 

Email dreameztravel@gmail.com to book a cruise or for more information!!

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***Just saved client $269.00!

Just in the last month I saved a client $269.00 on a cruise that was booked in November 2016!!  Cruise is for May 2017.  I compare prices and if there is a better promotion/price, I will get the better price for you as long as it is before final payment.  No work for you!

Email dreameztravel@gmail.com to book or for more information!!

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Would you like to be walking on a beautiful beach like this guy?  Enjoy life!  We can help make all the arrangements so you can sleep worry free!

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***Norwegian Escape – The Solo Traveler Experience!

Cruising as a solo traveler is a smooth, safe, and enjoyable process on the Norwegian Escape. Studio rooms created just for the solo traveler are an affordable choice. Unlike other cruise lines that charge double, a studio cabin on the Escape can be very affordable. Norwegian’s Breakaway, Epic, Getaway, and Pride of America offer studios also.

I found all different ages and types of people staying in the studios during my voyage. There were folks in their young twenties to seventies. Some people were traveling with others staying in other sections of the ship and some were traveling alone. It was a great opportunity to meet many different people.

Studio Rooms:

There are many studio cabins on the Escape. The studio cabins are located on Deck 11 and 12. Card key access is required to get into the corridor in the studios. Each cabin is 100 square feet. In the cabin there is a full size bed and plenty of space for storage. The cabin is well designed.

Studio Lounge:

In the middle of the studios hallway, easily accessible from all studio cabins, is a lounge area called the Studio Lounge. In the lounge there is a bar, specialty espresso and cappuccino coffee machine, fresh orange juice, snacks, a white board to help people connect, and comfy, attractive couches and chairs.  There is a solo traveler host available during the cruise (one of the cruise staff) that can help solo travelers with any questions and in help making group reservations.  On embarkation day there is an opportunity to meet other solo travelers during a meeting that takes place usually around 5:30-6:00. Everyone that attends introduces himself/herself and tells a little about himself/herself. It is then nice when seeing these individuals during the cruise. There is an optional meeting at 5:30/6:00 each day in the lounge to help people connect for dinner, excursions, shows, or other activities.

Dining:

If desired dining alone on the Escape is very comfortable. There are many tables for two that easily will accommodate just one. Many of these small tables are located near windows in either Taste, Savor, or The Manhattan Room. Some tables for two are located near the band in the Manhattan Room. If eating in the Garden Cafe buffet, there are plenty of seats available. I especially liked the tall table and chairs on the end. The other complimentary option is O’Sheehan’s and there are usually plenty of seats there also. I never had to wait for a seat to become available at any of the dining locations.

Entertainment:

There are many entertainment options on board that a solo traveler can take advantage of. Free entertainment includes After Midnight, Levity Comedy, Vocal Overdrive, Howl at the Moon (Dueling Pianos), Jazz, and many other music choices.  For a fee, there is a dinner show ‘For the Record – The Brat Pack’ that is excellent also.  Shows can be signed up for before sailing, from on the TV in your stateroom, or at the Box Office right on the Escape. If you enjoy a certain type of show, you can attend another performance by either booking again if the show is not full, or arriving 10 minutes before the show and going in the stand-by line. Getting a seat is not usually an issue at all.

For more information on cruising solo on the Escape, to answer a specific question, or to book a cruise please email dreameztravel@gmail.com. Also, please visit my website:

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***Norwegian Escape – The Spa Experience!

Going to the spa on the Norwegian Escape is a relaxing experience. Within the spa there are specialized rooms and areas just to hang out- with a beautiful view. There is a beverage area with orange water, lemon water, and hot teas. There is a large pool with jets and a whirlpool. If you choose to buy a pass or if you are staying in a spa room, you will feel pampered in the spa area!

If you are not in a spa room, if you sign up for the thermal suite and pool on embarkation day and you get a special package price. Or, better yet, sign up online, before the cruise starts.  They sell a limited number of these packages so that the area never gets crowded, so you will want to sign up by the first day/night. The spa is open 8:00am – 10:00pm except for the last day when the thermal suites and pool are only open until 8:00pm. Pricing is based on number of days of cruise: 2 day-$79, 7 day-$199, 12 day-$279 (prices if booked before cruise starts). The pass gives you complete usage of saunas, showers, steamroom, salt room, snow room, and therapeutic pool and whirlpool.

If you have a spa pass (sticker on your card), you stop at the desk to check in. You leave your room key and in exchange they will give you a bracelet. The bracelet allows you to enter the thermal suite.  You can lock your belongings in the lockers in the changing area. In the changing area you will find a beautiful view, towels, robes, hair dryers, showers, and bathrooms. After you change and put your bathing suit and robe on, enter the spa area. There are plenty of lounging chairs. You can also select the heated tile lounge chairs to relax on.

Choices in the spa area include a pool with all different kinds of water jets, a whirlpool, a sauna, a sanarium, rain shower, aromatic steam bath, and salt bath. This spa area is a great area to just relax and unwind. I found that this area never really got crowded (even with 4900 guests!). I stayed in the studios so it was a great place to hangout as a solo traveler. I saw many other solo travelers there also. Calming music plays in the background. I either closed my eyes and relaxed or read or listened to my ipod. I felt it was a good choice especially for sea days!

If you have any questions or if you would like to book a cruise, please contact me at dreameztravel@gmail.com. I look forward to hearing from you. Also, please check out my website at

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***Do Business With a Professional Travel Planner

Cruising.org is a site that has a wealth of information about cruising. ‘Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is the world’s largest cruise industry trade association, providing a unified voice and leading authority of the global cruise community. CLIA supports policies and practices that foster a safe, secure, healthy and sustainable cruise ship environment and is dedicated to promote the cruise travel experience.’

A service that CLIA offers is to help you find travel professionals that can assist you in planning for your perfect cruise. You can use the ‘Cruise Agent Finder’ to get contact information based on zipcode.

As described by Cruise Lines International Association -‘CLIA affiliated agents have chosen to specialize in cruise vacations setting them apart from other travel agents. A CLIA Certified Cruise Agent is even more equipped with the skills and knowledge and are especially qualified to assist you in choosing the perfect cruise and ensuring you the best vacation value. Find a CLIA Certified Cruise Agent to assist you. Search using your City and State/Province, or by Zip or Postal Code and Proximity, then start planning your cruise vacation today!’
Click here for CLIA Agent finder.

 

I can be found by entering the 01040 zipcode:

DEBORAH LACASSE
28 GREENWOOD AVE
HOLYOKE, MA 01040
413-949-9784
dreameztravel@gmail.com
http://www.dreameztravel.com

I can work with you wherever you live!  I look forward to speaking with you!

Click here for www.dreameztravel.com.