Updated: Oct 29, 2018
You can see quite a bit of the world without breaking out that little blue book.
Domestic River Cruises
Cruising brings to mind white sand beaches, umbrella drinks, and passports. But did you know you can have an amazing cruise experience right here in the USA?
I'm often asked about Mississippi route options, however, we have more to offer than the Mississippi! Pictured above is a ship from American Cruise Line, a provider with both modern and paddle-wheel options. I love ACL cruises because they include your pre-cruise hotel stay and featured excursions, as well as onboard WiFi, breakfast room service, and cocktail hour. Some routes also offer themed cruises such as Civil War, Holiday, Music, and Culinary. If you're interested in domestic river cruising, check out their full catalog and give me a call at 1-800-990-3614.
You can fly into Hawaii and then cruise around the islands, or if you have a lot of time on your hands, you can cruise all the way TO Hawaii from San Francisco or Los Angeles, around the islands, and then back! Kauai, Oahu, Maui, and the Big Island - why stop with one? This video is from Princess, but we have providers to fit different travel styles and budgets.
Guam, American Samoa, Puerto Rico, the American Virgin Islands and the Northern Mariana Islands are all passport-free destinations!
Ohhhhh Alaska, how I love thee. We have a lot of providers, large ships and small, to make this bucket list trip attainable!! If you've been before, consider taking a small ship tour such as Blount, Tauck, or UnCruise for an up close and personal look at the glaciers!
Tons of Non-US Options!!
Take a look at this list. LOOK AT IT! Isn't it beautiful??
Trinidad & Tobago
St. Pierre & Miquelon
Did you know you don't need a passport for ANY of that? While flying to these countries requires a passport, crossing "by land or sea" has different rules. This is fantastic when you're cruising from Portland to Alaska, with a stop in Canada! Note: Regardless of which destination you're headed to, you must be returning to the same port you left from, also known as a "closed loop cruise".
What do you need? Proof of Citizenship -- and if you're 16 or older, a photo ID.
What qualifies as proof of citizenship?
an original or certified copy of a birth certificate - not a photocopy!
a certificate of naturalization - again, not a photocopy!
a passport card - available with an extra fee when you get/renew your passport.
an enhanced driver’s license - available with an extra fee to residents of Michigan, Minnesota, Vermont, New York, and Washington state.
No passport? No problem... and no excuses!! I've given you a ton of destination ideas - now it's time for you to give me a call! 1-800-990-3614 or firstname.lastname@example.org!