We have all been saddened by the weather catastrophes of the past few weeks with the fires out west, the hurricanes that ravaged the Houston area, much of Florida, and the Caribbean. Many of us, especially those of us with homes in those areas, were glued to the TV. There is much work to be done in all of these areas. My prayer is for the families who have lost loved ones, and that those whose lives have been impacted horribly will be able to recover quickly.
I have also seen the enormous bravery of first responders who risked their own lives to help others. While we are quick to criticize them, they are the people we turn to when we need help.
I was happy to see that many of the cruise lines pitched in to assist. Several lines have taken ships to the Caribbean to bring back stranded passengers. They have filled their ships with supplies for those affected regions as well. Royal Caribbean took 1500 hundred of their employees who work in Miami out to calmer waters along with their families and pets, and several hundred displaced tourist.
We just finished a great river cruise on the beautiful S.S. Catherine sailing from Tarascon, France to Lyon, France. This region of France is beautiful, with small towns and vineyards all along the river.
Faster TSA lines are coming. New technology that allows 3D imaging could eliminate the need to throw away your water and will allow you to keep your personal electronics in your bags. The manufacturer claims that the new scanners could increase the number of passengers screened per hour from 180 to 500. Hopefully, this new technology will arrive soon at your favorite airport.
Fuller Travel Escorted Tours
April 25-May 5 Shades of Ireland Visit the Emerald Isle and enjoy Dublin, Kilkenny, Waterford, Killarney, the Ring of Kerry, Limerick, the Cliffs of Moher, and Galway. Kiss the Blarney Stone, sleep in a castle, and much more. https://gateway.gocollette.com/link/764793 Early payment discount expires next month.
May 16-24, 2018 Israel: Pilgrimage to the Holy Land. This tour is being arranged by Fuller Travel but is being escorted by Fr. Anthony Strouse. Join Fr. Strouse as you journey to these most important Christian sites: Visit Jaffa, Caesarea, Nazareth, Cana, Tiberias, the Sea of Galilee, Bethlehem, Jerusalem. Follow the Via Dolorosa, the Way of the Cross. Call now for reservations.
June 7-18, 2018 Germany’s Cultural Cities and the Romantic Road Embark on a guided tour of Hamlin, explore the town of Lubeck famous for its marzipan, join a local guide who leads you on a Beatles tour in Hamburg. Tour Berlin and Munich’s famed landmarks. Discover Rothenburg ob der Tauber, a medieval gem in Fanconia. Tour Nueschwanstein Castle. Much more. Deposit now! I have spots reserved for just a short time on this new tour. https://gateway.gocollette.com/link/769444
July 29-August 8 Alaskan Cruise on the Island Princess. Spend three nights on land in Anchorage, Princess McKinley Lodge, and Princess Denali Lodge. From Denali you will board a train and journey down to our ship where we will embark on a 7 day journey. We will experience the Hubbard Glacier and Glacier National Park from our ship. We will visit the ports of Juneau, Skagway, and Ketchikan before disembarking in Vancouver. Deposit now for the best choice of stateroom. Join us on this cruise as we will be donating a portion of each cabin to our local Rotary Foundation to help with our service projects.
September 8-16 Castles Along the Rhine River Cruise Travel from Amsterdam to Basel, Switzerland along the Rhine River. This cruise, aboard the SS Antoinette will encompass 4 countries. Those of you who love picturesque and historic sites will find medieval castles, cathedrals, and scenes that have inspired great poets, painters, and composers. Current 10% discount extended to September 30 based on availability.
October 5-10 Washington DC and Gettysburg This five day guided trip will take in the White House, US Capitol, monuments and museums, Arlington, and the Basilica Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. We will have a battlefield tour of Gettysburg as well as some free time to explore Historic Gettysburg. This is a bus tour-no air involved. $1500 cost includes 5 nights hotel, motorcoach, 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners, all sightseeing and gratuities. $200 reserves your spot. Taking deposits now!
April, 2019 Lynn and Lidia’s Italy My number 1 guide will take us on a journey through Italy to some of our favorite places. We’ll visit Rome, Pompeii, Sorrento, Assisi, Venice, Padua, Lake Maggiore, Florence, and more. Additional info will be available soon.
June, 2019 Viking Homelands This cruise will take place on the Viking Sea.This cruise will visit Sweden, Norway, Denmark, St. Petersburg, Estonia, Poland,and Berlin. Will open for deposits September 27.
September, 2019 Canadian Rockies
October 2019 Iceland’s Magical Northern Lights We’ll visit Reykjavik, before traveling the Golden Circle. We’ll experience the energy at the geothermal fields of Geysir and Strokkur. We’ll see the glacial lagoon at Jokulsarlon and visit one of Iceland’s most famous waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss, and much more.
May 2020 Alpine Explorer and Oberammergau
September 2020 Poland
October 2020 Autumn Colors
Have a great week!