One of the difficult things to sort out when traveling is what the differences are in formal wear, smart casual, or casual wear. Royal Caribbean is at least attempting to give some guidelines to their passengers which is actually somewhat.
- For formal nights, the cruise line recommends “suits and ties, tuxedos, cocktail dresses or evening gowns.”
- For smart casual nights, “think of this as a step up from your typical dinner wear” and wear “collared shirts, dresses, skirts and blouses, or pantsuits.”
- For casual nights, Royal suggests “jeans, polos, sundresses and blouses” but asks guests to “keep swimwear to the Pool Deck.” Shorts and tanks will be accepted for breakfast and lunch, but not in the main dining room at dinner.
MagicBands have functioned as a room key at Disney World hotels for the past five years, and soon guests will get another digital key option — their smartphone. To use their digital key, guests must opt in and activate the feature on their check-in day through a brief set-up process in the My Disney Experience app. To enter their room, guests tap the “Unlock Door” button and then simply hold their phone against the door lock. Guests can also use their digital key to unlock the hotel entrance gate and common area doors requiring a key, which may include pools, fitness centers, elevators and club level lounges. The smartphone key is coming later this month to Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and to other Disney World hotels in the coming months. Guests will be able to use the MagicBand and their smartphone key during their stay.
Universal Orlando Resort, which last November announced the construction of two budget-priced hotels, will name them the Surfside Inn and Suites and the Dockside Inn and Suites. Loews Hotels & Resorts will manage the properties. Universal said both hotels’ daily rates will be as low as $73. The Surfside Inn and Suites is slated to open in 2019 with 1,450 rooms. More than half of those rooms will be two-bedroom suites that can accommodate as many as six people and will have kitchenettes and dining areas. Rates for the two-bedroom suites will start at $111 a night. The Dockside Inn and Suites is scheduled to open in 2020.
July 29-August 8 Alaskan Cruise on the Island Princess.
September 8-16 Castles Along the Rhine River Cruise
October 5-10 Washington DC and Gettysburg
We are taking deposits for all of next year’s tours:
April 22-May 5 Lynn and Lidia’s Italy My number 1 guide and good friend will take us on a journey through Italy to some of our favorite places. We’ll visit Rome, Pompeii, Sorrento,Isle of Capri, Assisi, Venice, Padua, Lake Maggiore, Lucca , Florence, San Gimignano and more. Call for pricing and enrollment information!
June 6-20, 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.
August 11-21, 2019 Delightful Danube and Prague Join us as we spend three wonderful days in the beautiful city of Prague before boarding the S.S. Beatrice in Nuremberg for a seven night cruise down the Danube. We’ll visit the towns of Regensburg, Passau, Melk, and Vienna before ending our journey in the amazing city of Budapest
September 8-16 Iceland: Land of Fire and Ice We’ll visit Reykjavik, before traveling the Golden Circle. We’ll experience the energy at the geothermal fields of Geysir and Strokkur. We’ll have an opportunity to explore caves or lava fields. We’ll spend some time with a family that keeps alive a 400 year old fishing tradition. We’ll stop at the Volcano Visitor Center to learn how families survived during the 2010 explosion. We’ll take a cruise among the huge icebergs of the Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon. Enjoy the Blue Lagoon or Whale Watching before returning home. See the itinerary at https://gateway.gocollette.com/link/861057
May 17-28, 2020 Alpine Explorer and Oberammergau We will explore a bit of Switzerland and Austria before arriving at Oberammergau for the Passion Play. Some of the highlights of this trip include Lago Maggiore, Island Dinner, Zermatt, Glacier Express Train, St. Moritz, Innsbruck, Salzburg, St. Peter’s Restaurant, Mozart Dinner Concert, Munich, Oberammergau Passion Play, Linderhof Palace, Füssen, Neuschwanstein Castle. First com, first served. Check out the itinerary: https://gateway.gocollette.com/link/817395
June 2020 New!! Colorado Rockies We’ll fly in and out of the Mile High City of Denver and then travel to Grand Junction. We’ll visit the Colorado National Monument, Arches National Park, Canyonlands, National Park, and Mesa Verda National Park. We’ll then travel to Durango and ride the Silverton RailRoad before ending our trip in Colorado Springs.
September 2020 Discover Poland
October 2020 Autumn Colors
Have a great week!