This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Avoya Travel. All opinions are 100% mine.
I’m pretty useless when it comes to planning a cruise. In fact, I’m going on my fourth with my sister in late May. I can barely remember where we are going. I’m not sure what excursions we should do. I really should look up what nights I need to look good. Cruises seem like one of those vacations that should take care of themselves, but they do take planning. That’s why I like the idea of Avoya Travel.
Far too many of us have gotten used to the endless search. Maybe you know where you want to go. Or maybe you just know your budget. Avoya Travel has independent vacation planners who can help you no matter what situation you are in, whether you want to go on a cruise or an organized tour. Better yet, Avoya has a LOT of exclusive travel deals to get you some awesome rates.
For instance, I’ve always wanted to go to Alaska. I was curious about their cruise services when Avoya Travel approached me to check them out. I started to poke around their site to see what I could get.
AVOYA TRAVEL DEALS
Right away I found a cruise to Alaska leaving next week on Holland America Cruise line for 75 percent off the regular price, leaving from Seattle. For me this was a win win because not only could I see my friends in Seattle, but I could also check out five cities, including Juneau, Hubbard Glacier, Sitka, Ketchikan and Victoria, BC before returning to Seattle.
I could get an even better deal (82 percent off) if I left from Vancouver on a Norwegian cruise line ship that hit even more ports on an 8-night cruise– Vancouver, Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Icy Strait Point, Victoria, Seattle. I still got the benefit of ending in Seattle too! Naturally the best price was on an interior cabin (about $399 listed on the site), but you could still save 83 percent on a balcony room (a must for me since I get claustrophobic and I really like that sea air in my room!). I bet my personal travel planner could find a few deals for me too.
SO, HOW DOES THIS PERSONALIZED SERVICE WORK?
Well, it’s pretty simple. Just pop onto the site and start looking around. Throughout the site, you will find a listed phone number you can call OR you can fill out a form to have Avoya give you a call or shoot you an email directly so you can get connected with your vacation planner.
Watch how easy it is:
Is there a fee?
Nope. No extra fees for this personal vacation planning. And there is a low price guarantee. And they can get you unpublished discounts. Sounds like a win win to me. Doesn’t hurt to at least check it out, right?
Now back to those cruise excursions
So, for a busy gal like me who doesn’t have time to plan every second of a trip, an Avoya travel planner is a godsend. Instead of doing all of the research yourself, your travel planner can help you book excursions through the cruise or through an independent tour operator. If you aren’t sure which will be the best with your kids, they can help you figure that out too and find out more information for you. They will even send you packing tips for your trip.
Sometimes we moms, and even busy professionals, just need some extra help. We all want to go on vacation, but we don’t want the planning to be added work. By taking advantage of an Avoya travel planner you get the personal attention you crave, but also the deals you are always looking for online. It’s a bit of best worlds. Now you just have to decide where to go. Or not. Avoya has a few ideas for you on that front as well.
Photo credits: Cruise ship, Glacier Bay National Park, Boat Harbor Alaska and Alaska Valley.