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Cruise Escapes
2013
Cruise Escapes
Sneak Peak Guide
Offered by your
ITT office
Many Sailings & More Adventure
at JEB Little Creek
ITT Office
1210 Amphibious Drive, Bldg. 3530
(757) 462-2677
Carnival
“Fun Just Got Funner!”
Upcoming cruises from Norfolk
in May and October 2013 !
Cruises starting at
$449 per person
(Based on two passengers per stateroom)
5– Day Cruises to Nassau and Freeport, Bahamas from Norfolk
May 14, 19 and 26 • October 13, 20 and 25
Carnival offers fleet-wide discounts for active duty
and retired military passengers.
Princess Cruises
“Escape Completely”
Upcoming cruises in
May 2013 !
Europe & Alaska Cruises
starting at $899 per person
(Based on two passengers per stateroom)
12-Day Greek Isles (between Rome and Venice)
Sailing Dates Vary • Interior from $1,879, Balcony from $2,529
12-Day Grand Mediterranean (between Barcelona and Rome)
Sailing Dates Vary • Interior from $2,244, Balcony from $3,094
7-Day Alaska (between Vancouver and Anchorage)
Sailing Dates Vary • Interior from $899, Balcony from $1,299
All cruises subject to availability and do not include taxes, fees,
airfare, excursions, gratuities and onboard extras.
Royal Caribbean
“Welcome Aboard the
Trip of a Lifetime”
New Ship from Baltimore,
Grandeur of the Seas
Cruises starting at
$529 per person
(Based on two passengers per stateroom)
Sailing year-round starting in May 2013 to Bahamas,
Bermuda, Caribbean and Canada!
Upgraded with five restaurants, sophisticated nightlife
hotspots and mesmerizing aerial shows in the six-story atrium.
Military rates apply on select sailings fleet-wide.
Norwegian (NCL)
“Freestyle Cruising”
May 2013 Inaugural sailing of
“The Breakaway”
Cruises starting at
$499 per person
(Based on two passengers per stateroom)
Newest year-round ship coming to New York!
NCL “Pride of America” only ship sailing in the Hawaiian Islands.
Family-friendly and offers many discounts, promotional offers
and a unique array of accommodations from private suites
to special cabins for solo travelers.
Worldwide cruises with many dates and great destinations available.
Cruise rates and dates subject to availability plus taxes, fees and extras.
The Magic of Disney
Special moments with
Disney characters onboard!
Get your ducks in a row and sail
with Mickey & Minnie in 2013!
Sailing to Europe, Alaska, Bahamas and Caribbean!
Themed deck parties include fireworks at sea!
One-of-a-kind rotational dining in three amazing restaurants.
Disney service throughout your cruise.
Military rates apply for selected sailings on all four ships:
Wonder, Magic, Dream and Fantasy.
Oceania
“Your World Your Way”
Explore the Mediterranean
in style!
Plan ahead and experience
affordable luxury.
Limited time offer: Free airfare, Two-for-One cruise fares, free
prepaid gratuities and bonus savings on 2014 Summer voyages.
Five ships featuring Europe, Alaska, Canada and New England.
Various offers expire May 31 or August 31, 2013.
Offers are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn without prior notice.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why book with MWR?
Our agents have been trained extensively with each of the cruise lines.
They know cruising and the ship amenities. We also have direct access to
the cruise line inventories and you will not have to risk using an unknown
web-site. All military fares and any other promotional fares are open for
us to quote and confirm for your convenience. Have confidence in your
booking as we do not hard sell and our staff does not receive commissions
on any sales. Know that when you book with MWR all of the benefits and
savings go directly to the customer!
What kind of payments are accepted/payment plan?
MWR and our cruise vendors accept all major credit cards and major debit
cards for payment. Each cruise line has guidelines for initial deposits and for
final payment requirements. Within those timelines, each client may choose
to make additional payments.
How far in advance do I need to book my cruise?
Each cruise line has different pricing and marketing strategies. In general,
booking early will assure you the best selection of availability and rates. High
demand cruises such as major holidays and vacation periods when children
are out of school, require advance planning. If you are flexible with dates
and destinations, short-term bookings during off-peak times could bring
savings. We can compare many options and it is best to visit our office for a
personal consultation.
What I.D. and immigration needs are required for
a cruise?
The best advice is to obtain a current passport for all cruises! There are some
exceptions, but details need to be discussed prior to confirming a cruise.
Always visit this website: www.travel.state.gov
What does my cruise fare include?
Accommodations of choice, transportation to beautiful and interesting
ports, organized children and adult programs onboard, all meals in the
complimentary dining venues, all entertainment onboard, art auctions,
poolside activities, access to fitness facilities, sports activities, use of pools
and hot tubs, TV in-room and phone calls within the ship confines.
What are the main extras that would be additional
to the cruise fare?
Taxes, service charges/gratuities, meals in specialty venues, alcoholic
beverages, sodas, spa and salon services, casino, round-trip transfers from
airport to ship, shore excursions, photography, internet access, babysitting
services, art and gift shop purchases, video arcades, laundry services for
personal clothing and the medical center.
What are my options for travel to the ports where
the ships depart from?
Travel to and from your cruise can involve some added expense and there
are many ways to arrange the possibilities. If the port is within driving
distance from your area, public parking is available at the piers. Rates can
range from $15 to $25 per day, per vehicle. We highly recommend that you
consider arriving at your port of departure at least one day prior to departure whether you are driving or flying. Due to delays, (mechanical, weather
and accidents) the possibility of missing the ship is at risk and would result
in the complete loss of the cruise cost. Arrangements can be made for
pre-hotel stays near the pier area through our office. Most cruises start the
check-in process at noon and all passengers should be onboard 90 minutes
prior to departure at 4 to 5 p.m. Homeland security restricts late checkins. Cruise lines have an option to add air travel to your reservation, but
the cost will be at a fully refundable and changeable rate and will be much
higher in cost than booking your air separately on a promotional rate.
Should I purchase Travel Protection Insurance?
It is HIGHLY recommended! Travel insurance can protect you against
many things such as unexpected emergency situations, lost baggage,
sickness, emergency medical treatment outside of the country and more.
Coverage options can vary so it is important to discuss your options and
coverage at the time of booking.
Before hitting the area’s theme parks or planning
your next vacation to Disney World, check with
your local MWR Information, Tickets & Tours (ITT)
office for discounted tickets. ITT offices offer tickets
to parks, museums, movie theaters, concerts and
central Florida theme parks to include Walt Disney
World, Sea World and Universal Studios. Military
discounted rates are available to active duty, retirees,
reservists, eligible family members (accompanied
with a military ID card) and DoD civilians.
Katherine F
esti
Katherine is a fully accredited and
experienced travel professional. She
has over 40 years of travel and cruise
experience and trained prominently with
American Express Travel, C.I. Travel
and the University of Illinois-Carter
Travel. She is originally from Ohio, but
has resided in the Tidewater area for
over 25 years. When she is not booking
dream vacations for others, she enjoys
golfing and traveling to the Caribbean.