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  • CARNIVAL CRUISE LINE TO EXPAND ITS CUBA CRUISE OFFERINGS IN 2019-20 INCLUDING THE FIRST CUBA CRUISES FROM CHARLESTION

    5/10/2018 2:41:47 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment



    3,002-Passenger Carnival Sunshine to be Largest Cruise Ship Ever to Call in Havana When It Introduces Cuba Service from Charleston Next Year 



     




    MIAMI (May 10, 2018) – Carnival Cruise Line has expanded its cruises to Cuba with the addition of 23 three- to five-day sailings to Havana in 2019-20 aboard five different ships departing from four convenient East Coast homeports - Carnival Sunshine from Charleston, Carnival Triumph from Fort Lauderdale, Carnival Paradise from Tampa and Carnival Victory and Carnival Sensation from Miami.  





    The 3,002-passenger, 102,853-ton Carnival Sunshine will be the largest cruise ship to ever call in Havana while offering the first-ever cruise to Cuba from the Port of Charleston.  





    These new sailings complement previously announced voyages aboard Carnival Paradise and Carnival Sensation. 





    With the newly added voyages, Carnival Cruise Line will offer a wide variety of Havana departures across a broad spectrum of ships and itineraries, providing consumers with unprecedented choice in visiting this fascinating and sought-after destination.  





    The new Cuba sailings include: 





    ·         Carnival Sunshine (Charleston): a four-day cruise with a day-long call in Havana departing Nov. 21, 2019, along with eight five-day cruises featuring Havana and Freeport departing Jan. 6, Feb. 3 and 17, March 2, 16 and 30 and April 13, and 27, 2020. 





    ·         Carnival Triumph (Fort Lauderdale): eight five-day cruises featuring an overnight call in Havana and a day-long call in Nassau departing Dec. 14, 2019, and Jan. 11, Feb. 8 and 22, March 7 and 21, and April 4 and 18, 2020; and a five-day cruise featuring an overnight call in Havana and a visit to the private Bahamian island of Half Moon Cay departing Jan. 20, 2020.  





    ·         Carnival Victory (Miami): a three-day voyage with a day-long call in Havana departing Nov. 22, 2019.




           Carnival Sensation (Miami): a four-day cruise featuring an overnight call in Havana and an extended visit to Nassau departing March 19, 2020, along with two five-day sailings with an overnight call in Havana and visits to Freeport and Nassau departing Feb. 15 and 29, 2020. 





    ·         Carnival Paradise (Tampa): a five-day voyage departing Nov. 18, 2019, with an overnight call in Havana and a stop at Key West.




    “Cuba has proven to be extremely popular with our guests and we’re delighted to provide even more opportunities to experience and explore this fascinating destination with these new voyages departing from four key East Coast homeports, including the first Cuba cruises from Charleston,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line.



     Guests sailing on Carnival’s Cuba cruises can select from nearly 20 different shore excursion experiences that showcase the island’s vibrant culture, majestic beauty and centuries-old architectural landmarks.  A variety of Cuban-themed activities and entertainment, Havana-inspired deck parties, trivia contests and salsa lessons, are also offered.  There’s also an onboard Cuba expert who discusses the country’s rich history and culture. 





    The visits to Havana comply with regulations of the U.S. Department of Treasury that permit travel operators to transport approved travelers to Cuba to engage in activities as defined by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Foreign Assets Control. Carnival’s shore excursions meet all U.S. government regulations and provide a convenient means for complying with the people-to-people requirements of cruises to Cuba. 





    To learn more about Carnival Cruise Line or to make a reservation, visit www.tyustours.com 





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  • 5 Ways To Get The Right Travel Insurance For Your Next Cruise!

    5/6/2018 5:50:55 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    Family Cruises are improved with Third Party Travel Insurance while traveling with your family here's 5 reasons why?

    Cruise Line insurance is the most convenient option at check out, but its coverage is limited. Their benefits fall short in many areas, and the cruise line plans simply can't stack up against third-party travel insurance.

    Let's be honest, does it really matter what insurance you buy? Yes. It does -especially when you could have covered that cancellation or hurricane warning.

    1. MORE ATTENTION TO DETAIL
    Third-party insurance providers literally have one job: to provide travel insurance. That means that they are able to put a lot of thought into developing their policies. Things like cancel for work reasons or bankruptcy aren't overlooked, but actually honed in on.

    Let the cruise company focus on their specialty: providing an awesome cruise experience for you and your family. Leave the travel insurance to the travel insurance experts.

    2. HURRICANE COVERAGE
    The best time to take a cruise just so happens to also be the worst time to take a cruise. In the summer kids are out of school, we're all in better moods, and the wanderlust is real. Summertime is also home to hurricane season.

    We all know that hurricanes can ruin any perfectly planned trip. The season runs from June until November, so if you book your trip any time during this six month period, you run the risk of trip cancellation or interruption due to hurricane. Most cruise line insurance plans don't have coverage for hurricanes. This means trip cancellation, interruption, and trip delay would potentially fall on you - the traveler.
    Get coverage for hurricanes during hurricane season. With certain plans, you can cover trip delay, cancellations, and interruptions due to hurricanes and hurricane warnings.

    TravelSafe is one of the only companies who offer coverage specific to hurricane warnings.

    3.CANCEL FOR ANY REASON
    Cruise companies like Carnival, Royal Caribbean, and Disney do offer one of the most popular travel insurance features: cancel for any reason. Offered by cruise companies and third-party travel insurers, most plans offer between 50% - 75% of the trip cost back, but that's where the similarities end.

    While some policies offer a monetary refund, cruise insurance almost always provides a cruise credit versus cash back. Cruise credits also have quite a few restrictions. For starters, most are only valid up to one year after being issued, are non-transferrable, and have no cash value. They're usually only good for a one-time use, so if you use half of those credits on one cruise, you cannot apply remaining credits to another. Any remaining credits are invalid.
    Third party insurance is more forgiving. You get 75% of the trip cost in the form of a check for cancelling your trip, and you can use the refund however you want - no restrictions, no expiration dates, no hassle.

    4. MEDICAL EVACUATION
    You're on your cruise having a great time when suddenly, you have a heart attack. The on-ship doctor deems it medically necessary that you be transported from the ship by emergency evacuation (medevac).Medevacs can cost anywhere from tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of dollars depending on where you are in the world. Unfortunately, the Cruise Line's coverage usually only goes up to $30,000. So if the bill goes over that, you're the one stuck paying for it.

    Third-party plans cover anywhere between $30,000-$1,000,000 for emergency medical evacuations. The right coverage keeps the financial burden off of the traveler. Travelers are able to focus on recovery rather than any impending bills.

    5. MISSED CONNECTIONS
    In 2017, 1,029,474 flights in the US were delayed. Mechanical issues, bad weather, late departures, and more can put a kink into travel plans. If those kinks cause you to miss the boat, you will have to pay to catch up to your cruise or bear the costs of cancellation.

    Unfortunately, most cruise line plans do not cover missed connections. They're leaving you high and dry if you miss the boat. Are you willing to take that chance?

    With the state of flights in the US, it's a safer bet to go with a third party provider that will cover missed connections. This benefit reimburses you so you can catch up to the cruise without suffering the full cost.

    It might be easiest to buy the cruise line insurance, but that doesn't mean it's the best fit for you and your family. Third-party travel insurance offers more comprehensive coverage, which means you and your family aren't stuck with unusable cruise credits or medical evacuation bills.

    For an insurance quote click here or call Tyus Tours & Travel at 866-547-5362.

  • Ready For Travel?

    4/24/2018 8:55:46 AM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    Ready for travel? Let us help you take off! Give Tyus Tours & Travel a call today at 866-547-5362 or visit www.tyustours.com.

     

  • Ready For Travel?

    4/24/2018 8:55:39 AM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    Ready for travel? Let us help you take off! Give Tyus Tours & Travel a call today at 866-547-5362 or visit www.tyustours.com.

     

  • Five Reasons Why Aruba Is The Perfect Year Round Destination

    4/17/2018 12:26:36 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

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    A tropical paradise getaway is what so many travelers dream about. One such destination that is on the bucket list for many and should be added to yours if it isn't is the Island of Aruba.

     

    Here are five great reasons on why you should visit Aruba:

     

    Beaches Galore

     

    Aruba is home to some of the best beaches in the entire world. With Perfect 80-degree weather year round, what more could you want?

     

    Shopping Hot Spot

     

    Leave the beach and go straight to the stores. Shop 'til you drop! That's right, Aruba has some of the best shopping in all the Caribbean.

     

    You can explore high-quality malls or strool through local markets and find bargains on great deals. If you love jewelry, head to downtown on Oranjestad's boulevard to add some sparkle and shine to your wardrobe.

     

    The Pulse Of Paradise

     

    When the sun goes down, the nightlife heats up. From the food to the Casinos to dancing, you're guaranteed a splendid time during an evening in Aruba.

     

    With over 90 different nationalities calling Aruba home, travelers can sample some of the best food in the Caribbean. There are alson 12 casinos on the island to choose from and plenty of ways to show off those dancing shoes at discos and nightclubs.

     

    Special Event:

     

    An Tyus Tours & Travel Special Event

     

    This year will be our 12th Annual Aruba Veterans Tennis Invitational. The event will be held at Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort, Oranjestad, Aruba.

     

    The official date has not been released but it should be around the 7th of November until 11th of November. For more information visit

    http://www.tyustours.com/3378177_21812.htm.

     

    Weather:

     

    Aruba sits in a storm-free zone and is seldom affected by hurricanes.

     

    To book your Aruba vacation call Tyus Tours & Travel at 866-547-5362.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


     

  • Panorama Past Guest Bonus

    3/25/2018 12:08:34 AM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    Carnival Cruise Lines newest Cruise ship "Panorama" cruising out of Los Angeles starting December 14, 2019 for 7 days to the Mexico Riviera has an exciting offer for Carnival's past guest. Past Guests get Early Saver rates, reduced deposits starting from $50 per person, free room upgrades, and up to $100 onboard credit for sailings through December 2020.

     

    But wait the offer also applies to the special one-time, three-day cruise to Ensenada from Long Beach Dec. 11-14, 2019 and prices for the 3-day cruise start at only $254 per person + $50 per person deposit + free room upgrade + on board credit + be the first to cruise on Carnival's Newest ship "Panorama". Offer ends March 31, 2016. To learn more visit http://bit.ly/2FSA5Iz or call Tyus Tours & Travel at 866-547-5362.

     

  • Reservations Now Open for New Carnival Panorama's Year-Round Departures from Long Beach

    3/21/2018 2:59:14 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    Reservations Now Open for New Carnival Panorama's Year-Round Departures from Long Beach

    March 21, 2018

    New Ship to Offer Seven-Day Cruises From Southern California Beginning in December 2019, First New Carnival Ship on the West Coast in 20 Years

     

     

      MIAMI (March 21, 2018) – Carnival Cruise Line today began accepting reservations for the 133,500-ton Carnival Panorama, which kicks off its year-round seven-day Mexican Riviera schedule from Long Beach, Calif., Dec. 14, 2019, becoming the first new Carnival ship homeported on the West Coast in 20 years.  



    Prior to the launch of seven-day service, Carnival Panorama will offer a special one-time three-day cruise to Ensenada from Long Beach Dec. 11-14, 2019.



    Carnival Panorama will offer a three-port, seven-day itinerary from Long Beach, departing every Saturday to stunning destinations along the Mexican Riviera, including Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlán and Puerto Vallarta.  During these cruises, guests can relax on world-class beaches, visit centuries-old historical sites, and enjoy unforgettable dining and shopping opportunities and exciting experiences ashore.



    “Carnival Panorama promises to be a spectacular addition to our fleet and we’re delighted to provide our guests with an opportunity to be among the first to sail on our first new ship on the West Coast in two decades,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line.



    Voyages will depart from the newly refurbished Long Beach Cruise Terminal, housed in a massive 146,000-square-foot geodesic dome that once housed Howard Hughes’ Spruce Goose airplane.  The expanded facility offers a streamlined embarkation and debarkation process along with stunning design elements that pay homage to the Golden State, including a mural of the Sierra Nevada mountains and replicas of the Spruce Goose.



    Currently under construction at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy, Carnival Panorama will offer groundbreaking attractions like a bike-ride-in-the-sky attraction called SkyRide, a massive WaterWorks aqua park, and the SportSquare open-air recreation area, along with a vibrant Havana section with tropics-inspired staterooms and its own Cuban-themed bar and pool, Family Harbor featuring extra-roomy accommodations and the luxurious Cloud 9 Spa.  Like its name implies, Carnival Panorama will also offer both indoor and al fresco food and beverage concepts, including the Fahrenheit 555 steakhouse, Library Bar, and Bonsai Sushi. 



    Additional innovations unique to this vessel will be announced at a later date.



    For additional information and reservations, contact Tyus Tours & Travel at 866-547-5362 or visit www.tyustours.com. Carnival also can be found on: FacebookInstagramTwitter and YouTube.

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