Archive for January, 2010

Free Airfare to Europe

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Yes, you read that correctly. We at Destination Oceans have always tried to provide more for our customers. Not only do we provide some of the most sought after cruises in the world, we also offer great rates on airfare, hotels, car rental or transfers.

Combine these services with an extremely knowledgeable staff and planning your European River Cruise couldn’t be any easier. Except, now we are offering FREE AIRFARE with select cruises! Of course we can’t pay the taxes and fees but the base fare is on us! If you have been to Europe in recent years you know this is a substantial savings.

This might be the best time ever to book your European Cruise.
Imagine Leaving from Amsterdam by ship and spending the next week traveling through multiple countries, amazing cities and only unpacking once! Spend your days exploring the local shops, visiting the ancient architecture or enjoying the world class cuisine and wine.

Take a look at our current European Cruise , you may be surprised to find that a river cruise through Europe may not be out of reach anymore.

The Infamous Cruise Ship Piano Bar

Monday, January 18th, 2010

As I sit here in the Northeast, I peek outside, the flakes are barreling down and covering everything in a blanket of snow. Should I shovel? Should I even get out of bed? My mind wanders to sitting poolside, beach excursions and warm nights singing at the Piano bar.

Ah, the cruise ship piano bar, many times it becomes the epicenter for people to laugh, sing and engage in general merriment. In recent years piano bars have become a staple of today’s cruise ships. A place to toss back a few cocktails, get to know your fellow cruisers and mumble through the lyrics of “We Didn’t Start The Fire” by Billy Joel.

The piano bar often becomes the most sought after venue on the ship, and why wouldn’t it? Music, singing and libations have the masses since their inception. The concept is brilliant, play songs that everyone knows and loves, then get them liquored up enough to join in. Voila! A night to remember.

What I wouldn’t do to be cruising through the Greek Isles, warm evening breeze in my hair, scotch in hand and Van Morrisons “Brown Eyed Girl” serenaded to me by my ship mates.

Cruising into the New Year

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

2010 is upon us and for some, the last few days have been a time to reflect on the previous years highs and lows. While others, (myself included), it is the time to start thinking about all the cruises I have been interested in, and how many I can squeeze in before the year comes to a close.

First and foremost, I have to make it to Scandinavia this year. Quaint ports and medieval architecture combine with amazing fjords and cosmopolitan cities. It is nearly the best of the best when it comes to a cruise vacation. Although the weather can often times be on the chilly side, the relaxed environment and people of Scandinavia completely make up for it.

Then there is the Provence region of France,and then into Spain. Posh, metropolitan cities blend seamlessly with lush wine country. This is one cruise that never gets old. Whether it is the small ships, the amazing service or possibly because it is a gastronomical and oenological delight, the France to Spain cruise is one of the best.

What is left after all this cruising, almost 30 days of wonderful sight, sounds, smells and friends. Maybe we could squeeze in one more, how about 5 quick days in the Greek Isles, Santorini is beautiful year round. Or maybe we can just add a couple days in Madrid after our Provence cruise. The possibilities are endless.

What are YOUR plans for the 2010 cruising year? Let us know.