Cruising: The best value in vacations

Cruising has come a long way since the “Love Boat” days. The regimented schedule a passenger followed left much to be desired. In today’s cruising, the choices are endless! If you haven’t cruised in a while or just thought cruising was for old people, think again!

This is the time of the year when many special offers are being presented for bookings into 2015. Sherry Stratton, franchise owner of Ohio Valley Cruise Planners recommends that you contact her during the month of May while these offers are still available. Stratton can help you plan your dream vacation to anywhere in the world at current greatly reduced prices. If you don’t like to travel alone, she even has some groups booked for 2015 which are fully escorted by her. These include a 13-night Alaska Cruisetour and a 12-night Greek Isles Mediterranean Cruise. But, it is imperative to get information on these trips before May 31st to receive an incredible special offer.

Here are 5 Great Reasons to Set Sail!

It’s practically all inclusive! Your upfront cruise fare includes:

a. All your meals breakfast, lunch, dinner, midnight snack and even room service.

b. Fabulous entertainment Nightly shows, comedy, jazz, nightclubs, parades and more.

c. Onboard fun such as surfing, rock-climbing, bocce ball, and movies under the stars.

d. Accommodations enjoy breakfast or room service out on your balcony, while enjoying the best ocean views around.

Unpack once and your floating hotel goes from port to port. The best part is you can tour all day, and while you are sleeping, the ship is taking you to your next destination. Wake up to a new experience every day!

Traveling with the family? From tots to teens to grandparents, there is something for everyone. Each family member can enjoy something different during the day, and all meet up in the evening for a family dinner.

Not all ships are created equal and come in all shapes and sizes. Some specialize in family fun with water slides and amazing children’s programs while others cater to a more sophisticated traveler with an upscale ambiance.

Think you will be bored? Think again! Pamper yourself in a world-class spa, shop in the duty-free boutiques, or try your luck in the casino. If you’re the active type, the sports activities and workout areas are state of the art. Hang out at the pool, join in a wine tasting with a sommelier, enjoy dance lessons, take a computer class, sing karaoke, or you can even learn a new language. The possibilities are endless!

To learn more about the groups that Stratton has available for 2015, plan to attend a Cruise Travel Event on Friday, May 23 at 7:00 PM at Webster Hall ~ A Place of Grace, 406 Hanover Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio.

Cruising is the only way to travel! For more information about the special offers that Stratton has available through the end of May, contact Sherry Stratton, your Cruise Planners/American Express Specialist, at (740) 633-3933 or plan to attend the cruise informational seminar listed above.