At the beginning of the week, training was with Club Med, one of the ultra All Inclusive companies that offers so much more than just drinks and meals. You get skiing included in the alps, diving on private islands, golf on world class courses, and exotic destinations that don't usually offer all inclusive resorts. Take the Maldives for instance, those coveted over the water villas include everything! They cost so much less than one of the newer all inclusive over water bungalow options and give a very different experience than the "no meals included" over water bungalows you find in Bora Bora. Just ask us about it!
Yesterday, Elliott Excursions spent a few hours with some amazing people from Carnival Cruise Lines. It's always exciting for us to hear about the changes that are happening in the industry and so many of them are good ones! This time was even more rewarding because we were able to hear first hand about the new Fathom sailings, or Impact Cruises. These are sailings for people who want to get involved and closer to typically destination communities by stepping outside of their comfort zones. I wanted to sign up already!!! From harvesting, sorting and processing cocoa beans with the women to pouring concrete floors or forming water filters and delivering them, it all sounded like something I wanted to do. If you are feeling particularly blessed, or maybe even not so much, this cruise will bring reality and satisfaction to your lives. Children aged 8 and over are also permitted to participate and this would make a great family trip to teach them the differences in our world. The cruises sail from Miami on Sundays for 7 nights and alternate between the Dominican Republic and Cuba. Dominican sailings are selling at an amazing rate right now and even Cuba is pricing better than the land vacations. Call us now to get more information or to reserve your spot!