Photo by Oscar Nord on Unsplash

Overtourism in Italy has brought on a new set of rules in Rome & Venice.  Recently (last month) in Italy, Rome has banned sitting on the Spanish Steps.  It’s such a beautiful attraction, I usually recommend a hotel nearby that’s a short walk for my travelers.  There’s so much to see in that one area. The Trevi Fountain is another landmark that has new ordinances, no eating near it but you can still throw coins into it.  You can read more about both of these at Skift.

Last week the Italian government announced it’ll be rerouting cruise ships weighing 1000 tons or more away from Venice’s canals.  In this article from Cruise Trade News, “…these large cruise ships will dock at Fusina and Lombardia terminals away from the centre of Venice, but still inside the city’s lagoon. By next year, a third of cruise ships will be rerouted.”

Last year the city of Venice decided to implement a ‘day-tripper fee’ which varies between 2.50 euros and 10 euros.  There are exemptions for students and locals.  Overnight visitors are also exempt, they’re charged a small nightly tax by the hotel.  More about this at Skift.

Are you interested in visiting Italy off the beaten path?  Call me to talk about what you have in mind…food and wine?  Exploring the coastlines, an island hop to Sicily?  There’s soooo much to see in this beautiful country and while ancient Roman architecture is probably the biggest attraction, there’s a whole ‘Old World’ that exists too. –Jodi

 

Photo Credits by Oscar Nord & La So on Unsplash

The Atlantic looks clear for the time being and we hope it stays that way.  If your kids are at summer camp and you need/want something fun to do for yourself, Celebrity Cruises has limited space available on two cruises.  There’s a 7- Day Eastern Caribbean on July 28 and a 7-Day Western Caribbean on August 4, 2018.

WESTERN CARIBBEAN

Sailing Date: Jul 28, 2018
Through: Aug 04, 2018
Book By: Jul 23 2018 11:00PM
# of Nights: 7
Ship: Celebrity Equinox
Line: Celebrity Cruises
from  $749.00  (USD) Per Person
                Category Balcony stateroom
Other Categories Starting At:
Inside Outside Balcony Suite
N/A N/A $749.00
Cat: X
N/A
Day Port Arrive Depart
1 Miami, Florida 3:30 PM
2 Key West, Florida 7:00 AM 5:00 PM
3 At Sea
4 George Town, Grand Cayman 7:00 AM 3:30 PM
5 Cozumel, Mexico 9:30 AM 7:00 PM
6 Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico 7:00 AM 5:00 PM
7 At Sea
8 Miami, Florida 7:00 AM

 



EASTERN CARIBBEAN

Sailing Date: Aug 04, 2018
Through: Aug 11, 2018
Book By: Jul 23 2018 11:00PM
# of Nights: 7
Ship: Celebrity Equinox
Line: Celebrity Cruises
from  $749.00  (USD) Per Person
Category Balcony stateroom
Other Categories Starting At:
Inside Outside Balcony Suite
N/A N/A $749.00
Cat: X
N/A
Day Port Arrive Depart
1 Miami, Florida 3:30 PM
2 At Sea
3 San Juan, Puerto Rico 3:30 PM 11:00 PM
4 Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
5 Philipsburg, St. Maarten 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
6 At Sea
7 At Sea
8 Miami, Florida 7:00 AM

To book or for more information, call or use the ‘Request a Trip‘ form.  Offers expire July 23, 2018.

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There are very few all-inclusive options in the United States, even fewer on a coastline.  My family and I love Florida, we visit often (probably more me than them) for various reasons.  Like most visitors to Miami, Florida, we go for clear blue waters and warm (hot, humid) weather but also for incredible food.

Not everyone likes to get out and be adventurous in their foodie finds like us though.  The amount of traffic in Miami is enough to make you not want to leave the resort you’re staying in too.  Several prayers have been answered…Now you can experience the gourmet food trends of South Florida at Eden Roc Miami Beach with their new all-inclusive plan.  Yes, at a beach front resort surrounded by coconut palms and a chic vibe 🙂

Here are some of highlights of Eden Roc’s all-inclusive plan:

We only post the most exciting cruise specials when we get them.  Just in…Celebrity Cruise’s newest November promotion, Island Time All the Time.  We believe in that lifestyle.

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Highlights of this promo include:

Book an ocean view stateroom or higher, the first two guests each choose one free perk:*
Classic Beverage Package • Unlimited High-Speed Internet • Prepaid Tips • $150 to spend on board

Upgrade to a suite, and the first two guests each save $400 on their cruise fare and get four free perks.*

Family and friends get perks, too. Each guest beyond the first two in a stateroom gets a Classic Non-alcoholic Beverage Package and a 40-minute High-Speed Internet Package.*


Booking Window is November 1 — 30, 2016
*Sailing Range is December 2016 — April 2018


Plus, when you book a summer sailing by November 14 with this offer, you’ll get an additional free perk. So there’s no better time to plan your summer getaway.*

Booking Window is November 2 — 14, 2016
*Sailing Range is June – August 2017

Download the full promotional flyer here.  Call for more information.  843.361.5877