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Cruise Planners Will Set You Up on Land, Too

Cruise Line & Cruise Ship | Cruise Planners | Lisa Iannucci | March 23, 2016

Cruise Planners Will Set You Up on Land, Too

PHOTO: Make sure to get off the boat and book an excursion, especially somewhere spectacular like Alaska. (Courtesy Holland America Line, partners with Cruise Planners.)

When you think cruises, you think everything you can do on the boat while you are at sea. However, if you are a first-timer to the seas, you may not realize that planning an all-inclusive cruise means that you can also schedule activities for when you are on land too.

For example, cruisers can enjoy escorted tours that include food, admission to parks or museums, and all accommodations. Cruise Planners works with tour companies to help vacationers skip long lines, interact with locals and see more of the area than if they explored on their own. This is especially helpful for cruisers traveling with families and when they are on a limited schedule before they must return to the boat.

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Cruise Planners works with such tour companies as Zegrahm Expeditions, a company that operates on all seven continents to develop expeditions to Africa; Antarctica; Asia & India; Australia & South Pacific; Central & South America; Europe; and Far North & the Arctic. They also work with Tauck, an upscale, escorted travel company, with over 100 programs now in 60+ countries worldwide.

Swain designs exotic trips to Australia, New Zealand, the South Pacific, Asia, India, and Africa and can design trips where the cruiser is dining at a chef’s table or journeying on a safari across the East African Plains.

If you’re the more active type, Backroads is an active travel company that biking, walking and multisport trips that includes 199 biking, walking and multisport trips for all ages and abilities in 33 countries and territories around the world. Once you get off the boat, they can plan camping and biking trips that include accommodations and food for the entire family. If you would prefer to watch an event and want part of your travel to see your favorite sports team play or experience such mega events as the World Cup, Super Bowl or World Series, your planner can help to secure advanced college and professional sports game tickets.

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Cruise Planners help a cruiser to extend their voyage with so many packages to choose from. No longer does your trip have to be limited to the boat and the beach at the port of call. You can use your planner to book excursions and events beforehand to get the best seats and value to be sure they are not sold out and add on tee times, spa treatments, island tours, adventure excursions, romantic trips and more.

Remember that Cruise Planners help to package your entire trip. This removes the stress when planning what you want to do in each area. Get off the boat, experience the area in so many different ways and then get back on to continue your journey.  

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