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  • Julie and Barry Karp | June 2, 2016 7:00 PM ET

    The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

    The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

    PHOTO: Alaska is one of the places popular in the summer for ShoreTrips. (Photo courtesy of Thinkstock)

    It is the season that we wait for every year, and when it arrives, we wonder why we wanted it to come!

    No matter how large our staff at ShoreTrips, we never have enough time for all the questions and customization that is requested for Europe, Alaska and here and there around the world. It is dizzying eavesdropping in the office as someone will move from Villefranche on one call to Skagway on the next one. Everyone wears multiple hats.

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    One thing is for sure – people are traveling and they want to make sure they get to do EXACTLY what they wish to do. Alaska bookings are so ahead of last year (which was also great) that we wait daily to hear about a tour that is no longer available on one particular day.

    Even though we are known for smaller and more personal experiences, our travelers will occasionally get upset if we are full. There are two lessons to this: 1) Book what you want as early as possible 2) Allow us to try to solve your space issue or help you move to a similar experience.

    There is no one thing anywhere that surpasses another – because we all know that it is a composition of parts - content and delivery. We do our best each day and making everyone happy is our driving force.

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Julie and Barry Karp ShoreTrippin'

Julie and Barry Karp ShoreTrips LLC , owned and operated by Julie & Barry Karp delivers exceptional travel perspectives of more than 2,400 excursions and activities, in more than 420 cruise ship ports of call and 180 cities throughout the world. Knowledgeable and innovative with 30+ years of international travel experience, they created the way for travelers to make memories that will last a lifetime.
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