Disney Destinations Recommends Ambassador World Travel

 

Ambassador World Travel has been designated  an  “Authorized Disney Vacation Planner”.

 

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  Ambassador World Travel has been designated by Disney Destinations as an “Authorized Disney Vacation Planner” based on its strong support in selling Disney vacations and has gained specialized knowledge on vacations to the Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World Resort, Disney Cruise Line and Adventures by Disney


The Dream Makers at Ambassador World Travel have received extensive training on Disney Destinations theme parks, resorts, cruises, vacation packages and more.  We can provide the utmost in professional assistance in planning customized Disney vacations.  In fact, one reason we attained the “Authorized Disney Vacation Planner” status is that our frontline agents are College of Disney Knowledge graduates – an in-depth comprehensive course that allows us to develop our expertise regarding the Disney Destinations. 

 

Disney recommends Ambassador World Travel and we are thrilled to be given the honor of being an “Authorized Disney Vacation Planner”.

 

Art at 20,000 feet

Looks like artwork is not just for walls anymore as airlines have added some color and pizzazz to their planes.  Take a look at just a few of the carriers that are sure to stand out on the tarmac at any airport.

 

 Frontier Airlines, has  talking animal spokesmen painted on the tail . Check out their commercials for a really good laugh.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Swiss International showcasing flights to San Francisco with Flower Power.  

 

 

 

 

 

Ride in the belly of Shamu on Southwest Airlines..

  

 

Alaska Air will fly you ot the MouseHouse on its own Disneyland Express.

 

And, these just a few of the many airplanes that have special paint jobs.   Might make for an interesting bucket list addition  to see how many you can spot at an airport, during your travels.  

Flight Status: delayed

Snowstorms around the country have been wreaking havoc with airline schedules and leaving many travelers stranded or being forced to modify their flights and vacation plans. 

Couple tips to make take some of the worry out of vacation travel:

1.  Book the non-stop charter flight.  Sure, it may cost a bit more than the connection, but if there is a weather related delay and the flight is delayed you have seat on that plane .  With scheduled carriers you have a seat on “the next available plane” – and that could be 4days from the day you were scheduled to depart. When you are going to Cancun for a 4 day weekend – you’ll spend your vacation in the tanning bed, instead of on the beach.

2.  Purchase Travel Insurance which will help defray some of the costs for expenses that may have been incurred to do a forced delay in destination, or will cover non-refundable package components if you are unable to reach your destination as scheduled.

3.  Use a travel agent who will help rebook your flights, assist with changing car /hotel reservations and save you from airline reservations busy signals,  airline websites down due to too much traffic and can simply offer you real time, real person advice.  If your initial purchase is online,  your local travel agent will not be able to step in and assist.

4.  Plan to travel a day before you “positively, absolutely, have to be there”.  Nothing is more tear inducing than a delayed flight landing in Miami at 5pm and the cruise passengers watching their ship sail away – without them. 

MAASDAM Holland America

5.  Basic info, yet something even we sometimes neglect to do:  Check the airline flight status BEFORE leaving for the airport.  On occasion, flights will be cancelled even the night before -if you catch it early,it’s much easier to rebook.

6.  Worst case scenario – you’re forced to completely cancel your plans? Get another trip planned ASAP!  Nothing worse than the winter doldrums with no sunshine in your future.

The to and fro part of the vacation process can be a bit tricky at times but the memories created, experiences shared and smiles created, make it all worth it in the end.

After all:

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
Saint Augustine

Daily Deals

 

It’s that time of year when clearance deals abound in the retail market, and this year, it’s not so different in the travel industry either.   Our friends at Funjet Vacations  have decided to move their left over seat /room inventory and offer a Daily Deal for the next week or so.  These deals must be booked, the day they are posted.     Click on the Daily Deal banner for the deal of the day!

One thing to keep in mind, that I have learned as an almost professional shopper:  Just because something is on sale, doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the right fit for you.   

It's only $99 per person AND we get a free cruise!

Remember , we have YOUR best interests in mind, we work for you, the traveler, not the supplier.  If you have questions as to whether the deal out there is really a deal for you – ask us.   We’re all  happy to tell you where to go!

Disney Cruislines’ Disney Dream – will she make your dreams come true?

 

We are back from the Disney Dream Christening Cruise and amazed at the luxury of the ship, the fantastic restaurants, and the surprises that one encounters at almost every turn. Disney sure knows what they are doing when it comes to making a dream vacation a magical experience. 

 The arrival  transfers on board Disney’s Magical Express make it easy to get from airport to resort to port to airport.  I would suggest you pack the kids’ swimsuits in a carryon bag, as they will be chomping at the bit to get on the Aqua Duck. It can take a bit of time for your luggage to arrive in your stateroom.

Our couple days on board the amazing Christening Celebration had us all feeling like celebrities.  And even though Johnny Depp did not join us ( we did brush elbows with Whoopi Goldberg entering an elevator) , we had the most amazing experience and the opportunity to interact with the real stars, Mickey, Minne, Goofy, Pluto, Chip n Dale, Donald, Daisy and all the Princesses who make a Disney Cruise a true red carpet event. 

There are plenty  of Character appearances to appease even the most die hard Disney Fan.   Times are listed on a board in the lobby for those who want to see – or for those who want to avoid.

 Adults will find plenty of adult fun and libation in The District, which offers a number of different clubs, with totally different atmospheres. From the frothy and bubbly Pink, the every changing Skyline, the lively and upbeat Evolution, to the sports enthusiasts venue 687 and a few more I’m sure we missed.

Restaurant options are varied, and Disney uses a rotating system, so all guests will have the chance to experience each.    You can trust me when I say, you don’t want to miss your chance to dine at any as, typical Disney, things are not always as they appear. 

Is Disney really the right cruise for you?

Are you looking for a family vacation that has something to offer for everyone?  Do you enjoy higher end service?  Do you enjoy good food, and restaurant variety?  Do you enjoy Disney entertainment?  Do you want to know your children, are safe, entertained and having an experience of a lifetime?  If so, then yes! . The Disney Dream (or, any Disney ship) is the right choice for you.

The Mamas and the Papas may have been California Dreaming, but we are Disney Dreaming!

Yes, that’s right.  In just 2 short days and we will be among an exclusive group of travel agents, media, celebrities (rumor has it we may be hob nobbing with Johnny Depp ) and select others who by invitation only will have the opportunity to sail on the christening curie of the newest ship in the Disney Cruise Lines fleet, the Disney Dream!  Here she is arriving Port Canaveral, early January

The new Disney Dream is a majestic marvel at 130,000 tons, accommodations to comfortably house over 4,000 guests and a well trained crew of 1,458 cast members to cater to a cruiser’s every need.  From interactive artwork, gourmet restaurants, and a 765 foot water coaster to the Disney themed entertainment in the show lounge – the Disney Dream is bound to offer a bit of something for everyone in the family.

Stay tuned as we update you on our incredible experience as we set sail Jan 19 – 21, 2011 on the Christening Cruise on the amazing Disney Dream .

It’s coming up Roses For Bucky Badger!?

What a game today for UW Madison.  A game? What a season.

Ambassador World Travel and their partner, Funjet Vacations, are offering Rose Bowl Packages 

4-Night Complete Charter Vacation Includes:

  • Roundtrip airfare nonstop from Madison or Milwaukee including two free checked bags (up to 44 lbs) and light meal service
  • 4-night hotel stay in Los Angeles – choose from the Westin Bonaventure or the Ritz Carlton Marina Del Rey
  • Ticket to the Rose Bowl® on Saturday, January 1, 2011.
  • Ticket to the Badger Blast (SM)/Huddle tailgate party at Rose Bowl® Stadium on January 1, 2011 (party will kick off 2 ½ hours prior to game time)
  • Roundtrip airport/hotel transfers , transportation to the official University of Wisconsin pep rally and transportation on game day
  • Luggage delivery from airport directly to hotel room.
  • Other available options:
    • Tickets to Rose Bowl® Parade on January 1, 2011 (Due to the timing and traffic on game day, if passengers choose to attend the Rose Bowl® Parade passengers need to remove the Badger Blast (SM)/Huddle tailgate option from their reservation.)
    • Complete Vacation Packages from $2,299.99*
      Per person, based on double occupancy
      4 nights  departing on 12/29/10

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