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Emerald Destiny: Perspective of a first time River Cruiser – Part 1

  Written by Carolyn Neveu, Travel Consultant I was fortunate enough to experience the Danube Explorer itinerary, aboard the newly inaugurated Emerald Destiny recently travelling from Passau to Budapest. While I have travelled aboard cruise lines in the Caribbean, this was my first experience on a river cruise. I would like to share my experience with you. While the cities and towns visited were absolutely stunning, this post is to note what a river cruise experience is like, and to compare with a larger cruise line operation. These are of course my personal observations on the similarities and differences. I am sure there are more, but this is what stands out to me. In preparation for the cruise, we were sent a day by day itinerary showing us what the INCLUDED excursion was for each day we were in the various cities/towns. These were generally city walking tours with a local guide. One thing about Europeans, they absolutely love their history and are proud to tell you about it. I was amazed at the wealth of information each and every one has. In addition to the included excursions, optional ones were available as well. These were at a cost, but I would consider them reasonable for what you are getting. In comparison, on an ocean cruise – excursions are always extra, and are NOT included. More to follow on this in my second post. The documentation for the cruise includes a detailed itinerary, a map of the route, luggage tags (NOT paper, but actual tags), and a document portfolio. It zippers closed, which keeps all the necessary paperwork together and harder to lose. It has five separate pockets. It is a keepsake that can be [...]

Want to be able to fly from Peterborough Airport to Sun Destinations? Here’s how we can get there!

Seem like a far fetched idea? It doesn’t have to be. This could be our reality! Want to learn more?  Watch the video below to see the recent Drive By with Michelle Ferreri and our company President, Scott Stewart.  For additional information about our Peterborough Departures click here: Peterborough Departures Summary

CWT Stewart Travel’s Top 10 things to see and do in NYC!

Here at Carlson Wagonlit Travel/Stewart Tours we are passionate about travel! We eat, sleep, and breathe travel and will talk about it with anyone who will listen. While we all love travel, normally our favourite destinations and places to stay are as individual as we are. There is only one place we all agree on.......a place where we think everyone should visit at least once in their lives……New York City! We asked our agents to share with us their top picks for places to see and things to do when visiting the Big Apple. From their responses we have compiled this handy dandy list for your perusal. 1. Metropolitan Museum of Art – a.k.a. The Met  The Met presents over 5,000 years of art spanning all cultures and time periods. The Met is huge but you will never see a collection like this anywhere else. Since the Museum opened its doors to the public in its current location in Central Park in 1880, its footprint has expanded to cover more than two million square feet. Because of its size you will need to plan your visit. Thankfully the Met has some great maps and tools on their website to help. 2. Times Square Times Square is one of the most popular commercial intersections in the world! More than a third of a million people pass through iconic Times Square NYC every day. It is know for its neon signs & giant billboards, along with Broadway Shows, great food, and entertainment. This is also where the New Years Eve ball drops every year (and most recently where Mariah Carey gave her ‘memorable’ New Year’s Eve performance). Times Square has been featured so much in television and [...]