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Travel Smart: More Americans go on cruises

BY ELLEN CREAGER DETROIT FREE PRESS TRAVEL WRITER

And to think it all started with the Love Boat.

About 1 in 4 Americans -- 78 million of us -- has taken a cruise, a new survey by Cruise Lines International Association finds.

Our favorite cruise itineraries? The Caribbean is still No. 1, followed by Alaska, the Bahamas, Hawaii, Bermuda and the Mediterranean.

One other interesting tidbit: People who plan cruises tend to use a travel agent; about 68% of us did.

That's wise because cruise lines pay the travel agents' commissions, not the customers. And agents know where the good rooms are.

Posted by Cpt_Ron 18:05 Tagged boats boat cruises alaska cruise caribbean bahamas mediterranean hawaii cruise_ship bermuda travel_agents survey itineraries americans cruise_industry cruise_lines_association cla Comments (0)

R & R Xcursions

Sorry, bad timing with a poor, depressed economy coupled with job loss, R&R Xcursions barely got off the ground. The service is no longer available.

Funding to make a proper launch was the largest hurdle and is what now stands in our way.

Great concept, bad timing.

We greatly appreciate those of you who gave us a try. From the feedback that we received only confirmed that we were heading in the right direction.

For those of you that have a travel question or need help in booking travel, drop us an email; info.rrxcursions@gmail.com

Thanks again for the support. Perhaps one day we will return.

CHEERS!

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Posted by Cpt_Ron 11:14 Tagged boat walking travel bus walk alaska cruise guide port caribbean horse tour bicycle luxury excursion group mediterranean private planning visit ll plan mini_bus tour_guide segway personalized detail_itinerary quality_tour_assistance tour_asistance cruise_industry time-saver group_travel onshore xcursion mini-van small_group large_group luxury_van horse-back conceirge port-of-call port_of_call shore_trip day_trip Comments (0)

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