Just a thought… I met a lot of people in Europe. I even encountered myself. [James Baldwin]
Sitting here on a rainy, foggy, socked-in kind of day, you’ll forgive me for wanting the calendar to speed up a bit to get us to next April when Mike, Debbie, Rob and I will be your hosts and companions for a European river cruise. The single staterooms have all been booked, which is great news, and there are still some double staterooms available.
We’re thrilled at the rate at which these are selling and, in fact, I think Mike and I are going to be doing another webinar in the near future. I’ll keep you posted on day and time; we’re actually visiting the Coopers in early April, so that will be a perfect time to get online together and have some fun with you.
In case you’re just getting on board, here’s the Tulip Time trip in a nutshell: we depart April 5 (a year from next Thursday already!) from Amsterdam, truly one of the most charming cities Rob and I have had the opportunity to visit. Lauren even included it (and a houseboat) on her honeymoon back in 2013.
We’ll travel in luxury with AMA Waterways, stopping along the way to experience the sights, smells and tastes of the magical towns we pass through. Don’t forget that many of Europe’s cities and towns were built on waterways, so when you’re on a river cruise, you end up getting very close and personal with these beautiful spots. Sometimes on cruise ships you dock far from the featured attractions – as is the case with Civitavecchia and Rome, for example – and even have to take a tender or small boat to get to the dock!
This is not the case with river cruises. We’re most excited to get on bicycles and travel like locals on a stop or two.
We’ll make our way through the chocolate, cheese and charm of Antwerp and Ghent in Belgium and then back to Amsterdam, all the while seeing sights but also enjoying our time on the boat as well. Drinks are complimentary with your tickets (a rarity on cruise ships, I can tell you) as are the excursions! It’s really a brilliant way to travel and the fact that we get to do it with you and spend time together in the evenings is just the real icing on this cake.
If you’re even considering joining us, I’d urge you to please move quickly as the interest in this trip has been strong (yay)!
I won’t continuously post about this, as I realize it’s not for everyone, for various reasons. I respect that, but hope you don’t mind me sharing the latest sales with you as it’s been a month and a half since we first announced this Erin & Mike Tulip Time cruise. Gerry Koolhof at New Wave just updated me yesterday and I wanted to pass this along.
In the meantime, here’s how to get more information – you’ll love Gerry; he’s low pressure with an extremely high level of service. That’s why Rob and I have travelled with his help for more than a decade now. You can get a more detailed itinerary here.
Take care and I’ll return tomorrow and thank you, as always, for coming along for the ride – in more ways than one!