Types of Cruising

When it comes to culinary-themed voyages, the options are both endless and truly satiating for epicureans who seek adventure at sea. If and your family desire unforgettable hands-on experiences, exotic tastes, and the opportunity to meet and interact with some of the world’s best and famous chefs, sommeliers, and vintners, you should consider a culinary-themed cruise to see the world and taste it all at once. Cruises are especially ideal if you plan to travel in a group, from a family of four to a group of 30 or more.
For an intimate sailing experience, with immersive visits to lesser-known path villages and towns, consider a European river cruise. The leisurely pace of these compact sailing vessels, coupled with itineraries that highlight the very best of local, authentic European villages will have you feeling relaxed and fully immersed in the local culture. River cruises are especially ideal for wine enthusiasts, since many itineraries include visits to some of the world’s most award-winning vineyards.
Many cruise lines today offer special culinary experiences both on board and ashore, whether a chef-led market tour of the local farmer’s markets, or a hands-on culinary center where master chefs teach you how to recreate the flavors for your trip at home. Select itineraries may even feature special guests—celebrity chefs, master sommeliers, and acclaimed vintners—who will sail with you, sharing their knowledge and expertise along the way.
However you decide to cruise, with whomever, and wherever you decide to travel, you can be assured it will be a cruise to savor.

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In the Know

Unlike the average travel booking website or automated phone system, we will take the time to get to know you and your family, making sure your vacation is perfectly tailored to your needs.
As experts, we can offer you knowledge and firsthand experience, but just as importantly, you will enjoy our exclusive offers and the satisfaction of getting the best value for your vacation. No cookie-cutter, run-of-the-mill travel package, we will craft the perfect, customized vacation for you.

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That peaceful land, that beautiful land…

There are six major islands to visit in Hawaii: Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Maui, and Hawaii Island. You’ll find each island has its own distinct personality and offers its own adventures, activities and sights. Mark Twain called Hawaii, “That peaceful land, that beautiful land… the climate, one long delicious summer day, and the good that die experience no change, for they but fall asleep in one heaven and wake up in another.”

Visa & Passport Services

 

Getting a visa can be a very complicated process and your UNIGLOBE Five Star Travel consultant is here to help. Through our preferred partnership with CIBT we can offer you the expertise to know precisely what is required to get you the document you need. Visiting a consulate or government agency often means standing in long lines or having to deal with limited hours of operation. In addition, CIBT liaisons maintain close relationships with government employees and consular staff enabling them to process last minute requests that you may not be able to accomplish on your own.

 

With more than 50 years experience, CIBT and subsidiaries have become the largest and most well-established travel visa and passport company in the world. Last year they assisted nearly one million people in obtaining the documents required for international travel.

This is the fast and easy way to obtain a travel visa, passport, and other documents for travel anywhere in the world including popular destinations such as China, India, Russia, Australia, and Saudi Arabia.

CIBT alleviates the confusion for customers and clients by maintaining a proprietary database that has the most up-to-date travel visa requirements for over 200 countries. They offer the tools, experience, and global network necessary to effectively reduce the time associated with obtaining travel documents and legalizations.

How to organize the details for your first business trip

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All of the information needed for your first business trip can be overwhelming, so staying organized is critical! It is simplest to keep all of your travel-related logistics, such as hotel, flight, and car rental information, together in one centralized location. There are several apps that will keep track of this information, including the UNIGLOBE Travel Companion app. These apps will monitor your reservations and alert you to any changes, allowing you to focus on the business at hand.

It’s also helpful to make sure you have your work-related addresses, directions, and contact data handy. Some travelers prefer to print out their information, some use list-keeping apps such as Evernote, and others keep notes in their phones. Regardless of which method you prefer, it is best to gather the information together prior to your trip.

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From May 12 to May 17 one of the largest terminal moves in the history of aviation will begin at LAX. Delta will be moving from Terminals 5 and 6 to Terminals 2 and 3, and 20 other airlines will be moving as well. While ultimately a good thing, this may cause some challenges to travelers during the transition. We turned to business travel expert Road Warriorette for the best ways to manage the change.

What changes are happening?

Over five nights in May a total of 21 airlines will be relocating their operations. Some airlines, such as Delta, will be moving to an entirely new terminal, while others will simply be moving their check-in counters. The moves will happen overnight, and organizers are hopeful daytime operations will be unaffected.

What is the motivation behind the change?

The end goal for the moves is more efficient operations between partner carriers, as well as planned facility improvements for Terminals 2 and 3. Delta is planning to spend almost $2 billion on the Delta Sky Way at LAX, modernizing, upgrading, and connecting Terminals 2 and 3, with this move as the first step.

How will I know where to go?

As always, check your flight times and gate information before leaving for the airport. At LAX, the first digit of the gate number will indicate what terminal you are in. For example, gate 65 is in Terminal 6. Once you arrive at the airport flight and gate status is on the display boards in each terminal, as well as plenty of signage with clear directions on where you need to be. In addition, all ground transportation (buses, taxis, Uber, etc) will be updated on the transition and where all the airlines will be located during and after the move.

Will the airport assist passengers affected by the change?

The airport is very focused on making sure affected passengers have all the information and help they need. There will be 500 additional signs, along with staff on hand to answer questions and direct customers to the correct location. If a passenger needs to transfer to a different terminal there will be shuttle buses between Terminals 2/3 and Terminals 5/6. In addition, the “A” bus will also be available, free for passengers, departing every 10 minutes and traveling between all terminals.
How can I minimize the disruption to my travel plans?

Keep in mind: some flights will require check-in at one terminal but will be departing from another.  This means it is crucial to allow extra time at the airport if you need to check your bags. If you are carrying on, you should be able to simply check in online and use a mobile or printed boarding pass to get through security like normal.
Ultimately, the best way to minimize the disruption to your travel is to avoid LAX during this time if at all possible. With this much change occurring the risk is too high for delays or missing your flight, especially for business travelers.

For more information please see the LAX transition website.