Chris Tucker To Headline Two Carnival LIVE Shows

Carnival Cruise Line’s popular Carnival LIVE specialty entertainment offering is set to continue with two special performances from comedian Chris Tucker. The concerts are scheduled for September 21, 2017, on Carnival Breeze and September 22, 2017, on Carnival Liberty while the ships are docked in Nassau, Bahamas.

The limited engagements will be available to guests for general admission pricing of $30 each. VIP tickets are also available for $100 including preferential seating in the first few rows, a photo-op with the performer and a commemorative concert pass.

Chris Tucker is most known for his hilarious role in the “Rush Hour” comedy film trilogy. Previously, he was featured on the Def Comedy Jam series and recently, he performed in the “Chris Tucker–Live” comedy special for Netflix.

Onboard he will perform in the ships’ main theaters which range in Carnival LIVE capacity from only 900 to 1,300 for an exceptional audience experience. The high-profile concert series value is especially prized thanks to its uniquely cruise fare-subsidized pricing. (From personal experience, I can attest to the Styx concert on the Carnival Imagination being phenomenal.)

The roster of other legendary musicians and comedians that have graced Carnival ships previously includes 38 Special, Boston, Carrie Underwood, Chicago, Daughtry, Foreigner, Gavin DeGraw, Gladys Knight, Heart, Jay Leno, Jennifer Hudson, Jewel, Jim Gaffigan, Journey, Kansas, Kathy Griffin, KC & The Sunshine Band, Lady Antebellum, LeAnn Rimes, Lionel Richie, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Olivia Newton-John, Rascal Flatts, REO Speedwagon, Sam Hunt, Smokey Robinson, Styx, The Band Perry, Tim McGraw and Trace Adkins.

More future Carnival LIVE artists and dates are anticipated to be announced in the months to come here.

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Pitbull After Dark Party 2018 | Norwegian Cruise Line 

Pitbull and Sixthman are coming together on March 2-5, 2018 from Miami, Florida to Nassau, Bahamas aboard Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Jade for Pitbull After Dark Party 2018.

Mr. Worldwide is currently on tour with Enrique Iglesias but will soon be onboard performing hits from his new album Climate Change like “Messin’ Around” and “Greenlight.” Also coming along for his second Caribbean cruise will be Flo Rida, The Most Bad Ones, DJ Laz, DJ Soulman and more to be announced.

Pitbull himself will perform two poolside sets as well as have a Motivational Conversation and Q&A. There will also be a dance boot camp with The Most Bad Ones.

Fans can enter to win a getaway with Pitbull by August 6 or join the cruise’s pre-sale. Pre-booking will enter you for an opportunity to win a photo with Pitbull, Teppanyaki dinner party with a toast from Mr. 305, invite to a Voli cocktail hour with Pitbull and the chance to intro Mr. Worldwide on stage prior to his Motivational Conversation.

Pitbull After Dark Party 2018 rates start at $760 per person based on double occupancy, plus taxes and fees

What Questions Should You Ask Your Travel Agent?

Hiring a travel agent to take care of your vacation is just as important a decision as hiring a mechanic, plumber, babysitter or even a doctor. You’re entrusting someone to do a job you need done and in most cases, there’s a financial stake. Before you hire anyone to do anything, it’s important to ask the right questions.

“Like any transaction, consumers should be wise when choosing their travel professional,” said Rhonda Day, Dream Vacations Franchise Owner and Vacation Specialist with Vacation Days Travel, from Louisville, Kentucky. “Your travel is an important purchase and it should not be left to chance.”

Is Working With a Travel Agent Right For Me?

“There are plenty of great questions to consider asking your travel agent and many of these depend on the particular destination you have in mind,” said Rafa Mayer, Founder and CEO of Say Hueque, located in South America.

Mayer said that it’s important to understand the role travel agents serve, because while it may make sense to work with a travel agent in one instance, it may not be the most strategic move in another.

How Long Have You Been in the Travel Business?

Day suggests asking your prospective travel how long they have been in the travel business.

“Are they independent or associated with a larger agency?” she said.

Susan Kelly of Luxury Adventure Trips, an affiliate of Travel Experts said asking about their length in the business will give you a more specific picture of who your travel agent is and what he does. Also ask about what trips they’ve worked on for others in the past few months.”

Do You Have Experience with My Destination?

It is important that clients feel confident in their agents’ skills and knowledge,” said Jeannette Candau, co-owner of European walking tour specialist, The Blue Walk. “Especially when researching more off-the-beaten-path destinations, clients should ask about the agent’s specific experience in the area. Have they been there? What type of travel did they do and for how long? Good travel agents welcome these questions because they are eager to prove their value to you. Agents can be especially helpful when looking at less traveled destinations, because they may have insider knowledge that isn’t readily found online.”

Experience is also important to Sandy Nussbaum-Giercyk, from Instant Impressions. “Anyone can research, not everyone can experience,” said Nussbaum-Giercyk. “When did you go to this destination last? How many times have you been to the destination?

How Did You Become a Travel Agent?

“This answer will give you many clues as to how long they have been in the industry, their passion and focus and their experience,” said Becky Lukovia, Bella Travel, an affiliate of Travel Experts. “A traveler should ask questions that reveal the professional level of their travel advisor.  A vacation is an investment and consumers should seek advisors who can bring a high level of consultative services to the table—even if they charge a fee.”

What is Your Specialty? What Makes You an Expert in That Area?

“It’s becoming more common for travel agents to specialize in order to stay competitive,” said Corey S. Determan, Good Travels Advisor & Certified Cruise Counsellor in Jacksonville, Florida. “However, it seems every agent is claiming to be a specialist in luxury travel. Given the higher commissions associated with luxury travel, it’s easy to imagine why, but how many of these agents have first-hand experience in such travel?

Determen suggests finding an agent that specializes in the type of travel that meets your needs—be it a specific location, family, adventure, ecotourism or whatever. “Ask for proof that they really know this type of travel and are not just claiming to because of some travel fad or desire for a bigger commission check,” said Determen.

Do You Charge a Fee for Your Services?

“Some charge just for searching and putting together quotes, some do not,” said Determen. “Make sure you know ahead of time what you will be billed for so that there are no surprises. There is no right or wrong just like some mechanics will charge to inspect your car and some will only charge you when they actually turn a wrench. Everyone’s business model is different and every client’s means are different.”

Are You Part of a Membership Club?

There has been a recent explosion of “travel clubs” that promise great travel deals in exchange for a monthly membership fee that goes toward points. “The catch, however, is there are often many restrictions on these points and when/how they can be used,” said Determen. “Likewise, many of these clubs will encourage you to pay higher fees to move up membership levels and then recruit your friends and family to join under you. In essence, they are nothing more than multi-level marketing schemes and they drive legitimate travel agents—who run full-time, licensed and insured businesses and who invest much time and energy in their credentialing, marketing and supplier relationships—crazy.

Determen said you should only pay for services and products rendered. “No more, no less,” he said

Ideally, R.D. Gavel, from Travel Repertoire, an affiliate of Travel Experts said the process should be less about your questions than your answers. 

“Many of the issues travelers encounter could be mitigated or avoided entirely by asking the right questions,” said Gavel. “While online sources are not in the business of asking questions, asking questions is the business of the travel advisor.”

Gavel said that a great advisor will spend a significant amount of time learning about you before offering suggestions, and it’s one of the very best indicators that you’re working with the right individual. 

“The more you can share regarding your vision for the trip—your past travels, your favorite destinations, hotels and ships, the types of experiences you enjoy, your budget and spending priorities—the better,” said Gavel. “This information will help your advisor identify the products and services that are the best fit. The one thing you should always ask yourself: “Is my advisor asking ME all the right questions?”  

Kelly agrees. “If you feel the travel agent is really drawing out your heart desires and listening to you by making suggestions that click with you, you’re in the hands of a good travel agent,” she said. 

CAYAMO: A Journey Through Song 2018 |Norwegian Cruise Line

With Sixthman, the 11th edition of Cayamo: A Journey Through Song is set to board Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Pearl on February 4-11, 2018 from New Orleans, Louisiana to Cozumel, Mexico and Harvest.

The Americana music festival will feature the likes of John Prine, Brandi Carlile, Patty Griffin, Richard Thompson, Buddy Miller, Lee Ann Womack, Paul Thorn, Shawn Mullins and Hayes Carll. Also rounding out the lineup will be John Fullbright, Drew & Ellie Holcomb, The Band of Heathens, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Brent Cobb, The Cactus Blossoms, The McCrary Sisters, Skyline Motel, Humming House, BJ Barham, Steve Poltz, Charley Crockett, Brian Wright, Michael McDermott, Michael Logen and more.

Performances will be spread out across five stages, and collaborations will also be onboard.

Double occupancy cabins begin at at $1,505 per person, plus taxes and fees. 

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