Daily Archives: September 7, 2012

Disney’s Galveston cruises start in September

Special Contributor
Published: 26 July 2012 05:39 PM


Mickey and Minnie Mouse are coming to Texas, and they’re bringing a big boat with them.

Starting Sept. 22, Disney Cruise Line will sail round trip from Galveston on six-, seven- and eight-night western Caribbean itineraries.

When Disney had only two cruise ships — Magic and Wonder — its home port was Port Canaveral, Fla., near Orlando’s Disney World. Now that the company has four ships, with Dream launched last year and Fantasy earlier this year, it has more options.

“Texas was a natural expansion point for us,” says Disney Cruise Line marketing manager Jennifer Haile-Tinn.

“Texas is an incredible supporter of Disneyland, Disney World and Disney Cruise Line. This brings one component of all that closer.”
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Baja Whale Watching Safari

New Trip: Whale Watching Safari – Multi-Generational Family adventure in Baja’s Magdalena Bay

Why this trip: Family adventure travel, grandparents and parents share whale watching experience with their children (as young as eight), guaranteed whale sightings, chance to touch a whale.

PUERTO LOPEZ MATEOS, BAJA CALIFORNIA  — Sharing great nature experiences are the stuff family travel is made of, and Sea Kayak Adventures offers one of the best opportunities for this type of family adventure. On their family friendly “long weekend” trips out of Loreto, Baja, parents can share an exciting whale watching experience with their children as young as eight.

Sea Kayak Adventures’ Isla Santo Domingo base camp is located right in the heart of the largest gray whale calving area, all protected by Mexican federal law.  However, this family adventure offers much more than simply seeing whales.  On Sea Kayak Adventures’ five-day whale watching base camp excursion in Baja California’s Magdalena Bay, adults and children can often actually touch one of the 20,000 gray whales that calve in the waters each winter.

“It’s the moment of a lifetime,” says SKA president Terry Prichard, “and whale sightings are guaranteed February through mid March.”  Each day motorized skiffs take participants out to the deeper waters of Boca de Soledad, where ‘friendlies’ swim up to the boat.  In our exclusive safari-style beach camp in the heart of gray whale activity, as whales breach and spy-hop just offshore, guests can explore whalebone-littered beaches and look for herons, egrets, dolphins, and spouting grays.  That hollow sound after nightfall?  It’s whales breathing!  Guides versed in whale natural history lead fun activities for kids, point out wildlife and prepare all meals.  Whales enjoy full protection of the Mexican federal government and one must be with a licensed guide to go whale watching here.

Cost: $995 for adults and 10% off for children age 8 through 17; and includes first and last nights’ accommodation in Loreto. Airfare is not included. Alaska/Horizon Air provides the best fares directly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Loreto (LTO) in southern Baja California, Mexico.

Departures begin January 25 and run through March 15, 2013 from Loreto, Mexico.  Dates include arrival and departure days, with three-days at the base camp, including long weekend tour dates.


To plan your trip today:

All About Travel
6104 Northwest 63
Oklahoma City, OK 73132
info [at] allabout-travel.com

About All About Travel

Opened in 1978, All About Travel is located in the Oklahoma City area.  We are a family owned and operated company that has strived to provide our clients with the highest quality of service for more than 30 years.  Our agents can arrange all your travel needs from the individual hotel and/or car reservation to an around the world cruise.  Nothing is out of reach.

We can help plan your honeymoon, your destination wedding or the much needed getaway for two.  Don’t forget about your business, we can handle all the travel needs for your company as well.  Anything from an airline flight and hotel for a meeting or all the planning needed for your next company-wide seminar.  We can arrange hotel space for all attendees and meeting rooms for all purposes.

Our agents travel to many destinations on FAM trips (Familiarization trips) these trips are designed by tour operators and cruise lines to make certain that travel agents are up-to-date on popular destinations and cruise ships.

So the next time you need to, or better yet, want to travel…Let us help, it’s what we do.