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Travel Tidbits – Civil War visitation, Doobie Brothers, ‘Soul Train’ cruises and more

100 pounder Parrott rifles at Fort Sumter (National Park Service)

Visitation hits record level where Civil War began
One of America’s most famous historic sites has again made history as a record 328,000 visitors took the tour boat last year to Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor to see where the Civil War began… Fox Travel News

 

 

New paddlewheeler to offer Civil War-themed cruises (June 2011)
Beginning next summer, Civil War enthusiasts will be able to take a cruise that not only visits historic battle sites, but brings the Civil War era onboard… USA Today

 

 

 

 

By Mark Humphrey, AP

Doobie Brothers join Southern rock cruise
Doobie Brothers to play as Norwegian ramps up entertainment… USA Today

 

 

 

 

 

 

Texas-Based Hotel Group Receives Two Awards from Conde Nast Traveler
Readers from Conde Nast Traveler have named Hotel Sorella CITYCENTRE in Houston and Hotel Valencia Riverwalk in San Antonio among the best in the United States… San Francisco Chronicle

 

 

 

Presidents Day: 50 presidential must-sees
Presidents Day is a good time to mull what presidential places in America are worth a look-see… LA Times

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first-ever Soul Train Cruise embarks Feb. 17, 2013, from Fort Lauderdale on Holland America Line's Westerdam.

‘Soul Train’ cruise to set sail in 2013
Soul Train creator Don Cornelius was memorialized in Los Angeles this month , but the cruise commemorating his landmark show will sail on… USA Today

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

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Inaugural of the American Queen Steamboat

Departing from Memphis, TN on April 27, 2012 the American Queen makes it’s debut.

The 7-night voyage includes a stop in Henderson, KY, Louisville, KY, Madison, KY, and will arrive in Cincinnati, OH on Day 8.

The Great American Steamboat Company shares the Special Benefits for this voyage:

  • 2 night luxury hotel stay in Historic Memphis
  • Welcome Dinner at Charles Vergo’s Rendezvous for World-Famous Barbeque
  • Gala Christening Ceremony and Inaugural Ball
  • Special On-board Events Hosted by Senior Executives
  • Commemorative Keepsake Gift
  • Performances by the Harry James Orchestra

Included On All Great American Steamboat Company, American Queen Voyages:

  • Free one night luxury hotel stay before your voyage
  • Free shore excursions
  • Complimentary wine and beer with dinner, free bottled water, soft drinks and specialty coffees, cappuccino and espresso throughout your voyage and much more
  • Special Derby Day party at the Seelbach Hotel
  • Gourmet cuisines by celebrated American chef Regina Charboneau

Also, checkout the theme boat  “Epic Civil War” voyages taking place in August and September.

To plan your trip today:
All About Travel
6104 Northwest 63
Oklahoma City, OK 73132
415.384.3880

“Epic Civil War” voyages for 2012 inaugural season of the American Queen

The revival of the American Queen is taking place in April 2012. The Great American Steamboat Company just announced three voyages that will take place August 10th – September 7, 2012.  It’s their “Epic Civil War” voyages that will highlight legendary battlefields and include on-board entertainment. The on-board entertainment will include actors, impersonators, leading lecturers (e.g.  Ric Burns & James I. “Bud” Robertson Jr.) balladeers (e.g. Bobby Horton) and reenactments to enhance understanding of this historical time in the U.S.

The three voyages are set to travel between New Orleans, La., Vicksburg, Miss., Chattanooga, Tenn., and Louisville, Ky.

August 10-20, 2012: 10-nights between New Orleans, La., Vicksburg, Miss., and Chattanooga, Tenn. Ports: Helena, Miss., Memphis, Tenn., Paducah, Ky., Savannah, Tenn., and Decatur, Ala.

August 20-30, 2012: 10-nights between Chattanooga, Tenn. and Vicksburg, Miss.  Ports: Decatur, Ala., Florence, Ala., Savannah, Tenn., Paducah, Ky., Ashport Landing, Tenn., Memphis, Tenn., and Vicksburg, Miss.

August 30- September 7, 2012: 8-nights between Vicksburg, Miss., and Louisville, Ky. Ports: Helena, Ark., Memphis, Tenn., Henderson, Ky., and Louisville, Ky.

“We are thrilled to offer the ultimate historical experience during our Civil War cruises onboard the American Queen,” explains Christopher Kyte, president of the Great American Steamboat Company. “Our guests will discover so much of this country’s rich history told by leading academics and passionate storytellers.”

Meet some of the Guest Speakers: 

Distinguished Faculty Lecture: James I. Robertson, Jr.

 

Ric Burns

From the American Experience documentary “New York” by Ric Burns

 

Cathy Barton & Dave Para

 

Bobby Horton

 

To plan your trip today:
All About Travel
6104 Northwest 63
Oklahoma City, OK 73132
415.384.3880