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What’s on your cruise “bucket list”?

Drop in and Make Your Dream Come True

Where would you like to spend your next vacation? According to Dave Young, owner of Expedia CruiseShipCenters, “Everyone dreams about where they’d like to take their next vacation. By visiting his newly opened store on Queen Street, it’s easy to make that dream come true, and at a price you can afford.

Although the name says “cruise”, Expedia is a full service travel agency. Dave or one of his four consultants will put together your total package, a land vacation, sea vacation, and everything in between including car rentals, airplane reservations – whatever you need. One recent client booked a customized six-week land/sea trip through Asia, another a 29-day exotic cruise from San Francisco to Sydney, Australia. This summer, cruises through the Mediterranean and the Baltic are very popular.

“We’ll build a whole adventure”, says Dave, noting that multi generations of families often travel together because a cruise offers attractions for everyone. Dave has booked for passengers as young as 6 months (the minimum age for cruise travel) to 89. One 9-year old boy he met had already clocked 11 cruises!

As Dave explains, “A cruise gives you a moving hotel, fantastic food, outstanding entertainment, great accommodation and service….and when you wake up in the morning, you’re in a different country!” And today’s ships literally have everything, from skating rinks, climbing walls, bowling alleys, zip lines, to the latest, FlowRider, where you actually surf on water – on board the ship!

Cruises also are very affordable. Dave points out cruises he’s booking in October/November for about $60 per night per adult; or next March in the Caribbean for approx. $449 for 5 days (both include food, entertainment and accommodation, but not airfare or taxes).

Expedia CruiseShipCenters opened this past January and is already known in the neighbourhood. As a dog-friendly store, visitors love to play with his 8-month old Golden Doodle puppy, Cora, who’s always on hand to offer “kisses”. To date, Expedia has hosted a cruise ship cookie-decorating event for Family Day and sponsors the Beaches Cruisers, a kid’s soccer team.

Dave also can’t say enough about the great Beaches neighbourhood where he now lives, with wonderful neighbours who are always friendly and willing to share. He invites everyone to drop by Expedia for a visit, “I just love to talk about travel”, he says, “So come by and tell me what’s on your cruise bucket list!”

Expedia CruiseShipCenters, 2255A Queen St. E, 647-352-6111
www.cruiseshipcenters.ca/thebeach