Getting There

 

 

If you are taking a train, bus or ferry somewhere at your destination city, I would search for tickets on Google.com. We bought our ferry tickets from Spain to Morocco online and pre-purchased our tickets from Athens to Santorini using Google.com. Honestly, just Google it!

There might be several train/bus/ferry stations to depart from in your destination city. Take this time to map the stations from your hotel or find the location that best suits your needs. Not all high-speed trains and ferries leave from the same station/port, for instance. You might want to create a new document with research options and notes to save for a later date. Simply click on “Create New Document” and start capturing the information that you need from the Internet. Be sure to save your document intuitively for easy recall later.

After purchasing your cruise, package vacation or ferry/bus/train tickets online you should receive an email confirmation from your booking agent. Be sure to save these confirmations in a new document on this page. Simply open your email confirmation, copy it and paste it into a new document here.

You might have more than one reservation and therefore more than one confirmation email. Remember to create and save all transportation confirmation emails and documents here.

Once you have created and saved a document here, it will be stored in your Suitcase (under the “Getting There” header). If you want to delete, print or edit your saved document, you will need to do so in your Suitcase.

When you create a new document, be sure to name it intuitively, as perhaps you have several reservations to book and organize (ex: TrainParis or CruiseGreece).


There are several Internet sites to search for the best cruise and vacation packages. The list of links we provide is by no means comprehensive – they represent a few of the “bigger” travel websites that include cruises, tours and vacation packages. The websites that we list are in alphabetical order.

Airgorilla.com:  Search for vacation packages, cruises, tours and safaris from this travel industry “consolidator.”

Cruise.com:  Search cruise options with “one of the Internet’s largest cruise specialists.” Check out the last-minute deals and specialty cruises.

Cruisecomplete.com:  Find a cruise from this cruise aggregator and check back frequently for offseason cruises at deep discounts.

Cruisedirect.com:  Find the perfect cruise with this online cruise company that provides special rates, research options, current pricing/availability and LiveChat assistance.

CruiseOne.com:  Search for special cruise offerings and cruises near your home.

Expedia.com:  Search for cruise and vacation packages with “the world’s largest full-service online travel agency, with localized sites in 31 countries.”

Greatvaluevacations.com:  Research vacation packages to top destinations in the world utilizing technology that provides customers the ability to book complicated vacations in just a few clicks. Protection plans are availabe for trip cancellation 72 hours prior to travel.

Hotwire.com:  Find discounted cruises and vacation packages. This is owned by Expedia, Inc.

Kayak.com:  This is a very robust travel metasite engine that compares airline, hotel, car rental, cruise, and other vacation packages from other travel sites. It is now owned by Priceline.com.

Lastminutecruises.com:  Search for cruises worldwide including last minute deals.

Nationalgeographicexpeditions.com:  Find active adventure packages for the explorer or family via ship, train, plane or private jet.

OneTravel.com:  Compare cruise prices and vacation packages offered on the Internet.

Orbitz.com:  Search for discount cruises offered throughout the Internet.

Priceline.com:  Search competitive vacation packages and cruises through “negotiations” facilitated by Priceline.com.

Seat61.com:  Learn how to travel comfortably and affordably by train or ferry.  Airline travel might not be your only alternative.

Smithsonianjourneys.org:  Discover the world with organized private tours worldwide that include private air, ocean/river cruises and other authentic experiences.

Travelocity.com:  Book vacations and cruises for less.

Vacationstogo.com:  Find cruises worldwide with “America’s clearing house for discount cruises.” Save up to 75% on last-minute cruises.

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