|We wish this was the “hey, this pandemic is over” kind of excitement but it’s not. This is an “all of our wandering travelers are now home” kind of excitement! How weird is it that a travel agency is so happy to see everyone grounded and home? At this time, this is the new normal. We are so relieved, and so happy to have everyone back where, at this moment, they belong. There will be a time (soon we hope) when where people belong can go back to where ever on this big beautiful planet their heart desires…but it’s not right now. So welcome home everyone! Welcome to your new normal, and we hope this finds you well!
Thank you to the CruisePlus Team for trying so hard to help everyone get home, and for manning our on call emergency phone. Now that everyone is home that phone will be put away for a while.
Updates are minimal at this time. Today we did get notification that AMA Waterways has suspended sailings until June 30th. All the travel suppliers are still busy processing cancellations, and the time frames seem to vary between 8 – 12 weeks for most of that processing to be done. Needless to say, we are still in process as well, as we wait for the suppliers and we are truly overwhelmed ourselves.
Some thank you’ s!
We want to take a moment to thank everyone on the front lines, working, sometimes at the sacrifice of their family, to keep everyone fed and cared for. To the employees at the grocery stores and all of nurses, doctors, janitors and staff at our hospitals, our mail carriers , our public transit drivers, too many to name them all, THANK YOU for all you’re doing!! Also those working so hard to get all Canadians back home and our amazing staff, still in the office to ensure your questions can be answered! THANK YOU! We are so grateful to live in this amazing country, we really feel the warmth from everyone coming together for the common cause of flattening the curve and kicking this virus.
Those who know us well, know our CruisePlus family is a gang of huggers. The physical distancing requirements put in place to combat COVID-19 have left us all sending the biggest virtual hugs possible! It has also made us so aware of how much we miss contact and connection. So…please check in on your family, reach out to talk to them however possible, send virtual hugs….and know that we’re sending virtual hugs to all of you!
As the social distancing measures put in place keep up physically apart, it doesn’t stop us of dreaming of a future of exploration, of dreaming of the places we have yet to see or our favorite places that we can’t wait to get back to! While all of this uncertainty is happening around us, take the time to breath, to dream, to plan, explore with your imagination!
Share with us your favorite photo, or bucket list item that as soon as this is over you can’t wait to start planning! This is our passion, to explore through the eyes of our guests, to help you turn that dream into a reality. Let’s connect through our shared passion of travel!
Holland America Line is helping to keep the anticipation alive by offering a promotion on gift cards, so if it’s too soon to commit to that specific date or destination, but you’re still looking for that cruise to look forward too, have a look at this exceptional value – https://www.hollandamerica.com/en_US/giftcard.html
Shelley, Dave & the CruisePlus Team