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Victoria in British Columbia on our Alaska Cruise

July 1, 2010 Leave a comment

Make sure you visit the parliment building and have tea at the Empress hotel!

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Have cruising questions?

Cruising Do I need a passport to travel oversees? Yes.. for most our trips you will need a passport. YOu can obtain a passport from a Passport Office, U.S. District Court, or Post Office. It can take 2 months to get a passport so please apply as early as possible. Also, the passport needs to be valid 9 months after the return of your trip. Please double-check your current passport to make sure that it is up to date. Passport Application
Do I need any special shots when traveling oversees?At this time there are no special shots required for the areas we visit, but it is best to ask our agent when making your reservation for the most up to date information.Should I get travel insurance? Travel Insurance is optional and covers loss of luggage, reimbursement of cancellation penalties, and medical care abroad. Here’s information for travel insurance that covers medical, emergency trip cancellation, travel delays, trip interruption, baggage delay… travel insuranceIf you are taking a flight before your cruise…pack lightly because they will charge you for extra weight and baggageIs there a dress code at religious sites? Modest dress is the expected at religious sites. Avoid shorts and sleeveless (or upper arm baring), cleavage revealing, or midriff baring shirts. Woman should also avoid short (above the knee) skirts and may need a head covering for visits on some itineraries.Should I exchange money before I go? Normally, you would not need to exchange money. If you do, we suggest you do it in the airport or at the hotel of the city you are visiting rather than stateside, which is more expensive.
Are there laundry services aboard ship? Almost all cruise ships have laundry facilities and many provide dry-cleaning services. There is, however, an additional charge for professional laundry and dry-cleaning services. Many ships also have self-service launderettes.How to Combat Jet lag? Click hereDental Care for your trip? Click hereWho should I see if I have questions that haven’t been answered? If, after reviewing the FAQ sections you still can’t find the answers you are looking for, please send us an email at contactus@BibleOnTour.com or give us a call, toll-free, at 1-800-926-3775. 

If I take medication…how much should I bring? Be sure to take extra medication with you just in case there should be any delay in travel.

How much luggage can I bring? We suggest you travel lightly, so you do not feel burdened by your luggage. You can bring a lot of luggage on a cruise but your room may not be large to handle all your luggage. It is very important to put your name and address on the inside as well as the outside of your luggage.

What should I pack? Take clothing that can be mixed and matched and does not wrinkle easily. Pack like you would for any resort. Make sure you always pack comfortable shoes. We will be walking on our excursions and sometime the terrain can be up and down hills just depending on your itinerary. Cruise itineraries are casual by day, whether you’re on the ship or ashore. In the evening, ships vary as to dress. As on shore, attire is dictated by occasion. At the Captain’s Gala, for example, you’ll probably want to wear something more formal, such as a dark suit, or cocktail dress; perhaps even a dinner jacket or gown.

Will I need a tuxedo(cruises)? On some cruises, formal dinners or parties are part of the fun. But don’t buy a tuxedo just for the trip. Even on the most formal of ships, a dark suit and tie are fine for the dressiest occasions. If you do want to dress to the nines, many ships offer tuxedo rental services.

Can I use my hair dryer or shaver(cruises)? All modern ships have 110 volt outlets in the staterooms. Some staterooms even come with hair dryers.

Can we celebrate a special occasion? Absolutely! Most cruise lines will even treat you to a complimentary cake and a chorus of “Happy Whatever” to honor the occasion. Your birthday or anniversary can be more festive with champagne, flowers, or canapés. You can even arrange for a special private party. All you have to do is advise your reservations agent in advance.

What about tipping? All tipping is normally included in the final quoted price for your trip. Please note the “Included” section of the brochureVirtually every cruise ship (except for some smaller vessels operating in coastal waters) has a fully equipped medical facility and staff to handle almost any emergency.

Are there medical services onboard?

Is motion discomfort a problem? Rarely. Popular cruise itineraries boast some of the calmest waters in the world. In addition, stabilizers on modern ships, advanced availability of accurate weather information, and development of effective preventative medications have, for the most part, eliminated the incidence of motion discomfort.

Have you always wanted to travel for FREE?

April 27, 2010 Leave a comment

Now is your chance! If you are a church or an individual who is interested in gathering a group of people for a trip, we can design the tour to include comps.

For instance, if you have 10 people who are paid you can get one FREE or we can do it so that for every 7(or 5) people we can do a comp. Here is the breakdown:

10 people pay for the trip=1 FREE traveler

7 people are paid=1 FREE travelA group of 21 who pay=3 people travel FREE
(based on 1 comp for every 7)

The less people you have per comp will drive the price for the trip higher. For instance a 1 comp per 5 people will be a higher priced trip than a 1 for 10 comps per person.  Let us know if you can gather a group and we will work on a quote.

Necessary Items in Traveling Abroad

January 3, 2010 Leave a comment

When you are taking a trip to Israel, Greece, Europe or a cruise to anywhere you will need necessary items in traveling abroad.  I thought I would do a short list of items you might consider taking in no particular order:

  • Medications (in their original containers) and vitamins, band-aids
  • Passport(make copies of your passort and keep them seperate) 
  • travel documentation
  • Bathing suit/Bathing suit cover up
  • Water socks
  • Sunscreen/Sunglasses, a hat and other protective wear
  • T-shirts
  • Shorts
  • Lightweight pants/Jeans
  • A light jacket or sweater
  • Socks
  • Heavier footwear
  • Camera
  • Sundresses
  • Sandals or sneakers
  • Camera and accessories (batteries, film, etc.)
  • Binoculars
  • Foreign-language phrase book or dictionary
  • Maps
  • guidebooks
  • water container(stay hydrated)
  • Extra glasses or contact lenses
  • Foreign currency
  • umbrella
  • tissue(some bathrooms in public areas are not stocked)
  • Reading material
  • This is not an extensive but it does give you some guidelines on items you need to bring.  Feel free to add additional items in the comment section.

    alaska family cruise best deals

    December 25, 2009 Leave a comment

    Have you ever wanted to take on the beautiful sights of the Alaskan glaciers?  Alaska family cruise best deals are going to be found early and late in the Alaskan cruise season.  Meaning May and September will be the most cost-effective for your family.  During September you can even see some beautiful fall foliage.  Give Bible on Tour a call at 727-346-1018 if you would like to book a cruise for your family

    LUXURY TOURS ISRAEL-NEW FIVE-STAR HOTEL OPENING IN JERUSALEM

    June 13, 2009 Leave a comment

    The Mamilla Hotel, the newest property from the owners of the David Citadel and designed by legendary architect Moshe Safdie with interiors by Piero Lissoni, will open this month in Jerusalem. The 5-star hotel will feature 194 rooms and suites overlooking the Old City on Mamilla Avenue, Jerusalem’s new downtown shopping district. www.MamillaHotel.com hotel

    Adapted by: Israel Ministry of Tourism Newsletter