Happy Summer Everyone!

July 13, 2022

Here at T4T, we are in the thick of summer travel season and busy assisting our clients with some pretty epic vacations. Travel has returned and the summer of 2022 has been exciting and challenging all at the same time.

Between the unpredictability of airlines, soaring prices and very limited availability, let me tell you that it is NEVER too early to start planning your next adventure!

Personally, we are soaking up the sunshine and pool season as much as possible because we all need some Vitamin D breaks to help us through this hectic season.

Stay Safe & Healthy!


Here are Five Cruises that we are excited about this summer…

More of the Med

This spring Azamara debuted the 692-passenger Azamara Onward (a bow-to-stern remodel of the former Pacific Princess), with itineraries focused on spending more time in destinations – such as Greece and Croatia this season – through late-night departures and overnight stays. Pre- and post-cruise tours add to the cultural richness: In Istanbul, for example, passengers can experience a spiritual sema ceremony, a movement-centric meditation dating back to the thirteenth century.

Adventure On

The all-suite, all-veranda Seabourn Venture, Seabourn’s first expedition ship, promises polar thrills and natural splendor in places such as the Amazon. The 264-passenger vessel sails with two custom-built submarines and double sea kayaks, along with a 26-member expedition team that can take all passengers Zodiac-exploring simultaneously – a rarity for expedition ships. Summer cruises include Iceland, Greenland, and Svalbard, while fall delivers South American highlights and Antarctica.

Ship to Shore

American Queen Voyages has partnered with Rocky Mountaineer for river-and-rail journeys during the 186-passenger Ocean Victory’s inaugural Alaska season. Pre- or post-cruise, passengers set out from Vancouver for two days on board the train with hotel stays in Banff, Kamloops, and Vancouver; a Parks Canada Discovery Pass; and return airport transfers to Vancouver. On the water, expedition teams lead kayak and Zodiac tours and talks with First Nations leaders during 12- and 13-day Inside Passage sailings.

Ahoy, Egypt

This summer Viking introduces its second riverboat on the Nile, the 82-passenger Viking Osiris. Round-trip-from-Cairo journeys kick off with three days of sightseeing in the capital before guests fly to Luxor for an eight-day cruise. Among the highlights: private access to Nefertari’s tomb in the Valley of the Queens and a visit to an artisan Nubian village.

Taste of the Tundra

Delve into Inuit culture through its cuisine on Quark Expeditions’ 199-passenger Ultramarine. On select Arctic voyages (two this year and five in 2023), passengers opting for the Tundra to Table specialty dining program savor four courses of modern Inuit cuisine served on regional tableware, prepared by Indigenous chefs from Greenland and the Canadian Arctic in the ship’s Balena restaurant. Plates showcase pristine local ingredients in dishes such as beer-braised musk ox served with Greenlandic mashed potatoes, mushroom sauce, and berry jam. The chefs also share Inuit culinary origins and storytelling.