Many people dream of taking a cruise to commemorate significant anniversaries or experience the get-away of a lifetime. WGRT spoke with D’Ann Kolan owner of St. Clair Travel, and asked her what the future looks like for those once-in-a-lifetime excursions. D’Ann told us that it is still possible to book a cruise. There are several variables depending on when and where you want to go, but it’s okay to keep the dream alive.
A popular cruise destination is Alaska. Although cruises to Alaska have been cancelled for this year, you can book for next year. D’Ann recommends the earlier the better if this is on your bucket list. Another popular destination, the Caribbean, is set to reopen June 1st although there may be some differences between what’s available on each island. One major factor is the reopening of hotels and resorts. Travel to Europe is also set to reopen at that time, but D’Ann feels July 1st is more realistic.
Guidelines for cancelling big trips like these depends largely on the rules of each tour company and airline. She advises travelers purchase “cancel for any reason” insurance; however, some insurance does not cover a pandemic. If you have questions about travel, D’Ann welcomes your inquiries.
Reporting for WGRT – Marty Doorn