Contrino Travel in Top 25 of Travel Agent Central’s Agents



Just announced: Valarie Contrino of Contrino Travel was named one of Travel Agent Central ‘s Top 25 Agents!


See Valarie’s profile in the list of the best of the best!


Royal Caribbean Lauches Online Dining Reservations

Contrino Travel reports that Royal Caribbean International is launching Daily Reservations, an online reservation system for guests enrolled in the My Time Dining program. Through Daily Reservations, My Time Dining guests can make nightly reservations in the main dining room for themselves and guests at their table. Guests can access, request and review their Daily Reservations in advance of their sailing through the Pre-Cruise Planner or Cruise Enhancements section of Daily Reservations is currently available for Oasis of the Seas sailings and will be deployed fleetwide throughout the spring.

Dinner reservations can be requested for a table for two to 10. Guests can request reservations for the same time with the same people nightly or a different time every evening with different companions. If a particular time is unavailable, Daily Reservations will suggest an alternative time that is closest to the request. Guests can then review their daily dinner reservation details in a calendar view, as well as request changes.

Princess Cruises Brings Back an Old Tradition — Bon Voyage!

Contrino Travel learned today that Princess Cruises is reviving a signature tradition from the early days of cruising, the opportunity for passengers to have non-sailing friends and family come aboard on embarkation day to wish them a “bon voyage.”

The only catch: It’ll come with a charge.

The “Bon Voyage Experience,” as Princess is calling it, will cost $39 per person.

As Princess notes in an announcement of the program today, friends and family of cruisers once routinely came aboard vessels to see them off, but the practice disappeared more than two decades ago as security procedures tightened.

Celine Dion Returns to Vegas in 2011 !

Celine returns to Caesars Palace beginning March 15, 2011. Tickets for the first 54 shows go on sale this coming Friday. still a tad early to do so for next March, given the airline seats haven’t become available. FYI–tickets range in price from $55 to $250 per person BEFORE taxes and/or fees.