Universal Orlando Sapphire Falls Resort: A Cheapskate Princess Guide

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This summer, the newest on-site hotel opened at Universal Orlando Resort – Loews Sapphire Falls Resort . If you are planning a visit to Universal Orlando’s Theme Park and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, let this Cheapskate Princess Guide help decide if this is the right resort for your vacation. [Read more…]

2016 Beach Princess: Looking for a Hotel Room on the Mississippi Coast? Look to the IP!

February 2016

I suggest visiting Biloxi, Mississippi to lots of friends and family. While not a big fan of the costal water, I do really enjoy the entertainment and dining options we find in Biloxi, and one of our main hang outs is the IP. If you are looking for a pace to stay for the weekend, check out the IP. [Read more…]

10 Vacation Questions Answered by a Disney Travel Agent

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Nearly long gone are the days you decided to go to Disney World without doing some sort of planning, like made dining reservations months in advance or made a daily vacation game plan. People who hurriedly pack a bag and jump in the car are gambling on not being able to eat at their favorite restaurant, wind up paying more money for accommodations, and so on.

One way to make sure you have the most up to date information on discounts for your next Disney vacation is to contact a Travel Agent specializing in Disney knowledge.  We asked Erin, our Destinations in Florida Travel Agent, what were the most common questions she gets asked when she speaks with clients as they plan a trip to Disney. Their questions, together with her answers, can help you with your planning

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1. Why should I use a travel agent when everything is so easy online?

This is the number one question I get asked the most. Speaking for fellow Destination in Florida agents, I bet it’s their most frequently asked question as well.  Everything is easy online.  But, Disney destinations are not your normal quick weekend getaway anymore.  There is so much to do and see. You can absolutely book your own trip online and never have any issues.  I did that before I ever became a travel agent.

And I exhausted myself trying to read all the information out there, deciding on what tips were actually the best.  How could I maximize my family’s time in the parks and get the most for our money?  When you have a destination like Disney World (which can include a trip to other theme park attractions in Orlando) or Disneyland or a Disney Cruise, there are SO many moving pieces involved, why wouldn’t you want an “expert” to help you?

You are charged nothing extra to use my services and my expertise.  You might find all of the answers you need online, but it could take a while, and then you still are never 100% certain you are getting the most up to date information from certain sources.

That’s what I give you for free, up to date information from a certified travel professional. I am in your corner from the moment you first ask for a quote, until you come back from your trip.  Your trip is as vital and important to me as my own family’s vacation.  That kind of personal service is not something you can get from just online looking. And my services are free of charge to you.

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2. Is the Disney Dining Plan worth it?

Absolutely, 100% yes, it is worth it.  I have visited Disney with and without the Dining Plan. I always tell my guests I will never go without it again.  There is no more economical way to eat while on Disney World property.  The dining plan is a huge savings, and once you break down the costs per person and get your first receipt at a table service meal, you will see just how much it is paying for itself.

Another wonderful piece of the dining plan is that you pay for it up front.  So while you are on vacation and enjoying all of the magic, you are not having to spend any thoughts about how much you are spending on this lunch or breakfast tomorrow.  You are truly free to sit back, relax soak in the magic, and enjoy your vacation.

 

3. How much will it cost a family of __________(fill in the blank) to go to Disney World?

As much as I would like it to be, this is not a cut and dry question to answer.  There are SO many elements to that question I can never just answer it flat-out.  First, I need to find out a few things from my guests.  How many days do you want to stay?  How much time do you want to spend in the theme parks?  How important are your dining options?  There are so many different ways to make your vacation uniquely your own, to make it magical for you and your family.  I cannot just quote a standard number, because every experience is different, in as much as every family is different.

One of the greatest things about being your travel agent is helping fulfill your family’s individual and unique dreams on your vacation.

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4. I want to go to Disney World for the price I saw on the Disney TV commercial.  Can you make that happen?

In a word, yes!  I can build a vacation based on whatever budget range you have.  The price depends on when you are traveling, how long you want to stay, and any extras you want beyond the standard TV ad package, because that can alter the price you saw on TV.

I can guarantee that with our agency, Destinations in Florida,  you will always be receiving the lowest possible package price for your vacation.

5. Do you book airfare?

I absolutely will book airfare for my clients.  However, with air travel, air fares and fees being the way they are today, I have found (and my fellow agents have found) that in most cases clients prefer to book their own air travel because of rewards points, air miles, vouchers, etc.  I always want my clients to pay the least amount possible, so I always make sure I tell them to check airfare on their own too.  There is so much fluctuation with the cost of air travel, I would never venture to guarantee lowest prices on air fare. As one more free service I offer, I will gladly help arrange air travel to and from Disney Destinations.

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6. We only want to go to Disney World once. What is a good age to take my kids? 

In my opinion, every age is a great age to go to Disney.  If you are worried about your children remembering the vacation, then by all means, you can wait until after they are age five, but 99% of the time, every guest I have who says they are only going once changes their mind. They start going every year or every other year.  I truly enjoyed taking my children when they were ages three and one, because I got to experience it through their eyes.  Of course, they don’t remember the trip, but I do and I always will.  I also enjoy it just as much as they get older, and giving them experiences at Disney World that THEY will remember.  I truly believe everyone feels like a child at Disney.  It is that magical. Any age you take your child will be a magical moment for all of you.

7. Does anyone ever have a bad time at Disney?

This is sometimes a strange question that catches me off guard, because my first thought is, “No, of course not.  How could anyone have a bad time?”  But, I see what people mean.  They listen to me explain all of the magic, and they start thinking I have pixie dust flowing all around me all of the time.  And I do! I love everything about Disney World and Disney destinations, so it is hard to imagine people having a bad time on vacation.

However, it IS possible. You can have a bad time at Disney World, but you have to work pretty hard at it.  If you go during peak crowded times and don’t plan your days around the crowds and seasons, yes, you might not have a great time.

But this is another reason that working with a travel agent is so vital.  I provide my guests with an itinerary where I have studied crowd predictions, park hours, and my agency’s tips and tricks.  Everything we provide our guests is to help ensure that their Disney vacation is a once-in-a-lifetime experience filled with so many magical moments, that even if you were trying to have a bad time, it just wouldn’t be possible.

I want to help you leave the parks planning your next vacation rather than regretting the one you just left.

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8. What is the best time of year to travel?

When I get asked this question, I always follow it up with, “Do you mean for crowds or weather?”  The number one best time of year to go to Disney World is probably the end of October/first of November.  This is before “Jersey Week,” which is the week after November elections. If you plan it right and can vacation for 10 days, you could actually experience Halloween and Christmas at Disney World.  The weather is usually great and the crowds are minimal.  People always counter that with, “But we would have to take kids out of school.”  I could do a whole article on why I believe taking children out of school to go to Disney World is not only a good idea, but it is something everyone should do. But I digress…

During the end of October/first of November, you would get to participate in Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival, experience the fall holiday decorations and have great crowd levels.

Another great time to plan a vacation with low crowds is after school starts in September or the end of February/first of March.  A good rule of thumb is to stay away from holidays and when major vacations happen for schools.  I think when you spend that much money and make a huge financial investment into a vacation, you want to get the very most out of the experience.  To do that during summer and/or high crowds and hot miserable weather, sometimes is just not the best way to go.

9. How much do you charge for your services?

I charge nothing for my services, zero, zip, nada.  I am a zero out-of-pocket expense to my clients, and that is truly the GREATEST thing I love about my job.  I get to help my clients and give them my expertise and guidance for free.  This is so important to me, because I don’t have to “sell” myself to anyone.  All of my clients get the best of me as their travel agent, no matter what if they spend $50,000 on a family vacation or $1,000.  I provide a certain level of service and treat everyone as VIPs, because they are trusting ME with their family memories.  Some people are very willing and want to pay for my services, because of their work schedules they can only email me or call me late in the evening.  I am free to you as your travel agent, and in this world where it feels like you have to pay for everything, it is so wonderful to be able to work with families and let them know they never have to pay anything extra to use me.

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10. Do I need to make Disney reservations so far ahead?

Yes, yes, yes, and yes.  You don’t need to, but I don’t advise doing it any other way.  When people ask me when the best time to book a Disney vacation is, I always say, as soon as you know you want to go.  Even if you are a year out, you only have to pay $200 to book the reservation. Once you book with me, I send you all of my dining suggestions and the list of character dining experiences.  The more time you and I have to talk about which restaurants you want to go to, the better.  Disney lets you book your dining reservations 180 days (6 months) prior to your trip.  When you book with me, I make sure I call Disney at six a.m. on your 180 day mark and do my best to reserve all of your first choices.  Very popular restaurants, like Be Our Guest, will fill up even four or five months before your trip, so there is a very huge likelihood there will be no more availability.  Along those same lines, if you want to vacation during a busy time or a “crowd favorite” time, locking in your room and room rates are another reason to remember booking early is a big plus.

Now, with all of that being said, I have built wonderful vacations for people who have booked their trip a month before they want to go.  They weren’t interested in highly popular dining and activities, and they were happy with whatever dining reservations were available.  So, while I always say, yes, making reservations far in advance is the best thing to do. My caveat to that is, if you are flexible with what you want to do, I can definitely help plan a very magical vacation!

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One other thing to consider are promotions.  Disney insiders, bloggers, posters, etc., talk about the prime times that Disney usually offers promotions.  Everyone always hopes for Free Dining, for example, in the fall.  Or the Stay, Play and Dine for the spring is another popular promotion.  When a promotion comes out, if you decide to book then, you might not have the six months prior to plan everything out.  So, booking early gives us the opportunity to plan out an itinerary.  If we can get all of that set up and have everything in line, then as soon as a promotion comes out and I can apply it to your vacation, you have won twice.  You have had the time to plan everything and get exactly what you want AND a discounted trip.

Booking early is always my recommendation, for all of these advantages.  But, that being said, with me as your travel agent, you don’t have to.  I can help build a great vacation on shorter notice.  No matter what, because of all of the moving pieces to a Disney World vacation, I just want my clients to have the best experience they can have.  Booking far ahead just gives us more flexibility to make all of your magical dreams come true!

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A big thanks to our Destinations in Florida Agent, Erin, for her questions and answers. I’m calling Erin pronto the next time I start planning my next vacation,

Erin Johnson, our Cheapskate Princess Travel Agent

Erin Johnson, our Cheapskate Princess Travel Agent

Erin is a Disney College of Knowledge Graduate and a Universal Studios & Islands of Adventure Specialist.  She has also recently become a Florida Destination Wedding and Honeymoon Specialist.  She can book and plan your vacation to anywhere.

As an avid scrapbooker and parent, Erin makes sure all her clients know memories are her priority.  Erin’s passion is helping everyone have a once-in-a-lifetime magical vacation, which include excellent customer service, attention to detail, celebrating milestones and bringing families together.

Whether it is a honeymoon, a family’s first visit to Walt Disney World, or an extended family coming together from all across the country, Erin specializes in making sure everyone gets the most magic out of their vacation!

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Give Erin a call at 214-697-7732, or send an e-mail to erin @ destinationsinflorida.com. 

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Thanks for stopping by, and we’ll see you planning your next vacation…

 

Best Times to Visit Walt Disney World: A Cheapskate Princess Guide

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One of my favorite comedians, Jim Gaffigan, has a great bit describing his family trip to Walt Disney World. “If you haven’t been to Disney as an adult, just imagine you are standing in line at the D.M.V., and that’s it. Actually it was Orlando in July, so it’s kind of like standing on the surface of the sun. Why would we do this to ourselves? When you were a kid and you’d go on vacation, you’d wonder, ‘Why is Dad always in such a bad mood?’ Now…I understand. How can I spend an enormous amount of money, be uncomfortable, and listen to my children complain and whine? Disney!

If you have spent more than 10 minutes talking to someone headed for or just back from a Disney vacation, almost surely the timing will come up. When did you go? Was it really busy? How was the weather? And then you compare your BEST TIME to their BEST TIME, trying to figure out the real deal best time to head to Orlando. [Read more…]

2015 Beach Princess: Exploring Biloxi Beach in Mississippi

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Despite the fact that Orlando is probably my all time favorite city to visit, my family lives a nine hour drive away. What is a princess to do when she can’t make it halfway down the state of Florida? We recently took a short two hour drive over to Biloxi, Mississippi, to see what we could find, looking for bargain vacation prices of course!
When you think of the word casino, obviously you think of gambling, and there is gambling in the Biloxi and Gulfport casinos.
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The Top 10 Best Disney Vacation Planning Web Sites

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Updated for 2016!

If you ever read Disney planning articles on the internet for FREE, rather than forking over cash for planning books, then you just might be a Cheapskate Princess!

Should you total up all the gift shops, restaurants, events, resorts, theme park rides, the number of Disney related topics of interest for someone visiting Disney World would be in the thousands. Throw in ride refurbishment schedules, Advanced Dining Reservations, park opening and closing times, and generally wondering what everything costs, and it’s probably no wonder people get overwhelmed when they start planning their Disney vacation. Sometimes, if they haven’t done the proper planning, they show up in Orlando only to get overwhelmed on vacation. What should I do? Where should we go? Is this worth the exorbitant price?

I claim to know a lot about Disney, but with prices and policies changing every day, even I have to do my research. Where does a Cheapskate Princess look for vacation planning and general Disney information? Here is a list of websites I use when I need information quickly.

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1. Disneyworld.com.

If I have any questions, this is my number one source for pricing for everything, from room costs, restaurant menus, and entertainment pricing. You can research park hours, order tickets, make room and dining reservations, and there is even a frequently asked questions section for those with a specific concern. This website is a great read for everybody, from first time visitors to old pros. Free Bonus= Use this link to order a free Disney Planning CD. 

2. Disney Parks Moms Panel

The Disney Parks Moms Panel are a group of “advisors,” not employed by the Disney Corporation, chosen every year from thousands of panel applicants. Membership in this exclusive group is a big deal for a lot of people. The members of the Moms Panel answer questions and offer advice, covering topics like planning & budgeting, celebrations, tickets, kids and theme parks, you name it, they have information to assist you. If you can not find the answer you need to your question, then you can submit your own question and hope they have time to answer it.

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3. Mousesavers.com

“Great deals on all things Disney.” This site will give you information about Disney discounts, including ticket discounts, hotel discounts, and Disneyland vacation package discounts. There are tons of trip reports and articles, loads of information for every level of visitor. I have heard lots people say they bought their tickets from Mousesavers.com and were pleased with their savings.

4. Passporter.com

This site offers not only Disney guides, but all around travel guides, and they have a ton of information to help plan your vacation. E-books, podcasts, videos, blog articles, it’s more information that you can read in a day. Speaking of reading, they have over a million books in print. If you sign up for their newsletter, you can receive a %20 discount.

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5. Couponing to Disney

This site is not your average planning site, but for those of you on a budget that use coupons or look for deals, this is the place to be.  There are many other great planning articles as well, especially the popular 101 Best Disney Tips. 

6. Jim Hill Media.com. 

From current Disney information and events, movie reviews, podcasts, theme park news, and travel tips, this site is a hodge-podge of Disney information. I especially like the “Why For” section that examines WHY the way things are.

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7. WDW info.com

The “DIS” has been around for 15 years and is billed as the Internet’s largest un-official online guide to Disney World. With a large photo gallery, there is info. on Disney vacations, Adventures by Disney, DVC news, and Universal news. You’ll also find theme park times, videos, podcasts, information on discounts, and lots of Disneyland info.

8. Allears.net

This is one of the oldest and most trusted sites for Disney information. From sample menus, reviews of all the resorts, event schedules, and a “Reader Tip Archive,”  this website is a massive wealth of information to help you plan your next Walt Disney World trip.  If you want to know about almost anything about Walt Disney World, you may have to search a few minutes, but it’s there among really large amounts of information.

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9. Disney Parks/Disney Trading Pins

Want some info on Disney PinTrading? This is an official Disney site that, while not as fancy as many of these other sites, can help you with everything you need to know about pins. Find out what trading events are happening at Disney World and Disneyland. There are pages of upcoming pins to be released with prices and nice photos that kids and adults will enjoy.

10. WDW Prep School

If you’re planning a trip to Disney World and want to know all of the tips and tricks to making it a great trip, they have tons. Shannon has a great social media presence and a free e-mail. She also has sites for Disneyland and Disney cruises.

Andrea stopped by the blog to provide another great site.

Thanks for the great website tips! I would just like to highlight at least one more, militarydisneytips.com.  This is geared more for military personnel, active, retired and disabled. They work a lot with Allears, which is listed, but thought they should get some kudos on their own. Thanks again for all the great tips!”

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And we are glad you stopped by Cheapskate Princess.

We’re not reinventing the Mickey Mouse wheel here. There are a ton of great websites out there, thousands actually. But the Cheap Princess will focus on easy ways to save money on vacation, fun events that may be worth your hard-earned money, and we’ll take a look at activities you just might not be able to afford as well. Nothing wrong with doing some dreaming… or some planning. The pictures are pretty cool as well.

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Amanda is a Disney Vacation Club Member and Annual Pass holder. Her amazing husband, band director Carl Major, plus three teen children and two dogs keep her busy. Amanda teaches Leadership to high school seniors in the almost-coastal town of Foley, Alabama. Read about her cheapskating local vacations with this link. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, walking somewhere, or paddling a kayak. Life is indeed a blast. 

We hope we can help save you some money too. Use this link for a free no obligation vacation quote from our Princess Travel Experts with Destinations in Florida travel, Julie, Elizabeth, and Erin. You can also e-mail them at cp@destinationsinflorida.com.

Life Lessons With a Disney Twist: Teach Kids to Be Appreciative

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If you’re planning a vacation, it will probably be one of the more expensive things you budget for throughout the year. Some people plan and save for Disney vacations literally for years, weighing accommodation options, scheduling the entire trip around Free Dining, etc.  Not everyone stays in a Deluxe Disney Resort, because not everyone can afford it. If you are sweating over the money it will take to get to Orlando, then chances are, you are probably on a tight budget that may barely include Value Resort accommodations. [Read more…]

8 Reasons Not to Go to Disney World in the Fall

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Fall. Leaves start dropping out of the trees, footballs are flying through the air again, and kids everywhere have begrudgingly snatched up their backpacks and headed back to school. What does this signal?  The crowds are suddenly lighter at Walt Disney World.  Does this mean fall a good time for you to go to Disney? Well…

8 reasons you should not go to Disney World in the fall.

1. School

Kids have gone back to school and could fall behind in their studies, especially in upper middle school grades and high school. Now this is a hotly debated topic on the internet. Teachers say keep them in school, and yet many parents want to get the most from their vacation dollar during the less crowded “off season” of fall. You know what works for your child, and for some, missing school may be too much.

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2. The Temperature

It’s still hot. It’s not as hot as summer, but it’s warmer than winter.

3. Shorter Hours 

Hours are shorter in the fall than other times a year, because there are fewer people. Every park except Epcot can close as early as 5 p.m. Compare this to midnight in the summer, and while you may be standing in shorter lines during fall, you will spend less time in the parks.

Read: Would a Disney Princess Spend $25 for A Disney World T-Shirt?

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4. Not As Much Entertainment

If the parks close early, they may not show some of their night-time entertainment. Or these shows may only run on the weekends, and crowds are definitely heavier on the weekends.

5. Special Parties Mean Higher Crowds

Because fall is the time for Mickey’s-Not-So-Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP) and Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival, crowds will be higher during these specific times.

6. Parks Close Early

If you do vacation during MNSSHP, the park will close early on those days. You paid for a full day, but you’ll feel like you’re being kicked out early as party-goers pass you on the way in. With tickets for MNSSHP $50.95 for kids ages 3-9 and $55.95 for ages 10 and up, and these are advanced purchase prices, then you’ll pay a pretty penny to stay from 7 p.m. until midnight.

Read: Planning a Disney Vacation? Why You Need a Disney Change Jar!

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7. Ride Refurbishment

With crowdlevels being lower, some of your favorite rides may be closed for refurbishment. This makes sense from a Disney stand point – less people in the park is a better time to spruce up the rides. I can still hear my sons wails of heart-ache when we showed up one year to find Space Mountain closed for refurbishment. It’s wise to check the refurbishment schedules before you plan anything for certain.

8. Free Dining

Free Dining is offered in the fall, and many money conscious families plan their vacations around free dining. And why not, because you can save a lot of money taking vacations during these specific times. Free Dining means more people vacationing during this offer, and many of the table service restaurants you hoped to enjoy will be filled with free diners. If you don’t make your Advanced Dining Reservations (ADRs) as soon as possible, then you may not get to eat at the restaurant of your first choice.

Read: How NOT to Lose Your Kids at Walt Disney World and Disneyland

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Admittedly, these are not super strong reasons to skip that Disney vacation in the fall. Most people love Disney during the off season, but if you are one of the many that just can’t take off work during the fall, these 8 reasons may make you feel a bit better, take the edge off your Disney Depression Syndrome. I have to admit, it would be hard to talk myself into NOT going to Disney during fall, if it was a time of year when I could plan a vacation.

Now if you need some reasons to go during fall, we have that covered for you as well!

Read: 7 Reasons You Should Definitely Visit Disney World in the Fall

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You can also e-mail them at cp@destinationsinflorida.com.

Great Perks for your Walt Disney World Vacation at Destinations in Florida

Amanda Major CheapskatePrincess.comAmanda Major is the creator of cheapskateprincess.com. She remembers her first visit to Magic Kingdom like it was yesterday, because she had a ham sandwich tucked in her shorts pocket. The whole family snuck in their lunch; you can’t make that kinda stuff up. 40 years worth of trips to Orlando later, she is still trying to save money on vacations.

Amanda is a Disney Vacation Club Member and Annual Pass holder. Her amazing husband, band director Carl Major, plus three teen children and two dogs keep her busy. Amanda teaches Leadership to high school seniors in the almost-coastal town of Foley, Alabama. Read about her cheapskating local vacations with this link. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, walking somewhere, or paddling a kayak. Life is indeed a blast. 

We hope we can help save you some money too. Use this link for a free no obligation vacation quote from our Princess Travel Experts with Destinations in Florida travel, Elizabeth and Erin. You can also e-mail them at cp@destinationsinflorida.com.