28 Jan 2019

Cuba's warmth awaits! Let's go...

NOW BOOKING my April 10 group trip!

As promised, here are the revised prices for my JennicaCuba group trip to Marea del Portillo, Cuba. We will leave from Toronto on April 10 and you can return either before or after Easter, which is on April 21 this year.

We'll have our usual private "Welcome Dinner" at the resort, complete with special music, of course. We'll also have an exclusive excursion to a nearby village for a "Cuban Fiesta" that will feature a different group of top-notch musicians and an awesome, home-style meal.

If you want to be home for Easter, you can join the group for one week, returning April 17. Or, if you would like to experience Easter in Cuba, book for two weeks and return on April 24. For anyone interested in going to a local church for Easter Sunday, I can assist with arrangements.

For those familiar with the Club Amigo Marea del Portillo resort complex, the Farallón del Caribe hotel will be open only during the first week; at present, it is scheduled to close for the season on April 17. Even though our accommodation will be in the beach-level Marea section (hotel or cabañas), you'll be able to go "up the hill" to dine at the Farallón, see the evening show and use the pool or other facilities as long as it remains open.

Please note that, since the booking deadline is so close to our departure date, you will be required to pay the full amount for your trip instead of just a deposit. As always, the first 10 people to request Sunwing insurance will be able to take advantage of their low prices for cancellation and medical insurance packages. This insurance, however, must be paid for upon booking. If you want to take a second checked bag or a bike, these items must also be paid for at booking (but they can be cancelled later, if you change your mind).

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me!

Looking forward to hearing from you,

5 Jan 2019

New departure date for April Cuba trip!

Does April 10 work better for you?

"That's the plan," one of my friends used to say, then pause before adding, "until we change it." Yes, plans sometimes need to be revised. I usually lead group trips to Marea del Portillo after Easter. This year, however, the holiday falls rather late in April, pushing more markedly into Spring.

After discussion with folks who were willing to travel with me on April 24, we decided to shift the dates forward. The departure date will now be April 10, which will allow those who want to be home for Easter to go for one week, then blast back to Canada, hide eggs, eat chocolate and commune with loved ones. The rest of us can hang out in warm, wonderful Cuba for a little longer without stressing about yard work or whatever.

Two things to be aware of regarding this revised plan:
1.) I won't be able to get a new quote until the end of January, so booking will not begin until about Jan. 29 or shortly thereafter.
2.) You may need to pay in full for this trip when you book because Sunwing requires full payment at least 60 days prior to departure.

I hope the revised departure date will allow more people to join the posse for this exclusive JennicaCuba trip to my favorite place in the sun. I also hope Sunwing will be offering better prices by the end of January!

Bye for now,