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 Welcome to Aquamarine Cruises and Tours.

  It started with the name.  Legends say that Aquamarine - the treasure of mermaids - was carried by traders and ancient sailors to protect them from the perils of the sea.

 It continues with the passion to travel and all romantic, enlightening and addictive aspects of it. It culminates with the service.

  Contrary to what you might think, I am a Travel Advisor, not a salesperson, for I don't have any specific product to sell. 

 I see my business as helping people to make the right travel-planning decision. The whole idea is more like using a skilled CPA or a financial analyst because making the right choice can be quite time consuming and the consequences of making the wrong choice can be quite costly or even dangerous.

One must research suppliers, test tour operators and service providers, inspect properties, observe the countries’ political situation, watch over weather reports and be aware of the airlines financial status. But you, you do not have to do all of that, because you know my phone number.  

 I am your knowledgeable advisor, enthusiastic guide, devoted partner, competent problem solver and hard-working assistant, helping you to arrange a remarkable journey that will be regarded as one of the brightest moments of your life. I do it by negotiating with vendors, considering all details, comparing various options and hand-picking a few made just for you.

  However, as my client, you are still in the driver's seat in everything I do - as much or as little as you want to be. The whole process is controlled by your preferences. I just take the stress out of it so that you can have all of the fun and enjoyment of designing your trip: this way, your vacation starts the minute you begin dreaming about it.


News and Events

AmaWaterways schedules the debut of Colombia river cruises.

 River cruise line AmaWaterways has announced that it is building two new river cruise vessels specifically for the Magdalena River, in Colombia, where it plans to set sail in 2024. 

 Lufthansa has unveiled new first   class cabins.

  First-class suites for two. Seven business-class options to choose from. Reclining premium economy seats that don’t encroach on the passengers behind. Lufthansa’s new Allegris cabins are a game changer.

What you need to know about the New Rules on airline refunds.

 In an effort to crack down on airlines that charge passengers steep fees to check bags and change flights, the DOT  has announced the new regulations aimed at expanding consumer protections.

Immerse yourself in the highlights of Colombia along this magnificent river.

 The Magdalena River cruises all either begin or end in the colonial coastal city of Cartagena.

The Magdalena River is part of Colombia’s lifeblood. Flowing northward nearly 1,000 miles along the western side of the country before spilling into the Caribbean Sea, the waterway has served as a critical transport link throughout history.

 Today, it connects numerous towns and cities, snaking through a region with impressive biodiversity. And in 2024, travelers will for the first time be able to experience this rich waterway from the comfort and convenience of luxury river cruise ships.


The two itineraries, dubbed “Wonders of Colombia” and “Magic of Colombia,” will each sail between Cartagena and Barranquilla—the main difference between the two sailings will be that they each start and end in reverse ports.

 Highlights of both itineraries will include participating in walking tours and jazz performances in historical cities, like Mompox (a UNESCO World Heritage site known for colonial buildings that mix Spanish and Indigenous characteristics); scanning the riverbanks for some 2,000 birds species, many of which are endemic to Colombia; and visiting Palenque, known for its Mayan ruins and for being the first “free city” in the Americas, as it was founded by those who fled slavery in colonial times.

 Lufthansa unveils new cabins with over-the-top First and Business class suites.

  Grab your favorite travel companion and book a 

 two-seater first-class “Suite Plus” in Lufthansa’s forthcoming  cabins

  In a sweeping overhaul of the airline’s international passenger experience, German flag carrier Lufthansa has unveiled new cabins

  The refreshed on-board product, dubbed “Allegris” by the airline, is a nose-to-tail upgrade across all four classes of service. It will be first installed on wide-body planes later this year, beginning with newly delivered Boeing 787-9s in September (although that plane won’t have first class). All told, more than 80 Lufthansa aircraft will be configured with Allegris


  While economy and premium economy passengers will receive enhanced seats, it’s business- and first-class guests who will get the lion’s share of upgrades.

First class Suite Plus will be first introduced in 2024 on the Airbus A350-900. First-class passengers will get to choose between two different seating arrangements. While all three suites will be fully enclosed, with floor-to-ceiling walls and sliding doors one suite will be extra special.

  The center section, a “Suite Plus,” will allow for two passengers to travel together in one double seat, with the ability to dine and recline together. Uniquely, the seat also turns into a full-size bed without a divider in the middle. Solo passengers will also have the option to book the Suite Plus for extra space.

All first-class suites will feature a dining table, a 32-inch or 43-inch 4K monitor, and a personal wardrobe area.

   In the new Allegris layout, business-class passengers will have the choice of a seven seat types, with options such as a large suite with a door and mini bar and a seat with an extra-long bed that’s nearly eight inches longer than others.

  All business-class passengers, regardless of seat type, will be able to enjoy direct aisle access, wireless charging, Bluetooth connectivity, and heating and cooling functionality at each seat.

 Premium economy guests will find seats with a fixed-back shell, meaning reclining won’t encroach on the passenger behind. There will also be a 15.6-inch 4K monitor, wireless charging stations, leg rests, a separate cocktail table, a personal reading light, a coat hook, and a water bottle holder.

 Lufthansa didn’t neglect economy guests with the forthcoming overhaul. Each seat in coach will feature a 13.3-inch 4K entertainment monitor, USB-C and USC-A power outlets, and Bluetooth headphone connectivity. Travelers will also have the option of booking a “neighbor-free” seat, which allows fliers to block an adjacent seat for more personal space.

New Disney Cruise Line island destination at Lighthouse Point in The Bahamas

Created in close collaboration with local artists and advisors, the vibrant island retreat at Lighthouse Point will be a unique celebration of Bahamian culture brought to life with the quality and service of a Disney vacation.


At Lighthouse Point, families will enjoy a day of fun in the sun as they relax on pristine beaches, embark on active adventures and discover the magic of Bahamian storytelling alongside favorite Disney characters. 

Set away from the main family area, a peaceful beach along the southwestern shore will be lined with 20  family cabanas available to rent, including four double cabanas that accommodate larger groups. 

  Additional recreational activities will be available for kids and kids-at-heart, including a covered gaming pavilion; a volleyball court and gaga ball pit; watercraft and bicycle rentals; nature trails for hiking and biking; and more. And a collection of new Port Adventures developed in partnership with local tour operators will take guests beyond Lighthouse Point to explore the rich culture and breathtaking beauty of Eleuthera

What you need to know about the New Rules on airline refunds.

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) took one of its strongest stances to date to protect the traveling consumer. The agency issued new rules mandating that all airlines flying to, through, or from the United States provide travelers with immediate cash refunds in the event of a cancellation or significant delay.

 Airline passengers will be entitled to a prompt refund for:

  • Any canceled or significantly altered flight. You will be able to get a refund if your flight is canceled or significantly delayed if you do not accept the travel voucher or alternative transportation offered by the airline. The rule defines a significant delay or change as a departure or arrival time of more than three hours after initially scheduled for domestic flights and six hours for international flights; a change in arrival or departure airport; an increase in the number of connections (for instance, adding a layover to what initially supposed to be a nonstop flight); a downgraded class of service; connection through a different airport; or switching to an aircraft that is less accessible for a person with a disability.

  • Delayed baggage. You will be entitled to a refund of your checked bag fee if your luggage is not delivered within 12 hours of a domestic flight arrival or 15 to 30 hours after an international flight arrival (the time frame is dependent on the length of the flight).

  • Services that aren’t provided. A refund will be required for any service that was paid for but not received, including Wi-Fi, specific seat selection, and in-flight entertainment.

In addition, carriers and ticket agents must be transparent about charges for checked and carry-on bags and canceling or changing a reservation. On airline websites, all fees must be listed when travelers see the price and schedule. The DOT estimates the new rules will save American travelers more than $500 million annually.

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