Posts of "News"

Using Wireless Devices in Airports

August 11, 2018 by Brenda Fairfax No Comment

Be careful using your wireless devices in airports. Recommend you use your own hotspot as these airports are most and least likely vulnerable to being hacked: The Top 10 Most Vulnerable Airports San Diego International Airport | SAN (San Diego, California) John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport | SNA (Santa Ana, California) William P. Hobby Airport ...

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Before Disembarking Your Ship

August 5, 2018 by Brenda Fairfax No Comment

Before disembarking the ship, please check all drawers, the safe, the floor (as items may have been dropped) especially underneath the bed to ensure you have all of your personal belongings.

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Hours of Operation

June 30, 2018 by Brenda Fairfax No Comment

Due to COVID-19, all appointments are by telephone. Hours of Operation:  Monday-Thursday, 9:00am-5:00pm Friday, 9:00am-4:00pm Closed Weekend and all Major Holidays

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Travel Insurance

April 3, 2018 by Brenda Fairfax No Comment

Purchasing travel, accident, and baggage insurance should be completed in a timely manner, ideally when you make the deposit for your trip or within 15 days of the deposit. Once a hurricane is named by NOAA’s National Weather Service, you cannot purchase insurance.

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Best Time to Purchase Airline Tickets

December 29, 2017 by Brenda Fairfax No Comment

Since the airlines update their computers every night due to more sophisticated traffic models, you have two best time approaches to purchase tickets … 45 days out from your desired departure date About ten days out (on a Sunday) as that’s when the most unsold inventory surfaces   If this does not work for you, ...

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Entering Canada with Proper Identification

September 8, 2017 by Brenda Fairfax No Comment

United States citizens do not need a visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to visit or transit Canada. American citizens, including American-Canadian citizens, must carry proper identification and meet the basic requirements to enter Canada. You do not need a Canadian passport, a Canadian visa or an eTA to enter Canada if you are ...

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Traveling with Your Passport

September 8, 2017 by Brenda Fairfax No Comment

The passport is the official document for traveling outside of the United States. Please do not attempt to utilize the passport card for international travel. The passport provides the entry, your license and birth certificate will not provide entry. Please check the dates on your passports as the passport must be valid for a minimum ...

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Participating Airlines and Precheck

August 8, 2017 by Brenda Fairfax No Comment

Aeromexico, Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air, American Airlines, Cape Air, Delta Air Lines, Etihad Airways, Frontier Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Lufthansa, OneJet, Seaborne Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, United Airlines, Virgin America, and WestJet all participate in PreCheck, which means they meet the standardized system and checkpoint requirements

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Student Travel Pointers

August 4, 2017 by Brenda Fairfax No Comment

Consider these pointers when planning student travel: Ensure students know the rules before departure Provide a printed travel itinerary to everyone involved Make luggage easily identifiable Remind students to keep their passport and identification handy Be as careful with their phones and other electronics as with their passport and ID Let travelers know when they ...

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Travel Documents

December 6, 2016 by Brenda Fairfax No Comment

Nomadic Star Travel, LLC will have your travel documents mailed directly to you from the cruise line or other supplier. It is your responsibility to review the documents immediately and advise us of any discrepancies, so corrections can be made without you incurring an additional cost. Thanks.

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Guest Registration Form

September 14, 2016 by Brenda Fairfax No Comment

When you complete your guest registration form for your cruise online, your emergency point of contact cannot be anyone that is traveling with you. A telephone number and relationship to the traveler is also required. Once you are registered with the cruise line, unless there is a change in your name or renewed passport, you will ...

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Passport Photos

September 10, 2016 by Brenda Fairfax No Comment

There are discussions about photographs for future passports. The discussions are related to having your photograph taken, and even if you wear eyeglasses, you will not be permitted to wear them for your new photo.  This is similar to photographs taken for visas in some countries … straight face, no smiling. Stay tuned …

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Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)

July 15, 2016 by Brenda Fairfax No Comment

So many of us travel outside the United States every year. Even though we travel with our passports, we recommend you register for the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).  This program is a free service provided by the U.S. Government to U.S. citizens and nationals who are traveling to, or living in, a foreign country. STEP ...

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WiFi in Public Areas

March 6, 2016 by Brenda Fairfax No Comment

Please do not use WiFi in public areas (restaurants and airports) as hackers are waiting for an opening. It is okay to check email, but please DO NOT enter credit/debit card or other banking information. Protect yourself from being hacked unnecessarily. Use your secured hotspot in public places.

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Travel Accident and Baggage Insurance

August 8, 2014 by Brenda Fairfax No Comment

Nomadic Star Travel sells insurance for all travel booked through the agency. There have been instances when clients have not purchased insurance and lose their funds. Children 17 and younger are automatically covered under their parent’s policy.  If you want more information, please give us a call. Purchasing travel accident and baggage insurance  covers trip ...

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Travel Tips

July 2, 2014 by Brenda Fairfax No Comment

The top 10 reasons for taking a cruise are: Value; Romance; Cuisine; Variety, Activities; Simplicity; New Horizons; Family; Pampering and Satisfaction. Make sure your passport is updated.  Your passport must be at least six month older than the date you are traveling.   We are often too engaged and excited with packing that we forget ...

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AMTRAK – Child Age Policy

March 7, 2014 by Brenda Fairfax No Comment

Effective March 24, 2014 the child age for Amtrak will change from 2-15 years of age to 2-12 years of age.  Existing reservations made prior to March 24, 2014 will be honored at the current age.  This change will apply to all child passenger types, including those used for various membership discounts (such as AAA) ...

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Tips to Select Your Perfect Cruise

January 1, 2014 by Brenda Fairfax No Comment

Choosing the right cruise can be daunting, given the many variables involved.  Here are a few factors to consider. (1)  Where do you want to go? (2) How long do you want to be away? (3) What is my budget? (4) What is my cruise personality?  Do you want to be with a fun-loving crowd, ...

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Carnival Corporation

October 19, 2013 by Brenda Fairfax No Comment

How many of you knew ships for the cruiselines listed belong to Carnival Corporation? Holland America Seabourn Cunard Princess Carnival Holland America

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On Your Trip…

August 8, 2013 by Brenda Fairfax No Comment

• Have one dollar bills for tipping at pier • Do not pack your medications, and leave in original containers • Notify cruiseline of special dietary restrictions (your NST agent will assist you) • Use the safe in your room to store valuables • Do not forget sunshades, sunscreen and hats • Make copies of ...

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