Of course you could do it yourself, but why in the world would you want to? And really, do you have that kind of time? Rather than spend hours on the Internet and hours on the phone trying to find the best prices for the best itineraries and still end up wondering if you really got the best deal, all you have to do is contact ME. My expertise, exceptional planning skills, and responsiveness are all standards I hold myself to and pass along to you. No need for you to attempt to wade through the sea of information (and rabbit holes with misinformation, fun, huh?) to get the best vacation possible at the best possible price. I work with global suppliers that have relationships with thousands of resorts and can often get you amazing pricing that you cannot get directly or through an online service. Let me arrange your ultimate vacation, and all you do is sit back, relax, and prepare for an unforgettable vacation full of memories!
That will depend (of course) on where you're sailing. If you are disembarking FROM a U.S. cruise port and returning to a U.S. cruise port, then you do not need a passport as this is considered a "closed loop" sailing. But if you are disembarking from a non-U.S. port or ending your cruise in a non-U.S. port, you will need passports. Typically, kids 16 and under do NOT require passports. Anyone without a passport will need a copy (or original) of their birth certificate and adults will need a second government-issued ID (like a driver's license). I cover these details for every person that I book for every trip, as some situations may be different depending on citizenship. As a rule, passports are a very good idea to have in case you get "stuck" in a country that is not your own! At the end of the day, I will make sure you are very well aware of the requirements of YOUR vacation.
A few years ago, this was easier to answer since there were markedly "slower" times at Disney (Sept/Oct/Jan). But now, with so many new additions, attractions, and popular seasonal events such as Epcot's Food & Wine Festival, Flower & Garden Festival, popular marathons, and Halloween & Christmas parties... Disney is just very busy. The predictability charts are becoming less reliable, so it pretty much comes down to when it's best for YOUR family to visit. It's generally best to plan your vacation AT LEAST 6-12 months in advance. Especially with Disney's competitive Advanced Dining Reservations. But... with that said, if you have a wild hair for a last-minute Disney trip, I can also make that happen, and sometimes the best planning happens late in the game when there are less choices to make! I've done it all. Reach out to me and I can plan the best trip for you.
No. The deposit requirements are set by the suppliers that I use. Typically, a reasonable amount is due at booking, and your final balance will be due anywhere from 35-90 days prior to your vacation start date. The only exception with payment up front is if you are booking your trip 30-45 days in advance, when your entire balance is typically due. At no time does Be Our Guest Travel Company ever charge your credit card - everything is charged directly to the vacation supplier. This way you are assured that your deposit is applied directly to your vacation at the time of booking. We have strict policies for how we handle ALL transactions, and this protects you and me.
Simply contact me and I can help you to make the changes or cancellations that you need. Be Our Guest Travel Company never charges for cancelled or altered vacations. However, not all funds may be returned to you based on the supplier terms and conditions. Depending on when you are cancelling your vacation, and if it includes airfare, it will determine how much will be returned to you. I always encourage the purchase of vacation protection insurance, which is always offered during the quoting process. This insurance will almost always offer coverage should you need to cancel. I will clearly communicate these details upon your booking, so there will be no guesswork.
Yes I do! Whether it's business-related, a family reunion, a 40th birthday party with 10+ couples traveling to Aruba, a wedding, vow renewal, or just a girls trip, I can make it happen for you - any destination! Reach out to me for more information as every group is unique in how we set up and plan your vacation!
Resorts (especially Disney) and cruise lines host millions of visitors every year, and they have almost always been there, done that when it comes to any special needs or requests you might have. From unique dietary needs to guests with disabilities to various medical conditions to specific lodging and room requests, and almost anything else you can think of, Be Our Guest Travel Company can assist you with any arrangements for these special situations. Several cruise lines feature Autism on the Seas certification for their efforts to ensure their products and services are accessible for inclusion and participation by those with autism and developmental disability. This includes new ship design, extensive staff training, youth program services, dining & dietary needs, disability accommodations, and more. I have all of the up-to-date information on how to arrange for special needs, requirements, or services, and will provide you with everything you need to put your mind at ease and make your vacation worry-free.
Simply contact me, and I'm happy to answer all of your questions!