|LAND / CRUISE PACKAGE
A vacation package that includes a cruise and hotel accommodation at or near the port of embarkation.
all the details of a the land portion of a trip ( hotel, car, tours, sightseeing, etc. )
A company or individual providing such services as hotel accommodations, sightseeing, transfers and other related services, exclusive of transportation to and from a given destination. Sometimes called a purveyor.
a rate that does NOT include airfare; usually includes most other land-based charges such as accommodations, transfers, taxes, and perhaps other optional items like theme park tickets, rental care, etc.
the ability of a travel agent to get, literally, the " last seat " for you on a particular flight, either at a certain fare or actually the last remaining seat on an aircraft. See " direct access "
late booking fee
a fee due if travel arrangement are made at the last minute. Normally covers express delivery of documents and other last-minute arrangements that may have to be made by a tour operator
imaginary horizontal lines of angular distance, measured in degrees north or south of the equator
a period of time spent during a trip, sometimes overnight, while waiting for a transportation connection - usually a change of planes
loss damage waiver - additional insurance pertaining to car rentals, covering theft and vandalism in addition to accident damage
the lowest available price for a travel product, often pertaining to cabins on a cruise ship. Usually, there are only a few staterooms available on board each cruiseliner in this category, but often better accommodations are only slightly higher in price. Rock-bottom price shoppers normally insist on these rates, though they sell out quickly. Often, passengers are not happy with the outcome !
the side of a ship or an island that is located opposite from the direction of the prevailing wind -the " Leeward Islands " in the Caribbean for example
on segment of a journey, normally referring to an air itinerary, such as the " outbound leg " or the " return leg "
travel for pleasure as opposed to business
usually the deck on a cruise ship that surrounds the pool area
limited service hotel
a hotel property without a restaurant
the percent of available space on an aircraft or other form of transportation that has been sold to date
the period when a destination experiences it's lowest prices and the fewest number of guests
in a cruise stateroom, the bed(s) on the floor as opposed to the higher bunks ( uppers ), if any. On many ships, two lowers can be arranged to make a king or queen bed - but NOT always. Be sure to ask !!
lowest available fare
the current, lowest airfare available for purchase right then - may or may not change within minutes/hours/days !!
the lowest published airfare between two cities; may NOT have seats available at that fare, as the airlines usually have a limited number of those seats on any given flight
the most expensive, high-class accommodations or category of fare