Shorten your bucket list in 2019 with memory-making trips

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Another one of those quick years is almost over. Think back and look at what you have done and what you have wanted to do. Have you missed another chance to check off something from your bucket list? Well, maybe I have something in the works for you in 2019. Follow along and see the bucket list plans and then choose and then join in.


May 1-13: Treasures of Egypt.

On almost everyone’s bucket list is this ancient center of pyramids, Sphinx, antiquities and wonder.  Take a four-night cruise on the Nile. Cross to the West Bank and explore the Valley of the Kings. Enjoy the sound and light show at the Karuak Temple. Explore Aswan and the UNESCO project of the restored Philae Temple. $4,499, including air from Seattle.

July 14-22: Iceland.

Land of fire and ice. The latest “in” spot for travelers. This small country has taken the world of tourism. Take a journey full of dramatic contrasts–steaming lava fields, massive glaciers, waterfalls and plunging fjords. Travel the Golden Circle to see the natural wonders and visit with the locals.  Set sail among the huge icebergs of the Jokulsarlo Glacial Lagoon to look for seals and taste 1,000-year-old ice. Visit the largest national park in Europe.  Sample fresh scallops and sea urchin roe.  Nature at its most beautiful in this amazing country. $4,899, including air from Seattle.

August:.Alaska on the new Norwegian Bliss.

This wonderful ship is an adventure in itself, but it will take you to the beauty of Alaska on a seven-day cruise out of Seattle (perfect for those who do not wish to fly). Visit Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay, Ketchikan and Victoria. Cost starts at $1,592 for an inside cabin and goes up depending upon what you choose,

Sept. 9-18: Viking River Cruise, Prague to Paris.

Relax in comfort as this wonderful riverboat takes you to a new adventure every day. Cruise the Main, Rhine and Moselle Rivers, with stops at such places as Nuremberg, Heidelberg, Koblenz and Trier. All shore excursions are included in the cost, as well as wine and beer with lunch and dinner.  This is an all-inclusive trip for as little as $4,969, including air from Seattle.


Continue with Viking on Paris and the Heart of Normandy.  Head out the other direction from Paris to Giverny, Vernon and the Beaches of Normandy.  Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site.  See the World War II landmarks and pay your respects at the American Cemetery.  Visit Monet’s famous garden at Giverny and see where his vision came from.  Cost from $3,719  (even less if you add this trip to the earlier one and deduct the airfare)

January 2020…9-25: Princess Cruises to South America and Antarctica.

 A true bucket list item to add another continent to your list. This cruise is out of Santiago, Chile and ends in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  It includes stops in Chile, rounds Cape Horn, visits the Faulkland Islands and Uruguay. BUT BEST OF ALL, YOU HAVE FOUR DAYS CRUISING IN ANTARCTICA.  Very few cruises actually go this far, so this might just be your only chance. Cabin rates start as low as $3,764, including port tax for cruise only.  Air rates have not been included, as the trip is yet a year away. This is a very unique itinerary and will sell out quickly. A $50 deposit will hold space for you

Don’t hold off on doing something for yourself.  Take advantage of these offerings to have memories to look back on when you can no longer travel. Choose one and treasure it forever. Don’t have a roommate? Let Linda know to help find you one.   Call Linda Finch at 253-927-8207 or email to