Equator-Crossing Rituals on Cruise Ships

When cruise ships sail across oceans, or change seasonal home ports, their one-way itineraries are known as repositioning cruises. Often a longer and more unique route, repositioning itineraries have become increasingly popular among avid cruisers.

One unique factor about repositioning cruises is that many of them must cross the equator to get to their desired destination. Among many old stories of sailors and their rituals falls the line-crossing ceremony. Read more

Why You Should Take a Family Vacation Instead of Exchanging Gifts

The Holidays are approaching and as you wonder, “What could I possibly get for the family that has it all?” we’re here to offer you a crazy alternative.

Skip the material possessions this year and Take Your Family on a Vacation Instead.

It’s not as crazy as it sounds, actually. In a world where we’re becoming increasingly materialistic, and it’s harder to compete with their phones, streaming services and social media, why not cut your family off cold turkey? Feed the beast no further, that’s right—no video games this year, no toys you’ll never play with, no computers to divide your attention any further. Your gift this year is good, old-fashioned FAMILY TIME!

I know you’re already warming up to the idea, but in case you aren’t, here’s some things to consider: Read more

What You Missed at Oktoberfest 2018

With an average of 6 million visitors per year over the last decade, the Munich Oktoberfest has rightfully become known as the World’s Largest Folk Festival. This year, Oktoberfest took place from September 22–October 7. While the event is popularly known for it’s beer drinking, it is also a place where tradition is carried on and history comes to life. If you couldn’t make it this time around, here’s what you missed beyond the beer and pretzels… Plus, learn about an Exclusive Oktoberfest Vacation Package you can book for next year!

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From Humble Beginnings to an Industry Leader, OVC Celebrates 46 Years!

“Serving you since ’72” was our motto for several years, and it’s hard to believe that it is now 46 years later. Our company began as a traditional travel agency called McMichael’s Travel in Fort Lauderdale, where clients would stop by or call for assistance with their travel needs. This was before the computer age, fax machines, and cell phones. Airline reservations were made by phone, tickets were hand-written, and itineraries typed up on a manual typewriter. Read more

The Land of the Brave: Commemorate History at these Iconic Destinations

What better way to celebrate your freedom than by traveling to iconic cities in the United States? Take a nostalgic journey to Boston and make a first-hand visit to Cape Cod and Plymouth Rock. Reminisce to when Pilgrims and European settlers first arrived in America and take in all the rich history and culture that Cape Cod has to offer. Drive down the historic and scenic route 6A, the Old King’s Highway, to get a view of the Cape Cod lighthouse and visit the Cape Cod National Seashore Visitor’s Center at “Land’s End”—Provincetown. No trip to New England would be complete without spending a day touring the affluent summer colony of Martha’s Vineyard. With its brightly painted cottages with gingerbread trim, this island day trip acts as the icing on the cake to your New England experience. Read more

The World’s Most Exotic and Romantic Destinations

“Love is the bridge between you and everything.” -Rumi

Go to where the love is—for couples searching for Utopian and secluded destinations, the hunt is over; your dream vacation is just a click away. From stargazing on your private veranda overlooking the mysterious ocean, to world-class spa treatments on isolated islands, the romantic options are aplenty. Discover your personal haven from our must-see list of getaways that will ignite your passions and have you feeling love struck all over again. Read more