Monday, 29 January 2018


I have received quite a bit of interest in a Glasgow tour for 2019. As such, I have put a tour together for May 16-24th, 2019. May 16th is the day of arrival and May 24th is check out. 

Bookings are open now. 

Here is the link for more information. Please also note that air travel or travel from the airport to the hotel are not included. 

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Discounted Deposit for Celtic Cruise

Princess is Having a Sale!

Princess cruise lines has just announced that from today until January 30th, they have reduced the required deposit to just $100usd ($125cad). That's all it takes to book your cabin! Final payment for the balance of your cruise is not due until February 1, 2019 - a full year from now! And Terri will happily work out a payment plan for you so that you don't have to panic between the time of your deposit and the time your full payment is due.

Ports of Call:

Dublin - research and consultations
Belfast - consultations
Glasgow - research
Inverness - research
Edinburgh - research

We also have shore excursions in the works for Dublin (The Emigration Museum), Belfast (The Titanic Centre), Glasgow (Loch Lomond), Inverness (Culloden) and Edinburgh (Outlander Day, Historic Walking Tour, Shopping or sightseeing on the Royal Mile) for those who won't be researching or consulting in these ports.

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Limited Cabin Space for International Travelers

We have had a great deal of interest in the Celtic Genealogy Cruise and already have some bookings. We are delighted with the interest, but wanted to share some limitations to help you as you ponder and plan for the cruise.

We have secured a block of cabins and the cruise line has given us a group discount. As stated previously, once those cabins sell out, any additional cabins will be at the current market rate at the time we ask for the additional rooms. We are not there yet, so no need to panic.

However, we have a small number of cabins specifically for Canadian travelers that are offered in Canadian dollars. Once those are gone, they are gone.

We also were able to secure 5 cabins for international travelers - those from outside of North America. Once those go we can not get any more this year and international travelers will need to wait until 2020 to join the cruise. We have taken a booking for one of the international cabins and have one person who is considering booking an international cabin. At this moment, we have 4 cabins left for anyone from Australia, New Zealand, Europe or other countries who wish to join the 2019 Celtic Genealogy Cruise. If you are from one of those countries, you may wish to kick your planning up a notch so as not to miss out.

Saturday, 6 January 2018

Join Us on a Celtic Genealogy Cruise

Our cabins on Crown Princess are reserved for the Celtic Genealogy Cruise and ready to be booked!
The cabins will be booked by genealogist and travel agent, Terri O'Connell (some of you may know Terri from the Unlock The Past Cruises or from Gena & Jean's Cruises).

The conference for learning ahead of the cruise and the shore excursions, including research trips will be booked through me.

Ports of Call:
  • Dublin
  • Belfast
  • Greenock (Glasgow)
  • Inverness
  • South Queensferry (Edinburgh) 
  • Le Havre France
  • Southampton
  • Guernsey
  • Cobh 

Terri is ready for your info. Just head to the website and click on the button that says "More Cruise Details" which is on the How it Works Page.

We anticipate filling up quickly once the cruise opens up to my general mailing list and once the blog post goes out. Once the spots are gone, any additional cabins will be subject to availability and at current market prices, not at our group booking rate.

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Celtic Genealogy Cruise!

Details are still being worked out, but the Celtic Genealogy Cruise will run May 4-16, 2019 departing from and returning to Dublin. 

Ports of Call include:

  • Dublin
  • Belfast
  • Glasgow
  • Inverness
  • Edinburgh
  • Southampton
  • Le Havre, France
  • Guernsey
  • Cobh

Research opportunities will be available in Dublin, Belfast, Glasgow, Inverness and Edinburgh. For those who don't have ancestors to research in any given port, there will be shore excursions of an historic or social historic nature. 

The focus of the Celtic Genealogy Cruise is going to be to offer research opportunities while in port. The learning that normally occurs on a genealogy cruise will take place ahead of time so that you are well prepared for your journey. 

Consultations will be available throughout the cruise. 

More details will be shared once they are confirmed.