Updated February 23 at 11:56am
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Rhode island's largest travel expo returns to the twin river event center in lincoln

(Cranston, RI)- January 15th and 16th the Twin River Event Center in Lincoln will be transformed into a vacation oasis for the Cruise Brothers Vacation & Cruise Expo. This exclusive two day event …

(Cranston, RI)- January 15th and 16th the Twin River Event Center in Lincoln will be transformed into a vacation oasis for the Cruise Brothers Vacation & Cruise Expo. This exclusive two day event promises to be fun for the whole family! Over 60 booths will be staffed with travel experts offering a wealth of information on the Caribbean, Mexico, Alaska, Europe, Australia, the Orient and other worldwide locations!

According to Gloria Rocatelli, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Cruise Brothers.com, “This is a wonderful opportunity to meet with representatives from the cruise lines, land tour operators, exotic destinations and beautiful resorts at one convenient location. As an added bonus for attending, reduced deposits will be offered for vacations booked at the expo as well as special discounts, onboard spending accounts and bonus amenities.”

Representatives will be on-hand from cruise lines, land tour operators, exotic destinations and resorts. The Cruise Brothers Cruise and Vacation Expo will be the place to meet with every travel company one-on-one.

“By creating a virtual travel experience, attendees can sample all that a cruise or destination vacation has to offer!” According to Steven Gelfuso, CruiseBrothers.com President/CEO, “the event features free parking, free entertainment, food, fun and a chance to win outstanding prizes! The admission is just $5 for adults and kids are FREE.”

Top Cruise and Destination Specialists will be offering educational travel seminars on both days. Explore new ships, discover the beauty that awaits you at exotic ports of call, and learn about the history of many far away destinations!

Thousands of dollars in valuable prizes will be given away!

List of Exhibitors

Airport Valet

Superior Airport Parking: at Discount Parking Rates. A Trusted name in parking since 1993. Located at 717 Airport RD Warwick, RI 02886

800-825-3826 or 401-737-8185


AMA Waterways

Award-winning River Cruise Line AMA WATERWAYS owns and operates the newest, most state-of-the-art fleet of river cruise vessels in the industry. AMA WATERWAYS operates deluxe river cruise vacations ranging from seven to 30 days on the great waterways of Europe as well as South East Asia. Each AMA WATERWAYS vessel carries 148-passengers in unequaled luxury, comfort and style.

Aruba Tourism Authority

Looking for a no-hassle vacation at a modern resort with all the conveniences of home, but also want to experience a bit of the natural side of the Caribbean? Choose Aruba. Few, if any Caribbean islands have a tourist infrastructure as well developed and maintained as this Dutch island. Head for the windward side or the interior and you'll find quiet roads, empty coves and hiking trails. You can also explore a cave with Arawak Indian petroglyphs and see a wave-carved natural bridge. www.Aruba.com

Azamara Cruises

Show Special: $100 off per stateroom all new bookings 01/15 – 01/30. Plus, open bar and prepaid gratuities on select sailings. Sail to the hidden corners of the world, and along the way, experience the ultimate indulgence. Enjoy butler service, the most delectable dining on the high seas, a masterful Spa and Wellness Center, graceful accommodations, and more. azamaracruises.com

Barbados Tourism Authority

Charismatic Island with a unique charm and warmth. With mile after mile of powdery, white sand beaches; a delightful year-round climate of sunshine and sea breezes, a rich and fascinating history and some of the friendliest people in the world. visitbarbados.org

Brian Moore International Tours

Show Special: $150 off per person on escorted tours only if booked by March 1st through Cruise Brothers. Must use code: CRUISEBROTHERS

Brian Moore International Tours has served Americans with quality, reliable travel options to Ireland and beyond for over 30 years, and we now offer more vacation options than ever before. Browse through the various escorted tours, air-inclusive vacation packages, affordable golf packages, and numerous sightseeing options. From budget B&B’s with rental cars to a luxury chauffeur and escorted Castle vacations, BMIT promises to fulfill all of your traveling desires. Whether you are booking for family, heritage, music, sightseeing, sports, or group travel, BMIT is here to help make it all happen. The possibilities are endless!

Carnival Cruise Lines

Show Special: Champagne and Chocolates, ocean view stateroom or higher, 6 night sailings or more. $150 Onboard Credit Europe Sailings, ocean view or higher.

With everything that's included in one low price, a Carnival cruise is one of the best vacation values around. DELICIOUS MEALS, THE MOST EXCITING DESTINATIONS, SPECTACULAR ENTERTAINMENT, AND PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN OF ALL AGES.


Celebrity Cruise Lines

Show Special: Receive up to $300 in Shipboard Credits on select sailings (Ocean view or higher), up to $200 on select Solstice Caribbean sailings (Ocean view or higher), and 50% Reduced Deposits.

Our exceptional level of personal service, award-winning cuisine, world-famous amenities and accommodations that are the most spacious at sea, not only ensure an unforgettable cruise experience, but forge a lasting relationship between ourselves and our guests.


CIE Tours

Quality is our focus. We insist on state-of-the-art luxury coaches; prompt and pleasant customer service; and the best hotels, visits and entertainment.

For 2011 we have expanded and enhanced our wide range of tours to Ireland, as well as adding new and exciting tours of Britain, Italy and Eastern Europe.

We know that you will enjoy our tours, secure in the knowledge that you will receive CIE Tours' consistently high standards. CIE Tours provides inclusive motor coach tours to Ireland and Britain so your tour guide can focus on making your vacation a success rather than selling "optional" tours. Our well-informed guides look after you every step of the way. We guarantee land tour prices once you pay the deposit to ease your concerns about currency fluctuations.

Collette Vacations

Collette Vacations celebrates over 90 years of experience in the escorted travel industry and offers more than 150 quality tours to premier destinations on all 7 continents. Travelers can choose from river cruises and land tours, educational travel, rail journeys, small group travel, vacations that visit a Collette Foundation site, and relaxing getaways. Our vacation packages are crafted to provide our world of travelers with enriching cultural experiences, classic sightseeing, many included meals, and centrally-located accommodations that reflect the flavor of the destination. And, with knowledgeable, professional tour managers and an industry-leading cancellation policy, Collette Vacations makes traveling the world simple and hassle-free. collettevacations.com

Compagnie du Ponant

The world’s only French-flagged cruise line, Compagnie du Ponant currently has four distinctive vessels: the 264-guest Le Boréal, the world’s newest mega yacht which debuted in May; the stylish Le Levant, a yacht which carries 90 guests; the three-masted Le Ponant, an elegant sailing yacht accommodating 64 guests, and Le Diamant, a 226-guest expedition ship. In April 2011, L’Austral, sister ship to Le Boréal, will be christened. These luxurious ships sail to the unexplored corners of the world including the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Greenland, Iceland, Antarctica, the Maldives, India, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, China, Japan, Canada’s Arctic, New England, South America, the Caribbean and more.

Compagnie du Ponant’s vessels showcase the best France has to offer: delicious cuisine, tasteful accommodations and a chic, yet informal atmosphere.

Elegance, Emotion and Authenticity: Welcome aboard!

Costa Cruises

Show Special: Europe sailings - $50 onboard credit per cabin. Book 01/15 – 01/29.

Italian Cruise Line offering a true European experience ~ Love, Laughter and La Dolce Vita!


Would you like to experience the FUN running your own home based business while traveling to the Alaska, Bermuda, Caribbean, Hawaii, Mediterranean, and many other great vacation spots? Learn from the guys, who have inspired 100's of thousands of people to take a cruise! www.cruisingfree.com

Crystal Cruises

Show Special: $250 Per Person ($500 per stateroom) discount on select 2010 Voyages. $250 discount is combinable with Crystal Spend as You Wish Shipboard Credits (up to $2000 per couple).

Crystal Cruises' two stylish ships, the 940-guest, 50,000-ton Crystal Symphony and the 1,080-guest, 68,000-ton Crystal Serenity, have also been individually honored for their service, space, quality and choices. Itineraries of seven to 108 days are available throughout the world.


CSA Travel Protection

CSA Travel Protection is dedicated to providing value-driven travel insurance to protect you and provide peace of mind while you are on vacation. Through superior customer service and extensive experience, CSA is there whenever and wherever you need us.

Cunard Line

Show Special: Reduced Deposits and up to $300 in Onboard Credits on Select Sailings

For over a century and a half, the iconic ships of Cunard have been defining sophisticated ocean travel. They have always been The Most Famous Ocean Liners In The World®. From her fabled vessels of the past to her present royal court — Queen Mary 2® and Queen Victoria® — Cunard has carried guests across the great oceans and to the far points of the globe in unparalleled style. The most glamorous names of the age, yesterday and today, have made Champagne toasts in her salons, waltzed the night away in her grand ballrooms, savored grand feasts of the finest flavors in her dining rooms, and whiled away hours immersed in fascinating conversation on her decks.

We invite you to take your place in the rich heritage of ocean travel, and write your own classic adventure tale. Join us for a journey on the legendary ocean liners of Cunard. Cunard.com

Entertainment Tours

Transportation Solutions Company providing luxury motor coach service to the Manhattan, Cape Liberty & Baltimore Piers. We offer the highest level of comfort and safety directly to the Cruise Ships.

Europe Express

Show Special: $50 off per person on any vacation if booked by March 1st through Cruise Brothers. Must use code: EECB

Europe Express was established in 1990 and has become one of the largest and most respected wholesale tour operators in the USA. As a leading wholesale travel provider to Europe for 15 years, Europe Express provides high-quality, affordable travel to not only Europe but to destinations worldwide.

Our top selling destinations are: France, United Kingdom, Italy, Ireland, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Spain & Portugal

Europe Express offers a wide selection of pre-packaged trips along with an extensive range of a la carte travel services for both individual and group travel. Following are some of the types of vacations available: City Stays, Specialty Hotels, such as Castles & Villas, Private Chauffeur Drive, Escorted Tours and Group Travel.

Funjet Vacations

Funjet Vacations is the flagship brand of the family-owned Mark Travel Corporation, headquartered in Milwaukee. Funjet Vacations celebrated 35 years of business in 2009 and specializes in providing the customer with an exemplary "End-to-End" customer service experience and a vacation package that meets their needs and is an exceptional value. Funjet Vacations is “The Travel Agent’s First Choice” by offering unmatched value to the travel agent community through commissions, great rewards and outstanding personalized service. Individual and group Funjet vacations are via nonstop charters and scheduled airlines to hundreds of destinations including Mexico, the Caribbean, Las Vegas, Hawaii, California, Florida and Europe. Travelers can choose from air-inclusive, hotel-only or air-only vacations and add tours, attractions, shows and more to their vacation package for added value and convenience.

Globus Family of Brands

Show Special: Save an additional $100 per person on any Globus and Cosmos escorted tour, Avalon Waterways river cruise, or Monograms independent vacation. The Globus Family of Brands offers travel styles for everyone, escorted with first class Globus and Budget COSMOS, independent travel with MONOGRAMS, and deluxe river cruises with AVALON WATERWAYS. Travel to all points of the globe; North America, Europe, Asia, South Pacific, and South & Central America with the world’s largest and best travel company.

Avalon Waterways ~ From the world’s youngest river cruise fleet to the sleek, contemporary ship design and state-of-the-art technology, Avalon leads the way in modern river cruising and small-ship cruising. Travelers with Avalon Waterways gave our river cruise vacations a 97% satisfaction rating on post-vacation surveys. www.avalonwaterways.com

Holland America Line

Show Special: 50% Reduced Deposit, Onboard Coupon Booklet and $50 Onboard Credit per stateroom for the first 40 Cabins booked during the show.

The Cruise Extravagant, the Values Generous. Satisfy your wanderlust and your instinct for exceptional fares simultaneously. Let us indulge your every wish—with sumptuously spacious staterooms and cuisine that will inspire superlatives—as we take you deep into each destination we visit. Set sail for extraordinary waters with Holland America Line. Book your Alaska Cruise during the Expo and receive a 50% reduced deposit.

InnSeason Resorts

Six New England resorts featuring deluxe suites with kitchens, fireplaces and in-room whirlpools. Open year round at three of the area’s most desired getaway locations: Lincoln, NH at Loon Mountain, Ogunquit, Maine, and on the waterfront on Cape Cod, in Falmouth. Resorts feature indoor and outdoor pools, saunas, game and fitness rooms. Summer, Romance and Family packages. www.innseason.com

Insight Vacations

Show Special: $200 off per person for trips over $2,000 per person. $100 off per person for trips over $1,000 per person. Come with us to rediscover the golden age of travel. With Insight Vacations, you will experience a holiday planned to perfection and a level of personalized service second to none. Whether you choose an escorted tour or cruise in Europe, Britain, the Eastern Mediterranean or America and Canada, you’ll enjoy the unequalled value and memorable experiences that only an Insight Vacation can bring. Insightvacations.com

Jamaica Tourist Board

~ Relax on pristine white sand beaches. Swim, snorkel and wind-surf in sapphire seas. Swing the day away on lush golf courses. Drift lazily down a river on a bamboo raft. Climb 600 feet to the top of magnificent Dunn’s River Falls. Dance ‘til dawn to the throbbing rhythms of reggae. For more information visit our website at www.visitjamaica.com

Louis Cruises

Mediterranean and Aegean cruising. 75 years experience in the tourism field with 10 cruise ships, 19 hotels served by over 8,500 dedicated staff members. Cruise ships operate from the ports of Piraeus, Genoa, Marseilles and Limassol to destinations all over the Mediterranean, Canary Island and Greek Islands.

MSC Cruises

Show Special: Up to $200 onboard Credit per cabin on Europe sailings.

MSC Cruises has established its position as a leading player in the cruise industry as the fastest growing cruise line with 42 offices worldwide. The distinctive European style, warm and friendly service, authentic Italian cuisine, international entertainment and the "kids sail free" program have become company hallmarks.

Mt. Washington Valley Accommodations

Enter to Win a North Conway area 2 night getaway in a Studio for up to 4 people. Show Special ~ Ski & Stay Packages from $60 per person. Story Land packages in the summer, ski packages in the winter, and more! Offering lodging for any budget in the North Conway area, from a motel room for 2, to a luxury mountainside home for the whole group! All guests enjoy full resort amenities at either Eastern Slope Inn or Attitash Mt. Village. www.MWVACC.com

Newport Convention Visitors Bureau

~ Vacation guide to Newport, highlighting attractions, accommodations, shopping, dining, and other local points of interest. Gonewport.com

Norwegian Cruise Line

Show Special: 50% reduced deposit (select sailings) and electronic onboard coupon booklet for all sailings.

Norwegian Cruise Line lets you do what you want to do by offering more choices on everything from restaurants to accommodations…With Freestyle Cruising you will have only one schedule ~ YOURS!

Oceania Cruises

Show Special: $100.00 per stateroom shipboard credit. Applicable to new bookings on 2011 or 2012 departures! Cruise Brothers Bonus: Additional $100 Shipboard credit per stateroom.

Oceania Cruises Points of Distinction: Finest Cuisine at Sea served in Four Distinctive Open-seating Restaurants, all at no additional charge ~ Gourmet Culinary Program Created By World-renowned Master Chef, Jacque Pepin ~ World-Renowned Canyon Ranch Spa Club Treatments And Cuisine ~ Elegant Mid-Size Ships Carrying Just 689 Guests ~ The World's Most Alluring and Desirable Ports ~ Country Club Casual Ambiance; Tuxedos and Gowns Never Required ~ 70% of Suites and Staterooms Feature Private Teak Verandas ~ Best Value In Luxury Cruising.

Come by the Oceania Cruises Booth to see photos of our brand new ship Marina sailing in January 2011! Oceaniacruises.com

Princess Cruises

Show Special: Book your Princess Cruise during the Expo and receive a 50% reduced deposit, onboard credits on select sailings, and coupon book valued at $120 in onboard savings. One of the best-known names in cruising, Princess Cruises first set sail in 1965 with a single ship cruising to Mexico. Today, the line has grown to become the third largest cruise line in the world, renowned for innovative ships, an array of onboard options, and an environment of exceptional customer service. A recognized leader in worldwide cruising, Princess offers approximately 1.3 million passengers each year the opportunity to escape to the top destinations around the globe, aboard a fleet of 17 modern vessels. Princess.com

Rocky Mountaineer

Over the past 20 years Rocky Mountaineer has grown to become the largest privately owned passenger rail service in North America. Daylight travel through the Canadian Rockies from Vancouver and Calgary to Banff, Jasper and Whistler. Holland American Alaska cruise/rail tours and VIA Rail trans-Canada trips are offered. Overnights are spent at hotels including Chateau Lake Louise and other Fairmont Hotels.

Royal Caribbean

Show Special: Reserve your next getaway during the Vacation and Cruise Expo and receive a 50% reduced deposit and onboard credits on select sailings.

While Caribbean may be our middle name, it’s not the only place we go. In fact, we’ve got Alaska, Mexico, South America, Europe, Hawaii, Bermuda, the Bahamas, Canada/New England, Panama Canal, Asia, Australia and New Zealand pretty much covered, too. After all, what is the journey without the destination? RCCL.com

Sandals/Beaches Resorts

Come experience the very pinnacle of all-inclusive excellence in the Caribbean. Sandals delights couples in love with supremely luxurious accommodations, gourmet candlelit dining for two, gorgeous tropical settings and some of the world's most exquisite beaches in Jamaica, St. Lucia, Antigua and the Bahamas.Sandals.com

Scenic Tours

The ultimate river cruising experience – five new luxury ships include private balcony cabins with butler service on Danube deck, all tipping, wine, beer, soft drinks with lunch & dinner, specialty Italian restaurant, Scenic Free Choice shore excursions, complimentary bicycles, airport transfers, all English speaking. No optional extras to pay.


Silversea Perfects the Art of Travel ~ Silversea Cruises presents sumptuous ocean-view suites and the luxurious freedom of an all-inclusive lifestyle. Distinctive European styling is reflected in every detail, from uncompromising service to exquisite gourmet dining. Intimate spaces and well-travelled, international guests foster a convivial onboard ambience. And in each fascinating destination, Silversea provides access to exclusive explorations and uniquely enriching cultural connections.

Southwest Vacations

Southwest Airlines Vacations is committed to our Customers. Our goal is to provide you with a superb vacation experience from beginning to end. From the planning stages, to the vacation itself, all the way to your return home, we are there for you. We recognize and appreciate the uniqueness of our Customers. No two people are alike, so no two vacations should be alike. With Southwest Airlines Vacations, you can customize your vacation package to fit your needs and wants. We partner with quality suppliers for all of our vacation elements to ensure that you get the vacation you deserve. So feel at ease when you book a Southwest Airlines Vacations' package!

Super Clubs

The World’s Favorite Super-Inclusive Resorts ~ Breezes Resorts, Grand Lido Resorts & Spas, Hedonism Resorts, Negril Beach Villa, Rooms Resorts, & Starfish Resorts.

TNT Vacations

Show Special: $100 off per complete vacation package booking of 5 nights or more. New England’s number one choice for tropical getaways to Mexico, Bermuda, Costa Rica and the Caribbean for 35 years. TNTVacations.com


Show Special: $200 per person savings for anyone that books within 48 hours of the show.

Since 1947 Trafalgar Tours has been a global leader in escorted tours, vacation packages and dream holidays to all your favorite destinations in Europe, Britain, USA, Canada, South America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. www.trafalgar.com

Travel Impressions

Travel Impressions is one of the largest leisure tour operators in the United States and a wholly owned subsidiary of American Express. Since its founding in 1974, Travel Impressions has taken approximately six million travelers on vacations to Mexico, the Caribbean, the Islands of the Bahamas, Bermuda, Central and South America, Europe, Dubai, South Africa, the Islands of Tahiti, Canada, Hawaii and the Continental U.S. Today, Travel Impressions provides leisure vacation packages to 150 destinations and more than 2,100 resorts and hotels worldwide, departing from cities nationwide.

Universal Orlando Resort

With two amazing theme parks – Universal Studios® and Universal’s Islands of Adventure® – the non-stop nightlife of Universal CityWalk®, and three AAA Four Diamond Award® hotels, Universal Orlando® Resort is an entire universe of action, thrills and excitement. It’s the only place on earth where you can be courageous, be outrageous, be extraordinary! www.universalorlando.com

Uniworld River Cruises

Show Special: $100 off per person savings, 3 days only!

There are many ways to travel through Europe, but none compare to the intimate, stylish, and sophisticated experience of a river cruise. Allow these peaceful waterways to serve as your pathway for a journey of a lifetime! Uniworld.com

Variety Cruises

Founded in 2005, Variety Cruises is the largest Small Ships Cruise Company World-Wide with a fleet of over 15 fully owned vessels offering you a total yachting experience. With sizes varying from 4 to 25 cabins, our private yachts and small ships allow our passengers to visit well known destinations or to discover unique and more private ports of call in a private, convivial and relaxed environment. Fine cuisine, with a strong local flavor, exciting itineraries blending well known ports of call and less know gems of the Mediterranean and personalized service have positioned the company as the choice for an ever growing number of cruise goers looking for a small ship cruise experience.

Viking River Cruises

Show Special: $100 Onboard Credit for all new bookings. Up to 2 for 1 cruise specials, Up to 2 for 1 Air Specials and Complimentary Wine with Dinner. The world of Viking River Cruises ~ dreaming about your next voyage? Cafés in Europe? Onion Domes in Moscow? The Great Wall of China? Wherever you wish to go in Europe, Russia, China, Viking can take you there in style! Inclusive, affordable, relaxing, educational, all part of the world of Viking.


The Walt Disney Company, Disney Destinations, LLC

Show Special: Disney World & Disney Land Packages: $50 Gift Card, – 3 or more nights with Dining Plan.

Disney Cruise Line: $100 Onboard Credit per Stateroom.

Adventures by Disney: $500 Visa Gift Card on select tours.

Voyages of Discovery

Discover new destinations as you cruise in classic comfort aboard mv Discovery on an award-winning Voyage of Discovery. Built for global cruising, Discovery is large enough to sail the world’s great oceans, yet small enough to reach those places others leave aside. Behind her classic lines, the emphasis is on space, service and understated elegance with friendly, experienced European officers and attentive Filipino crew. mv Discovery offers an exciting range of cruises to explore the world’s great destinations, always accompanied by distinguished guest speakers who will add rare insight to the places we visit.

Twin River Event Center, Lincoln: Saturday, January 15th –10am-6pm & Sunday, January 16th – 10am-5pm

Take Route 95N to Route 146N to the Twin River exit. At the exit take a right, proceed through the first set of lights and Twin River will be on your left.

Take Route 93S to Route 95S to Route 295S to Route 146S. Stay on Route 146S to the Twin River exit (Twin River Road.) At the end of the exit ramp take a left, proceed through the first set of lights and Twin River will be on your left.

Take Route 195W to Route 95N to Route 146N to the Twin River exit. At the exit take a right, proceed through the first set of lights and Twin River will be on your left.

CruiseBrothers.com is one of the largest family owned cruise and land companies in the country. In business since 1972 - that's over 38 years of experience - specializing in all aspects of cruising. Their well-trained international network of expert cruise agents and award winning customer service department can answer any questions you may have when planning your next adventure.

Year after year, Cruise Brothers consistently ranks among the top producers with Royal Caribbean, Princess, Norwegian, Holland America, Celebrity and Carnival Cruises allowing them to offer the best value to their clients.

Cruise Brothers – 950 Wellington Avenue- Cranston, RI 02910- 800-827-7779

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