Press Release Summary: Vermont Discovery Cruises, a vacation cruise line based in Burlington, Vermont, announces 59 cruise dates for 2008 that will remain within U.S. boarders, and not require passports.
Press Release Body: Burlington, VT- February 1, 2008 A new cruise line in Vermont offers cruise travelers an opportunity to vacation passport free. Chaos at passport offices has caused a widely discussed problem for Americans taking cruise vacations. "Many travelers are finding the process of providing documentation for major cruise line travel upsetting and difficult." states company founder Mike Shea. This cruise offering on Lake Champlain, is taking the anxiety and frustration out of cruise travel for Americans. With the announcement of 59 cruise dates for 2008 that will remain within the boarders of the United States, Vermont Discovery Cruises is taking the initiative to keep vacationing fun and easy for Americans. For travelers looking to avoid the uncertain processing time at the passport offices, Vermont Discovery Cruises offers a cruise on Lake Champlain without ever crossing the U.S. boarder. According to company owner Mike Shea, "Many Americans will choose to cruise with us, simply because it is easier for them. People can book their vacation and move on with their lives. " Offering one and three night cruises from May through October that keep vacationers south of the Canadian boarder, they realize the value of trouble free vacationing.
As of January 31, 2008 boat and land border-crossings by U.S. adults will require a passport or a government issued photo id plus proof of citizenship. The change is part of the Department of Homeland Security's Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative. Last year the U.S. State department issued approximately 18 million passports. The State Department is estimating the number of passport applications could rise to between 23 and 26 million in 2008. On average the typical American must wait 4-16 weeks for passport processing. Vermont Discovery Cruises understands this and has tailored their schedule of cruise offerings to contain the majority of them to United States waters. "We understand that vacationing is about having fun and preparing for the experience should be equally enjoyable" states Shea. All cruises depart from Burlington Vermont and offer guests and opportunity to enjoy the splendor of the Green Mountains and the majesty of the Adirondacks. For a complete list of 2008 cruise dates, visit Vermont Discovery Cruises at http://vermontdiscoverycruises.blogspot.com/
Vermont Discovery Cruises was founded in 2007 by Mike Shea, owner of Green Mountain boat lines and the Spirit of Ethan Allen III in Burlington Vermont. Their vessel, The Moonlight Lady is a replica 1920's in land waterway yacht. Vermont Discovery cruises offers one, three and six night cruises on Lake Champlain. Find out more at www.vermont discoverycruises.com
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