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My name is John Dostaler and I'm a travel agent specializing in Disney destinations. My first job out of college in the 90's was as a travel agent - I have absolutely loved the challenge and ever-changing environment with helping people plan their vacations!

My name is John Dostaler and I'm a travel agent specializing in Disney destinations. My first job out of college in the 90's was as a travel agent - I have absolutely loved the challenge and ever-changing environment with helping people plan their vacations!

My name is John Dostaler and I'm a travel agent specializing in Disney destinations. My first job out of college in the 90's was as a travel agent - I have absolutely loved the challenge and ever-changing environment with helping people plan their vacations!

My name is John Dostaler and I'm a travel agent specializing in Disney destinations. My first job out of college in the 90's was as a travel agent - I have absolutely loved the challenge and ever-changing environment with helping people plan their vacations!

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With 5 Magical ships and countless itineraries - Disney Cruise Line is the PERFECT vacation! Unpack once and enjoy ALL the Disney magic! Enchanting Entertainment: Delight in Broadway-caliber musicals, lively deck parties and fireworks at sea (fireworks on most cruises)...
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Booking Services

Personalized reservations, bookings, and changes are taken care of.

With the invention of the internet (for better or worse), anyone can book their own travel, but that doesn’t mean it’s the best way to plan your travel. One search can send you down a rabbit hole of thousands of options that can be instantly overwhelming. I work together with my clients to find out what is most important to them, to help choose a destination, resort, hotel, transportation and price point that fits just right.


Custom Itinerary Planning

You leave home with a detailed, personalized travel plan.

You and your travel needs are unique. Maybe your friend’s family went to the same destination that you’re going to and has lots of suggestions – but are those the right things for YOUR family? From your departure day to your arrival, your itinerary and plans should reflect your priorities. Clients who choose custom itinerary planning will get detailed information from start to finish, clarifying each step (without making you feel overwhelmed).

Trip Management

Someone’s got your back every step of the way.

From the research phase to booking and planning and then actually enjoying your trip, you need someone in your corner. I am here to make sure you never forget a final payment, never wonder where to meet your airport transfer driver, or where to get insurance coverage. If something goes wrong (big or small), I am here to help you navigate the issue, through my expertise and supplier relationships.


Walt Disney World

Located in central Florida - enjoy endless magic!

  • 36 Resorts

  • More than 30,000 Resort Rooms

  • Over 300 Dining Options (more during festivals!)

  • 2 Water Parks

  • 3 Championship-Level Golf Courses

  • Over 150 shops and dining at Disney Springs


Two distinct parks located in sunny southern California!

  • Disneyland is "where it all began" with Walt Disney - and it's the only park he saw to completion. There are 9 different "lands" which surround Sleeping Beauty Castle - this park is both full of sights and sounds and very intimate to visit.

  • Disney California Adventure is literally steps from the entrance to Disneyland and offers fun for the whole family!

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Why use a travel planner?

Wondering what to expect? Get the details.

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The Planning Process

Wondering what to expect? Get the details.


  • Who Is Planning This Cruise?
    This is a cruise planned by TravelProJohn, LLC. In order to join in the group benefits, it's imperative you book WITH the group and not on your own - this includes some additional On Board Credit as well! You can contact John at 312-380-1619 or by emailing at any time if you have questions!
  • What Are The Dates Of The Trip?
    March 30 - April 6, 2025 (Sunday To Sunday)
  • Where Does The Cruise Depart From?
    This cruise will depart from Galveston, Texas which is located about an hour from Houston.
  • What Ship Are We Sailing?
    You will be sailing on Royal Caribbean's Harmony Of The Seas, an "Oasis Class" ship - which was one of the world's largest until this past year. General Information: Flag: Bahamian Port of Registry: Nassau Built by: STX France Place built: St. Nazaire, France Maiden Voyage: May 29, 2016 Godmother: Brittany Affolter Neighborhoods: Seven (7) Adventure Ocean Central Park Pool & Sports Vitality Spa & Fitness Center Boardwalk Entertainment Place Royal Promenade Ship Stats 227,000 gross tons 1,188 feet long 46 wheelchair accessible staterooms 5,479 guests (double occupancy) 24 guest elevators 16 passenger decks 30 feet draft 215.5 feet wide 22 knots cruising speed 6,780 guests 2,100 crew Staterooms Total: 2,747 Outside: 266 Interior: 524 Balcony: 1,768 Virtual Balcony: 85 Staterooms with additional berths: 717 3/4 Accessible: 46 Promenade: 18 Studio: 15 Technical Main propulsion: 3 x ABB Azipod, each 20 MW Motors ABB: 60 MW = 80.500 HP Generators: 6 with a power of 92MW each for a total of 128.000 HP Stabilizers: 2 x Blohm & Voss Bow Thrusters: 4 x Wartsila 5.5 MW each; 7.300 HP total of 22 MW or 29.500 HP Max Speed: 25.1 knots Fuel consumption at Full Speed: 16 Metric Ton/hour = 0.7 Metric Ton/Nautical Mile; 125 Gallon/Nautical Mile; 45 feet/gallon Fresh water production: 4 x 825 tons/24 hours + 2 x 400 tons/24 hours; Total of 4100 tons/24 hours Water Consumption: 1700 Tons/Day Construction Facts The AquaTheater pool is 17.9 feet deep; the largest performance pool at sea. Harmony of the Seas is 75 feet longer than Freedom-class ships; The Central Park neighborhood is the first ever (along with Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas) living park at sea with 10,600 plants, 52 trees, 2 Living Walls containing 10,240 live plants and 70 tons of plating soil for them to grown in. All plant material is contained in 2200 modules within 46 planter beds. The entire park is automatically irrigated with a state of the art system to include a Fertigation unit. 5,070,632 lbs. of water in the swimming pools. 110,231 lbs. of ice cubes made every day. 4,700,000 lbs. of fresh water consumption per 24 hours. 181 grand blocks were used to construct Harmony of the Seas, each block weighed approximately 1,200,000 lbs. (600 metric tons). Harmony of the Seas was constructed out of 500,000 individual parts. 150 miles of piping. 3,300 miles of electrical cables. 158,503 gallons of paint. 1,614,586 square feet of air conditioned area. 968,751 square feet of carpet. 86,111 square feet of windows. 7,000 works of specially commissioned art. The building of the cruise terminal 18 in Fort Lauderdale took 62,572,500 pounds of concrete, the weight of 782 18-wheeler trucks; 33.3 miles of conduit; and 153 miles of wire, which would stretch from Fort Lauderdale to Key West.
  • What's Included/Not Included In The Cruise Fare?
    The price of your cruise vacation includes: Ship accommodations Ocean transportation Most meals onboard Some beverages onboard Most entertainment onboard The following services are not included in the cruise price: Dining in Specialty Restaurants such as Chops Grille, 150 Central Park, and Izumi Dining in Johnny Rockets (Where applicable) Spa and Salon services Gambling (Including Bingo) Art Auction Any purchases made in the gift shops onboard Shore excursions Photographs Video Arcade Medical Services Internet Access Transfers (Unless guest has purchased our air/sea package) Laundry and Dry Cleaning Services Ship to Shore Telephone calls Gratuities Alcoholic Beverages Non-Alcoholic Beverages (excluding water, lemonade and iced tea) All prices are per-person, based on a double occupancy of the stateroom and are quoted in U.S. Dollars unless otherwise noted. The cruise fares quoted also do not include any applicable government taxes, fees, or surcharges that may be assessed by any governmental agencies. Such assessment is subject to change without notice at any time whether or not you have a confirmed booking under deposit or if you have made a final payment.
  • I Have More Than 2 People In My Cabin: NOW WHAT?
    This guaranteed group pricing is for two people (maximum) in a stateroom and is lower than the published pricing. If you want more than 2 in a cabin - you have options: Book more than one cabin and I can secure them adjacent: the balcony divider can be removed to make it "connecting". I can quote the current rate for more than two people in a cabin (sometimes children 12 and under sail "free"). This will typically result in a lower overall cost versus two cabins. If you want "true" connecting cabins with a door inside the room: there will be an upcharge. Royal Caribbean considers these "premium" cabins and charges accordingly.
  • What Is The Deposit? And Payments?
    There is a $500 deposit due per cabin and is nonrefundable, but you can change the cruise for a $100 per person change fee. You may make payments at ANY time, simply contact John to coordiate. For group bookings, the cancellation policy is as follows: If you have more than 2 passengers in a cabin, your cancellation policy MAY be different and that will be shared with you when confirming your reservation.
  • When Is Final Payment Due?
    Final Payment is due on December 30, 2024 but I will ask that you authorize the charge on week prior on December 23, 2024. This allows enough time to process payment and ensure the cabin is paid in full.
  • Where Should I Fly Into?
    You can fly into either Houston Intercontinental International Airport (IAH) or Houston Hobby International Airport (HOU). I highly recommend you arrive the DAY BEFORE the cruise. It is still springtime and the weather can be unpredictable: if you fly in the same day, you will run the risk of missing your cruise if there is a delay.
  • Can TravelProJohn Help With Airfare?
    Yes AND No! Complicated, right? Major cruise lines can add airfare to your cruise, HOWEVER, you have very little say in the routing. So even though you may have plenty of nonstop options to Houston, Royal Caribbean could route you through any city/hub. Your best option is to book it yourself - there is plenty of time to build up mileage as well. If you'd like my assistance, please note there is a $25 per person ticketing fee as TravelProJohn is billed by the airlines to purchase your tickets (Crazy, right?). This is a "pass-through" charge to my clients.
  • What About Travel Insurance?
    Travel Insurance must be added at the time of booking IF you want the policy offered by Royal Caribbean. Royal Caribbean International's insurance is based on the cost PER PERSON of the cruise. For a majority of the cabins, this will equal $109 per person - but that rate may be slightly higher or lower depending on the number of people in the cabin. There are three primary components of the Royal Caribbean International travel plan. The first is the Cancellation Penalty Waiver, which allows guests to cancel their vacation for specified reasons. It also includes a "Cancel for Any Reason Credit" that can be added for an additional cost. The second component is comprised of the benefits of the travel insurance that is underwritten by Arch Insurance Company: Trip Interruption: Up to 150% of total trip cost if you can't start or finish your cruise vacation because you're sick or hurt, there's a death in the family or another covered reason. Trip Delay: Up to $2,000 ($250 per day) for catch-up expenses Missed Connection: Up to $300 if you miss your trip departure for covered reasons by three hours or more. Accident and Sickness Medical: up to $25,000 if you get hurt and $25,000 if you get sick on your cruise vacation. Emergency Medical Evacuation: Up to $50,000 if you need emergency medical transportation during your vacation. Baggage Protection and Delay: Up to $1,500 if your bags are lost, stolen, or damaged and up to $500 to buy necessary personal items if your bags are delayed. You can also purchase a THIRD-PARTY Insurance Policy and this can often have stronger coverage limits as well as a lower price. TravelProJohn has partnered with RoamRight/Arch and you can find a quote by CLICKING HERE (LINK)
  • How Do I Get From My Houston Airport To The Port?
    TravelProJohn can help coordinate your transfers to/from the port and airport. Royal Caribbean offers options and there are many trusted third-party companies or even rideshares (Uber/Lyft) available. Transfers are NOT included in your cruise fare.
  • Do I Need A Passport?
    If you are a US Citizen you do NOT need a passport, BUT IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. If there is an emergency in Honduras or Mexico and you need to get home before the cruise returns, you will be UNABLE to do so without a passport! U.S Citizens Technically, yes – U.S. citizens can present a state-certified birth certificate and government-issued photo ID to sail on most cruises departing from the U.S. But a passport is the more efficient, secure option. Should you decide to present your birth certificate on boarding day, please keep these guidelines in mind: Most, but not all, sailings from the U.S. will accept a birth certificate. It must be a state-certified birth certificate issued by the government. No “baby feet” certificates, no hospital birth certificates and no baptismal papers. You must present the original copy, no photo copies. You must also show a valid government issued photo ID, like a driver’s license. Guests 15 and under do not need to show to show an ID, just the birth certificate. The name across all docs, and the reservation, must match. What if the name on my documents doesn’t match? Puerto Rican birth certificates issued prior to July 1, 2010 are not valid. The government of Puerto Rico has partnered with to issue new birth certificates. Guests who do not bring required documents may be denied boarding. You MUST Have One Of The Following To Sail: U.S. Passport Book OR U.S. Passport Card Royal Caribbean strongly recommends that all guests travel with a valid passport. Learn why a passport is best. Passports must be valid at least 6 months after your cruise ends Read more about passport requirements. U.S. Birth Certificate AND Valid Government Issued ID (State ID Card, Driver’s License OR Military ID) Original U.S. State Certified Birth Certificate or a certified copy; or an original Consular Birth Abroad Certificate from the U.S. State Department. Read more about birth certificate requirements. Guests age 15 and under are NOT required to have a photo ID, just the birth certificate. Permanent Resident Card (Alien Resident Card "ARC" OR Green Card) AND Valid Passport from Country of Citizenship Guests must bring their physical Permanent Resident Card and it must be original – no photocopies. Passports must be valid at least 6 months after your cruise ends. Read more about passport requirements. Guests age 16 and older whose ARC has no photo must present a valid government issued photo ID Barbados & Martinique require ARC guests to provide a valid passport. Any additional requirements are the responsibility of the guest. U.S. Naturalization Certificate AND Valid Government Issued ID (State ID Card, Driver’s License OR Military ID) Original U.S. Naturalization Certificate or a certified copy. Guests must bring their physical Permanent Resident Card and it must be original – no photocopies. Enhanced Driver’s License (EDL) that is not expired Enhanced Driver's Licenses are only available from the following states: Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Vermont and Washington State. An Enhanced Driver’s License is different from a REAL ID compliant id. An EDL will have a flag on the front.
  • What If I Want To Bring My Child's Friends Along Or My Child Has A Different Last Name From Me?
    Traveling with a child that is not your own Are you traveling with a grandchild, niece, nephew, or other child that you are not the guardian of? When a minor (age 17 and under) travels without their legal guardian, an accompanying adult must present a notarized form signed by the child’s guardian. This ensures the child has the guardian’s consent to leave the country and participate in release-form activities onboard. DOWNLOAD MINOR CONSENT FORM Different last names If your child has a different last name than you, you will need to bring an official supporting document to help explain why the names are different. The supporting document must be the original, or a notarized copy. Some examples of valid supporting documents: State, county or province-issued marriage license Divorce decree Government-issued name change document Official adoption paper
  • Can I Get Assistance With A Pre- or Post-Cruise Hotel?
    Absolutely! On the booking form there is a place to indicate whether or not you need an extra hotel stay prior to the cruise or after the cruise. Galveston is a lovely spot for a night or two or you may want to head to Houston for some additional fun!

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