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Norwegian Cruise Line ‘Free at Sea’ promotion

Posted by Anita Dunham-Potter On December - 1 - 2016

Norwegian Cruise Line is encouraging its guests to go out and explore the world and their dream destinations with a new Free at Sea promotion that now includes an option to select free shore excursion credits in unlimited ports of call. From now through January 16, guests can choose from up to five free offers† when they book a new cruise vacation, to experience the trip of a lifetime with the most freedom and flexibility available at sea.

With Norwegian’s Free at Sea, guests who book a new three-day or longer sailing in an oceanview, balcony or minisuite category stateroom† can select their preference of two free choices from five incredible onboard amenity offers*, including free unlimited open bar, free Specialty Dining package, $50 towards shore excursions in each port per stateroom, a free 250 minute WiFi package, or Norwegian’s Kids Sail Free offer that allows third and fourth guests, whether they are kids or kids at heart, to sail for free on almost 400 cruise departures dates. Inside staterooms, as well as Norwegian’s Studio staterooms for solo travelers, can choose one free offer. Guests who book a sailing in a suite or The Haven by Norwegian® will enjoy all five free amenities, providing up to $2,800 in added value to their cruise.

Those looking to soak up the warm sun of the South Pacific while gazing upon the lush island seascapes of the Hawaiian Islands can do so on a on a one-of-a-kind cruise vacation aboard the recently renovated Pride of America, the only ship to sail roundtrip from Honolulu year-round and who also has her own exclusive Free at Sea offer^. Guests who book a new seven-day inter-island Hawaii cruise now through January 16 aboard Pride of America in any stateroom^ category will have the freedom to select one of five offers to enhance their cruising experience including a free one-night pre-cruise hotel stay*** with an option to select reduced airfare starting at $399 from select gateways, a free Specialty Dining Package**, free pre-paid service charges for the first and second guest in the stateroom, free $50 per port shore excursion credit per stateroom, or Norwegian’s Kids Sail Free, where the third and fourth guests in each stateroom sail for free on select dates. Guests who book a suite aboard Pride of America will receive all five offers†.

Norwegian will transport guests on an immersive cultural quest during the summer of 2017 with five ships sailing in Europe. Norwegian Getaway will cruise the Baltic Capitals from Copenhagen and Berlin (Warnemunde). Norwegian Jade will sail the Norwegian Fjords from Hamburg, Germany and London (Southampton). Norwegian Epic will return to her seasonal homeports of Barcelona and Rome (Civitavecchia) to sail the spectacular Western Mediterranean on seven-day cruises that offer calls in Pisa, Cannes and Palma, Majorca. Norwegian Star will cruise the crystal blue waters of the Greek Islands and Norwegian Spirit will sail 10-day and 11-day Mediterranean sailings from Rome (Civitavecchia).

Only Norwegian allows guests to visit the destinations of their dreams and invites guests to Feel Free to enjoy premium entertainment, action-packed adventure, a wide variety of dining options and the freedom to do it all or absolutely nothing, all on their own timetable. To book a cruise aboard a Norwegian ship, contact a travel professional, call Norwegian at 866-NCL-CRUISE (625-2784), or visit www.ncl.com.

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Celebrate the Holidays Aboard MSC Cruises!

Posted by Anita Dunham-Potter On October - 26 - 2016

From Thanksgiving through the New Year, MSC Cruises — the Swiss-based world’s largest privately-owned cruise line and market leader in Europe, South America and South Africa — is creating extraordinary onboard experiences, with a host of seasonal touches ensuring guests have an unforgettable holiday season.

In particular, on the ultra-modern MSC Divina, sailing from Miami to the Caribbean, MSC Cruises has designed the perfect holiday escape for guests looking to enjoy a relaxing, stress-free vacation. Highlights of MSC Divina holiday celebrations include:

Thanksgiving – Nov. 19th departure to Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Mexico and the Bahamas
Guests will spend Thanksgiving Day at sea enjoying festive entertainment, a traditional Turkey dinner and all-day Thanksgiving football displayed on multiple large screens in the sports bar. Kids ages 3-11 can participate in a special Turkey Day cooking class and a Thanksgiving Day costume parade and show. A Thanksgiving scavenger hunt, flash mob and party will take place for children ages 12-17. Prices start at $699.50 per person*.  

Christmas & Hanukkah – Dec. 23rd departure to Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Mexico and the Bahamas

During Christmas, MSC Divina will be decked out in the best traditional trimmings, with sparkling lights, shimmering decorations, festive Christmas trees, and a spectacular gingerbread village created by MSC’s pastry chefs. Adding to the festivities, guests will enjoy traditional Christmas carols; a Broadway-style festive show; a special Christmas market place, selling a range of Christmas gifts and traditional decorations; Christmas-themed cooking classes, arts & crafts, and parades; a visit by Santa Claus who will present a gift to every child on board; and seasonal Christmas movies played on an outdoor jumbo screen throughout the week. A Christmas mass will also be available onboard.

MSC Cruises knows that the holidays are also about enjoying seasonal delights. Thus, guests will enjoy a Christmas Eve Gala dinner and a special Christmas lunch consisting of traditional holiday specialties as well as festive cocktails served throughout the cruise such as the Christmas Star, made using a mixture of limoncello and Prosecco, and the Snowflake, made with dark rum and fresh banana.

For those celebrating Hanukkah, MSC Divina will host a nightly Menorah lighting as well as serve traditional Hanukkah foods in the buffet and main dining rooms. A large menorah will also be on display in the main atrium. Special kosher meals can be ordered in advance.

Prices for the Christmas and Hanukkah cruise start at $999.50 per person*. 

New Year’s Dec. 30th departure to Puerto Rico, Turks and Caicos, and the Bahamas 

Guests sailing on this 7-night cruise will celebrate the New Year in style. The festivities will start with a special New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner before guests head up to the pool deck for the ship’s annual New Year’s Eve dance party, complete with themed decorations, a countdown to midnight, and champagne. Guests will also enjoy a special New Year’s lunch as well as special seasonal cocktails. For those traveling with kids, MSC Cruises is extending the kids club hours and offering babysitting in the kids club for free so that parents can enjoy New Year’s celebrations. Prices start at $799.50 per person*.

2017 Holiday Cruises

For those that like to plan in advance, it’s not too early to start booking your 2017 holiday vacations. In fact, for those looking to be one of the first to experience the revolutionary new cruise ship MSC Seaside, now is an ideal time to book the Christmas and New Year’s cruises.

The first 7-night sailing on MSC Seaside out of Miami will take place during Christmas 2017, embarking on Dec. 23rd with stops in St. Maarten, Puerto Rico and the Bahamas. The following week, MSC Seaside will embark on its New Year’s cruise, leaving from Miami on Dec. 30th with stops in Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Mexico and the Bahamas.

*Government, fees and taxes are additional. All information believed to be accurate as of the date of issuance.  It is the reader’s responsibility to verify its continued accuracy, as all information is subject to change. 

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Avalon Waterways offers BIG savings on Irrawaddy Cruises

Posted by Anita Dunham-Potter On October - 18 - 2016

For travelers looking for a great deal on what is arguably the coolest and most interesting travel experience in the world, Avalon Waterways is inviting them to SAVE BIG on the Golden Myanmar & the Alluring Irrawaddy cruise in 2017.

The unique 14-day itinerary features a deluxe 10-night cruise from Bhamo to Bagan with hotel stays in Yangon. For this very unique vacation, exclusively featuring the Upper Irrawaddy River, travelers will enjoy a walking tour of Yangon before flying to Bhamo (near the Chinese border) to embark on their cruise.  On the cruise, they can visit a local school and nunnery in Kyun Daw; spend time in an elephant camp in the Burmese jungle; present alms to monks in Kya Hnyat; enjoy a walking tour of a pottery-making village (Kyauk Myaung); visit Kaunghmudaw Pagoda and Soon U Ponya Shin Pagodas in Sagaing; take a sampan ride at sunset in Amarapura; watch a traditional dance performance by firelight; relish the sights in Mandalay and so much more, including spending time in colorful markets and golden temples throughout the journey.

On this itinerary, cruisers are welcomed aboard a new Suite Ship, the Avalon MyanmarSM.  Built by local craftsmen, the ship reflects the character, symbols and traditions of the areas through which they sail while also offering travelers the modern features they expect and enjoy. The ship features 18, well-appointed Avalon Suites with 245-square-feet of living space as well as Avalon’s signature Open-Air Balconies® featuring floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall panoramic windows measuring 14-feet-wide with retractable screen systems and doors that slide open a full 9-feet, creating the feeling of sitting outside.

SAVE $4,000 TODAY:  From now through November 8, 2016, Avalon Waterways is inviting travelers to SAVE $4,000 (per couple) on select, air-inclusive Myanmar departures.  For details, click here.

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Princess Cruises launches “3 for Free” sale

Posted by Anita Dunham-Potter On September - 16 - 2016

The “3 for Free” cruise sale includes:

  • Free stateroom location upgrades – enabling guests to get the best preferred stateroom available within that stateroom type for the lowest possible fare
  • Free onboard gratuities
  • Free onboard spending money – up to $300 per stateroom

In addition, the cruise sale features a low $100 per guest refundable deposit.

Sample “3 for Free” cruise deals include:

  • Alaska cruise vacations — 7 days: $799 interior; $1,399 balcony
  • Alaska Land & Sea Vacations — 10 nights: $1,349 interior; $2,199 balcony
  • Caribbean cruise vacations — 8 days: $899 interior; $1,399 balcony
  • Japan cruise vacations  — 8 days: $1,399 interior; $2,099 balcony
  • Mediterranean cruise vacations — 7 days: $999 interior, $1,399 balcony
  • Mexico cruise vacations — 7 days: $599 interior; $899 balcony

More information about the Princess Cruises “3 for Free” sale can be found at princess.com/cruisedeals.

All prices are per guest and based on double occupancy. The “3 for Free” cruise sale is available now and runs through 11:59 p.m. PDT on November 16, 2016 and is available to residents of the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico and Bermuda.

Additional information about Princess Cruises is available through a professional travel consultant, by calling 1-800-PRINCESS (1-800-774-6237), or by visiting the company’s website at princess.com.

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Cunard launches Three For All sale

Posted by Anita Dunham-Potter On September - 1 - 2016

Cunard today announced the Three for All sale on over 170 voyages sailing between May 2017 and January 2018 on all three Cunard Queens,  Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria.

The Three for All sale includes:

  • Free stateroom upgrades
  • Free gratuities
  • $150 reduced deposit

In addition, the Three for All promotion includes free drinks in Princess & Queens Grill Suites.

Princess & Queens Grill guests enjoy deluxe suite accommodations and a dedicated Grills concierge to orchestrate tee times, spa appointments, customized excursions and even impromptu cocktail parties with other guests. Queens Grill guests also enjoy the attentive service of a personal butler. All Grills guests also enjoy the comfort of intimate, sophisticated spaces reserved exclusively for them, dining tables reserved in the exclusive Queens Grill or Princess Grill restaurants.

Cunard’s Three for All promotion features iconic voyages on Cunard’s three Queens, including awe-inspiring voyages through the dramatic and historic coastlines of the Mediterranean, impressive sites of Northern Europe, and stunning landscapes of Iberia & Canary Islands. On board any of Cunard’s three Queens, guests are sure to delight in luxury on a grand scale, paired with diverse experiences and timeless British tradition.

Guests can reserve a voyage under Three for All from now through December 1, 2016 on Transatlantic Crossings, New England & Canada, Caribbean, Mediterranean, Northern Europe and Iberia & Canary Island voyages.

Three for All applies to new bookings only. The offer features:

 

For more information about Three for All or to book a voyage, contact your Travel Consultant at 1-800-728-6273 or visit www.cunard.com.

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Silversea rolls out $499 air offer for Silver Discoverer expedition cruises

Posted by Anita Dunham-Potter On April - 25 - 2016

Luxury expedition cruise operator Silversea is introducing a $499 roundtrip economy air add-on from more than 50 gateways in the U.S. and Canada. The special air offer is available on six Silver Discoverer voyages sailing in October, November and December to Asia and the Indian Ocean.

Silver DiscovererAboard the small-sized, all-suite Silver Discoverer, guests will be able to explore some of the world’s most remote and remarkable regions, while enjoying an enriching onboard program of destination lectures, photo presentations, and daily recaps. Zodiac excursions and interactive walks ashore will be led by experts in their field — marine biologists, ornithologists, geologists, botanists, historians, and anthropologists. Guests will also enjoy such Silversea hallmarks as the pampering attention of a butler, sumptuous gourmet cuisine, complimentary wines and spirits served throughout the ship, and free Wi-Fi.

“These new $499 air add-ons offer extraordinary value for travelers looking to book passage to dream destinations located in some of the most remote corners of Asia Pacific,” said Mark Conroy, Silversea’s managing director for the Americas.

Following are the Silver Discoverer expedition cruises featuring the air add-on offer:

Australia (Great Barrier Reef) & Indonesia

Voyage 9622: Cairns to Balikpapan, 14 Days, Oct. 4 – 18

This cultural and wildlife journey offers the chance to witness amazing Aboriginal rock art, explore the tribal heritage of Tana Toraja during an overnight land tour, and dive or snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef, home to more than 1,500 species of fish, 400 colorful corals, and hundreds of species of marine birds.

 Indonesia

Voyage 9623: Balikpapan to Singapore, 11 Days, Oct. 18 – 29

Highlights include Dr. Birute Mary Galdikas as a guest lecturer. Famous for her work with the orangutans of Indonesian Borneo in their natural habitat, she will lead a private tour to Camp Leakey and the Orangutan Care Center, where guests can experience close-up encounters with these amazing animals.

Indonesia & Myanmar

Voyage 9624: Singapore to Phuket, 11 Days, Nov. 10 – 21

This voyage to Sumatra and the Mergui Archipelago will cruise the Andaman Sea, entering a part of the world that has rarely been explored. Sea gypsies, a people who live off, and on, the sea, may be spotted. Other high points include visiting a hilltop Buddhist monastery and viewing orangutans on a forest walk.

Andaman Islands & Myanmar

Voyage 9625: Phuket to Phuket, 11 Days, Nov. 21 – Dec. 2

From the dense forests of Mount Harriet National Park to the pristine beaches of Henry Lawrence Island, the Andaman Islands are a paradise for nature lovers, perfectly complemented by the rich cultural heritage to be discovered in Yangon, where one can witness such impressive sights as the giant reclining Buddha.

Myanmar, Andaman Islands & Sri Lanka

Voyage 9626: Phuket to Maldives, 15 Days, Dec. 2 – 17

This intriguing itinerary weaves together the enchanting parks, temples, and pagodas of Myanmar, the natural wonders of the Andaman Islands, and the historical and wildlife treasures of Sri Lanka, which include a wildlife sanctuary featuring one of the highest densities of leopards in the world.

Maldives, Seychelles (Aldabra) & Africa

Voyage 9627: Maldives to Dar es Salaam, 17 Days, Dec. 17 – Jan. 3
A high point of this itinerary is a rare visit to the remote coral atoll of Aldabra. Virtually untouched by humans and teeming with marine life, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the world’s largest atolls, and a pristine home to thousands of giant tortoises.

The $499 air add-on offer is valid on new cruise bookings for the featured sailings made on or after April 21, 2016. It is a capacity-controlled program, airline and routing are at the discretion of Silversea, and the program may be modified or discontinued at any time without notice.

For more information on Silver Discoverer expedition voyages, visit Silversea.com/ships/silver-discoverer

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