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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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Cunard offers New York Departures Sale

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

Cunard is pleased to announce the New York Departures Sale, which features up to 35% savings on select Transatlantic Crossings, New England & Canada, Caribbean, Grand Voyages and Exotic Voyages on Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth.

The New York Departures Sale applies to new bookings on select voyages made until May 31, 2016. The offer features:

To view this offer and any restrictions, please click here.

The New York Departures Sale features voyages on Queen Mary 2 following her dramatic 25-day refit in May and June of this year. Queen Mary 2 remastered will see the redesign of all Princess and Queens Grill Suites and their accompanying restaurants, the addition of 15 single staterooms and 30 Britannia Club Balcony staterooms, and the redesign of all Britannia Club Balcony staterooms.

In addition, many of the public spaces onboard Queen Mary 2 will be refreshed and remastered including the transition of the Winter Garden to the Carinthia Lounge, the addition of The Verandah restaurant and the completely redesigned Kings Court buffet.

Select voyages on board Queen Elizabeth are also available, and can be viewed by visiting www.cunard.com.

For more information about the New York Departures Sale or to book a voyage, contact your Travel Consultant at 1-800-728-6273 or visit www.cunard.com.

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Avalon Waterways turns the tables with Fresh dining options

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

Known for its innovative, award-winning Suite Ship® design, Avalon Waterways is also inserting creativity into every moment of the cruise experience by bringing fresh ideas to the table – quite literally – in 2017.  The company has just announced that it is teaming up with two of Europe’s rising culinary stars – the Wrenkh brothers – to design Avalon FreshSM.

“We think our travelers deserve healthy, vegetarian food options that taste great,” said Patrick Clark, managing director of Avalon Waterways. “While we have always provided travelers with a selection of nutritious, delicious recipes, Avalon Fresh is taking this idea to a new level.  Avalon Fresh is all about creating wholesome menu items where garden-fresh, local ingredients from small farms are married with a sprinkle of ingenuity.  This exciting collection of new food will be so mouthwatering, it will be hard to believe it’s healthy.”

Whether focused on healthy dining alternatives or just great food, Avalon Waterways understands that with every dining experience, there is an opportunity to bring each destination to life.  The company puts care into creating every day’s menu using quality ingredients.  All prepared to perfection by our culinary artisans.

“Our team views dinners as the perfect complement to a day of discovery,” said Clark.  “We craft our recipes using high-quality, prime-cut beef, fresh fish and an accompaniment of hand-picked local fruits, vegetables and garden greens.  Every dinner features a specialty dish from the day’s destination as well as a choice of wine, including special wines of the region, selected by a rofessional sommelier and always complimentary.”

And on each Avalon cruise, the company brings a local chef on board to interact with guests and prepare a special dinner, offering a true taste of the culture.

Also onboard Avalon’s Suite Ships, guests can take advantage of the Panorama Bistro—a casual atmosphere offering a variety of regional and tapas-style dishes, hand-paired with local wines.

For more information about Avalon Waterways’ dining options visit www.avalonwaterways.com.

 

DEAL ALERT:  Those booking a 2017 cruise by May 31, 2016 can enjoy FREE flights OR they can SAVE 10% on Europe and Southeast Asia.  China and South America cruises are 5% OFF.   For details, click here.

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