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Newsletter Dated February 8, 2016

Dear Vacations To Go Customer,

Today, I'm pleased to present these terrific deals from Princess, Carnival, Oceania, Crystal, Windstar and Disney. They include shipboard credits, which are as good as cash on the ship and can be used toward onboard purchases not covered in the cruise fare, like boutique purchases and spa treatments.

Princess is offering our customers savings of up to 74%. Also enjoy exclusive shipboard credits of up to $685 per cabin and free gratuities when you book ocean-view cabins or higher on select sailings in Alaska, Hawaii and the Panama Canal. Book by February 16. See dates and prices.

Carnival is offering our customers newly reduced rates -- save up to 81%. Also get exclusive shipboard credits of up to $100 per cabin on certain sailings. Past guests may see better rates on select sailings. Book by February 15. See dates and prices.

Oceania is offering Vacations To Go customers deep discounts of up to 84%, as well as exclusive shipboard credits of up to $1,925 cabin. Select voyages include free Internet and a choice of either free drinks or up to five free shore excursions. Book by February 15. See dates and prices.

Crystal is offering our customers discounts of up to 87% and exclusive shipboard credits of up to $500 per cabin on most sailings. Gratuities, wines, Champagne, spirits and nonalcoholic beverages are included in the upfront rate of a Crystal cruise. Book by February 29. See dates and prices.

Windstar is offering our customers exclusive discounts of up to 75% on its masted sailing ships and power yachts. The line is known for its casually elegant onboard ambience, and all voyages feature a complimentary onshore private event, such as a feast on the beach in Tahiti. Book by February 18. See dates and prices.

Our customers can take advantage of rare discounts on nearly every available Disney Cruise Line voyage, with savings of up to $600 per cabin. Vacations To Go also is offering our customers shipboard credits of up to $100 per stateroom. Plus, pay a reduced deposit of 50% on select departures from August to December 2016. There's something on board for everyone in your family, such as exciting nighttime shows and sophisticated lounges for adults, unique children's programs for young kids and special hangouts for teens. Disney Cruise Line is sailing year-round out of Port Canaveral, conveniently located near Walt Disney World Resort. This February and March, there are even more three- and four-night Bahamian cruises to choose from, all with a stop at Disney's private island paradise, Castaway Cay -- these itineraries are included in this offer. See dates and prices.

As always, these offers are for new bookings only and subject to availability. Restrictions may apply.

Twelve ships from nine different cruise lines currently are scheduled to embark on their maiden voyages between April 2016 and December 2017. Eleven are new-builds, and one is an existing ship that will be refurbished and renamed.

As is always the case when new ships hit the market, all of this new inventory will ensure a continuing supply of deep discounts -- on virtually all ships -- for Vacations To Go customers, especially those who can wait to book within 90 days of departure.

Click here to go straight to a list of these upcoming ships and their inaugural voyages. Or, read on for a few details about each vessel and links to more information, departure dates and discounts.

If you are interested in being among the first passengers to sail on any of these ships, I recommend calling us as soon as possible. The early sailings of any new-build generally are in very high demand.

Viking Sea and Viking Sky (930 passengers) -- These 5.5-star sister ships from Viking Cruises will sport a modern Scandinavian design. Onboard attractions include a glass-backed pool cantilevered off the stern and a Nordic-inspired spa with a sauna and "snow grotto," where snowflakes drift down from the ceiling through chilled air. A theater will host enrichment lectures and movies inspired by the sailing destination.

The Viking Sea debuts April 3, 2016. For ship info, click here. For dates and prices, click here.

The Viking Sky debuts February 25, 2017. For ship info, click here. For dates and prices, click here.

Koningsdam (2,650 passengers) -- The 5-star Koningsdam is the first Pinnacle-class vessel for Holland America. Among its unique features are a Culinary Arts Center that offers cooking classes by day and turns into a restaurant at night; Blend, where guests can create and bottle their own red wine using five different varietals; and the Digital Workshop, which offers small-group sessions in high-tech topics.

The Koningsdam debuts April 8, 2016. For ship info, click here. For dates and prices, click here.

Ovation of the Seas (4,905 passengers) -- The 5-star Ovation of the Seas is the third Quantum-class ship for Royal Caribbean. Try out RipCord by iFly, a simulated skydiving experience, or soar 300 feet above the sea in the North Star, a glass-enclosed capsule at the end of a mechanical arm. Then, watch the robotic bartenders of the Bionic Bar as they shake or stir your favorite cocktail.

The Ovation of the Seas debuts April 17, 2016. For ship info, click here. For dates and prices, click here.

Sirena (684 passengers) -- Oceania will give the former Ocean Princess a $40 million refurbishment and launch it as the 5.5-star Sirena. It will provide the casually elegant, country-club ambience that the line is known for, with a staff of 400 to care for 684 guests. Look for a new Oceania restaurant on this ship, Tuscan Steak, as well as a Canyon Ranch SpaClub.

The Sirena debuts April 27, 2016. For ship info, click here. For dates and prices, click here.

Carnival Vista (4,980 passengers) -- The largest ship in the Carnival fleet will boast some brand-new attractions, such as the first IMAX theater on a cruise ship and the line's first onboard brewery. New staterooms on the 4.5-star ship include Havana Cabana suites -- with hammocks and lounge chairs on patios -- and Family Harbor cabins accommodating up to five people.

The Carnival Vista debuts May 1, 2016. For ship info, click here. For dates and prices, click here.

Harmony of the Seas (5,200 passengers) -- The second Royal Caribbean ship coming out this year, the 5-star Harmony of the Seas will be an Oasis-class vessel with seven unique neighborhoods, such as Central Park (planted with live trees and plants) and the Royal Promenade (an interior boulevard flanked by eateries, lounges and shops). Check out the FlowRider surf simulators, rock-climbing walls and zipline, or relax in the no-kids Solarium haven.

The Harmony of the Seas debuts May 22, 2016. For ship info, click here. For dates and prices, click here.

Seven Seas Explorer (750 passengers) -- Regent calls the 6-star Seven Seas Explorer the "world's most luxurious ship." Expect king-size beds, large bathrooms and spacious verandas -- said to be the largest balconies in the industry. Specialty restaurants include the Paris-inspired Chartreuse, Prime 7 steakhouse and the Pan-Asian Pacific Rim; the ship also will have the line's first culinary instruction center.

The Seven Seas Explorer debuts July 20, 2016. For ship info, click here. For dates and prices, click here.

Seabourn Encore (604 passengers) -- The Seabourn Square will be the social hub of this 6-star ship from Seabourn, with a library, computer center and coffee bar. A marina at the stern will provide complimentary kayaks, pedal boats and windsurfers. The Encore will have a seagoing restaurant from famed chef Thomas Keller, the culinary force behind three Michelin-starred restaurants.

The Seabourn Encore makes its official debut on January 7, 2017, but earlier sailings are scheduled from December 4, 2016. For ship info, click here. For dates and prices, click here.

Silver Muse (596 passengers) -- The newest boutique ship in the Silversea fleet, the 6-star Silver Muse will have more large, higher-end suites than its sister ships; it also will boast more connecting staterooms and new two-bedroom Silver Suites. The ship's designers have made the most of its outdoor spaces, adding open-air restaurants and lounge areas.

The Silver Muse debuts April 10, 2017. For ship info, click here. For dates and prices, click here.

MSC Meraviglia (4,500 passengers) -- "Meraviglia" means "wonder," and MSC hopes to amaze passengers aboard this 4-star ship. A digital sky above its inside promenade will display sunrises, sunsets and starry nights. Cutting-edge technology will allow guests to make payments, access their staterooms and geo-locate family members, friends and onboard locations using their cruise card or smartphone.

The MSC Meraviglia debuts June 11, 2017. For ship info, click here. For dates and prices, click here.

MSC Seaside (5,179 passengers) -- Dubbed the "ship that follows the sun," this 4-star vessel from MSC will sail in the Caribbean and the Bahamas with a multistory water park, a bowling alley and "modular staterooms" that can be configured to accommodate up to 10 people. Luxury suites will have hot tubs and hanging gardens.

The MSC Seaside debuts December 23, 2017. For ship info, click here. For dates and prices, click here.

Here are today's Top 10 Cruises, brand-new specials from the world's best cruise lines. Click the FastDeal # for details.

1) Caribbean, 7 nights on Carnival, departs San Juan May 8, starting at $499, save 58%, FastDeal # 23231

2) Mexico, 7 nights on Princess, departs Los Angeles Feb 27, starting at $539, save 29%, FastDeal # 34030

3) Middle East, 7 nights on Royal Caribbean, departs Dubai Mar 21, starting at $469, save 73%, FastDeal # 31940

4) Alaska, 8 nights on Norwegian, departs San Francisco May 8, starting at $569, save 45%, FastDeal # 30603

5) Caribbean, 7 nights on Celebrity, departs Miami Apr 2, starting at $699, save 56%, FastDeal # 30189

6) Transatlantic, 14 nights on Royal Caribbean, departs Tampa Apr 16, oceanview starting at $599, save 62%, FastDeal # 11049

7) Caribbean, 7 nights on Pullmantur, departs Aruba Feb 24, oceanview starting at $350, save 79%, FastDeal # 20265

8) Greek Islands, 12 nights on Holland America, departs Venice Apr 30, starting at $999, save 82%, FastDeal # 22582

9) Caribbean, 7 nights on Star Clippers, departs St. Maarten Mar 12, starting at $1,285, save 58%, FastDeal # 15983

10) Mediterranean, 7 nights on Crystal, departs Venice Apr 17, oceanview starting at $1,965, save 68%, FastDeal # 21281

For the best last-minute cruise specials in the next 90 days, please visit our world-famous 90-Day Ticker.
To search for discounts of up to 82% on cruises departing more than 90 days from now, click here.

To save up to 40% with escorted and independent tours, click here.
For river cruises up to 50% off, click here.
For discounts of up to 50% at hotels and all-inclusive resorts, click here.
For the lowest rates on Africa safaris from budget to luxury in quality, click here.

Once you've found a FASTDEAL, call us toll free at 800-338-4962 (US and Canada) and a cruise counselor will attend to your needs. Customers from the UK, please call toll free 0-800-098-8546. All other international customers, please email or call us at +1-713-974-2121.

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Alan Fox
Chairman & CEO
Vacations To Go


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