Newsletter Dated January 19, 2015
Dear Vacations To Go Customer,
Some cruise lines offer additional discounts for Vacations To Go
customers who live in certain states or provinces (regional
), customers who are 55 or older, airline employees,
police, firefighters, EMTs, teachers,
active and retired military
and cruise past passengers
Vacations To Go offers a feature, unique in the cruise industry, that
allows us to show you every special discount for which you are eligible,
whenever you browse our site. These special rates don't apply to every
sailing, but when they are in effect, they are the lowest available.
If you have not recently updated your Vacations To Go Account to make
sure you see the biggest discounts for which you are eligible, please
to do so now. It will take only a moment.
This week, we've arranged the following money-saving offers with
Holland America, Disney, Silversea, Azamara and MSC
. The offers
include shipboard credits, which are as good as cash on the ship and can
be used toward onboard purchases not covered in your cruise fare, such
as shore excursions and spa treatments.
is offering our customers savings of up to 79%.
In addition, all 2015 Alaska cruises and cruise tours qualify for
shipboard credits of up to $500 per cabin. Book balcony cabins or suites
on select Caribbean voyages and receive a free beverage package that
includes alcoholic drinks. Past guests may see better rates on select
for dates and prices.
Vacations To Go is offering customers shipboard credits of up to $100
per stateroom on select Disney Cruise Line
sailings. The whole
family will enjoy Disney-themed musicals and fireworks under the stars
-- and, adults can escape to venues just for them while kids play in
immersive clubs. If you've not started planning your 2015 vacation,
now's the time with 50% off the required deposit for new bookings
made by February 15
for offer details.
is offering our customers free WiFi plus a selection of
free shore excursions in each port on 2015 European cruises.
for dates and prices.
is offering Vacations To Go customers exclusive shipboard
credits of up to $1,500 per cabin on a variety of sailings, as well as
markdowns of up to 70%. Book by January 25.
for dates and prices.
is offering our customers savings of up to 77%, plus kids
ages 11 and under sail free. In addition, receive an onboard credit of
up to $200 per cabin on a variety of sailings, plus a free all-inclusive
drinks package when you book select suite accommodations.
Book by February 15.
for dates and prices.
As always, these offers are for new bookings only and subject to
availability. Restrictions may apply.
Viking River Cruises
offers inspiring itineraries on the rivers
of Europe, China, Southeast Asia and Russia.
You'll visit fascinating cities, enjoy
rich cultural experiences and sail aboard modern ships with fine dining
and deluxe accommodations. Your Viking fare includes daily shore
excursions and all onboard meals, with complimentary wine, beer and soft
drinks at lunch and dinner service.
The company's Viking Longships feature al fresco dining, sundecks
with 360-degree views, staterooms with full-size verandas and the
largest suites in Europe.
Viking is offering our customers terrific deals, including these
2015 Special Savings Offers, which must be booked and
paid in full by January 31.
Companion cruises and flies for free
from select gateways on applicable river cruises in Europe and
Companion cruises for free, plus save $800 to $1,000 per couple
($400 to $500 per person) off round-trip airfare from select gateways on
Europe and China cruises.
Plus, first-time Viking River Cruises customers save an additional
$200 per couple
($100 per person) off any 2015 departure when you
book and pay in full by January 31. This offer is combinable with other
offers, including the ones I've mentioned above.
to see all offers from Viking, including deals for past passengers, as
well as every itinerary.
If you're thinking of taking a cruise and traveling solo, you probably
already know that cruise lines charge an extra fee for an individual
booking a cabin intended for two. Typically, the cruise line starts with
the per-person rate based on double occupancy and adds 50% to 100% to
the price for a single traveler -- the dreaded single supplement.
The good news? Vacations To Go has found or negotiated low or no single
supplements on hundreds of prime cruise departures. These great solo
deals are updated daily and listed on our site.
to see our Singles Discounts
Cruise lines have been working for years to accommodate passengers with
disabilities, and 115 of the world's best cruise ships are now
accessible to some extent.
Eight years ago, Vacations To Go filled a void in the travel industry
with the creation of a department dedicated to assisting travelers with
disabilities. We developed the first comprehensive, ship-by-ship guide
to facilities, services and amenities for travelers with special needs,
with search tools that not only reveal the ships that meet these needs
but return great bargains as well.
There are ships with TTY phones and vibrating alarm clocks for guests
who are hard of hearing or deaf; menus and daily activity lists in large
print for people who have low vision; roll-in showers, push-button doors
and pool access for travelers who use wheelchairs or scooters; and many
other features to make cruising accessible. There are services that will
deliver oxygen tanks or wheelchairs or scooters to a ship on the day of
departure, and retrieve them
For more information,
to visit the section of our site devoted to travelers with special
Our Special Needs department is open Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 7
p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Central Standard
Time. Be sure to tell your cruise counselor about all your special needs
prior to booking so that he or she can determine if they can be met.
I have scanned all the sailings in the next 90 days, and listed below
are all the deepest discounts according to type of cabin.
to see all sailings offering inside cabins
for at least 65%
to see all sailings offering oceanview cabins
for at least 65%
to see all sailings offering balcony cabins
for at least 60%
to see all sailings offering suites
for at least 55% off.
Here are today's Top 10 Cruises
brand-new specials from the world's best cruise lines.
Click the FastDeal # for details
, 7 nights on Carnival, departs San Juan Feb 8, starting at $299, save 83%, FastDeal # 13576
, 11 nights on Norwegian, departs Rome Feb 14, starting at $399, save 80%, FastDeal # 28493
, 7 nights on Royal Caribbean, departs Galveston Mar 1, starting at $468, save 59%, FastDeal # 38461
, 7 nights on Princess, departs San Francisco Apr 5, starting at $499, save 73%, FastDeal # 22153
, 7 nights on Celebrity, departs Fort Lauderdale Mar 22, starting at $599, save 67%, FastDeal # 36549
, 7 nights on Carnival, departs Galveston Apr 18, starting at $409, save 77%, FastDeal # 18504
, 7 nights on Cruise & Maritime Voyages, departs Newcastle-upon-Tyne Mar 28, starting at $499, FastDeal # 12606
(Cruise & Maritime Voyages does not provide brochure rates for this cruise, so we are unable to show a savings percentage.)
, 12 nights on Oceania Cruises, departs Miami Apr 11, oceanview starting at $2,299, save 75%, FastDeal # 20080
9) Panama Canal
, 7 nights on Windstar, departs Puerto Caldera Mar 28, oceanview starting at $2,799, save 46%, FastDeal # 26390
10) Tahiti/French Polynesia
, 10 nights on Oceania Cruises, departs Papeete Mar 25, starting at $2,849, save 72%, FastDeal # 19974
For the best last-minute cruise specials in the next 90 days, please
visit our world-famous
To search for discounts of up to 82% on cruises departing more than 90
days from now,
To save up to 40% with escorted and independent tours,
For river cruises up to 50% off,
For discounts of up to 50% at hotels and all-inclusive resorts,
For the lowest rates on Africa safaris from budget to luxury in quality,
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.
Please email me your comments, suggestions and questions at
and I will respond the same day.
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Chairman & CEO
Vacations To Go