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Newsletter Dated August 22, 2016

Dear Vacations To Go Customer,

Today, I'm pleased to present these terrific deals from Royal Caribbean, Princess, Crystal, Windstar and Pullmantur. 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.

Royal Caribbean is offering Vacations To Go customers huge discounts of up to 83%, shipboard credits of up to $600 per cabin and 50% reduced deposits. Book by August 29. See dates and prices.

Princess is offering our customers discounts of up to 70% on a variety of cruises. In addition, book a balcony cabin or higher on most departures from summer 2017 through spring 2018 and receive a free all-inclusive beverage package for two and a free unlimited soda package for the third and fourth passengers in the cabin. Past guests may see better rates on select sailings. Book by August 31. See dates and prices.

Crystal is offering our customers discounts of up to 72% and shipboard credits of up to $2,000 per cabin on most voyages. On select sailings, choose one of the following per cabin: 1) an additional discount of up to $800, 2) an air credit of up to $1,000 or an additional shipboard credit of up to $1,200. Book by August 31. Your upfront Crystal fare includes gratuities, fine wines, Champagne, premium spirits and nonalcoholic beverages. See dates and prices.

Windstar is offering our customers exclusive rates -- save up to 84% off cruises aboard its masted sailing ships and power yachts, which provide casually elegant atmospheres. Book by September 2. All Windstar vacations include a complimentary onshore private event: Have lunch at a Sicilian winery or attend a beach party in Tahiti, for example. See dates and prices.

Pullmantur, which caters to Spanish-speaking vacationers, is providing some big discounts to Vacations To Go customers -- save up to 80%. Drinks now are included in the upfront rate (excluding Brazil itineraries). Kids age 16 and under cruise free on select sailings. See dates and prices.

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



Eight ships from six different cruise lines currently are scheduled to embark on their maiden voyages next year. 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.

Seabourn Encore (604 passengers) -- A marina at the stern of this 6-star ship from Seabourn will provide complimentary kayaks, pedal boats and windsurfers, while The Retreat, a canopy-shaded area on Deck 12, will house 15 private cabanas with beverage-stocked refrigerators. Dining options will include The Grill by Thomas Keller, the culinary force behind three Michelin-starred restaurants.

The Seabourn Encore makes its official debut on January 7, 2017, but pre-inaugural sailings are scheduled for December 2016. For ship info, click here. For dates and prices, click here.

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

The Viking Sun debuts December 1, 2017. For ship info, click here. For dates and prices, click here.

Celebrity Xperience (48 passengers) -- This 4.5-star expedition ship will cruise to the wildlife-rich Galapagos Islands year-round, expanding the Celebrity fleet in the region. In between excursions ashore with expert naturalists to view giant tortoises, sea lions and other animals, passengers can take advantage of the Xperience's features, like stylish ocean-view staterooms, dinner under the stars and a lounge bar that hosts movies and daily talks about the islands. Wetsuits, snorkeling equipment and binoculars also are available on board.

The Celebrity Xperience debuts March 23, 2017. For ship info, click here. For dates and prices, click here.

Majestic Princess (3,560 passengers) -- Princess is building this 5-star ship for the Chinese cruise market. Menus will feature dishes from China and Southeast Asia alongside other international fare, while signs and onboard announcements will be in both English and Mandarin. Many of the crew members will hail from China. The ship will have signature Princess favorites, like the Chef's Table Lumiere private dining experience, Movies Under the Stars on a large outdoor screen and the SeaWalk, a glass walkway that extends 28 feet beyond the edge of the vessel.

The Majestic Princess debuts April 4, 2017. 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 eight dining venues include Hot Rocks, where guests grill seafood and meat on a heated volcanic rock plate at the table.

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, providing various atmospheres throughout the day. Advanced 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 the best cruise deals in the next 90 days, organized by port of departure.

Click below for best cruise deals departing US and Canada ports:

Anchorage, AK (All ports serving...)
Baltimore, MD
Bayonne, NJ
Boston, MA
Charleston, SC
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Galveston, TX
Honolulu, Oahu, HI
Jacksonville, FL
Los Angeles (Long Beach), CA
Los Angeles (San Pedro), CA
Miami, FL
Mobile, AL
Montreal, QC, Canada
New Orleans, LA
New York City, NY (All ports serving...)
Port Canaveral, FL
Portland, OR
Quebec City, QC, Canada
San Diego, CA
San Francisco, CA
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Seattle, WA
Tampa, FL
Vancouver, BC, Canada

Click below for best cruise deals departing major ports worldwide:

Amsterdam, Holland
Athens (Piraeus), Greece
Barbados
Barcelona, Spain
Bari, Italy
Beijing (Tianjin), China
Bergen, Norway
Brisbane, Australia
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Cartagena, Colombia
Colon, Panama
Copenhagen, Denmark
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Durban, South Africa
Genoa, Italy
Glasgow (Greenock), Scotland
Hamburg, Germany
Hong Kong
Istanbul, Turkey
Kirkenes, Norway
Lima (Callao), Peru
Lisbon, Portugal
London, England (All ports serving...)
Malaga, Spain
Marseille, France
Mauritius (Port Louis)
Melbourne, Australia
Monte Carlo, Monaco
Naples (Capri), Italy
Nice, France
Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands
Perth (Fremantle), Australia
Phuket, Thailand
Puerto Limon, Costa Rica
Reykjavik, Iceland
Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
Santiago (Valparaiso), Chile
Savona, Italy
Seville, Spain
Shanghai, China
Singapore
Sydney, Australia
Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan
Toulon, France
Trieste, Italy
Ushuaia, Argentina
Valencia, Spain
Valletta, Malta
Venice, Italy



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 New Orleans Nov 27, starting at $389, save 77%, FastDeal # 23307

2) Alaska, 7 nights on Holland America, departs Anchorage Sep 18, starting at $499, save 80%, FastDeal # 29921

3) Caribbean, 7 nights on Norwegian, departs Miami Sep 10, starting at $449, save 74%, FastDeal # 13100

4) Mexico, 10 nights on Princess, departs Los Angeles Sep 25, starting at $699, save 67%, FastDeal # 11393

5) Caribbean, 7 nights on Royal Caribbean, departs San Juan Sep 10, starting at $501, save 71%, FastDeal # 24407

6) Greek Islands, 11 nights on Celebrity, departs Rome Sep 19, starting at $949, save 67%, FastDeal # 16816

7) Panama Canal, 14 nights on Norwegian, departs San Diego Sep 30, starting at $999, FastDeal # 34842 (Norwegian does not provide brochure rates for this cruise, so we are unable to show a savings percentage.)

8) Caribbean, 7 nights on Celebrity, departs Fort Lauderdale Nov 20, starting at $649, save 57%, FastDeal # 15013

9) Mediterranean, 7 nights on Windstar, departs Rome Oct 13, suite starting at $1,399, save 80%, FastDeal # 24625

10) Tahiti/French Polynesia, 7 nights on Paul Gauguin Cruises, departs Papeete Oct 15, oceanview starting at $2,895, save 73%, FastDeal # 22129

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.
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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 alanfox@vacationstogo.com and I will respond the same day.

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Alan Fox
Chairman & CEO
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