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Newsletter Dated February 23, 2015
Dear Vacations To Go Customer,
As a child, my vacation wish list was simple -- a beach -- and I
trusted my parents to take care of the details. We went once a year,
every year, and life was never better than when I was sunburned and
There was one notable exception to the tradition, the year I turned 14.
We piled into the station wagon for a two-week odyssey to visit what
seemed like every historic region, town and monument on the entire East
Coast. It was a 2,500-mile-long history and geography lesson.
But as inhumane as it seemed at the time, that monstrous road trip did
have an impact on me. Somewhere out there I caught travel fever, and
I've never been able to shake it.
Fortunately, thanks to the cruise industry, parents no longer have to
choose between "fun" and "education" when planning a family vacation.
Cruises offer both in abundance, to travelers of all ages. Families have
benefited from the industry's focus on kids and the proliferation of
itineraries to fascinating places throughout the world.
Kids will find the fun they crave at the ship's pool, aqua park, sports
courts, gaming rooms, youth centers and teen clubs.
to see more on cruise line kids' programs.) Adults can attend onboard
lectures and classes on sea days and immerse themselves in local
culture, customs and cuisine while in port. And wherever you roam via
ship, you will do it in style and comfort.
Come to think of it, my vacation wish list is still simple. As a kid,
all I needed was a beach. Now all I need is a ship.
Chairman & CEO
We've negotiated the following terrific cruise offers with Celebrity,
Cunard, Regent and Windstar. These specials include free shipboard
credits, which can be used toward onboard purchases not covered in the
cruise fare, like shore excursions, spa treatments, photos and boutique
Celebrity is offering our customers savings of up to 73%. Plus,
book ocean-view cabins or higher categories on select sailings and
receive one of the following three amenities: 1) free drinks, including
alcoholic beverages, 2) free gratuities or 3) a shipboard credit of up
to $550 per cabin. You'll get all three amenities if you book a balcony
cabin or higher in Alaska or Europe. In addition, for a limited time,
Celebrity has slashed rates on select European voyages exclusively
for Vacations To Go customers who'd like to explore this fascinating
region. Book by March 1.Click here
for dates and prices.
Cunard is offering our customers exclusive shipboard credits of
up to $1,340 per cabin on applicable sailings, plus pay a reduced
deposit. Book a suite and receive the $1,340 in shipboard credits per
cabin, free gratuities, up to nine bottles of wine, a dinner for two in
a specialty restaurant, up to 960 minutes of Internet access, two photos
and a coffee card good for 20 complimentary specialty coffees. Past
guests may see discounted rates on select sailings. Book by February
for dates and prices.
Regent is offering Vacations To Go customers savings of up to 67%
and exclusive shipboard credits of up to $900 per cabin on applicable
departures. Receive free unlimited shore excursions, free prepaid
gratuities, free unlimited beverages including fine wines and premium
spirits and, on select sailings, free unlimited Internet (valued at $30
a day). Customers paying with American Express Platinum or Centurion
cards can receive an additional $300 to $500 shipboard credit per cabin.
Book by March 2.Click here
for dates and prices.
Windstar is offering our customers exclusive rates -- save up to
80% on select sailings.
for dates and prices.
As always, these offers are for new bookings only and subject to
availability. Restrictions may apply.
The American Queen Steamboat Company offers voyages in beautiful,
modern-day paddle wheelers along the Mississippi, Ohio and Tennessee
rivers in the heartland and on the Columbia and Snake rivers in the
The company is offering Vacations To Go customers fantastic savings on
select U.S. river cruises:
Companion cruises for free
when you book and pay in full by March 15.
Every cruise includes complimentary wine and beer at dinner. Bottled
water, soft drinks and specialty coffees are available throughout the
The 432-guest American Queen cruises the Mississippi River and
its tributaries. It's filled with contemporary comforts, yet the
staterooms and public areas reflect 19th-century elegance, with
antiques, Tiffany glass and polished mahogany. You'll visit the vibrant
cities that were born along the waterway, like Memphis and St. Louis.
Other ports of call can include Natchez, famous for its antebellum homes
and beautiful gardens, and Hannibal, which you'll tour through the eyes
of hometown author Mark Twain.
The 237-passenger American Empress navigates the Columbia and
Snake rivers, treating guests to nature's splendor at its very best:
deep canyons, soaring mountains, plunging waterfalls and lush, green
fields. At historic sites, you'll learn about Lewis and Clark and the
Corps of Discovery through their interactions with the Nez Perce people
and Native American interpreter Sacajawea. In The Dalles, visit a winery
housed in an old wheat mill, and when the ship calls in Stevenson, take
a ride to the Bonneville Dam.
to see all offers from American Queen Steamboat Company, including free
cabin upgrades, waived single supplements and free pre-cruise hotel
By far, the most popular page at
is our world-famous
Here, you'll find all the very best last-minute bargains, right up
until the day of departure -- we list every deep discount until it sells
out or the ship sails. Right now, you can find terrific deals
discounted by up to 88% or more.
We've been publishing this list since 1984, when Vacations To Go opened
its doors and first convinced cruise lines that they should take
whatever they could get for an unsold cabin rather than let it sail
empty. We are the very best in the world at locating last-minute cruise
deals and frequently sell them out before other companies even hear
We also offer our
Find A Bargain
search tool, which allows you to search for deals as far in advance of
the departure date as you wish and lets you create a list of options
that meet your criteria. You can see all the bargains from a nearby port
that you wish to depart from, or every great deal in the region you wish
to visit. You can search by preferred departure month, cruise line,
cruise ship, length of cruise, port you wish to visit or any combination
of these, and you'll be presented with a customized list of possibilities.
For even more options, use our
and you'll be able to select the type of cabin you're looking for, the
price range you prefer, the ship rating and the passenger capacity. This
tool is my personal favorite -- it's where I start when I'm looking for
deals for my own family.
Cruises have been the hottest and fastest-growing segment of the travel
industry for at least the last two decades, largely due to the value and
convenience they offer to travelers. So, it should come as no surprise
that the fastest-growing segment of the resort industry, for many of the
same reasons, is the all-inclusive resort.
All-inclusive resorts represent a great value, simplify the dining
aspect of the vacation and make budgeting a breeze. For one upfront
price, you get accommodations, meals, alcoholic and non-alcoholic
beverages and many activities. And, like many of the larger cruise ships
afloat today, most of the larger all-inclusive resort properties feature
multiple restaurants, state-of-the-art spas and fitness centers,
children's programs and day-to-night activities and entertainment.
To learn more about all-inclusive resorts, to see pictures of the
properties we represent and to shop for a great rate on your next
land-based resort vacation, please visit our dedicated all-inclusive
Here are the best cruise deals in the next 90 days, organized by port of
Click below for best cruise deals departing US and Canada ports:
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 Apr 19, starting at $399, save 76%, FastDeal # 11543
2) Mexico, 7 nights on Princess, departs San Francisco Apr 12, starting at $469, save 73%, FastDeal # 22196
3) Caribbean, 7 nights on Norwegian, departs Miami Mar 29, starting at $599, save 67%, FastDeal # 25501
4) Alaska, 7 nights on Celebrity, departs Anchorage May 29, starting at $549, save 54%, FastDeal # 12335
5) Transatlantic, 14 nights on Holland America, departs Fort Lauderdale Apr 5, starting at $549, save 79%, FastDeal # 30415
6) Bahamas, 7 nights on Carnival, departs Galveston Apr 26, starting at $469, save 73%, FastDeal # 28710
7) Caribbean, 10 nights on Royal Caribbean, departs Fort Lauderdale Mar 20, starting at $862, save 53%, FastDeal # 37905
8) Mediterranean, 12 nights on Celebrity, departs Rome Apr 22, starting at $899, save 72%, FastDeal # 12906
9) Caribbean, 7 nights on Windstar, departs St. Maarten Mar 21, oceanview starting at $1,999, save 58%, FastDeal # 16530
10) Tahiti/French Polynesia, 7 nights on Paul Gauguin Cruises, departs Papeete May 9, oceanview starting at $2,745, save 73%, FastDeal # 19376
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.