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Newsletter Dated September 2, 2014

Dear Vacations To Go Customer,

Last month, Bermuda inaugurated a dedicated, private shuttle service that transports cruise ship guests to popular Horseshoe Bay beach. It picks up passengers at the King's Wharf terminal and operates from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, with the last minibus leaving Horseshoe Bay at 6 p.m. The cost is $16 round trip per person, and tickets are sold at a booth at the pier.

I visited Bermuda on a cruise several years ago and spent an afternoon at Horseshoe Bay. It was one of the most beautiful beaches I had ever seen, with wide sandy stretches, turquoise water and huge volcanic rocks jutting from the sand and ocean. If you ever find yourself in Bermuda, I'd highly recommend a visit.

Alan Fox
Chairman & CEO



We've arranged the following money-saving offers with Holland America, Princess, Crystal 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.

Holland America is offering our customers terrific discounts -- save up to 81%. Plus, select last-minute Canada/New England sailings are eligible for a shipboard credit of up to $300 per cabin when you book by September 8. Past passengers may see better rates on select departures. Click here for dates and prices.

Princess is offering Vacations To Go customers markdowns of up to 85% as well as shipboard credits of up to $285 per cabin on certain departures from December through February when you book by September 10. Applies to cruises in the Caribbean, Mexico, Tahiti, the Panama Canal and Hawaii. Past guests may see additional savings on select sailings. Click here for dates and prices.

Crystal is offering our customers discounts of up to 76% on a variety of departures through the end of 2015. In addition, receive exclusive shipboard credits of up to $1,500 per cabin on select cruises. Crystal fares include gratuities, fine wines, Champagne, premium spirits and nonalcoholic beverages, including bottled water. Click here for dates and prices.

Vacations To Go is offering our customers special pricing and shipboard credits of up to $100 per stateroom on select Disney Cruise Line sailings. Start planning your next vacation with great rates on seven-night Disney Magic Caribbean sailings this fall. There's always plenty of entertainment for the whole family on a Disney cruise. During the fall, there's even more fun on "Halloween on the High Seas" sailings that include activities like Mickey's Mouse-querade Party, trick-or-treating, a dance party for the adults and more; these voyages are included in this offer. Click here for a full list of dates and prices.

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



Next, I want to tell you about repositioning cruises, and the great deals they can be. These unique itineraries are offered when cruise lines reposition their ships between seasonal destinations.

For example, a ship that has finished up a summer of cruising in Alaska might relocate in the fall, via the Panama Canal, to a Florida port, where it will be based for a season of Caribbean departures through the winter months. Some of the most popular repositionings are trans-Atlantic voyages from the Mediterranean to the Caribbean in the fall, or the reverse in the spring. You can find a selection of repositionings throughout the year, though, as ships move from region to region around the globe.

It's a win-win for cruise lines that would rather operate a ship with passengers on board, and for travelers who enjoy laid-back sea travel and one-of-a-kind itineraries. You'll still be pampered by an attentive crew and have access to all the amazing amenities, activities, features and public areas of the ship.

And best of all, repositioning cruises often boast lower than average per-diem prices. Here are a few examples departing this fall.

A 14-night cruise from Copenhagen to Miami departing October 6, starting from $28 per person, per night (FastDeal #25761)

A 14-night cruise from Barcelona to Miami departing October 26, starting from $32 per person, per night (FastDeal #25626)

A 13-night cruise from Rotterdam to Fort Lauderdale departing October 14, starting from $46 per person, per night (FastDeal #13015)

A 14-night cruise from London to Miami departing November 9, starting from $53 per person, per night (FastDeal #35604)

There are a few things to keep in mind when considering a repositioning cruise. These voyages start in one port and end in another, which means you'll need to purchase one-way flights. Usually, port calls along the way are sparse; most repositioning itineraries are filled with days at sea as your ship crosses the ocean. And most are long trips of 12 days or more, although there are some shorter options available, including three- to five-day hops along the western coast of North America.

But if you love the idea of using a cruise ship as a leisurely way to travel between destinations, click here to see all of our repositioning cruises in the next 12 months.



I have scanned all the sailings in the next 90 days, and listed below are all the deepest discounts according to type of cabin.

Inside Cabins

Click here to see all sailings offering inside cabins for at least 65% off.

Oceanview Cabins

Click here to see all sailings offering oceanview cabins for at least 65% off.

Balcony Cabins

Click here to see all sailings offering balcony cabins for at least 60% off.

Suites

Click here 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.

1) Caribbean, 7 nights on Carnival, departs San Juan Sep 14, starting at $259, save 85%, FastDeal # 12027

2) Australia/New Zealand, 8 nights on Celebrity, departs Sydney Oct 22, starting at $489, save 71%, FastDeal # 14847

3) Caribbean, 9 nights on Princess, departs Fort Lauderdale Sep 20, starting at $349, save 62%, FastDeal # 37524

4) Alaska, 7 nights on Norwegian, departs Seattle Sep 13, starting at $599, save 68%, FastDeal # 22188

5) Transatlantic, 13 nights on Royal Caribbean, departs Rotterdam Oct 14, starting at $599, save 74%, FastDeal # 13015

6) Canada/New England, 7 nights on Holland America, departs Boston Sep 13, starting at $399, save 80%, FastDeal # 19076

7) Caribbean, 7 nights on Celebrity, departs Miami Nov 15, starting at $549, save 61%, FastDeal # 12447

8) Bermuda, 7 nights on Norwegian, departs New York Sep 14, starting at $599, save 73%, FastDeal # 22400

9) Caribbean, 7 nights on Royal Caribbean, departs Fort Lauderdale Oct 26, starting at $649, save 57%, FastDeal # 17120

10) Tahiti/French Polynesia, 7 nights on Windstar, departs Papeete Oct 24, oceanview starting at $2,899, save 52%, FastDeal # 13620

For the best last-minute cruise specials in the next 90 days, please visit our world-famous 90-Day Ticker.
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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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Sincerely,

Alan Fox
Chairman & CEO
Vacations To Go


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