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.
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This week, I'm happy to present some fantastic offers from Holland
America, Disney, Azamara and Voyages of Discovery
. 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 -- you can use
them for spa treatments and shore excursions, for example.
is offering Vacations To Go customers savings of
up to 87%, plus select voyages also qualify for shipboard credits of up
to $400 per cabin. Past guests may see better rates on certain
for dates and prices.
Vacations To Go is offering customers shipboard credits of up to $100
per stateroom on select Disney Cruise Line
sailings. You'll find
something for every member of the family on board -- kids play in
immersive clubs, adults enjoy special nighttime shows and lounges and
everyone comes together for fireworks at sea. Warm up this winter on the
with a seven-night tropical escape to the Caribbean,
including a stop at Disney's private island paradise.
for a full list of dates and prices.
is offering Vacations To Go customers incredible
markdowns -- save up to 80%. In addition, select departures qualify for
an exclusive shipboard credit of up to $500 per cabin. Book by
for dates and prices.
And finally, Voyages of Discovery
is offering our customers newly
reduced rates, with savings of up to 64%, in Europe, South America,
Panama Canal and other destinations.
for dates and prices.
As always, these offers are for new bookings only and subject to
availability. Restrictions may apply.
In this business, I have met a lot of people who seem to cruise all the
time. They're barely off the ship when they call to book their next
departure, or better yet, book them two or three at a time.
They've sworn off land-based trips and pledged allegiance to the sea.
They've done the seven-day Caribbean, Alaska, maybe the Mediterranean,
and are hungry for something new and different ... a truly grand
Cruise addicts, I feel your pain. For you, we created an exclusive list
of the world's most tempting Grand Voyages
. These are longer
sailings that visit more than one region or continent, and we scour the
itineraries of every cruise line as they are released, looking for
unique and irresistible possibilities.
to see this exclusive list now, with every available discount rolled
The most coveted of all Grand Voyages are the World Cruises
depart in the month of January, and currently there are 24 World Cruises
scheduled: 12 in 2015, 11 in 2016 and one in 2017. They offered by
, Holland America
Upcoming World Cruises range from 94 to 180 nights, and the least
expensive, full-length World Cruise starts at more than $15,000 per
for a list of all World Cruises and World Cruise segments.) For those
who are still reading, it's better to look at the per-day price and take
into account all that is included.
The best deals for World Cruises are always available well in advance
and come in the form of early booking discounts, past-passenger
discounts and additional discounts that apply only to the customers of
the largest sellers of cruises, like Vacations To Go.
If you're not in a position to spend three-plus months circumnavigating
the globe, you may want to consider some of our other Grand Voyage
For example, several ships in the Mediterranean offer enticing
back-to-back (or back-to-back-to-back) itineraries that make it possible
to sail for 14 to 33 nights with little or no port overlap. Some of
these cruises combine Eastern and Western Mediterranean itineraries
or the Mediterranean with the Black Sea
A few ships offer the possibility to combine Mediterranean and Northern
Or you can spend 14 to 21 nights exploring the tropical locales of the
Western and Eastern Caribbean
I also like back-to-back sailings as a ship repositions from one region
to another, for the great variety in countries visited. I once booked a
family cruise on a Regent ship as it ended its season in Bermuda and
repositioned to Europe via New England, Canada and Iceland. We began our
vacation on warm, pink-sand beaches in Bermuda and ended by climbing an
ice wall on a glacier in Iceland. Only on a cruise could such an
adventure be so easy.
Some of the possibilities include
Alaska & Panama Canal
Panama Canal & Caribbean
Transatlantic & Caribbean
Transatlantic & Mediterranean
Transatlantic & Northern Europe
Alaska & Asia
Antarctica & South America
Australia/New Zealand & Asia/Far East
Australia/New Zealand & Tahiti
Hawaii & Tahiti
Other intriguing combinations include
Transatlantic & South America
Panama Canal & South America
Caribbean & South America
If you live near one of the departure ports for Grand Voyages
the list of places you can visit on a cruise leaving locally may seem
hard to believe. For example, in April, passengers can board the
in Fort Lauderdale and spend a week in the
Caribbean, then head across the Atlantic for ports in Portugal and Spain
before disembarking in Barcelona (24 nights, starting price
$2,023 per person -- just $84 per day.
Next October, Royal Caribbean's Jewel of the Seas
Angeles for Pacific Coast destinations in Mexico, Guatemala and Costa
Rica, then transits the Panama Canal. The ship spends time in the
Caribbean -- calling at St. Thomas, St. Kitts, Curacao and more --
before ending the voyage in San Juan (22 nights, starting price $1,967
per person, or $89 a day.
In January, passengers can board the Ruby Princess
Lauderdale and sail to Antigua, St. Lucia and other Caribbean isles,
then to Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires and the Falkland Islands. The ship
navigates around Cape Horn and continues to Chile, Peru, Costa Rica and
more before disembarking passengers in Los Angeles (49 nights, starting
price $4,799 per person, or $97 per day.
Beyond what I've listed here, if you ever run across any other
back-to-back cruises you would like to combine, our cruise counselors
will be happy to check for additional discounts and help you plan your
own unforgettable Grand Voyage.
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 Miami Dec 7, starting at $230, save 87%, FastDeal # 15835
2) South America
, 14 nights on Holland America, departs Buenos Aires Dec 8, starting at $599, save 87%, FastDeal # 20318
, 7 nights on Royal Caribbean, departs Port Canaveral Nov 30, starting at $329, save 71%, FastDeal # 37759
, 7 nights on Norwegian, departs Honolulu Dec 6, starting at $899, save 78%, FastDeal # 18087
, 7 nights on Celebrity, departs Fort Lauderdale Dec 7, starting at $399, save 71%, FastDeal # 21924
, 7 nights on Carnival, departs Galveston Dec 7, starting at $230, save 87%, FastDeal # 28704
, 11 nights on MSC Cruises, departs Genoa Dec 5, starting at $559, save 69%, FastDeal # 19702
, 7 nights on Seabourn, departs Aruba Nov 30, suite starting at $1,999, save 79%, FastDeal # 12747
9) Central America
, 7 nights on Paul Gauguin Cruises, departs Puerto Caldera Dec 13, oceanview starting at $2,695, save 50%, FastDeal # 29996
10) Tahiti/French Polynesia
, 11 nights on Regent, departs Papeete Dec 7, suite starting at $5,799, save 64%, FastDeal # 33092
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