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Newsletter Dated November 17, 2014

Dear Vacations To Go Customer,

Some cruise lines offer additional discounts for Vacations To Go customers who live in certain states or provinces (regional discounts), customers who are 55 or older, airline employees, police, firefighters, EMTs, teachers, active and retired military personnel 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 click here to do so now. It will take only a moment.

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.

Holland America 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 departures. Click here 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 Disney Magic with a seven-night tropical escape to the Caribbean, including a stop at Disney's private island paradise. Click here for a full list of dates and prices.

Azamara 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 December 8. Click here 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. Click here 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 voyage.

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. Click here to see this exclusive list now, with every available discount rolled in.

The most coveted of all Grand Voyages are the World Cruises. Most 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 Crystal, Cunard, Holland America, Oceania, P&O, Princess and Silversea.

Upcoming World Cruises range from 94 to 180 nights, and the least expensive, full-length World Cruise starts at more than $15,000 per person (Click here 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 options.

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 (click here) or the Mediterranean with the Black Sea (click here). A few ships offer the possibility to combine Mediterranean and Northern Europe sailings (click here).

Or you can spend 14 to 21 nights exploring the tropical locales of the Western and Eastern Caribbean (click here).

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 and Transatlantic & Northern Europe.

Or, try Alaska & Asia, Antarctica & South America, Australia/New Zealand & Asia/Far East, Australia/New Zealand & Tahiti or Hawaii & Tahiti.

Other intriguing combinations include Transatlantic & South America, Panama Canal & South America or 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 Celebrity Equinox 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. Click here for details).

Next October, Royal Caribbean's Jewel of the Seas departs Los 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. Click here for details).

In January, passengers can board the Ruby Princess in Fort 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. Click here for details).

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.

1) Caribbean, 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

3) Caribbean, 7 nights on Royal Caribbean, departs Port Canaveral Nov 30, starting at $329, save 71%, FastDeal # 37759

4) Hawaii, 7 nights on Norwegian, departs Honolulu Dec 6, starting at $899, save 78%, FastDeal # 18087

5) Caribbean, 7 nights on Celebrity, departs Fort Lauderdale Dec 7, starting at $399, save 71%, FastDeal # 21924

6) Bahamas, 7 nights on Carnival, departs Galveston Dec 7, starting at $230, save 87%, FastDeal # 28704

7) Mediterranean, 11 nights on MSC Cruises, departs Genoa Dec 5, starting at $559, save 69%, FastDeal # 19702

8) Caribbean, 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

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.
For the lowest rates on Africa safaris from budget to luxury in quality, click here.

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.

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Alan Fox
Chairman & CEO
Vacations To Go