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Dear Vacations To Go Customer,

This week, we've arranged money-saving cruise offers with Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Carnival, Seabourn and Viking. They include free shipboard credits, which can be used toward onboard purchases not covered in the cruise fare, like shore excursions, spa treatments and Internet packages.

Royal Caribbean is offering our customers huge discounts -- save up to 81% -- plus receive exclusive shipboard credits of up to $400 per cabin on most sailings. In addition, kids age 12 and under cruise free on select departures (taxes apply). Book by September 30. See dates and prices.

Celebrity is offering our customers discounts of up to 79% and exclusive shipboard credits of up to $175 per cabin on last-minute 2018 sailings. Plus, book an ocean-view or balcony cabin on select cruises and choose two of the following perks: 1) a shipboard credit of up to $300 per cabin, 2) free gratuities, 3) a free beverage package, which includes a variety of alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages or 4) unlimited Internet. Suites get all four perks. See dates and prices.

Carnival has reduced prices for Vacations To Go customers, providing savings of up to 83%. Also receive shipboard credits of up to $50 per cabin and pay reduced deposits on select cruises as follows: Pay $50 per person for sailings of two to nine nights (excluding Alaska departures and cruises on the Carnival Vista, Carnival Horizon and Carnival Panorama); pay $149 per person for voyages on the Carnival Vista, Horizon and Panorama; and pay $199 per person on Alaska cruises and sailings of 10 or more nights. Book by September 29. See dates and prices.

Seabourn is offering our customers savings of up to 86% and shipboard credits of up to $1,300 per cabin on select sailings, plus 50% reduced deposits. The upfront price of a Seabourn vacation includes open bars, fine wines at lunch and dinner and gratuities. Book by October 5. See dates and prices.

Viking is offering our customers discounts of up to 63%. Plus, fly for free from certain gateways on select Africa, Australia/New Zealand and South America itineraries, or pay reduced airfare from certain gateways for select cruises as follows (fares are per person): Fly from $199 for the Caribbean, including Cuba voyages; from $299 for the Panama Canal; from $499 for Alaska and Canada/New England; from $799 for the Mediterranean and transatlantic; from $999 for Africa, Asia, Northern Europe and South America; and from $1,799 for Australia/New Zealand. Book by September 30. See dates and prices.

As always, these offers are for new bookings only and subject to availability. Restrictions may apply. Past guests of some cruise lines may see better rates on select sailings.



Norwegian has released summer 2020 itineraries for many of its ships, including inaugural season Bermuda cruises from New York aboard the upcoming Norwegian Encore, due in late November. Also in the collection are Alaska, Caribbean, Bahamas, Canada/New England, Mediterranean and Northern Europe sailings.  Year-round Hawaii cruises aboard the Pride of America are available through spring 2021.

Click here to see these new Norwegian releases.



Shaquille O'Neal, Carnival's CFO -- or Chief Fun Officer -- joined former Miami Heat stars Alonzo Mourning, Shane Battier and Glen Rice at a ceremony last week to welcome the line's new Carnival Horizon to Miami. The event included the unveiling of a giant "Choose Fun" bumper sticker on the stern of the 3,960-passenger vessel and the presentation of a $25,000 check to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, a longtime Carnival charity partner.

The Carnival Horizon debuted earlier this year and has been sailing itineraries from New York. From its new home at Port Miami, it will alternate Caribbean voyages of six nights (to Ocho Rios, Grand Cayman and Cozumel) and eight nights (to Grand Turk, La Romana, Curacao and Aruba and to Grand Turk, San Juan, St. Kitts and St. Maarten). Among notable onboard features are Carnival's first Dr. Seuss-themed water park, an IMAX theater and a suspended ropes course.

Click here to see our deeply discounted Carnival Horizon departures.



Celebrity recently completed a makeover of its first Galapagos Islands ship, the 100-guest Celebrity Xpedition. It now sports redecorated staterooms, restaurants and lounges and faster, more reliable Wi-Fi.

In addition to the Xpedition, Celebrity's Galapagos fleet includes the 48-passenger Celebrity Xperience, the 16-passenger Celebrity Xploration and the upcoming 100-guest Celebrity Flora, launching next May. All sail year-round to these remote islands about 600 miles west of Ecuador. Onboard naturalists introduce passengers to the archipelago's unique wildlife, like giant Galapagos tortoises, marine iguanas, lava lizards and flightless cormorants.

Celebrity has discounted its Galapagos adventures by up to 79% for our customers -- click here for dates and rates.



Last week, I announced that Vacations To Go would donate $100,000 to relief and recovery efforts underway in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. After a week of research, we chose to divide our donation equally between two charitable organizations from among the dozens of worthy options. Both charities are rated four stars out of four by Charity Navigator and both score extremely high in all three areas that the organization measures: financial, accounting and transparency.

The Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina is a nonprofit organization that has provided food for people at risk of hunger in 34 counties in central and eastern North Carolina for more than 35 years. This Food Bank serves a network of more than 800 partner agencies such as soup kitchens, food pantries and shelters and its service area includes all of the hardest hit counties, cities and towns in North Carolina, including New Bern and Wilmington.

Samaritan's Purse is a North Carolina-based charity with global reach that already has hundreds of volunteers working out of three relief centers in New Bern, Wilmington and Jacksonville, NC. Volunteers are helping in the critical and dirty job of removing mud and wet flooring, furniture and drywall from flooded homes to discourage the growth of dangerous mold. In addition, they are tarping roofs until they can be repaired and removing downed trees and other debris from yards and streets so that residents can return to their homes.

The 800 employees of Vacations To Go send our hearts and prayers to those who have lost loved ones, homes and businesses, and we send our thanks and appreciation to the thousands of selfless volunteers pitching in on the front lines.



Here's a list of specialty cruises, discounts and resources we offer. Some are available only to certain types of travelers, and others are available to all Vacations To Go customers. Click the links below for more information:

Age 55+ Rates
EMT Discounts
Firefighter Discounts
Grand Voyages
Hosted Singles Cruises
Interline Rates
Military Rates (U.S. and Canadian)
Past Passenger Rates
Police Discounts
Teachers' Rates
Travelers with Special Needs

Discount programs like these can be issued or withdrawn at any time by the cruise line, and are not normally combinable with one another. Always tell your Vacations To Go cruise counselor if you qualify for a military or interline discount, are a past passenger of the line you are calling about, or if anyone in the cabin will be 55+, so that he or she can make sure to check for any additional discounts to which you may be entitled.



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 Norwegian, departs Miami Oct 14, starting at $299, save 75%, FastDeal # 36869

2) Mexico, 7 nights on Carnival, departs Los Angeles Nov 10, starting at $453, save 74%, FastDeal # 24793

3) Canada/New England, 7 nights on Princess, departs New York Oct 13, starting at $631, save 52%, FastDeal # 34177

4) Australia/New Zealand, 7 nights on Norwegian, departs Sydney Dec 13, starting at $349, save 65%, FastDeal # 14169

5) Mediterranean, 8 nights on Windstar, departs Barcelona Nov 10, suite starting at $1,699, save 70%, FastDeal # 19539

6) Caribbean, 7 nights on Carnival, departs San Juan Oct 28, starting at $369, save 71%, FastDeal # 13304

7) Bahamas, 7 nights on Norwegian, departs New York Dec 8, starting at $429, save 58%, FastDeal # 11674

8) Hawaii, 15 nights on Princess, departs Los Angeles Nov 4, starting at $1,158, save 37%, FastDeal # 15685

9) Caribbean, 10 nights on Azamara Club Cruises, departs Miami Nov 10, oceanview starting at $2,399, save 68%, FastDeal # 10509

10) Tahiti/French Polynesia, 7 nights on Paul Gauguin Cruises, departs Papeete Nov 3, oceanview starting at $3,995, save 50%, FastDeal # 12423

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 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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Sincerely,

Alan Fox
Chairman & CEO
Vacations To Go



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