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
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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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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
and both score extremely high in all three
areas that the organization measures: financial, accounting and
The Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina
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.
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.
, 7 nights on Norwegian, departs Miami Oct 14, starting at $299, save 75%, FastDeal # 36869
, 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
, 8 nights on Windstar, departs Barcelona Nov 10, suite starting at $1,699, save 70%, FastDeal # 19539
, 7 nights on Carnival, departs San Juan Oct 28, starting at $369, save 71%, FastDeal # 13304
, 7 nights on Norwegian, departs New York Dec 8, starting at $429, save 58%, FastDeal # 11674
, 15 nights on Princess, departs Los Angeles Nov 4, starting at $1,158, save 37%, FastDeal # 15685
, 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
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For river cruises up to 50% off,
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