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Safari Newsletter Dated April 10, 2017
Dear Vacations To Go Customer,
In addition to being the largest seller of
Vacations To Go is the world's leading seller of
We also are among the top sellers of
tropical resort vacations
If you browse our sites, you'll find travel options for every interest
on megaliners to river cruises along the
and from escorted tours of
safaris in Tanzania
we're here to help you see the world at the lowest possible price, in
whatever style you choose.
Today, I'll tell you about some of the best and most trusted companies
throughout the travel industry, leaders in their segments, along with
special discounts and deals for Vacations To Go customers.
Some of the cruise offers below include free shipboard credits, which
are as good as cash on board and can be used to pay for almost anything
not included in the upfront cost of the sailing, like spa treatments and
Just click any link for more information.
For more than 85 years, Globus
has introduced travelers to
awe-inspiring destinations around the world. Its escorted tours provide
an extraordinary value and are filled with unique insights and
encounters that you might miss if you planned the getaway on your own.
Here is a great offer from the company for our customers who want to
travel to Europe this year:
Save $300 per couple
($150 per person) when you purchase select vacations and flights through
Globus. Book by April 25.
You'll be accompanied by Globus Tour Directors who take care of the
daily details and scheduling of your trip. Sightseeing is led by Local
Guides who share first-hand, in-depth knowledge of their cities, towns
and neighborhoods. Enjoy VIP access to must-see attractions, with no
waiting in line.
The company chooses centrally located, superior hotels near the sights.
You'll also be treated to traditional meals at local restaurants and
food and wine tastings. And, each vacation includes Globus' signature
Local FavoritesSM, which are special experiences that spotlight what
makes the destination unique.
Globus has designed more than 150 itineraries in Europe and the British
Isles. Explore Rome, Venice and Florence on
Italy's Great Cities
to visit London, Edinburgh and famed attractions like Stonehenge.
Iconic Aegean With 3-Night Cruise
shows travelers the Acropolis of Athens and charming villages on Mykonos
and Santorini, while
Introduction to Ireland
highlights sights like the Cliffs of Moher.
to see all Globus departures worldwide.
With more than 140 years of maritime tradition, Holland America
offers classic cruising in destinations worldwide. Its 14
premium ships -- all of which sport a navy blue hull and teak wraparound
decks -- are known for impeccable service and engaging onboard programs.
For example, the company has partnered with BBC Earth to bring
nature-based features like "Alaska in Concert" on board, combining
footage from the "Wild Alaska" TV series with live music. The Culinary
Arts Center schedules cooking demonstrations and the Digital Workshop
offers small-group instruction on high-tech topics.
Our customers can save up to 88% off a Holland America cruise and
receive shipboard credits of up to $600 per cabin. Select sailings also
include free gratuities. Past guests may see discounted rates on select
See dates and prices
Holland America offers a variety of itineraries in the Caribbean -- you
can spend one to three weeks exploring alluring, warm-weather ports this
Most of these tropical cruises include a day at Half Moon Cay, the
line's private island, where you can enjoy a two-mile beach, surfside
cabanas, water sports and horseback riding.
Several Holland America ships will embark on Panama Canal cruises
between now and next spring. Choose a partial round-trip transit through
this man-made wonder from Fort Lauderdale, or a full transit from
Florida or several West Coast cities. Its fleet also sails to Alaska,
Europe, Asia, Australia and more.
to learn more about Holland America's ships and itineraries.
World-class cuisine, personalized service and unique itineraries have
won many repeat guests for Oceania Cruises
. Its midsize ships
visit more than 370 ports worldwide, from Havana and Hong Kong to
Adriatic Sea gems like Venice and Dubrovnik. While cruising, guests are
pampered in an elegant, country club ambience.
Oceania is offering our customers huge discounts of up to 81% and
exclusive shipboard credits of up to $1,000 per cabin.
See dates and prices
The line specializes in destination-rich itineraries, often scheduling
overnight visits and port stays into the late evening. Its unique shore
excursions -- like a collection of Culinary Discovery Tours -- delve
into the culture and history of the sailing region.
Oceania's six ships carry either 684 or 1,258 guests. Onboard life is
unhurried and relaxed. Attend a lecture by a noted historian or former
ambassador, or get a massage in the Canyon Ranch SpaClub. Dining venues
range from a poolside grill to the sophisticated Polo Grill steakhouse.
The larger Marina and Riviera are home to Jacques, featuring dishes by
master chef Jacques Pepin, who is the line's executive culinary director.
For more information about Oceania and its fleet,
is known for its expedition voyages to remote locales
like Antarctica, Arctic Canada and Norway, Greenland, Iceland and the
Amazon, and for its year-round sailings up and down the Norwegian coast.
The line is offering the following money-saving offers.
Companion saves up to 50%
off the October 29 departure of Wildlife in South Georgia and Icy Antarctica
Save up to 25%
on a variety of expeditions, including circumnavigations of Iceland,
explorations of Incan culture in Peru and Antarctica adventures aboard
Many of these trips provide access to less-touristed destinations. In
Antarctica, for example, travelers go ashore in sturdy Polarcirkel boats
that can land in otherwise inaccessible areas, providing a rare
opportunity to see the wildlife of the icy continent up close, like
gentoo and Adelie penguins, seals and whales.
Save up to 25%
off select Norwegian coastal voyages. Hurtigruten's ships have sailed
along Norway's coast for more than 120 years. Today, they transport
local residents and cargo and carry international passengers eager to
photograph the stunning fjords and explore the picturesque towns. Daily
departures are offered year-round from Bergen in the south and Kirkenes
in the north, with one-way and round-trip itineraries available.
off select sailings in Spitsbergen, a Norwegian island that lies high
above the Arctic Circle.
Pay no single supplement
on Adventure to the Chilean Fjords and Antarctica
To see all Hurtigruten departures and discounts,
Norwegian Cruise Line
emphasizes freedom and flexibility on
board, where passengers can enjoy a relaxed vacation on some of the
industry's most contemporary ships.
Among its itineraries are four-night cruises from Miami to Cuba aboard
the Norwegian Sky, offered from May to December 2017. (The company
recently announced that it will soon add 33 new departures to Cuba to
its 2018 calendar.)
These trips overnight in Havana, then continue to Great Stirrup Cay,
Norwegian's private island in the Bahamas.
On these cruises, guests can explore Old Havana and learn about the
country's vibrant arts and music scene. Choose from 15 shore excursions,
such as a tour in a classic American car.
Norwegian is offering our customers discounts of up to 67% on Cuba
departures, as well as shipboard credits of up to $200 per cabin.
See dates and prices
Several other lines offer Cuba cruises, including Norwegian's sister
brand, Oceania, and Royal Caribbean, Carnival and Azamara. To see all
Norwegian also is offering our customers discounts of up to 86% in other
sailing regions, as well as the following exclusive shipboard credits
and other amenities:
On Hawaii voyages, receive shipboard credits of up to $275 per cabin,
plus book an ocean-view or balcony cabin and choose two of the following
amenities: free gratuities, a specialty dining package (up to four meals
for two guests) or a $50 shore excursion credit per port. Suites get all
See dates and prices
On all other sailings, receive shipboard credits of up to $275 per
cabin. Book an ocean-view cabin or higher on select departures and
choose two of the following amenities: a beverage package for two, the
specialty dining package, 250 minutes of Internet or a $50 shore
excursion credit per port.
See dates and prices
offers travelers an authentic sailing experience
aboard its masted tall ships, the 227-passenger Royal Clipper and
170-passenger Star Clipper and Star Flyer. With billowing white sails,
they operate under wind power whenever possible, calling at ports that
larger ships can't reach and providing the amenities and ambience of a
These ships cruise in the Caribbean, Mediterranean and Asia. Our
save up to 83%
Vacations To Go customers also can
receive an exclusive shipboard credit of $150 per cabin
on certain departures. This can be combined with select other Star
Starting next month, the line will sail in Indonesia, departing from
Save up to 82% and receive shipboard credits of $150 to $500 per cabin
on these voyages.
In the Mediterranean, receive a
complimentary one- or two-night hotel stay
in Rome, Cannes, Nice or Athens before or after your cruise.
kids age 17 and under sail free
on select cruises with one or two adults in the same cabin.
to view all Star Clippers sailings and discounts.
has won many "world's best" awards for its luxury
vacations aboard beautifully appointed ships. Its two ocean liners, the
1,080-guest Crystal Serenity and 922-guest Crystal Symphony, sail to
destinations worldwide. The company's 62-passenger yacht, the Crystal
Esprit, provides a boutique ambience in the Caribbean and Mediterranean.
Gratuities, fine wines, Champagne, premium spirits and nonalcoholic
beverages are included in the upfront rate.
Crystal is offering Vacations To Go customers savings of up to 82% and
shipboard credits of up to $1,700 per cabin.
See dates and prices
The Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony have multiple dining venues,
spas and enrichment programs that bring diplomats, historians, chefs and
others on board. Computer University@Sea schedules lessons in digital
video editing and Web page design, while the Creative Learning Institute
offers classes led by specialists in their fields, like tai chi with a
martial arts master.
The Crystal Esprit yacht is outfitted with a two-passenger submarine and
a water-sports platform with water skis, Jet Skis, snorkeling equipment
and more. In many ports, vacationers have a choice of two complimentary
excursions, one that's culturally inspired and one that's more adventurous.
To see all Crystal cruises,
Crystal brought its signature six-star experience to European river
cruising with the launch of
Crystal River Cruises
last year. This August, the company will debut
which are private jet journeys to extraordinary destinations around the
The all-inclusive properties of IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts
located on beautiful, sandy beaches in Mexico and the Caribbean. The
upfront rate includes accommodations, all meals and beverages,
nonmotorized water sports like windsurfing and kayaking and extensive
recreation and entertainment options.
The company has an enticing offer for Vacations To Go customers seeking
an easy-to-budget family vacation.
Kids 12 and under stay free
when sharing a room with two paying adults. This offer applies to two
children at Iberostar Cozumel and one child at other family-friendly
resorts in Mexico, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. It's valid for
travel between May 1 and October 31.
Children can play in the kids clubs and splash parks while parents swim
or snorkel, indulge in spa treatments, play a round of golf or lounge by
large, sparkling pools. You'll find a variety of on-site dining venues,
from casual alfresco restaurants and buffets to spots that specialize in
Japanese or Italian dishes.
If you prefer a no-kids ambience for your escape, check out the
IBEROSTAR Grand Resorts
These offer luxurious, all-suite accommodations and personalized butler
and concierge service.
to view all IBEROSTAR resorts and price a stay, with or without
specializes in casually elegant sailings that
visit an array of alluring ports, many of which are inaccessible to
larger ships. The line's three sleek sailing ships carry 148 to 310
guests, while three power yachts each accommodate 212 passengers.
On a Windstar cruise, you can explore villages tucked into the
Mediterranean coast, nature preserves in Costa Rica, the lush isles of
French Polynesia and other destinations. In 2018, the company returns to
Alaska for a limited number of sailings lasting up to 14 nights.
Windstar is offering our customers exclusive, newly reduced rates: Save
up to 86% when you book by April 20
See dates and prices
The onboard atmosphere is relaxed. Guests can look forward to swimming,
sailboarding and other activities off the ship's water-sports platform,
get a massage in the spa and visit the bridge to chat with the captain.
All Windstar voyages feature a complimentary onshore private event
designed to give passengers a unique introduction to the destination.
Sample local wine and food in a villa on Italy's Ligurian Coast, or
spend the day on a secluded, powdery beach -- reserved just for Windstar
guests -- in the Caribbean. In Tahiti, guests are treated to a private
feast on a small islet called a motu, followed by a traditional
Polynesian fire-dancing performance.
to see all Windstar cruises and discounts.
Cruise & Maritime Voyages
offers leisurely cruises with a British
accent. It has two vessels that carry 550 and 800 guests and two larger
ones that accommodate 1,250 and 1,400 travelers. They operate as
The line is offering Vacations To Go customers big discounts -- save up
to 79%. Also enjoy shipboard credits of up to $2,000 per cabin on select
departures. Book by May 31.
See dates and prices
The fleet primarily cruises the British Isles, Northern Europe and
Mediterranean. It also offers several "grand voyages," which are longer
cruises that visit more than one sailing region. These range from 28 to
50 nights and depart from London, Belfast and Amsterdam.
For example, a cruise from Belfast stops in Liverpool and Cork, crosses
the Atlantic to call at 14 ports in eastern Canada, then returns to
Northern Ireland. From London, one sailing heads to Brazilian and
Caribbean destinations, and another goes through the Panama Canal and on
to French Polynesian islands and New Zealand. We offer savings of up to
75% off these departures, with options starting at $82 per person, per
to view them.
You'll find a traditional cruising experience on board, with afternoon
teas, dining in the main restaurant or at the buffet, lounges and bars,
libraries, wellness centers, pools, evening shows and late-night
cabarets. The line also schedules guest speakers and arts and crafts classes.
to view all itineraries with Cruise & Maritime Voyages.
In addition to its worldwide cruise operations, Royal Caribbean
cruise tours in Alaska and Western Canada
These land and sea vacations range from nine to 19 nights and offer
guests an opportunity to travel beyond the coast to fully experience the
region's scenery, history and culture.
During the cruise portion, you'll sail through the glacier-filled Inside
Passage and stop at destinations like Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan. The
land segments are fully escorted trips with planned activities, hotel
accommodations and comfortable transportation between destinations. You
can spot wildlife in Alaska's Denali National Park, spend time in
beautiful Vancouver or explore Banff and Jasper national parks in the
Royal Caribbean is offering our customers exclusive shipboard credits of
$250 per cabin on all 2017 and 2018 cruise tours. Book by April
See dates and prices
Top 10 Africa vacations
Simply South Africa
7 days with SITA Tours. Begins in Cape Town and ends in Johannesburg.
Starting at $1,500. Daily departures from May 1 through December 11, 2017.
Kenya & Uganda Gorilla Adventure
14 days with G Adventures. Begins and ends in Nairobi. Save 15%.
Starting at $2,849. Departures from June 9 through December 29, 2017.
Classic South Africa
8 days with African Travel. Begins and ends in Johannesburg. Starting at
$2,895. Departures from May 1 through December 10, 2017.
Tanzania Private Safari
9 days with Monograms Travel. Begins and ends in Arusha. Save
Starting at $4,259. Daily departures from April 30 through
December 31, 2017.
East Africa Family Safari
17 days with Intrepid Travel. Begins in Nairobi and ends in Zanzibar.
Starting at $4,495. Departures from August 6, 2017
through December 18, 2018.
10 days with African Travel. Begins and ends in Addis Ababa
. Reduced airfare is
included in the price of this safari.
Starting at $5,475. Departures
from May 9 through December 5, 2017.
South African Adventure (For Families)
13 days with Trafalgar. Begins in Johannesburg and ends in Cape Town.
Starting at $5,725. Departs June 18, 2017.
Kenya & Tanzania Highlights
11 days with SITA Tours. Begins in Nairobi and ends in Arusha. Starting
at $6,600. Daily departures from April 29 through December 23, 2017.
Botswana Safari in Style
10 days with Abercrombie & Kent. Begins and ends in Johannesburg.
Save $2,000 per couple.
Starting at $8,995. Departures from May
10 through November 15, 2017.
Botswana, South Africa & Zambia (BBC Earth Journey)
12 days with Tauck. Begins in Livingstone and ends in Cape Town.
Starting at $9,990. Departures from March 31 through October 11, 2018.
Customers in the US and Canada can call us toll-free at 800-291-3346.
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