Celebrity Cruises big, better, best promotion can save you $1,000-plus

Here it is your moment of seafaring Zen, Celebrity Cruises is staging yet another promotion, this one called  “Go Big, Go Better, Go Best!” And it can save passengers as much as  $1,035 per person.

Here’s a little seafaring skinny:

  • Celebrity dishes out globally-inspired cuisine in a dozen distinctive restaurants featuring menus crafted by a Michelin-starred chef, Celebrity Cruises offers an unparalleled culinary experience. In fact, in 2015, Celebrity Cruises launched the world’s first permanent “World ClassTM Bar” onboard the Celebrity Eclipse, as well as introducing the first-ever exclusive suite dining experience with the opening of Luminae. Additionally, Celebrity Cruises and Bravo Media have extended the popular “Top Chef at Sea” program through 2016.
  • Ships sport suites with spacious Verandas: Celebrity Cruises provides more private, spacious veranda staterooms than any other premium cruise line, allowing guests to enjoy breakfast or a private picnic on their own balconies.
  • Pampering is king at the Canyon Ranch SpaClub:  where Celebrity and Randi Zuckerberg host Take Care of YourSelfie to encourage guests to find a tech-life balance while on vacation, including a new lineup of specially designed spa treatments and services available at Canyon Ranch SpaClub.
  • Voyages to upwards of  300 global  destinations including the best of Europe, plus overnight stays in 53 must-see cities. Plus, the “Celebrity City Stay” vacation packages provide curated pre-cruise experiences available in 16 of the most intriguing and dynamic cities, including Abu Dhabi.

Want to know more go to www.celebrity.com.

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Two days left for Celebrity Cruises 123Go! sail sale

Today and tomorrow are the last days to take advantage of Celebrity Cruises’ i123Go! promotion! that offers passengers added value and savings.  You really need to hurry if you want the savings on any porthole galleythree-night or longer cruises from now through July 5, 2015 that depart between August 2015 and April 2016.  Then you can Go! And get such extras as:

  • A free classic beverage package-for-two that includes alcohol that would otherwise cost $110 per day, and it includes tips.
  • Free Gratuities (including free pre-paid gratuities-for-two throughout the trip – valued at up to $32.90 per day)
  • Free ship board spending credit  of up to $300 per stateroom for 10-night or more sailings, $200 for 6-9 nights, $100 for 3-5 nights)

And there’s more if you book an ocean view or higher stateroom for a European vacation can choose any two of the above offers. Plus if you’re a Captains Club member Classic level or higher, enjoy 50% reduced deposits. For reservation click here or call 1-888-283-6879.

Celebrity Cruises offers mega-size ship experiences with good service,  globally- inspired cuisine  that is at its best in the alternative dining venues, nearly 300  new destinations including the best of Europe with overnight stays in 53 cities, Las Vegas-style entertainment with 18 new shows in 18 months, and an industry high number of private spacious veranda staterooms. The on board ambiance is unusually  youthful for the size or price range that  normally attracts and older demographic.

Great cruises for the New Year from Uniworld

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection, the world’s only authentic boutique river cruise line, has unveiled an exquisite

assortment of 33 all-inclusive European itineraries set to launch in 2015. This collection includes six NEW programs ,

venturing from Belgium’s sophisticated capital city, Brussels, to Spain’s legendary cities, Madrid, Toledo, and Salamanca, and 45 additional departures on the most popular Rhine and Danube itineraries.

“We are pleased to offer travelers more European itineraries in 2015 than any other river cruise line,” said Guy Young,

president of Uniworld. “Additional capacity on our popular Rhine and Danube cruises was essential to satisfy customer demand, and we are confident these new itineraries will be favorites as well.”

Uniworld’s new itineraries include the eight-day Holland & Belgium at Tulip Time; 10-day Delightful Danube & Prague;

10-day Eastern Europe Explorer; 14-day “Jewels of Spain, Portugal & the Douro River;

19-day Grand European Explorer; and 22-day Ultimate France.”

Uniworld offers truly all-inclusive European river cruises, with all gratuities onboard and onshore, airport transfers,

shore excursions, and unlimited onboard meals and beverages included in the fare. And with Uniworld’s

Early Booking Savings, couples can save up to $800 with a deposit at reservation before January 15, 2015.

For more details, please visit www.uniworld.com or connect with Uniworld Boutique River Cruises at facebook.com/uniworldrivercruises or twitter.com/uniworldcruises.
About Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection—the world’s only authentic boutique cruise line™—features luxurious ships

with an average capacity of 130 guests, exclusive excursions, gourmet cuisine, and the highest staff-to-guest ratio in

the river cruise industry. Based in Los Angeles, California, Uniworld offers truly all-inclusive itineraries in Europe, as well as voyages in Russia, China, Vietnam and Cambodia, India, and Egypt—a total of 22 rivers in 29 countries worldwide. Uniworld is a member of CLIA and is highly regarded by discerning travelers, media, and cruise industry experts:

  • Listed among the “World’s Best River Cruises” by Travel + Leisure, and recognized for “World’s Best Service” in the River Cruise category
  • Seven ships listed among Travel + Leisure’s “Top 20 River Ships,” with River Countess rated highest of all cruise ships (river & ocean)
  • Included on Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List for seven years (2008 – 2014)
  • Top 3 ranking on Condé Nast Traveler’s “Top Ten Cruise Lines” (river & ocean)
  • Top 4 ranking on Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards for ‘Top Cruise Lines” (2014)
  • Named “Best Luxury River Cruise Line” by Cruise International (2012 – 2014)
  • Name”Best Culinary Cruise Line” by readers of SAVEUR (2014)

About The TreadRight Foundation
At Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection and parent company The Travel Corporation, we understand that travel matters;

it allows us to explore the world and gain a deeper understanding of each destination, its history and culture, through enriching experiences. We also recognize that it is our responsibility to help protect the places we visit and take care of the world around us.

Created as a joint initiative between The Travel Corporation’s family of brands, The TreadRight Foundation is a

not-for-profit that works to help ensure the environment and communities we visit remain vibrant and preserved

for generations to come. To date, TreadRight has donated more than USD 2.5 million to sustainable

tourism projects worldwide. Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection is proud to be active founder and

supporter of TreadRight’s projects and work. Go to www.uniworld.com/giving-back to learn more.

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Windstar Cruises offering blow-out deals on fares to tropical getaways

Escape reality and create your own scenario with  sensual sailings with Windstar Cruises. The tiny ships provide comfort and grace as they ply the waters of the Caribbean or French Polynesia. No crowds, no hurry. Only 300 passengers fit on board.

Not for sedentary types Windstar offers adventures with water skiing, banana boat rides, jet skiing, scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking and more. What’s more book now and save up to 73%.

Caveat emptor, while the vessels are sleek and modern, most cabins are tight quarters so don’t expect super-sized staterooms. The food’s excellent and the crew usually pretty good with one exception when they were shifting personnel and it seemed that they were just too anxious to leave the ship and head home or to where ever they go for their well-earned  v

Glenn Bozarth captures Windstar in Costa Rica
Glenn Bozarth captures Windstar in Costa Rica

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Grab a luxury cruise on ultra posh Regent Seven Seas

Regent Seven Seas Cruises is offering a sea of specials, check it out and book your cruise, these are fabulous ship with everything included in the fare from wines and spirits to shore excursions, WiFi and more. Plus matties the food’s fantastic, no kidding, we’re talking fine dining at sea.

Book your 2015 European voyage and take advantage of FREE Air* and Early Booking Savings of up to $6,000. Behold the wonders of the Old World and azure Mediterranean waters.

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Rome to Lisbon
Oct. 3, 2014 | 10 Nights | Seven Seas Mariner®
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Rome to Barcelona
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Barcelona to Monte Carlo
May 27, 2015 | 8 Nights | Seven Seas Mariner®
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Cruise French Polynesia on the lovely Paul Gauguin

Paul Gauguin Cruises is offering tempting  fares to celebrate the luxury cruise line’s  fifth birthday celebration.

tahiti 023If you’ve ever wanted to explore French Polynesia consider that going by ship eliminates having to pack and unpack your bags and head to airports to hop small planes to and from each island. Once you’re on the ship, you unpack once and let the captain steer you into ports where you can walk off and head to the beach, restaurant or on various cruise operated excursions.

Climb aboard these Paul Gauguin voyages for fares from $4,295 per person :

  • Tahiti & the Society Islands
  • 7-night voyage: November 15, 2014
  • Now from only $4,145 per person
  • 7-night voyage: December 13, 2014
  • Now from only $3,395 per person
  • 7-night voyage: December 20, 2014 (Holiday Sailing)

Hop on one of these PG cruises for fares from $4,095 per person

  • 7-night voyage: January 3, 2015
  • Now from only $3,345 per person
  • 7-night voyage: February 28, 2015
  • Now from only $3,995 per person
  • 7-night voyage: March 28, 2015
  • Or do the Society Islands & Tuamotus on a 10-night voyage: February 4, 2015 for $4,245 per person and up; or Cook Islands & Society Islands 11-night voyage: November 22, 2014; January 24, 2015 with fares from $4,695 per person.



Carnival Cruise Lines Cash Back Promo

Carnival Cruise Lines is offering a  cash back promotion of up to $160 per stateroom for a wide range of “Fun Ship” departures through February 2011.

            The promotion is available in conjunction with virtually all of the line’s three- to eight-day “Fun Ship” cruises, including voyages to the Caribbean, Bahamas and Mexico, departing from a variety of convenient North American homeports.  Bookings must be made between June 7–30, 2010, to be eligible for the cash back promotion.      

            The cash back option is provided in the form of a shipboard credit that can be redeemed once on board.  Guests will receive a shipboard credit of up to $80 per stateroom on three-, four- and five-day cruises and up to $160 per stateroom on voyages of six days or longer.  The promotion is valid only with the line’s “Fun Select” fares.

            The shipboard credit is automatically applied to guests’ on-board accounts when they board their cruise and can be redeemed toward a wide range of shipboard purchases, including shore excursions, spa treatments, steakhouse reservations, gift shop items and more.  Any unused funds at the end of the cruise will be returned to guests on debarkation day in the form of a check.

            “Our first cash back promotion was one of our most successful ever, receiving an overwhelmingly enthusiastic response from both our guests and travel agent partners.  This promotion makes a Carnival cruise an even greater value for consumers by providing extra cash that can be used toward a wide variety of shipboard purchases,” said Gerry Cahill, Carnival president and CEO.  

            Carnival is the largest and most popular cruise line in the world, with 22 “Fun Ships” operating voyages ranging from three to 12 days in length to The Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, New England, Europe, and Bermuda.  The line currently has two new 130,000-ton ships on order – Carnival Magic, set to debut from Europe May 1, 2011, and Carnival Breeze, scheduled to enter service in spring 2012.

            For additional information and reservations on the “Fun Ship” vacation experience, contact any travel agent, call 1-800-CARNIVAL or visit carnival.com.