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Holland America Launches “View and Verandah” Promotion
December 6, 2016, - February 28, 2017 | Holland America Line

Holland America Line’s annual “View & Verandah” promotion is back, and this season travelers who book select 2017 and 2018 cruises and Alaska Land+Sea Journeys receive a variety of perks.
 
Guests who book one of the eligible voyages by February 28, 2017, will receive a stateroom upgrade; onboard spending money up to $500 per stateroom, depending on cruise length and stateroom category; and up to 10 percent off select Journeys Ashore shore excursions. In addition, guests who book a suite receive prepaid room gratuities. The View & Verandah offers are available on all cruises from March 30, 2017, through April 28, 2018, excluding Grand Voyages and Grand Voyage segments.
 
As part of the View and Verandah, guests can book an ocean-view stateroom for the price of an interior and a verandah for the price of an ocean-view. Depending on the length of cruise and category of stateroom, guests can receive on-board spending money up to $400 per stateroom and $500 per suite. The onboard spending money is available to the first and second guests in a stateroom and can be used for specialty dining, spa services, gift shop purchases, beverages and more.

Guests who reserve select Journeys Ashore shore excursions can take advantage of up to 10 percent savings if booked by March 15, 2017. This date is extended beyond the View and Verandah offer deadline of February 28. More than 1,500 Journeys Ashore are eligible for the savings. 

Additionally, suite guests also receive prepaid room gratuities in addition to the onboard spending money and discount on Journeys Ashore tours.

Cruise destinations featured in the View & Verandah sale include Alaska cruises and Land+Sea Journeys, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Bermuda, Canada/New England, the Caribbean, the Panama Canal, Europe, Hawaii, Mexico, South America and Holiday sailings.

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Star Clippers Offers Free Hotel Nights on 2017 Mediterranean Cruises
2017 | Star Clippers

Star Clippers is offering pre- and post-cruise hotel stays for Mediterranean sailings on both the Royal Clipper and the Star Flyer in 2017, an added value of over $500. Rates for a seven-night cruise, two-night hotel stay, breakfast and transfer start at $1,240 per person based on double occupancy.

Royal Clipper

Nice: Select Sailings from April-October 2017, one free hotel night for seven-night sailings plus breakfast and transfer, Hotel Ellington Nice, Cruise and Stay Rates from $1,810 per person

Cannes: Select Sailings from April-October 2017, two free hotel nights for seven-night sailing plus breakfast and transfer, Radisson Blu 1835 Hotel Cannes, Cruise and Stay Rates from $1,810 per person

Rome: Select Sailing from June-September 2017, one free hotel night for seven-night sailing plus breakfast and transfer, Hotel Mediterranean Rome, Cruise and Stay Rates from $1,810 per person 

Star Flyer

Athens: Select Sailings from April-October 2017, two free hotel nights for seven-night sailing plus breakfast and transfer, Electra Hotel Athens, Cruise and Stay Rates from $1,240 per person

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Ocean Club Resorts Offers “Stay at One, Play at Both” Program
September 28, 2016 - December 20, 2016 | Ocean Club Resorts

On Grace Bay BeachOcean Club Resorts is offering a “Stay at One, Play at Both” program, meaning guests can utilize two resorts for the price of one. 

Valid for travel from now through December 20, with a four-night minimum stay, guests can receive 20 percent off rates, starting at $192 per night, on all but three bedroom suites.

Ocean Club Resorts is comprised of two all-suite properties, Ocean Club East and Ocean Club West, located just one mile apart. Guests staying at either resort can enjoy all of the services of the other, including spa treatments, sailing, snorkeling, diving, fishing, parasailing, and golf. 

This offer is not combinable with any other offers. 

Guests can save even more money on their trip to Turks & Caicos with its budget-friendly amenities such as full kitchens, in-suite washer and dryers, and rentable children’s accessories like cribs, high chairs, and baby monitors.

Major gateway cities flying into Providenciales include: CharlotteMiamiFt. LauderdaleBostonPhiladelphiaAtlantaNew York, and Washington, D.C.

The “Stay at One, Play at Both” offer must be booked directly on the website www.oceanclubresorts.com or through the U.S. reservations office by calling 800-457-8787.

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Aranui 5 Running Shipboard Credit on Select 2017 Cruises
November 15, 2016 - January 31, 2017 | French Polynesia

Travelers can receive $300 of shipboard credit per person on select 2017 Aranui 5 voyages through French Polynesia

Available dates include: March 7, March 25 and April 13, 2017 for new bookings made by January 31, 2017. The credit is redeemable for onboard purchases at the boutique, bars, spa as well as a fishing excursion, and valid only on the voyage of travel.

For additional savings, Aranui is offering a pre-summer special 10 percent discount for the June 8, 2017 departure. Seniors will also receive a 10 percent discount for the September 30, 2017 cruise.

On the14-day cruise, guests will get to experience Fakarava and Rangiroa in the Tuamotu ArchipelagoBora Bora in the Society Islands, as well as Nuku HivaUa PouHiva OaFatu HivaTahuata and Ua Huka in the Marquesas Islands. Hikes, visits to sacred ritual sites, encounters with local artisans, a visit to French artist Paul Gauguin's grave, snorkeling in the translucent waters of the atolls, on-island picnics, restaurant lunches, and a visit to a pearl farm are among the highlights.

Travelers booking a stay aboard the Aranui 5 can choose from eight cabin categories: Presidential SuiteRoyal SuitePremium SuiteJunior Suite (with or without a balcony), Superior DeluxeDeluxeStateroom, and Class C

The all-inclusive cruise includes three meals daily with complimentary wine for onboard lunches and dinners, guided excursions as outlined in the itinerary, picnics and meals on shore. Optional excursions such as scuba diving, horseback riding, and fishing are available for an additional charge. 

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Uniworld Offers "Best Deal Ever" on Select 2017 Itineraries
November 11, 2016 - December 31, 2016 | Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection has announced the launch of a new promotion – “Our Best Offer Ever.” The promotion is available to both new and returning passengers of Uniworld ships on select 2017 itineraries departing from Europe and Russia.

From now through December 31, 2016, guests can choose from nearly 25 itineraries of European and Russian destinations and enjoy up to 20 percent off select 2017 voyages. River Heritage Club members will receive an additional 10 percent off the itinerary of their choosing plus receive double their regular cruise benefit. 

Uniworld guests will automatically become members of the River Heritage Club upon completion of their first Uniworld voyage, which makes them eligible for a number of members-only savings and onboard benefits, including any benefits presented through the Best Offer Ever promotion.

“We have so many exciting things ahead of us in 2017, with new itineraries, a new themed cruise and a gorgeous new Super Ship, that we were inspired to share the celebration with our guests,” said Ellen Bettridge, President and CEO of Uniworld.  “We want to treat our guests to even greater value on many of our most popular itineraries, especially our loyal River Heritage Club members.” 

Visit www.uniworld.com/OurBestOfferEver for more information, terms and conditions.

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Scenic Offers Special Promotion to Celebrate 30th Birthday
November 9, 2016 - December 31, 2016 | Scenic Tours

In celebration of its 30th birthday, Scenic is offering travelers special river cruise promotions. The offers are for U.S. residents making new bookings and are not combinable with other offers.

The promotion includes:

  • Business class air from $1,495 to $2,995, depending on itinerary and date
  • Premium class air from free to $595, depending on itinerary and date
  • Fly Free Economy air from 20 major gateways, available on all Seine and Bordeauxriver cruises as well as all 15-day or greater RhineMain, and Danube sailings
  • Economy air for $495 from top 20 gateways, available on all eight-day Rhine, Main, and Danube sailings
  • Save $2,000 per couple on all eight-day sailings or $3,000 per couple on all Frenchsailings and 15-day or greater Rhine, Main, and Danube sailings
  • Three free nights in Prague on the eight-day Nuremburg to Budapest cruise itinerary 

Scenic’s Space-Ships each have private butler service, unlimited complimentary beverages and spirits – including a daily restocked mini-bar, and private balcony staterooms (with Sun Lounge technology). On board cuisine allows for up to six dining options, including the French tradition of dégustation at Table La Rive, fine dining at Portobellos, and casual fare at the River Cafe

All of Scenic’s cruises are all-inclusive (with the exception of a haircut or massage); tips and gratuities, expert local guides, all Scenic Freechoice, and Scenic Enrich events are all included with the fare.
 
Scenic is also the only river cruise line to offer a River Cruising Travel Guarantee for every guest at no charge, meaning guests are covered for any delays or cancellations due to weather, natural disasters, mechanical breakdowns, or labor strikes.
 
Scenic also has cruises across EuropeAustraliaNew Zealand, and the Americas, among others.
 
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Travel Impressions Offers Client Savings and Bonus Commissions on American Airline Bookings
November 9, 2016 - December 4, 2016 | Travel Impressions

Travel Impressions is offering discounts to travelers and bonus commissions to agents for select American Airline flights booked through December 4.

Clients can receive up to 35 percent off select American Airlines business class fares from all U.S.and Canadian gateways to any destination within the Caribbean or Mexico serviced by the tour operator.  Additionally, travel agent partners can earn a 10 percent commission, plus 500 bonus LoyalTI First points for all airline purchases.

To earn commission and bonus points, agents must book qualifying American Airlines business class fares in conjunction with land packages via Travel. Travel can take place at any time in order to qualify for the 10 percent air commission. Up to 35 percent savings on business class fares apply to "I" class fares and is valid for travel November 7, 2016 - December 15, 2017. 

Savings percentage varies based on departure date. Visit www.travimp.com/AIRpreciationfor details.

Travel agents packaging applicable American Airlines business class fares with selectAMResorts properties for travel dates between November 7, 2016 and December 15, 2017 will receive an exclusive guaranteed room upgrade to Preferred Club or xhale club at the following Unlimited-Luxury resorts:

  • Secrets Cap Cana Resort & Spa
  • Secrets Puerto Los Cabos Golf & Spa Resort
  • Secrets Vallarta Bay Puerto Vallarta
  • Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa
  • Secrets St. James Montego Bay
  • Secrets The Vine Cancun
  • Secrets Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort
  • Breathless Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa

The upgrade will be added within 24-48 business hours after the reservation is confirmed. Visit www.travimp.com/PremiumExperience to learn more.

Agents can also earn 25 percent commission on the Cancel for Any Reason Waiver by Travel Impressions when adding the premium travel protection policy to this promotion.

Visit www.travelimpressions.com

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Club Med Offers Power Up Sale and Early Booking Rates
November 9, 2016 - January 20, 2017 | Club Med

Club Med is offering travelers two new sales promotions: a Power Up Sale and an Early Booking Rate at 35 different resorts across the globe.

Families enjoy extra savings for children under 15 while kids under four stay for free. Children ages 4-11 stay at up to 50 percent off the adult price at select family resorts, and children ages 12-15 stay at up to 40 percent off the adult price at select family resorts. 

For guests booking the Power Up Sale now through January 10, 2017, they can take advantage of the following travel discounts when traveling by June 24, 2017:

  • Prices starting at $119 per person, per night, reduced from $258 per person, per night
  • Up to $300 air credit for travel to Punta CanaIxtapa Pacific and Cancun Yucatan
  • No single supplement fee for the Turkoise, Cancun Yucatan, Ixtapa Pacific and Sandpiper Bay resorts
  • Free stays for children under the age of four

The Early Booking Rate, available now through January 10, 2017 for travel between June 24, 2017 and October 28, 2017, earns guests:

  • All-inclusive getaways from $109 per person, per night
  • Free stays for children under the age of four
  • Best Offer Guarantee, ensuring the lowest rates available

Three of Club Med’s most popular destinations right now are: Club Med Punta Cana,Dominican RepublicClub Med Cancun Yucatan, Mexicoand Club Med Sandpiper Bay, Florida

Club Med Punta Cana, less than a year old, has an adults-only area called the Zen Oasisdesigned to provide a serene and tranquil environment. It also has the Club Med CREACTIVE by Cirque du Soleil, offering guests the opportunity to learn circus acrobatic and artistic activities at the custom interactive playground.  

Club Med Cancun Yucatan gives guests direct access to the Great Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the world’s second largest coral reef. The resort caters to active families seeking adventure and immersion into the local culture, recently adding Petit Club Med for children ages 2-3.

Club Med Sandpiper Bay provides premium sports academies, professional coaching, and sports like tennis, golf, beach volleyball, and even flying trapeze. This summer, Sandpiper Bay launched the ‘Meraki’ paddle fitness program. 

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Norwegian Cruise Line Extends Free at Sea Offer Through Fall
November 2, 2016 - November 30, 2016 | Norwegian Cruise Line

With Norwegian’s Free at Sea, guests who book a new three-day or longer sailing in an oceanview, balcony or minisuite category stateroom† can select their preference of two free choices from five onboard amenity offers, including free unlimited open bar, free Specialty Dining package, free prepaid service charges for the first and second guest in the stateroom, a free 250 minute Wi-Fi package, or Norwegian’s Friends & Family Sail Free offer which allows third and fourth guests to sail for free on select dates.

Inside staterooms as well as Norwegian’s Studio staterooms for solo travelers can choose one free offer. Guests who book a sailing in a suite or The Haven by Norwegian will enjoy all five free amenities, providing up to $2,800 in added value to their cruise.

In Hawaii, the recently renovated Pride of America sailing roundtrip from Honolulu year-round has its own Free at Sea offer. Those who book a new seven-day inter-island Hawaii cruise through November 30 aboard Pride of America in any stateroom category can select one of five offers to enhance their cruising experience, including a free one-night pre-cruise hotel stay with an option to select reduced airfare starting at $399 from select gateways, a free Specialty Dining Package, free pre-paid service charges for the first and second guest in the stateroom, a free $50 per port shore excursion credit in up to four ports, or Norwegian’s Friends & Family Sail Free, where the third and fourth guest in each stateroom sail for free on select dates. Guests who book a suite aboard Pride of America will receive all five offers.

Guests seeking to enjoy some holiday cheer at sea can toast to a special holiday bonus of $100 in onboard credit, offered on new Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s cruise reservations. This credit, combinable with the extended Free At Sea offer, helps guests purchase last-minute holiday gifts in one of the onboard boutiques or start of the New Year with a relaxing spa treatment, and more.

Norwegian’s newest ship, Norwegian Escape, is currently sailing a seven-night eastern Caribbean itinerary from Miami with stops in St. Thomas, USVI; Tortola, BVI and Nassau, Bahamas. The ship has 27 dining options, Tony Award-winning Broadway entertainment, the largest Aqua Park at sea, the brand’s first nursery with supervised care for young cruisers ages six months to two years, and more.

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New Bahamas Hotel Celebrates Soft Opening With Booking Bonus, Special Advisor Rates
October 31, 2016 - December 21, 2016 | Warwick Paradise Island Bahamas

Warwick Paradise Island Bahamas recently welcomed its first guests with a soft opening of the four-star deluxe resort. 

Warwick Hotels and Resorts (WHR) invested $40 million to create this adults-only, all-inclusive hotel set along The Bahamas' Nassau Harbour with views of Nassau and Paradise Island.

The resort has 250 rooms on 12 floors, four dining options, two bars, a fully equipped fitness center, entertainment and activities, an onsite gift shop and a tour desk offering sightseeing options to the destination's attractions.

To celebrate the soft opening, Warwick Paradise Island Bahamas is offering an "Early Booking Bonus" that provides 30 percent or more off bookings made by December 21 for arrivals through October 31, 2017 (holiday blackout dates apply).

Discounted nightly rates start at $371 per room, per night, based on double occupancy. Travel advisors can book their clients through the GDS system, online http://warwickhotels.com/paradise-island-bahamas/, by email at info.wpib@warwickhotels.com, or by calling 888-645-5550 (toll-free U.S. and Canada) or 242-363-2560 (elsewhere).

All-inclusive rates feature all meals and snacks; alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages; standard Wi-Fi internet access from the "beach to the bedroom;" use of the fully-equipped fitness center; daily activities, including bocce, beach volleyball, basketball, tennis, horseshoes and use of bicycles; nightly entertainment; as well as gratuities, taxes, surcharges and a 7.5 percent Value Added Tax (VAT).

Travel advisors can experience the Bahamas' newest all-inclusive resort, with independent fam trip rates starting at $150 single occupancy and $225 double occupancy, quoted per room, per night. The rates are for stays in Island View rooms, based on availability, for travel through Dec. 23, 2017. Rates vary according to travel dates and are subject to blackout dates. Additional guests beyond two people are charged $96 per person, per night with a maximum of four people in a double/double bed room (using existing bedding).
 
The travel advisor rates can be booked via http://warwickhotels.com/wpib-travel-advisor.

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