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CroisiEurope Lets Children Under 16 Cruise for Free This Summer
July 1 to August 27, 2017. | CroisiEurope $1,421 to $2,523

Children under the age of 16 can take a river cruise free of charge this summer thanks to CroisiEurope

This deal comes in conjunction with the cruise company’s latest Family Club deal and grants families a second cabin so that they can stay onboard together throughout their stay. The Family Club deal also offers families the standard offering of all meals, unlimited beverages and excursions on all programs. 

Children also have the opportunity to participate in supervised water games, activities and perform in the cruise’s closing entertainment show. 

During the summer 2017 travel season, children under age 16 can travel free on cruises sailing to some of CroisiEurope’s most popular destinations including the Douro Valley in Portugal and Salamanca, Spain; Andalusia; and Venice and its lagoon. CroisiEurope cruises sailing to Croatia and Montenegro allow families to save 30 percent on children 16 years of age and younger. 

CroisiEurope’s trip to Croatia and Montenegro lasts eight days, includes departures on July 6, 13, 20, 27 and August 10, 2017 and has prices starting from $2,523 per person. The six-day cruise to the Douro Valley and Salamanca departs on July 27, August 1, 6 and 11, 2017 and starts from $1,421 per person. Cruise ships venturing to Andalusia for CroisiEurope’s Traditions, Gastronomy and Flamenco cruise lasts eight days and includes departures on July 9 and 16 as well as August 1, 9 and 17, 2017 and starts from $1,805. The Venice cruise starts from $1,429, departs on July 1, 6, 25 and 30 as well as August 8, 13 and 27, 2017 and brings travelers to the Doge’s Palace as well as Venice’s lagoon islands of Burano, Murano, Padua, Ferrara and Verona. 

For more information on CroisiEurope, visit croisieuroperivercruises.com or call 800-768-7232.
 

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"Sip and Sail" Offer from Princess Cruises
Available for cruises sailing summer 2018 and 2019. | Princess Cruises

Guests can drink for free thanks to The Sip and Sail package from Princess Cruises. All cruises and cruise tours sailing summer 2018 and 2019 are included in the deal. 

The promotion offers all-inclusive beverages for two people when guests book a balcony, mini-suite, or suite stateroom. Additionally, guests will receive reduced fares and free Unlimited Soda & More Packages for third and fourth guests.

The All-Inclusive Beverage Package includes any individual beverage item such as soda, juice, and bottled water as well as alcoholic cocktails, spirits, wines and beers up to $10 retail value. Guests also receive discounts on bottles of wine purchased in the bars, dining room or in stateroom.

For those who book a mini-suite or suite before July 5, 2017, a bonus offer of free specialty dining is included. 

Guests can also book and receive these offers with a special reduced deposit of $100 per person for first through fourth guests in a stateroom.

Included in the deal are some of Princess Cruises’ new 2018-2019 Exotics Program itinerary listings. 

Princess Cruises offers more than 150 different itineraries on six continents. Cruises range from three to 111 days. Princess Cruises is part of Carnival Corporation and is one of the largest cruise lines in the world. 

The company has been awarded Best in Travel by "Money Magazine," Best Ocean Cruise Line, three-years running by "USA Today," and Best Cruise Line for Food Lovers by "Food and Wine Magazine."

For more information check out Princess Cruises’ website at www.princess.com.

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Bahia Principe Offers Family Friendly Vacation Deals
Available for stays through October 31, 2017. | Bahia Principe

Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts, an all-inclusive hotel company with properties in the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Jamaica, has a “Kids Stay Free” program available for stays through October 31, 2017.

The offer includes the new five-star Luxury Bahia Principe Fantasia Don Pablo Collection and Grand Bahia Principe Turquesa, where the first child stays free; and Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana, where up to two kids stay free. 

Family suites in select hotels offer welcome packages including children’s bath kits and bathrobes. Kid friendly amenities include minibar milkshakes and soft drinks, children’s mini-clubs, and spa treatments for kids.

The Bahia Scouts program offers kids the chance to explore the Riviera Maya’s environment and learn about its local plants and animals. Scouts are supervised and broken up by their age group. Other activities the Scouts program offers includes piñata making, karaoke, fruit carving, tree planting, eco-tours and more. For the sporty kid, water polo, soccer, and mini-Olympics games are offered.

Bahia Principe also recently opened a new waterpark at the Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica. The newly opened Luxury Bahia Principe Fantasia Don Pablo Collection in Punta Cana has a pool with a fairy tale castle, complete with its own moat and drawbridge.

Other family-friendly features at Fantasia include a Kids Club with costume workshops, arts and crafts, cooking classes, expeditions, and a waterpark. The Fantasia Teens Club for guests 12 to 17 is equipped with a gym, movie theater, DJ dance floor, video consoles, pool table, and spa.

When parents are looking for some time alone, babysitting services are available. 

For more information, visit www.bahiaprincipe.com

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Azamara Club Cruises Launches "Nights on Us" Promotion
Booking window: 6/1/17 – 8/31/17 | Azamara Club Cruises

Launched on June 1, 2017, Azamara Club Cruises' newest offer - the Nights On Us promotion - provides travelers complimentary nights for voyages in 2018; the longer an itinerary, the more complimentary nights travelers receive.

Nights On Us Promotion Details:

  • Booking window: June 1, 2017 – August 31, 2017
  • Nine nights or less = two complimentary nights on Azamara
  • 10 nights to 14 nights = three complimentary nights on Azamara
  • 15 nights or longer = four complimentary nights on Azamara

As an added bonus, travelers who book 12+ months out will receive even more savings by combining with Azamara’s Early Booking Bonus. The Early booking Bonus grants guests up to $1,000 per suite and $500 per stateroom in on board credit. Guests can also take advantage of the Club Spa Suite Special, which offers guests a $200 spa credit when they book the Club Spa Suite

Offer applies to new, individual bookings and non-contracted group bookings named and fully deposited during the offer period. Offer is combinable with reduced single supplement rates, back to back savings, onboard booking savings, Le Club Voyage quarterly savings. Offer is not combinable with Interline, Travel Agent, Net Rates, Employee or other Deep Discount rates.. 

Azamara Club Cruises offer inclusive amenities including: complimentary AzAmazing Evenings, select standard spirits, international beers and wines; gratuities; bottled water, soft drinks, specialty coffees and teas; self-service laundry; shuttle service to and from port communities and concierge services for personal guidance and reservations. 

Azamara's two ships, Azamara Quest and Azamara Journey, each have a capacity of 690 guests and sail to smaller ports often untouched by larger cruise ships. 

Visit www.azamaraclubcruises.com

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Oceania Cruises Offers Flight Upgrade to OLife Choice Guests
Bookings must be made by June 30, 2017
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Oceania Cruises has announced a flight upgrade special as part of its signature OLife Choice package. For as little as $149 extra, guests can secure premium economy seats for over 100 European sailings in 2018. 

When booking a cruise, guests can choose to strictly pay the price for the sailing, or they can purchase the OLife Choice package, which includes free unlimited internet, airfare (where applicable), bonus savings and the choice of the following: free shore excursions, free house beverage package, or shipboard credit. 

The flight upgrade promotion is offered to guests in all stateroom categories and carriers include (but are not limited to) British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Air France, Scandanavian Airlines, Air Canada, and Icelandair. Pending the airline, travelers can take advantage of priority boarding, extra luggage allowance, spacious seats with abundant legroom, full meal and bar service, and personal entertainment systems. 

Capacity is limited and the promotion is capacity controlled. To reserve the special, bookings must be made by June 30, and capacity is limited. Additionally, the carrier and routing are at the discretion of Oceania Cruises.

OLifeChoice amenities are per stateroom,based on double occupancy and subject to change. Free Internet is one per stateroom; Owner’s, Vista & Oceania Suites receive access for two devices per suite. OLife Choice free shore excursions vary by voyage and exclude Oceania Choice, Oceania Exclusive, Executive Collection, Food & Wine Trails, Wellness and Culinary Discovery Tours. Voyages up to nine  days receive four free shore excursions;10-13 days receive six free shore excursions; 14+ days receive eight free shore excursions. If shore excursion amenity is selected, all excursions must be chosen at least 14 days prior to sailing. 

Visit www.oceaniacruises.com

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Pleasant Holidays Announces Summer Discounts at Four Hawaiian Hotels
Pleasant Holidays' hotel packages are available all year. The "BOGO" activity offer is valid on new Hawaii bookings made by June 4 for select travel through December 15. | Pleasant Holidays

Pleasant Holidays recently introduced new summer discount packages at four Hawaiian hotels as well as a new “Bogo” offering, in which clients can receive up to $500 off of activities. 

Available all year, these packages include exclusive hotel rates and added values that can save hundreds of dollars, including daily breakfast and 15 percent savings on resort spa treatments. 

These packages are a solid option for a quick weekend getaway or a leisurely island vacation of a week or more, and feature four resort options, including the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay on Hawaii Island and The Westin Maui Resort & Spa on Maui. Also included are the Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa and The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, both located on Oahu.

Pleasant Holidays is also offering a limited-time “BOGO Hawaii Activity Sale,” in which clients buy one activity, tour or sightseeing excursion and get one of equal or lesser value up to $500 off. 

The BOGO offer is valid on new Hawaii bookings made by June 4 for select travel through December 15 and requires roundtrip airfare and a minimum three-night stay at one of 30 participating hotels located throughout Hawaii's most popular islands. At time of booking, a voucher will be generated for the BOGO activity offer; the voucher can then be redeemed by the traveler or his/her travel agent by calling 888-229-7770. 

Travelers can book the activity in advance or by visiting a Pleasant Activities Vacation Center. Fees and surcharges are excluded and must be paid for both tours; limited to one complimentary activity per booking.

Visit www.pleasantholidays.com

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Waikiki Beach Hotel Celebrates Anniversary With 20 Percent Discount
Hilton Garden Inn Waikiki Beach's anniversary rate is valid now through December 22. Find out more. | Hilton Garden Inn Waikiki Beach

Hilton Garden Inn Waikiki Beach will soon reach its first full year in Waikiki. In celebration, the hotel is offering a limited-time 20 percent off rate on their modern one- and two-bedroom suites.

After undergoing an extensive $115 million redevelopment in June 2016, the property reopened as Oahu’s first Hilton Garden Inn (HGI) and the largest HGI in the world at 623 guest rooms. 

Guests will be able to experience high wooden ceilings, bordered by gallery-lit Hawaiian kapa prints on reclaimed wood and a color palette that pays homage to the beauty of the islands through natural materials, finishes and textures.

“Within our first year, we’ve had a tremendous positive response from travelers all over the world,” said John Taffin, general manager of Hilton Garden Inn Waikiki Beach, in a written release. “This is in no small part due to the wonderful staff here at the hotel. Our original leadership team who opened the property is still here and has been dedicated to improving the guest experience since day one.”

With its modern living room-style lobby, thoughtful amenities and no resort fee, Hilton Garden Inn Waikiki Beach puts guests just two blocks from the beach and in the heart of Waikiki among the best shopping and dining the island has to offer. 

In addition, the Waikiki property features 529 square feet of meeting space, a 24-hour business center with a boarding pass printing station, computer, printer and copier. An on-site Activities Concierge Desk is also available to assist with local dining and entertainment options.

The hotel’s anniversary rate is valid now through December 22 and can be booked at www.hgiwaikikibeach.com. Enter promotional code “HAWAII” for this special anniversary rate.

Visit www.hgiwaikikibeach.com

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Uniworld Extends "You Deserve The Best Upgrade" Promotion
Book by June 30, 2017 | Uniworld

Originally launched for a limited time in March, Uniworld has announced an extension of its "You Deserve the Best Upgrade" - a promotion that offers accommodation upgrades and air incentive travel on select 2017 itineraries in Europe, Egypt, India and Vietnam

Guests who book select voyages by June 30, 2017, will receive a complimentary stateroom upgrade. Those who purchase business class flights from Uniworld with their trip will also receive a $1,000 credit per person on the cruise fare. 

Among the select European itineraries compatible with this promotion are the Splendors of Italy and the Gems of Northern Italy itineraries. Splendors of Italy is a 15-day journey from Milan to Rome. The 10-day Gems of Northern Italy itinerary begins in Milan, home to Da Vinci’s The Last Supper, and ends in Venice.

Additional departures include the Rhine Main Discovery & Munich Itinerary and the Paris & Normandy itinerary. Rhine Main Discovery is a ten-day trip from Munich to Cologne and the eight-day Paris & Normandy itinerary cruises from Paris through Normandy’s countryside aboard Uniworld’s newest ship, the S.S. Joie de Vivre.

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection features offers a fleet of ships with an average capacity of 130 guests. The cruise line offers exclusive excursions, gourmet cuisine and one of the highest staff-to-guest ratio in the river cruise industry. 

Visit www.uniworld.com

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African Travel, Inc. Offers Bonus Commission on 2017 Safaris
Booking window May 25-November 30, 2017 | African Travel, Inc.

With peak travel season to Africa upon us, African Travel, Inc., is offering travel agents an additional $100 bonus commission on any 2017 safari of five nights or more. Whether it's partaking in a game drive in the African savanna, immersing in the local culture or embarking on an adventure, African Travel Inc. has a variety of activities for every kind of traveler. 

For over 40 years, African Travel, Inc. has been dedicated solely to planning and operating African safaris. The company's long term relationships with local safari lodges, hotels and transportation companies allows them to secure space and continually deliver travelers both value and service, the company said. 

Available safaris include: 

  • Botswana Winged Safari Vacation: 10 days from $8,665 per person
  • Under Kenyan Skies: Eight days from $7,595 per person
  • Venture into Southern Africa: 11 days from $8,495 per person
  • World's Greatest Show & Safari - Serengeti: 12 days from $10,445 per person
  • Marine and Wildlife Encounter: 10 days from $5,545 per person
  • Southern Explorer: 10 days from $4,295
  • The Connoisseur's Collection 2017 Luxury: 14 days from $19,995 per person
  • Tantalizing Tanzania Luxury: Nine days from $13,095 per person
  • The Last Refuge Luxury: Nine days from $12,265 per person
  • Southern Africa Hinterland Deluxe: 13 days from $11,695 per person
  • UNESCO's Tanzania: 10 days from $9,095 per person
  • African Sampler: 11 days from $8,795 per person
  • Venture into Southern Africa: 11 days from $8,495 per person

All prices are in US Dollars per person based on double occupancy accommodations unless otherwise stated. A 50 percent deposit is due at the time of booking to confirm Air Inclusive packages.

To see the full list of available safaris, visit www.africantravelin.com/safaris

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South African Airways Offers Savings for Kenya Packages
Available for departures beginning November 1, 2017 through December 9, 2017 | South African Airways Starting at $3,750

South African Airways Vacations (SAA Vacations) is offering an eight-day discover Kilimanjaro and the Masai Mara air-inclusive vacation package starting at $3,750* per person (restrictions apply). The package is available for departures beginning November 1, 2017, through December 9, 2017, with roundtrip Economy Class air transportation from New York – JFK International Airport to Nairobi, Kenya on South African Airways, hotel accommodations, safari game drives and sightseeing activities. 

In a written release,  SAA Vacations president Terry Von Guilleaume said, "this special offer introduces Kenya to those travelers who wish to experience diverse wildlife in Amboseli National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park and the Masai Mara."

The "Discover Kilimanjaro and Masai Mara" includes:

  • Round-trip international economy airfare
  • One night accommodation in Nairobi at the Jacaranda Hotel on a bed & breakfast basis
  • Two nights' accommodations in the Masai Mara at the Masai Mara Sopa Lodge
  • Two nights' accommodations at the Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge
  • Scenic boat excursion on Lake Naivasha
  • Two nights' accommodations in Amboseli National Park at the Amboseli Sopa Lodge
  • Most meals (seven breakfasts, six lunches and six dinners)
  • Ground transfers, English speaking guides and meet & greet services
  • All safari game drives, park fees & activities. 

Travelers must book by June 09, 2017. 

South African Airways Vacations uses South African Airways' route network to create packages for travel throughout South Africa, Botswana, Victoria Falls, Namibia, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Tanzania, Senegal, Ghana and the Indian Ocean Islands

For additional information on the Discover Kilimanjaro and Masai Mara package visit: www.flysaavacations.com

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