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Wave Season Sale Special on Star Clippers Journeys
Valid for travelers who book by March 31, 2017 | Star Clippers

Travelers who book a cruise on a Star Clippers ship for its Indonesia or Mediterranean sailings can take advantage of the line's Wave Season special. Book before March 31, 2017, to receive a complimentary two-category cabin upgrade, pre-paid gratuities and $100 credit per cabin. All rates are per person based on double occupancy and do note include air-fare, port charges or transfers. 

Itineraries

Mediterranean 

  • Royal Clipper, April to October 2017 
  • Star Flyer, May to August 2017
  • Calls on ports in Greece, Turkey, Spain, France and more
  • Rates starting at $1,650 per person

Indonesia 

  • Star Clipper, May to September 2017
  • Calls on various ports across Indonesia
  • Cruise-only rates starting at $1,360 per person.

Star Clippers operates three of the world's largest and tallest sailing vessels, visiting ports often untouched by larger cruise ships. The Royal Clipper has the distinction of being the largest full-rigged sailing ship in the world with 42 sails. The Star Clipper and the Star Flyer are twin ships that embrace the authenticity of sailing. Each ship has more outdoor space per passenger than most cruise ships, informal dining areas, tropical bars, piano lounges, spacious accommodations, teak decks and several swimming pools. Star Flyer and Star Clipper sail with 170 passengers each and a crew of 74. Royal Clipper sails with 227 passengers and a crew of 106. 

For a limited time, Star Clippers is also offering savings for Caribbean cruises, buy-one-get-one sailings, military personnel, land tours, grand voyages, and themed cruises. Plus, Just Sail Advance Purchase rates include 65 percent off brochure rates. 

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Star Clippers Offers Special Discount for Military Servicemen and Women
All rates are per person based on double occupancy and do not include airfare, port charges or gratuities. | Star Clippers

Military servicemen and women can enjoy an additional 10 percent military discount off cruise fares on sailings to the Mediterranean, Caribbean or the Far East as a gesture of gratitude for a limited time. 

Star Clippers operates three of the world’s largest and tallest sailing vessels. Visiting ports often untouched by larger cruise ships, Star Clippers is recognized as one of the world’s premier luxury cruise lines. 

All three ships, the Royal Clipper, the Star Clipper and the Star Flyer offer expansive decks, swimming pools, informal dining options, deck bars and piano lounges. The ships are large enough to offer first-class accommodations but small enough to call on ports untouched by larger cruise ships. Star Flyer and Star Clipper sail with 170 passengers each and a crew of 74. Royal Clipper sails with 227 passengers and a crew of 106.
 
In 2017, Star Clippers will also offer complimentary yoga, meditation and fitness classes on select sailings on all three of its ships. The classes will be open to all fitness levels and will be conducted in English, as well as various languages based on the instructor’s fluency. Classes will be open to all guests during the mornings and afternoons, contingent on port schedules. 

The three ships will welcome celebrity personal trainers, yoga and Pilates instructors, meditation and health consultants and fitness instructors on select sailings from May to October, 2017.  Instructors include: Joel Harper, Lauren Deatherage, Catherine Derrow, Paige Welborn,  Jordanna Lippe McGraw, Jenny Schatzle and Shannon Aleska.  

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TravelBound Launches Amazon Rewards for Travel Agents
Eligible on booking European summer travel March 1-31, 2017 | TravelBound

The new rewards program will enable travel professionals to earn Amazon gift cards for booking with TravelBound. The rewards program kicks off with rewards for booking European summer travel March 1-31, 2017.  Travel agents can earn $50 when booking $1000, $150 when booking $1,500 and $200 when booking $2,500 on U.K., Ireland, Spain and France bookings. 

More than 3,000 agents have already signed up for the program. Travel agents are encouraged to sign up to take advantage of the current and upcoming destinations, booking values, and booking/travel windows. As new opportunities to earn Amazon cash become available, registered agents will be notified by e-mail and will receive any earned Amazon gift cards via e-mail at the conclusion of the promotional period and departure window.

“The Amazon Rewards Program serves as a thank you to the many travel professionals who have worked with us through our 35-year history and continue to work with us today,” said TravelBound President James Phillips. “As a thank you, we are pleased to offer this attractive opportunity to earn further compensation on bookings made throughout the year.”

The rewards program cannot be combined with any other running incentives. Group bookings, agent-discounted travel bookings and bookings bade outside the promotional window will not count towards the rewards program. 

TravelBound is a leading supplier of fully independent travel (FIT) to destinations around the world. Its inventory includes 50,000+ hotels, apartments and villas, as well as sightseeing tours, attractions and activities. TravelBound benefits from a worldwide network of offices staffed with negotiators and coordination teams ensuring that agents receive competitive pricing.

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Princess Cruises Announces Come Back New Sale
Available on select fall 2017 and spring 2018 voyages | Princess Cruises

Princess Cruises has announced the Come Back New Sale offering guests free gratuities onboard a fall 2017 or spring 2018 voyage. In addition to free gratuities, guests who book a suite during the sale will receive a free Lotus Spa treatment, offering the choice of a hydrating facial or a 50-minute Swedish massage. 

Guests who book during Princess Cruise’s Come Back New Sale will also receive up to $300 per person savings on Princess EZair to select destinations. Princess EZair offers low fares, worry-free booking, late arrival protection, easy flight quote requests, 24/7 support and no customization fee when booking flights for a cruise vacation.

The sale offers deals on cruises to the line’s most popular destinations including Caribbean, Mexico, Hawaii, Panama Canal, California Coast, Canada & New England, Australia & New Zealand, South Pacific, Japan, Southeast Asia, South America and World Cruise voyages.

Examples of Come Back New cruise deals include:

  • Caribbean cruise – 7 days: $799 interior, $1,099 balcony
  • Mexico cruise – 7 days: $649 interior, $949 balcony
  • California Coast cruise – 7 days: $749 interior, $1,199 balcony
  • Panama Canal cruise – 15 days: $1,599 interior, $2,199 balcony
  • South East Asia cruise – 10 days: $1,319, $1,919 balcony
  • Hawaii Cruise – 15 days: $1,699 interior, $2,899 balcony
  • Australia & New Zealand Cruise – 12 days: $1,659 interior, $2,659 balcony

Princess Cruises is a global cruise line and tour company offering a fleet of 18 cruise ships. Princess carries two million guests each year to more than 350 destinations around the world on more than 150 itineraries ranging in length from three to 114 days.

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Breezes Bahamas Offers Two Deals For Last-Minute Spring Break Travel
Breezes Bahamas

Breezes Resort & Spa – Bahamas recently announced two affordable deals for clients looking to take a last-minute Spring Break trip to The Bahamas.

The deals are a “Buy One, Get One Free” offer for peak spring break travel season this March and a “40 Percent Off Sale” for travel throughout the remainder of the year.

Buy One, Get One Free


With Breezes’ Buy One, Get One Free offer, all stays between March 16 and 31 are half off, if booked by March 15. Guests can pay for two nights but stay for four; pay for four nights but stay for eight, and so on. 

Rates start at $304 per person, per night, so a four-night stay starts at only $608 in a Deluxe Garden View room. Try one of Breezes’ new patio rooms, with a choice of a garden or pool view, starting at $680 for four nights.

40 Percent Off Sale

Those looking to travel this summer, fall and beyond can take advantage of Breezes’ 40 percent off sale. Book by March 31 for travel—without any blackout periods—from now through December 31 Starting rates with the offer begin at just $151 per person, per night.

Located on Cable Beach, Breezes Bahamas features land and water activities ranging from rock wall climbing, tennis and beach volleyball to kayaking and windsurfing, all of which include complimentary instruction and equipment. 

To relax, clients can take a dip in one of Breezes’ three freshwater pools, indulge in massages and treatments at the a la carte Blue Mahoe Spa, or lounge in private beachside cabanas. 

In addition to an open bar all day and night, guests have six dining options with a host of international cuisines from which to choose.

At night, adults can enjoy live entertainment, party at the resort’s onsite disco, visit the lively piano bar or take their chances at one of Nassau’s nearby casinos.

Visit www.breezes.com

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G Adventures Extends Wave Season Discounts
Through March | G Adventures

Small-group tour and cruise operator G Adventures is extending its Wave Season discounts throughout the month of March. Travelers can save anywhere from 10 to 30 percent for travel in spring, summer and fall depending on departure.

G Adventures is referring to it as their Second Wave season, and they’re giving adventure cruisers the chance to sail catamarans in European seas, island hop through the Galapagos by yacht, explore the icy wonders of the polar regions, and discover iconic rivers of the world; all while delving into local customs, communities and foods. 

The extended Wave Season deals aim to capitalize on the steady rise in interest of cruise adventures among Gen X and Millennial travelers. The younger generation, dubbed the “Cruise Generation” by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) in its recent Cruise Travel Report, tend to be more diverse in their ethnicity, and motivated by destination over cost; both trends that signal potential for small-ship cruising.

Sailing tours through March for spring and summer 2017 travel include:

  • Montenegro Sailing: 8 days – select departures now 20% off
  • Sailing Greece: Mykonos to Santorin - 8 days – select departures now 20% off
  • Sailing Croatia: Dubrovnik to Split – 8 days – select departures now 20-25% off
  • Sailing Greece: Santorini to Athens – 15 days, select departures now 20% off

Galapagos Yacht Tours on sale in March for spring & summer 2017 travel include:

  • Galapagos Land + Sea, Central & East Islands: 7 days aboard the Monserrat from 15% off
  • Galapagos Land + Sea, North & Central Islands: 7 days aboard the Estrella del Mar, 15% off
  • Galapagos South + East Islands, 7 days aboard the Yolita from 15% off
  • Galapagos Land + Sea, North & Central Islands: 10 days abroad the Queen of Galapagos, 15% off
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Princess Cruises “Summer on Sale” Offers Savings on Summer Vacations
Runs through 11:59 p.m. PDT on April 20, 2017 | Princess Cruises Prices are per person based on double occupancy

During Princess Cruises' “Summer on Sale,” guests who book can save up to 40 percent per person on launch fares, plus third and fourth guests in a stateroom can book with fares as low as $299. All guests can book with a low deposit of $100 per person. 

Guests can choose between an Alaskan adventure suitable for the whole family, a European itinerary that visits ancient ruins or a Japan sailing with visits to tranquil gardens. 

Examples of Summer on Sale Fares

Alaska cruise – 7 days: $799 interior, $1,349 balcony

Alaska cruisetour – 10 nights: $1,299 interior, $2,399 balcony

Mediterranean cruise – 7 days: $799 interior, $999 balcony

British Isles cruise – 12 days: $1,199 interior, $2,199 balcony

Scandinavia and Russia cruise: 11 days: $1,499, $1,899 balcony

Included in Cruise Fare

Anytime dining or traditional dining – breakfast, lunch and dinner. (exceptions: anytime Dining is not available on Dawn, Sea, Sun or Pacific Princess.)

24-hour room service

Casual Dining Venues (exceptions: Vines Wine & Seafood Bar and specialty drinks at the International Café.)

Beverages including iced tea, lemonade, water, tea varieties, non-specialty coffee (exceptions: sodas, alcoholic beverages)

Specialty restaurants (Including Chef’s Table) – Additional fees may apply

Balcony Dining (breakfast and dinner only) – Additional Fees may apply

Princess Cruises also offers various entertainment options included as part of the cruise fare including but not limited to:

  • Zumba Classes
  • Afternoon trivia
  • Movies under the stars
  • Bars, nightclubs, discos
  • Captain’s Welcome Champagne Waterfall
  • Theme night parties
  • Library and Princess Book Club
  • Youth and Teen Programs 
  • Youth and Teen Activities

Visit www.princesscruises.com

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Travel Impressions Launches 4th Annual Springtacular Savings
Valid on bookings received March 1-31, 2017 for travel March 2-December 31, 2017 | Travel Impressions

Travel Impressions is celebrating the spring season with its fourth annual Springtacular Savings promotion. In addition to more than 300 exclusive offers, agents can earn 1,000 bonus LoyalTI First points on every booking of three nights or more at participating resorts throughout the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America, Canada and Europe, as well as domestic travel to Arizona, California, Florida, Hawaii, Louisiana and Nevada.

Sample Springtacular Savings deals include up to 65 percent off and complimentary upgrade in Punta Cana, a fifth night free and complimentary daily spa access in Hawaii and up to $1,500 in resort coupons in Cancun

The LoyalTI First Program rewards every booking with LoyalTI points, offering agents additional opportunities to earn with monthly promotions designed to help maximize profitability. These points can be redeemed towards a wide variety of rewards found in Travel Impressions’ electronic Folio Reward Catalogs. 

Travel Impressions is one of the nation’s largest leisure tour operators offering packaged vacations to over 200 destinations in the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America, Asia, Europe, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, the Islands of Tahiti, Canada, the continental U.S., Alaska and Hawaii. In addition to vacation packages, the company also offers Dedicated Vacation Flights from more than 20 U.S. departure gateways to popular vacation destinations throughout Mexico, the Caribbean and Costa Rica. 

Travel Impressions is part of Apple Leisure Group, a family of companies that hold a unique niche in the U.S. travel industry. Not only are they one of the largest wholesale vacation providers, but also one with a vertically integrated business model which provides customers with high standards of quality and service. 

The offer is valid on bookings received through March 31, for travel through December 31. 

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Uniworld Offers Upgrades and Incentives on Select 2017 Itineraries
April 30, 2017 | Uniworld

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection has announced the launch of You Deserve the Best Upgrade, a new promotion that offers accommodation upgrades and air travel incentives on select 2017 itineraries in Europe, Egypt, India and Vietnam

Guests who book select voyages by April 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. 

“We believe guests deserve the very best onboard, onshore and in the air,” said Ellen Bettridge, president and CEO of Uniworld. “We want our guests to have the Uniworld experience from start to finish, which is why we are upgrading their travel experience beginning the moment they depart for their journey.” 

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 begins in Milan 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, which will embark on its inaugural sailing this month. 

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection features luxurious 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. 

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Scenic Offers Incentives on 2017 Mekong and Irrawaddy Sailings
Deadline is based on availability | Scenic

Scenic is offering guests who book any Mekong or Irrawaddy departure between August and December 2017 free airfare from 25 U.S. gateways or $2,000 in savings per couple. These incentives are available on the 13-day “Treasures of the Mekong” and 14-day “Mystical Irrawaddy” itineraries. Guests can also save $1,000 per couple on the eight-day “Luxury Mekong” and 11-day “Luxury Irrawaddy”. These incentives are for new bookings only. 

The Scenic Spirit, a purpose-built ship for the Mekong, provides an intimate sailing experience with only 34 private balcony suites. The Scenic Aura is a purpose-built boutique vessel for the Irrawaddy with only 22 suites. 

Itineraries

The eight and 13-day Mekong itineraries sail between Siem Reap, Cambodia and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam along a route that includes a stop in Kampong Champ for a traditional monk’s blessing, high tea and an exclusive private shadow puppet performance. The 13-day version offers extra days in Siem Reap and Ho Chi Minh. Fares start at $4,090 and $6,180 per person, double, respectively – before savings. 

In Irrawaddy, itinerary highlights include a visit to the country’s economic hub of Yangon, Inle Lake, and Sri Ksetra, Myanmar’s first World Heritage-listed city. Before savings, fares for the 11-day adventure start at $6,190 and $8,940 for the 14-day cruise. 

Scenic provides all-inclusive luxury accommodations including: private butler service, unlimited complementary beverages, included gratuities, cultural entertainment and regional cuisine. The ships also offer personal service with nearly 1:1 guest-to-staff ration, on-board English speaking guides for lectures, plus a fitness center, steam sauna, beauty salon, and open-air cinema. 


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