Expands Vacation Vignettes Program has announced that their 2009 Vacation Vignettes schedule—which includes 116 departures on preferred cruise suppliers to destinations worldwide—will feature a myriad of exclusive shore excursions not available to other passengers. Vacation Vignettes are a select group of one-of-a-kind sailings offered exclusively through member agencies. Each package includes value-added amenities such as the services of a concierge host, a “Bon Voyage” cocktail reception and an exclusive shore event.

In 2009, Vacation Vignette sailings will include a wide variety of shore events in Europe, Central and South America, Oceania, Asia and Africa, including:  Sloth Sanctuary and Canoe Adventure during Royal Caribbean International’s 10-Night Caribbean & Panama Canal. Vacation Vignette guests will visit the only privately-owned sloth sanctuary, for an up close and personal introduction to these wonderfully enigmatic creatures and their importance to the rain forest.

Other options include: Prehistoric Thera & Winery during Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ seven-night Mediterranean, Gaudi’s Barcelona during Silversea’s seven-night Western Mediterranean, Shanghai in the Afternoon during Crystal Cruises’ 15-Day Beijing to Hong Kong: and a St. Petersburg Canal Cruise and Vodka Tasting during Holland America Line’s 12-day Vikings & Czars program.

All Vacation Vignette sailings are accompanied by a concierge host who is available throughout the entire trip exclusively for clients. Whether helping to choose the perfect shore excursions for each port or recommending the best local shops, the Concierge Host will provide as much or as little assistance as each guest may require.


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