Cunard Line Wins Top Honors in 30th Anniversary Berlitz Cruising & Cruise Ships Guide

QM2Cunard Line dominates the “Top 3 Large Resort Ships” category in the 2015 Berlitz Cruising & Cruise Ships GuideQueen Mary 2’s Grills Suites and Queen Elizabeth fill two of the three top ranking spots in this category, which evaluates ships that hold from 2,001 to 6,500 passengers.  Queen Mary 2 has also earned top positions in new categories such as “Most Luxurious Suites” and “Best Cruise Ship Spas.” 

 

NORWEGIANS UNCOVER HAWAI‛I.

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Seven Days. Four Islands. One Amazing Hawai‛i Itinerary. Norwegian is the only cruise line that sails roundtrip from Honolulu year-round. And now you can take advantage of our incredible Air + Cruise + Hotel Package!

 

Offering up to $450 in value per person, this Hawai‛i Package aboard Pride of America Includes:

 

  • 7-Day Hawai‛i Cruise on Pride of America
  • Round-Trip Airfare
  • 2 Night Pre-Cruise Hotel
  • E-Coupon Booklet
  • Chocolate Covered Strawberries
  • Complimentary Photos
  • Reduced Deposit

To book this incredible offer today, call us at 1.866.234.7350 or contact your travel agent.

Get ready to Cruise Like a Norwegian®.

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COLLETTE

ColletteTop 5 Collette Tours

Don’t miss the opportunity to join Collette on one of our top five most popular tours! Collette offers countless unique experiences for everyone to enjoy while handling all the details. From picking the perfect hotel to a seamless blend of spectacular scenery and the world’s greatest cities, Collette creates an extraordinary journey for you. 

From the “city of lights” in Paris to a tour of Buckingham Palace, you’ll have the chance to experience two amazing cities on one fabulous tour, London & Paris. If Guinness and greenery is more of your flavor, perhaps you’ll kiss the Blarney Stone on our Shades of Ireland tour. Marvel at the gorgeous architecture on Italian Vistas as you sip wine in the country side. If you’re moved by America’s natural wonders, perhaps you’ll choose to journey on our National Parks tour! Finally, imagine yourself making paella or dancing the flamenco on our Spain’s Classics excursion.

Our top five most popular tours:

Shades of Ireland; 10 days starting at $1899*

London & Paris; 8 days starting at $2599*

Spain’s Classics; 11 days starting at $2149*

National Parks of America; 12 days starting at $3,199*

Italian Vistas; 13 days starting at $3,349*     

To book your tour, visit www.gocollette.com or call 855-370-8687.

*Rates are per person, land only, double occupancy. Call for airfare from your gateway.

This week in travel news…

CastleRestaurantsCastle restaurants make for magical meals

Appearing to be lifted from the pages of a children’s fairytale book, castles and palaces in Europe are special destinations that exude intriguing history within lavish surroundings. For food lovers, some castles offer gastronomic specialties that reflect the luxurious atmosphere of the property, transporting guests to a classical era of days gone by.  Click image to read more.

LoveBoatLove Boat’ cast helps kick off Princess Cruises’ 50th anniversary celebration

“The Love Boat” went off the air back in 1987, but the TV hit’s six original cast members are still with us, and they came together this week to be named godparents of Princess Cruises’ newest ship, The Regal Princess.  Click image to read more.

QuantamSkydiving and robot bartenders: The world’s ‘most hi-tech’ cruise ship

What’s longer than five Boeing 747 jetliners, 2.5 times taller than the Great Pyramid of Giza and uses robot bartenders to pour your drinks?  Click image to read more.

 

LoyaltyBefore Joining a Loyalty Program, Pick Your Destinations First

Airline miles, hotel points, credit card rewards… there are a slew of loyalty programs permeating the travel industry, each with its own quirks and idiosyncrasies. Among all this confusion, the biggest mistake travelers make when it comes to joining a program is choosing the wrong one.  Click image to read more.

Kids10 Most Important Travel Documents When Traveling With Kids

Unlike business travel or backpacking, travel with kids requires quite a bit of pre-planning and paperwork. Sadly, you cannot just arrive at the airport with your passport and an e-ticket on your phone.  Click image to read more.

 

SkiTo score the best ski deals of the season, book early

Winter storm Astro aside, most of the country has yet to see more than snow flurries in the forecast (if that). It still pays to start thinking ahead to ski season, however.   Only a handful of U.S. resorts are already open—including Killington in Vermont and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado—with the rest scheduled to start their season in the coming weeks. Click image to read more.

 

Norwegian’s Freestyle Choice – Offer Extended!

NorwegianThe choice is yours with Norwegian’s Freestyle Choice. Book an incredible vacation to any of our exciting destinations including The Caribbean, Bahamas & Florida, Hawaii, Europe and Alaska & get free balcony upgrades!  Plus, you also receive your choice of either the free dining package or up to $2,000 cash back to enjoy during your cruise.  It’s always about freedom and flexibility when you Cruise Like a Norwegian®.

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Tours in Your ‘Backyard’

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The United States is abundantly full of grand landscapes, iconic landmarks, and local culture. There is no need to go across the world to have a fantastic time on tour with Collette! From the exotic beauty of Hawaii to the frontier character of Texas, a wealth of surprising cultural experiences await. Check out some of these domestic Collette tours today!

 

A few of Collette’s most popular domestic tours include:

Islands of New England 8 days starting at $1749*

  • Journey back in time to the 1620s and the time of the Mayflower when you visit Plimoth Plantation.
  • Spend a day exploring Nantucket, known for its beautiful cottages and cobblestone streets.

America’s Music Cities 8 days starting at $1799*

  • Prepare to discover how to cook New Orleans-style during a unique cooking demonstration at the New Orleans School of Cooking.
  • Enjoy reserved seats at the Grand Ole Opry, the “home of American music,” followed by a backstage tour.

Trains, Wineries & Treasures of Northern California 9 days starting at $2299*

  • Journey on a splendidly restored Pullman car as you travel through picturesque Napa Valley at an unhurried pace.
  • Enjoy the incredible beauty of one of Yosemite National Park.

Hawaiian Adventure 10 days starting at $2899*

  • Remember Pearl Harbor as you visit the USS Arizona Memorial.
  • Stand in awe before Kauai’s Waimea Canyon, considered the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific.”

To book your tour, visit www.gocollette.com or call 855-370-8687.

*Rates are per person, land only, double occupancy. Call for airfare from your gateway.

This week in travel news…

 

 

MegaSuitesLiving large: New cruise ship’s swanky mega-suites

ABOARD QUANTUM OF THE SEAS — Want to see how the other half lives when sailing the world’s oceans? Take a cruise through the photos above and video below, which offer a first look at the mega-suites on Royal Caribbean’s new Quantum of the Seas.  Click image to read more.

travelersphrases5 phrases all travelers should purge forever

If you travel, you’re probably so used to hearing certain catchphrases that you’ve become desensitized to them.  But it isn’t the obvious marketing-speak, like calling your skies “friendly” or your destination “100% pure” that you have to listen for. The most dangerous adages are the ones you use.  Click image to read more.

Unpopular17 Places To Travel Before They Get Famous

In a world of tourist traps, letdowns, overrated destinations and just plain crowds, it’s no wonder we’ve become victims of some major travel burnout.  Click image to read more.

 

FundingHow to Fund Your Travel Lifestyle

The biggest excuse for not traveling more often is because we think we don’t have enough money.  Chances are slim that you’ll win the lottery, strike it rich in a hot technology IPO, or have trust funds waiting for you to cash in. Most of us are in the grind of earning and burning with no end in sight.  Click image to read more.

CreepNew app allows you to creep on fellow airplane passengers

Want to find out more about your flying companion during your next flight?  Now, you don’t even have to talk to your seatmates to get all the details you want.  Quicket, a travel app that bills itself as a “one-stop-app for all your travel needs,” has unveiled a new feature that allows travelers to browse through Facebook profiles of fellow passengers.  Click image to read more.

CarnivalCarnival Promises At-Sea Internet That Cruises

When it comes to disconnecting from the outside world, there’s nothing like a cruise — just ask anyone who has ever tried to access the Internet at sea.  Click image to read more.

 

Norwegians Are Free To Choose.

Norwegian

The choice is yours with Norwegian’s Freestyle Choice. Book an incredible vacation to any of our exciting destinations including The Caribbean, Bahamas & Florida, Hawaii, Europe and Alaska & get free balcony upgrades!  Plus, you also receive your choice of either the free dining package or up to $2,000 cash back to enjoy during your cruise.  It’s always about freedom and flexibility when you Cruise Like a Norwegian®.

Click here to learn more!

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Europe in the Off-Season

ColletteGet away this winter with Collette! While many may consider it the “off-season,” Collette considers November through April to be an ideal time to explore a variety of destinations. Visiting Europe during the “off-season” allows travelers to enjoy a relaxed pace and spend more time interacting with locals, savor moments at historical highlights and view geographic wonders without the crowds, and enjoy mild weather – not too hot, not too cold!

 

Perhaps you’ll visit 6 UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the Alhambra, on the Spain’s Costa del Sol & the Portuguese Riviera tour. Or you could choose to sail to Capri as part of your tour of Rome and the Amalfi Coast. Explore the impressive Rothschild Villa and Gardens, a seaside palazzo overlooking the Mediterranean, with our Spotlight on the French Riviera. See how the world’s most spectacular blown glass is artfully crafted in Murano, on the Spotlight on Venice in Winter tour.

 

Collette offers countless unique experiences for everyone to enjoy. Your winter adventure awaits… 

 

 

Don’t miss the opportunity to join Collette on one of these tours:

To book your tour, visit www.gocollette.com or call 855-370-8687.

*Rates are per person, land only, based on double occupancy.