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Show your family how much you love and care for them with the ultimate gift this year!

Give them a charter vacation in the British Virgin Islands aboard the award-winning MarineMax Vacations power catamaran fleet.

Self-drive and crewed charters are available aboard our 2, 3 or 4 cabin power cats.  All you’ll need is your swimsuit and you’re ready for the ultimate adventure creating memories to last a lifetime.

Gift Certificates are available in any denomination.  Contact us for details at 813-644-8071 of by visiting MarineMax.

What’s the best cruise line?

For cruise newbies considering their first sailing, the first question on their minds is always the same: “Which cruise line is the best?”

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Booking a cruise is complicated: Once you decide where you want to go, you have to decide what ship to take and then which cabin to choose. The process can be excruciating for the uninitiated – cruise lines often look very similar to one another in brochures, as do some routes, and some larger ships can have more than 30 cabin categories. But, for cruise newbies considering their first sailing, the first question on their minds is always the same: “Which cruise line is the best?”

The answer, of course, is not so simple. Like hotel chains, cruise lines each have their own strengths and weaknesses, their own “personalities.” Some lines in the same price point sailing similar routes may cater to wildly different demographics.

The result: The answer is different for everyone. Start with your budget, since that will help narrow down the field. And don’t think that the list prices for sailings should represent your total budget: Except for some luxury options, those list prices usually don’t include airfare, taxes and fees, shore excursions, and some meals and entertainment, or drinks.

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Travel South with Collette

The Southern United States is full of grand landscapes, iconic landmarks, and local culture. Collette offers a variety of tours to the American South filled with history, beauty and charm. From the rich blend of jazz and Cajun influences in New Orleans to a touch of good old southern hospitality, Collette’s tours offer a glimpse into the traditions of those people you only thought you knew. Check out some of these Southern U.S. tours today!

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A few of Collette’s popular Southern U.S tours include:

  • Spotlight on New Orleans 5 days starting at $1349*stlouiscathedral_sna0045b_corbisrf_990_480x340
    • During a unique cooking demonstration at the New Orleans School of Cooking your chef will indulge you in everything that Louisiana cuisine has to offer.
    • Get to know the city’s famous French Quarter on a walking tour.
  • Heart of the South 8 days starting at $1699* – visiting Louisiana and Mississippi.stlouiscathedral_42076437_fotoliarf_3059_480x340
    • Enjoy an elegant dinner at the Court of Two Sisters, one of New Orleans’ most famous restaurants.
    • Head on down to the bayou and relax on a narrated cruise through the Atchafalaya Basin swamp.
  • Southern Charm 7 days starting at $1649* – visiting South Carolina, Georgia and Floridafountain_1200132_fotoliarf_2299_480x340
    • Take an enchanting trolley tour of St. Augustine, Florida, the oldest city in the United States, first settled in 1565.
    • Enjoy a two night stay at the Jekyll Island Club, once described as “the richest, the most exclusive, most inaccessible club in the world.”
  • America’s Music Cities 8 days starting at $2099* – visiting New Orleans, Memphis and Nashvillebbkingstore_cvo_9081_480x340
    • Enjoy reserved seats at the Grand Ole Opry, the “home of American music.”
    • Tour Graceland, the palatial home of Elvis Presley.

To book your tour, visit www.gocollette.com

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

This week in travel news…

CruiseKitchenThe Bizarre World of Cruise Ship Kitchens

Throughout its history, cruise ship fare hasn’t exactly had the best reputation. (You can thank budget cruise lines with their endlessly dull buffets for that.) But in today’s world of restaurant geeks and Food Network obsessives, cruises have to cater to food lovers.  Click image to read more.

XmasCruiseCelebration at Sea: Best Christmas Cruises

Instead of spending Christmas with the in-laws, hop aboard a festive cruise ship and celebrate at sea. A number of cruise lines offer unusual, Christmas-themed itineraries to far-off destinations with the Christmas spirit found onboard the ship and on land.  Click image to read more.

WindowSeat10Best: Flights where you should snag a window seat

If your air travel routine is to snag an aisle seat, you may be missing incredible sights, says William Brinn, a former FAA trainer and author of No Good Deed Goes Unpunished.  Click image to read more.

 

NatParksPicturesque National parks to visit in the wintertime

Generally, wintertime is associated with sitting by a crackling fireplace and watching the snowfall from the comfort of your warm home. Mix in some fast-paced winter sports like snowboarding and skiing, and it completes the package.  Click image to read more.

quantumThe Best Cruise Ships of 2014 in Every Category

Thinking about a winter cruise?  Check here first to make sure you cruise with the best of the best!  Click image to read more.

 

 

NORWEGIANS WRAP IT UP EARLY.

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Give yourself or your loved ones a holiday gift that’s out of the box. Book an incredible Norwegian Cruise Line vacation to any of our destinations and get up to $250 to spend on board. There are plenty of ways to celebrate when you Cruise Like a Norwegian®.

Hurry, this offer ends today! Click Here to learn more.

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Free Airfare on Springtime Cruises

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Rejuvenate your mind, spirit and taste buds this spring on a luxurious AmaWaterways river cruise that takes you to grand capitals such as Paris and Amsterdam as well as charming villages and quaint towns. There simply is no better way to immerse yourself in the romance, beauty and cultures of Europe. Start planning your springtime getaway today!

2015 Springtime Cruises- Free Airfare

COLLETTE

ColletteLooking to save on your next adventure? Collette is offering Treasure Chest readers an exclusive offer, with savings of up to $400 per person* on tours booked by 12/31/14. To get the offer code, simply click here to order our 2015-2016 Worldwide Travel Guide.  Each guide will come printed with a unique code redeemable for savings on any tour.

With over 160 tours across all seven continents, Collette takes the hassle out of seeing the world. With expert Tour Managers, carefully chosen hotels, and inclusive itineraries, all you have to do is pack your bag and enjoy the adventure.

See terms & conditions below.  To begin planning your tour, call 855-370-8687.

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*Offer code must be used for tour savings. Offer is valid on new bookings only made between 12/1/14 – 12/31/14 for travel between 12/1/14 – 4/30/16 on any Collette tour.  Offers can expire earlier due to space or inventory availability. Space is on a first come, first served basis. Offer is not valid on group or existing bookings or combinable with any other offer. Offer savings as follows (all savings listed are per person): Europe savings of $200; Africa savings of $200; USA & Canada savings of $100, except for Winter in Yellowstone and Wonders of Newfoundland where savings in $200 (call for offer details on Alaska Discovery); Australia & New Zealand savings of $400; Asia savings of $200; South & Central America savings of $200, except: Discover Panama, Tropical Costa Rica, Costa Rica Family Adventure where savings is $100; Royal Horticultural Society tours savings as follows: Europe, South Africa and Japan savings of $150; USA savings of $100 and New Zealand savings of $350. Spotlights tour savings for USA, Europe and Asia are $100. Other restrictions may apply; call for details.

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.