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Queen Victoria On Sale

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Queen Victoria on Sale

If you have given any thought to sailing on Cunard’s Queen Victoria in 2011,  now is the time to consider booking that trip.  Today marks the first day of Cunard Lines’ three day sale of Queen Victoria’s 2011 debut sailings in the Americas.  The sale ends August 6, 2011.

Book one of these voyages during this limited three day window and enjoy the following benefits:

1.  Savings of up to $1,200 per stateroom, based on stateroom category;

2.  On-Board Credits of up to $300 per stateroom, based on stateroom    category;

3.  Reduced Deposit

Featured sailings are available from the convenient North America departure ports of New York, Fort Lauderdale and Los Angeles.

There’s always the fine print and this is no less true with this promotion.

Offers are available on Queen Victoria departures between 5 January and 29 March 2011, apply to the first two guests in a stateroom and do not apply to exclusive occupancy or third-berth guests. This promotion is subject to availability, is capacity controlled and applies to select categories. Government fees and taxes of up to $318.45 are additional, per person, may be higher for Canadian residents and are subject to change. Fares include a fuel supplement of $3.85 USD per day (up to a maximum of $154) on all guests. This fuel supplement amount is subject to change even after a reservation is paid in full. This offer may not be combinable with any other promotion, savings program or public, group or past guest discount, including On-Board Credits. Offer may be withdrawn at any time without notice.

Deposits made under this promotion are immediately non-refundable and non-transferable.

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Azamara’s Hot Offers for Cool Times

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Azamara Club Cruises, which bills itself  as “a destination-immersive cruise

Azamara Journey

line for up-market travelers who want to not only see the places and cultures they visit, but to live them”, has announced a sale on winter voyages.  Bookings must be made by August 31, 2010.

Azamara Journey

For voyages departing between November 29, 2010 and February 27, 2011, on Journey’s winter voyages in the West Indies/Caribbean Sea and the Sea of Cortez, Azamara is offering 2 for 1 fares on Oceanview category staterooms or higher, Veranda staterooms for the price of Oceanviews based on availability, and $1000 onboard credits per stateroom.

Azamara Quest

On select Azamara Quest voyages sailing eastward from the Mediterranean to Southeast Asia, departing between November 27, 2010 and January 22, 2011, and on March 17, 2011, Azamara is offering 2 for 1 cruise fares, $500 onboard spending credits per stateroom, and ChoiceAir credits of $2000 per couple, for new bookings made in Oceanview or higher category staterooms.

Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest are sister ships, originally built for Renaissance Cruise Lines.  They offer 347 suites and staterooms and have a passenger capacity of 694.  The Line’s new president, Larry Pimental, is taking Azamara in a more destination-intensive, amenity-inclusive direction.  Capitalizing on the ships’ smaller size, itineraries are being re-structured to offer less visited destinations and more overnights, as well as later departures from many ports.  Many items previously offered at additional expense are now included in the cruise fare, such as gratuities for housekeeping, dining and bar staff; complimentary bottled water, sodas, specialty coffees and teas; complimentary boutique red and white wines with lunch and dinner; and shuttle bus to/from port communities when available.

I sailed on Azamara Journey to the Baltic last summer before the upgraded services and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.  The product has only gotten better.  If you are able to take advantage of this sale and book by August 31st, you won’t regret it.

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Carnival Cruises Announces New Sale

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Carnival Cruise Line published details of their new sale in a press release today:

Press Release Source: Carnival Cruise Lines On Monday July 12, 2010, 11:07 am EDT

Carnival Dream

” Carnival Cruise Lines is hosting its first-ever “1-2-3 Go! Sale” which combines three of the line’s most popular sales incentives – Cash Back of up to $160 per stateroom, best available upgrades and attractive “Fun Select” rates – to provide unprecedented value to consumers.

The promotion is available on a wide variety of three- to eight-day “Fun Ship” cruises departing from August 2010 through February 2011, including voyages to The Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexico, Alaska, and Hawaii.  Bookings must be made between July 12-30, 2010, to qualify.

The “1-2-3 Go! Sale’s” cash back option is provided in the form of a shipboard credit that can be redeemed once on board.  Guests will receive a shipboard credit of up to $80 per stateroom on three- to five-day cruises and up to $160 per stateroom on voyages of six days or longer.  The shipboard credit is automatically applied to guests’ on-board accounts when they board their cruise and can be redeemed toward a wide range of shipboard purchases.  Any unused funds at the end of the cruise will be returned to guests on debarkation day in the form of a check.

The best available upgrade feature applies to new individual bookings for categories 4A and higher. Upgrades are available within specific stateroom accommodation types (i.e., interior to interior, ocean view to ocean view, balcony to balcony). Guests are encouraged to book now to secure the best possible choice of staterooms.

The cash back and best available upgrade features must be combined with the line’s “Fun Select” rates to be eligible for this promotion.  With “Fun Select” rates, guests can select the stateroom of their choice based on deck, location and accommodation category.”‘

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