Cunard now offering Blue Note® Jazz at Sea featuring Grammy® Award-winning Natalie Cole

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Cunard is thrilled to announce that multiple Grammy®Award-winning vocalist Natalie Cole will headline the first-ever Blue Note Jazz at Sea voyage on Cunard’s flagship, Queen Mary 2, on 29 October 2015.
Cole will join a roster of venerable jazz musicians on this very special Transatlantic Crossing including Grammy® Award-winning jazz pianist and record producer Robert Glasper, acclaimed trumpet playerKeyon Harrold, tenor saxophonist Marcus Strickland, guitarist Lionel Loueke, bassist Derrick Hodgeand drummer Kendrick Scott.
Cole was introduced to the world of jazz as a child in the 1950s through her famous father, vocal legend and trailblazer Nat King Cole. Throughout her celebrated career, Natalie has paid tribute to the Latin American, R&B and Jazz genres, as well as to her father through posthumous pairings and renditions of his most popular songs. Known for hits like “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)” and “Unforgettable,” Natalie Cole has been thrilling audiences for decades.
And for a limited time, special fares for this voyage start from $999 plus enjoy a $175 onboard credit per stateroom, in any category booked.
Click here to learn more.
Blue Note is a registered trademark of Capitol Records, LLC.

$500 Air Credit on Select Cruise Vacation Packages in Europe & Tahiti

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Pleasant Holidays’ exclusive $500 air credit lets you enjoy the good life and save when you book First or Business Class air with select cruise vacations. Indulge in a luxury small-ship cruise that feels like an intimate voyage aboard a private yacht. Valid on Windstar and AmaWaterways Europe cruises or Paul Gauguin and Windstar Tahiti cruises, the exclusive offer is valid for all 2015 and 2016 sailings booked by 8/31/15. So slip away on a romantic escape that navigates the turquoise waters of the South Pacific, visiting Papeete, Moorea, Bora Bora and more. Explore Europe’s most fascinating cities on a themed river cruise with enriching shore excursions. Discover the magic and mystique of the Rivieras on an ocean voyage that visits gem-like ports strung together like a perfect strand of pearls. Each of these luxury cruises pampers you in style with all onboard meals, well-appointed staterooms, fascinating itineraries, onboard entertainment and more. Ask about extending your journey with pre- and post-cruise stays in memorable port cities that enhance your vacation experience. The experts at Pleasant Holidays make it easy to afford the cruise vacation of your dreams at a price you’ll love with exclusive savings you cannot book anywhere else.

Call 1-888-328-7743 today or Book online.

Join us in Sunny California for New Year’s and see the Spectacular Rose Parade!

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The world-famous Rose Parade takes place each New Year’s Day and YMT Vacations is the local expert! All Rose Parade packages include an exclusive behind the scenes look at the history of the parade and the floats in the making, a tour of Los Angeles showing you Beverly Hills, Hollywood, the Chinese Theatre and the home of the Academy Awards, the Dolby Theatre. Where will you head next? It’s up to you – Choose from several exciting Rose Parade tour packages at an unbeatable value!

  • Rose Parade & Los Angeles Tour – 5 Days from $699
  • Rose Parade & Mexican Riviera Cruise – 13 Days from $1499
  • Rose Parade, Grand Canyon Sunrise & Red Rocks Tour – 11 Days from $1399
  • 10-Day Rose Parade & Coastal California Tour – 10 Days from $1349
  • 11-Day Rose Parade & Coastal California Tour – 11 Days from $1449

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Receive up to $300 Instant Savings on Great Mexico Vacations!

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The fabulous resorts of Mexico spoil you with attentive service, gourmet cuisine, state-of-the-art spas, challenging golf and indulgent all-inclusive accommodations on the world’s most beautiful beaches. Explore the aquamarine waters of Cancun and Riviera Maya, stroll the golden sands of Los Cabos, and shop and dine along the beachfront of Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit.

Pleasant Holidays offers exceptional values on great Mexico vacations, including up to $300 instant savings per booking, reduced rates, kids stay free offers and more! Valid on vacations at participating hotels and resorts made by 7/19/15 for travel through 12/15/15. Select from a wide variety of destinations and resorts, including all-inclusive, adults-only and family-friendly options. Vacations must include roundtrip airfare and minimum three-night stay.

It’s the Mexico vacation you want at a price you’ll love!

Call 1-888-328-7743 today or Book online.

Princess Joins International Maritime Organization to Celebrate Day of the Seafarer

Princess Cruises Joins International Maritime Organization
to Celebrate Day of the Seafarer on June 25

Nautical Chart Auction to Raise Funds for Seafarer Humanitarian Services

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Princess Cruises is joining the International Maritime Organization in celebrating the 5th annual Day of the Seafarer on June 25, which is also a United Nations international observance day. Day of the Seafarer brings awareness to and recognizes the world’s 1.5 million seafarers to thank them for their service and contribution during their career at sea.

Around the world, there are organizations that support the well-being of seafaring crew by providing important humanitarian services that directly benefit the shipboard crew at Princess, as well as all international maritime workers. Princess Cruises actively supports these organizations located in ports of call the cruise line visits often including Seafarers’ House (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida); Seafarers UK (Southampton, England); Mission to Seafarers, (Seattle, Washington); and International Seafarer’s Center (Long Beach/Los Angeles, Calif.).

On every cruise, Princess raises money for charity by conducting an auction of the nautical charts, a one-of-a-kind collector’s item signed by the Captain that details the routes of the voyage. To celebrate the 2015 Day of the Seafarer, Princess guests will have the opportunity to show their support for their favorite crew members and seafarers and take home this unique keepsake from their cruise vacation. Fleetwide, through the month of July, the proceeds from each commemorative nautical chart auction will be collected on behalf of seafarers. Princess Cruises Community Foundation will match the auction proceeds up to $10,000. Both the auction proceeds and the matched funds will be donated to seafarer organizations that promote the well-being of seafarers and their families.

The 2015 Day of the Seafarer campaign aims to inspire young people to consider a career at sea. In support, Princess Cruises will turn to social media to celebrate its shipboard team, using the hashtag #CareerAtSea to highlight that a career at sea is a rewarding opportunity that will take you to exciting and often exotic destinations around the world.

Princess Cruises is showing appreciation and gratitude to seafarers everywhere and this day offers the opportunity to acknowledge the company’s nearly 18,000 shipboard crew who work aboard Princess cruise ships and come from more than 70 countries. Princess is also taking this opportunity to salute three long-serving employees who have dedicated themselves to a lifelong career at sea:

·         Tom Beck (Coventry, United Kingdom), Newbuild Guarantee Engineer, 51 years at sea
·         Alastair Calder (Genoa, Italy), Fleet Marine Inspector, 48 years at sea
·         Nigel Stewart (Fortrose, Scotland), Hotel General Manager, 47 years at sea

“We are grateful for the commitment and dedication of our seafaring staff – they are truly what makes Princess Cruises special for our guests,” said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises president. “Because of their choosing to have a career at sea, our guests enjoy a safe, meaningful and memorable cruise vacation.”

In an additional show of support, the company will also donate a cruise to the Seattle branch of Mission to Seafarers and will be hosting their annual luncheon aboard Crown Princess on August 22 in the Port of Seattle.

Additional information about shipboard careers at Princess Cruises can be found at princess.com/employment.

Additional information about Princess Cruises is available through a professional travel consultant, by calling 1-800-PRINCESS (1-800-774-6237), or by visiting the company’s website at princess.com.

Beaches Negril Resort & Spa

#1 Best Hotel For Families in the Caribbean

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Capturing the essence of laid-back island living, Beaches Negril is set in a lush tropical setting along the widest stretch of Jamaica’s renowned Seven Mile Beach. Here, no building is higher than the tallest palm tree and endless pleasure is at the water’s edge.
Voted the #1 Best Hotel for Families in the Caribbean by TripAdvisor, this resort offers the ultimate family getaway with every luxury included and unlimited–Gourmet Discovery Dining at nine restaurants, a Culinary Concierge to handle dietary requests, premium brand drinks and Robert Mondavi Twin Oaks wines, land and water sports, Wi-Fi throughout the resort, airport transfers, and more.

Savour fresh seafood, Italian fare, French cuisine and casual bites like Caribbean-style barbeque and wood-fired pizza served with breathtaking views. Adults enjoy exciting activities such as snorkeling, Hobie Cat sailing, paddleboarding, and tennis, as well as some down time with a relaxing, optional treatment at the award-winning Red Lane Spa. Kids will love the Pirates Island Waterpark with thrilling waterslides and a lazy river, The Caribbean Adventure with Sesame Street, and a supervised kids camp with age-appropriate activities (like scavenger hunts, beach parties, and more). Even hard-to-please teens and tweens have some fun of their own at the Xbox Play Lounge, Trench Town arcade center and Liquid nightclub.

Luxurious and spacious, the resort’s two- and three-bedroom butler suites grant stunning views of the ocean and can comfortably accommodate families of any size. These top-tier suites also include exclusive amenities such as VIP check-in, 24-hour room service and a personal butler to create an unforgettable stay.

Carefree and casually cool, Beaches Negril is the place where you can find a quiet spot in a hammock and nap to the soothing sound of waves, cool off in a shimmering beachside pool, experience a new adventure each day, and enjoy a family dinner with the island’s most spectacular sunset as your backdrop. Book now and save up to 65% on resort accommodations*, plus enjoy limited time offers including an instant airfare credit* and a $175 credit towards spa or a tour*. For more information, visit beaches.com or call 1-800-BEACHES.

*Important – visit www.beaches.com/disclaimers/treasurechestbng061615 or call 1-800-BEACHES for Terms and Conditions.

Set your sights on London with Pleasant Holidays!

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London offers an amazing array of historic traditions combined with cutting-edge, contemporary and captivating attractions. From centuries-old castles and royal palaces, to vibrant theatres, museums, high-end shopping, world-class sports and authentic pubs, discover the diversity of this quintessential British capital.

Pleasant Holidays makes it easy to book your London escape with everything you need in one place: airfare, breakfast-included hotel accommodations, sightseeing tours and excursions, and more. Looking for a central location within easy reach of the city’s must-see sights? The Thistle Kensington Gardens hotel is an ideal home base from which to explore, with world-famous Oxford Street, Paddington Station two Tube stops and Kensington Palace (Will and Kate’s London address) all within minutes of the front door.

Pleasant Holidays has the London vacation you want at a price you’ll love!

Call 1-888-328-7743 today or Visit online.

Introducing the new Sandals® Ochi Beach Resort

Welcome to the Caribbean Riviera

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Just steps from the Caribbean Sea and miles from ordinary, the new Sandals Ochi Beach Resort welcomes you to an oasis sprawling with natural beauty and infinite romance.

Spanning 100 lush acres from the foothills of the St. Ann Mountains down to the pristine shores of Honeymoon Beach, this is one of Sandals’ grandest resorts. Enjoy an unprecedented 16 Gourmet Discovery Dining options, 105 pools including seven main pools, 11 bars serving Robert Mondavi Twin Oaks wines, premium brand drinks, and thrilling water and land sports such as golf nearby at Sandals Golf & Country Club–all included and unlimited, all the time!

Trendy when you want it, private when you don’t, Sandals Ochi Beach Resort presents three distinct worlds to satisfy your every mood. At the heart of the resort is the magnificent Great House boasting mountaintop views of the sea, world-class restaurants and bars, an optional award-winning Red Lane Spa, a sky-sized pool lined with plush cabanas, and the Caribbean’s first speakeasy lounge, the Rabbit Hole. French sophistication and sultry island vibes come alive at the trendy Ochi Beach Club and Riviera Seaside Village. Bask in the sun and enjoy endless cocktail service, stroll and dine on a promenade set directly over the sea, dance the night away at a beach party or lounge by the warm glow of firepits.

Tucked away in the resort’s verdant hillside, the All-Butler Village is dotted with luxurious villa suites with 98 private and semi-private pools–including the 1,200 sq. ft. Romeo & Juliet sanctuaries complete with a master bedroom, private indoor courtyard, pool and whirlpool. Aside from romantic midnight swims and the soothing sounds of babbling brooks and trickling waterfalls, the most impressive feature is the service. Every villa includes a personal butler trained to create an unforgettable experience, as well as VIP check-in, in-room bars stocked daily, and more world-class amenities.

The Caribbean Riviera’s most exciting resort is what’s new. It’s what’s now. It’s what’s next in all-inclusives! For more information, visit sandals.com or call 1-800-SANDALS today.

Caddies are mandatory, but not included. Sandals is a registered trademark. Unique Vacations, Inc. is an affiliate of Unique Travel Corp., the worldwide representative of Sandals Resorts.

Princess Cruises Offers Exceptional Cruise Savings During Great Getaways Sale

Book One, Get 50% Off a Second Guest and Reduced Deposit

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Princess Cruises is offering a special buy one get one 50% off deal on short getaway cruises during the Great Getaways Sale, based on double occupancy.

Guests will enjoy the Lotus Spa & Fitness Center, top-notch live entertainment and world-class cuisine made fresh from scratch, as well as fantastic cruise destinations. Getaway cruises from both coasts, range from three to five days and offer a convenient way to get aboard and enjoy a cruise vacation.

In addition to special cruise savings, guests can book with reduced deposits of only $50 per person. Third and fourth guests will also save with fares starting at $149 per person.

Great Getaways Sale cruise deals include:

  • 4-day West Coast Getaway cruise — guest one: $398 interior; $648 balcony and guest two: $199 interior; $324 balcony
  • 4- to 5-day Eastern Caribbean Getaway cruise — guest one: $448 interior; $648 balcony and guest two: $224 interior; $324 balcony
  • 5-day West Coast Getaway cruise — guest one: $498 interior; $749 balcony and guest two: $249 interior; $374 balcony
  • 4- to 5-day Western Caribbean Getaway cruise — guest one: $448 interior; $648 balcony and guest two: $224 interior and $324 balcony

Additional details about the “Great Getaways Sale” can be found at princess.com/sale.

Other cruise deals and promotions can be found at princess.com/cruisedeals.

All cruise prices are per person, based on double occupancy.  The “Great Getaways Sale” is available now through 11:59 p.m. PDT on July 7, 2015 and is open to residents of the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico and Bermuda.

Additional information about Princess Cruises is available through a professional travel consultant, by calling 1-800-PRINCESS (1-800-774-6237), or by visiting the company’s website at princess.com.