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Newsletter Dated June 20, 2016

Dear Vacations To Go Customer,

Here are some great money-saving offers that we've negotiated with Holland America, Princess, Regent, Cunard and Azamara. They include shipboard credits, which are as good as cash on the ship and can be used toward onboard purchases not covered in the cruise fare, such as shore excursions and purchases in the ship's shops.

Holland America has reduced rates by up to 87% for our customers. Plus, get exclusive shipboard credits of up to $750 per cabin, free gratuities for two and a beverage credit of $100 per cabin on a variety of cruises and cruise tours. Book a suite and also get 200 minutes of free Internet. Past guests may see discounted rates on select sailings. Book by June 27. See dates and prices.

Princess is offering Vacations To Go customers discounts of up to 86% on a variety of upcoming sailings, as well as shipboard credits of up to $85 per cabin on certain departures. Past passengers may see better rates on select cruises. See dates and prices.

Regent is offering our customers exclusive savings of up to 87% on select last-minute sailings from now through September. Regent fares include unlimited shore excursions, gratuities, unlimited beverages including fine wines and premium spirits and, on select sailings, unlimited Internet (valued at $30 a day). See dates and prices.

Cunard is offering Vacations To Go customers exclusive shipboard credits of up to $800 per cabin on an array of cruises. Plus, book a balcony or higher on select departures from September 2016 through March 2017 and receive free gratuities for two. Past guests may see discounted rates on select sailings. Book by July 16. See dates and prices.

Azamara is offering our customers big discounts -- save up to 78%. Also enjoy exclusive shipboard credits of up to $1,200 per cabin on a variety of voyages. Book by July 1. See dates and prices.

As always, these offers are for new bookings only and subject to availability. Restrictions may apply.



Holland America opened the Denali Square dining and entertainment complex on June 6. It's the new hub of the 60-acre McKinley Chalet Resort, at the entrance to Denali National Park, where guests stay on Holland America's Alaska cruise tours. Visitors can dine at the Karstens Public House restaurant, take in a dinner theater show at the Gold Nugget Saloon or watch talented locals at work in the artist-in-residence cabin.

Click here to see Holland America's Alaska cruise tours for this summer, with rates reduced by up to 80%.



More Holland America news: The line has upgraded suites aboard the Eurodam and Oosterdam, bringing them in line with the style found aboard the new Koningsdam. The rooms sport new, more contemporary furniture and bathrooms with stone countertops and glass tile walls. USB outlets were added to headboards, and an interactive TV system gives access to free on-demand movies. Other ships in the fleet will receive similar renovations in the coming months.



American Queen Steamboat Company, whose elegant and modern paddle wheelers sail the Mississippi River and the Columbia and Snake rivers in the Pacific Northwest, is offering our customers some fantastic savings.

For example, save $1,000 to $1,800 per couple ($500 to $900 per person) off holiday sailings that depart from New Orleans or Memphis.

Holiday cruises stop in towns like St. Francisville and Natchez, where carolers and musicians greet passengers and streets and shops are decked out in yuletide decor. Guests spend a festive evening at Nottoway Plantation -- built in 1859 and said to be the largest surviving antebellum plantation in the South -- with music, dancing and a private dinner, followed by the lighting of traditional Cajun bonfires on the river levee.

Or, save $800 to $1,800 per couple ($400 to $900 per person) off many other departures between now and the end of the year when you book certain cabin categories. Book and pay in full by June 30.

Every cruise with American Queen Steamboat Company includes complimentary wine and beer at dinner and bottled water, soft drinks and specialty coffees throughout the voyage.

To see all offers from American Queen Steamboat Company, including free hotel nights and early booking savings for 2017, click here.



Norwegian has big upgrades planned for its private Bahamian island, Great Stirrup Cay. By January 2017, cruise guests will find a 1,000-foot-long zipline course, a half-mile boardwalk, an underwater sculpture garden and a recreation area with sports courts and shaded picnic area. Look for two new dining venues, too: Abaco Taco and LandShark Bar & Grill, inspired by Atlantic Coast beach bars.

The crown jewel will be the exclusive lagoon retreat. Set to open by summer 2017, it will encompass 22 air-conditioned villas, a secluded beach, ocean-view restaurant, floating swim-up bar and an outpost of the line's Mandara Spa. The lagoon retreat is complimentary to guests in suites and Haven accommodations and to those who book an on-island spa treatment. There also will be a limited number of passes available for purchase.



Some more news from around the industry...

Viking Cruises has released new itineraries for 2017 and 2018, include port calls in Cuba, British Isles voyages and cruises from New York to Bermuda and the Caribbean. Its fourth ship, the Viking Sun, will embark on a 141-night world cruise for its inaugural season, departing from Miami on December 15, 2017.

Royal Caribbean will update the Adventure of the Seas in a $61 million refurbishment, said to be the line's biggest investment to date. Scheduled for completion this November, the project brings popular features like the Cyclone and Typhoon water slides and the FlowRider surf simulator on board, as well as new restaurants and 100 more cabins.

Royal Caribbean also announced that it will introduce a fifth Oasis-class ship for delivery in spring 2021.

Celebrity has ordered two more vessels for its brand-new Edge class. In all, four Edge ships will launch between fall 2018 and fall 2022. The 2,900-passenger liners are described as being "sized for small-ship itineraries with large-ship amenities."



I have scanned all the sailings in the next 90 days, and listed below are all the deepest discounts according to type of cabin.

Inside Cabins

Click here to see all sailings offering inside cabins for at least 65% off.

Oceanview Cabins

Click here to see all sailings offering oceanview cabins for at least 65% off.

Balcony Cabins

Click here to see all sailings offering balcony cabins for at least 60% off.

Suites

Click here to see all sailings offering suites for at least 55% off.



Here are today's Top 10 Cruises, brand-new specials from the world's best cruise lines. Click the FastDeal # for details.

1) Caribbean, 7 nights on Carnival, departs San Juan Sep 25, starting at $479, save 62%, FastDeal # 23557

2) Alaska, 7 nights on Princess, departs Vancouver Jul 6, starting at $499, save 77%, FastDeal # 18282

3) Pacific Northwest, 8 nights on Royal Caribbean, departs Seattle Sep 30, starting at $599, save 59%, FastDeal # 11625

4) Caribbean, 7 nights on Norwegian, departs Miami Sep 3, starting at $599, save 65%, FastDeal # 12649

5) Alaska, 7 nights on Celebrity, departs Anchorage Jul 29, oceanview starting at $749, save 71%, FastDeal # 17216

6) Caribbean, 7 nights on Royal Caribbean, departs Galveston Sep 18, starting at $576, save 77%, FastDeal # 24431

7) Mexico, 10 nights on Princess, departs San Francisco Sep 25, starting at $799, save 62%, FastDeal # 11294

8) Mediterranean, 11 nights on Celebrity, departs Rome Aug 29, starting at $1,049, save 62%, FastDeal # 16763

9) Greek Islands, 7 nights on Windstar, departs Istanbul Jul 23, oceanview starting at $1,599, save 80%, FastDeal # 18961

10) Tahiti/French Polynesia, 7 nights on Paul Gauguin Cruises, departs Papeete Oct 1, oceanview starting at $3,845, save 64%, FastDeal # 22126

For the best last-minute cruise specials in the next 90 days, please visit our world-famous 90-Day Ticker.
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