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Newsletter Dated August 25, 2014

Dear Vacations To Go Customer,

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Vacations To Go offers a feature, unique in the cruise industry, that allows us to show you every special discount for which you are eligible, whenever you browse our site. These special rates don't apply to every sailing, but when they are in effect, they are the lowest available.

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A few weeks ago, I wrote that I was suffering all the classic symptoms of Cruise Withdrawal, as it's been more than 510 days since I've been at sea. While I've had some fantastic travel adventures over the last year and a half, none of them have been on a cruise ship.

I heard from many of you who were -- forgive the pun -- in the same boat:
  • "I know the feeling. We are now at 180 days and it is time to make plans for another cruise. One of my therapies, when landlocked, is to use my vacation photos as screen savers -- Alaska in the summer, Caribbean in the winter."
  • "Cruising is in our blood, and we cannot think of any other type of vacation that offers more for our money."
  • "I am not on a cruise ship right now, but I am looking at a collage of photos from our last cruise -- two years ago! One of my favorite memories of that cruise is coming into port in New York City at sunrise, sitting on our balcony in our pajamas."
  • "I returned from sea on July 21 and am already experiencing these symptoms."
Has it been too long since your last cruise? Click here to see the best deals on departures in the next three months at our world-famous 90-Day Ticker.

Or, read on for examples of fantastic savings on unsold cabins in the Bahamas, Caribbean, Mediterranean and more.



This week, I'd like to share huge, last-minute discounts on cruises to the world's most popular destinations, savings of up to 86% off the brochure price!

Since 1984, Vacations To Go has been working with major cruise lines to book unsold cabins at deeply discounted prices. If you are flexible with your travel dates and can book at a moment's notice when price cuts are announced, we can help you find an incredible deal on a cruise vacation.

Below are some examples of unbeatable offers on cruises departing in the next several weeks. For a look at more terrific cruise bargains, please visit our 90-Day Ticker -- the industry's only comprehensive list of last-minute markdowns -- by clicking here.

A 7-night Caribbean cruise departing from Miami on September 20, starting at $239 (FastDeal #14409). Save 86%!

A 5-night Bahamas cruise departing from Miami on September 15, starting at $159 (FastDeal 29759). Save 85%!

An 8-night Caribbean cruise departing from Fort Lauderdale on September 27, starting at $289 (FastDeal #19127). Save 85%!

A 5-night Caribbean cruise departing from Fort Lauderdale on October 18, starting at $229 (FastDeal #16595). Save 85%!

A 4-night Bahamas cruise departing from Miami on November 6, starting at $169 (FastDeal #10099). Save 82%!

A 7-night Canada/New England cruise departing from Boston on September 20, starting at $499 (FastDeal #20881). Save 76%!

A 7-night Bahamas cruise departing from New Orleans on September 28, starting at $399 (FastDeal #19172). Save 76%!

A 5-night Pacific Northwest cruise departing from Vancouver on September 29, starting at $149 (FastDeal #27231). Save 75%!

A 13-night trans-Atlantic cruise departing from Rotterdam on October 14, starting at $599 (FastDeal #13015). Save 74%!

A 7-night Bahamas cruise departing from New York on October 12, starting at $549 (FastDeal #25982). Save 74%!

A 7-night Bermuda cruise departing from New York on September 21, starting at $629 (FastDeal #22442). Save 71%!

A 7-night Mediterranean cruise departing from Barcelona on October 24, starting at $499 (FastDeal #13020). Save 71!%

If you're in the market for a last-minute cruise, act quickly to lock in one of these amazing rates. Deals this low can sell out within hours of listing!



This week, we've arranged money-saving offers with Celebrity, Norwegian, Seabourn and Pullmantur. They include free shipboard credits, which can be used toward onboard purchases not covered in the cruise fare, like shore excursions and boutique purchases.

Celebrity is offering our customers markdowns of up to 77%. Plus, customers who book ocean-view cabins or higher categories on select sailings can choose from one of the following three amenities: 1) free drinks, including alcoholic beverages, 2) free gratuities or 3) a shipboard credit of up to $700 per cabin. Book by August 31. Click here for dates and prices.

Norwegian is offering my readers huge savings, with discounts of up to 85% off, as well as exclusive shipboard credits of up to $170 per cabin on most upcoming sailings. Book by Sunday, August 31. Click here for dates and prices.

Seabourn is offering Vacations To Go customers terrific savings of up to 84% on select cruises through 2015, plus certain voyages qualify for shipboard credits of up to $750 per stateroom. The upfront rate of a Seabourn cruise includes open bars throughout the ship, fine wines at lunch and dinner and gratuities. Click here for dates and prices.

Pullmantur is offering our customers great discounts and new, exclusive rates on cruises in an array of destinations. Pullmantur has all-inclusive pricing that covers all carbonated beverages, water, juice and coffee, and most alcoholic beverages such as beer, wine and liquor. Click here for dates and prices.

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



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 Miami Sep 21, starting at $229, save 86%, FastDeal # 10402

2) Canada/New England, 7 nights on Holland America, departs Boston Sep 13, starting at $399, save 80%, FastDeal # 19076

3) Caribbean, 7 nights on Princess, departs Houston Nov 16, starting at $399, save 76%, FastDeal # 24119

4) Alaska, 7 nights on Norwegian, departs Seattle Sep 13, starting at $579, save 70%, FastDeal # 22188

5) Caribbean, 7 nights on Celebrity, departs San Juan Nov 22, starting at $499, save 62%, FastDeal # 15302

6) Transatlantic, 13 nights on Royal Caribbean, departs Rotterdam Oct 14, starting at $599, save 74%, FastDeal # 13015

7) Caribbean, 7 nights on MSC Cruises, departs Miami Sep 13, starting at $229, save 85%, FastDeal # 21865

8) Mexico, 7 nights on Holland America, departs San Diego Oct 3, starting at $599, save 48%, FastDeal # 20640

9) Tahiti/French Polynesia, 10 nights on Princess, departs Papeete Oct 29, starting at $699, save 59%, FastDeal # 17235

10) Asia, 10 nights on Windstar, departs Singapore Dec 2, suite starting at $1,999, save 75%, FastDeal # 10253

For the best last-minute cruise specials in the next 90 days, please visit our world-famous 90-Day Ticker.
To search for discounts of up to 82% on cruises departing more than 90 days from now, click here.

To save up to 40% with escorted and independent tours, click here.
For river cruises up to 50% off, click here.
For discounts of up to 50% at hotels and all-inclusive resorts, click here.
For the lowest rates on Africa safaris from budget to luxury in quality, click here.

Once you've found a FASTDEAL, call us toll free at 800-338-4962 (US and Canada) and a cruise counselor will attend to your needs. Customers from the UK, please call toll free 0-800-098-8546. All other international customers, please email or call us at +1-713-974-2121.

Please email me your comments, suggestions and questions at alanfox@vacationstogo.com and I will respond the same day.

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Sincerely,

Alan Fox
Chairman & CEO
Vacations To Go


800-338-4962