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Newsletter Dated September 22, 2014

Dear Vacations To Go Customer,

On July 4, 1840, the first ship built for Cunard, the RMS Britannia, set sail from Liverpool's Coburg Dock and crossed the Atlantic bound for the United States. Designed to provide trans-Atlantic mail and passenger service and sailing at a maximum speed of 9 knots, the wooden paddle steamer made the trip in 14 days. This was fast in an era when it could take six weeks for mail to cross the ocean. On board were 115 first-class passengers, 89 crew members, 600 tons of coal, the mail, chickens, a cow to provide fresh milk and three cats to control rodents.

Next year, Cunard celebrates the 175th anniversary of this landmark voyage with a variety of spring and summer events on and off its ships. One highlight will be when the line's current flagship, the Queen Mary 2, retraces the Britannia's crossing: It will depart from Liverpool on July 4, 2015, and call at Halifax and Boston, just as that earlier ship did, before disembarking passengers in New York. Click here to see rates for this 10-night crossing. (Passengers also can board the liner two days earlier on July 2 in Southampton; click here to see that departure.)

I've heard from those who've made the trip that any trans-Atlantic crossing aboard the elegant Queen Mary 2 is a special event. To see all of her seven- and eight-day voyages between Southampton and New York, click here.

Alan Fox
Chairman & CEO



We're in the bargain season for the cruise industry, when cruise lines offer their deepest discounts to fill berths during a traditionally slow period. We've assembled all of the best deals between now and the end of 2014, including last-minute cruises departing within the next few days, and organized them by line. You could save hundreds or thousands of dollars off brochure rates.

Click any name below to see huge markdowns on the world's best cruise lines!

Carnival
Celebrity
Costa
Crystal
Holland America
Norwegian
Oceania
Paul Gauguin
Princess
Regent
Royal Caribbean
Seabourn
Windstar

As always, cruise lines limit these specials to new bookings only. They are subject to availability and restrictions may apply.



This week, we've negotiated the following money-saving offers from Princess, Norwegian, Windstar and MSC.

Princess is offering Vacations To Go customers incredible discounts -- save up to 90%! As a bonus, enjoy exclusive shipboard credits of up to $160 per cabin on select Caribbean and Panama Canal sailings from November through January when you book by October 6. (Shipboard credits can be used toward onboard purchases not covered in the cruise fare, like shore excursions and spa treatments.) Past guests may see better rates on select sailings. Click here for dates and prices.

Norwegian is offering my readers exclusive fares on select sailings of the Norwegian Jewel out of Houston's Bayport Cruise Terminal, with savings of up to 77%. Book by September 28. Click here for dates and prices.

Windstar is offering our customers exclusive rates and big discounts on select departures, with savings of up to 79%. Book by October 4. Click here for dates and prices.

MSC is offering Vacations To Go customers exclusive rates on Caribbean and European sailings, with fares reduced by as much as 86%. Plus, kids sail free on select cruises. 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 Nov 16, starting at $239, save 86%, FastDeal # 12919

2) Canada/New England, 7 nights on Norwegian, departs Quebec City Oct 3, starting at $499, save 55%, FastDeal # 25892

3) Caribbean, 7 nights on Princess, departs Fort Lauderdale Oct 4, oceanview starting at $329, save 58%, FastDeal # 11316

4) Australia/New Zealand, 12 nights on Celebrity, departs Sydney Oct 30, starting at $909, save 68%, FastDeal # 16586

5) Caribbean, 7 nights on Royal Caribbean, departs Port Canaveral Nov 2, starting at $479, save 58%, FastDeal # 20603

6) Bahamas, 7 nights on Carnival, departs New Orleans Nov 16, starting at $479, save 73%, FastDeal # 19190

7) Caribbean, 7 nights on MSC Cruises, departs Miami Oct 18, starting at $269, save 78%, FastDeal # 11716

8) Mediterranean, 12 nights on Norwegian, departs Barcelona Nov 2, starting at $549, save 77%, FastDeal # 24510

9) Tahiti/French Polynesia, 7 nights on Windstar, departs Papeete Oct 31, oceanview starting at $2,999, save 50%, FastDeal # 13645

10) Mexico/Central America, 10 nights on Regent, departs Miami Dec 17, suite starting at $5,099, save 66%, FastDeal # 16715

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.

To send a copy of this newsletter to a friend or friends, click here.

Sincerely,

Alan Fox
Chairman & CEO
Vacations To Go


800-338-4962