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Newsletter Dated April 20, 2015

Dear Vacations To Go Customer,

Some cruise lines offer additional discounts for Vacations To Go customers who live in certain states or provinces (regional discounts), customers who are 55 or older, airline employees, police, firefighters, EMTs, teachers, active and retired military personnel and cruise past passengers.

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.

If you have not recently updated your Vacations To Go Account to make sure you see the biggest discounts for which you are eligible, please click here to do so now. It will take only a moment.

This week, we've negotiated the following money-saving offers with Princess, Norwegian, Azamara, MSC and Ponant. The offers include shipboard credits, which are as good as cash on the ship and can be used toward onboard purchases not covered in your cruise fare, such as shore excursions and spa treatments.

Princess is offering Vacations To Go customers a terrific Summer Clearance Sale, with big discounts on a variety of summer departures (save up to 81%) and exclusive shipboard credits of up to $485 per cabin. In addition, the third and fourth passengers in the cabin receive an extra shipboard credit of up to $100 per person. Past guests may see better rates on select sailings. Click here for dates and prices.

Norwegian is offering our customers markdowns of up to 85%, plus choose one of the following free amenities when you book ocean-view, balcony or suite accommodations: 1) free gratuities, 2) the Ultimate Beverage Package (valued at $54 per person, per day), 3) an Ultimate Dining Package that includes unlimited dining at most specialty restaurants, or 4) a shore excursion credit valued at up to $525 per cabin. (The beverage package is not available for Hawaii, Panama Canal, trans-Atlantic and repositioning cruises.) Book by April 30. Click here for dates and prices.

Azamara is offering our customers fantastic discounts, with fares reduced by up to 76%. Plus enjoy exclusive shipboard credits of up to $950 per cabin on a variety of voyages. Book by May 1. Click here for dates and prices.

MSC is offering Vacations To Go customers big savings of up to 82% and, on select European departures of the MSC Divina this summer, new exclusive discounts and a free upgrade from an inside cabin to a balcony cabin. Plus, on many other sailings in Europe, you'll receive free gratuities. Book by April 27. Click here for dates and prices.

Ponant is offering our customers an exclusive shipboard credit of $300 per cabin on all voyages. In addition, receive an exclusive additional 5% discount on the following departures, for savings of up to 57%: August 21 in Alaska, August 22 in the Mediterranean, September 28 in Mexico, September 29 in Russia and December 19 in New Zealand. Click here for dates and prices for all our Ponant deals.

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

This week, the Anthem of the Seas makes its inaugural voyage from Southampton, England, heading for ports in Spain and France. In October, the 4,905-passenger ship will cross the Atlantic to its permanent home port of Bayonne, New Jersey, and begin cruising the Caribbean.

Unique features aboard the Royal Caribbean ship include RipCord by iFly, a simulated skydiving experience; the North Star, a glass-enclosed capsule at the end of a mechanical arm that lifts occupants more than 300 feet above the sea; and the Bionic Bar, where two robotic bartenders can shake or stir your favorite cocktail (their graceful movements have been patterned after those of a principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre).

Other standout features include ultra-fast Internet connectivity (allowing you to even stream movies or Skype) and interior staterooms that provide virtual views of real-time scenery.

Click here to see all dates and prices for Royal Caribbean's newest ship.

Here are a few more newsworthy items from around the cruise industry...

Carnival has announced the summer and fall 2015 lineup for its popular Carnival Live Concert Series. Artists scheduled to perform on board include The Band Perry, Boston, Lionel Richie and Heart. Shows take place in the ships' main theaters while they are docked in Cozumel, Nassau or St. Thomas. Click here to see these Carnival departures.

Carnival Corp. has signed agreements with two shipbuilders -- Fincantieri in Italy and Meyer Werft in Germany -- to construct nine new ships for its global fleet, which encompasses nine brands including Carnival, Holland America, Princess and Cunard. The ships will be added over a four-year period from 2019 to 2022, but Carnival has not yet announced details of the vessels or which of its brands will receive them. I'll keep you posted.

Norwegian has eliminated the cover charge at a variety of Asian restaurants across the fleet. Popular spots like Shanghai's Noodle Bar on the Breakaway-class ships and the Norwegian Epic, Jasmine Garden on the Norwegian Jade and Ginza on the Norwegian Star now are complimentary. Click here for our Norwegian departures, which are discounted by as much as 80% or more.

The "Sound of Music" goes to sea: Princess celebrates the 50th anniversary of this beloved movie musical about the Von Trapp family. Throughout the year, the "Sound of Music" will be played on the giant, top-deck screens of all 18 ships on every sailing. Or, join a sing-along version in the Princess Theater. Princess is celebrating its golden anniversary this year as well. Click here to see dates and prices for all Princess cruises.

Celebrity has introduced more than 70 new shore excursions in a variety of categories, including "Uniquely Celebrity" (drive a Ferrari in Cannes, for example), "Lifestyle and Wellness" (join a guided nature walk in Melbourne) and "Family" (learn to sail in Bermuda, then compete in a "mini regatta"). The line also is launching "Private Journeys," excursions that can be customized for individuals or groups. Click here for dates and rates on Celebrity voyages around the world.

Here are the best cruise deals in the next 90 days, organized by port of departure.

Click below for best cruise deals departing US and Canada ports:

Anchorage, AK (All ports serving...)
Baltimore, MD
Bayonne, NJ
Boston, MA
Charleston, SC
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Galveston, TX
Honolulu, Oahu, HI
Jacksonville, FL
Los Angeles (Long Beach), CA
Miami, FL
Montreal, QC, Canada
New Orleans, LA
New York City, NY (All ports serving...)
Port Canaveral, FL
Portland, ME
Providence, RI
Quebec City, QC, Canada
San Diego, CA
San Francisco, CA
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Seattle, WA
Tampa, FL
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Warren, RI

Click below for best cruise deals departing major ports worldwide:

Amsterdam, Holland
Athens (Piraeus), Greece
Barcelona, Spain
Beijing (Tianjin), China
Bergen, Norway
Berlin (Warnemunde), Germany
Caracas (La Guaira), Venezuela
Cartagena, Colombia
Colon, Panama
Copenhagen, Denmark
Cozumel, Mexico
Darwin, Australia
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dublin, Ireland
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Edinburgh (Leith), Scotland
Edinburgh (Rosyth), Scotland
Genoa, Italy
Hamburg, Germany
Helsinki, Finland
Hong Kong
Istanbul, Turkey
Kiel, Germany
Kirkenes, Norway
Kobe, Japan
Lima (Callao), Peru
Lisbon, Portugal
Liverpool, England
London, England (All ports serving...)
Malmö, Sweden
Marseille, France
Merida (Progreso), Mexico
Monte Carlo, Monaco
Naples (Capri), Italy
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England
Nice (Villefranche), France
Oslo, Norway
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands
Paris (Calais), France
Perth (Fremantle), Australia
Portsmouth, England
Reykjavik, Iceland
Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
Rotterdam, Holland
Salerno, Italy
Savona, Italy
Shanghai, China
Stockholm, Sweden
Sydney, Australia
Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan
Trieste, Italy
Tromso, Norway
Venice, Italy

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

1) Caribbean, 8 nights on Carnival, departs New York May 24, starting at $479, save 75%, FastDeal # 29443

2) Alaska, 7 nights on Princess, departs Vancouver Jun 13, starting at $449, save 78%, FastDeal # 27261

3) Bermuda, 7 nights on Celebrity, departs Bayonne May 31, starting at $559, save 67%, FastDeal # 11823

4) Mediterranean, 7 nights on Norwegian, departs Rome May 20, starting at $549, save 74%, FastDeal # 11331

5) Caribbean, 7 nights on Royal Caribbean, departs Galveston May 17, starting at $674, save 40%, FastDeal # 21146

6) Norway, 7 nights on Costa Cruises, departs Copenhagen Aug 1, starting at $849, save 72%, FastDeal # 33146

7) Caribbean, 7 nights on Norwegian, departs Miami Jun 27, starting at $779, save 61%, FastDeal # 23435

8) Greek Islands, 12 nights on Celebrity, departs Rome May 21, starting at $899, save 78%, FastDeal # 28494

9) Baltic, 11 nights on Princess, departs Copenhagen May 13, starting at $998, save 52%, FastDeal # 27809

10) Tahiti/French Polynesia, 7 nights on Windstar, departs Papeete Jul 10, oceanview starting at $2,799, save 62%, FastDeal # 29725

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.

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For river cruises up to 50% off, click here.
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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.

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Alan Fox
Chairman & CEO
Vacations To Go


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