Azamara Canadian @Par Offer


AZAMARA wants you aboard the voyage for those who love travel! Not only will Azamara Club Cruises® take you to the most celebrated destinations on Earth, but on their mid-size ships, you’ll also go to less-traveled ports, enjoy scenic rivers and waterways that are off-limits to big cruise lines, and sail to the doorstep of great cities like Seville, Hong Kong, and Bordeaux. It all adds up to a richer travel experience…and it gets even better with our concept of Destination Immersion®.
Azamara is having a Canadian @ Par Promotion – FEBRUARY 22ND – 29TH , 2016 with sailings to Mediterranean, Italy, Greek Isles and London so that you can experience this incredible cruise ship and all of the “catch phrases” that really do come true.

During this week you will get these incredible offers …
? Canadian guests can buy the applicable voyages at USD prices but in CAD. With today’s exchange rate, this represents significant savings:
? Example: A USD 5,000 voyage would at current exchange rate is CAD 7,042. However, Canadians will be able to buy this cruise for CAD 5,000.
? In essence, the CAD pricing has been lowered by approximately 30%. (This is approx. actual % to be determined.

Click on the link for more information –
This is a fabulous sale that you don’t want to miss out on so call me / email immediately to make your booking as these will be gone before you know it!!

Oceania Cruises Summer Collection

Oceania Event is ending March 31, 2015! Highlights are …

2 for 1 Cruise Fares with FREE Airfare from Victoria
Early Booking Savings up to $5000 per stateroom
$250 Shipboard Credit per stateroom (can be higher
Prepaid Gratuities on select sailings
Reduced deposit – $250 per person

Look over what is being offer for 2016 here –

And a few sailings left for 2015 –

If you are a “foodie”, love small ships, going to many ports, no crowds or lineups, then this is for you!! Call me ASAP to get you deposit in for these incredible cruises. The offer ends on the 18th of March.

If you would like to meet with me at the center to discuss this further just give me a call /or email me at the information listed below!

Trafalgar Talks

Your Invited to join me at one of the free Travel talk events across Canada that Trafagar is presenting. Alongside delicious refreshments,

Your will…
Discover Europe and Britain 2015
Have the chance to meet our team
Hear trip highlights from our experts
Enter into a draw to WIN a Britain trip^
Win a trip for two to Ireland!

RSVP is essential as spaces are limited. Click on the link to register at the Travel Talk being held here in Victoria …

I went to the last Trafagar event and it was very informative and fun!!

Learn About Viking Cruises!

Expedia Cruiseshipcenters – Victoria is hosting an afternoon presentation with representation – Kim Lucy from Viking River Cruises. It is my view that any presentation such as this to talk about river cruising and destinations, is a great opportunity to talk travel!!

I would like to extend the invitation to all of you. There is no charge, however you do need to register with me in advance. Presentation is at 3:30 with doors opening at 3pm. If you are bringing a friend or guest, please let me know that as well. I hope to see some of you out for this.

The presentation is being held at Gorge Vale Golf Club January 27th.

I find river cruises incredibly fascinating as they go through France and also Asia and so many other destinations on the rivers …. Viking is the place to start this travelers life list adventure..

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Polynesians have been greeting visitors for centuries with open arms, broad smiles, generous souls, and an infectious lyrical mirth. At
Paul Gauguin Cruises, we carry this Polynesian spirit of welcome, warmth, and geniality into the wider world. Our small ships specialize in
warm-weather destinations, with an emphasis on delivering unique itineraries that larger ships simply cannot offer and exploring hidden
destinations, all at 50% savings

Enjoy all-inclusive value on all itineraries of both of our vessels:
• Beverages, including soft drinks, beer, and an excellent selection of wine & spirits
• Watersports that include kayaking and paddleboarding
• Gratuities for room stewards and dining staff
• All meals in all venues
• Complimentary room service

m/s Paul Gauguin DISTINCTIONS
Designed specifically to sail the lagoons of French Polynesia, The Gauguin visits small ports that larger vessels can’t reach, effortlessly
blending into the stunning natural beauty of the South Seas.
• 5+-star rated
• 217-member crew serving just 332
• Consistently recognized as one of the “Top 20 Small Cruise Ships” by readers of
Condé Nast Traveler, every year since 1998
• Les Gauguines, our onboard Polynesian troupe of hostess/entertainers
• Airfare from Los Angeles offered on all itineraries of The Gauguin
• Use of our exclusive, private beach in Bora Bora and our private motu off the coast of Taha’a
• Windsurfing and optional SCUBA diving also available aboard The Gauguin
• Live onboard entertainment
• Onboard casino

The newest ship in our fleet, The Moana set sail under the Paul Gauguin Cruises banner in December 2012, following a
multi-faceted renovation. Sleek and sophisticated, this intimate ship welcomes you aboard with the ultimate in luxury,
top-notch service, and an ambiance that caters to your spirit of adventure.
• 62-member crew serving just 88 guests
• Yacht-like, intimate feel
• Luxurious spa
• Pool, whirlpool, and Balinese beds
• Onboard piano bar and karaoke

Expedia CruiseShipCenters Travel Amenity Program 2014

Amenity Sailings onboard the m/s Paul Gauguin:
Feb 5 10 Society Islands & Tuamotus $100pp Shipboard Credit
Mar 22 7 Tahiti & Society Islands $100pp Shipboard Credit
Apr 26 7 Tahiti & Society Islands $100pp Shipboard Credit
Jun 14 11 Fiji-Australia $100pp Shipboard Credit
Aug 30 12 Fiji, Tonga, Cook & Society Islands $100pp Shipboard Credit
Sept 27 7 Tahiti & Society Islands $100pp Shipboard Credit
Oct 25 14 Marquesas, Tuamotus & Society Islands $100pp Shipboard Credit
Nov 8 7 Tahiti & Society Islands $100pp Shipboard Credit
Nov 22 11 Cook Islands & Society Islands $100pp Shipboard Credit
Dec 20 7 Tahiti & Society Islands $100pp Shipboard Credit

Amenity Sailings onboard the m/v Tere Moana:
May 3 7 Rome, Italy-Venice, Italy $100pp Shipboard Credit
May 31 7 Athens, Greece-Istanbul, Turkey $100pp Shipboard Credit
Jun 28 7 Rome, Italy-Nice, France $100pp Shipboard Credit
Aug 2 7 Venice, Italy-Rome, Italy $100pp Shipboard Credit
Sept 13 7 Roundtrip Rome, Italy $100pp Shipboard Credit
Dec 20 7 Roundtrip Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica $100pp Shipboard Credit




Check off those bucket list cruise destinations like Tahiti, South America and Asia during this Princess Cruises sale! For a limited time only, you’ll get up to $200 FREE onboard spending money^ plus get FREE pre-paid gratuities when you book a balcony, mini-suite, or suite stateroom!† Hurry, this cruise deal won’t last long!

“The Bucket List Extravaganza Sale from Princess Cruises gives guests the chance to visit the exotic destinations of their dreams!” –

Call me ASAP for this incredible promotion that Princess is having!!


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G Adventures – Why You Should Book With Them!

It’s not just where you go. It’s how.
There are as many travel companies to explore the world with as there are places to explore. G Adventures travellers are looking for something more than a plane ticket, a hotel room, and a seat on a bus. We make travel meaningful by thinking small, thinking local, and thinking about what benefits the traveller, the trip, and the planet best.

How you get around depends on your choice of Travel Style and Service Level. We use local transport – buses, taxis, commuter trains, etc – because it’s the most economical and colourful way to go.

We select accommodations that reflect the character of the destination. This could mean a handpicked downtown hotel one night, a unique homestay the next, and camping under the stars the night after that.

Your trip is just that – yours. Want to linger at the market or grab a table at that cozy café? Consider it done. We give your trip structure and direction, but you decide what you want to do with it.

Small groups
Our groups average about 12 travellers per departure, and are typically a mix of solo travellers, friends travelling together, and couples, all of varying ages, backgrounds and nationalities. Come prepared to make plenty of new best friends.

Chief Experience Officers (CEOs)
Every trip comes equipped with an expert Chief Experience Officer (CEO) responsible for enriching your journey, offering local insight, and pursuing great experiences as they happen. To your CEO, making your trip memorable is all in a day’s work.

Why Book With G Adventures?
As small-group adventure travel pioneers, we’ve always done things a little bit differently. To us, there’s no such thing as “outside-the-box thinking” because we don’t believe in boxes. Check out a few of the ways la difference is vive’d daily around here.

100% Guaranteed Departures
Every G Adventures departure is now guaranteed to run. Yup, all of them. Once you’ve booked and paid, that’s it – you’re going, guaranteed. Your trip won’t be cancelled by us for any reason (beyond harsh weather or safety issues). Promise.

Lifetime Deposits
Our Lifetime Deposit Policy is designed to protect you from unexpected events that may cause you to cancel or delay your trip. You can use it again for the same trip, transfer it to another one, save it up for a not-so-rainy day, pass it on to a friend or donate it to Planeterra.

24/7 Service
When your business covers the whole world like ours does, you have to be available and account- able all the time. If you’ve got a question about a trip – even if it’s the one you’re currently on – we’re here to help. Always. We never sleep. NEVER.

No single supplements
Travelling by yourself doesn’t mean you have to travel alone. We treat single travellers to the same benefits as the rest of the group, which is why we don’t charge single supplements. We’ll partner you up with a same-sex roommate to ensure you pay the same as everyone else.

Not to toot our own horn or anything, but we offer the widest variety of destinations, departure dates, Travel Styles, and Service Levels in the business. No matter where, when, how or why you want to travel, we’ve got the trip of a lifetime for you. (Toot.)

We offer unforgettable travel experiences at the most competitive prices you’ll find anywhere. How? By following a grassroots approach to travel that keeps operating costs low and savings high.

We’re pretty proud of our customer satisfaction record. A whopping 99 percent of our travellers report satisfaction with the service we offered them on their trip. How do we do that? By listening to them. It’s just one of the many ways we lead with service.

Global network
There’s a great big world out there, and with 20 sales and operations offices worldwide, you’re never far from one. Our exclusive boats, vehicles, and lodges ensure we can deliver a fresh, fun, and consistently G Adventures-y experience from start to finish.

How to Plan a Cruise Budget!

Before you go on your cruise, you’ll need to decide how much money you need, or can, bring along. You’ll probably find this easier on a cruise than for other vacations because of the quasi-all inclusive cruise programs.

The cabin, on board entertainment and food are generally always included. Some things not included would be:

Beverages (bottled water, soft drinks, alcohol)
Casino Gaming & Bingo
Alternative Restaurants
Specialty Ice Cream & Coffee
Internet Access
Laundry, Pressing & Dry Cleaning
Medical Treatment
Shore Excursions
Spas, Salons, Personal Trainers & Specialized Exercise Classes

Other necessities of a personal nature can add up as well. Be sure to pack extras for essentials like toothbrushes, toothpaste, hair spray, soap, etc. You don’t want to find yourself in a position where you may have to buy these things on board because they’re much more expensive. On my transatlantic sailing a bottle of NyQuil cost me $20, where that same bottle cost $8.99 back home.

Before leaving home, consider the cost of passports, visas (for certain countries), and travel insurance (read more about cruise travel insurance here). You need to figure in these costs because getting out of them isn’t an option.

Those expenses aside, the majority of on board “extras” are strictly discretionary. You can choose whether to purchase alcoholic beverages or cappuccino, for instance. And no one will blink an eye if you shy away from the casino or spa. While the extras greatly enhance the overall experience of a cruise, they can quickly add up and exceed the initial fare if you aren’t careful.

Cruise passengers are caught in something of a “Catch- 22?—either pay a higher fare up front or pay for non-included items later. By determining your priorities in advance, you may find that a truly all-inclusive luxury cruise can be comparable in total cost to a mainstream or premium level cruise, depending on the category booked and your personal spending habits.

The ships generally plan on about $100/day/person in on-board revenues including drinks, shops, slots, shore excursions, etc. You certainly don’t HAVE to spend this much, but it’s a good starting point to consider.

It certainly is possible to not go overboard (pun) with extras, but one area to not skimp on is gratuities. Read the fine print in your chosen cruise line’s website and you should face no spending bombshells once you are on board.

Cruise Budget tips:

Consider using a pre-paid credit card so you don’t over extend yourself
Pre-book everything you can so you aren’t caught off guard with expenses and your vacation will be paid-in-full
Purchase travel insurance, I know I always say this but I always purchase and have used it – protect your investment – trust me on this one.
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