cruise deals

NCL Celebrates Hawaii with All-Inclusive Air Package 

Norwegian Cruise Line is launching its Hawaii Celebration, offering cruisers a once-in-a-lifetime Hawaii vacation through an extensive package complete with roundtrip air from major cities across the U.S. The package includes transfers, two-night pre-cruise accommodations in a beach-front Waikiki hotel, a seven-day cruise aboard the recently refurbished Pride of America, plus three specialty dinners once onboard. This Hawaii Celebration package starts from just $1,999 per person and is available through June 30, 2014.

Guests booking the inclusive Hawaii cruise vacation package will receive roundtrip air. In addition, cruisers will receive a special delivery of gourmet chocolate-covered strawberries, along with 20 complimentary professional photos capturing their favorite on board memories, and more than $300 worth of e-coupon savings to use at the onboard shops, spa, fitness classes and more.

(866) 234-7350


Luxury Bike trip

Biking and Glamping through Utah’s National Parks

TerraVelo Tours has a fully-inclusive luxury travel package for both avid and casual cyclists with two departures through Zion, Bryce, Canyonlands, and Arches National Parks September 14 and October 5, 2014.

The company uses luxury tents as upscale hotel guestrooms, outfitted with Tempur-Pedic mattresses; Frette linens; down comforters; rugs; furnishings from ABC Home & Carpet and Mitchell Gold +Bob Williams; Turkish bath towels; and Molton Brown toiletries and sundries.

Each night’s camp includes a full-time personal chef and sous chef who will prepare all meals; a dining tent; sunrise yoga; laundry service; evening entertainment including live music and campfire. On two evenings, a masseuse will provide 30-minute massages; on other nights, guests will enjoy educational sessions from a visiting astronomer and/or geologist who will share insights on Utah’s gorgeous night sky, landscape and vegetation. Also, a Lounge Tent will be available with a sofa, club chairs, board games, books and a fully-stocked bar; shower and restroom facilities complete the mobile accommodations.

TerraVelo cycling days range from 70-100 miles of pedaling each day for avid cyclists, while the casual cyclists ride 20-35 miles, followed by alternative activities – horseback riding, sightseeing and transportation to that night’s relaxing stop, perhaps for a day with a book. The 7-day tour begins in St George, Utah and rides through Zion and Bryce Canyons and concludes at Canyonlands National Park.

Rates are $7,850/person double, including coach airfare from the Lower 48 states.

(888) 801-1446

 Dublin tour

Dublin Summer Package at Doubletree Hotel Dublin

DoubleTree in the heart of Dublin recently completed a $21.6 million refurbishment and is offering a Best of Dublin package for summer travelers.

The package, available now through August 31, includes:

  • Overnight accommodation in an Executive RoomDoubletree hotel dublin
  • Gourmet Irish breakfast each morning
  • Access to the new Executive Lounge, including the all-day ‘Pour Your own Guinness Tap,’ where an on-hand Guinnessexpert coaches guests through pouring the perfect pint
  • Personalized Dublin sightseeing tour, including live commentary and 33 convenient stops at Dublin’s historic and cultural highlights; stand out stops include: Trinity College, National Gallery, Government Buildings, National Museum, and the Dublin Zoo.

The package price of $269 USD per room per night based on double occupancy for a minimum three-night stay.

+353 (0)1 618 5600


Chicago hotels

See Chicago with Fairmont Millennium Park Deals 

Chicago, Millennium Park offers a variety of summer packages to experience the best of the Windy City. The Runner’s Reward Package offers convenient access to the starting line of many of Chicago’s largest races, including the Chicago Marathon. The Runner’s Reward Package includes overnight accommodations in a luxurious guestroom as well as a soothing 50-minute pedicure in mySpa to pamper tired feet. Rates start at $275.

The Urban Goddess Package is good for an escape with friends, a bachelorette celebration or surprise for mom with a location near Michigan Avenue shopping and the city’s hottest nightlife destinations. Rates begin at $299 and include accommodations for two as well as a $100 credit per room/per paid night to apply to a service at mySpa.

A Relatives and Room Service Package allows guests to visit Chicago in comfort without pullout sofas and air mattresses in sight. The package includes overnight accommodations and a $25 food and beverage credit.  Rates start at $244 per night.

The To Give or to Get Shopping Package provides guests with a $50 gift card to Saks Fifth Avenue plus a lavish breakfast buffet. Rates begin at $265.

Suite Memories offers couples that bring proof that they are celebrating their anniversary during the same month of their stay an upgrade to the best available room in the hotel. Rates begin at $169.

(312) 565-8000


Crystal cruise

Craft Beer Brewing on Crystal’s Fall Culinary Cruise 

Crystal Cruises is putting a twist on its popular “Wine & Food” Experiences of Discovery motif by replacing the “wine” with lagers, stouts, IPAs, and “cold ones” that are barrel-aged, made with bacon and have names like “Funky Old Time.” New, beer-focused Boutique Adventures, expert presentations, cooking and cocktail classes, tasting sessions, and dinners will all be on tap for the Crystal Serenity voyage, which sails from New York to Miami, via the East Coast and Caribbean, starting November 5.

Shore-side excursions take guests to micro- and nano-breweries (the latest trend in ultra-local beer craftsmanship) in and around New York and Charleston for exclusive behind-the-scenes access, expert insight, and diverse sampling of innovative, historic, seasonal, and limited-run beers, complete with a souvenir “growler” swag bag in South Carolina.

Onboard, guests can glean complimentary expertise from culinary luminaries, oenologists and brewmasters such as Stephen Beaumont, Victoria Tonini, Anthony Caporale, and Jon Ashton.

The itinerary overnights in New York City before sailing down the U.S. East Coast to Baltimore, Norfolk, Charleston, Grand Turk, Willemstad, Oranjestad, and Miami, Florida.

Rates for the 14-day voyage start at $4,710/person, with $1,450/person in savings if booked by June 30.  A shorter, 11-day version of the cruise is also available departing from Baltimore, with “Book Now” fares starting at $3,700/person.  The limited-availability microbrew Boutique Adventures start at $179/person.

(888) 799-4625