Summer Deals on the Med with Windstar
Windstar Cruises is extending its offering of three free shore excursions on summer voyages in the Mediterranean. Through August 14, guests will have the chance to explore the Mediterranean in greater depth with 50% off select itineraries and three free shore excursions. Featured itineraries include Classic Italy & Dalmatian Coast, Glitter & Glams of the Riviera, Morocco & the Canary Islands, and more.
Complimentary shore excursions vary depending on the itinerary, but examples include Limoncello tasting on the Isle of Capri, exploring the villages of Cinque Terre, San Fruttuoso and Camogli by boat, and strolling through the military fortifications of Gibraltar.
Rates: Fares start at $2,799 per person. Offer expires August 14, 2015.
London Calling: Nights of Falling Stars at Hotel ‘41’
Hotel ‘41’ invites guests to sleep under London’s star-speckled sky in the glass-roofed Penthouse Conservatory Suite. Romantics and stargazers alike will adore the unique “A Night Under the Stars” package, which is valid throughout the year and includes an array of memorable touches that complete the experience.
This package also includes a personalized “Name a Star” certificate as an unusual and fun takeaway, as is the guided star book used with the in-suite telescope. A flight of Champagne is served from Houses like Ruinart and Laurent Perrier, and guests are also gifted a 100% pure silk scarf (designed by Red Carnation Hotels President and Founder Beatrice Tollman) and a traditional full English breakfast.
Rates: “A Night Under the Stars” is available year-round. Prices start from $1,460 per room per night, subject to availability. (The “Name a Star” certificate can take up to two weeks to pre-order. Black out dates may apply).
Weddings in the Virgin Isles: Bolongo Bay Packages
Bolongo Bay Beach Resort loves making it easy for brides to walk down the aisle, even if it is sand. The fun and intimate resort’s Paradise Wedding Package is specially discounted 20% for weddings this August. To qualifying for the 20% wedding discount the wedding party must book at least five rooms at the resort.
Prior to the ceremony: Welcome gift in room on arrival
For the ceremony: Bolongo’s “Save Your Shoes” room-to-beach bridal shuttle, Officiate, decorated bamboo arch, bouquet and boutonniere, one hour of professional photography, witnesses
After the ceremony: Bottle of champagne with keepsake flutes, Bolongo Bay Beach Bride and Beach Groom t-shirts, personalized wedding certificate
First Anniversary: One complimentary room night (EP) and bottle of champagne to celebrate a first anniversary back at Bolongo Bay
“Bolongo Brides”: Brides planning their wedding at Bolongo Bay are given access to the invitation-only Bolongo Brides Facebook page that brings together couples who’ve already wed at the resort with those planning their dream wedding for insider tips.
Rates: The Paradise Wedding Package runs $1,260 after the 20% discount. Invited guests get a 15% discount off Oceanview rooms, which then start at $272 (regularly $320). For bookings of 10 rooms or more, the bride and groom will receive a 25% discount on their room rate as well.
Trading Busy Times for Treasured Times in Turks and Caicos
If vacation planning was lost amid the end of the school year crunch, The Somerset on Grace Bay is making it easy to save on last minute travel plans with its Summer Savings offer.
Guests save 28% on a luxury beach vacation at The Somerset on Grace Bay, a five-star resort along one of the world’s best beaches on Providenciales, Turks and Caicos, including two free nights on a stay of seven nights (28% savings), daily Continental breakfast, free water sport lessons and free Wi-Fi.
The offer is valid on stays through September 6, 2015.
The savings are available in any of the resort’s villa accommodations, from a 1,400 sq. ft. one-bedroom villa to a 5,300 sq. ft. five-bedroom penthouse.
Complimentary amenities include pedal bicycles to cruise around Grace Bay, infinity edge and reverse-current lap pools, fitness center with steam room, in-room Wi-Fi, snorkeling equipment, kayaks, Hobie Cat sailboats, croquet, complimentary Caicos Kids Club and more.
Rates: Start at $429 (regularly $600) for a one-bedroom Garden View Villa that can accommodate up to two adults and two children 12 and younger. Daily rates are subject to tax and service charge.
Las Vegas Summer Splurge at Palms Casino Resort
Palms Casino Resort is introducing an over-the-top package for guests who want to take their Vegas experience to the next level. Available all summer long, big spenders can splurge on the “Top of the World” package offering an extravagant stay at Palms in a Sky Villa or Palms Place Penthouse, private cabana at Palms Pool & Dayclub with their name on the Palms Pool DJ marquee, VIP bottle service at Ghostbar and dinner for two at NOVE Italiano or Alizé.
Rates: VIP prices are not a concern. Only $15,000 midweek and $20,000 per night on weekends to experience the best of Vegas.