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Silversea Single Supplements Starting at 25 Percent
Silversea

Silversea has reduced the rates of its single occupancy supplements, with rates starting at only 25 percent above its Silver Privilege Fares on select voyages. For single occupancy, a 25 percent single supplement will be added to the cruise fare on the voyages displayed below for suite categories up to: Midship Veranda on Silver Cloud and Silver Wind; Veranda 4 on Silver Shadow and Silver Whisper; Veranda 6 on Silver Spirit; Vista on Silver Explorer; Deluxe Veranda on Silver Galapagos; and Veranda on Silver Discoverer.

Every voyage includes a champagne Welcome Reception, to make it easier to meet and mingle with solo travellers, and on select voyages, Gentlemen Hosts are also available as dance partners or dinner companions. All-inclusive fares include a spacious, ocean-view suite, personalized butler service, complimentary wines and spirits, 24-hour fine dining service, enrichment and entertainment programs, all onboard gratuities, Wi-Fi, and transportation into town in most ports.

Current Featured Voyages include:

  • Civitavecchia (Rome) to Barcelona – Nine days, departing May 13
  • Barcelona to Civitavecchia (Rome) – Nine days, departing May 22
  • Southampton to London – 12 days, departing May 31
  • Lisbon to Rouen – 11 days, departing June 14

In addition to reduced single supplements, Silversea is also offering:

Silver Select – Book by May 2 and choose from a two category upgrade, 50 percent savings on a second suite, or $1,000 onboard credit.

Free Roundstip Air to Mediterranean – Book by May 2 and earn free round-trip economy air or business class air upgrade from $499 each way on select voyages.

 

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Ponant Announces 30 Percent off Select Voyages
Ponant

Ponant announced 30 percent off select autumn and winter 2017 voyages, plus an additional $1,600 in savings per couple on flights and excursions when booked by March 31. The offer is available on eight itineraries sailing to Antarctica, Asia, Oceania, and South America.

Highlights of Ponant’s voyages include:

  • Join War II historians on the new Gems of Southeast Asia sailing, October 3-19. See Indonesia’s ninth-century Borobudur Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and discover Brunei’s capital, Bandar Seri Begawan, dubbed the “Venice of the East.”
  • Visit the historic walled town of Cuenca, Ecuador with cobblestone streets and colonial architecture on the Panama and Pre-Columbian Treasures voyage, October 14-23.
  • See the Gambier Islands, one of the South Pacific’s most unspoiled destinations, during the Polynesia and Easter Island sailing, October 27-November 9.
  • Travel from Vietnam to Myanmar, October 28-November 9, and explore Ho Chi Minh City’s historic landmarks, including Reunification Palace. In Myanmar, visit the Shwedagon Pagoda, which was built 2,500 years ago, making it the oldest Pagoda in Myanmar.   
  • Discover Torres del Paine National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to 8,000-foot-tall mountains covered with hiking trails, during the journey through Chilean Fjords and Patagonia, November 1-17.
  • Sail from Chile to Antarctica, November 17-28 to see fin whales, leopard seals, and seabirds, and cross the Antarctic Circle, a terrain seldom traversed. 
  • Join the Historic Antarctica sailing, November 19-December 3, and sail around Elephant Island, a mountainous, icy terrain.
  • Hike along Neko Harbour, one of the few places in Antarctica where visitors can step foot on the continent, and trek through the polar desert, one of only two in the world and home to tabular icebergs with vertical sides during the Christmas in Peninsula voyage, December 18-28.

For more information visit https://us.ponant.com/ or call 1 888 400 1082.

 

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Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris Combines Brunch and Spa Time Into a Deal
January 5, 2016- December 31, 2016 | Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris

Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris is combining two of our most favorite things: spa time and brunch. Introducing sprunch, a combination of two of the Parisian Palace’s main attractions, the wellness center and gastronomy.

Available now, guests of Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris can enjoy a relaxing morning at Spa My Blend by Clarins, followed by a brunch at the hotel’s restaurant La Cuisine.

The offer includes access for one guest to the Spa My Blend by Clarins, including the property’s swimming pool, sauna, steam room and fitness center. Guests also have a choice of one of the one-hour Clarins treatments, including facials for both men and women, tri-active body treatments like anti-ageing, fruit and salt scrubs, mothers to be sessions, and relaxing or tonifying body wraps.

The offer also includes weekend brunch for one at La Cuisine. The Saturday brunch offers children’s workshops, and the Sunday Brunch – aka Brunch Royal – offers a wider selection of seafood and hot dishes. Because of this, prices vary per brunch day.

For information and reservations, call +33 (0) 42 99 88 99 or e-mail contact@spamyblendbyclarins.com.

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New Deals for 2017 from Poseidon Expeditions
January 1, 2017-December 31, 2017 | Poseidon Expeditions

A new deal from Poseidon Expeditions will offer an incentive to travelers on two autumn 2017 cruises aboard the 114-guest m/v Sea Spirit into the Southern Ocean. One cruise will travel into the Antarctica Peninsula while the other will spend more time exploring Patagonia, the Falklands and the South Georgia Islands.

In November of 2017, savings from $3,300 to over $8,000 per couple will be available to travelers on the Ultimate Wildlife Expedition: Antarctica Peninsula, South Georgia & Falkland Islands. The 20 day itinerary departs November 6, 2017 and returns November 25, after sailing round trip from Ushuaia, Argentina. The exploration of the Southern Ocean and Falkland’s capital city of Stanley and its outer islands is sure to please any nature lover, as the area is alive with a wide variety of local birds. South Georgia offers guests myriad wildlife sightings, including seals, penguins and albatross. Guests will further explore the whaling heritage of Grytviken and celebrate Shakleton’s findings of the Antarctic Peninsula, including an abundance of marine mammals and penguin colonies within surrounding glacial and mountain scenery.

In October of 2017, the Best of the Southern Ocean: South Georgia & The Falklands tour departs from Puerto Madrym (in Argentine Patagonia) for 19 days on October 20, 2017 before docking in Ushuaia after spending six days exploring South  Georgia and three days exploring the Falklands. Another excursion for the animal lover, over 200 bird species have been identified along this route.

For those who book the October cruise (Best of the Southern Ocean) before January 15, 2017, a complimentary full-day, pre-cruise excursion to the Peninsula Valdes Protected Nature Area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, will be included with your package. Highlights of the Peninsula Valdes include a whale-watching excursion, a split-roasted lamb luncheon, and visiting sea lions and elephant seals at Punta Norte.

The Sea Spirit offers guests all-suite accommodations, with square footage ranging from 215 to 463 square feet per accommodation. Onboard, guests will find two multi-purpose lounges for educational programming and entertainment, a restaurant with enough seats for each passenger on board, a well-stocked library and a variety of outdoor deck space.

For inquires and reservations in North America, or to request a catalog, agents can contact the company’s Providence, RI, sales and reservation office at SalesUSA@poseidonexpeditions.com or by telephone at 347-801-2610.

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Club Med Offers New 2017 Deals on All-Inclusive Resorts
November 10, 2016 - January 10, 2017 | Club Med All-Inclusive Resorts

Club Med All-Inclusive Resorts is offering two new deals to help travelers unplug from the daily routine, recharge and reconnect. The brand is offering exclusive Power Up Sale and Early Booking Rate deals at eight resorts in Florida, Mexico and the Caribbean and 27 resorts in Asia, South America and Europe.

Club Med’s Power Up Sale will offer travelers experiences around the globe with a variety of land and sea activities. Guests may book now through January 10, 2017, for travel by June 24, 2017, to 35 Club Med resorts worldwide. Through the packages, accommodations start at $119 per person per night (reduced from $258), up to a $300 air credit for travel to Punta CanaIxapa Pacific or Cancun Yucatan, and no single supplement fees for Turkoise, Cancun Yucatan, Ixapa Pacific and Sandpiper Bay resorts.

For those planning ahead, book your Early Booking Rate by January 10, 2017, with travel dates between June 24, 2017, and October 28, 2017. Benefits of the package include all-inclusive getaways starting at $109 per person, per night, free stays for children under the age of four and Club Med’s exclusive Best Offer Guarantee, which ensures lowest possible rates available.

In addition to the deals, kids under four stay for free while children under 15 will earn their families extra savings, staying at the resorts for anywhere between 30 and 50 percent off a regular adult rate.

As the pioneer of the all-inclusive concept, Club Med relieves guests of planning vacation details by offering everything guests could want on a vacation right on site. Starting in November, all Club Med resorts are offering complimentary Wi-Fi to guests for web browsing, messaging and use of the Club Med app.

Visit www.clubmed.us

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Abercrombie & Kent Waives Single Supplement on Private Jet Journey
November 3, 2016 - December 31, 2016 | Abercrombie & Kent

Abercrombie & Kent, the luxury tour operator, has waived the single supplement fee for "The Tropics to the Arctic" Private Jet journey (May 1-26, 2017). A limited-time savings of $16,500, this journey is a perfect fit for travelers looking to experience the world luxuriously. 

The round-the-world itinerary includes stops at:

  • Gobi Desert: With a local paleontologist, travelers will visit the Flaming Cliffs and learn about the dinosaur discoveries made in the area.

  • Solomon Islands: A&K guests will be privy to a traditional bride-price ceremony, and demonstrations in hot-stone cooking, coconut husking, sagopalm house building, and natural medicines. 

  • French Polynesia: The tour stops at Rangiroa, an authentic South Pacific paradise. Guests can watch schools of tropical fish and reef sharks swim by; visit a pearl farm to learn how they’re harvested, and even purchase a souvenir; scuba in Tiputa and Avatoru, two of the country’s best dive spots; or simply relax on the beach. 

  • Easter Island: Visiting the moai around the island and enjoying cocktails atop a dormant volcano highlight this stop. 

  • Iceland: A helicopter tour takes guests to Thrihnukagigur, the dormant volcano, where they can take an elevator into the naturally drained magma chamber.

The exclusive private charter for up to 50 guests is $129,000 per person per double. The single supplement was $16,500 prior to being waived.

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Count Down to Christmas with Discounted Rates from The Renaissance Blackstone Chicago
October 31, 2016 - December 24, 2016 | The Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel

The Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel is spreading the holiday cheer this winter season with a deal honoring the Twelve Days of Christmas. From December 13 to December 24, 2016, the historic Chicago hotel is offering a declining percentage discount on rooms ranging from 12 percent to one percent off as each day passes closer to Christmas.

To further better the deal, the hotel is matching the discount offering of the day of your stay with a donation to CICS Northtown Academy, a school on the northwest side of Chicago that is part of the hotel's community giving program, Dollars for Dreams.

The Countdown to the Holidays package includes a View King Room overlooking neighboring attractions like Lake Michigan and Grant Park, two complimentary adult breakfast coupons and 15 percent off dinner at Mercat a la Planxa (the hotel's Spanish-style Tapas restaurant helmed by Chef Jose Garces), complimentary overnight valet parking (for one vehicle per room) and a holiday-themed welcome amenity.

The deal offers declining percentages with matched charitable donations on the days leading up to Christmas Day, meaning on December 13 guests will receive 12 percent off their room and a 12 percent donation will be made to CICS Northtown Academy, December 14 guests will receive 11 percent off their room and an 11 percent donation will be made, decreasing until on December 24 when a one percent discount offered and donation made becomes the last day of the deal.

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The Dylan Offers “Winter Along the Canals” Package for Guests
October 18, 2016 - December 31, 2016 | The Dylan

The Dylan, a 40-room luxury boutique hotel located in Amsterdam’s “nine streets” shopping district, is offering the “Winter Along the Canals” package, which gives guests the chance to enjoy the hotel, museums, and Amsterdam’s warm winter hospitality.

Situated on the Keizersgracht, one of Amsterdam’s most famous UNESCO World Heritage site-certified canals, The Dylan is located near many of the city’s main attractions, including antique shops, boutiques, bars, and restaurants. Additionally, a short walk will bring guests to the Anne Frank House, Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum (Dutch art and history museum), Stedelijk Museum (modern art museum), and the Flower Market.

In addition to a 45 percent discount for a two-night stay in a duplex room, the package also includes:

  • A welcome seasonal drink and snacks
  • A trail map of must-see locations with a voucher for a famous Dutch Van Stapele Koekmakerij chocolate cookie
  • Entrance for two to the Het Grachtenhuis (Museum of the Canals)
  • Special winter themed turndown service once during stay
  • Dylan breakfast buffet for two (once during stay)
  • Breakfast delivered to the room (once during stay) 
  • Scented Dylan candle to take home
  • Late checkout 

Rates start at approximately $770 based on double occupancy. Additional nights available starting at approximately $440 per night including breakfast.  The “Winter Along the Canals” package is available now through March 31, 2017. To book, email reservations@dylanamsterdam.com.  

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Detox and Party Packages Launched by Le Grand Bellevue
October 4, 2016 - April 30, 2017 | Le Grand Bellevue

This winter, Le Grand Bellevue in Gstaad will be offering two different packages: one for those who wish to escape the fondue and wine, and relax to spa treatments; and a second for those looking to stay up all night from après-ski activities.

Le Grand Detox
Le Grand Bellevue’s brand new gourmet wellness package combines spa treatments with detoxing Michelin-starred cuisine. After a day on the slopes, guests can relax at the hotel with yoga classes and massages in Le Grand Spa – one of the most extensive in the region and the only Swiss partner of organic British brand Bamford. The holistic wellness package allows guests to enjoy a gourmet, bespoke detox menu at Michelin-starred LEONARD’s restaurant. Le Grand Bellevue offers the Le Grand Detox package from $3,290 for two people, which includes three nights in a deluxe chic room on a half board basis with a specially designed gourmet detox menu, plus a spa treatment in Le Grand Spa, two yoga classes and two days of ski hire per person. 

Le Grand Party
Le Grand Bellevue has created a package for a long weekend of partying for guests who pass on the yoga. After check-in, guests can head to the hotel’s club, bouquet, to drink and dance the night away. The following morning, a hamper of recovery essentials is delivered to the door to ease guests into the day, before enjoying an extensive brunch buffet and spa treatments. The Le Grand Party package is offered from $2,751 for two people, including three nights in a deluxe chic room on a half board basis, entry to bouquet with a round of drinks, a recovery hamper including a Bamford weekender bag, alpine energy bars and drinks, and a spa treatment for each guest in Le Grand Spa. 

Blackout dates include December 23 – January 5 and February 10 – 25.

This winter season will see a new permanent downhill run at Mount Rellerli. The mountains will also form the backdrop for Elevation 1049, the latest winter show by Neville Wakefield and Olympia Scarry, a show of music and performances inspired by the power of avalanches. 

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New Incentives on December Antarctic Cruises from Poseidon Expeditions
August 12, 2016 - December 16, 2016 | Poseidon Expeditions.

Get peachy with the penguins of Antarctica this December thanks to two new incentives by Poseidon Expeditions.

Poseidon is offering complimentary overnight camping to guests who book Deluxe, Premium and Owners suites on either of their two late-fall departures. The offer is a $250 per person value on top of the already specially priced suites.

Penguins utilize the summer sunlight as ample time for courting, nest building and egg incubation, making late-fall and winter the best times to get up close and personal with the creatures. Guests on the Sea Spirit will have the opportunity to awaken to the birds right outside their windows.

The two itineraries offered are onboard the 114-passenger M/V Sea Spirit, complete with two multi-purpose lounges, a well-stocked library, a restaurant, ample deck space to view passing wildlife and landscapes, an ice-strengthened hull, a fleet of Zodiacs and a set of retractable fin stabilizers for smoother sailing.

The Classic Antarctic Peninsula voyages are offered November 24- December 5, 2016 and December 4 – December 16, 2016. In addition to the complimentary camping, the balcony suites with bird’s eye view privileges are being offered at a 15 percent per person reduction off of regular rates.  The suite can easily fit a third person and features private balconies and large, sliding glass doors.

Included in the package is one pre-voyage hotel night at Arakur Hotel and Spa in Ushuaia, pre-cruise group transfers from the airport to the hotel, group transfer to the ship on the day of embarkation, shipboard accommodations, all scheduled landings and excursions, complimentary camping, all onboard meals throughout the voyage, 24 hour-available tea and coffee stations, welcome and farewell cocktails, rubber boots for shore landings, a branded Poseidon Expeditions parka, all port fees, pre-departure materials, a digital voyage log and leadership throughout your trip by an experienced Expedition Leader & Expedition Team.

For more information, visit https://poseidonexpeditions.com/antarctica/antarctic-peninsula-best-of-antarctica