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Norwegian Cruise Line’s Free at Sea Offers Free Airfare to Hawaii and More

Have you always wanted to visit Hawaii, but thought it was too expensive to get there? Now is the time to book a cruise to Hawai’i! Norwegian’s Free at Sea promotion now lets you choose up to 6 fantastic, FREE offers! Book a Studio or Inside stateroom and choose 1 free offer or choose 3 free offers when you book an Oceanview, Balcony or Mini-Suite. Best of all, cruise in a Suite and enjoy all six free offers.

Norwegian’s Free at Sea Promotion

Choose up to 6 FREE offers:

  • FREE unlimited beverage package
  • FREE shore excursion credits
  • FREE specialty dining
  • FREE WiFi
  • Norwegian’s Friends & Family Sail FREE
  • FREE or reduced roundtrip airfare on select sailings

Norwegian Cruise Line offers you seven days, four islands and two overnight stays in Hawai’i. You’ll visit O’ahu, Maui, Kaua’i and the Big Island of Hawai’i, giving you plenty of time ashore. Yes, Hawai’i is a paradise of cascading waterfalls and jewel-toned beaches. It also has some of the world’s most beautiful golf courses and Norwegian’s shore excursions can take you there. Back on board, you can dine, dance, swim, get a massage and wake up every morning to a new view. Take the cruise voted the “Best Hawai’i Itinerary” by the readers of Porthole Magazine and discover Freestyle Cruising with Norwegian.

What are you waiting for? Take advantage of Norwegian Cruise Line’s Free at Sea promotion and start planning your Hawaiian adventure today! Call Siera at 734-771-1290 or email her at siera@destinationstoexplore.com for more information or your free, no obligation quote.

Celebrate National Plan a Cruise Month 2017 and Book Your Next Cruise

Plan a Cruise Month 2017 – October 2017

October is a Key Time for Travelers to Plan a Trip on a River or at Sea

October 2, 2017Spreading Magic, the cruise vacation planning expert, has announced October is Plan a Cruise Month. Through a multi-dimensional campaign, the cruise industry has come together to showcase the wide variety of cruise experiences, proving there is a cruise vacation for every travel style, budget and occasion.

Plan a Cruise Month puts a spotlight on cruise travel and offers unprecedented cruise vacation deals and promotions throughout the month of October.

“More and more people are turning to cruises to provide them with an all-inclusive, stress-free vacation option, as cruises have so much to offer – from amazing dining experiences, Broadway-caliber entertainment and waterparks to the ability to visit multiple destinations in a single trip without having to unpack and pack your belongings more than once,” said Siera Duiser, Spreading Magic. “We have found once our clients take a cruise, they fall in love with these vacations. And now through Plan a Cruise Month – we can help share the love of cruising by helping everyone to take advantage of the great offers and deals from our industry partners throughout October.”

Plan A Cruise Month Promotions

Cruise lines are offering special promotions and pricing on popular cruises to encourage consumers to plan their next cruise vacation during the month of October. Contact Siera Duiser at siera@destinationsinflorida.com to take advantage of these special deals. 

#CruiseMonth Twitter Event

Consumers considering planning a cruise should mark their calendars to join leaders in the cruise industry for a global #CruiseMonth Twitter event on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. During the Twitter event, participants will learn about featured cruise lines, unique experiences, ports, destinations and more. And – by simply retweeting select pinned tweets throughout the event – participants will be entered to win prizes including gift cards and free subscriptions to Porthole Cruise Magazine. One winner will be chosen at random each hour of the event – so there are plenty of chances to win. Eager cruisers interested in joining the Twitter event should utilize the hashtag #CruiseMonth on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 from 10a.m. EDT to 7p.m. EDT, to join in the conversation.

For more information about the travel planning experts at Spreading Magic, visit www.spreadingmagic.com. For more information about cruising and all Plan a Cruise Month activities, visit www.cruising.org/PlanACruiseMonth.

About Plan a Cruise Month

Plan a Cruise Month, created by Cruise Lines International Association, the world’s largest cruise industry association, celebrates cruise travel. Throughout October, CLIA encourages travelers to learn more about cruise vacations, as well as promote cruise-focused travel professionals as the best way to find, plan and book a cruise. For more information on CLIA, the cruise industry, and CLIA Cruise Line Members and Agencies, visit www.cruising.org or follow Cruise Lines International Association on CLIA’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner and member of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). She would love to help you plan your next cruise at no cost to you. Contact Siera today at siera@destinationsinflorida.com or at 734-771-1290 for more information or your free, no obligation quote. 

Exciting Adventures Await at Harvest Caye with Norwegian Cruise Line

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New Harvest Caye development set to be the Western Caribbean’s premier resort-style port of call
featuring Belize’s only pier, expansive white sand beach, 15,000 sq. ft. pool, multiple dining options and easy access to the Belize mainland for unforgettable adventure tours
Norwegian Cruise Line has recently revealed new details on Harvest Caye, Belize, the new highly-anticipated premier Western Caribbean destination experience. Norwegian Cruise Line is developing Harvest Caye to offer an authentic Belizean environment that features easy access to beautiful Southern Belize, coupled with luxurious amenities; a variety of eco-activities; the country’s only cruise ship pier for guest convenience and comfort; the opportunity for guests to easily depart to mainland Belize for the adventure excursion or cultural immersion of their choice; and much more.
This spectacular resort-style port of call, set to welcome guests in November 2016, will be the only port in Belize that features a cruise ship pier.  Rather than having to spend time tendering to shore, guests will be able to walk off the ship and immediately step into paradise.  Harvest Caye will offer guests the beauty and nature of Belize along with all that guests could desire from a tropical destination experience, and also serve as a gateway to the many eco and cultural adventures that lie in mainland Belize. Harvest Caye offers a large marina, where guests can depart for a wide variety of shore excursions to explore this rich destination, including spectacular Mayan ruins, river rafting, nature tours and more.
“Belize is one of the most ecologically and culturally rich gems in the Caribbean, and Harvest Caye will be the perfect destination for guests to experience all that the country has to offer in authentic, unique ways,” said Andy Stuart, president and chief operating officer for Norwegian Cruise Line. “There is so much to do on the island from the spectacular seven acre beach and watersports to interactive wildlife programs. Beyond Harvest Caye, we will strongly encourage our guests to explore Belize through the spectacular eco-adventure and cultural tours this incredible destination has to offer visitors.”
Harvest Caye’s seven acre pristine beach will be the heart of the destination, with white sand and crystal clear waters as the star. Guests who wish to enjoy the day in privacy can opt to rent one of the island’s 11 luxurious beach villas. These indulgent enclosed villas can accommodate up to 10 guests and are the ultimate beach escape, equipped with every comfort including air conditioning, dedicated lounge and dining areas, a private restroom, indoor and outdoor showers, hammocks, and exclusive dining and beverage options with dedicated concierge service so guests never have to leave the beach.
For those that prefer a resort-style experience, Harvest Caye will offer a tranquil, lushly landscaped pool area as the perfect retreat.  The sprawling 15,000 square foot pool features a swim-up bar with stools and lounge tables right in the water, surrounded by elegant lounge chairs and umbrellas, along with 15 canopy pool cabanas. The plush pool cabanas, available for rent, feature upscale lounge furniture, privacy drapes and beverage service. A footbridge spans the center of the pool, with a soothing waterfall feature below.
Adventure will be in no short supply for guests who opt to spend their day on Harvest Caye, with the island featuring a 130 foot tall Flighthouse as the central area for a variety of aerial activities including zip lining, suspension bridges, free fall jumps, a tandem “superman” style zip line and stunning views of the verdant hills of the mainland. Harvest Caye’s zip line course will have more than 3,000 feet of zip line, allowing guests to soar through the air with a bird’s eye view of the island and the sea, with stops at three different platforms. To top off the adventure, the Flighthouse will include a challenging but fun ropes course located on a platform in the saltwater lagoon. For a lower adrenaline adventure, guests can also enjoy watersports such as kayaking, paddle boarding and canoeing in Harvest Caye’s shallow lagoon area.
In true Norwegian fashion, Harvest Caye will feature a myriad of dining and bar options, available à la carte. Guests will enjoy five dining and bar outlets that feature a variety of cuisines, including a two-story indoor/outdoor Landshark Bar & Grill. An expansion of Norwegian’s partnership with Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, the Landshark Bar & Grill is sure to be an island favorite, with a scenic upper deck and a swim-up pool bar for the ultimate way to enjoy a “boat drink”. Those who want to indulge in authentic Belizean cuisine will be able to enjoy casual street style dining in the shopping village. Additional dining options will include the Laughing Bird Bar & Grill serving the beach, the Manatee Marina Bar & Grill in the marina, the Horse-Eye Jack Bar & Grill servicing the island’s cabanas as well as food and drink delivery throughout the pool area.
No port-of-call would be complete without superior shopping options, and Harvest Caye will offer a shopping village, which will feature popular name-brand retailers as well as items from local Belizean craftsmen.
Guests with an affinity for wildlife will marvel at Harvest Caye’s many opportunities for an up close encounter with this rich eco-destination’s local plants and animals. To learn about the native flora and fauna in this stunning destination, guests can
  • participate in manatee observation tours at the lagoon to learn about the gentle giants
  • get up close and personal with endangered Scarlet Macaws and Toucans, Belize’s national bird, in the island’s Aviary
  • wonder at the striking beauty of insects at the Butterfly Garden
  • learn more about and view Belize’s indigenous reptiles such as boa constrictors at the educational center
Harvest Caye’s conservation programs and education efforts were developed by award winning author and wildlife expert Tony Garel, the destination’s Chief Naturalist. He will lead many of the island’s educational tours and be available to chat with guests about the incredible array of wildlife in Belize.  The island’s aviary will also house a breed and release program for Scarlet Macaws, in an effort to increase the population of the native birds. Harvest Caye features a cornucopia of native plants and trees that all play a part in the destination’s eco-system. To help further the island’s conservation efforts, more than 10,000 new mangroves have been planted throughout the island, serving to increase the natural estuary system that serves as a critical habitat for birds, young fish and other marine species.
            Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy Harvest Caye beginning November 2016 on Norwegian’s Western Caribbean itineraries, and on Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings’ sister brands Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Oceania Cruises, which will also offer calls at Harvest Caye on select Caribbean sailings.
Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida. She would love to help you plan your next vacation at no cost to you. Call her at 734-771-1290 or email her at siera@destinationsinflorida.com for more information or your free, no obligation quote. 

Norwegian Cruise Line’s 2017-2018 Fall/Winter Itineraries

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Norwegian Cruise Line’s 2017-2018 Fall/Winter itineraries

Norwegian Cruise Line announced select 2017-2018 Fall/Winter itineraries that feature sought-after destinations while offering the freedom and flexibility on board that only Norwegian Cruise Line provides. Highlights include a variety of Caribbean & Bahamas cruises from New York, Port Canaveral and Miami; immersive 10-day Canary Islands cruises from Barcelona; as well as the company’s exclusive seven-day, intra-island Hawaii sailings from Honolulu. Norwegian’s new itineraries will be available for Latitudes guests and travel partners on March 22 and open for all bookings on March 23.
Caribbean, Bahamas & Florida
Norwegian’s newest and largest ship, Norwegian Escape, will continue to sail seven-day Eastern Caribbean sailings every Saturday from Miami year-round, bringing guests the best that this region has to offer with calls in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Tortola, British Virgin Islands and Nassau, Bahamas. Featuring 28 dining options, Tony Award-winning Broadway entertainment, the brand’s first nursery with supervised care for young cruisers ages six months to two years, and much more, Norwegian Escape is a brand-new way to explore the Caribbean in style.
Guests who wish to explore the Western Caribbean from Miami on one of Norwegian’s newest and most exciting ships can enjoy Norwegian Getaway, which will return to the U.S. from The Baltic in Fall 2017 and sail seven-day cruises every Sunday from October 29, 2017 to April 22, 2018. Ports of call include Roatán, Bay Islands, Honduras; Norwegian’s newest and most spectacular destination Harvest Caye, Belize; Costa Maya, Mexico; and Cozumel, Mexico.
Norwegian Epic will also return to the U.S. in the fall of 2017 to once again homeport seasonally in Port Canaveral through the winter, offering three-, four- and seven-day Eastern and Western Caribbean and Bahamas itineraries to fit any schedule or itinerary preference. The recently refurbished Norwegian Epic will feature Norwegian’s private island destination, Great Stirrup Cay, on all of her itineraries from Port Canaveral. As a part of The Norwegian Edge™ investment program, Great Stirrup Cay will receive new features, amenities and island-wide enhancements over the next 16 months, and will welcome guests in 2017 to what will be practically an all-new destination.
Norwegian Epic will sail alternating seven-day Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises from Port Canaveral from November 5, 2017 through March 21, 2018.  Norwegian Epic’s seven-day Eastern Caribbean itinerary will be a beach-lover’s paradise with stops in Tortola, British Virgin Islands; St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands; and Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas. Guests can choose to soak-up the sun or opt for adventurous excursions on Norwegian Epic’s Western Caribbean itinerary, featuring stops in Cozumel, Mexico; George Town, Grand Cayman; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; and Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas.
Norwegian Epic will also offer guests who may not have the time to get away for a week-long vacation the perfect opportunity for a quick escape in March 2018 with a series of three- and four-day Bahamas itineraries with stops in Nassau and Great Stirrup Cay.
Guests looking for a longer escape can sail away on the recently enhanced Norwegian Gem, part of Norwegian’s Jewel-class, from October 21, 2017 through April 17, 2018 on alternating 10- and 11-day Eastern Caribbean cruises from New York.  Ports of call include San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; and Tortola, British Virgin Islands.  The 11-day cruises also feature a call in Basseterre, St. Kitts.
For those guests looking for a short cruise option that provides a tremendous value, Norwegian’s 3- and 4-day cruises on Norwegian Sky will continue to sail from Miami year-round, offering an all-inclusive experience featuring free open bar on all sailings.
Europe
            Norwegian Spirit will go into dry dock in early 2017 for significant enhancements and will remain in Europe for Fall and Winter 2017, sailing the Canary Islands with departures from Barcelona. From November 23, 2017 to April 24, 2018, Norwegian Spirit will sail an immersive 10-Day Canary Islands, Spain and Morocco itinerary. Ports of call on this exotic itinerary include  Casablanca, Morocco; Las Palmas and Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands; Funchal, Madeira; and Malaga and Alicante, Spain.
Canada & New England
            In addition to the  previously announced seven-day Canada & New England roundtrip cruises from New York City during prime fall foliage season, Norwegian Gem will also offer an exclusive 10-day Eastern Canada and Quebec cruise from New York, with calls in Halifax, Nova Scotia; an overnight in Quebec City; Corner Brook, Newfoundland; and Sydney, Nova Scotia.
 
Hawaii
The recently-refurbished Pride of America will continue to sail her very popular seven-day Hawaii itinerary departing from Honolulu every Saturday through April 2018. Offering more than 100 hours of in-port sight-seeing time, the only ship to sail the islands features an itinerary with calls  that include an overnight in Kahului, Maui; Hilo, Hawai`i; Kona, Hawai`i; an overnight in Nãwiliwili, Kaua`i; and an afternoon cruise past the breathtaking Nãpali Coast.
Will you be booking one Norwegian Cruise Line’s 2017-2018 Fall/Winter itineraries?
Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida. She would love to help you plan your next vacation at no cost to you. Call her at 734-771-1290 or email her at siera@destinationsinflorida.com for more information or your free, no obligation quote.