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YOUR VACATION DESTINATION GUIDE FEBRUARY 18, 2017

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Escape to the Heat! Don’t let the sun go down on these last-minute deals!

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y now, the feel of hot sunshine on your face, and a warm breeze on your skin is a distant memory. But you need not wait months to dip your toes once again in soft, white sand and refreshing, turquoise water. A last-minute tropical escape is often just the thing to send those winter blues packing. “There are still some great options available for folks wanting to escape our chilly winter,” says Samantha Evans, Maritime Travel counsellor, Nanaimo, BC.

“From the breathtaking natural splendour of Maui to the exhilarating beach culture of Mexico’s Pacific and Caribbean coastlines, there are last-minute-sun experiences to lure any traveller.”

When it comes to getting some sun on the run, Maritime Travel counsellors are always keeping tabs on what properties are sold out, what destinations are still offering great accommodation choices, and what the best deals are. Here’s a sampling of some of the resorts our customers and counsellors are raving about this season. Take a look – and hurry in to book!

FAMILY FLING MAUI-STYLE Aston Ka’anapali Shores 3½★ Located on 10 acres adjacent to Ka’anapali beach, this casual beachfront resort is just made for families and larger groups. The Aston Ka’anapali offers a variety of studio, one- and two-bedroom units with full kitchens. There are lots of on-site amenities for ocean sports, tennis and swimming.

LIVING LARGE ON BIG ISLAND As the largest and youngest of Hawaii’s main islands, Big Island is as bold and brash as its moniker suggests. Vast volcanic landscapes, black- and greensand beaches, and lava-edged highways set the scene for adventure – on the golf course, in the mountains and by the sea. Recommended Resort: Aston Waikoloa Colony Villas 5★ Situated in the sunlit Waikoloa area among the best golf that the Big Island has to offer, the Aston Waikoloa Colony Villas are comprised of spacious and luxuriously furnished two- and three-bedroom units that allow guests to relax in style. There are no fewer than 10 fabulous golf courses within five miles of the property. Aston Waikoloa Colony Villas

Aston Ka’anapali Shores & Villas

– Samantha Evans, Maritime Travel counsellor, Nanaimo, BC

One-Bedroom Villa – No Meals Jr. Suite w/Kitchen – No Meals

$

1289

pp + $277.57 taxes Direct from Calgary • Apr. 17-24/17 • Air Canada Vacations Receive 2,578 Hudson’s Bay Rewards points per couple!

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1169

pp + $223.89 taxes Direct from Vancouver • Apr. 18-25/17 • WestJet Vacations Receive 2,338 Hudson’s Bay Rewards points per couple!

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MAYAN RIVIERA, MEXICO

One of Mexico’s oldest resort towns, Puerto Vallarta has been welcoming visitors since the 1950s.

The arrow-straight highway from Cancun to Tulum opens onto 100 miles of pristine coastline with spectacular beachfront resorts, an amazing ecoarcheological park, and the lively waterfront town of Playa del Carmen, to mention but a few attractions.

Barceló Puerto Vallarta

ASK OUR EXPERTS! Samantha Evans

@ Hudson’s Bay - Woodgrove Ctr. Nanaimo, BC 250-390-3166 sevans@maritimetravel.ca

BlueBay Grand Esmeralda

Recommended Resort: Barceló Puerto Vallarta 4½★ A pretty resort with lots of Mexican flair, Barceló Puerto Vallarta is known for its excellent service, beautiful grounds and private ambiance.

$

1049

pp + $391.60 taxes Direct from Vancouver • Apr. 21-28/17 • Air Canada Vacations Receive 2,098 Hudson’s Bay Rewards points per couple!

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Sue Chisholm, Manager

Sullivan Square Centre 110 - 15375 No. 10 Highway Surrey, BC 604-575-5044 schisholm@maritimetravel.ca

Recommended Resort: BlueBay Grand Esmeralda 4½★ A tropical retreat designed for both families and friends, this resort takes pride in its environmentally responsible approach to tourism.

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Barbara White

714 Park Royal North West Vancouver, BC 604-922-9683 bwhite@maritimetravel.ca

1289

pp + $127.94 taxes Direct from Victoria • Apr. 8-15/17 • WestJet Vacations Receive 2,578 Hudson’s Bay Rewards points per couple!

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Cayo Coco: Melia Jardines Del Rey 4★

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$

935

per person + $380 taxes

Direct from Edmonton • Apr. 18-25/17 • Sunwing Vacations Receive 1,870 Hudson’s Bay Rewards points per couple!

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2017 river cruises.* SAVE $ 2,100 perAvaloncoupleEuropeon select up to

BURGUNDY & PROVENCE 11 days from Paris to Cote d’Azur (or reverse)

Paris, Dijon, Beaune, St. Jean de Losne (Embarkation), Seurre, Mâcon, Lyon, Vienne, Tournon, Viviers, Avignon, Arles (Disembarkation), Cote d’Azur

HOLLAND & BELGIUM 8 days from Amsterdam to Brussels (or reverse)

Amsterdam (Embarkation), Rotterdam, Kinderdijk, Willemstad, Veere, Middelburg, Ghent, Antwerp, Brussels (Disembarkation)

MAGNIFICENT EUROPE 15 days from Amsterdam to Budapest (or reverse)

Amsterdam (Embarkation), Cologne, Rüdesheim, Würzburg, Bamberg, Nuremberg, Regensburg, Passau, Dürnstein, Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest (Disembarkation) Other applicable river cruises available, please inquire.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT YOUR MARITIME TRAVEL COUNSELLOR! *Book a select 2017 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise to receive $1000 off per person or $500 off per person, or $250 off per person on the cruise/land or cruise only price. Booking must be made, under deposit, and discount applied between December 7, 2016 and March 31, 2017 for travel in 2017. Not applicable to custom tours. Discount will apply to individual members of groups adding a name and non-refundable per person deposit WITHIN the promo window. Not applicable on TBA space. Offer reliant on space availability at time of booking and may be withdrawn at any time, applicable departures are subject to change. Combinable with the Maritime Travel $50 per person Winter Sale Promo and all applicable offers EXCEPT the Single Supplement Waiver. Applies to new 2017 bookings only, and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. The Maritime Travel Winter Sale Promo discount of $50 per person is valid on all Globus family of brands vacation packages of 7 land days or longer, with a minimum value of $1,000 per person before taxes, booked and deposited between January 1 and March 31, 2017 for travel in 2017. Additional restrictions may apply; see your Maritime travel agent for details. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. May be withdrawn at any time. TICO#1893755/50015835

Save up to $750 per week at select Sheraton Hotels & Resorts in Honolulu. Get a guaranteed room upgrade on select room categories^ worth up to $750 per week at select Sheraton Hotels & Resorts in Honolulu. Please note the savings amount represented by the room upgrade may vary by hotel, please see the chart below for more information. Book by: February 28, 2017 (11:59 p.m. MT) Travel: Now - April 8, 2017

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February 20-28, 2017

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Sheraton Princess Kaiulani

Advance booking required. Non-refundable and non-transferable. Offer limited and subject to availability. Offer subject to change and expire without notice. New bookings only. Not valid on group bookings. Other restrictions may apply. Package price will automatically reflect the discount when searching for qualified vacations. Offer based on double occupancy. Airport transfers to/from the hotel are included. A minimum 2-night stay is required. Other blackout dates may apply. Savings based on a 7-night stay. This offer may not be combined with any other offer. Taxes, surcharges and/or gratuity may apply to all nights. Savings amount may vary by travel window, room type and hotel. Savings amount is based on January 8 to March 31, 2017 travel period. ^At Sheraton Waikiki, room categories eligible to receive this guaranteed room upgrade are: Ocean Front room category to Deluxe Ocean Front room category, Partial Ocean View room category to Ocean Front room category, and Mountain View room category to Partial Ocean View room category. At Sheraton Princess Kaiulani room categories eligible to receive this guaranteed room upgrade are: Tower Partial Ocean View room category to Tower Ocean View room category and Pool View room category to Tower Partial Ocean View room category. *Savings calculated based on guaranteed complimentary upgrade from Mountain View to Partial Ocean View. **Savings calculated based on guaranteed complimentary upgrade from Princess Pool View to Tower Partial Ocean View.

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Want to experience some Pacific beach culture? The Mexican Riviera awaits …

“I

love Mexico and I especially love getting a last-minute cruise deal for a Mexican Riviera itinerary,” says Jacquie Losier, Maritime Travel counsellor, White Rock, BC. For anyone living on the west coast, this is a great choice for first-time cruisers, families, and seasoned Caribbean cruisers looking for something a little different.” As Jacquie points out, Mexico’s Pacific Coast ports are not only completely different from anything you will experience on a Caribbean cruise, they’re also distinctly different from each other. A year-round itinerary with balmy temperatures for the most

part, the Mexican Riviera is at its best in March, offering up warm seas along with whale and dolphin sightings. IF YOU GO: Set sail from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas and points Pacific on a 7-day Mexican Riviera adventure aboard Holland America Line’s elegant Oosterdam.

7-Night Mexico Cruise Oosterdam

77870

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pp + Taxes/Fees $130.01 pp Cat L Interior • Jan. 3, 2018 • 7 nights • Cruise Only Holland America Line Roundtrip San Diego, CA including Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlán & Puerto Vallarta Receive 1,557 Hudson’s Bay Rewards points per couple!

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PORT PICK: Cabo San Lucas One of the oldest parts of the southern Baja Peninsula, Los Cabos (Spanish for “The Capes”) has long been heralded for its rich, tropical landscapes and fascinating cultural heritage. Today, Cabo is an anchor port for all cruises sailing on Mexico’s Riviera and Sea of Cortez itineraries, and as such is experiencing a boost in popularity. Along with lovely beaches, Los Cabos is heaven for golfers and eco-tourists alike thanks to its many championship golf courses, whale watching excursions and deep sea fishing.

“My clients are often surprised to learn that Los Cabos is actually made up of two distinct towns – Cabo San Lucas at the southern tip and the much quieter and more elegant town of Jose del Cabo to the northeast. Get out and explore!” – Isabella Beane, Manager, Maritime Travel, Port Moody, BC

ASK US ABOUT CRUISING IN MEXICO! Jacquie Losier

105-2429-152nd Street White Rock, BC 604-531-3307 jlosier@maritimetravel.ca

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Sibille Beyer

2004 Main Street Penticton, BC 250-492-5792 sbeyer@maritimetravel.ca

Isabella Beane, Manager 212 Newport Drive Port Moody, BC 604-933-2200 ibeane@maritimetravel.ca

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A Taste of Italy

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or lovers of food and wine, Italy tops the list of dream destinations. From lush olive groves to delectable tastings at exclusive wineries, custom cooking classes, and historic stone-clad accommodations, adventure awaits at every delicious turn.

Experience it for yourself: Ten days, one country, nine cities. That’s what you’ll experience on the Flavors of Italy fabulous foodie adventure with Trafalgar. From Bolognese in Bologna to Chianti in Tuscany, let Italy feed your senses on this culinary getaway.

Flavors of Italy

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3275

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July 1-10/17 • 9 days • Land Only • Trafalgar From Rome to Venice including Chianti, San Gimignano, Florence, Tuscany, Pisa, Parma & Bologna

A savings of $100 per couple!

Receive 6,550 Hudson’s Bay Rewards points per couple!

ASK ME ABOUT ITALY! Carla Nelson, Manager 1001 Baker St. Cranbrook, BC 250-489-4788 cnelson@maritimetravel.ca

LOVE THE MEMORIES FROM THE MAGIC OF TRAVEL +SAVE 7.5% Save up to $1,440 per couple book by February 28, 2017 #SimplyTrafalgar

Terms & Conditions Savings based on Trafalgar’s European Supreme departing June 8, 2017 combined with Trafalgar’s 7.5% early payment discount. To get our 7.5% early payment discount you must book and pay in full by February 28, 2017 *subject to availability. Valid on new bookings only. Travel must be taken by December 31, 2017. Not valid on Costsaver. Not valid on Tailored Vacations, custom trips or Trafalgar trips operated in French. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. For more information please contact www.trafalgar.com or call 1800 352 4444. TICO # 1583987W. 33 Kern Rd, Toronto ON M3B 1S9

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Costa Rica Rendezvous

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nce this gentle country’s overwhelming natural beauty was enough to draw thousands of fans to its peaceful shores. These days, a heightened interest in the best its truly unspoiled nature has to offer – and eco-friendly ways to experience it – has Costa Rica heading to the front of the pack for group tours and adventure travel. “There is nowhere in the world quite like Costa Rica,” says Mickey Coleman, Maritime Travel counsellor, Abbotsford, BC. “I simply can’t forget the beauty, the amazing rain forest, the howler monkeys, toucans, great beaches … I could go on and on.”

“I often suggest Costa Rica to clients looking for something a little more exciting for their family getaway.” – Mickey Coleman, Maritime Travel counsellor, Abbotsford, BC

“There’s so much to experience in terms of new cultures, adventurous activities and amazing wildlife.” WE RECOMMEND: Natural Wonders of Costa Rica with Globus. This 9-day action-packed tour of Costa Rica’s highlights is perfect for the adventurer with limited time who wants to explore the region’s diversity.

Get your adrenaline pumping, witness the red lava streaming down one of the world’s most active volcanoes, melt away in thermal springs or relax on a beach – it’s all included!

Natural Wonders of Costa Rica

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2338

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Book & Deposit by March 7th July 8-16/17 • 9 days • Land Only • Globus Roundtrip San Jose including Cariari, Tortuguero National Park, Sarapiqui, Arenal, Monteverde & Sarchi

A savings of $100 per couple!

Receive 4,676 Hudson’s Bay Rewards points per couple!

ASK US ABOUT COSTA RICA! Mickey Coleman

Clearbrook Town Square 32500 South Fraser Way Abbotsford, BC 604-746-4041 mcoleman@maritimetravel.ca ABC

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921 - 3rd Avenue South Lethbridge, AB 403-329-3373 dfowler@maritimetravel.ca

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Beddington Towne Centre Calgary, AB 403-265-6143 lkazanskaia@maritimetravel.ca

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Exotic Travel… Learn about the many exotic destinations offered by Globus & Avalon Waterways. Highlights include Africa, South America, and Myanmar. Plus cruising on the Mekong, Yangtze and Irrawaddy! WED. FEB. 22 @ 6:30 PM

Europe and the World by River with Avalon Waterways! Join Maritime Travel (Port Moody) and Avalon Waterways at this informative River Cruise presentation. THURS. FEB. 23 @ 6:30 PM

Australia, New Zealand & the South Pacific! Join Maritime Travel (Lethbridge) for an informative free presentation on Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific with Goway Travel. THURS. MARCH 2 @ 7:00 PM

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TERMS & CONDITIONS All fares were valid at time of printing and are subject to availability at the time of booking. • Fares are per terms and conditions outlined in brochures of relevant tour operators. • Stopover hotel rates, where necessary, are not included. • All fares are per person based on double occupancy, taxes are extra, unless otherwise stated. Conditions apply. Offers can end at any time. Dates and prices were valid at time of printing. Offers are capacity controlled, and may be modified or withdrawn without prior notice. Cruise prices are cruise only (port charges, taxes and airfare are extra) unless otherwise indicated.

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