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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. And for those with the flexibility and freedom to take off at a moment’s notice, an escape to the sun is just the thing to recharge the batteries and to get us set to weather the next couple of months.

“There are many great options available for folks wanting to escape our chilly winter.”

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!

PUERTO PLATA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Lush tropical vegetation and long stretches of golden sand framed by the majestic Isabel de Torres mountain set the scene for a thrilling vacation in Puerto Plata. VH Gran Ventana Beach Resort

Ocean Blue & Sand

Great

for Groups!

for All!

Recommended Resort: VH Gran Ventana Beach Resort 4½★ Scenically set on a pretty stretch of Playa Dorada beach and just 15 kilometers from the Puerto Plata airport, VH Gran Ventana Beach Resort is a spacious, airy resort with an easygoing vibe, upscale amenities and lots of inclusions for all ages.

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No fewer than six outstanding beaches comprise the sandy paradise that is Punta Cana. This delicious slice of coastal heaven boasts clear, turquoise water that changes hues as it approaches the shoreline. Fabulous snorkelling, consistently warm temperatures and a charming lack of rainfall seal the deal.

Value

– Leeann MacPhail-Cantwell, Manager, Maritime Travel, Charlottetown, PE

When it comes to getting some sun on the run, Maritime Travel counsellors are always keeping tabs on what properties are sold out, what

PUNTA CANA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Recommended Resort: Ocean Blue & Sand 4½★ An all-suite luxury resort, Ocean Blue & Sand commands a wonderful stretch of white-sand beach just steps from White Sands Golf Course. You’ll love the 24-hour, all-inclusive service.

$

1169

pp + $443.07 taxes Direct from Moncton • Apr. 28-May 5/17 • Transat

Fr

729

pp + $437.60 taxes Direct from Fredericton • Apr. 26-May 3/17 • Transat

Fr

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Located 500 kms southeast of Varadero, the tiny islands that comprise the area around Cayo Coco are the very definition of tropical paradise. If Varadero is where the action is in Cuba, then Cayo Coco is where peace and quiet reign. Iberostar Diaquiri

Family

Favourite!

MAYAN RIVIERA, MEXICO 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.

ASK OUR EXPERTS! Leeann MacPhail-Cantwell, Manager Confederation Court Mall, Main Level Charlottetown, PE 902-566-3332 lmacphailcantwell@maritimetravel.ca

Fun

BlueBay Grand Esmeralda

for All!

Rose McIntyre Recommended Resort: Iberostar Daiquiri 4★ A family favourite, this resort sees lots of repeat clientele, thanks to its friendly staff, pretty grounds, and gorgeous beachfront location.

$

695

pp + $380 taxes Direct from Halifax • Mar. 22-29/17 • Sunwing Vacations

Fr

@ Sobeys - 110 Warwick Street Digby, NS 902-245-4970 rmcintyre@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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Kim Wheaton, Manager 170 Main Street Sackville, NB 506-536-3636 kwheaton@maritimetravel.ca

1389

pp + $140.94 taxes Direct from Halifax • Apr. 5-12/17 • WestJet Vacations

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Cayo Coco: Melia Jardines Del Rey 4★

Fr

$

725

per person + $380 taxes

Direct from Halifax • Mar. 22-29/17 Sunwing Vacations

Fr

$

815

per person + $390 taxes

Direct from Saint John • Apr. 17-24/17 Sunwing Vacations

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Price is per person, based on double occupancy, and is subject to availability at time of booking. Taxes are extra.

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Book by March 31, 2017 &

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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With equal time spent at sea and in port, Bermuda cruises offer the best of both worlds

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f you’re looking for a no fuss, no muss vacation with lots of time for some quality R & R this summer, then a cruise to Bermuda could be just the answer, according to the experts at Maritime Travel.

“Bermuda cruises are an excellent choice for family and multi-generational getaways.” – Tara Clancey, Maritime Travel counsellor, Superstore Joe Howe Drive, Halifax, NS

“You get to spend several days at sea and really get to know your ship and then you’re typically in port for three days, which gives you even more

time to explore or simply relax on those legendary pink-sand beaches.” Located in the Atlantic Ocean off the east coast of the United States, Bermuda is especially appealing for summer travels when the kids are out of school and temperatures on this tiny British colony hover at a perfect 80 degrees. With its postcardpretty beaches, famous golf courses, sophisticated tax-free shopping, historic sites and charming ports, it’s no surprise that it enjoys such a high repeat visitor rate. “Visiting Bermuda by cruise ship is also a lot easier on your wallet,” says Tara of the traditionally costly island-nation.

SAIL ON: A number of the larger, family friendly cruise lines such as Royal Caribbean International and Norwegian Cruise Lines make the crossing to Bermuda from Baltimore or New York, docking in Kings Wharf and within easy travelling distance of the popular port towns of Hamilton and St. George’s. Bermuda’s cruise season runs from April to November and high season is June through August.

7-Night Bermuda Cruise Norwegian Breakaway

$

113669

pp + Taxes/Fees $275.92 pp Cat 1F Interior • Apr. 30-May 7/17 • 7 nights • Cruise Only Norwegian Cruise Line Roundtrip New York to Bermuda

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ASK US ABOUT CRUISING IN BERMUDA! Tara Clancey

@ Atlantic Superstore, Joe Howe Drive Halifax, NS 902-455-7201 tclancey@maritimetravel.ca

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Shelley Millet, Manager

Park Lane – Spring Garden Road Halifax, NS 902-429-7883 smillett@maritimetravel.ca

Tracy Decoste

Port Hawkesbury Centre Port Hawkesbury, NS 902-625-3017 tdecoste@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 stoneclad 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

Fr

3275

$

pp

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!

ASK ME ABOUT ITALY! Margaret Fry

Sunnyside Mall Bedford, NS 902-835-2111 mfry@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 Heather Dodge, Manager, Maritime Travel, Mic Mac Mall, Dartmouth, NS. “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.” – Heather Dodge, Manager, Maritime Travel, Mic Mac Mall, Dartmouth, NS

“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

Fr

2338

$

pp

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!

ASK US ABOUT COSTA RICA! Heather Dodge, Manager @ Hudson’s Bay, MicMac Mall Dartmouth, NS 902-465-2125 hdodge@maritimetravel.ca MT

Gloria Jessome

Mayflower Mall Sydney, NS 902-564-0600 gjessome@maritimetravel.ca

Shannon Blaikie-Antonucci Truro Mall Truro, NS 902-893-7185 sblaikie@maritimetravel.ca

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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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