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YOUR VACATION DESTINATION GUIDE FEBRUARY 17, 2018
Rejuvenate Europe, Asia & beyond!
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And reveal a world of luxury cruise beneﬁts with Maritime Travel and Virtuoso Voyages
un, romance, pampering, fabulous food, fun, activities…they’re all part of the upscale cruise experience. Ask any Maritime Travel counsellor, more and more people are choosing surf over turf these days. “I think luxury cruising has become so popular because it’s no longer something only the rich and famous can afford,” says Margaret Fry, Maritime Travel counsellor, Sunnyside Mall, Bedford, NS. “Many of my clients— especially newlywed professionals and retired couples—choose luxury because of the more adult programming and the added perks involved. And with Maritime Travel’s partnership with Virtuoso Voyages luxury travel network, we’re able to offer exclusive perks with top ocean and river cruise lines like Princess Cruises, Celebrity, AMAWaterways and Viking River Cruises.”
Maritime Travel’s exclusive membership in Virtuoso—comprised of the top one percent of leisure travel agencies around the globe—means buckets of beneﬁts and rare travel experiences for our clients. Beneﬁts tailored speciﬁcally to cruise vacations include: • Complimentary Voyageur Club membership to enhance your luxury cruise experience • Cabin upgrades, special shore experiences, shipboard credits and exclusive cocktail receptions, all at no additional cost • Complimentary publications with valuable offers and insider articles on regional history, culture and cuisine • And much more! Here are some of our favourite valueadded ocean- and river-going luxury cruise itineraries.
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CRUISE ITINERARY: BLUE DANUBE DISCOVERY WITH AMAWATERWAYS “My river cruise with AMAWaterways was magical. I was blown away by both the food and the top-notch service. I really enjoyed the shore excursions in the towns and cities we visited and I would do another river cruise with AMA—either in Europe or further afield—in a heartbeat.” Recommended for you by
Sunnyside Mall Bedford, NS 902-835-2111 firstname.lastname@example.org
Blue Danube Discovery AMASerena
pp + Taxes/Fees $210 Cat. E • Window • Nov. 9/18 • 7 nights • Cruise Only AMAWaterways Budapest to Nuremberg, including Bratislava, Vienna, Dürnstein, Melk, Linz, Passau & Regensburg
BONUS: Hosted + Highlights of Vienna & Schonbrunn Palace with Lunch + Welcome Reception
“A popular choice for multi-generational groups, Princess innovations include Anytime Dining, the ever-popular Movies Under the Stars (MUTS) program and expansive spa and fitness facilities. I love the Piazza on the newer ships. It spans three decks and offers such features as spontaneous performances, a wine bar, shops and casual eateries.” Recommended for you by Christiane DeGrasse, Manager Brunswick Square Saint John, NB 506-632-1880 email@example.com
Off the Beaten Path Virtuoso Alaska Cruisetour Island Princess
pp + Taxes/Fees $336.92 pp Cat. IE: Interior • Aug. 22/18 • 14 days • 7 day Land Tour + 7 day Cruise Princess Cruises Anchorage to Vancouver, including Copper River, Fairbanks, Denali, Mt. McKinley, Hubbard Glacier, Glacier Bay, Skagway, Juneau & Ketchikan
BONUS: Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge guaranteed & Prince William Sound Cruise
CRUISE ITINERARY: EXOTIC SOUTHERN CARIBBEAN CRUISE WITH CELEBRITY CRUISES “Celebrity is a great cruise line and one of my first recommendations for a pampered getaway. This line goes above and beyond with so many special touches like the welcome-back cold towels and refreshments when you return from shore excursions and the wonderful cuisine incorporating fresh, local ingredients.” Recommended for you by
Mayflower Mall Sydney, NS 902-564-0600 firstname.lastname@example.org
Exotic Southern Caribbean Cruise Celebrity Reflection
pp + Taxes/Fees $147 Cat. 2D • Veranda • Dec. 7/18 • 14 nights • Cruise Only Celebrity Cruises Roundtrip Fort Lauderdale, including Antigua, Barbados, St. Lucia, Grenada, Aruba, Curacao & Bonaire
BONUS: Specialty Dining for Two + $75 US Shopping Credit
CRUISE ITINERARY: RHINE RIVER CRUISE WITH VIKING “Viking takes care of every detail, from ordering front-of-the-line museum passes, to paying for final taxi rides. Thanks to the small size of the ship and the relaxed ambiance, everyone mingles and makes some great new friends.” Recommended for you by
4 Forest Hills Parkway Cole Harbour, NS 902-435-0220 email@example.com
Rhine Getaway Viking Longship IDI
pp Taxes/Fees included Cat. F • Oct. 19-26/18 • 7 nights • Cruise Only Viking River Cruises Basel to Amsterdam, including Breisach, Strasbourg, Speyer, Heidelberg, Koblenz, Rudesheim, Cologne & Kinderdijk
BONUS: $300.00 US Shipboard Credit per Stateroom + a Welcome Bottle of Champagne + Two Complimentary Optional Tours
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CRUISE ITINERARY: VIRTUOSO EXCLUSIVE – ALASKA CRUISETOUR WITH PRINCESS CRUISES
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A CANADIAN ROCKIES JOURNEY LIKE NO OTHER.
GOLDEN CIRCLE VIA WHISTLER
VANCOUVER - WHISTLER - QUESNEL - JASPER - LAKE LOUISE - BANFF - KAMLOOPS - VANCOUVER
SELECT DEPARTURES BETWEEN APRIL 27 AND OCTOBER 5, 2018
PER GUEST 12 DAYS/11 NIGHTS
BRITISH COLUMBIA WHISTLER 1
GOLDLEAF SERVICE • 5 days onboard Rocky Mountaineer • 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches • 11 nights hotel accommodation • Vancouver Lookout • Jasper Highlights Tour
LAKE LOUISE 2
• Icefields Parkway Tour, including Ice Explorer • Yoho National Park Tour • National Parks Pass • Rail station transfers and luggage handling
Rocky Mountaineer offers an unparalleled experience onboard its luxury train as it takes you to some of the most beautiful destinations the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada have to offer. From Vancouver and Seattle, to the mountain towns of Banff, Lake Louise, and Jasper, the train weaves through a mix of cosmopolitan cities, small towns, and vast landscapes. Experience the wonderment onboard this all day-light journey while you enjoy world-class, culinary creations inspired by the passing regions and gracious Hosts attend to your every need. The stunning scenery with endless views and delectable cuisine are enough to keep you enthralled, but beyond that, there’s the chance to make new friends and connect with travelling companions while taking in this memorable trip of a lifetime. With more than 65 vacation packages to choose from, you can create a journey to suit your interests: from scenery to unique excursions, there is no limit to creating your perfect experience through the Canadian Rockies. Plus, ask about Rocky Mountaineer’s current promotional offer for added value!
For more information, contact your Maritime Travel Counsellor. *Terms & Conditions: Price shown for Golden Circle via Whistler package is per person in CAD, GoldLeaf Service, for select start dates between June 1 and September 21, 2018 from Vancouver, subject to availability. Accommodation is based on double occupancy and pricing does not include Canadian tax (GST) or flights. Additional conditions apply.
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Discover our Ravishing Rockies on the train trip of a lifetime “I’ve taken the Rocky Mountaineer train trip and I couldn’t recommend it more. You are wined and dined and given the white glove treatment all the way. It only runs during daylight hours, so you don’t miss out on any of that breathtaking scenery.”
1786 Route 1, Church Point, NS 902-769-3702 • firstname.lastname@example.org
1799 $ Fr 2549 $
pp + taxes $94.95
JOURNEY THROUGH THE CLOUDS – BY RAIL
1899 $ Fr 2599 Fr
Recommended for you by Eric Gaudet, Manager
ometimes the most amazing travel experiences are to be had right here in our own backyard. “Regardless of what part of Canada you call home, the Canadian Rockies deserve to be on your bucket list,” says Eric Gaudet, Manager, Maritime Travel, Church Point, NS. “There’s a wonderful memory to be made at every turn, from the breathtaking scenery to the bountiful wildlife, or, if you’re aboard the luxurious Rocky Mountaineer train, the lavish gourmet food and educational narratives.” The only passenger rail service between Vancouver and the Canadian Rockies, the Rocky Mountaineer train whisks passengers across plunging gorges, over dramatic mountain passes, and through Jasper and Banff National Parks—both in—a UNESCO World Heritage site.
FIRST PASSAGE TO THE WEST – BY RAIL
pp + taxes $89.95
pp + taxes $127.45
GoldLeaf Service Apr. 16-19/18 • 3 nights • Rail Only • Rocky Mountaineer Vancouver to Jasper, including Kamloops
Take a sensational, two day, all daylight trip from Vancouver through Kamloops to Jasper. Spend two full days aboard the Rocky Mountaineer, then spend an extra night in both the beautiful city of Vancouver and the peaceful town of Jasper.
pp + taxes $129.95
GoldLeaf Service Apr. 17-20/18 • 3 nights • Rail Only • Rocky Mountaineer Lake Louise to Vancouver, including Kamloops
Retrace the steps of 19th century explorers, travel through the legendary Spiral Tunnels and pass by the spot where the last spike on the Canadian Paciﬁc Railway was driven. This is the only passenger rail service on this historic route, and its construction is one of the most important in Canadian history as it united Canada from east to west. Enjoy cuisine and service that early pioneers could never have dreamed of!
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The Magical Mountains of Home
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Receive $500 in resort coupons at the Coconut Bay Beach Resort and Spa in St. Lucia. Situated on 85 acres, Coconut Bay Beach Resort and Spa offers two worlds in one along Saint Lucia’s exotic south coast. Located only five minutes from the international airport, this award-winning resort features 250 air-conditioned rooms, four restaurants, six bars, five pools, complete fitness center, tennis and basketball courts, full service salon and oceanfront spa, the island’s largest waterpark, and more. Designed to please all ages, this casually Caribbean, incredibly all-inclusive retreat is St. Lucia’s best value for singles, families or couples. Receive $500 USD in resort coupons when you book a minimum 7-night vacation package at the Coconut Bay Beach Resort and Spa in St. Lucia. Book by: December 26, 2018 (11:59 p.m. MT) Travel: Now - January 2, 2019 Participating Hotel: Coconut Bay Beach Resort and Spa «««« Book your WestJet Vacations package through your Maritime Travel agent today. 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. Resort coupons will be distributed to guests upon arrival at the time of check-in. A minimum 7-night stay is required. Airport transfers to/from the hotel are included. Promotional savings cannot be exchanged for cash, products or merchandise. No cash reimbursement if unused. Not combinable with other credit, discounts or promotions locally. St. Lucia VAT (taxes) are not included and will apply for services offered as part of this promotion. Additional terms and conditions may apply.
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Offer ends April 30
Contact your Maritime Travel Counsellor TODAY! New bookings only made by April 30, 2018 for travel completed by December 31, 2018. Minimum 5-night stay required. Applicable to air-inclusive packages only. Reduced deposit offer is only available to bookings made via the call centre. Subject to availability at time of booking. Not applicable to group bookings. Further information available from a travel agent. Offers expire at 11:59 p.m. ET on the date indicated. Flights operated by Air Canada or Air Canada Rouge. For applicable terms and conditions, visit your UNIGLOBE Travel Professional. Holder of Quebec permit #702566. TICO registration #50013537. BC registration #32229. ■ ®Air Canada Vacations is a registered trademark of Air Canada, used under license by Touram Limited Partnership, 1440 St. Catherine W., Suite 600, Montreal, QC. 17372
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Resorts That Rejuvenate
Relax and recharge at one of these hand-picked hideaways
ith the post-holiday blahs and dark winter days of February, chances are you’re daydreaming about vacation. You need someplace you can break out of your dullsville routine, so you can return recharged and ready to take it all on again. Lucky for you, our Maritime Travel counsellors have been travelling this past year…checking out the beach scene and uncovering the best options for some much-needed R & R in Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Cuba and beyond. Here are just two of their personal picks for recharging your batteries.
DESTINATION R & R: ROYALTON HICACOS VARADERO RESORT & SPA, VARADERO, CUBA “Exclusively for adults and great for couples! You’ll enjoy premium service, wonderful spa treatments and lots of indulgent extras.” Recommended for you by Corina Benson, Manager @ Atlantic Superstore Joe Howe Drive Halifax, NS 902-455-7201 email@example.com
Royalton Hicacos 5 ★
pp + $380 taxes Direct from Halifax • Apr. 12-19/18 • Sunwing
RELAX & RECHARGE Indulge your passion for relaxation when you upgrade to Diamond Club, so you can lounge beachside or poolside all day long, while your personal butler caters to your every whim.
DESTINATION R & R: GRAN VENTANA BEACH RESORT, PUERTO PLATA, DR “Relax, unwind and enjoy the big-picture views at the Gran Ventana (Spanish for ‘Big Window’). This is a beautifully maintained resort in a quiet complex. The staff are friendly and helpful and the ambiance is decidedly laid-back.” Recommended for you by
Kings Place Fredericton, NB 506-458-8969 firstname.lastname@example.org
VH Gran Ventana 4½ ★
pp + $440.03 taxes From Fredericton • Apr. 25-May 2/18 • Transat
RELAX & RECHARGE With no onsite disco, this resort is decidedly quieter than most and perfect for early risers. Yoga on the beach, anyone?
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506-450-6055 506-458-8969 506-858-7118 506-632-1880 506-633-7711
Sackville East Main Plaza St. Stephen Milltown Blvd. Sussex Gateway Mall Tracadie-Sheila 339-5 rue du Moulin Woodstock 389 Connell St.
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In this issue: Just add water, The magical mountains of home, Resorts that rejuvenate