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Safari Newsletter Dated April 10, 2017

Dear Vacations To Go Customer,

In addition to being the largest seller of oceangoing cruises, Vacations To Go is the world's leading seller of river cruises. We also are among the top sellers of escorted tours and tropical resort vacations. If you browse our sites, you'll find travel options for every interest and budget.

From Caribbean cruises on megaliners to river cruises along the Rhine and Mississippi, and from escorted tours of Italy and Ireland to safaris in Tanzania, we're here to help you see the world at the lowest possible price, in whatever style you choose.

Today, I'll tell you about some of the best and most trusted companies throughout the travel industry, leaders in their segments, along with special discounts and deals for Vacations To Go customers.

Some of the cruise offers below include free shipboard credits, which are as good as cash on board and can be used to pay for almost anything not included in the upfront cost of the sailing, like spa treatments and shore excursions.

Just click any link for more information.

For more than 85 years, Globus has introduced travelers to awe-inspiring destinations around the world. Its escorted tours provide an extraordinary value and are filled with unique insights and encounters that you might miss if you planned the getaway on your own.

Here is a great offer from the company for our customers who want to travel to Europe this year: Save $300 per couple ($150 per person) when you purchase select vacations and flights through Globus. Book by April 25.

You'll be accompanied by Globus Tour Directors who take care of the daily details and scheduling of your trip. Sightseeing is led by Local Guides who share first-hand, in-depth knowledge of their cities, towns and neighborhoods. Enjoy VIP access to must-see attractions, with no waiting in line.

The company chooses centrally located, superior hotels near the sights. You'll also be treated to traditional meals at local restaurants and food and wine tastings. And, each vacation includes Globus' signature Local FavoritesSM, which are special experiences that spotlight what makes the destination unique.

Globus has designed more than 150 itineraries in Europe and the British Isles. Explore Rome, Venice and Florence on Italy's Great Cities, or choose Britain Sampler to visit London, Edinburgh and famed attractions like Stonehenge. Iconic Aegean With 3-Night Cruise shows travelers the Acropolis of Athens and charming villages on Mykonos and Santorini, while Introduction to Ireland highlights sights like the Cliffs of Moher.

Click here to see all Globus departures worldwide.

With more than 140 years of maritime tradition, Holland America Line offers classic cruising in destinations worldwide. Its 14 premium ships -- all of which sport a navy blue hull and teak wraparound decks -- are known for impeccable service and engaging onboard programs. For example, the company has partnered with BBC Earth to bring nature-based features like "Alaska in Concert" on board, combining footage from the "Wild Alaska" TV series with live music. The Culinary Arts Center schedules cooking demonstrations and the Digital Workshop offers small-group instruction on high-tech topics.

Our customers can save up to 88% off a Holland America cruise and receive shipboard credits of up to $600 per cabin. Select sailings also include free gratuities. Past guests may see discounted rates on select sailings. See dates and prices.

Holland America offers a variety of itineraries in the Caribbean -- you can spend one to three weeks exploring alluring, warm-weather ports this coming winter.

Most of these tropical cruises include a day at Half Moon Cay, the line's private island, where you can enjoy a two-mile beach, surfside cabanas, water sports and horseback riding.

Several Holland America ships will embark on Panama Canal cruises between now and next spring. Choose a partial round-trip transit through this man-made wonder from Fort Lauderdale, or a full transit from Florida or several West Coast cities. Its fleet also sails to Alaska, Europe, Asia, Australia and more.

Click here to learn more about Holland America's ships and itineraries.

World-class cuisine, personalized service and unique itineraries have won many repeat guests for Oceania Cruises. Its midsize ships visit more than 370 ports worldwide, from Havana and Hong Kong to Adriatic Sea gems like Venice and Dubrovnik. While cruising, guests are pampered in an elegant, country club ambience.

Oceania is offering our customers huge discounts of up to 81% and exclusive shipboard credits of up to $1,000 per cabin. See dates and prices.

The line specializes in destination-rich itineraries, often scheduling overnight visits and port stays into the late evening. Its unique shore excursions -- like a collection of Culinary Discovery Tours -- delve into the culture and history of the sailing region.

Oceania's six ships carry either 684 or 1,258 guests. Onboard life is unhurried and relaxed. Attend a lecture by a noted historian or former ambassador, or get a massage in the Canyon Ranch SpaClub. Dining venues range from a poolside grill to the sophisticated Polo Grill steakhouse. The larger Marina and Riviera are home to Jacques, featuring dishes by master chef Jacques Pepin, who is the line's executive culinary director.

For more information about Oceania and its fleet, click here.

Hurtigruten is known for its expedition voyages to remote locales like Antarctica, Arctic Canada and Norway, Greenland, Iceland and the Amazon, and for its year-round sailings up and down the Norwegian coast.

The line is offering the following money-saving offers.

Companion saves up to 50% off the October 29 departure of Wildlife in South Georgia and Icy Antarctica.

Save up to 25% on a variety of expeditions, including circumnavigations of Iceland, explorations of Incan culture in Peru and Antarctica adventures aboard ice-strengthened ships.

Many of these trips provide access to less-touristed destinations. In Antarctica, for example, travelers go ashore in sturdy Polarcirkel boats that can land in otherwise inaccessible areas, providing a rare opportunity to see the wildlife of the icy continent up close, like gentoo and Adelie penguins, seals and whales.

Save up to 25% off select Norwegian coastal voyages. Hurtigruten's ships have sailed along Norway's coast for more than 120 years. Today, they transport local residents and cargo and carry international passengers eager to photograph the stunning fjords and explore the picturesque towns. Daily departures are offered year-round from Bergen in the south and Kirkenes in the north, with one-way and round-trip itineraries available.

Save 10% off select sailings in Spitsbergen, a Norwegian island that lies high above the Arctic Circle.

Pay no single supplement on Adventure to the Chilean Fjords and Antarctica, Ultimate Greenland Expedition and more.

To see all Hurtigruten departures and discounts, click here.

Norwegian Cruise Line emphasizes freedom and flexibility on board, where passengers can enjoy a relaxed vacation on some of the industry's most contemporary ships.

Among its itineraries are four-night cruises from Miami to Cuba aboard the Norwegian Sky, offered from May to December 2017. (The company recently announced that it will soon add 33 new departures to Cuba to its 2018 calendar.)

These trips overnight in Havana, then continue to Great Stirrup Cay, Norwegian's private island in the Bahamas.

On these cruises, guests can explore Old Havana and learn about the country's vibrant arts and music scene. Choose from 15 shore excursions, such as a tour in a classic American car.

Norwegian is offering our customers discounts of up to 67% on Cuba departures, as well as shipboard credits of up to $200 per cabin. See dates and prices.

Several other lines offer Cuba cruises, including Norwegian's sister brand, Oceania, and Royal Caribbean, Carnival and Azamara. To see all these sailings, click here.

Norwegian also is offering our customers discounts of up to 86% in other sailing regions, as well as the following exclusive shipboard credits and other amenities:

On Hawaii voyages, receive shipboard credits of up to $275 per cabin, plus book an ocean-view or balcony cabin and choose two of the following amenities: free gratuities, a specialty dining package (up to four meals for two guests) or a $50 shore excursion credit per port. Suites get all three amenities. See dates and prices.

On all other sailings, receive shipboard credits of up to $275 per cabin. Book an ocean-view cabin or higher on select departures and choose two of the following amenities: a beverage package for two, the specialty dining package, 250 minutes of Internet or a $50 shore excursion credit per port. See dates and prices.

Star Clippers offers travelers an authentic sailing experience aboard its masted tall ships, the 227-passenger Royal Clipper and 170-passenger Star Clipper and Star Flyer. With billowing white sails, they operate under wind power whenever possible, calling at ports that larger ships can't reach and providing the amenities and ambience of a private yacht.

These ships cruise in the Caribbean, Mediterranean and Asia. Our customers can save up to 83%.

Vacations To Go customers also can receive an exclusive shipboard credit of $150 per cabin on certain departures. This can be combined with select other Star Clippers offers.

Starting next month, the line will sail in Indonesia, departing from Bali. Save up to 82% and receive shipboard credits of $150 to $500 per cabin on these voyages.

In the Mediterranean, receive a complimentary one- or two-night hotel stay in Rome, Cannes, Nice or Athens before or after your cruise.

Finally, kids age 17 and under sail free on select cruises with one or two adults in the same cabin.

Click here to view all Star Clippers sailings and discounts.

Crystal Cruises has won many "world's best" awards for its luxury vacations aboard beautifully appointed ships. Its two ocean liners, the 1,080-guest Crystal Serenity and 922-guest Crystal Symphony, sail to destinations worldwide. The company's 62-passenger yacht, the Crystal Esprit, provides a boutique ambience in the Caribbean and Mediterranean.

Gratuities, fine wines, Champagne, premium spirits and nonalcoholic beverages are included in the upfront rate.

Crystal is offering Vacations To Go customers savings of up to 82% and shipboard credits of up to $1,700 per cabin. See dates and prices.

The Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony have multiple dining venues, spas and enrichment programs that bring diplomats, historians, chefs and others on board. Computer University@Sea schedules lessons in digital video editing and Web page design, while the Creative Learning Institute offers classes led by specialists in their fields, like tai chi with a martial arts master.

The Crystal Esprit yacht is outfitted with a two-passenger submarine and a water-sports platform with water skis, Jet Skis, snorkeling equipment and more. In many ports, vacationers have a choice of two complimentary excursions, one that's culturally inspired and one that's more adventurous.

To see all Crystal cruises, click here.

Crystal brought its signature six-star experience to European river cruising with the launch of Crystal River Cruises last year. This August, the company will debut Crystal AirCruises, which are private jet journeys to extraordinary destinations around the globe.

The all-inclusive properties of IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts are located on beautiful, sandy beaches in Mexico and the Caribbean. The upfront rate includes accommodations, all meals and beverages, nonmotorized water sports like windsurfing and kayaking and extensive recreation and entertainment options.

The company has an enticing offer for Vacations To Go customers seeking an easy-to-budget family vacation.

Kids 12 and under stay free when sharing a room with two paying adults. This offer applies to two children at Iberostar Cozumel and one child at other family-friendly resorts in Mexico, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. It's valid for travel between May 1 and October 31.

Children can play in the kids clubs and splash parks while parents swim or snorkel, indulge in spa treatments, play a round of golf or lounge by large, sparkling pools. You'll find a variety of on-site dining venues, from casual alfresco restaurants and buffets to spots that specialize in Japanese or Italian dishes.

If you prefer a no-kids ambience for your escape, check out the IBEROSTAR Grand Resorts. These offer luxurious, all-suite accommodations and personalized butler and concierge service.

Click here to view all IBEROSTAR resorts and price a stay, with or without airfare.

Windstar Cruises specializes in casually elegant sailings that visit an array of alluring ports, many of which are inaccessible to larger ships. The line's three sleek sailing ships carry 148 to 310 guests, while three power yachts each accommodate 212 passengers.

On a Windstar cruise, you can explore villages tucked into the Mediterranean coast, nature preserves in Costa Rica, the lush isles of French Polynesia and other destinations. In 2018, the company returns to Alaska for a limited number of sailings lasting up to 14 nights.

Windstar is offering our customers exclusive, newly reduced rates: Save up to 86% when you book by April 20. See dates and prices.

The onboard atmosphere is relaxed. Guests can look forward to swimming, sailboarding and other activities off the ship's water-sports platform, get a massage in the spa and visit the bridge to chat with the captain.

All Windstar voyages feature a complimentary onshore private event designed to give passengers a unique introduction to the destination. Sample local wine and food in a villa on Italy's Ligurian Coast, or spend the day on a secluded, powdery beach -- reserved just for Windstar guests -- in the Caribbean. In Tahiti, guests are treated to a private feast on a small islet called a motu, followed by a traditional Polynesian fire-dancing performance.

Click here to see all Windstar cruises and discounts.

Cruise & Maritime Voyages offers leisurely cruises with a British accent. It has two vessels that carry 550 and 800 guests and two larger ones that accommodate 1,250 and 1,400 travelers. They operate as kids-free ships.

The line is offering Vacations To Go customers big discounts -- save up to 79%. Also enjoy shipboard credits of up to $2,000 per cabin on select departures. Book by May 31. See dates and prices.

The fleet primarily cruises the British Isles, Northern Europe and Mediterranean. It also offers several "grand voyages," which are longer cruises that visit more than one sailing region. These range from 28 to 50 nights and depart from London, Belfast and Amsterdam.

For example, a cruise from Belfast stops in Liverpool and Cork, crosses the Atlantic to call at 14 ports in eastern Canada, then returns to Northern Ireland. From London, one sailing heads to Brazilian and Caribbean destinations, and another goes through the Panama Canal and on to French Polynesian islands and New Zealand. We offer savings of up to 75% off these departures, with options starting at $82 per person, per day -- click here to view them.

You'll find a traditional cruising experience on board, with afternoon teas, dining in the main restaurant or at the buffet, lounges and bars, libraries, wellness centers, pools, evening shows and late-night cabarets. The line also schedules guest speakers and arts and crafts classes.

Click here to view all itineraries with Cruise & Maritime Voyages.

In addition to its worldwide cruise operations, Royal Caribbean offers cruise tours in Alaska and Western Canada. These land and sea vacations range from nine to 19 nights and offer guests an opportunity to travel beyond the coast to fully experience the region's scenery, history and culture.

During the cruise portion, you'll sail through the glacier-filled Inside Passage and stop at destinations like Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan. The land segments are fully escorted trips with planned activities, hotel accommodations and comfortable transportation between destinations. You can spot wildlife in Alaska's Denali National Park, spend time in beautiful Vancouver or explore Banff and Jasper national parks in the Canadian Rockies.

Royal Caribbean is offering our customers exclusive shipboard credits of $250 per cabin on all 2017 and 2018 cruise tours. Book by April 30. See dates and prices.

Top 10 Africa vacations

1) Simply South Africa, 7 days with SITA Tours. Begins in Cape Town and ends in Johannesburg. Starting at $1,500. Daily departures from May 1 through December 11, 2017.

2) Kenya & Uganda Gorilla Adventure, 14 days with G Adventures. Begins and ends in Nairobi. Save 15%. Starting at $2,849. Departures from June 9 through December 29, 2017.

3) Classic South Africa, 8 days with African Travel. Begins and ends in Johannesburg. Starting at $2,895. Departures from May 1 through December 10, 2017.

4) Tanzania Private Safari, 9 days with Monograms Travel. Begins and ends in Arusha. Save 10%. Starting at $4,259. Daily departures from April 30 through December 31, 2017.

5) East Africa Family Safari, 17 days with Intrepid Travel. Begins in Nairobi and ends in Zanzibar. Save 10%. Starting at $4,495. Departures from August 6, 2017 through December 18, 2018.

6) Kenya Panorama, 10 days with African Travel. Begins and ends in Addis Ababa. Reduced airfare is included in the price of this safari. Starting at $5,475. Departures from May 9 through December 5, 2017.

7) South African Adventure (For Families), 13 days with Trafalgar. Begins in Johannesburg and ends in Cape Town. Starting at $5,725. Departs June 18, 2017.

8) Kenya & Tanzania Highlights, 11 days with SITA Tours. Begins in Nairobi and ends in Arusha. Starting at $6,600. Daily departures from April 29 through December 23, 2017.

9) Botswana Safari in Style, 10 days with Abercrombie & Kent. Begins and ends in Johannesburg. Save $2,000 per couple. Starting at $8,995. Departures from May 10 through November 15, 2017.

10) Botswana, South Africa & Zambia (BBC Earth Journey), 12 days with Tauck. Begins in Livingstone and ends in Cape Town. Starting at $9,990. Departures from March 31 through October 11, 2018.

Customers in the US and Canada can call us toll-free at 800-291-3346. For a list of our other toll-free numbers worldwide, click here.

For the world's best selection of deeply discounted cruises, click here.
For river cruises along famed waterways, click here.
For escorted tours to destinations worldwide, click here.
For hotels and resorts in the Caribbean, Mexico, Hawaii, Bermuda, the Bahamas and Europe, click here.

Please e-mail me your comments, suggestions and questions at alanfox@africasafari.com and I will respond the same day.

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Alan Fox
Chairman & CEO
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