River Cruise Newsletter Dated November 15, 2018
Dear Vacations To Go Customer,
Today, I'd like to tell our river cruise customers about the
all-inclusive Galapagos Islands vacations of Celebrity Cruises.
For more than 14 years, Celebrity has shown travelers the amazing sights
of the Galapagos, Ecuador's wildlife-rich archipelago located about 600
miles west of mainland South America. In May 2019, the line debuts the
Celebrity Flora, the first ship designed and built especially for
cruising in the Galapagos.
Vacations To Go customers can save up to 81% off Celebrity's
Galapagos itineraries, which begin in Quito, Ecuador, and range from 10
to 16 nights.
for departures and prices.
The upfront price of your Celebrity Galapagos sailing includes gourmet
meals from menus crafted by the line's Michelin-starred chef, all
beverages on board (including select wines, beer, spirits, soft drinks,
bottled water, coffee and tea), Wi-Fi, guided shore excursions with
naturalists, gratuities for onboard crew and guides, Galapagos National
Park admission fees and the use of snorkeling equipment, wetsuits,
binoculars and walking sticks.
Your pre-cruise stay in Quito -- with two hotel nights, meals and
sightseeing -- also is covered in the upfront rate, along with
round-trip air from the mainland to the ship in Baltra. Celebrity also
offers itineraries that include post-cruise hotel stays and sightseeing
in Santa Cruz in the Galapagos, or Lima, Machu Picchu and the Sacred
Valley in Peru.
Launching on May 24, the 100-passenger
is an all-suite ship offering the largest and most luxurious suites in
the Galapagos Islands. Some accommodations feature Celebrity's new
Infinite Verandas, where you push a button and a window lowers to open
your entire cabin to the fresh air. Touch-panel automation allows you to
control your suite's temperature, lighting and blinds. In-room amenities
include a customized minibar, filtered water station, 24-hour dining
(with full dinner service), free laundry service twice per sailing and
complimentary backpacks and rain ponchos.
Two 1,288-square-foot Penthouse Suites come with indoor and outdoor
living areas and a telescope for spying on sea lions or surveying the
The Celebrity Flora will be one of the most eco-friendly ships in the
Galapagos, using anchorless technology that keeps the ship in place
while protecting the seabed. The vessel was designed in 3-D, allowing
Celebrity to inspect every space in virtual reality and fine-tune the
details. It features two restaurants -- including the Ocean Grill for
alfresco dining -- a glass-enclosed observatory, a stargazing platform,
a plunge pool and a hot tub. The Vista is an open-air retreat with
360-degree views, loungers and private cabanas, while Darwin's Cove and
the Naturalist Center provide plenty of information about the Galapagos
and its wildlife.
Guests go ashore in Zodiacs designed for 12 travelers each, in
small-group explorations led by expert naturalists. During those
excursions, you'll meet the remarkable wildlife of these remote islands:
frigate birds showing off 7-foot wingspans, waved albatrosses gliding
gracefully across the sky and 5-foot-long iguanas sunning on the rocks.
Snorkel amid sea lions and white-tip reef sharks, and get up close to
lava lizards and giant tortoises.
Here are this week's Top 10 Celebrity Cruises
. All prices are per
person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability.
, 7 nights departing
San Juan Dec 1, starting at $449, save 71%,
FastDeal # 11511
, 4 nights departing
Fort Lauderdale Nov 29, starting at $249, save 72%,
FastDeal # 35720
, 7 nights departing
Miami Jan 12, starting at $579, save 61%,
FastDeal # 35777
4) Middle East
, 14 nights
departing Abu Dhabi Dec 8, starting at $599,
FastDeal # 35735
(Celebrity does not provide brochure rates for this cruise, so we are
unable to show a savings percentage.)
, 14 nights departing
Singapore Jan 20, starting at $949, save 73%,
FastDeal # 35790
, 10 nights departing
Quito Nov 30, oceanview starting at $4,899, save 77%,
FastDeal # 19586
7) Australia/New Zealand
nights departing Auckland Dec 13, starting at $799, save 67%,
FastDeal # 35742
, 11 nights departing
Quito Dec 6, oceanview starting at $5,399, save 79%,
FastDeal # 24606
, 7 nights departing
Fort Lauderdale Dec 16, starting at $1,049, save 60%,
FastDeal # 12415
, 15 nights
departing Quito Feb 15, oceanview starting at $11,599, save 63%,
FastDeal # 14774
Customers in the US and Canada can call us toll-free at 800-510-4002.
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