U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement Thursday applauding Panama’s inclusion in U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP’s) Global Entry program, which expedites screening for pre-approved, low-risk travelers:
“Panama’s historic membership in the Global Entry program strengthens America’s trade ties and relations with an important Central American ally,” said U.S. Travel President and CEO Roger Dow. “Access to Global Entry will allow visitors from Panama to enjoy a better, more memorable experience in the United States, and be more inclined to visit again – all while strengthening security at U.S. ports of entry.
“Inbound international travel is America’s No. 1 services export, and so expansion of the proven Global Entry program directly benefits the U.S. economy and job creation. The U.S. travel community warmly welcomes Panama and looks forward to further Global Entry expansion.”
In addition to expanding Global Entry, U.S. Travel is asking Congress to provide the resources necessary to hire at least 3,500 new CBP officers for U.S. gateway airports. This investment would make the entry process more secure and efficient, better enabling the U.S. to realize its goal of welcoming 100 million additional international visitors per year by 2021, which would add $250 billion to the U.S. economy.
RICHARD CRAWFORD LAUNCHES LUXURY SAFARI WITH CIGAR GIVEAWAY
Luxury Lifestyle Expert Gives Away Two Tickets to Nicaragua for a Drew Estate Cigar Safari to Announce Website Launch
NEW YORK, NY, November 20, 2013 – Richard Crawford, a luxury lifestyle expert Provides Have you happy for the marketing of luxury brands, is Announcing the launch of His company – Richard Crawford Luxury – by giving away two tickets to join him on an all expense-paid Cigar Safari in Nicaragua in March 2014.
One winner and guest Their Will receive an all-inclusive trip to the expected sold out four-day/three-night Cigar Safari at Drew Estate’s Nicaraguan Cigar Factory with Crawford. From March 26-29, cigar enthusiasts Will Be Given an in-depth, hands-on tour of the facility That highlights the evolution of the cigar from seed to smoke. Guests Will explore the eco-tourism of Nicaragua, visit the Estili-based factory, cigars and blend using the finest tobaccos.
“As with the finer things; many of in life, the more you understand the better you can em appreciate ‘em,” Said Crawford. “I’m excited to launch Richard Crawford Luxury in a big way by Offering two lucky people the opportunity to join me in Nicaragua Where I will be shooting video on the output of Reviews some of the finest cigars in the world. This fully-immersive, hands-on education offers a body of knowledge Profound That Guarantees a lifelong appreciation of fine premium cigars. ”
Cigar Safari Sample Itinerary:
Arrive in Managua
Grab lunch at a top-notch steakhouse
Visit Grenada and go on a boat ride on Lake Nicaragua
Dinner and overnight stay in Grenada
Free time at night to hang out and enjoy cigars
Travel from Managua to the Drew Estate Factory in Esteli for lunch
Tower Joya de Nicaragua’s factory
Have dinner at Drew Estate factory
Free time at night to hang out in the lounge Drew Estate, play poker, sip on scotch
Have breakfast at Drew Estate factory
Tour Drew Estate’s pre-production facilities
Visit a tobacco plantation
Have lunch at Drew Estate factory
Drew Estate’s Factory Tour
Blend your own cigars
Tour Subculture Studios, Drew Estate’s art studio
Have dinner at Drew Estate factory
Have breakfast at Drew Estate factory
Head to Managua International Airport from Esteli
Departing for the U.S.
The Richard Crawford Luxury Cigar Safari giveaway includes flight, meals, transportation in Nicaragua, accommodations, cigars, and cigar education. For information on how to enter, visit http://richardcrawfordluxury.com/win- a-trip
About Richard Crawford Luxury
Crawford HAS passion for living the good life. He factotum believes luxury brands are hand experience of a Culturally rich, and he aspire to share the stories of the heritage and artistry That single define em to His audience. After all, a brand’s story is icts biggest asset. Offering hosted video production written editorial happy, event sponsorship, and Concierge services spokesperson, Richard can help brands reach a multi-channel hearing by Creating unparalleled, rich happy That tells the brand story across live, digital and print platforms. For additional information, visit www. RichardCrawfordLuxury.com and follow us on Facebook , Twitter and YouTu be.
About Drew Estate, Inc.
Established in 1996, Drew Estate Inc. is a privately held manufacturer and distributor of innovative and traditional premium cigars for today’s cigar smoker. In just over ten years, Drew Estate’s ACID line of premium cigars HAS Become One of the top five selling premium cigar brands in the nation. Regarded as the pioneer and leader in the infused cigar ® market, Drew Estate’s Nicaraguan factory handcrafts ACID by Drew Estate ®, Natural ®, Java by Drew Estate ®, and other single cigars along with icts traditional Liga Privada ®, La Vieja Habana ® and Chateau Real ® marks. For more information, please visit: www.drewestate.com
ACID ®, Natural, Java by Drew Estate, Chateau Real, La Vieja Habana and Liga Privada are registered trademarks of Drew Estate and / or affiliated companies.
Majestic mountains & picturesque fishing villages are at the centre of a new twelve day tour with Hurtigruten, combining a voyage on the MS Midnatsol along the coast of Norway, with a three-day stay in the beautiful Lofoten islands.
Departing on 3 March 2014, the MS Midnatsol will ply its usual route from Bergen heading northwards up the coast. After crossing the Arctic Circle, guests will disembark in Bodø and take a trip to Saltstraumen where they will witness the thrilling sight of the world’s strongest tidal current: millions of gallons of water travel through a river just 150 metres wide causing powerful and spectacular whirlpools.
After an overnight stay on land, they will join the MS Nordlys and continue the journey northwards via the Vestfjord towards Lofoten. It is well worth taking the time to enjoy the view from the deck as the ship heads for the imposing Lofoten wall of mountains, which offer an impressive vista of the islands.
Passengers will then disembark in Svolvær and over the next three days will discover the area by land. During the full-day “Highlights of the Lofoten” excursion they will travel through the unique island archipelago with its impressively rugged mountains, snow-covered bays and sleepy hamlets, encountering picturesque towns and villages and paying a visit to the Lofotr Viking Museum in Borg along the way.
The following day there is ample time to discover the islands at a leisurely pace or choose from several organised excursions such as “Fishing on the Lofoten Islands” an evening tour
“In Search of the Northern Lights”, a chance to learn more about the “Flora and Fauna of the Lofoten Islands” or an adrenaline fuelled “Trollfjord RIB speedboat safari”.
The final day on land includes a trip to Harstad, stopping off to see fantastic views of mountain peaks, narrow fjords and tiny islands before they rejoin the MS Midnatsol for the return journey southwards towards Bergen.
The trip costs from £1,295 per person (based on twin share in an inside cabin)including voyage, land arrangements, full board and full day ‘Lofoten Highlights’ excursion.
For more information email Discover the World Marketing on email@example.com or call 1800 OCEANS (1800 623 267).
Hurtigruten is a world leader in expedition cruising, sailing to the most remote of destinations – including Antarctica, Greenland and the Arctic’s Spitsbergen – as well as year round voyages along Norway’s coast and Europe in the spring. The company’s fleet of 12 intimate ships, which each carry 254 to 1,000 guests, allows guests to enjoy unique destinations in a relaxed atmosphere.
Hurtigruten is a world leader in expedition cruising and is represented in Australia by Discover the World Marketing.
Marriotts of Costa Rica-Starting at $ 99 Nightly
Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort (Set on a 1,100-acre rainforest) and Costa Rica Marriott San Jose (Just 15 minutes from downtown San Jose) are boasting 40 percent off rates from 12:00 am to 11:59 pm on December 2 nd , 2013. Costa Rica Marriott’s nightly rates start at $ 99 nightly for travel from December 2 nd , 2013 through December 31 st , 2013 When referencing the PROB rate code. Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort’s rates start at $ 109 nightly for travel from December 2 nd , 2013 through December 19 th , 2013 When referencing the PROB rate code.
Wolcott Hotel-Starting at $ 120 Nightly
The landmark Wolcott Hotel in midtown Manhattan Will offer guests the opportunity to stay three nights for the price of two for travel in January 2 – March 31. With rates as low as $ 120 , travelers can enjoy a three night stay in New York City for $ 240 – less than the average price of one night at nearby hotels! The offer Will Be available for booking falling on the 24-hour period on Cyber Monday at www.wolcott.com with the promotional code “step3″. Based on availability and blackout dates may apply.
Guerlain Spa at Waldorf Astoria New York 40% Savings
In celebration of Cyber Monday, the luxurious Guerlain Spa at the renowned Waldorf Astoria New York pampers guests with more than 40% savings . Ideal for gift-giving or personal indulgence, the spa Will offer a savings of more than $ 100 spa-goers When booking a fifty-minute Swedish Massage or Facial Radiance. The special includes a complimentary aussi implementation of Guerlain’s Super Aqua Eye Revitalizing Mask as well as a post-treatment holiday champagne cocktail. Additionally, for Cyber Monday only, the spa invites guests to enjoy 30% off gift cards over $ 250. For Those seeking a glamorous jump-start on Their holiday list, a $ 250 gift card treatment can be purchased for $ 175 with this one-time offer. To take advantage of thesis offers, guests shoulds visit www.guerlainspas.com / cyber-monday-deals falling on the 24-hour Cyber Monday period. Cyber Monday treatments must be Redeemed by 06/01/14.
Waldorf Astoria New York Starting at $ 229 Nightly
For a real value Cyber Monday in the lap of luxury, the Waldorf Astoria New York is Offering exclusive, limited time rates starting from $ 229 per night , for select dates of travel in January and February 2014. Guests can experience the magic of New York City this winter from the unforgettable Waldorf Astoria New York. With the dashing window displays of Fifth Avenue, skating at Rockefeller Center or Central Park and the toy haven FAO Schwartz Just a few short blocks away, the Waldorf is the ideal location to enjoy the winter season in New York with great by staying at the property . Cyber Weekend room rates from $ 229 are only bookable from Dec. 2-Dec. 6 th at www.waldorfny.com
Finger Lakes (New York’s wine country and lake) – Starting at $ 83.33 Nightly
The Finger Lakes Region is celebrating Cyber Monday with an array of deep accommodation discounts (starting at $ 83.30 – up to 30% off) at hotels in Syracuse, the urban gateway to the area. A fun-filled day featuring discounts purchased on Cyber Monday can include shopping at Destiny USA, one of the large largest LEED certified malls in the country, Sampling Syracuse Food Tours (Offering 40% off tickets for 2,014 laps) and a pit stop at Phoebe’s Restaurant & Coffee Lounge (with 20% of gift card orders).
Participating hotels included the Embassy Suites Syracuse, Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Syracuse Armory Square, Best Western, Comfort Inn & Suites Syracuse, Comfort Inn Carrier Circle, and Candlewood Suites.
Packages with Cyber Monday discounts include:
Family Fun Night (starting at $ 83.33) – deluxe accommodations, pizza dinner for four, complimentary hot breakfast buffet for the whole family. To book visit: www.syrhotel.com/cybermonday .
Shopping Spectacular (starting at $ 83.33 ) – deluxe accommodations, hot breakfast buffet, $ 25 gift card to Destiny USA , Shop & Play Destiny USA Reusable Bag filled with coupons. To book visit: www.syrhotel.com/cybermonday .
Syracuse Park-Sleep-Fly Package (starting at $ 90.30) – deluxe accommodations, complimentary round trip airport shuttle services, parking for up to 10 days, hot breakfast buffet. To book visit: www.syrhotel.com/cybermonday .
25% off Embassy Suites Syracuse stays for 9 to 31 December 2014. To book use the advanced purchase discount (changed to 25% for the 24-hour Cyber Monday time period).
$ 159 at Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Syracuse Armory Square for stays Thursday – Sunday, Dec. 2, 2013 – April 30, 2014. To book visit http://www.marriott.com/syrd and use the code XXAW Cyber Monday.
Additional ways to save on Cyber Monday with experiential add-ons in the area include:
Sampling Syracuse Food Tours – 40% off a delicious and unique way to discover Downtown Syracuse falling on a three-hour guided tour of sampling the vibrant culinary scene with award-winning restaurants Offering local fare and historic flare. Stops include the original Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Pastablities (as seen on Food Network), and Gannon’s Isle Ice Cream . To book visit www.syracusefoodtours.com and use code CYBER13.
Phoebe’s Restaurant & Coffee Lounge – Offering visitors downtown Syracuse eclectic American food in a jazzy atmosphere. Cyber Monday buyers Will receive 20% off any gift card purchase at www.phoebessyracuse.com .
The Christmas House – Those looking for the perfect holiday gift from the Finger Lakes can choose from an array of delicious treats from single items to interesting reads. Cyber Monday shoppers Will receive a free surprise gift with purchase Their and a flat shipping rate of $ 6.50. In order to receive the surprise gift, shoppers need to wish the Elves at The Christmas House has “Happy Cyber Monday” in the Notes section of the order form Placed on www.squareup.com/market/the-christmas-house .
Clovers Kitchen – Cyber Monday shoppers can pamper Themselves with fun and innovative items for the kitchen from this store Celebrated Finger Lakes. All Cyber Monday Online Purchases of $ 75 or more will come with a free measuring cup set, stackable cooling rack, or small scoop and a $ 150 purchase gets the benefit and $ 75 Any one item or set for 60% off. To place and order shoppers can visit www.pamperedchef.biz/cloverskitchen
British Virgin Islands
Biras Creek Resort-6 th and 7 th Night Free
Biras Creek, a 31-room luxury boutique resort Located on 140 pristine acres in Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands, is Offering a “7 for 5″ Cyber Monday Special That can be booked at the property for travel anytime in May through August 2014 . Guests Will Pay for 5 nights and get the 6 th and 7 th night was complimentary Basis. Any meal Plan aussi applicable for the deal: breakfast only, breakfast and dinner (MAP), or breakfast, lunch and dinner (FAP). All meal plan include complimentary afternoon tea on a daily Basis, complimentary watersports (Including Boston Whalers) and a $ 200 resort credit to be Applied at checkout. Rates starting at $ 400/night is Biras Creek. For more information, visit www.biras.com
Courtyard New Orleans Downtown/Iberville- 40% Savings
Those looking for a Big Easy getaway can score rates up to 40 percent off falling on Courtyard New Orleans Downtown / Iberville’s Cyber Monday special. Valid on Dec. 2 for 24-hours only, travelers can snag the one-day only Reduced rates for weekend stays from Dec. 20, 2013 through March 31, 2014. To book, visit www.courtyardneworleansiberville.com starting at 12:00 AM on Dec. 2, 2013 and use promo code 16C. Located in the historic Maison Blanche department store in the heart of the French Quarter, the Courtyard New Orleans Downtown / Iberville is Ideally located just steps from iconic landmarks: such as Bourbon Street, Cafe du Monde and Jackson Square. With more than half of the hotel made up of incredibly spacious suites, guests Will unwind with separate bedroom and living Areas with a sofa sleeper, wet bar and mini refrigerator designed with a bold aesthetic That mixes contemporary design with historic elements. The property aussi Provides convenient amenities: such as free Wi-Fi, a theater lobby, Café Vieux Carre, The Market, as well as fitness center access to a world-class spa and award-winning restaurants: such as M Bistro without ever walking outside.
Hotel Victor South Beach 25% Savings
The iconic Ocean Drive property All which just completed an $ 8M Recently renovated Will Be Offering a special Cyber Monday Deal That includes 25% off the best available rate, Including a complimentary breakfast for up to two people. This is valid for travel now Until December 31, 2014. Blackout dates apply. To book call 305.779.8787 or visit www.hotelvictorsouthbeach.com (Booking Code: CYBER).
The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village Starting at $ 85 Nightly
Starting Nov. 21 st through Dec. 6 th , travelers can book Reduced rates starting as low as $ 85 per night at the Westin resort only in Southwest Florida. Using promo code CYBER, visit the resort November 25, 2013 – April 27, 2014 and enjoy 263 oversized rooms and suites all with full enclosed screened-in terraces with sweeping views of the Caloosahatchee River, San Carlos Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Guests can enjoy aussi world-class dining at Marker92 Waterfront Bar & Bistro and The Nauti Mermaid Dockside Bar & Grill, a lagoon-style outdoor pool, clay tennis courts, 24-hour WestinWORKOUT ® fitness studio, newly-opened Westin Kids Club, marina with watersports, cruises and fishing, and much more. www.westincapecoral.com
JW Marriott Resorts-Starting at $ 91 Nightly
From the Arizona desert to the shores of Cancun, travelers want Will to mark Their calendars for Cyber Monday to take advantage of 30 percent off best available rates, Reviews JW Marriott Resorts . From 12:00 AM – 11:59 PM on December 2, use coupon 16C code at Marriott.com to book one-day only rates starting as low as $ 91 per night for stays December 3-22, 2013 and January 2 to 12, 2014. Participating Resorts JW Marriott Camelback Inn JW Marriott include Resort & Spa, JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa, JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa, JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa JW Marriott Los Angeles LA Live JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa and JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes.
After 35 years as the world’s premiere active travel company, Backroads is celebrating its milestone year by unveiling an array of new travel offerings and an all-new bike fleet (including redesigned Custom Titanium bikes, top-of-the-line pro-level bikes and electric-assist bikes) for couples, families, singles and private groups seeking an unparalleled travel experience. In 2014 Backroads is adding Greenland, the Canary Islands, the Carolinas and San Francisco to Monterey to its destination lineup.
“For 35 years, Backroads has been a company continually in motion, always focused on turning great ideas into reality for our guests,” explains Backroads Founder and President Tom Hale. “We have many new offerings on tap for 2014 to make our travel adventures even better including upgrading our world-class bike fleet, expanding our trip collection and debuting new Family Breakaway Trips for families with older teens and 20-somethings. We have also enhanced our Private Trips program to make planning and booking travel easier and more flexible than ever before.”
Get Pumped Up with New Bike Fleet
The industry’s best bike fleet just got better! Backroads’ all-new Custom Titanium bikes feature a redesigned frame and upgraded components. The new Ti bike weighs in at a full two pounds less than its predecessor. Additionally, Backroads has acquired a brand-new fleet of 2014 Specialized S-Works Roubaix and Ruby pro-level bikes equipped with the best componentry on the market. And for riders of different abilities who want to bike together without feeling forced to speed up or slow down, the new custom electric-assist bike is the perfect solution (plus it’s absolutely silent).
Tripping with Older Teens and 20-Somethings
To make family travel with older children a positive experience for the whole family, Backroads is rolling out Family Breakaway Trips—big adventures for families with older teens and 20-somethings. Backroads understands that young adults are increasingly sophisticated, active and curious and may have different interests from their parents and siblings. Family Breakaway Trips are the perfect opportunity for the whole family to maximize time together.
Nineteen Nifty New Itineraries
Backroads is rolling out 19 new Classic, Family and Singles-Solos itineraries in 2014, expanding its diverse collection of trips to more than 70 destinations worldwide. New trips include
three of Backroads’ most cycling-centric trips ever—a winter escape in Spain’s Canary Islands, six glorious days in the Blue Ridge Mountains of the Carolinas, and the Epic Ride (for serious riders) along legendary routes in Northern California. New options for exploring the world on foot include a journey from the canal to the cloud forest in Panama, and a walking and cooking trip in Provence. For travelers who prefer a blend of activities, there are new offerings in Canada’s pristine Gulf Islands, the awe-inspiring Swiss Alps and Nordic exploration among the spectacular glaciers of Iceland & Greenland.
Notable New 2014 Offerings
Classic Biking Trips:
Canary Islands, the Carolinas, the Epic Ride
Classic Multisport Trips:
Gulf Islands, Iceland, San Francisco to Monterey, Switzerland
Classic Walking & Hiking Trips:
Galápagos & Andes, Iceland & Greenland, Panama, Provence Cooking
Family Multisport Trips:
Iceland & Greenland, San Francisco to Monterey, South Africa & Botswana
Singles-Solos Multisport Deluxe Camping Trips:
Alaska, Bryce, Zion & Grand Canyon, Canadian Rockies, San Juan Islands, Yellowstone & Tetons
Family Breakaway Trips:
Bryce, Zion & Grand Canyon Multisport, San Francisco to Monterey Multisport
Czech Republic & Austria Biking, Dalmatian Coast Biking, Holland & Belgium Biking, Loire Valley Biking, Israel Biking, Pyrenees to Costa Brava Biking, Tuscany Biking
Asia, Pacific, Latin America & Africa
Argentina Lake District Biking, Bali Biking, Costa Rica Multisport, Cuba Insider, Galápagos & Andes Multisport, Hawaii’s Big Island Biking, Panama Multisport, Peru Multisport, South Africa & Botswana Multisport, Thailand Biking, Vietnam & Cambodia Biking
Ramon’s Village Resort on San Pedro Island in Belize will be fully operational by Dec. 20, according to town officials quoted in local media reports. The resort was gutted in an August fire that also disrupted electrical power across the island.
Following the blaze, the resort has continued operation of 40 cabanas and a beachside restaurant that were undamaged in the fire, along with the property’s on-site tour operation. Belize’ fire department in September attributed the fire to an electrical malfunction in one of the cabanas.
A fire department official warned that fast-developing San Pedro must factor public safety into local development decisions. “The hydrant system on the island is not one that can support a large fire of that magnitude,” said Orin Smith, lead fire investigator. “And although the island is surrounded by water, development impedes access to the water sources. Any development should involve input from the fire department.”
Set on a secluded stretch of natural white-sand beach facing the world’s second-largest barrier reef, Matachica Resort & Spa offers a romantic getaway filled with aquatic adventures, relaxing spa treatments and an award-winning restaurant to discover.
Matachica offers a choice of 26 intimate villas, vibrantly colored and topped with authentic thatched roofs. Each villa features private patios with hammocks, air-conditioning and ceiling fans, mosaic bathrooms, Matouk & Frette linens with feather duvets, bathrobes and daily maid service.
The romantic, award-winning Mambo Restaurant will excite your palate with locally inspired flavors. Adorned with exotic paintings, candelabras, handcrafted Belizean art and rich mahogany furniture, Mambo is considered to be one of the best restaurants in the country.
Jade Spa provides rejuvinating massages and treatments using natural ingredients sourced locally from the Belizean Jungle and Sea, such as banana and papaya facials, coffee scrubs and chocolate body wraps.
Select from a variety of all-inclusive packages to simplify your stay at Matachica, including signature romantic honeymoon packages, diving and fishing excursions, and combinations of sea and jungle adventures.
Matachica Resort & Spa is located on the private northern side of Ambergris Caye Island, a 15 minute local flight from Belize’s mainland. The only English-speaking country in Central America, Belize is situated on the Caribbean coast of northern Central America. This unique country includes lush tropical rainforests, the mysteries of the Ancient Maya, glorious white sand beaches and a spectacular 174 mile-long barrier reef. With direct flights to Belize City from Miami, Dallas, Houston, Charlotte and Atlanta, Belize is your perfect destination for a short weekend getaway or long Caribbean adventure. Discover Matachica Resort & Spa’s sister property in Belize, GAÏA Riverlodge, at www.gaiariverlodge.com
Pleasant Holidays’ luxury travel brand Journese added Mukul Beach, Golf & Spa, a five-star beach resort in the 1,670-acre reserve Guacalito de la Isla on Nicaragua’s Emerald Coast. To promote the launch, Journese is offering travel agents complimentary nights at the resort for bookings made Nov. 1-Dec. 15 for travel Jan. 5-Oct. 30, 2014.
The hotel has 37 ocean view accommodations and 12 beach villas. Each one has two bedrooms, a private pool, a garden and an outdoor shower. It has an 18-hole natural golf course, two restaurants, a bar and kids program offering activities such as hiking and biking, crafts and a Turtle Watch program. It also has a spa that has been recognized by Virtuoso as a top facility.
Marriott Caribbean & Latin America Resorts’ “Flip Flops and Price Drops” event offers up to 30 percent off rates at 10 resorts in nine locations across the Caribbean and Latin America to travelers who book minimum two-night stays from now through November 30 for travel from January 1 through April 30, 2014.
Participating properties include the JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa; the St. Kitts Marriott Resort & Royal Beach Casino; CasaMagna Marriott Cancun Resort; CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa; Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort; Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino; Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort & Emerald Casino; Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort; Los Sueños Costa Rica Marriott Resort and JW Marriott Panama Resort.
Windstar Cruises has opened the books on its winter 2014-15 Caribbean and Panama Canal voyages. The new seven-day “Classic Caribbean” itinerary sails on Wind Surf round-trip from Philipsburg, St. Maarten, to Barbuda, St. Lucia’s Pigeon Island, Dominica, Guadeloupe, St. Kitts and St. Barthelemy. Also offered are the seven-day “Jewels of the Windward Islands” on Wind Star which sails round-trip from Barbados to Pigeon Island, Grenada, Tobago, and Mayreau and Bequia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines. The Wind Surf also will operate the seven-day “Yachtsman’s Caribbean” sailing from St. Maarten to Falmouth Harbour, Antigua (overnight); Soper’s Hole, Tortola; Jost Van Dyke, B.V.I. (overnight); Prickly Pear Beach on Virgin Gorda, B.V.I. (overnight); and St. Barthelemy.
The Wind Spirit will operate seven-day sailings from Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica, or Colón, Panama, to Bahía Drake, and Golfito, Costa Rica, and Isla de Coiba and San Blas, Panama. The ship also will transit the Panama Canal.
Star Pride, Windstar’s first all-suite power yacht, will spend its winter season in Southeast Asia and Arabia.
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