Posts Tagged ‘Vacation’

FOUR SEASONS MAUI AT WAILEA DUO Restaurant

09.26.10

Going on vacation or taking a business trip? Whether business or pleasure, learn more about the property with a video before you book. FOUR SEASONS MAUI AT WAILEA, located at 3900 WAILEA ALANUI DR, Maui, Hawaii, 96753, USA. Contact the property directly at 1-808-874-8000 or visit our homepage

Finding a Discount Cruise

09.22.10

imageCruising is one of the options you can prefer to in case you want to have some different vacation experience. Modern cruise ships have varying amenities that will surely make you stay for a week or two. Lounges, swimming pools, casinos, fitness center, beauty salon, massage and spa center-you can experience it all by going on a cruise travel.If you are worrying about the foods that you will miss back home, worry no more. These cruise ships also offers the finest dishes-whether Oriental, French, Southern, or Italian-that will make your stomach always full for the rest of your cruising vacation. You can even gain more weight after your vacation!All of these are included in the travel package cruise lines are offering to you. With array of amenities and delicious delicacies available on-board, expect that it will cost you more than a thousand bucks. You are considering getting yourself a cruise that is within your budget. How can you get one?First thing that you may do is to have a concrete plan before you actually book your cruise. In this case, you have two options: either you hire a travel agent that will work out everything to give you the discounted cruise you are looking for or you do it all by yourself.Since you are getting a cruise within your budget, it is advisable that you take the second option. Instead of paying hundreds of bucks to your travel agent, it is wise that you add the fee to your cruise payment. Here are the things that you can consider in planning your cruise. 1.  Have a visit on different travel agencies and request for some cruise brochures. Check out for some cruise offers. It will help you decide on the best destinations, types of accommodations, and amenities that you can avail while on-board.2.  After gathering such brochures, read it. Figure out what destinations you want to go. Almost all cruise lines provide ship routes on popular destinations like Caribbean, Mexico, and Alaska. In these destinations, there is a high chance that they are providing discount cruise package.3.  Decide on the duration of your vacation. Ideal cruises range from 3 days up to 2 weeks, but there are also cruises that last up to a month.4.  Make up your mind on the budget that you will spend on your cruising vacation. There are numerous categories of cruises: budget, moderate, deluxe, and ultra-deluxe. Compare these categories and decide on which you can afford.5.  You can also inquire on the cancellation fee in case you cannot make it on the day of your departure. Ask the travel agency if what instances cruise lines impose such fees.If you have decided on the things you will do, the next step now is getting yourself a discounted cruise. It is mentioned earlier that there are several categories of cruise package: the budget, moderate, deluxe, and ultra-deluxe. All of these package categories offer discounts although not all the time. Therefore, if you are now ready, here are the tips that you can use to get your discount luxury cruise.1.  Have your cruise in off-season. Your purpose is to have a vacation, not to make some show-off to co-vacationers. There is no reason at all to make your trip on peak season if your budget is meager. Just like airline travel, prices at this time are getting expensive.2.  In case you really want to travel on peak season, have your bookings a few weeks before or after the peak season. You will save money if you do that suggestion.3.  Decide which cruise line and cruise ship you want to travel with. From the travel brochures you have collected, check the cruise lines that offers discount on their cruise package. 4.  If you plan to spend more of your time in the cabin, then get yourself an inside cabin. It is quite cheaper, except that you will never know what time of day it is since no day light enters your room. In this case, provide yourself a clock.5.  In case you cannot find discounted cruise packages from cruise lines, avail of the services of your travel agency. Just like flight consolidators, travel agencies can purchase bulk ticket. Thus, they can provide discounted luxury cruise.It is important that you enjoy your cruise without worrying on your budget. Just follow the aforementioned steps and get yourself a discount cruise for your vacation.

Maui Vacation Rental – Maui Kamaole G104 – Maui, Hawaii

09.21.10

Maui Kamaole is Kihei’s premiere condominium development just minutes from all of South Maui’s famous beaches and the Wailea and Makena Resorts. Light and bright two bedroom, two bath overlooks the “tropical pool” complete with waterfall and sand bottom jacuzzi….

Family Fun Activities on a Cruise Ship

08.01.10

imageYou won’t be hard pressed these days to find a cruise line that caters to kids. In the last 10 years or so, a growing number of cruise companies have included the little ones on their activity agendas. Some cruise companies have even integrated the concept of babysitting services so that mom and dad can enjoy a moment to themselves while onboard. Taking a cruise with the whole family is an excellent idea, and lest you think cruise vacations are expensive and are not for kids, think again. In fact, families can benefit from substantial discounts and yes, kids are most welcome. Your ship captain will be delighted to have them onboard. A cruise vacation for the kids can be considered an “off-the-beaten path” activity, an exciting alternative to riding in the car for long hours while the children’s patience is tested. On a ship, the distractions and activities are endless. You’ll never hear them ask, “when are we going to see land, dad?” Wonderful Whales

Kids — no matter what age — love animals. And they don’t get to see whales everyday. So Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay, is a big treat for the kids, and mom and dad too. Castaway Cay is in the Bahamas, and all Disney cruises make a stop here. It’s called the “giant whale-dig site.” While kids stand in awe of the whales, mom and dad can relax with a massage in one of the cabanas.

Biking

While in Castaway Cay, Disney offers bike rentals so the whole family can explore the island. This is a great way to tame the kids’ soaring energy levels.  By exercising, they can release some of that pent up cabin fever and get to bed early.

Rock Climbing

Royal Caribbean International offers onboard rock climbing activities for the whole family. Ask about their Freedom of the Seas cruise vacation and their rock climbing activity in particular. This is another great way for the kids to release their energy and let loose.

A Bit of Classroom Education Known for their Alaska cruise destinations, Prince Cruises have different ways of entertaining families. On their Grand, Diamond and Coral class ships, the crew offers  a fun, supervised program for kids. If you want to give your kids the opportunity to learn some exciting facts about oceans and marine life, Princess Cruise offers captivating educational programs that the kids will love. While in Alaska, they can also listen to nature experts and rangers talk about the history of Alaska, the development of glaciers, native culture and dog sled races.

Treasure Hunts On your way to Hawaii? You may want to catch a flight to Honolulu and then take the Norwegian Cruise Line. Book the whole family on their Pride of Hawaii cruise vacation. This particular cruise is known for being family oriented. On the agenda: sports competitions, magicians and treasure hunts. There are also playrooms and teen hangouts. On this cruise, your children will also have the option to work out in the gym, sign up for dance lessons, or play basketball. Here’s a bonus: if your children are under two years old, they travel free.

Spa Treatments Many believe that the only way mom and daughter can bond is to have a manicure together. Carnival Cruise Lines offers manicures and several other programs that bring families together. The cruise ship offers spa and beauty treatments for kids aged 12-14  called the youth spa program.

Talent Shows For parents who have artistically inclined children or kids who love to dance and sing, Carnival Cruise Lines offers karaoke and talent shows. What better way to encourage your budding star? Imagine his or her thrill of competing live with other kids onboard?

Cruising with Kids on the Mediterranean Take advantage of Carnival’s family fun tours, which have just been recently included in some of their Mediterranean destinations. A few examples of these fun tours include a cultural expedition on a private yacht headed for Turkey’s Bosphorus, where children and parents can enjoy magnificent views of palatial buildings and ancient temples. Another tour goes to Ephesus in Izmir (supposedly one of the seven wonders of the world). If your kids are into steam engines, one tour has a museum stop for those who want to have a look at one of Europe’s largest collection of steam engines.

Snorkeling

If you or your kids admire the work of Jacques Cousteau, you must take the Paul Gauguin, Ambassadors of the Environment cruise, hosted by Regent Seven Seas Cruise Line. The company has joined hands with Ocean Futures Society of Jean-Michel Cousteau (son of Jacques Cousteau) to offer ecological tours that include day and night snorkelling and a journey to Moorea with an anthropologist. Your budding little oceanographers are sure to get a thrill out of this underwater exploration.

I Love Lucy – Ricky’s Hawaiian Vacation 3/3

07.31.10

Requested by sapphire2112. To win a free trip to Hawaii, Lucy writes a heart-rending letter to a TV game show and lands an appearance on the program. Production: #88 Original Air Date: 3-22-54

Luxury Hawaii Rentals

07.18.10

www.hawaii-vacation-homes.com Luxury Hawaii Rentals make your Hawaii vacation a luxurious one!

A Hawaii Vacation for the Entire Family

07.12.10

imageAsk a child over the age of 10 where they’d like to go on vacation and don’t be shocked when they tell you they want to go to Hawaii. After all, they’ve likely seen a lot of fun in Hawaiian commercials. They know there are fire-lit luau parties and hula dancers. They’ve seen the images and now, they want to be part of those scenes. They want to live the Hawaii-vacation dream!

Beaches Ocean Waves # 79 – Mokuleia Army Beach from TV Show “Lost” Oahu, Hawaii

06.15.10

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Fall Travel Secrets and Deals from $99

06.07.10

Fall is a great time to get travel deals. Travelzoo’s Senior Editor Gabe Saglie has some tips and a look at just a few deals that have been researched and then professionally checked by our Test Booking Center™ in Chicago. To see more deals like these, please go to our Top 20®.

Maui Vacation Rental – Lokelani Condominiums – Maui Hawaii – Unit C203

06.04.10

Hawaiiana is the theme of unit C-203. Deeply connected to Lahaina, the owners maintain this townhouse unit as an island home, retaining the essence of Hawaii. Spacious, comfortable, casual, accommodates up to six. Remove your shoes and experience the joys of Maui. www.lokelanicondos.com