Saturday, June 30, 2012

Book Your Cruise

Dear Luxury Traveler,
There are only three days left to save on every 2012, 2013 and 2014 Crystal cruise! Book your luxury vacation by June 30, 2012 and enjoy the best available fares aboard the World’s Best cruise line.

Book your all-inclusive 2012, 2013, or 2014 cruise by June 30 to receive:
  • Book Now Cruise-Only Fares from just $1,310 per person
  • Complimentary specialty dining, fine wines, champagne, premium spirits and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuities for housekeeping, bar, dining and Penthouse butler staff
  • Award-winning entertainment and innovative enrichment and so much more!
No matter where you go, enjoy amenities that indulge, enrichment that inspires, choices that impress, and special savings that make it all too tempting to resist.

This offer ends soon so be sure to book your cruise by June 30, 2012, before prices increase!
— Your Friends at Crystal
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Hawaii & South Pacific Cruises

As Relaxing as the Islands Themselves

  • Convenient 14- and 15-day Hawaiian Islands departures from Los Angeles and San Francisco, with visits to Hilo,HonoluluKauai and Maui and multiple relaxing days at sea.
  • Immerse yourself in Polynesian culture ashore on a variety of optional shore excursions and experience it onboard with an array of activities, like our Aloha Spirit program on Hawaii cruises featuring luaus, lei making demonstrations, traditional performances and more.
  • A wide range of unique itineraries to Tahiti and the South Pacific as well as Hawaii, including our popular 10-day Tahiti & Polynesia and 11-day Hawaii & Tahiti cruises.
  • Longer voyages of up to 35 days delve deeper into the South Pacific, with calls to intriguing ports such as Bora BoraMooreaand Raiatea.
  • Princess Cruises was named"Best Cruise Line for Honeymooners" by Cruise Critic.
Princess Hawaii & Tahiti Cruise Sunset

Hawaiian Islands Cruises

Take a Hawaiian cruise — unpack once and see all the islands. Roundtrip from Los Angeles, this 14-day cruise features the best of the Hawaii Islands — its beauty and warmth.
Beach on Princess Tahiti Cruise

South Pacific & Tahiti Cruises

Cruise Tahiti and Polynesia on a fabulous 10-day itinerary. Or visit Fiji, Samoa, Hawaii and more on a variety of other sailings.
Beach on Princess South Pacific Cruise

Why Cruise Hawaii, Tahiti & South Pacific?

The South Pacific holds an abundance of natural treasures and the islands of Hawaii and Tahiti are just some of its better-known jewels.
Battleship on Princess Hawaii Cruise

Homeward Bound – Aloha Style

"As we walked up to the Missouri, I was overtaken with a sense of pride for not only my father but for the countless sailors who devoted so much of their lives to this incredible battleship." 
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by John Chernesky
Director of Onboard Revenue and Business Development

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Thursday, June 28, 2012


Paradise is Calling

Beautiful Antigua and Barbuda

Experience Anguilla

Welcome to Anguilla.  A warm and welcoming island destination tucked away in the  northern Caribbean.  Embraced by unrivaled white beaches and breathtaking turquoise seas, Anguilla is casual and easy, a unique blend of high style and low-key elegance, and the best of the good life set to a slow and casual island tempo.  Anguilla is an experience that captivates our visitors and creates friendships and memories that last a lifetime.
Come visit Anguilla this fall and enjoy our endless Summer with near perfect weather, blue waters and balmy trade winds. Quiet, and low key from the end of August to October, the island is yours to explore and experience.

Anguilla’s Answer to All-Inclusive

Posted on  by admin
NEW YORK, NY, U.S.A. (ATB) – The family- friendly island of Anguilla is proud to re-introduce its popular premier Summer Prix Fixe & Beyond program.
Crafted as Anguilla’s answer to the “all–inclusive,” the island-wide savings will offer visitors access to unique three-course menus at some of the island’s finest restaurants, as well as incomparable savings at select resorts, hotels and villas. “Anguilla boasts over 100 restaurants on her shores and no all-inclusives. However, many resorts have opted to include various amenities within one price point, making it very attractive for family travel this summer,” stated Marie Walker, Director, North America for Anguilla Tourist Board. “The one fruit punch here, one crayfish salad there all adds up and our attractive summer prix fixe programming makes Anguilla a steal this summer.” Walker further added. To view the complete list of hotels, restaurants and boutiques participating in Anguilla’s summer 2012 Prix fixe & Beyond please visit An array of Award winning restaurants offering meals starting at $25.00; accommodations available for as low as $150.00; and 20% discounts at our stylish boutiques.

Monday, June 25, 2012

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Falling in Love With … Boston
Summer is the loveliest time of year in Boston, and the best season for exploring those secret places that quietly define the city’s essence

F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Experience
Come live the excitement of Formula 1 in Abu Dhabi.
Abu Dhabi debuted their F1 race in 2009 with the Yas Marina track – which brings top speeds of 320 km/h – and it became the first F1 twilight race, as the track uses floodlights to transition seamlessly from day to night.
Fairmont Bab Al Bahr will get guests straight to the action with the F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Experience.
  • Accommodation for a minimum of four nights in a Fairmont Gold Suite
  • Valet parking
  • Round-trip transportation to Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix Circuit of Yas Marina
  • Breakfast and Afternoon Tea in the Gold Lounge
  • Butler services
  • Access to the pool and private beach including towels, iced water and fruit inspired amenities
  • Daily access to the gym facilities
  • Daily local newspaper
This package is available for stays from November 1, 2012 to November 4, 2012, subject to availability.
Starting from AED 6,499 per night, based on a minimum stay of four nights in a for Fairmont Gold Suite. 10% service charges and 6% tourism fees not included.Reservation Policy:
Entire stay must be prepaid at the time of reservation. Non-cancellable, non-refundable and non-transferable.


Between The Bridges 
Abu Dhabi, 
United Arab Emirates 
P.O. Box 114304
5 Star Luxury Abu Dhabi Hotel at Fairmont Bab Al Bahr

36-Hour Weekend Package
Abu Dhabi weekends newly transformed, with 36 indulgent hours
Treat yourself to the perfect escape at Fairmont Bab Al Bahr in Abu Dhabi with the ultimate weekender package. Unwind as you walk along our peaceful, private sandy beach whilst enjoying spectacular creek-side views of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.
  • One night accommodation in a luxurious Fairmont Room
  • Friday Brunch for two at CuiScene from 12:00 noon
  • The use of the hotel's leisure facilities
  • Buffet breakfast for two at CuiScene
  • Lunch for two at Poolside
  • Late check-out at 6pm
The 36 hours weekend package begins at 9am on Friday with pure relaxation by the pool. You can check in as early as 12 noon and savour the exciting Friday Fairmont Brunch at CuiScene restaurant, serving internationally inspired delights. Then enjoy full access to the beach and leisure facilities and accommodation in a luxurious Fairmont Room on Friday night. The following day wake up with a delicious breakfast and poolside lunch to ensure your weekend is complete before a late departure.
This package is available on Fridays only until December 31, 2012, subject to availability.
Brunch Package with bubbles starting at AED 1,699*
Brunch Package without bubbles starting at AED 1,399*

*Exclusive of 6% tourism fees and 10% service charges. All rates are based upon availability.
Click here to book the weekender package with bubbles

5 Star Luxury Abu Dhabi Hotel at Fairmont Bab Al Bahr
Weekend Family Fun Package
Take a break at Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, a luxury family friendly hotel located at the gateway to Abu Dhabi, only one hour from the borders of Dubai. With private sandy beaches and children friendly pool facilities, it is the perfect venue for a short “getaway”.
  • One night's accommodation in two luxuriously appointed Fairmont Rooms for two adults and two children
  • Complimentary valet parking
  • Early check-in (as early as 12:00 noon, subject to availability)
  • Behind the scenes tour of the hotel
  • Children aged 12 and under receive complimentary meals at CuiScene (must be accompanied by an adult and excludes Fairmont Brunch)
  • Complimentary use of the pool and private sandy beach, Jacuzzi, towels, bottled water on ice, cold wet face cloths and fruit inspired amenities
  • Late check-out of 5:00 p.m. (subject to availability)
This package is valid on weekends until December 31st, 2012, subject to availability.
Rates start from AED 1,099 per night. Prices subject to 10% service charge and 6% tourism fees.

Fairmont Takes Root – Mangrove Package
Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Abu Dhabi’s Mangrove Package celebrates the indigenous mangrove forests that are part of the Emirates natural landscape.  The trees play an important part in the eco system of the area by providing a breeding and migratory habitat for a wide range of species.
  • One night accommodation in a Fairmont Room
  • Complimentary valet parking
  • Early check-in (As early as 12:00 p.m. noon, based on availability)
  • Two-hour kayaking tour for two led by pioneers from Noukhada Adventure Company
  • Return transfer from the hotel to the launching area with our hotel chauffer
  • Picnic breakfast for two delivered to the comfort of your room
  • Mangrove seedlings contributed towards the Jubail Island project
  • Complimentary use of the pool and private sandy beach, bottled water on ice, cold wet face cloths and fruit inspired amenities
  • Late check-out of 5:00 p.m. (subject to availability)
With Fairmont Bab Al Bahr's Mangrove package, escape to the serenity of a luxuriously appointed Fairmont Room before setting out in a kayak with paddle in hand the next morning. Be at one with nature, while kayaking through stunning lagoons, narrow channels under the full canopy of Abu Dhabi's mangroves, and encounter fascinating bird species and fish. Finish the experience with our specially packed picnic breakfast and retire back to the hotel for a well earned rest and relaxation at the pool or by the private sandy beach.
For every package booked, Fairmont will donate mangrove seedlings to a nursery plantation on Jubail Island. A program spearheaded by the Environment Agency Abu Dhabi (EAD) and Barari Forest Management, this project aims to mitigate the impact of climate change and offset carbon emissions, as well as providing a rich habitat for indigenous wildlife.
This offer is available year-round, subject to availability.
Rates start from AED 1099 per night, based on double occupancy.

Reservation Policy:
Reservation required with minimum one week before arrival date. Prices are subject to 10% service charge and 6% tourism fees. Age restriction – Min. 18 years old.

Love is in the Air Package
The Love is in the Air Package creates a romantic atmosphere for the perfect getaway. Enjoy an evening for two in a setting of contemporary luxury where your every need is anticipated and the mood is set for romance. Encounter authentic Italian cuisine at Frankie's Italian Restaurant & Bar and embark on a new day after indulging in our abundant breakfast buffet at CuiScene. No matter the special occasion you are celebrating or if you are just getting away from it all, the Love is in the Air Package provides everything you need for a relaxing stay.

5 Star Luxury Abu Dhabi Hotel at Fairmont Bab Al Bahr

Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Abu Dhabi is pleased to offer hotel packages that will enhance your stay and turn moments into memories. For more information on our packages as they become available, please contact our Abu Dhabi hotel reservation team.

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Dine & Cook @ Heaven of All Heavens (4D/3N ) for THB 99,500 per stay
Valid from now till 31 October 2012
  • Relax your 3 nights stay at our 2 Bedrooms Talay Suite
  • Enjoy your daily breakfast at our Diavolo Restaurant for 4 persons
  • Experience one time our Thai Cooking Class inclusive of an excursion to local market with our Chef
  • Enjoy our signature " Infinity Pool Dinner "  ( one time per stay on food only )
  • Complimentary roundtrip transfer to Kamala Friday Market  ( applicable for reservation stay over Friday evening only )
Regent Palms Spa


 The Regent Palms Turks and Caicos is looking to shed its honeymoon-only image by promoting amenities suited to girlfriend getaways, most notably its 25,000-square-foot Regent Spa and infinity pool. 

The 12-acre, 72-suite resort on Grace Bay features two-bedroom suites that can accommodate up to eight, complete with gourmet kitchen where the chef -- because this is supposed to be a vacation after all -- can prepare a customized meal for the group. Activities include tennis, kayaking or a cooking and wine-pairing course taught by the chef and the sommelier. 

Two-bedroom suites start at $1,550

Spa & Fitness


How do you describe the “Spa Lifestyle”? For some it means escaping into a peaceful and serene oasis to indulge in luxurious spa treatments, while for others it may be making time for a strenuous strength and calorie consuming workout. There are even those that define spa relative to the conscious food choices made to nourish the body. Spa may even be defined as a heightened state of mindfulness regarding one’s emotions and spiritual center.

Regardless of how you live the spa lifestyle, the Spa at Regent Palms has recently revitalized and expanded its offerings to meet your individual needs. The newly launched spa menu offers results orientated treatments inspired by Eastern and Western rituals to heal the body, rest the mind, and soothe the soul. The Fitness Center has a complete set of cardiovascular and strength training equipment with a personal trainer available to guide you through an efficient and effective workout. Our Wellness & Fitness Program includes a variety of beginner and advance classes to accommodate the activity levels of all of our guests.  Flavorful, organic healthy dishes and beverages have been added to the spa and fitness programming. The perfect ending to your “spa day “ is to attend our Sunset Reflection” inspired by an ancient royal Thai Ritual and well as the original explorers of the Caribbean Islands. The ceremony combines the healing properties of water, with the power and discovery of light. This is your opportunity an opportunity to express gratitude, hope, safe travels, and anticipation for the opportunities and discoveries that tomorrow may bring. We invite you to experience the Spa Lifestyle with us!

Regent Palms Spa