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December 2022

See Europe from the Comfort of Your Veranda

Join us again for amazing experiences on board and ashore. Set out on an Icelandic adventure. Explore ancient Gythion, Greece, or bask under the Mediterranean sun. As you know, Azamara® itineraries give you more time in port and include late-night stays and even overnights so you can dive deeper into your destination. In addition, you’ll always enjoy inclusive amenities featuring gratuities, exclusive cultural events, select beverages, and more.


Now is the perfect time to plan an immersive European journey for next year, and Azamara's guest-favorite offer is back – Double Stateroom Upgrade*. For a limited time, when you book a select 2023 voyage, you’ll receive a complimentary 2-Category Stateroom Upgrade.

Book select 2023 European voyages and enjoy one or more of the following Expedia® Extras:*

  • Veranda Plus for an Oceanview Price or a Veranda for An Interior Price (must book by December 9, 2022)
  • $150 Onboard Credit per Stateroom


With their smaller ships and more personalized cruising experience, only Azamara can deliver the uniquely intimate adventure their guests have come to know and love. Book now to take advantage of significant savings on your 2023 summer voyage.


With longer days, warmer nights, and summer travel breathing new life into our favorite ports and cities, there’s never been a better time to explore with Azamara. Whether you’re rediscovering a beloved destination or making memories someplace entirely new, there is just so much wonderful world waiting to be explored this season!


Imagine sailing through the Norwegian fjords, marveling at the castles and cathedrals of the British Isles, or indulging in a handcrafted dram of Scotland’s finest single malt Scotch.

For more information or to make a reservation, contact your Vacation Consultant today!

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*The Offer (“Double Upgrade”) only applies to new, individual, and non-contracted group bookings created between September 1, 2022 – December 9, 2022 (“Offer Period”) for select sailings departing between February 28, 2023 – November 14, 2023. Double Upgrade allows guests to book a Veranda stateroom (V1, V2, V3) at an Interior stateroom (12) price or a Veranda Plus stateroom (P1, P2, P3) at an Oceanview stateroom (08) price. Bookings must be made in desired category, which will be priced at the lower fare at the time of booking. All bookings must be named, and a full deposit must be made prior to the end of the Offer Period for Double Upgrade eligibility. Double Upgrade is also combinable with exclusive Travel Partner Onboard Credit (OBC) promotions, Back-to-Back Benefits, onboard booking savings, Azamara Circle Quarterly Savings, and National Account Hosted Programs. Unless stated otherwise, offer is not combinable with: (i) Last Minute Voyages; (ii) Closed User Rates; (iii) Employee Rates; (iv) Interline Rates; (v) Travel Agent Rates; and (vi) Net Rates. Double Upgrade is not applicable to incentive or contracted groups. After the Offer Period, the offer will be removed from the booking if the guest: (i) cancels and reinstates the booking; (ii) applies a fare change; or (iii) changes the ship or sail date of the booking; Certain other changes to the booking may also result in removal of the offer. For example, any changes in occupancy may result in refaring. Double Upgrade is subject to availability and change without notice and may be withdrawn at any time. Double Upgrade excludes, but not limited to, the following ship and sail dates: JR 3/4/23, QS 3/7/23, 3/19/23, 4/3/23, 4/18/23, 5/5/23. Single occupancy guests paying 200% cruise fare are eligible for the full amount of the offer. Single occupancy guests paying less than 200% cruise fare are eligible for a prorated amount of the offer. This offer is applicable to United States, Canada, and select global markets only. All other charges, including, but not limited to, taxes, fees, and port expenses, are additional and apply to all guests. Limit one offer per stateroom. ©2022 Azamara. Ships registered in Malta

Announcing The Celestyal Cruises Big Blue Day SALE!

How does a daily countdown to some of the biggest Greece and Eastern Med cruise deals sound? Too good to ignore, for sure. It’s that time of the year again when Celestyal turns Black Friday into a beautiful Blue Day with an unmissable range of incredible deals. This year they're really pushing the boat out with 23 whole days of temptation. From great prices on amazing 2023 and 2024 cruises, to irresistible discounts on package upgrades, this is where the savings start and the vacation begins!

Available through December 6th!

To set the mood, how about a dreamy 7-nights vacation soaking up the highlights and hideaways with an Idyllic Aegean itinerary that makes the most of such incredible destinations as Athens, Thessaloniki, Kusadasi, Crete, Santorini, Mykonos and Milos. All that rich history, fascinating culture and sumptuous Med cuisine - for not a lot of dollars.

You'll be indulged in traditional flavors, stunning landscapes, charming villages and whitewashed cobbled streets to your heart’s content, including the world famous sights of Ephesus, Santorini, and Mykonos. It’s authentic and individual. And it’s just one of an irresistible range of cruise discounts and deals available right now, so don’t miss out.

Book by December 6, 2022, and enjoy the following Expedia® Extras*:

  • A daily countdown to some dreamy deals starts with the Idyllic Aegean 7 Nights - now only $889 per person - was $1650! 
  • PLUS, upgrade to premium Enhance for just $110, per person - a full 50% off!

Celestyal's Big Blue day is the time to lock in your big Greek adventure for 2023 or 2024. Select 3-night cruises start at $339, 4-night cruises start at $459, and 7-night cruises start at $679, PLUS 50% OFF your upgrade to the Celestyal Enhanced package for even MORE included.* Solo travelers welcome with a 30% single supplement on interior and oceanview categories!*

Contact your Expedia Cruises™ Vacation Consultant today to experience the best of the Eastern Mediterranean with Celestyal Cruises.

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*All prices are per-person, based on a double occupancy of the stateroom and are quoted in USA Dollars. Inclusive fares include accommodation on board in the booked category, onboard dining and complimentary select drinks and beverages during food service hours, all port and service charges and entertainment program on board. Moreover an $80 discount for pre-booked shore excursions is included. Booking window is November 14th, 2022 to December 6th, 2022 for the selected cruises. Offer is valid for new, individual bookings. It is not valid for groups and cannot be held as group block. Reduced rate space is capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time with, or without notice. Celestyal Cruises reserves the right to add, change or modify reduced rate conditions at any time, without notification. Celestyal’s Deposit and Cancellation standard policies apply based on the booking/sailing date. Celestyal reserves the right to correct any incorrect information due to a human error, typographical error or technical error. Other restrictions may apply. The general terms and conditions of Celestyal apply.

Zero Single Supplement with Paul Gauguin Cruises

GOING SOLO: A Rejuvenating & Empowering Experience

Traveling by yourself is life-changing. For those who already know this, you won't want to miss this limited-time offer: Paul Gauguin Cruises is waiving the single supplement on select sailings until December 31, 2022.*

Zero Single Supplement is just one more reason to grab your passport and celebrate your freedom to wander the world. And for those who've yet to embark on solo travel, there's no better place to begin than aboard the m/s Paul Gauguin in the warm embrace of Tahiti and her people. Welcoming just 330 guests with her newly renovated décor and relaxed, all-inclusive luxury vibe, The Gauguin is the perfect choice for those looking to explore paradise.

Enjoy reduced rate fares when you book one of these select 2023 voyages of The Gauguin. Reserve today!

Tahiti & the Society Islands | 7-night
June 17, 2023 | June 24, 2023 | May 6, 2023

Cook Islands & Society Islands| 11-night
May 20, 2023

The Gauguin is a small, luxury vessel you’ll want to book soon to ensure your choice of staterooms and take advantage of this special opportunity to explore Tahiti and her islands!

Ship Features

  • All oceanview accommodations, nearly 70% with balconies, measuring from 200 to 500 sq. ft., including balcony
  • Butler service, in-suite bar setup, and iPod® music system in suite/stateroom category B and above
  • A choice of three dining venues
  • Complimentary 24-hour room service, including selections from L’Etoile restaurant during regular dining hours
  • Complimentary beverages, including select wines and spirits, beer, soft drinks, bottled water, and hot beverages
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the ship
  • Onboard gratuities for room stewards, dining and bar staff
  • Full entertainment program including Polynesian artists, musical entertainment, and a pianist
  • Spa and beauty services, including hand and foot treatments, body treatments, facials, and spa programs
  • Optional PADI SCUBA diving program and certification
  • Watersports marina for complimentary kayaking and paddleboarding, and Zodiacs® for optional dive excursions
  • A day at Motu Mahana, Paul Gauguin Cruises’ exclusive retreat off the coast of Taha’a, featuring Polynesian hospitality, snorkeling, watersports, bar service, and a delicious feast
  • Access to the exclusive, private beach located on a motu off the coast of Bora Bora, which offers an idyllic white-sand beach, excellent snorkeling, and bar service on French Polynesia itineraries
  • Fully-equipped fitness center
  • Presentations by local naturalists and a variety of special guests
  • Spacious outdoor decks and pool

Paul Gauguin Cruises has always been a favorite for solo travelers seeking enriching discovery, and they are pleased to celebrate travel’s rebound with a Zero Single Supplement for solo guests.

What are you waiting for? Contact your Vacation Consultant today to start planning your next getaway onboard Paul Gauguin Cruises and take advantage of these spectacular offers!

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*Terms and Conditions: Select sailings only. All fares are in US dollars, per person, and must be booked by December 31, 2022. Port, security, and handling charges are additional. 0% Single Supplement applies to CS, E, and F cabins only. Rates are subject to availability and may change without prior notice. Contact your Vacation Consultant for full terms and conditions.

Black Friday Offer on Riviera River Cruises

Looking to travel in 2023 but haven't quite hit your savings target?  Riviera River Cruises have a new hot offer which will help you save just in time for Christmas. They have extended Black Friday into the month of December! With industry-leading health and safety practices, flexible booking options and their ‘happiness guarantee’, Riviera will ensure you have an unforgettable vacation without compromise.

Riviera River Cruises Black Friday Offer

With 11 five-star ships, award-winning itineraries, full board dining, all excursions and tours included and an expert Cruise Director and Concierge you are in the best hands with Riviera River Cruises.

Do you need another reason to be convinced? Black Friday is being extended with this hot offer available that is not to be missed. Available on all their 2023 European River Cruises, there are 16 different itineraries to choose from. 

Book a 2023 European River Cruise between December 1 - 31, 2022, onboard Riviera River Cruises, and enjoy one of the following Expedia® Extras*:

  • Receive a $500 discount per person for any 2023 7-night river cruise
  • Receive a $1,500 discount per person for any 2023 14-night river cruise

Why book with Riviera River Cruises?

  • They offer sole occupancy cabins as well as departures with no single supplement.
  • Their ships have fantastic onboard amenities such as a steam room, sauna, beauty salon, library and free Wi-Fi.
  • Riviera River Cruises offer an exceptional dining experience with open seating, and no surcharge for an alternative restaurant.
  • Complimentary room service is available for breakfast on all cabin grades, and there are coffee/tea facilities in each cabin.
  • They have one of the youngest fleets on the European waterways, made up of 11 luxurious ships. 
  • Their ships have large cabins - the standard French balcony cabin is 183 sq feet!
  • Riviera River Cruises are top of the premium lines, with less than premium pricing.
  • Been in business for 38 years, offering exceptional European service.
  • English is spoken onboard.
  • Excursions and tours are included in the price!

What are you waiting for? Contact your Vacation Consultant today to start planning your next cruise onboard Riviera River Cruises, and take advantage of these spectacular offers!

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*Terms and conditions: Fares are per person in USD for cruise only, based on 2 people sharing. Expedia® Extras are in addition to the published rates on Riviera River Cruises' website. Contact your Vacation Consultant for full terms and conditions.

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*Expedia Extras offers are per stateroom (unless otherwise stated) on select sailings, based on double occupancy, apply to new bookings only, are not combinable with any other offer, are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn without notice. Certain restrictions may apply. For full terms and conditions, click the specific Expedia Extra offer or contact your Expedia Cruises Vacation Consultant.

Prices are per person (based on 2 passengers in the same stateroom), cruise only in CAD dollars. Airfare, transfers, taxes, fees and port expenses are additional (unless otherwise stated). Prices vary by ship, stateroom type and sailing date. Prices and offers are subject to availability and change without notice, and are capacity controlled. Fuel supplement may apply. Expedia Cruises is not responsible for errors that may occur due to the transfer of information from selected third parties, technical error, or human error.

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