Monday, July 11, 2011
Salade Niçoise (pronounced “sah LAHD nee SWAHZ”) hails from Nice in the south of France. Traditionally featuring tuna, olives, capers and tomatoes, the recipe can be adapted to suit your tastes—try it with seared tuna fillets or blanched green beans, and anchovies may also be included. This salad is best enjoyed with a glass of chilled white wine and your favorite dining companions.
Visit this link for this refreshing summer recipe.
Plan your exciting 2012 getaway now and get 2-for-1 cruise pricing plus special savings on roundtrip international air*. A journey with Viking River Cruises has always been a great vacation value. You can select exciting destinations in the heart of Europe, Russia, Ukraine, China, Southeast Asia or Egypt. Viking ships are comfortable and intimate; every stateroom has a river view. And with Viking, everything is included—deluxe accommodations, all onboard meals, daily shore excursions, cultural enrichment activities and free wireless access on all Viking ships in Europe, Russia and Ukraine.
- Up to 2-for-1 pricing on river cruise itineraries
- Special savings on roundtrip international air
- Complimentary wine on board
Norwegian Cruise Line Special
July 11th - August 14th 2011
Free Upgrades (up to 4 categories) plus $100 to spend on board!
Life is beautiful when you plan ahead for great sailings, great prices, free upgrades and up to $100 to spend on board*. Book select Norwegian cruises departing in 2012 or 2013 and you’ll sail away with the best deals available aboard some of the most innovative ships at sea. And that’s bound to put a smile on your face.
Offer ends August 14, 2011.
BOOK NOW. CRUISE HAPPY.
*Promo Code: HAPPY. Promo Code: HAPPY. 1-2 Day sailings are excluded. Sailings departing from Malaga on the Norwegian Jade and from Rome on the Norwegian Epic are excluded. Free upgrade refers to a better accommodation within a category (i.e. Interior for the price of a lower Interior category, Ocean view for the price of a lower Ocean view category, Balcony for the price of a lower Balcony category) Reduced Deposit is 50% off the standard deposit. Reduced Deposit does not apply to Garden Villa, Courtyard Villa and Specialty Suites: Categories S1,S4, S5, S2, S3, S9, and S6. For reduced deposit reservations cancelled during deposit fee period, fee amount will be assessed in line with terms of booked promotion. Offer based on a first come, first served basis. Rates are subject to category availability. Upgrade Offer excludes Studios, Mini Suites, Suites and Villas. Pride of America offers up to 3 category upgrade. Offer is for New Individual FIT Reservations. Qualifying New Individual FIT reservations can be moved into existing group. Offer is NOT combinable with existing group block rates. Fares are cruise only, per person, in US Dollars, and based on double occupancy. Onboard credit offer is per stateroom, based on cruise length and category booked, in U.S. Dollars and will be applied to 1st and 2nd guest on the reservation. Onboard credit has no monetary value and is non-transferable. It may not be used toward onboard service charges. Singles paying 200% are entitled to full onboard credit value. Offer Combinable with LATITUDE, LATVIP, LATOBC1 and PGAARP program codes. Guests who cancel and rebook must accept this promotion’s Terms and Conditions. Government taxes & fees, and onboard service charges are additional. IMPORTANT NOTICE: Norwegian Cruise Line reserves the right to charge a fuel supplement without prior notice should the closing price of West Texas Intermediate Fuel increase above $65 per barrel on the NYMEX (New York Mercantile Exchange Index). In the event a fuel supplement is charged, Norwegian Cruise Line will have sole discretion to apply the supplementary charge to both existing and new bookings, regardless of whether such bookings have been paid in full. Such supplementary charges are not included in the cruise fare. The fuel supplement charge will not exceed $10.00 per passenger per day. Offers are based on availability, are capacity controlled, apply to selected sailings and combinability with other offers is subject to change or cancellation at any time per Norwegian discretion. Other restrictions may apply. Promotion valid in United States, Canada, and international select markets. Norwegian is not responsible for typographical errors or omissions. Ships’ registry: BAHAMAS and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. ©2011 Norwegian Cruise Line Corporation Ltd.
Friday, July 8, 2011
Covering a 165 acre country setting in the Netherlands, this world-famous horticultural event presents visitors with a myriad of dazzling colors and technological wonders.
Featuring some of the world’s most exquisite flowers, Floriade is the perfect centerpiece to a grand European tour that includes Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam and Bruges – but it only happens once every ten years.
Ask about this amazing tour today!
Book Now & Save $200 per couple!*
See the Tour with Naka’s Page for information about Collette Vacations tour packages.
Netherlands, Belgium & Paris
featuring historic Bruges & Floriade 2012
11 Days ● 13 Meals - Starting at $2399**
Highlights: Amsterdam ● Candlelight Cruise ● Floriade ● Brussels ● Bruges ● Paris ● Giverny ● Eiffel Tower Dinner ● Seine River Cruise ● Keukenhof
A FREE RIDE! Travelers receive complimentary roundtrip home to airport sedan service on all air-inclusive tours.†
Floriade Won’t Be Back Until 2022!
*Save $200 per couple offer is valid on new air-inclusive bookings only made between 7/1/11 - 9/15/11 for travel on Netherlands, Belgium & Paris tour between 4/1/12 - 10/31/12. Offers can expire earlier due to space or inventory availability. Space is on a first come, first served basis. Offers are not valid on group or existing bookings or combinable with any other offer. Other restrictions may apply.
†Not valid on group travel. Included in many U.S. cities within a 50 mile radius of more than 90 airport gateways. One transfer per room booking. Additional stops are not permitted on route. Other restrictions may apply; call for details.
**Per person, land only, double occupancy.
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Passengers Connect with Princess Roll Call™
Meet Fellow Passengers through Facebook
Princess Cruises has debuted a new Princess Roll Call™ section on its Facebook page enabling passengers on each sailing to connect with each other before and after their cruise. This special feature is designed to give Facebook users a way to ‘meet’ fellow passengers, ask each other for advice, organize get-togethers and share the excitement leading up to a cruise and the memories afterward.
“Cruising has always been a very social experience, and passengers often like to embrace the community nature of a cruise even before they set sail,” said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises executive vice president. “This Roll Call section has been widely requested, and makes great use of the functionality of Facebook to give passengers a place to ‘meet’ each other on a platform they already use. They can check in with their fellow cruisers to ask questions and make plans in the same place they use to keep up with family and friends.”
The Princess Cruises Roll Call is organized by ship and date, making it easy to find a specific sailing. Upcoming Princess sailings through December 2011 are currently available in the system, and sailings through spring 2013 will be added shortly. Once passengers indicate that they are joining that voyage, they can leave comments or ask questions of fellow cruisers.
Each sailing’s page will continue to be available after the voyage, so passengers can keep in touch and share stories and photos once they return home.
Passengers will be able to easily find their voyage’s Roll Call page with direct links provided in their booking confirmation, in pre-cruise emails and in their Cruise Personalizer.
What happens when a man’s scalp becomes home to a family of squirmy visitors? Or when a couple tackles Cozumel on a moped? How does a young woman react when her girlfriend’s gallbladder attacks before vacation? Read these incredible stories – and more like them – and the sometimes unlikely people who come to their rescue in Travel Guard’s World’s Unluckiest Traveler 2: The Rescue. Have a story of your own? This is your chance to win!
We’re searching for random acts of kindness! Have your own “hero” story to tell? Tell your story and win:
– Receive a chance to win $2,000 in round-trip airfare!
– Now through Labor Day visit TravelGuard.com/Unlucky and nominate your hero for a chance to win.
The top good deed-doer, as voted by you, will receive a $10,000 “Hero’s Vacation”!
Sometimes, it takes only one good deed to turn a travel nightmare around. Inspire us with your story today and receive a chance to WIN BIG!
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NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND OR SALES PRESENTATION IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS CONTEST AND SWEEPSTAKES. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. The Travel Guard “Random Act of Kindness” Promotion starts May 30, 2011 at 9:00:00 AM EST and ends October 31, 2011 at 11:59:59 PM EST. Open to legal residents of the United States (excluding U.S. Territories), age 21 and over, and residents of Canada (excluding Quebec) over the age of majority in their province/territory, at the time of entry. The Promotion consists of a Video/Photo Contest (”Contest”) component and a Voter Sweepstakes (”Sweepstakes”) Component. To Enter the Contest: Beginning May 30, 2011 at 9:00:00 AM EST and ending September 5, 2011 at 11:59:59 PM EST go to www.TravelGuard.com and submit either a video or a photo along with an accompanying story describing your submission (between 10 and 200 words), about a random act of kindness by someone who has helped you or someone else when away from home, along with your full name, email address, phone number, country and state/province/territory of residence and a username and password, and the full name, email address, phone number, country and state/province/territory of residence of the Nominee. Contest Entries must be submitted by September 5, 2011 at 11:59:59 PM EST. Limit one Unique Contest Entry per person/household per day. To Enter the Sweepstakes: Beginning October 1, 2011 at 9:00 AM EST and ending October 31, 2011 at 11:59:59 PM EST, go to www.TravelGuard.com, and vote for one of the eligible Contest Entries, enter your full name, email address, phone number, country and state/province/territory of residence and a username and password. You will receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes (”Entry”) for your Vote if you voted for the eventual Contest Grand Prize Winner. Limit one (1) Vote/Entry per person/email address per day. Odds of winning the Sweepstakes Prize depends on the number of Votes received for the Contest Grand Prize Winner during the Voting Period. Sponsor: Travel Guard Group, Inc., 3300 Business Park Drive, Stevens Point, Wisconsin 54482. Void in Puerto Rico and all other U.S. territories, Quebec and where prohibited by law. Subject to full official rules, available at www.travelguard.com/unlucky
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