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$700 Travel Credit on New Hawaii Itinerary from Un-Cruise Adventures

Explore Four Islands by Yacht with Un-Cruise Adventures.

My husband and I have sailed with Un-Cruise Adventures (formerly American Safari Cruises) in Alaska and Baja California and we are huge fans of their laid-back style of luxury adventure. With the addition of this new Hawaiian Island itinerary and early-booking savings (read on), I’m very tempted to set sail again. What about you?

What’s New:

Moloka’i takes center stage as the start or end point of Un-Cruise Adventures’ new Hawaii itinerary. A quieter, less-visited island, exclusive cultural activities are included for guests on Moloka’i with the vessel spending an evening at dock to allow for a full day of activities and cultural immersion. 

“Moloka’i is like stepping back in time to the Hawaii of yesteryear,” said Dan Blanchard, CEO and principal for Un-Cruise Adventures. “It’s incredibly scenic and values its culture and heritage which we’re proud to be able to share with our guests.”  

From November 2013 to April 2014, Un-Cruise Adventures’ 36-guest yacht Safari Explorer explores the Hawaiian islands on a new itinerary sailing one-way between Moloka’i and Hawaii, the Big Island or reverse. Weeklong Luxury Adventure cruises in Hawaii include activities and tours while exploring four islands—Moloka’i, Lana’i, Maui and Hawaii, the Big Island.



LAST MINUTE TRAVEL DEAL: Summer Sale on 2012 Galapagos Yacht Cruise

We cruised the Galapagos with Ecoventura earlier this year and loved it. If the famed islands are on your travel wish list, check out this budget-friendly travel deal…

Book a Galapagos Yacht Cruise by Aug. 31st for Travel in 2012 or 2013 and save.

Sally lightfoot crab, the Galapagos Islands. ©Ellen Barone.

Environmentally friendly Galapagos cruise company, Ecoventura, is offering a special ten percent discount on some seasonal departure dates through mid-December 2012. In addition, guests booking a trip now for 2013 (excluding holiday weeks) can lock in 2012 cruise rates. This promotion can also be combined with a 5 percent Early Bird discount for selected departure dates 180 days out from booking date.

The 2012 seasonal departures that apply are July 29-Aug. 5, Aug 19-26, Sept. 2-9, Sept. 16-23, Sept. 23-30, Sept. 30-Oct. 7, Oct. 21-28, Nov. 4-11, Nov. 18-25, Dec. 2-9 and Dec. 9-16. 

Seven-night/eight-day cruise rates start at $3,550 per person, double occupancy before any discounts are applied. Additional discounts are available for children. All cruises run Sunday to Sunday. 



Early Booking Travel Credit Offered on American Safari Cruises’ Yacht Adventures in Hawaiian Islands and Mexico’s Sea of Cortés

Advance planning for a winter escape to warmer climes pays off for travelers booking an un-cruise adventure with American Safari Cruises. The line is offering travel credits of $500 per couple on its yacht in the Hawaiian Islands or $300 per couple in Mexico’s Sea of Cortés aboard the newest addition to the fleet, the Safari Endeavour.

The 86-guest Safari Endeavour will spend its first winter exploring wildlife rich Sea of Cortés on weeklong Baja’s Bounty expeditions roundtrip La Paz, Baja, Mexico. Transfers are included from either Los Cabos or La Paz airports. Highlights include snorkeling with sea lions, water sports activities, and viewing dolphins and whales. Guests making a new reservation by September 30, 2012 receive a $300 travel credit per couple.

The 36-guest Safari Explorer embarks on its second season of Hawaiian Islands cruises sailing seven-night inclusive Hawaiian Seascapes adventures between Hawaii, the Big Island and Lana’i with two days of activities on Moloka’i. Flexible yacht itineraries focus on the leeward side of the eastern-most Hawaiian Islands. A $500 travel credit per couple is offered on Hawaii sailings. Both travel credit offers are for new bookings made by September 30, 2012 for travel November 2012- April 2013.



Discover Yacht Cruising for Less with American Safari Cruises

Discover the inner reaches of the Hawaiian Islands and Mexico’s Sea of Cortés with exclusive savings from America Safari Cruises.

An American Safari yacht cruise is one of my all-time favorite travel experiences. I’m not alone. Each time my husband  and I have sailed with them (4 voyages), a majority of our fellow passengers are repeat guests experiencing their third, fourth, tenth, ASC cruise. Now, thanks to an extended season in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez and inaugural Hawaiian Island sailing, you can experience the magic for less. Charter the 12-passenger Safari Spirit for a family getaway or group of friends by March 12, 2010 and save 25% off the full charter price. Or, sail aboard the 36-passenger Safari Explorer for the inaugural Hawaiian Island season beginning October 26, 2010 and save $500* per person.

American Safari Cruises are designed for active adventurers who want to escape to unknown harbors without sacrificing comfort. Their exclusive itineraries remain “below the radar” because larger vessels simply can’t get you there. The world is certainly vast, but it’s best experienced in small doses — up-close and yacht personal. And unlike most cruise ships, the 36-guest Safari Explorer, 22-guest Safari Quest and 12-guest Safari Spirit cruise during daylight hours only, maximizing your opportunities to truly experience nature.

All-inclusive amenities available on every voyage include:

  • Gourmet meals - View sample menu (PDF)
  • Premium wine, beer and spirits - View sample wine list (PDF)
  • Kayaking and shore boat exploring
  • Snorkel gear (Mexico and Hawaii)
  • Fishing (Alaska)
  • Exclusive shore excursions
  • Onboard Expedition Leader/Naturalist or wine expert
  • Airport transfers
  • Port Charges, taxes, fees
  • Massages (Safari Explorer )
  • Visits with local residents - “talk story”



Sail Away with Last Minute Savings from The Moorings

Book a last minute winter getaway and enjoy 20% savings* on a Moorings Bareboat charter in the Caribbean, Bahamas and Mexico! To take advantage of this exceptional offer, depart between Nov. 1 - Dec. 18, 2009 from the British Virgin Islands, St. Martin, St. Lucia, Canouan, Belize, Mexico or the Bahamas and book by Nov. 30, 2009. Captain’s Rewards cardholders receive an additional 5% off. Learn more




Source: The Moorings



A Private Yacht For Six Days Only $1,575 Per Person

Plan a Great Escape: A Week on Your Private Yacht From Only $1,575 Per Person

An all inclusive Moorings Crewed Yacht vacation combines the best of cruising the islands on your private yacht with The Moorings 40 years of five star service. From now until December 15, 2009 you can enjoy the luxury of a Moorings Crewed Yacht from only $1,575* per person for an entire week of luxury. This includes all of your meals, beverages, water sports and of course the service of professional captain and chef. Choose from a range of destinations from Tortola, the Bahamas, Canouan, St. Lucia, Belize or Tahiti for these tremendous values. Receive these benefits when you book by September 30, 2009. There is even limited availability remaining for the Thanksgiving holiday period so call today to take advantage of this offer and plan your family reunion in the islands.


*I’m a huge fan of The Moorings. To get a feel for a Moorings vacation you can read about my British Virgin Islands sailing adventure with them or view photos from the voyage. Better yet, if you’ve also sailed with them, please share your experiences using the ‘post a comment’ link below.



Wimco Dining Card Means Savings at St. Barts Restaurants


Sampling the exceptional restaurants on St. Barts will be easier on the wallet in 2009.

Wimco Villas is launching a dining card, available exclusively to its clients, that peels 10 percent off the cost of a meal at a growing list of island restaurants for guests booking a Wimco Villas vacation (villa or hotel) on St. Barts for travel anytime from Jan. 4, 2009 through Dec. 14, 2009.

Restaurants range from the hip beachside Nikki Beach café to the classic Le Gaiac, the Relais & Chateaux centerpiece of Hotel Le Toiny; and from the traditional Wall House to the cutting edge cuisine of Tamarin.



Value-Added Hawaii Savings from American Safari Yacht Cruises

Celebrate inaugural Hawaiian season and discover the very best way to experience Hawaii.

American Safari Cruises (ASC) guests are passionate about nature, seeing it as up-close as imaginable from the bow and decks of a luxury expedition yacht or being active in the outdoors on guided hikes, kayaking and skiff excursions. Now ASC is translating the realization of these passionate pursuits from their explorations in Alaska’s Inside Passage and Mexico’s Sea of Cortés to the Hawaiian Islands. And in Hawaii they up the ante to include 4 sailboats, wet suits and snorkeling gear, windsurfers and appearances by Hawaiians to “talk story” about their unique traditions and culture passionately and authentically. The ASC style of cruising is new to Hawaii and will change the visitors’ map of Hawaii for the future - leading small groups to the extraordinarily beautiful and small group-exclusive islands of Molokai and Lanai and to backcountry hideaways of the Big Island and Maui.

An all-inclusive Hawaiian Islands 8 day/7 night itinerary begins at $3,995 pp/double

Book your Hawaiian Yacht Cruise by October 31, 2008 and Receive a $250.00* per person Travel Credit