The greatest offer for your families cruising – 1 * 2 * FREE is back but only until January 4th, 2017

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YYZ Travel has announced a new batch of promotions for December 2016 that can provide some significant savings on new cruises booked.

The greatest offer for your families cruising - 1 * 2 * FREE is back but only until January 4th, 2017

There are a number of offers available, and here is a full breakdown of each.

1, 2, FREE

Every third night of the cruise is free. 1,2, Free is valid on all sailings departing on or after January 1, 2017. 

  • 4 NIGHT KEY WEST & NASSAU CRUISE
  • 3 NIGHT BAHAMAS CRUISE
  • 4 NIGHT WESTERN CARIBBEAN CRUISE
  • 4 NIGHT BAHAMAS CRUISE
  • 5 NIGHT WESTERN CARIBBEAN CRUISE

The 1-2-Free Offer is combinable with Kids Sail Free, Anthem Upgrades, Crown & Anchor Balcony & Suite Discount, Cyber Sale, Next Cruise offers, and Shareholders benefits. It is not combinable with any other offer, restricted rate, or promotion.

Kids Sail Free

Kids 12 years and under, sail free on 5 nights or longer sailings departing January 5, 2017- February 15, 2018.

Exclusions:

Sailings departing on or after,

February 16-23, 2017

March 10-20, 2017

April 6-16, 2017

May 16-September 4, 2017

November 16-26, 2017

December 15, 2017

January 5, 2018 as well as China, Alaska itineraries and Harmony of the Seas sailings.

The greatest offer for your families cruising - 1 * 2 * FREE is back but only until January 4th, 2017. Long stretch of Paradise Island, located in Nassau, Bahamas

Long stretch of Paradise Island, located in Nassau, Bahamas

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Sunny Winter Escapes. Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Bermuda

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1. Maui, Hawaii

With sublime beaches and heavenly sunrises over 10,000-foot-high Haleakala Crater—not to mention its Seven Sacred Pools—is there any wonder why many call Maui paradise? Golfers love its lineup of luminary-designed courses that rank among the top in the world.

Kaanapali, D.T. Fleming, and Kapalua beaches are all deservedly famous; yet given Maui’s more than 30 miles of white, black, and red sands, there’s always a spot for secluded sun-worshipping. Hike to iconic Iao Needle, search for ancient petroglyphs, and get into the laid-back vibe in Lahaina, a historic whaling village now lined with inviting shops, galleries, and cafés.

Sunny Winter Escapes. Part 1. Beautiful view of Big beach on maui hawaii island with azure ocean

Beautiful view of Big beach on maui hawaii island with azure ocean

Go for: Palm-lined golf courses, sky-high volcanoes, megadoses of vitamin D
Stay: Encompassing 54 acres adjacent to the Honokahua Preservation Site, the 463-room Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua is recognized as one of Hawaii’s premier golf resorts.

2. Puerto Rico

Blessed with an ideal climate (temperatures average around 80 degrees) and diverse terrain, you can kayak through mangroves, snorkel in bioluminescent waters, and trek both the cactus-filled Guánica dry forest and El Yunque rain forest all in a single weekend.
 
Diving along Desecheo Island is legendary, surfers tell tales of monster waves in Rincón, and swashbuckling sagas come alive at La Fortaleza; built to protect San Juan Bay from pirates, the fortress has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site.
 
Old San Juan retains much of its colonial charm; wander the cobblestoned streets lined with restored sixteenth- and-seventeenth-century buildings. Salsa dancing, a little suckling pig, and samples at the Bacardi distillery are musts.

Sunny Winter Escapes. Part 1. San Juan, Puerto Rico coast at Paseo de la Princesa.

San Juan, Puerto Rico coast at Paseo de la Princesa.

Go for: Bioluminescent bays, vibrant Caribbean culture, adventure aplenty
Stay:W Retreat & Spa, Vieques Island. Enjoy two private beaches, twin infinity pools, and easy access to the world’s brightest bioluminescent bay.

3. Bermuda

Blending British civility and a casual island flair (think bobbies in shorts), Bermuda offers old-world charm with a spirited local vibe. This is perhaps the only place where travelers can, say, watch energetic Gombey dancers over proper tea and crumpets.

A golfer’s utopia, Bermuda features more courses per square mile than anywhere else on the planet. Temperatures average 75 degrees year-round, and the surrounding waters envelop the northernmost coral reefs in the Atlantic.

Hop on a moped and explore the pastel-painted capital of Hamilton and UNESCO-designated Saint George’s, the oldest continuously inhabited English settlement in the New World.

Go for: Pink beaches, turquoise waters, white-gloved bobbiesy
Don’t miss: Crystal Caves, with dazzling stalactites and stalagmites reflecting in the deep, underground pools.

Sunny Winter Escapes. Part 1

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Cuba Under Sail

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As Canadian travelers continue to visit Cuba under “people-to-people” educational programs, voyages aboard true sailing vessels promise to keep the experience real. Here are three ways to get on board.

TRINIDAD TIME WARP

Guitar-strumming troubadours still roam the streets of red-roofed Trinidad, a sixteenth-century Spanish colonial town where little has changed, including the traditional pottery methods used at El Alfarero Casa Chichi. Guests sailing with International Expeditions have a chance to try the wheel during a visit to the family-run studio, just one highlight of a nine-day sailing from Cienfuegos to Havana aboard the 48-passenger Panorama or 46-passenger Panorama II.

Departures: December 22 and 29, 2016, and multiple dates January 19 to March 30, 2017.

Cuba Under Sail

CUBA CUM LAUDE

A visit with students and staff at the University of Oriente in Santiago de Cuba provides lessons on Cuba’s free education system for 58 guests sailing aboard Le Ponant. Abercrombie & Kent’s ten-day voyage between Havana and the college town offers schooling of a different sort while snorkeling the pristine Punta Francés Nature Reserve.

Departures: March 1 and 9, 2017.

Cuba Under Sail

TREASURED ISLAND

A favorite hideout for buccaneers such as Henry Morgan and Sir Francis Drake, Punta Francés Beach on Isla de la Juventud, 60 miles off Cuba’s south coast, served as the setting for Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic, Treasure Island. Today’s adventurers discover the island’s bounty of diving spots and pictograph-covered caves when Star Clippers sends the 170-passenger Star Flyer on an eight-day voyage between Havana and Cienfuegos, which also includes a visit to Cayo Largo’s sea turtle hatchery.

Departures: January 7 and February 4, 11, and 18, 2017

Cuba Under Sail

Travel advisor’s TIP

“Cuba will remain one of the top-requested destinations for many years to come, yet its high-end accommodations are limited. Small-ship cruises, however, provide deluxe floating accommodations, solving travelers’ biggest bottleneck.

Remember, though: This is not your typical Caribbean island cruise. You must spend the majority of your time off the ship!”

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The islands of the Caribbean Sea

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The islands of the Caribbean Sea or West Indies includes more than 7,000 islands; 13 are independent island countries and some are dependencies or overseas territories of other nations. are an extensive archipelago in the far west of the Atlantic Ocean, mostly strung between North and South America.

Being for a long time a destination for honeymooners and retirees only, the Caribbean have become very popular with the new developing tour programs of eco-tourism and backpacking. Nowadays it is a resort destination for all kinds of travelers, and also for independent ones.

The islands of the Caribbean Sea. Beautiful view of Saint Lucia, Caribbean Islands

Geographically, the Caribbean area includes the Caribbean Sea and all of the islands located to the southeast of the Gulf of Mexico, east of Central America and Mexico, and to the north of South America. The weather is sunny and hot all the year round, that’s why with hundreds of islands to explore, the Caribbean offers something for almost everyone.

History

The Caribbean islands were first inhabited by the Arawak Indians, invaded afterward by a more combatant tribe, the Caribs. Before European contact, in the 15th century, the population of the Caribbean was about 900,000 indigenous people, right before European contact. Later, in 1492, Christopher Columbus, the Italian explorer start his trip to the Caribbean, becoming the first European to discover the area.

The islands of the Caribbean Sea. Beach Sunset - Purity

Subsequently, many explorers followed in his path including Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, French, Danish, and British who arrived here. Afterward, the Carib population gradually diminished due to diverse reasons. The islands have experienced multiple historical battles and numerous pirate stories.

Across the Caribbean, a significant number of African slaves were imported to work the sugar and tobacco plantations. There were many fights of different military powers for the Islands domination, which was the reason of a blended mix of African and European cultures and languages transformation. Today the Islands of Caribbean Sea are one of the premier tourist destinations on the planet.

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How To Travel Sustainably

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Make a Difference

Three steps to a better world

How To Travel Sustainably. Sign up for a volunteer program at the Grand Canyon.

Travel with a purpose: Sign up for a volunteer program at the Grand Canyon

FLY RIGHT

Nature vacations save endangered species and fragile habitats. In 2011, for example, outcry from travelers and tour operators helped put the brakes on a proposed highway across the Serengeti. Airlines have stepped up their eco-initiatives, but we can make an impact before boarding. Purchase carbon offsets from a reputable organization such as MyClimate. The cost to offset an NYC-to-Cape Town flight, for example, is $142*.

How To Travel Sustainably. Tree and sea at sunset. Crimea landscape. Nature background

Tree and sea at sunset. Crimea landscape. Nature background

TRAVEL WITH A WINNER

Each time the YYZ Travel Group prepares for you the best the world’s top socially and environmentally responsible tour operators. We know the best offers and can afford our travelers with all kind of destinations and activities. YYZ Travel have a lot of “low-price” but “high-quality” offers, which ar always published on our website.

How To Travel Sustainably. The world famous Azure Window in Gozo island - Mediterranean nature wonder in the beautiful Malta - Unrecognizable touristic scuba divers

The world famous Azure Window in Gozo island 

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Avoid voluntourism holidays focused on orphanages and young children: A growing number of studies show that repeat emotional attachments and abandonments from waves of well-meaning volunteers take a psychological toll on children. The best way to make a positive impact is environmentally, through your endowment, which could include  series of short-term volunteer programs or long-term ones. Also, YYZ Travel have multiple programs of ecotourism, which is becoming more and more popular nowadays.

How To Travel Sustainably. Path over Minnehaha Creek at Lake Nokomis in Minneapolis Minnesota Reveals Summer Urban Forest

Path over Minnehaha Creek at Lake Nokomis in Minneapolis Minnesota Reveals Summer Urban Forest

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Why Portugal Is My favourite Holiday Destination

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Portugal is the country where you can discover a remarkably diverse attraction. Portugal stretches across the Atlantic Ocean coastline for 800 kilometers. The capital city of Portugal is Lisbon. It is located near the River Tagus. Portugal is Europe’s oldest nation. Influenced by the diverse cultures of Africa, America, and Asia, Portugal is a melting pot of different cultural heritage. This country is very friendly, welcoming and positive.

Why Portugal Is My favourite Holiday Destination. Church in Porto

It’s impossible to stay indifferent to stone-built villages, captivating towns, and modern cities with the rich history of ancient palaces and castles, historical museums and monasteries.
It’s impossible not to love Portugal. And most of all I like the optimism of Portuguese! Even if it rains – on Sunday on the central square of Lyrica people sing and dance all day long! Here, on the southwest of Europe, you can experience so many exciting emotions. Portugal is a welcoming country not only for tourists, but it is also a host of multiple festivals, sport and music events, big concerts and all kind of performances.

Why Portugal Is My favourite Holiday Destination. Algarve rock - coast in Portugal

The people like to have a rest together in the Lisbon city, especially during noisy holidays. Every weekend has the subject of rest: sport, dances, symphonic music, a holiday of firefighters, gastronomy … and so all the year round.
I love Portuguese for their easy-going mood, emotionality, tolerance and amiability.
Yes, someone will tell that they not obligatory, noisy …But they know how to have fun and be positive!
To be more precise, I made a list of the facts why I do love Portugal so much.

1. Warm climate

Though it rains for three months in winter, in the others nine the weather is just magnificent. Magnolias blossom two times in a year, tangerines, the kiwi and a persimmon grow everywhere. There is no such heat in the summer, and in the shadow, it’s always cool. The high essay of iodine in air favorably influences a thyroid gland, and visit of the ocean — calm nervous system.

2. Beautiful landscapes

In a middle part of coastal Portugal from Porto to Lisbon and further to the South landscapes are quieter than in the north of the country. But they are not less beautiful. I enjoyed little and hospitable resort towns, absolutely deserted and very calm: the accidental traveler has some feeling of irreality. Lisbon, Kash Kash, and Sintra seem to be the center of a civilization compering with these quiet spots. Further in the south, after San Vicente’s cape with its tremendous types on the boundless ocean, the number of foreigners rises to the maximum level, so that Portuguese stay in minority.

Why Portugal Is My favourite Holiday Destination. Porto, Portugal

3. Excellent beaches and islands

The country is washed by the sea almost from all sides. Therefore, there are a lot of beautiful must-visit beaches. In Albufeira, Algarve and Portimao you can enjoy snow-white sand and fancy red rocks. In Alentezhu there are lonely places with picturesque bays. But personally I like a rest on the islands the most. Azorubine Islands has a volcanic origin. This place has a true romantic atmosphere. Here blue lakes are emphasized by the black stiffened lava. On Madeira Islands you can experience a true tropical paradise with a lot of greens, fruit and orchids.

4. Magnificent service

Service in the country is at the highest level. And it is not only about service at restaurants and hotels. In Portugal everything it made for the tourist and guests of the city. In many cities special helping tourists’ services are open.

5. Active recreation

In Portugal it is possible to be engaged in any kind of active recreation. Even to sweep on skis in Serre da Estrela’s mountains. Multiple hotels offer practically all possible types of mass sport: golf, tennis, soccer, aerobics. Fans of exotics will be able to test the strength in mountaineering and equestrian sport.

6. Water sports

On the coast of Portugal, it is possible not only to surfboard, but also to experience kitesurfing, yachting and swimming with the professional instructors.

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Why Zanzibar?

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Top reasons to spend your vacations in Zanzibar

Zanzibar is also known as the Spice Island, and it’s famous for island’s spices such as nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, cinnamon, and black pepper. It is a true paradise destination with a variety of fragrant spices grown on the farms.
The name origin comes from the words of Arab traders describing the whole East African coast: zinj el barr, or “land of the blacks.”

Why Zanzibar

Located just off the coast of Tanzania, the Zanzibar Island has seen a lot of history going on its shores. The island had all kind of rulers: Omani Sultans, African Kings, British Explorers and Portuguese Traders. Over the centuries the archipelago has been a developing center of trade, gold, ivory, wood and, mainly, spices – leading to its nickname of “The Spice Island.”

With the mix of cultures and a great treasure of rich history, it stands to reason that the architecture of Stone Town is intriguing. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Swahili coastal trading town combines elements of African, Arabic and Indian architecture and contains many interesting buildings.

Why Zanzibar? Beautiful tropical beach

The Spice Island is a fantastic location to see numerous beautiful island attractions and gorgeous place to spend your vacation. You can enjoy the pristine beaches with a lot of water activities, stroll through the narrow streets of the island and discover its busy markets. With several beach resorts and spectacular landscapes, Zanzibar is a great vacation destination. Nothing can disturb your fun in the sun on Spice Island.

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Meliá Hotels International Sale in Mexico, Jamaica & the Dominican Republic

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Your gateway to paradise with Meliá Hotels International, in Mexico, Jamaica & the Dominican Republic!

Meliá Hotels International Sale

Founded in 1956 in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, Meliá Hotels International is one of the largest hotel companies in the world and the largest hotel chain in Spain in both resort and city hotels. The company currently operates more than 370 hotels in 43 countries and 4 continents under its brands: Meliá, Gran Meliá, ME by Meliá, Paradisus, Innside by Meliá, TRYP by Wyndham, Sol Hotels and Club Meliá.

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Save 10% on Silversea when you book by December 30!

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On Silversea, you’ll discover Europe in a more personal and meaningful way. One with attentive butlers, customized experiences and small group tours that allow you to immerse yourself in the culture and customs of some of the world’s most breathtaking ports.

Maximize your cruise with Virtuoso Voyages amenities including a welcome reception, dedicated onboard host and exclusive shore excursions. Plus, book by December 30, 2016 and save 10%.

Save 10% on Silversea when you book by December 30!

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LUXURY, AS YOU WISH

  • Experience the Slow Food Movement firsthand during an excursion to a local farm outside of Bordeaux
  • Choose from a menu of nine different pillow types and either a firm or soft mattress
  • Breathe in the fresh forest air as you hike through Helsinki’s Nuuksio National Park
  • Drive along the Adriatic coast to Pridvorje’s Karaman Winery for a private tour and tasting of Croatian wines
  • Explore on your own with complimentary roundtrip transportation from the pier
  • Practice your swing at Ibiza’s Golf Club Roca Llisa, a scenic course with fast greens and wide fairways
  • Let your butler know your favorite drinks and he’ll be sure to stock your suite’s mini bar
  • Indulge in hot stone massages, hydrating facials and more in the spa
  • Discover the Old World ambiance of Lisbon from the coastal charm of Cascais to the fairytale castles of Sintra
  • Dine when and where you please with multiple restaurants serving Italian, Asian and everything in between

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Special Offer! 15% Exclusive Savings for Canadian Residents!

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Get 15% discount and enjoy 2 for 1 Cruise Fares,  Airfare plus OLife Choice including FREE Unlimited Internet plus choose one of the following:

  • FREE Shore Excursions
  • FREE House Beverage Package
  • Shipboard Credit on select voyage

Special Offer! 15% Exclusive Savings for Canadian Residents

A special Ocean cruises offer presents a great discoun on Carribean destinations.

Explore Carribean, Panama Canal & Mexico Cruises with YYZ Travel Group!

Destination Highlights
  • Tour Grenada’s renowned spice estates, and take in the scents of cinnamon and nutmeg
  • Swim with friendly dolphins in Roatan and discover their surprising intelligence
  • From Santo Tomas, explore the history of the ancient Mayan civilization at Guatemala’s renowned ruins of Tikal
  • Ascend 8,500 feet above sea level near Puntarenas to one of the few active volcanic craters in the Americas

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