The U.S.-based luxury tour operator Excursionist, specializing in highly curated experiences, recently expanded beyond the United States and Canada and now offers Caribbean experiences featuring a series of captivating new itineraries.
The Caribbean portfolio spans 12 islands and enables guests to avoid tourist traps, allowing them to experience destinations in a new and enriching way while promoting safety and purpose.
From popular destinations like St. Lucia to lesser-known islands like Anguilla, the customized Caribbean adventures are developed and led by a supreme network of experts, insiders, local guides, drivers, naturalists and more. The team works hard to create unique itineraries, behind-the-scenes access to activities and the chance to discover hidden gems only locals know.
Due to its attention to detail and excellent service, Excursionist has set itself apart from its competitors over the years. Travelers using Excursionist can expect competitive rates at some of the top hotels and villas in the Caribbean, access to more than 110 VIP tours and experiences, 24/7 virtual concierge services for restaurant reservations, last-minute itinerary services and more.
Some of the new Caribbean itineraries to look out for are Saint Lucia Wellness and Relaxation, Flavors of the Windward Islands, Eastern Caribbean Island Hopping, Jewels of the Northern Caribbean and more.
With the new rules and regulations around traveling and returning to the United States after international travel, Excursionist will offer two complimentary COVID-19 tests to travelers departing before April 30, 2021.
For more information, visit Excursionist’s website.
Uniworld Boutique River Cruises offers the chance to get up to $5,000 off per person on a 2022 sailing if booked by Nov. 30 as part of a Black Friday deal. This offer is valid on bookings made through Nov. 30 on cruises in 2022. Additionally, this deal can be combined with any publicly available promotion and standard River Heritage Club membership savings or benefits.
Since its prestige for attracting the world elite grew in the 1960s, Greece remains the go-to destination for glittering holidays. Each step of the journey is enrobed in luxury, from culinary traditions with the highest standard of execution and name-brand, high-end shopping to first-rate wellness locales and elite accommodations, like 5-star hotels, private villas and yachts.
For this year’s holiday season, Cancún’s NIZUC Resort & Spa offers a special deal for stays Jan. 9–April 15, 2022. The booking window is available Nov. 25–30; to book, visit the website, email them at [email protected] or call 855 MY NIZUC.
Florida’s famous “Pink Palace” in St. Petersburg Beach, the Don CeSar, is offering guests a deal of three nights booked through Nov. 30 for 30 percent off stays through Sept. 30, 2022. The historic 1920s hotel underwent a total property renovation in 2021 and is ready to celebrate the holidays. To receive early access, sign up for The Don’s monthly email offers.
Without a doubt, the pandemic changed the role of airports in the travel industry. Hamad International Airport’s role evolved in many ways since the pandemic hit. Now, more than ever, airports are responsible for creating a secure passenger experience. As the gateway to Qatar and the world, the safety and wellbeing of staff and passengers has always been at the core of Hamad International Airport’s strategy.
If you’ve ever dreamt of experiencing the good life of Florence’s great families — but in a modern context — Antica Torre di Via Tournabuoni 1 more than fulfills the requirements. The former private villa in its newly reinvigorated state (completed during the pandemic) offers a full-on Florentine immersion, whether you are traveling on business, pleasure or some mix of both. The location (the physical and cultural center of Florence) and the mid-13th-century building’s conversation-starting pedigree (built by the Guelf-Ruggerini family and owned by the Gianfigliazzi family) are two of the most important selling points. However, it’s what the current management has done to make the property relevant to 21st-century travelers that makes it worth checking into.
Based on their respective locations and divergent personalities, it’s inevitable there will be New York vs. Los Angeles (or San Francisco) comparisons when discussing the South Korean cities of Seoul and Busan. While Seoul is known as the nation’s business and government hub, Busan is defined by its coastline, beaches, cliffs, mountains and a slower — but by no means sleepy — pace. The city’s public hot springs, historic temples, ornate parklands, regional South Korean flavors and spins on global trends (like craft beer) also distinguish it from its Western counterparts.
This holiday season, escape to the Caribbean with Celebrity Cruises and reconnect with family and friends in luxurious accommodations that make you feel right at home. Savor globally inspired cuisine designed by our Michelin-starred chef, paired with the most awarded wine collection at sea. Elevate “me time” with a soothing spa treatment sure to renew. With both long and short cruises to celebrate in December, and even three special Ultimate Holiday Cruises that sail over Christmas and into the New Year, the time to gift an experience and create unforgettable memories is now. Celebrity Cruises’ Always IncludedSM pricing — drinks, WiFi and tips — ensures a seamless, carefree vacation with the ones you love.
For 20 consecutive months, the world’s seas and waterways were nearly devoid of travelers, furloughed by viral winds, and the ships of major cruise lines remained anchored in a ghostly quarantine stretching around the globe. Only this summer has the maritime lockdown begun to loosen, ports reopen and regulations relax to the point where operators can set sail on a course toward normalcy. The restart has been rocky, however, and it would require a boatload of crystal balls to predict precisely when — and even if — cruise lines can resume full operations. Passengers are therefore advised to scrutinize a cruise line’s refund policies before taking the plunge.