Holland America Line is extending its Save Now, Cruise Later: Have it All promotion through Sept. 30. The deal allows guests to book now for when qualified cruises resume, all while optimizing on freebies and discounts now, including drinks, gratuities, specialty dining options, in-suite WiFi and half-price deposit prices.
“Our cruises might be paused, but our guests continue to dream of their next Holland America Line vacation, and by extending this offer we’re making sure there’s more time to take advantage of these perks and plan ahead,” said Gus Antorcha, president, Holland America Line. “We want our guests to feel confident making their bookings now to get the incentives of the promotion, and if they change their mind our Cancellation Protection Program allows cancellation for any reason, up until departure. There’s nothing to lose.”
Guests can also purchase the Cancellation Protection Program on new cruises, Alaska Land+Sea Journey bookings or existing bookings (if purchased before the date cancellation fees begin). The plan allows guests to cancel up to 24 hours before their cruise departure, with various levels of refund eligibility based on fare.
We took a taxi to the Halekulani from the airport. At the entrance, the Halekulani team was ready, willing and able to take our bags and swiftly set us up for registration, escorting us to our room, No. 1657. I had last stayed at the Halekulani years earlier, and I have a lot of fond memories. Halekulani is a mainstay on the edge of Waikiki, and I have always considered it a haven from all the bustle. You can walk almost anywhere and return for the serenity here.
Finding a beachfront Punta Cana all-inclusive resort for all ages can be daunting when you want to take home great memories with loved ones but also experience a sophisticated escape. Now, you can have both thanks to a new resort: Finest Punta Cana.
The Chatwal Lodge will debut in Bethel, New York, 90 miles north of New York City, April 1, 2021. The lodge, nestled on a 30-acre, environmentally protected piece of land, offers panoramic views and a quiet mountain sanctuary.
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy, small businesses create two-thirds of net new jobs and account for nearly 48 percent of the U.S. private sector workforce. And small- and medium-sized businesses outpace all other sectors as one of the fastest-growing in the United States. InterContinental® Hotels Group (IHG) goes above and beyond to create opportunities for this segment with its IHG® Business Edge program, voted Best Small- to Mid-Sized Business Program in Global Traveler’s 2019 GT Tested Reader Survey awards.
It’s safe to say 2020 has been a wild ride. As a result, Amangiri, in Canyon Point, Utah, developed a solution to usher in a more peaceful 2021: a Restorative Sleep Retreat, Dec. 16–19.
ON THE GROUND: I was invited to fly to Doha to see the unveiling of the new plans for the expansion of Hamad International Airport. Due to a family commitment, I had to leave a little later than others who were attending, and I therefore only had a few days in Qatar. The timing of this flight in the evening was perfect and allowed me to fulfill my family duties and then head to Philadelphia International Airport. I really am pleased and feel fortunate we have this direct service from Philadelphia to the Middle East; it makes travel so much easier, and the Qatar Airways service is super.
Though air travel slowed as airports temporarily closed and borders shuttered to stifle the spread of coronavirus, the airline industry — led by oneworld alliance member airlines — enacted enhanced protective measures to reduce risk and protect passengers.
The question when considering options for entertainment in New Orleans after the workday wraps up is less “What can I do?” and more “How can I fit it all in?” With the unofficial motto of “Laissez les bon temps rouler” (“Let the good times roll”), The Big Easy offers a wealth of opportunities to dine, imbibe, dance, listen, learn, gamble or just hang out in several different neighborhoods. Most first-time visitors to the Crescent City zero in on its oldest district, the French Quarter.