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April 3, 2015
V i s i t u s a t :
Carol Sottili and Andrea Sachs
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Land: Save 35 percent on three all-inclusive
Sonesta Resorts St. Maarten properties on the
Dutch side of the Caribbean island. The Spring
Fun in the Sun special applies to the Sonesta
Maho Beach Resort & Casino; the adults-only
Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa;
and the adults-only all-suites Sonesta Ocean
Point Resort. For example, at the Sonesta Ocean
Point Resort, a night in early April starts at $414,
down from $636.
Total for three nights for two people: $1,501,
including taxes. Price includes daily meals and
snacks; unlimited alcoholic and nonalcoholic
drinks;WiFi; fitness center; activities (snorkel-
ing, tennis, outdoor movies, etc.); day pass to
Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort and access to
Sonesta Maho Beach Resort; and $10 slot play
card for the Casino Royale. Three-night mini-
mum required. Book by April 30; travel by June
30. Use promo code SPRING. Info: 800-223-
Miami Beach turns 100 this year and is offer-
ing a slew of deals to celebrate its centennial.
The specials, many of which run through Dec.
31, apply to lodging, food and bike tours, meals
and more. For example, at the Hotel Urbano at
Brickell, guests receive two free cocktails per
Bike and Roll has buy-one-get-one-free tick-
ets for its Miami Beach Bike Tour (normally $40
each) and free all-day bike rental (from $20 a
day) with the purchase of any tour. Also, the
Bentley Hotel South Beach (from $309) and
Sanctuary South Beach (from $186) have $100
weekday rates June 1-Oct. 31. Info for all deals:
JourneYou is offering 10 percent off its South
America tours. For example, the Peru History
and Fine Food tour now starts at $1,800 per per-
son double (a savings of $200) and includes
seven nights’ lodging in Lima, Cusco and
Machu Picchu; a round-trip flight from Lima to
Cusco; 14 meals; land transport; guided tours
and entrance fees; airport transfer; and taxes.
Book by April 10. Info: 855-888-2234,
Sea Royal Caribbean is offering half-off rates for
the second person sharing a cabin on select
cruises. The BOGO50 promotion applies to
cruises of at least five nights departing May 15
or later. (Sailings on Quantum of the Seas,
Anthem of the Seas, Ovation of the Seas and
Harmony of the Seas are excluded.) The half-
price offer also applies to the third and fourth
passengers sharing a cabin on select 2016 and
2017 sailings. Additionally, receive 50 percent
off the second passenger’s premium beverage
package with the full-price purchase of one
package. Prices varies. For example, a seven-
nightWesternMediterranean cruise departing
Barcelona onMay 24 is now $3,202 per couple,
including tax — a savings of $1,000, plus $200
for the beverage deal. Book by April 30. Request
BOGO50 and BOGOBEV when booking.
Info: 866-562-7625,
Air Porter Airlines has sale fares from
Washington Dulles to destinations across east-
ern Canada for travel through Aug. 24. For
example, round-trip flights to Montreal start at
$296, including taxes; fare on other airlines
starts at $360. Twenty-one-day advance pur-
chase required. Lowest fare is sold out on some
dates. Book by March 31 at
Package Grand Circle Cruise Line is offering free
international air on select May departures of
The Rivieras: France, Italy & the Isles voyage.
The 15-day cruise starts at $5,195 per person
double for the May 27 departure and from
$5,395 for May 7 and 13.
Price includes round-trip air from
Washington Dulles or BWI Marshall to Cannes,
France, with return from Florence (a savings of
up to $1,600); three nights at the Montaigne
Hotel & Spa (or similar) in Cannes; seven nights
aboard a private small ship; four nights at the
Hotel Albani Firenze (or similar) in Florence; 31
meals with free beer, wine and soft drinks; 10
tours; most gratuities; and taxes. Book by April
17. Use promo code NICE 500. Info: 800-221-
Insight Vacations has discounts on packages
to Europe. For example, the Glorious
Switzerland tour now starts at about $4,213 per
person double, a savings of $302. Price includes
air fare fromWashington Dulles to Geneva, with
return from Zurich; seven nights’ lodging in
Geneva, Lugano, Zermatt, Lucerne and St.
Moritz; land transportation; several tours; daily
breakfast; four dinners; airport transfers; and
Lowest prices apply to select September and
October departures; air discount applies to
flights on Delta, KLM and Air France. Book by
April 6. Info: 888-680-1241,
– TheWashington Post
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