Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Weekly Roundup - Dec 19

Airfare out of Seattle on sale for January travel
Flights to more than 40 cities start at $165 roundtrip. Fares are expected to expire on Dec. 27.

Sample fares (roundtrip):
- Seattle-Orlando ... $184
- Seattle-Los Angeles ... $183
- And more than 30 other cities including: Ft. Lauderdale, Las Vegas,
Tampa and San Diego

$77 -- Virgin America flights to/from Seattle
Flights to Las Vegas, San Diego, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, and connecting to NY.

$99 -- Upscale Vancouver Hotel, Regularly $209
If you have visitors that you don't want to cram into your home, send them to the Hyatt for $99/night. The offer is available for stays through Feb. 29 and includes weekends, but to get it you must book by Jan. 8.

$979 -- Hawaii Weeklong Vacation incl. Tax, Save $400
For just $979 per person including ALL taxes, you can fly roundtrip to Honolulu from Vancouver and spend 7 nights at Waikiki's OHANA East Hotel. Departures are available Jan. 14, 15, 16, 21 and 23.
Depart from Seattle for potentially $100pp less.

$949 -- 12-night Mediterranean Cruise
Departs from Rome on the Carnival Splendor on Oct 5, 2008.

US$2669 -- South Africa Shongololo Train Safari
This package includes 16 nights accommodation in twin-bedded compartments and daily breakfast and dinner from its international class cuisine menu, as well as transfers and some off-rail activities as indicated in the final itinerary. Airfare is additional.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Cruise & Air under $1000, tax included

Air, 7 night cruise and transfers
Itinerary: Los Angeles, at sea, Cabo San Lucas,
Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta, at sea(x2), Los Angeles
Ship: Vision of the Seas
Vancouver Departs: February 10 or 17
Inside $569 / Outside $619 / Balcony $919
(plus $380 port and tax)
Canadian Residents Rate

Add 2 nights in Los Angeles at the Best Western Pavilion or Similar
Vancouver Departs: February 10 - March 9
Inside $699 / Outside $769
(plus $398 port and tax)

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Disneyland Package from BCAA

4 Night Packages from $715 adults, $175 kids.

Similar to the Kids Fly Free packages that I wrote about a few posts back. This package includes:

* Roundtrip flights with Alaska Airlines
* 4 nights accommodation at the Holiday Inn Anaheim
* Round trip airport transfers
* 5 days for the price of 3 days (5 for 3) Disneyland Hopper Pass

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Weekly Roundup - Dec 12

Another good week in the deals department. We'll start with some last-minute deals:

2 Nights at Fairmont Whistler - from $197
Stay during select dates through Dec. 20, 2007, and pay $180 CAD for the first night (approx. $179 USD), then the second night is $18 CAD.

$31 -- Las Vegas Hotel at 40% OFF has a bunch of Vegas hotel deals. Here's a sampling from Dec. 16-20 (per night):
Stratosphere ... $31
Circus Circus ... $32 with the 3rd night FREE
Hooters Hotel & Casino ... $39; stay 3 or more nights and it's only $26 per night
Tropicana ... $40 with FREE upgrade upon check-in

Still looking for somewhere to go for the holidays? Here's a list of blowouts on hotel and resort stays:

And Alaska Airlines still has west coast flights on sale for December 1-19, 25-26, 2007 and January 3-5, 2008.
For example, Oakland - Seattle... $79

And now for deals that have to be booked within days:

Royal Caribbean Cruise
Vacation Outlet has select sailings at pretty good prices - mostly Bahamas and Caribbean, but there's 1 Alaska sailing in there.
Some of these are on their big, new ships with all the excessive activity options: rock-climbing, bowling, ice skating, etc.

50% off Flights to Europe on Air Canada
London, Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich, Rome, Paris and Tel Aviv for travel into spring. Offer ends at midnight EST Thursday, December 13th.
Fares are valid for departures from January 8, 2008 to February 29, 2008 and from April 1, 2008 to April 30, 2008 (unless otherwise indicated below.)
Vancouver - London $157 each way
Vancouver - Paris $246 each way
Vancouver - Rome $210 each way

SAS Winter Sale to Europe - from $225 each way
Travel between Jan. 7-Mar. 13, 2008, book by December 21st.
Visit Scandinavian destinations such as Copenhagen, Stockholm, Oslo, Helsinki, Gothenburg, Bergen, Stavanger, Kristiansand and Turku on Scandinavian Airlines at prices as low as $249 each way from Seattle.
Travel to Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris, Milan, Vienna, Zurich, Gdansk, Warsaw, Riga, and Tallin during the same time period for $279 each way from Seattle.
Make sure to include a Saturday night stay to get the lowest fare. Fees, taxes, and airport charges are extra.

And the rest of the deals, for travel early in the new year:

$99 -- Victoria 4-Diamond Resort through February
4-Diamond Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort & Spa.
For only $99 per night through February for a Delta room. You can also upgrade to a Premier Partial Harbour View room for only $30 more. Other upgrades are also available for slightly higher.

One Week HAL Alaska Cruise - from $599 (Oceanview) including port charges!
Sail with Holland America Line on May 23, 2008 for 7 nights aboard the ship, Veendam starting at $549 for an interior stateroom. Oceanview staterooms start at $599. The ship will sail from Seward, Alaska to Vancouver, British Columbia making a stop in Sitka, Skagway, Juneau, and Ketchikan in Alaska.
Note: airfare from Vancouver to Anchorage will run about $350-$400.

$579 & up -- Palm Springs 5-Night Stay including Air & Taxes
Departs on Jan. 9, 16, and 23(per person, incl. tax):

Southern California CityPass
You’ll save $100 off the combined adult admission prices to Disneyland® Resort, Universal Studios Hollywood, SeaWorld® San Diego, and more.
CityPass gives you 6 days of fun and adventure at these parks. You get a full 14-day period to conveniently enjoy it all.

$499 -- Anaheim 5-Night Getaway including Air & Transfers
Take a 5-night holiday in Anaheim and stay just minutes from Disney! We couldn't put this package together for cheaper ourselves and it includes all this:
* Roundtrip airfare from Vancouver to Los Angeles on Air Canada
* 5 nights accommodations at the Cortona Inn & Suites
* Transfers between the airport and hotel
* Departure on Jan. 23 -- other dates also available
Note: Taxes are approx. $104 per person.

$1239 -- Mayan Riviera 5-Star Vacations, Save $200
Departs Jan. 12

$1095 -- Dominican 7-Night Vacations at $200 OFF
Punta Cana at the The Club at Grand Paradise Bavaro
Vancouver, Jan. 6, 13, 20 …. $1095 (Don’t pay for 6 months* or pay $75.04/month**)
Note: Taxes are approx. $298 per person.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Warm Place in the New Year

So you waited too long and now can't find a place to go during the Christmas break? Well here are some good prices for a break early in the new year.

VARADERO, CUBA - Air & 7 nights in a beachfront all-inclusive resort
Departs Jan 5 - 26 @ $999 (Brisas del Caribe; 3-star)
Departs Jan 5 - 26 @ $1099 (Sirenis La Salina; 4-star)
*Book by Dec 18!

HONOLULU - Air & 7 nights hotel
Departs January 1 @ $1279 (Wyland Hotel; 4-star)
Departs Jan 6 - Feb 29 @ $969 (Ohana Waikiki West; 3-star)
Departs Jan 6 - Feb 29 @ $1299 (Hilton Hawaiian; 5-star)
Departs January 18 - Mar 9 @ $899 (Aqua Coconut; 3-star)
*NOTE: High Season surcharges may apply

KONA - Air, 7 nights hotel & car rental
Departs Jan 12 - Feb 23 @ $1199 (Outrigger Keauhou; 3-star)
Departs Jan 12, 26, Feb 23 @ $1299 (ResortQuest Shores Waikoloa; 4-star)
*NOTE: High Season surcharges may apply

MAUI - Air, 7 nights hotel & car rental
Departs Jan 7 - Feb 29 @ $1399 (Maui Kaanapali Villas; 3-star)
Departs Jan 10 - Feb 24 @ $1399 (Maui Coast; 3-star)
*NOTE: High Season surcharges may apply

MAUI - Air, 7 nights in a 1 bedroom condo & car rental
Departs Jan 7 - Feb 29 @ $1399 (Outrigger Aina Nalu; 3-star)
Departs Jan 7 - Feb 29 @ $1449 (Kamaole Sands; 3-star)
Departs February 24, 29 @ $1299 (Maui Banyan; 3.5-star)
*NOTE: High Season surcharges may apply

Thursday, December 6, 2007

SoCal for Families

January 7 - June 21, 2008

Package includes airfare, transfers, 4 nights accommodation

Package includes airfare, 4 nights accommodation in Anaheim, Pacific Surfliner Train, 3 nights accommodation in San Diego, transfers

Package includes airfare, 5 nights accommodation, transfers, hotel bonus

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Weekly Roundup - Dec 5

A whole smattering of travel ideas this week...

US$79 -- Fly to Oakland, CA from Seattle with Alaska Airline's Winter Sale
Flights also offered to Las Vegas and other West Coast destinations.
Fares are valid for travel through Dec. 19, 25, 26; Jan. 3-5.
Taxes are approximately US$15 each leg.

$797 -- Cuba All-Inclusive New Years Package
Depart December 31 for 7 nights @ Club Amigo Varadero
Taxes are approx. $206 per person.

$358 -- Vancouver to Toronto, now thru Feb 13
WestJet's 2-day 50% off sale, book by midnight Dec 6 (MST)
This isn't a killer price, but it's the best you're likely to get. To save about $240 after tax, you can fly Seattle to Detroit on Tues or Wed, connecting in Chicago, for only $198 plus about $30 in taxes, for travel through March 7.

$499 -- 8-night The Best of South America Cruise
Feb 23, 2008. From Buenos Aires, Argentina, around the coast of South America and ending in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

$279 & up -- Royal Caribbean 4- & 5-night Caribbean sailings, $150 OFF.
January and February sailings

$249-279 -- Scandinavia & Europe flights (each way)
Sample fares (each way) from Seattle to:
* $249 ... Copenhagen, Stockholm, Bergen, Helsinki, Oslo, Stavanger
* $279 ... London, Amsterdam, Milan, Paris, Tallin, Warsaw, Zurich
Travel between Jan. 7 and March 17

$70 -- Las Vegas 4-Diamond Hotel w/$25 Credit
A total of 16 dates through Jan. 3 -- including a Friday night -- are $70 per night. If you stay 3 consecutive nights, your nightly rate could average $46.67.
Other dates through March 27 start at $80 -- including all the extras.
Book by Dec. 17.

From $327 RT -- New York to Vancouver on Cathay Pacific
Travel through Jan. 31, 2008 from the U.S. to Vancouver. Return flights are to be completed no later than 30 days from the outbound departure date.

US$899 -- Mediterranean 7-Night Cruise next Summer
Sail roundtrip from Civitavecchia (Rome) to Sicily, Athens, Kusadasi (Turkey) and Crete.
Depart July 20 or Aug. 10; pay just US$100 more to depart July 13.

$499 -- Pacific Coast Cruise N' Stay Package, 6 Nights
* Airfare from Vancouver to Los Angeles on April 21
* Transfers to Anaheim
* 3 nights accommodation at the Clarion Anaheim Resort
* Transfers to the cruise ship
* 3-night cruise back to Vancouver onboard the Norwegian Star
Taxes are approx. $220 per person.