Saturday, March 27, 2010

Beach & Sizzle season in BERMUDA

Please note the upcoming promotion during our “Beach & Sizzle” season:

Booking Window: April 1 – 30, 2010
Travel Window: May 1 – October 31, 2010
Book 4 nights receive a $400 credit
Book 5 nights receive a $500 credit
Book 6 nights receive a $600 credit
Other Notes: This offer can be combined with other offers however this is up to the individual hotels.

Participating hotels:
Cambridge Beaches, Coco Reef, Elbow Beach, Fairmont Hamilton Princess, Fairmont Southampton, Grape Bay Beach Hotel, Grotto Bay, Newstead Belmont Hills, 9 Beaches, Pompano, The Reefs, Rosedon, Royal Palms, St. George’s Club, Surf Side, Tucker’s Point, Willowbank

Legal: Rates are only valid for travel as of May 1 – October 31, 2010 and during the promotional period of April 1 - 30, 2010 and are subject to availability. Advertised Rates are based on single and double occupancy rooms. The credit will be applied to either the package price at time of purchase or upon check out on the customer’s hotel bill and this will depend on how the offer is booked, please ask your travel provider at time of booking.

This credit does not apply to incidental costs and there is no cash value for the unspent balance. Offer is available for new bookings only and valid only at participating hotels.

Four-night minimum stay is required to receive the $400 credit; a five-night minimum stay is required to receive the $500 credit and a six-night minimum stay is required to receive the $600 credit. Promotion rates may vary according to date of departure, number of persons, room type, meal plans and is based on availability. Rates are subject to Government Tax, Gratuities, and Resort Fees. The hotel reserves the right to close out this promotion at its discretion. Seasonal surcharges, blackout dates, and other restrictions may apply. Usual cancellation policies apply, based on individual hotel policies. This offer is combinable with any other offer or promotion however this is based on the individual hotel. This offer is not for groups or weddings. Void where prohibited by law. Offer must be requested at time of booking.

Give us a call TODAY for more information

Distinct Destinations Travel Agency


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Royal Caribbean_Oasis of The Seas

A cruise on "Oasis of the Seas" in a word, AWESOME!!!

I recently went on the first sailing of the Oasis of the Seas. It was a 5 night cruise out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Labadee, Haiti. This ship is the largest ship afloat. There are 2700 staterooms, and carries 6300 passengers. Despite its size, Royal Caribbean has made it seem smaller by dividing it into neighborhoods. My stateroom with balcony overlooked the Central Park neighborhood. In that neighborhood alone there are two restaurants, high end stores, and over 200 live trees and shrubs.

There are so many awesome thing on this ship that it would take me forever to describe. Imagine a pool deep enough for a water show with dives from 100 feet platforms and dancing waters like those seen at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. Imagine interactive screens near elevators that you touch for information to help you find your way around the ship. Imagine ten restaurants, not including the dining rooms. Imagine zipping across the ship on a zip line 14 decks up. Imagine rock climbing, ice skating, full court basketball, the largest gym and the most amazing spa I've ever seen at sea. Imagine all this and much more and you have the cruise of a lifetime.

I encourage all who can to try this fantastic experience. For this vacation, the ship will be your Distinct Destination. Please feel free to give me a call to day so I can arrange your next cruise.

I am booked to go again on its regular itinerary of the Eastern Caribbean in August.

Anne Trimble
Distinct Destinations Travel Agency, LLC
6902-04 Old York Road
Philadelphia, PA 19126
215-224-0100, FAX 224.0200

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Portugese Islands of the Azores

I recently returned from a trip to the Portugese islands of the Azores. There are 9 islands in total and I visited 4 of them. They are located in the Atlantic Ocean - a 4 1/2 hour flight from Boston, MA and 2 hours from mainland Portugal. Although they are islands, they are very much European. All the sidewalks and most of the streets are cobblestones. It is very common to see narrow streets with a veiw of the Atlantic. Each island has an abundance of cows. Until a few years ago, Terceira had more cows than There are various religious monuments around each island. And each island is represented by a different color b/c of some natural feature that is prevalent on the island.

Although not native to the Azores, the hydrangea is the official flower. From May through September, they are in full bloom and all over each island. It is also not common for them to serve vegetables with meals (other than a small salad of lettuce and tomatoes with oil & vinegar). Depeending upon the time if year you visit will determine whether you are served more meat or fish. Another things the islands are known for are the many volcano craters. Some have lakes and cities inside them. The last eruption was on the island of Faial in 1957.

The only airline that services the islands from the US is SATA International which has flights twice a week from Boston, MA. During high season, they offer an additional non-stop flight from Oakland, CA. From mainland Portugal, TAP Portugal is another way to gain access.

Alexis Armstrong, Travel Agent
Distinct Destinations Travel Agency
267-760-1103 267-760-1103 - cell
215-224-0100 215-224-0100 - office
215-224-7928 - fax
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