Sun Sand and Safety

t’s a typical day on a tropical beach somewhere in the Caribbean, or perhaps Mexico. The breezes are cool, the ocean is warm, and the hours are languorous. Butlers carry cocktails to waiting guests who are happy to accept them. Farther inland, children play at a kids’ club and teens chat over games. Diners travel around the world without ever leaving the resort, sampling hibachi, ceviche, and the delectable, edible works of art offered up as dessert. In the spa, tranquil, almost-hypnotic music casts a spell of quieting relaxation — a rare moment of genuine peace.

No, it’s not a flashback to the days before COVID-19 (seven months or more like 100 years ago). It’s a portrait of the present, at an all-inclusive resort.

On the beach, the loungers are spaced widely apart. The staff all wear masks and carry hand sanitizer. At the kids and teens clubs, temperatures are checked, and new protocols are explained (most memorably at Iberostar Hotels & Resorts’ Star Camp, where a “medic superhero” unriddles social distancing). In restaurants, menus are posted to digital boards and accessible by phone, buffets have been reimagined, and new individual takeaway portions have been introduced. Meanwhile, at the spa, beds are disinfected before and after each use, and amenities are sanitized and sealed.

With over 70 years of evolution behind the all-inclusive, it’s unsurprising that when we found ourselves facing a history-making pandemic, these hotels were some of the quickest to act, pivoting without pause to become pacesetters in health and hygiene.

Adapting rapidly, premier all-inclusive brands from across the globe partnered with world-class organizations to establish broad-gauge guidelines for safety, sanitation, and quality … and give us all hope that vacationing can be safe once again.

Spick-and-Span from Top to Bottom

When you go to an all-inclusive, you expect the beach to be pristine. Now, new cleaning practices are making every inch of hotel grounds as unblemished as the sands they sit on. Constant disinfecting of common areas? Check. Air purification and water systems testing? Check. Strict requirements for suppliers dropping off products? Check. If it’s in any way part of your experience or a staff function, it’s been scrutinized and sanitized.

New Standards, Same Mission

For all these changes, however, the heart of an all-inclusive stay remains the same. The luxury is still there — but more innovative. The recreation is still there — but safer. The selection is still there — but with a focus on hygiene. Because, even though new sanitation requirements are rigorous, they’re also unobtrusive. Whether staying at a RIU hotel or a Blue Diamond resort, a Bahia Principe property or a Palladium one, you’ll continue to get that vacation feeling you’ve always known. Plus, with reduced occupancy, getaways feel more private and services more personalized, actually enhancing your experience.

Far-Reaching Value

One of the greatest things about all-inclusives has always been their value. When you stay at one, everything — room, food, drinks, entertainment — is rolled up into one price, meaning you never have to worry about a budget. Before the pandemic, hotels were busily adding even more to that list: spa treatments, excursions, cultural experiences. Now, more than ever, you can unwind and let go. And that’s the true value of these resorts. Because, when you don’t need to leave the property, you can relax like normal — no worrying about unknown protocols or uncontrolled crowds.

A Trip You Can Trust

From Cristal International Standards® to Ecolab, brands like AMResorts, Karisma Hotels & Resorts, and the all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotels have teamed up with some of the biggest names in safety certification. To make it easy for you and your travel advisor to keep track of the latest verifications, Apple Vacations and Travel Impressions have introduced TripTrust™, a new program which gives an easily identifiable badge to hotels — all 2,000 of them — that have reported exacting sanitation standards. With just one glance, you can rest assured your resort is taking every precaution.

This era of new health awareness isn’t ending any time soon. But, thankfully, with all-inclusive hotels helping lead the way, neither is travel. 

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Time to Travel?

During these times of uncertainty, it’s important to have someone by your side every step of the way. It’s inevitable the travel industry will rebound and we’ll pack our bags once again, but when it does, there will be a “new normal” we all have to abide by.

As the world slowly reopens after months of quarantine, it’s only natural most of us are anxiously awaiting the moment we can get back out there. But, with a myriad of conflicting information that changes daily, we know it can be overwhelming.

Relieve the anxiety of planning your next vacation and focus on dreaming of and discovering where you will go instead. Our trusted travel advisors will provide unbiased recommendations, guide you through your customized travel itinerary, and help you navigate your journey from start to finish.

Our Promise:
– To be your inspiration, insider knowledge, advice, answers, and right hand.
– A reliable relationship so you’re never traveling alone.
– Stress-free travel so you can enjoy your vacation.
– Personalized service and experiences unique to you.
– Exclusive deals, custom touches, and warm welcomes.

We’re here for you — before, during and after your travels. Using our expertise, we’ll be your connection to the world. Contact us at 530 244 1400to start planning your next trip.

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What to Expect from a Family-Friendly All-Inclusive Resort

Think of your kids smiling day after day, basking in the sun, and enjoying fun activities only tropical destinations can offer – this is what a dream-come-true family vacation looks like.

Across the Caribbean and Mexico, all-inclusive resorts have mastered their offerings when it comes to family travel. Here’s why you should be planning your ultimate family vacation at an all-inclusive resort.

Something for Everyone

Family-friendly all-inclusive resorts go out of their way to cater to each member of the family, from babies to teens, parents and grandparents. From pools to spas, golf, beaches, and many water activities, there is something for everyone at an all-inclusive resort.

Family fun activities offered at many all-inclusive resorts include snorkeling, scuba diving, and endless days of laying by private pools and on sugar-sand beaches. There are also plenty of opportunities to get kids and parents playing together with activities like mommy-and-me spa days, mini-golf, beach volleyball, or bocce. Many resorts also offer options to try something new like cooking classes, dance lessons, archery, or laser tag.

When it comes to dining, family resorts offer the best of both worlds – many have a selection of restaurants and buffets with food made just for kids (think plain pasta and meatballs), while still giving parents more tasty selections. Most often you’ll find resort cafes with lattes and cookies for a mid-day kick.

With so many options for all ages, all-inclusive resorts are perfect for multi-generational vacations; it’s a great time to invite grandparents to join in the fun.

Wild Water Park Play

There are no shortages of water parks at all-inclusive resorts. For bigger kids, look for resorts with large water parks, daring slides, or even surf riding simulation pools. For example, Atlantis Paradise Island in The Bahamas has one of the largest water-themed attractions in the world featuring water slides, 11 swimming pools, a lazy river, and a kids’ water-play fort. If you’re traveling with little ones, most resorts have family pools – some even have toddler pools, too.

There are also ample opportunities to get off the resort and spend a day at an exciting water park. In St. Lucia, head to Splash Waterpark, the island’s largest water park with two waterslides and a lazy river. In the Dominican Republic, try Splash Water World with children’s pools and attractions just for them.

Kids’ Clubs

When you head to Mexico or the Caribbean, resorts catering to families offer one thing every family will love: kids’ clubs. These clubs, which cater to little ones all the way to teens, have schedules of activities to keep kids of all ages happy and having fun. They are also great for encouraging social interaction and can lead to new friendships on vacation and beyond.

For smaller kids, activities can include board games, arts and crafts, or scavenger hunts. Bigger kids will love trampoline experiences, video game rooms, and organized sports. Some even have nightly movies or campouts on the beach. While kids are having fun, parents get to take a well-deserved, guilt-free break.

Take a Family Break

There have been recent studies showing how giving children experiences, versus giving gifts, can help children feel more socially connected and closer to their parents, building a formidable foundation. At home, parents and kids can get into routines with parents spending a lot of time planning and organizing busy schedules. At all-inclusive resorts, there is no need to worry since there are many activities and shows to keep kids engaged and having fun all day – and into the night. Many resorts even have nannies available, so break the routine at home and let the resort do all the work to meet you and your family’s needs. Give your family a well-deserved break with a dream vacation for both the young and the young at heart.

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It almost seems unfair that one destination conformed by two towns (Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo) boasts so many incredible attractions: stunning blue flag beaches, perfect weather, remarkable biodiversity, delicious gastronomy, sophisticated accommodations, world-class night clubs, and spectacular tours along the marvelous peninsula.

Los Cabos just announced a Five-Phase approach to reopening beginning June 1st. The way we travel might have changed, but Los Cabos’ unique experiences remain the same. The goal of the phased reopening is to systematically allow companies to resume activities while protecting the health and safety of the community and travelers, and limiting the resurgence of new COVID-19 cases.

The tourism board also confirmed that 62 percent of the hotel inventory will resume operations while international airlines like Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Southwest, and Delta have already announced their return to the destination. If you haven’t been here before, or even if you have and are dreaming about returning, here are some of the many reasons you’ll fall in love with this stretch of paradise. Los Cabos awaits your return.

Blue Flag Beaches

There are 19 beaches worthy of this distinction – no wonder Los Cabos ranks as the top destination in Mexico for visitors! When you see a Blue Flag flying, you know a beach or marina is clean and accessible, has great water quality, meets high safety standards, and is working hard to protect local shorelines and ecosystems. Along the rocky cliffs lie a great deal of bays, luxurious resorts, and soft sandy beaches. The water tonalities cover all shades of blue, from navy to turquoise, and green. When you drive along the corridor from San Jose del Cabo to Cabo San Lucas, the color palette is something else!

The Arch of Cabo San Lucas

The distinctive landmark of Cabo San Lucas is the rugged taffy-colored rock formation that erupts from the sea at the tip of the Baja Peninsula, where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez. Also known as Land’s End, The Arch is a popular tourist attraction and the central focus of countless vacation photos. A visit to Land’s End is undoubtedly one of the most popular things to do in Cabo San Lucas. Getting there is easy, and you can view the iconic golden arch from your boat. Some might call it the “land´s end,” but for us, it’s just the beginning of your next unforgettable adventure.

Whale Watching Tours

Whale season in Los Cabos occurs from December to April. Getting close to their habitat is an unparalleled experience you’ll talk about for years to come. Imagine being on the front row admiring their colossal size and extraordinary longevity. Environmental protection, non-invasive tour protocols, as well as support of both local and worldwide conservation are of great concern for every tour operator in the Cabo San Lucas bay. Please follow the instructions of your guide and enjoy this unrivaled spectacle. 

Scuba Diving and Snorkeling

Speaking of amazing sea life, the Sea of Cortez in Los Cabos has a huge variety of sea flora including one of the most beautiful coral reefs in the world. Don´t forget to partake in scuba diving and snorkeling lessons, but make sure to keep conservational rules in mind so we can preserve the reservoir for generations to come. Operators are eager to help you find the best possible tour, so go ahead and plan your trip now.

San Jose del Cabo

San Jose del Cabo´s downtown main plaza and its distinctive architecture has become an Art District where you can find art crafts from all over the world, but mainly Mexican art and local creations. It´s also a hot spot for shopping and dining. This adorable town has an interesting variety of bohemian and artistic restaurants, cafes and galleries. From November to June, it hosts the Art Walk, an event that takes you on a stunning stroll around the picturesque streets and charming stores of San Jose del Cabo. Its world-class marina, stunning gold-sand beaches, famous surf spots, and wildlife make this town a must see on your next vacation.

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Build Your Wanderlust List

Imagine yourself amid the sultry mirrored skylines and colorful mercados that are Panama City, exploring the traditional Creole-influenced villages of Guadeloupe or even contrasting the passionate always-awake energy of Buenos Aires with the towering glaciers and spectacular silence of sheer white Antarctic landscapes.

While our next adventure at sea will have to wait, our thirst for travel and exploration continues. The planning, the journey, and the way each destination changes us upon arrival is what drives us. For now, we can dream up our next adventure, but soon we will make it a reality. Be inspired to take your next Oceania voyage with these 2021-2022 cruises that reach the most tempting corners of the world.

The new 2021-2022 Oceania Tropics & Exotics Collection is full of surprises, adventure-filled destinations and travel stories waiting to happen in some of the most tempting corners of the world. Explore these top tropical Oceania voyages and spark wanderlust while at home today.

The Unusual Caribbean

Calling on a desirable set of boutique and off-the-beaten-path islands such as Bonaire, Guadeloupe, Dominica, St. Vincent and Trinidad, Riviera and Sirena spend the winter season sailing our uncommon Caribbean. These attractive voyages create ideal escapes in the sun: exclusive and cultural destinations blessed with paradise beaches and yet not filled with crowds. There are also several unique cruises that begin and end in Barbados – a cultured island that really does have it all – as well as happy and languid Aruba for those seeking to extend their chic island getaway a little longer. Two Panama Canal voyages featuring an overnight in the standout new port of Panama City, a gleaming multicultural capital of Central America, crown this Caribbean season.

Pure South America

Why not let wintertime mean reveling in the beauty of Brazilian seaside retreats or exploring some of the most exotic regions of South America? The Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro itinerary is an oft-overlooked cruise – but offers a multi-faceted adventure full of memorable encounters: carefree days in sun-kissed spots like the emerald-green bay surrounding the beaches of Porto Belo, cultural treasures such as the beautifully preserved colonial center of Parati and the exploding culinary scene of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Other top cruises for 2021-2022 include their Amazon voyages, which combine rainforest explorations with enticing Caribbean destinations, as well as their thrilling expeditions around the southern tip of South America – one of which ventures even farther southward to cruise past several stunning Antarctic islands.

‘A small group of African Elephants in different ages is moving in the plains of Serengeti.Location: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. Shot in wildlife.’

New Itineraries and Uncommon Destinations

With 105 itineraries, 75 of them brand new, and 10 exciting new ports to explore, these collection of voyages explore the many personalities of Africa with one-of-a-kind touring options such as unforgettable safaris. It ventures to the southernmost reaches of South America and explores the best of Patagonia with the rare opportunity to witness the pure Antarctic beauty of remote locations such as Deception Island and Paradise Bay. Closer to home, travelers will find diverse tropical escapes that offer the bliss of Oceania Cruises’ uncommon Caribbean, featuring boutique ports such as Roseau, Dominica; Kralendijk, Bonaire; Kingstown, St. Vincent and the new port of Îles des Saintes, Guadeloupe.

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Feel The Rhythms of Jamaica at Home

Even if you can’t travel now, thinking about your next trip can be fun and exciting as you learn about the food, the culture and the people. We’ve gathered everything you need to start dreaming.

Jamaica is a land of unique culture, engaging activities, breathtaking landscapes, and a warm, welcoming people. As we wait to start traveling again, here are some of the can’t-miss activities to experience in this country. Take a virtual tour of the best Jamaica has to offer from the comfort of your home. Explore a wealth of natural wonders, learn about the history of bobsled, discover the underwater life and make your taste buds travel with some recipes.

Mystic Mountain

As the ageless 1993 comedy Cool Runnings reminded us, Jamaica has a bobsled team. Made famous during the 1988 Winter Games in Calgary, the ride can be replicated (sort of) from the peak of Mystic Mountain. Swoop to the top on a chairlift that skims over the thick rainforest canopy and take in the views from the peak, which sweep all the way back to Montego Bay. Take a few minutes to tour through a small museum up there with items from the actual bobsled team and other Jamaican sports heroes, like Usain Bolt and Donovan Bailey. Then climb into your sled, painted in the colours of that original bobsled team, and descend a gravity-driven track, banking on the corners then opening it up for maximum speed, 1,000 metres to the bottom.

Sea, Sun and Sand

With more vast stretches of coral reefs, even a short boat ride from shore will take you into a world where the subaquatic rainbow swirl of fish contrasts with the emerald and azure of the reefs and water. And the ride there is half the fun – in some cases, especially near Montego Bay, you’ll motor past old, colorful fishing villages, still busy with men and women bringing in deep-water catches of snapper and parrotfish, and a visit to Doctor’s Cave Beach will take you to a place so good, it was once recommended as a medical treatment. Sea, sun and sand – just what the doctor ordered.

Half Moon Bay

Set on a verdant stretch of coastline in St. James Parish, the white porticos and columns and cottages of Half Moon Bay have long been a Jamaican landmark. Opened by 17 different investors back in 1954, it retains a vintage feel, one honored by a series of black-and-white photos in the main building of the resort, a Who’s Who of that golden age. Since then, pop and rock royalty have rented out Rose Hall villas (everyone from David Bowie and Eric Clapton and Sting), and 18 holes of golf designed by Robert Trent Jones have been built. Both the spa and the flagship restaurant, set beside an old sugar mill, use local ingredients, including many grown on-site.

Dunn’s River Falls

A climb made by thousands every year, the 180-foot traverse to the top of these falls usually takes about an hour. It’s a strange and wonderful feeling, stepping from the hot, humid air into the crisp, fast-moving water, which tumbles into the Caribbean from a spring-fed source high above. From there, you take your time, the climb cooled by the water, stepping from one natural step to the next, the tufa-stone terraces providing grip so you don’t slip. Eventually, you’ll emerge at the top – triumphant, and still refreshed.

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10 Reasons Why Ocean Cruisers Will Love River Cruising

10 Reasons Why Ocean Cruisers Will Love River Cruising

Ocean cruises have been a popular way to vacation for decades, and for good reason. They’re affordable, convenient and offer travelers peace of mind knowing that everything they need for a fantastic getaway is all in one place. What could be better than that? Well, consider a river cruise.

You might think that the words “inland” and “cruise” are incompatible. Well, let me show you on AmaWaterways just how superbly well they go together. AmaWaterways river cruises combine all the comfort and convenience of an ocean cruise with the excitement of European excursions at each port of call.

To all cruise-lovers, perhaps it’s time to shake up the ocean liner experience for an entirely new way to explore the world’s waterways. Let us book you on an AmaWaterways river cruise that will take you inland for a unique and relaxing tour of Europe.

Here are the top 10 reasons we know why you’ll love river cruising, specifically on AmaWaterways!

1.                  Expand Your Options

While ocean cruises take you to countries, river cruises take you through them. There simply is no way to reach river cruise destinations on mega cruise ships.

2.                  Intimate Experience

River cruising offers a more intimate setting. Most ships range from 144 to 196 passengers. This means that you’ll never have to wait in line, which means you’ll have more time to enjoy all the amenities and have a more personal experience with other passengers and crew. From ordering a beverage to getting on and off the ship, you’ll enjoy the absence of long lines.

3.                  Dive into the Local Culture

Get away from the touristy ports and explore hidden gems. Large ocean liner ports can receive up to 20,000 visitors on the same day but with a river cruise, you’ll arrive into port with only a few hundred visitors. Not only will you avoid long lines at your destination, but you’ll also enjoy leisurely excursions at each incredible port of call.  You’ll be able to take in the local culture and history of every unique town that you visit.

4.                  No Need to Rush Back

With many departures from the destinations being later in the afternoon or evening, you’ll have the chance to enjoy the nightlife in select ports of call. Whether you choose an evening walk through cobblestone streets, a local show or performance, or one last glass of wine after dinner while listening to a local musician, immersing yourself in the evening culture together with the locals is a unique experience.

5.                  Castle Views

That’s right, castle views. From Amsterdam to Basel along the Rhine River, and in Budapest, Bratislava, Dürnstein and Passau on the Danube, you’ll see colorful architecture and castles that will blow you away. But don’t stop at just viewing the castles, why not hike or drive to them and then explore their fabulousness with a knowledgeable guide? You’ll literally be walking in the footsteps of world history.

6.                  5-Star Reviews

5-star reviews are only earned through 5-star service. When you’re relaxing with a glass of wine on the Sun Deck, enjoying a night under the stars, or having an unexpected encounter with kind locals that your tour guide has arranged for you, you’ll know where our their 5-star reviews come from. See what people are saying about AmaWaterways flawless service.

7.                  Entertainment for the Whole Family

With a variety of activities and plenty of stops along the way, we’re sure everyone in the family will have an unforgettable experience. River cruising is perfect for multi-generational families. From grandparents to teenaged grandchildren, the entire family will bond over a range of topics and activities from food to history to countryside excursions. There really is something to do for everyone onboard at each destination. Some members of your group may choose to take advantage of spa services, or the sundeck pool, or cultural activities, while others may prefer to seek out a quiet space with a book. Mealtimes are the perfect opportunity for everyone to come together again as a family. It really is the perfect multi-generational vacation for your family or group of friends.

8.                  Taste the Difference

Whether you’re into wine tasting or local street food, a river cruise provides an exceptional culinary experience both on the ship and at every destination. The onboard culinary team focuses on utilizing fresh local ingredients. Dishes are paired with local wines. There’s absolutely no mass-produced and basic buffet food when you cruise with AmaWaterways!

9.                  Variety of Experience

Let’s not forget just how special every European country is! The towns and cities may be close in proximity along the river, but don’t be surprised by the unique feeling and experiences that each destination gives you. Choose from visiting local breweries, hiking to castles, biking through trendy neighborhoods or visiting museums that highlight the local culture.

10.  WorldClass Accommodations

One of the reasons we love river cruises so much (and we know you’ll agree) is the feeling of walking into a luxurious suite or twin-balcony stateroom that will be your home away from home for the next 7, 8, 10 days or more. Each of AmaWaterways staterooms is tastefully decorated and is river facing. Whether you choose to have a window view, a private balcony, or even a twin balcony (with both a French and outside balcony), you’ll always have a room with a view.

So, there you have it. 10 great reasons why you’ll love your first river cruise on AmaWaterways.

We’d love to match your travel style with the right itinerary and ship. Reach out to us today and be sure to mention if you’re planning a romantic getaway, bachelorette trip or a friends’ reunion and we’ll let you know the add-ons available that will make your experience truly special.

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Why Use Avanti Travel



Why use Avanti Travel?

In today’s world of instant online access to unlimited information on travel options, you might be wondering why it makes sense to plan your vacation with one of our travel professionals.

We take the time to get to know you, understanding your approach to travel, what you like to see and do and in what style. Then we match these factors with your budget, schedule and our insider connections with the best travel providers. Our travel professionals are here for you to talk to, answer your questions, and design a vacation perfect just for you. No web site or cell phone “app” can do it our way.

For Expert Insights It’s our job and our passion to know the world’s greatest destinations inside and out. Our expertise and resources give you an insider’s view when planning your next vacation.

To Save You Time Our extensive knowledge of cruise lines, resorts, airlines and tour operators allows us to cut through the clutter and zero in on the vacation you really want.

To Save You Money We have access to discounted, limited-time offers and exclusive benefits you cannot obtain on your own.

To Personalize Your Vacation Through our global network of trusted travel partners, we can custom-tailor your vacation to perfectly match your individual needs and desires.

To Be There When You Need Us Sometimes the perfectly planned dream vacation hits snags, like a missed plane connection, a front desk clerk who can’t find your hotel reservation or a medical emergency. When you book with us, all you have to do is make one simple phone call and we will handle the rest.

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Princess@Sea Information for anyone sailing on Princess in 2015



Welcome to Princess@Sea – Princess Cruise Lines  complimentary onboard web service offering quick and convenient access to valuable information directly on your mobile device. Plan your day’s events and activities, review the ship’s itinerary and port guides, browse restaurant menus, even access your stateroom account! Plus, on select ships Princess@Sea Messenger allows you to send text messages to other guests onboard!

Getting started with Princess@Sea is easy. Simply connect to the ship’s WIFI once onboard, open the browser on your computer, tablet, mobile phone or other device, and Princess@Sea will be the default page that appears. It even operates in “Airplane Mode”. No cellular or data charges required!

Princess@Sea is currently available on Caribbean, Coral, Crown, Diamond, Emerald, Golden, Regal, Royal, Ruby, Sapphire & Star Princess. The remaining ships in the fleet are scheduled to launch Princess@Sea by the end of 2015.

Events & Activities

Princess@Sea is the easiest way to discover all the exciting events and activities onboard. Whether you’re seeking live entertainment, a Movie Under the Stars or even a late night dance party, Princess@Sea can help you find the perfect activity to suit your mood.

Princess@Sea Messenger

Get ready to instantly connect! FREE, Princess@Sea Messenger lets you stay in touch and communicate with other guests onboard directly from your mobile device. Whether it’s planning drinks after dinner, or just letting your friends know where you are, Princess@Sea Messenger keeps you in the loop. This feature is currently available on Diamond Princess, Regal Princess, Royal Princess and Star Princess and will be rolled out to the rest of the fleet in the coming months.

Stateroom Account Details

Keep track of your onboard purchases by logging in to your stateroom account on Princess@Sea. To view your stateroom account, you will need to create a user name and password to protect and verify your identity. Once your account is created, simply login

Itinerary & Port Information

Princess@sea places the ship’s itinerary at your fingertips, allowing you to see where you have been, where you are and exactly where you’re going to with just a tap of your device. Plus, learn about what each port has to offer, including outdoor adventures, sightseeing and even shoreside shopping.

Ship Venue Details

Wondering what time the boutiques close? Not sure how to get to The Sanctuary? Or maybe you just want to compare menus without having to visit more than one restaurant. Whether you’re seeking location, hours or menus, Princess@Sea allows you to effortlessly find up-to-date information about our onboard venues.

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Punta Cana

Punta Cana

One island, two countries. The Dominican Republic and Haiti share the island of Hispaniola, the second largest island in the Caribbean. Unlike it’s sister nation, however, the Dominican Republic has in recent years become one of the Caribbean’s most sought after playgrounds. With hundreds of miles of beaches and reefs, there is no shortage of sand and sun for visitors to the Dominican Republic. Travelers there inevitably compare the sand texture to sugar, but the crystal blue waters are an equally attractive asset. The Dominican Republic’s pristine beaches are slowly becoming the destination of choice for leisure travelers from the United States and Canada looking for real value and extraordinary all-inclusive vacations.

Punta Cana has quickly emerged as the most popular beach destination. Here, many of the island’s top beachfront resorts, amazing oceanfront scenery, and plenty of places for entertainment and activities have sprung into being. Numerous bars, restaurants, nightclubs, and shops dot a landscape where only a few years ago only small villages and hotels catering to a mostly European crowd existed.

The Dominican Republic’s beaches remain unspoiled Caribbean jewels. Almost 800 miles of coastline, and some of the most dazzling sand anywhere ensure vacationers will never have far to go to find great surf and a stretch of soft, white sand to enjoy.

Because the region is, in many respects, still in a very young stage of its development as a destination, vacationers the crowds are all on other islands in the region, giving DR beach goers space to enjoy themselves on the island’s seashores.

This naturally calm, clear and warm water makes the DR an ideal location for water sports and swimming. The beaches are amazingly flat and very wide, easily walked or traveled on horseback, a favorite activity of many visitors. The giant expanse of white sand creates a relaxed feeling of spaciousness, never crowded. These gorgeous beaches are safe to swim year-round, and activities abound with pastimes like scuba diving (Punta Cana has 22 diving sites), snorkeling, windsurfing, kayaking, water biking, sailing, beach volleyball or soccer.

On the easternmost tip of the island, Punta Cana is famous for its spectacular beaches and completely transparent waters, With over twenty miles of white sand and palm trees. Few other destinations in the Caribbean rival the area for its pristine, clean water and open air. Punta Cana’s climate is dry and it rarely rains during the day, the arid flora like palm trees nevertheless flourishing all along the coast.

The influence of the early European crowds remains with a variety of hotel chains catering to a multinational crowd. North Americans have discovered Punta Cana, however, and now luxury all-inclusives with richly featured beach and pool facilities are found along the shore, edging right up to the water. There is a crisp, new feeling to the hotels and resorts here, and endless buffets. Punta Cana is a retreat for pure relaxation and enjoyment.

Punta Cana currently has 12 professional golf courses from designers such as Jack Nicklaus, P.B. Dye, Tom Fazio and Nick Faldo all within a short drive from each other. Several more are in the planning stages and it’s clear that the Dominican Republic is on a headlong rush to become the primary gold destination of the Caribbean.

Best of all, Punta Cana remains a real value. Prices here can range hundreds of dollars less than better known, Caribbean destinations. So if it’s value you seek, sugary white sand and swaying lines of coconut palms, Punta Cana should be on your short list of destinations to get to know.

Contact Avanti Travel Inc and start planning your vacation.

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