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Travel You Can Have 7 Nights Aboard a Yacht in Croatia for Only $1,649 (and It’s Refundable)

21:10  20 april  2021
21:10  20 april  2021 Source:   msn.com

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While travel has decidedly been up to the traveler and destination of choice this past year, one of our favorite getaways has been notably on the “strong no” list: cruises. This close-quarter, highly social getaway was maybe a little too friendly for COVID-era vacations, but with all U.S. residents 16 and older eligible for a vaccine, we’re thinking it might soon be time to hit the seas again.

If luxury cruises were once your vacation of choice—perfect for relaxing, site-seeing, and being one with the sea—Travelzoo has the deal to get you back on the water, in style, of course.

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For $1,649, you can sail the Adriatic Sea on a sprawling yacht with a capacity of 38 people—because after a year in a pandemic I know I’m still not ready to step on a fully booked Carnival Cruise yet. This 30% discount aboard Zantium Travel’s New Star takes you from Dubrovnik to Split over seven days and comes with daily breakfast and lunch, one captain’s dinner, one welcome dinner, and unlimited Wi-Fi. The yacht comes with a pool, hot tub, and sundeck—for a little tanning while R&Ring—as well as a restaurant, outdoor lounge, and bar.

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And that’s just what’s on the ship. Your reservation will also get you experiences off the boat: exploring Split, Korcula, and Dubrovnik via walking tours; venturing inside the stunning Blue Cave; dinner in Stari Grad; and a mouth-watering tasting experience in Slano. This deal also comes with roundtrip airport transfers to get you to and from the ship as well as (breathe your sigh of relief) COVID travel insurance.

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We know we’re still in a pandemic and cruises might feel a little icky, but that’s why you have until September of 2022 to redeem this vacation deal. And if you can’t find dates that work for you, Travelzoo is offering a 100% refund.

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But if you’re looking for something a little more grounded (literally) and perhaps a little cheaper, there’s another deal that might interest you, and it takes us all the way to Bali.

Bali is one of those places you have to see to believe—it may be pretty in photos but is breathtaking in real life. This nearly half-off trip gives you the chance to do just that. For $699, you and one guest can enjoy the island’s lush rainforest at Ubud Nyuh Bali Resort & Spa or–if the ocean is more your scene–easy beach access at Nyuh Bali Villas Seminyak. Both stays allow you to unwind in your own villa and soak in some sun at your private pool. And, once you’re ready to explore the rest of the resort, you’ll find full-service restaurants and incredible indoor-outdoor spas (these resorts are both five-star for a reason).

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While we know you’re not struggling to decide on whether or not you buy the deal (hello, you buy it!), you might be trying to figure out which resort is the best fit for you. Luckily, Travelzoo breaks it down: “Seminyak puts you steps from live music and local vendors at Double Six Beach, while Ubud sits within arms’ reach of top cultural sites like Gunung Lebah Temple.” Decide what local attractions and activities speak more to you—are you into nightlife or site-seeing?–and book accordingly.

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And, similar to the before-mentioned cruise, this deal offers a full refund to travelers unable to find dates that work for them. Luckily though, you have until December of 2022 to find a time suitable for you and, after a year in lockdown, we highly recommend finding the time for me-time.

As a heads up, although Fodor’s fully endorses this deal, we receive a small commission on this transaction.

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