9 Terrific January Family Travel Deals

January Travel Deals

 

Happy New Year! I hope you had some time over the last few weeks to enjoy some memorable moments with family and friends during the Christmas season. Now that the rush of the season is coming to an end, we look forward to the opportunities the new year will bring in 2016!!

Who doesn’t love Hawaii?? Who has never been to Hawaii?? Hawaii is one of the those places that are universally loved by anyone who has visited and we all continue to go and explore the islands to enjoy the feeling of “Aloha”! With flights consistently under $500 from most major Canadian cities, airfare pricing continues to attract visitors to the Hawaiian Islands this year. January and February are perfect times to visit as the migration of the whales to the islands is peaked during these two months so you will definitely see lots of whales in the ocean!

Family Fun Canada Whales

Book an air and hotel package with a Canadian supplier to take avoid paying the currency exchange for accommodations. An air and hotel package with accommodations at the Lahaina Shores Beach Resort in Maui, a beachfront vacation condo rental, starts at $999/person from Vancouver, $1039/person from Calgary and $1199/person from Toronto based on travel dates January 22 to 29, 2016. (Prices do not include taxes and will vary based on airline). Or, if you want to visit Honolulu, an air and hotel package with accommodations at Outrigger Resorts offers the 5th night free. Prices begin at $1329/person for Toronto departures for a 7 night stay at Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort and $1289/person for Vancouver departures and 7 nights stay at the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort. (Prices do not include taxes and will vary based on airline).

More options to travel East or West! 

There has never been a more ideal time to travel as the world has opened its doors for more visitors everywhere! This summer, Westjet Airlines will begin flying direct to London this summer and Fiji Airways will begin flying directly from San Francisco to Nadi so whether you are going east or west, airlines are introducing more ways to help get you there! With Fiji Airways direct flights from San Francisco, travellers can conveniently consider connecting to Australia or New Zealand from Fiji! Fiji Airways is also beginning direct flights from Nadi to Singapore beginning April 5, 2016. So, if southeast Asia is on your list to “places to visit”, then consider planning a trip to visit Fiji and move onto Singapore or anywhere in Southeast Asia from that point!

Family Fun Canada Fiji

 

It’s Wave Season! 

January is typically the best time to plan travel for the upcoming year and this is particularly true for cruises. Wave season begins in January with cruise lines and tour operators rolling out the best deals in the first quarter of the year. So, if you have been considering a cruise vacation, now is the perfect time to plan your cruise vacation! If you have never considered a cruise vacation for your family, it is a different vacation experience altogether but one definitely worth experiencing for some pretty unforgettable memories.

With so many different cruise lines and itineraries available, it can be very overwhelming to find the perfect cruise for your next vacation. Disney Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line and Carnival Cruise Line are perfect for families and offer a variety of options to suit the needs of your family. Below are a few specially selected cruise itineraries to consider for your family vacation!

Family Fun Canada Norwegian Sun

 

Norwegian Sun – 7 day Alaska Glacier Bay Cruise, departing May 16, 2016 and/or September 19, 2016 beginning at $564.29/person for an inside cabin ($557.69 taxes additional). Outside cabin and balcony rates are also available. Third and fourth person rates are $183.33/person for the same cabin. A $50 onboard credit per stateroom is also available! This cruise departs from Vancouver and visits Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay and Ketchikan with 2 days at sea to enjoy the ship!

Carnival Glory – 7 day exotic Caribbean Cruise departing August 27, 2016 and a great way to visit the Caribbean. The cruise departs from Miami, Florida and visits the Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, Mahogany Bay, Isla Roatan, Belize, Cozumel, Mexico and two fun days at sea. Inside cabin rates begin at $419.57/person (+ $383.11 taxes), based on double occupancy and third/fourth person rates are only $27/person (+ taxes). Outside cabin and balcony rate are also available with balcony rates starting at $760.46/person (+ taxes). This would be a great cruise to enjoy before the busyness of school begins in September! Plus, you receive a $75 onboard credit per stateroom to use on the ship however you wish!

Disney Wonder – 4 night Bahamian cruise departing January 29, 2017, from Port Canaveral, Florida begins at $652 USD/person (+ $77 taxes) for a Category 9C deluxe oceanview stateroom. Visit Nassau, Bahamas, spend a day at Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island and another day at sea with a pirate party! It’s a whirlwind of a trip with lots of great magical memories created in those 4 days! You can expect the legendary Disney quality and experience aboard the ship as you would in the parks. Disney knows families and a Disney cruise is the ultimate in a family vacation!

Family Fun Canada Jamaica

JAMAICA

To get a down to earth, laid back Caribbean holiday, Jamaica tops the spot as THE destination to visit! With miles of sandy white beaches, beautiful sunsets, Colonial-era estates, quaint little villas, opulent resorts and the home of reggae music, Jamaica is a hot destination choice for 2016. Visit Bob Marley’s house to learn about his life, culture and music. Seven Mile Beach in Negril and Dunn’s River Falls in Ochos Rios are only a couple of highlights in Jamaica not to be missed. For excellent family-oriented resorts, check out these recently renovated, luxurious experiences at the Moon Palace Jamaica Grande, where you receive $1500 USD in resort credit for a 7 day stay and Sunscape Cove Montego Bay and Sunset Splash Montego Bay, where you can receive 50% off current rates and up to $400 USD in resort coupons.

WALT DISNEY WORLD, Orlando, Florida

Last but not least, Disney remains a popular family vacation destination always and the newest spring promotions are available for Walt Disney World. Receive 25% off room rates from now until end of April (select dates) for onsite Disney resorts. Upgrade to a room and ticket package and receive an extra FREE ticket day, with a minimum 4 day ticket purchase. If you already have a Disney World vacation booked, check with Disney or your travel agent to see if you travel dates are eligible for the new promotion. It’s definitely worth checking out!

 

Whatever your upcoming travel plans are for 2016, rest assured that there has never been a better time to travel and the world truly is your oyster! If you haven’t begun your planning your next vacation, the options are endless and it’s the perfect time to begin now! Lots of last minute travel options are available (too many to list here!) but if you’re looking for a last minute getaway for someplace warm, January is the perfect time to travel!

 

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