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Romantic Vacation Ideas

By Don & Maureen Anderson, Owners of the Cruise Store Just imagine the two of you lying on lounge chairs with your favorite cold beverage in hand, listening to the sounds of the waves crashing on a beautiful sun-kissed tropical beach, mixed with the sound of a local band playing some Bob Marley tunes. SNAP..back to reality. Unless you are reading this week's Reminder while on vacation, this was just a dream. Well, let's talk about making this a reality. A popular vacation that we sell a lot of is "Adults Only All-Inclusive Vacations". Yes, we are the CRUISE Store, but 40% of our business is NON-cruise vacations. These resorts do not allow children, and all your food, drinks (including liquor, beer and wine) are included in the price. Perhaps the most famous is Sandals, but consider the resorts of Couples Swept Away, Secrets, or Zoetry Wellness and Spa Resorts, to name just a few. From oceanfront settings with fine dining, to pampering spa treatments, to candle-lit beach rendezvous, you will have an "R" vacation - Renew, Rejuvenate and Reinspire both YOU and your RELATIONSHIP- now that's ROMANTIC! Cruise Ships and Love were a theme well before that 70's TV show, and this week we are offering a VALENTINE'S cruise special. Book a 7 night Bermuda cruise onboard the newly renovated Celebrity Summit, with sailings out of Bayonne, NJ from May 6-August 26 to receive FREE GRATUITIES and 50% reduced deposit. The gratuities are the tips you would typically pay your dining room staff and cabin steward. This offer is for new bookings made by Feb. 18. The cruise port is just a few hours drive away, or there is also a bus program from this area. Sail away past the Statue of Liberty and the NYC skyline- talk about romantic - not to mention Bermuda with its pink sand beaches and sherbet colored homes. The island defines romance. So call The Cruise Store for details and even more deals. The Cruise Store / Vacations & More is celebrating 20 years as area's largest vacation agency. This year we were awarded the prestigious "Golden Apple" award from Apple Vacation and are the region's #1 Royal Caribbean Agency. We are open Monday to Friday 9-5; Saturdays 9:30- 12:30; after hours by appointment. Please stop in at 55 Maple St., East Longmeadow and say hi. Drop us an email at anderson@cruisestore.com or call us at 525-9001. Bon Voyage and Happy Dreams! Sponsored by The Cruise Store, CruiseStore.com 55 Maple Street, East Longmeadow, 413-525-9001