- The Washington Times - Friday, June 30, 2006

CARIBBEAN CRUISE

Spend a weekend cruising the Caribbean aboard Royal Caribbean’s newly refurbished Enchantment of the Seas. American Express Travel has rates starting at $279 for four-night weekend cruises and $309 for five-night midweek cruises. Cruises depart from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Dates are available from Aug. 10 through Nov. 16. Book at www.americanexpresscruise.com.

SOUTH BEACH CHIC

Fly to Miami from any Washington-area airport, stay three nights at the five-star Mandarin Oriental Miami, and get a convertible to cruise around South Beach — all for $585 per person. The deal is available for midweek travel through Sept. 30. Book by July 21. See www.eleisurelink.com or call 888/801-8808.

SUMMER SPECIAL

Stay at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina in Cambridge, Md., for $189 per night through July 25. The rate is good for Sunday-through-Thursday stays, but discounted weekend rates also are available.

The resort also is throwing in some extras with the reduced rate: $20 dinner credit, 10 percent off golf. When booking, use offer code PEAKE. See www.hyatt.com or call 800/554-9288.

TO NEWZEALAND

Fly to New Zealand this summer with Qantas Airways’ reduced fares from all three Washington airports. Fares start at $1,213 to Auckland. Other cities include Wellington, $1,369; Chirstchurch, $1401; and Queenstown, $1,522. Book by July 7 for travel July 23 through Aug. 31. Listed fares include the fuel charges but not applicable taxes. See www.qantas.com.

BUNKER TOURS

The once secret U.S. government bunker at the luxurious Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., is reopening July 17 after extensive repairs and renovations. For more than 30 years, the facility was designated as the emergency home for members of Congress and other high-ranking government officials. Tours will be available daily for guests of the Greenbrier, and twice-weekly (Sunday and Wednesday) public tours will be available starting Aug. 20. For information or reservations call 304/536-7810.

UPGRADED SERVICE

Beginning today, All Nippon Airways will introduce a new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft and its new service on the daily Washington-to-Tokyo route.

The new service offers a private-room concept in first class, flat seats in Club ANA business class and a new premium economy section with greater seat pitch and width. Additional upgrades include a new menu along with access to [email protected], the airline’s in-flight high-speed internet service.

See www.fly-ana.com for more information.

The Washington Times

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