January 2018

Club Traveler

Around the World in a Weekend: Cruises

From luxury and family excursions to cruises that hug the Pacific coast and circle remote Caribbean islands, Hilton Grand Vacations Club offers a wide variety of themed voyages to its Members through its partnership with CruisesOnly. And while we’d all like to book month-long getaways that circle the globe, often three or four days of vacation is often all the time we can afford.

Luckily, CruisesOnly offers a wide array of weekend-only cruises for passengers with tighter schedules. These budget-friendly excursions last three to five days and pack in all the amenities, entertainment and mouthwatering cuisine you find on longer cruise lines. Here are four of our favorite abbreviated cruises from CruisesOnly.

4-Night Western Caribbean: Celebrity Reflection

Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and making a stop in Cozumel, Mexico, this weekend-long escape aboard Celebrity Reflection is a splendid choice for voyagers looking to soak up the sun and warmth, even in the winter months. Passengers can indulge in spa relaxation at The Alcoves, work up a sweat in Zumba class or dine on fresh catches in the Murano, Qsine, Blu and Lawn Club Grill restaurants.

4-Night Catalina and Baja, Mexico: Carnival Inspiration

Complete with onboard entertainment and a Camp Ocean, where youngsters can partake in aquatic games and scavenger hunts, this four-night, Mexico-bound Carnival Inspiration cruise is an ideal getaway for families. But it’s not just for kiddos—the ship offers a variety of adult-friendly activities, too, including world-class dining and food samplings at The Chef’s Table.

3-Night Bahamas: Royal Caribbean Majesty of the Seas

Featuring a stop at CoCoCay – Royal Caribbean’s exclusive private island in the Bahamas – this expedited three-night getaway sets sail from Port Canaveral, Florida, and is the perfect escape after a long work week. The spectacular Majesty of the Seas boasts nine bars and lounges, a Splashaway Bay aqua park with a poolside movie screen, and a fully equipped fitness and spa center for a voyage that is fitting for couples and families alike.

4-Night Pacific Coastal Northbound: Emerald Princess

With stops in Victoria, British Columbia and Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia, this Los Angeles-based cruise provides a picturesque four-night West Coast tour for riders. Of course what’s contained within the vessel is just as awe-inspiring as the scenery with elegant dining options, Chocolate Journeys—which taste just as sweet as they sound—elegant dining options, Vegas-and Broadway-style shows and on-deck movies on tap for guests to enjoy.

More Info

Learn more about cruise opportunities through CruisesOnly by visiting our cruise partner’s website. To book a cruise, like one of the weekend-themed journeys above, contact CruisesOnly at 800-364-3656. Additionally, Club Members with Elite status who book a voyage through CruisesOnly will earn a $50 onboard credit.

*Cruises are limited and subject to availability and your accessible Points balance.

**Photo at top of page by Brauns, Getty Images.