Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship: Mariner of the Seas

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Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of the Seas Cruise Ship is one of the largest cruise ships in the world at over 1,000 feet long. When taking vacations on this absolutely impressive cruise ship, there is truly something for everyone! All comforts imaginable, and a few you would never think of, are available on this magnificent cruise ship. Shop to your heart’s content in the numerous on-board shops, play a round of golf, go rock climbing, or even go ice skating! This ship has everything you would find at any five-start resort hotel. All inclusive vacation packages are available on this whale of a ship for the full luxury deal!

Spacious Rooms

You would think that for a ship this big, the company would shove more and more people on it so they could make more money. Well, think again. This boat offers one of the highest space-per-guest ratios of any cruise line in the industry. Guests will have plenty of room to enjoy any activity that was offered in the all inclusive vacation packages they booked!

So much to do!

The Mariner of the Seas offers great all inclusive vacation packages that caters to all sorts or travelers, from active single guests, to multi-generational families. This majestic cruise ship offers a lot to do while on your vacations. You can play 9 holes of miniature golf, use the interactive golf simulator, visit the state-of-the-art fitness center, or take advantage of the full-service Mariner Day Spa. When you are ready for a swim, there are two large pools and six whirlpools located on the swim deck. There is also plenty of room up there to soak up some rays while sunbathing. And Royal Caribbean is the only company in the world to offer rock climbing aboard their cruise ship.

When the sun sets, the fun is just beginning. There are 16 themed lounges with various entertainment options. You can view a Broadway-style production or enjoy some gambling in the Casino Royale.

About the Cruises

The Mariner of the Seas Cruise Ship will be visiting the Caribbean, Mexico, and Mazatlan areas, among others. There are all inclusive vacation packages available, but spots are filling fast.

Allure of the Seas is the sister ship to the Mariner of the Seas. Allure of the Seas also has plenty of room aboard and fun things like simulated surfing waves called the “Flowrider.” Both ships are fantastic for vacations cruising on the high seas!

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Hawaiian Vacations: Lanai in the Hawaii Islands

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Hawaii encompasses over 100 volcanic islands. Of the hundred Hawaiian Islands, there are eight that are main islands, of which Lanai is the sixth largest. The island of Molokai is to the north and Maui is located to the east. It is shaped like and apostrophe and it is known as the “Pineapple Island” because it used to be home to the world’s largest pineapple plantation when a large chunk of the island was bought by the Dole Food Company in 1922. In the past 20-30 years, the main focus of the “Pineapple Island” has shifted from being a pineapple plantation to a more tourism-focused economy. The island of Lanai offers a great place for a quiet, romantic getaway that is more private than the typical tourist crowds on the popular Hawaiian vacation destinations. That makes Lanaii the perfect spot for guests who want a Hawaiian vacation, but also want a little privacy and relaxation. Honeymooners will love this island. Many travelers purchase one of the all inclusive vacation packages that are available for this great location. Continue reading

Hawaiian Vacation: The Hawaiian Islands

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Are you one of the millions of tourists who will travel to Hawaii this year? Many visitors are repeat vacationers who enjoyed the sunbathing, surfing and culture so much that they return as often as they can. Or maybe you are planning your first Hawaiian vacation. No matter which type of traveler you are, many great all inclusive vacation packages are available for the Hawaiian Islands. Continue reading

Riu Ocho Rios: Jamaica All Inclusive Vacation Packages

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The Riu Ocho Rios is the newest all inclusive resort in Jamaica, making it a fantastic choice for Jamaica all inclusive vacation packages if you’re the type of traveler that enjoys modern amenities and fresh architecture and landscaping. The Riu Ocho Rios is a stunning hotel with massive accommodations—at 846 rooms, guests can expect a background of bustling activity for your vacation. Continue reading

Bridal Showcase in Hyatt Regency, Long Beach

Bridal Showcase in Hyatt Regency, Long Beach

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SVH Tours and Travel has many exclusive package deals, as you know. Today, on April 10th, SVH has successfully participated in a Bridal Showcase, for newly weds and honeymooners. We set up our booth, excited in the beginning, waiting for the soon to be brides and grooms to walk by so we could present our special packages. SVH offered guests five well-known paintings from Silvana Gallery, roughly $1000 each, that would be inclusive in their honeymoon package free of charge! I really enjoyed the Bridal show it really gave us a chance to get one on one with the customers! Continue reading

Hawaiian Islands: Tropical Vacations on Maui

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Sometimes it can be difficult to decide where you want to spend your vacation. Even if you’ve narrowed it down to a general location, like Hawaii, you still have to choose which island to visit and then pick a hotel and flight. At Apple vacations, we try to make the process as simple as possible. We provide all inclusive vacation packages that provide you with everything you need, because we believe that planning a vacation should be as relaxing as, well, being on vacation. Continue reading

Islands of Hawaii: The Big Island

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The largest of Hawaii’s eight islands is Hawaii, commonly referred to as The Big Island. It is a volcanic island, the furthest south-east in the chain, and larger than all the other islands combined at 4,028 square miles. In fact, it is the largest island in the entire United States.

Apple vacations books trips all year long to this amazing site. With plenty of all inclusive vacation packages available, you will be able to plan your perfect Hawaiian vacation! Continue reading

Hawaii: All Inclusive Resorts and General Tourist Information

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Each year millions of tourists travel to Hawaii, some for the first time but many as return visitors who couldn’t get enough sun, surfing, and culture on their original trip. No matter if it is your first time or your hundredth, Apple Specials has plenty of all inclusive packages available to make sure you have such a great time that you’ll want to return!

Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii is a volcanic island chain in the Pacific Ocean and the most recently accepted state in

 America. British explorer James Cook was the first European to discover Hawaii in 1778 and originally named it “The Sandwich Islands” after his financier John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich. It was an independent territory from 1894 until 1898, when it became a US territory. It was a territory during the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 and eventually became the United States’ 50th state in 1959.

Today, Hawaii is home to over a million permanent citizens as well as guests and US military. The citizens of the island speak both English and the Hawaiian Language, descended from Polynesian dialects. Culturally, Hawaii is a blend of North American, Asian, and local influences that make up it radiant traditions and customs.

Over a hundred islands comprise Hawaii, though the most commonly known are the eight main islands, which are a bit larger. The main eight islands are Hawaii (The Big Island), Maui, Oahu, Kauai, Lanai, Molokai, Kahoolawe, and Niihau.


Hawaii has a tropical climate, though it is less humid than a typical tropical environment. Temperature highs consistently stay in the 80s year round. Hawaii really only has two seasons, the dry season from May to October and the wet season the remainder of the year. Snow can fall in some areas during the winter months up in the peaks of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa on The Big Island. Mount Wai’ale’ale on Kauai has the second highest rainfall per year on the planet, averaging 460 inches annually.


Tourism is one of Hawaii’s main sources of revenue, with millions of visitors travelling to the island each year. Guests enjoy the climate, culture and relaxed atmosphere. English-speaking tourists especially appreciate the comfort and easiness of being able to communicate with the natives in their own language.

Tourist activities include snorkeling, surfing, scuba diving, whale watching, dining on local cuisine, entertainment based on native culture, and tours of the surrounding areas.

Best Time To Go

Honestly, Hawaii is lovely all year long. During the winter, the nights tend to be a little chillier, with temperatures in the sixties, but the days are always pleasant.

The waters of the Pacific Ocean off of Hawaii’s shores are particularly spectacular. They stay so warm that guests don’t even have to run while shivering back to a towel to dry; instead they can slowly bask in the sun’s rays.

It is possible to encounter rain storms from October to April, but they are usually just passing showers.
Apple vacations offers year-round vacation plans including all inclusive packages for whenever you decide to visit.

Riu Hotel in Guanacaste: Natural Splendor and Unlimited Fun

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Beach bunnies and adventure junkies alike will love a Costa Rican getaway at the beautiful Riu Hotel in Guanacaste. This northern province of the small Central American isthmus generally enjoys a fraction of the humidity and rainfall of the rest of the country, making its climate ideal for exploring the pristine beaches, lush forests, and massive volcanoes. Check out the great stuff in this all-inclusive Apple vacation package.

Play All Day in the Sun

Just steps from the six-story hotel, Playa Matapalo is a wonderful setting for any number of exciting water sports. As part of its all-inclusive packages, Riu offers windsurfing, peddle-boating, kayaking, and snorkeling. An all-inclusive vacation even comes with one free introductory scuba diving lesson in the enormous swimming pool! Eco-tourists might also opt to venture out into the nearby national parks to experience some of the natural beauty of the region.

Of course, those who choose to stay at the resort will surely find no shortage of activities. Buffets, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs abound, as well as free wireless internet for all and daily entertainment programs for kids ages 6 to 12. You can hop from the beach to the pool to the hot tub to the steam bath and even stay in shape in the full gym, stopping in between to enjoy shows and live music.

Something for Everyone

Apple vacations is proud to offer this spectacular tropical getaway at the Riu Hotel in Guanacaste. An all-inclusive package is perfect singles, couples, or families, so book your expedition today!

Rose Hall in Jamaica: The Ritz Carlton’s Fancy Resort, Mon!

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Nothing says “ritzy” like the Ritz Carlton. And nothing says “vacation” like Jamaica. So these two epic forces joined together and created a beautiful Caribbean resort called the Ritz Carlton Rose Hall.  Caribbean warmth is combined with Old World appeal to create this dazzling beachfront resort, open since 2000. Stretching along 500 feet of white sand beach and hidden within 5,000 acres of lush, private vegetation, the Ritz Carlton Rose Hall resort is prefect for an epic family Jamaica vacations.
The Fairest of Them All:
When good ol’ Christopher Columbus arrived at Montego Bay I the 1400s, he dubbed it “Golfo de Buen Tiempo” or “fair weathered gulf”. 600 years later the weather is still as fair as ever. The ocean breezes are warm and the Caribbean sunshine calls your name all day long. It’s truly perfect weather for the complimentary windsurfing and snorkeling. They even provide you with fins for your feet so you can snorkel through the water easier. Apple vacations are the best… hands down.
Rooms are accented with warm pallets of color and generous living spaces. Elegant decor in tropical hues of greens, plums, and aubergines is calming for the tired minds. Expect to find all the modern day conveniences, and then some. All 428 suites have private covered balconies, complete with stone columns. All 5 restaurants combine various cuisines with the traditional Ritz Carlton flare. I’ll have the fillet mignon with a heaping side of ocean views.
Come Here to Live Like Kings, Not Rockstars
The Ritz Carlton Rose Hall has strict family-friendly, anti party-like-a-rock-star policies… so feel free to have an awesome time, but make sure to keep it between the lines. This ain’t Spring Break in Cabo.