Spring into savings: Tips for spring break travel

After a long and tough winter, who doesn’t want to plan a great getaway? Gabe Saglie, Senior Editor for Travelzoo, joined The Rhode Show with some fantastic bargains to steal this spring.

He also shared some tips for planning a trip soon.

Top 5 Spring Break Tips

  • Winter’s Shadow: After an unusually brutal winter, Spring Break demand to warm-weather spots to rise
  • Go Local: After a tough season for flyers, the drive market is hot
  • Sail away: Procrastinators rejoice: cruises will offer some of the industry’s best last-minute bargains
  • Go Far: Consider Europe before prices soar
  • Go ski: The best bargains during ski season will be during the final 3-4 weeks

Spotlight: Tropical

Paradise Island Vacation w/Air

  • Roundtrip airfare from PVD to the Bahamas
  • 4 nights at the Comfort Suites Paradise Island
    • Guests get full access to the neighbor Atlantis Resort & Casino, including the private beach, Aquaventure Water Park, dining and spa
    • Property is all-suites and features an outdor pool w/swim-up bar
  • Breakfast daily and free meals for kids included
    • $819/pp & up ($200 off)
      • Travel through early April

Breezes Bahamas, Nassau

  • Located directly on the powder-white Cable Beach, resort has 4 restaurants, 4 bars and 3 fresh-water pools
  • Property is close to downtown Nassau
  • All-inclusive: all meals, cocktails/drinks, activities and tipping included
    • $109/pp/nt. (accommodations in a Junior Suite)
      • Travel through June

Club Barbados, Barbados

  • Chic 4-star adults-only resort on fashionable St. James Beach
  • Property features three freshwater pools, two restaurants, a spa and fitness center and three bars
  • All-inclusive: all meals, cocktails/drinks, activities and tipping included
    • $165/pp/nt.
      • Travel April-Dec. (inc. Easter 4th of July)

Spotlight: Cruise

Sail Away

7-night Caribbean cruise

7-night cruise r/t from Miami aboard the brand new MSC Divina (had inaugural sailing this past fall)

Inspired by actress Sophia Loren, the fleet’s newest addition in the Caribbean boasts 4 pools — one of which is an infinity pool with panoramic sea views — a diva-worthy grand staircase inlaid with Swarovski crystals, a wine bar, a juice bar and poolside gelato bar

Ports of Call: Miami, US Virgin Islands, San Juan (PR), the Bahamas

  • $349-$369/pp

Also: Several sailings in March

Spotlight: Florida

Cruise: Key West for the Day

  • Deluxe catamaran cruise from Marco Island to Key West aboard the Key West Express
  • 3-hour cruise departs Marco Is. At 8am and departs Key West at 5pm
  • Boats feature air-conditioning, sun deck and full bar
    • $99/pp (reg. $147) for R/T ticket
      • Travel through April 19

Nickelodeon Suites Resort, Orlando

  • Family-friendly resort themed after popular Nickelodeon characters, from SpongeBob to Dora the Explorer
  • This 24-acre resort features a 4-D movie theater, character breakfasts and 2 water parks with multilevel waterslides, and guests can get a taste of Nickelodeon Studios w/”Double Dare” or a 400-gallon tank dumping the network’s iconic green slime
  • Resort is close to Walt Disney World, and provides transportation
    • $99-$139/nt. for a 2-Bedroom Suite
      • Travel March-June

Harborside Suites, Tampa Bay

  • Newly renovated oceanfront hotel located on a half mile of private beach, w/ 3 pools, beachside tiki bar and 250-foot fishing pier
  • Bay that fronts hotel is popular w/manatee spotters
  • Resort is 30 minutes from downtown Tampa and 90 minutes from Orlando
    • $109/nt. (50% off) w/breakfast for 2
      • Travel through May, inc. weekends

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