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Small Ship Cruise Expert AdventureSmith Explorations Keeps Eye on Sun and Client Pocketbooks With Mid-Winter Specials on Close-to-Home Yacht Cruises


Tahoe City, CA, Oct 25, 2012– Small ship cruise expert AdventureSmith Explorations (http://www.adventuresmithexplorations.com/), the active travel company securing matches between adventure-seeking clients and a treasure trove of expedition ships, reports savings on a handful of close-to-home, sun-drenched cruises.

“Short flights from Canada and the US to such cruise destinations as Hawaii, Baja and Belize mean more ship-and-shore time,” said Todd Smith, AdventureSmith founder and director. “Plus, while North America is locked in a deep chill it’s nice to escape to the sun-drenched tropics!”

Three mid-winter departures of an 8-day Costa Rica & Panama Canal adventure aboard the 62-passenger Sea Lion come with a free pre or post cruise extension to Monteverde or $500 off the expedition cost that starts at $4,980 per person, double occupancy. The dates for this promotion are Dec. 1-8, Dec. 15-22 and Jan. 5-12, 2013 (note: cruises depart weekly from mid-November through early April).

In both countries guests walk rain forest trails in national parks and wildlife reserves, swim, snorkel and kayak Panama’s famed Isla Coiba, horseback ride, learn the lore of the canal and visit Barro Colorado with scientist escorts from the Smithsonian Research Station. For trip details please see:

http://www.adventuresmithexplorations.com/itinerarydetails.php/advid/48

For ship details see:

http://www.adventuresmithexplorations.com/accommprofile.php/d/costarica/accid/322

Bookings made on the Belize - Ancient Sites, Rain Forests & Coral Reefsexploration before Dec. 31, 2012, for cruises departing weekly Jan. 12 through Feb. 15, 2013, come with a waiver on single supplements on some cabins and free roundtrip economy air to Belize City (or up to a $500 air credit) from Atlanta, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Houston and Miami. The 8-day cruise takes place aboard the 138-passenger Yorktown. Valid from the US only, air travel from other gateways is available for an add-on cost.

The cruise is priced from $3,795 per person double occupancy. Dubbed the Eden of the Americas, Belize is home to jaguars, howler monkeys, ocelots, giant tapirs and a lush plant life that attracts more tropical birds than any other place in Central America.  Guests will visit Quiriguá, a UNESCO World Heritage site renowned for its exquisite Mayan carvings of gods, kings and heroes, and Belize’s Barrier Reef, the second largest in the world. Expedition leaders and naturalists enrich time both on and off the yacht. For trip details please see:

http://www.adventuresmithexplorations.com/itinerarydetails.php/advid/464

For ship details see:

http://www.adventuresmithexplorations.com/accommprofile.php/d/belize/accid/420

A March 9 or 30 departure of Baja’s Bounty on the 86-passenger Safari Endeavor comes with 25 percent savings for ages 12 and under. The 8-day cruise traverses the Sea of Cortez, one of the most biologically diverse marine environments on earth. Guests kayak, paddleboard, snorkel, sail, ride a skiff, swim with sea lions, whale watch and mule ride into the arroyos. The per person double occupancy rate begins at $2,995. Cruise departures operate weekly from mid-November to mid-April. For trip details see: http://www.adventuresmithexplorations.com/itinerarydetails.php/advid/39. For ship details see:

http://www.adventuresmithexplorations.com/accommprofile.php/d/bajacalifornia/accid/401

More savings come to families on March 9 and 30 departures of Hawaiian Seascapes with 25 percent discounts for ages 12 and under aboard the 39-passenger small yacht, Safari Explorer. Rates are from $4,995 per person double occupancy. The five-island cruise offers opportunities for whale watching and exploring local culture. For trip details please see: http://www.adventuresmithexplorations.com/itinerarydetails.php/advid/200. For ship details see:

http://www.adventuresmithexplorations.com/accommprofile.php/d/hawaii/accid/296

ounded in 2003, AdventureSmith Explorations is based in Tahoe City, California along the northern shore of Lake Tahoe. Phone: 800-728-2875 toll-free or 530-583-1775. Email: travel@AdventureSmithExplorations.com  or visit the website: www.AdventureSmithExplorations.com.