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Holland American sails to Panana

(CNW) With 28 cruises, 12 different itineraries and five ships, Holland America Line offers an extensive collection of Panama Canal cruises in 2007, featuring more New York departures, new February full transit crossings and a new port of call, Puert
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(CNW) With 28 cruises, 12 different itineraries and five ships, Holland America Line offers an extensive collection of Panama Canal cruises in 2007, featuring more New York departures, new February full transit crossings and a new port of call, Puerto Chiapas, on the Pacific coast of Mexico.


Savvy travellers will appreciate the variety with cruises ranging from the popular 10-day Sunfarer and 14- to 22-day full transit crossings to a new 23-day Pan-America and Panama Canal cruise.

From January through April and September through December, the awe-inspiring eighth wonder of the modern world is explored aboard the Amsterdam, Ryndam, Volendam, Noordam and Zuiderdam.

This one of a kind voyage offers a full transit of the Panama Canal and explores the Mexican Riviera, Central and South America and the Caribbean.

Guests may choose from 11 different itineraries ranging from 14 to 22 days departing from New York, Ft. Lauderdale, Tampa, Vancouver, Seattle, Los Angeles and San Diego.

A Panama Canal historian travels on every sailing, providing insight and answering questions about one of the greatest engineering feats of the 20th century.

For more information, consult a travel agent.

Pets can stay at Delta Hotels

Delta Hotels is the first national chain in North America to achieve Pets Can Stay certification in the majority of its pet friendly locations, and to establish pet policies to ensure continuity across the brand for their guests travelling with pets.

Helping establishments refine and market their pet guest programs, the Pets Can Stay program assures travellers and their pets that they will be welcomed and offered specific standard amenities while staying at a Pets Can Stay Certified establishment. Wherever the Pets Can Stay Certification logo is displayed, travellers can take comfort in the knowledge that the service provider adheres to consistent pet-related standards, criteria and guidelines. Requirements for Pets Can Stay certification include offering non-smoking pet-designated rooms, providing food and water bowls upon request, and maintaining pet fees that reasonably reflect cleaning and occupancy considerations instead of simply penalizing the pet owner.


In addition to property certification, Delta Hotels also consulted with Pets Can Stay to develop a new corporate pet guest program that has now been implemented across the entire brand.

Moving beyond Pets Can Stay certification, some of the marketing strategies to promote the partnership include tie-ins with Pets Can Stay's pet industry relationships, and display of the optimized Pets Can Stay certification logo on the Delta Hotels website as part of Pets Can Stay's comprehensive search engine optimization campaign. In addition, travellers will be able to access Delta Hotels' online reservation system via the Pets Can Stay website, and book directly into the Delta location of their choice.

Kap's Lumberjack Festival July 27-30
 

Sudburians are invited to the seventh annual Kapuskasing Lumberjack Heritage Festival to be held July 27 to 30.  Doors open at 6 pm at the Kapuskasing Regional Conference Centre for the cutting of the official log and a tribute by Green River, a CCR tribute band.

Highlights include the Lumberjacks Challenge, 10 am Saturday at Riverside Park, the Western Speed Equestrian Challenge at noon, and fiddling competitions at noon.

Sunday starts with a hearty lumberjack breakfast at the Knights of Columbus Hall. There is an MNR fish fry at 10 am at Riverside Park, followed by Lumberjack All-Star Performers with fiddling, harmonica and step dancing at noon.

Visit www.kaplumberjack.com .




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