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WHY SOUTHLAKE TRAVEL?

We believe you take travel to heart and we share in your appreciation for travel by passing along our knowledge, insights and expertise. What's more, we take your travel personally and want to guide you every step of the way, so you have the best experience possible whenever and wherever you travel. In addition, we offer you additional advantages:

FOR CRUISE TRAVELERS: We offer a host of complimentary benefits through our affiliation with Virtuoso. The Virtuoso Voyager Club and Virtuoso Explorer offer escorted pre- and post-cruise trips, shore excursions, land packages and special social events on more than 450 departures per year with luxury cruise lines.

FOR AIR TRAVELERS: When you travel internationally, you benefit from our insider access to special fares that you won’t find on the Internet.

FOR COUNTRY AND EXPERIENCE COLLECTORS: We not only have relationships with the world’s leading travel and adventure sources, but we have access to many of the "best of the best" experts on any destination, activity or escape you can imagine. And, we offer Virtuoso Discoveries too.

FOR INDEPENDENT SORTS: If your way isn't the highway, and you want to travel your way, we’re experts at making independent arrangements worldwide. Our custom vacation options are endless. Tell us what personal touches you would like to add, and we’ll fine tune your vacation to make it your own.

 Virtuoso Voyages

The best things in life are free, and the best experiences, shared.

Available only to those who book their cruise through a Virtuoso affiliated travel agency, for more than 20 years the Virtuoso Voyages program has offered complimentary benefits aboard the world’s finest ships on hundreds of annual departures.

Dedicated Onboard Host
Onboard your cruise, you’ll be greeted by a dedicated Virtuoso Voyages host. Committed to ensuring that you thoroughly enjoy your cruise, your host will be available to you throughout your sailing to answer any questions you may have, and to ensure everything goes smoothly. Additionally, your host will introduce you to other Virtuoso Voyages passengers whom you’ll meet at the exclusive Virtuoso Voyages welcome aboard cocktail reception.

Welcome Aboard Reception
Once onboard, you’ll be invited to attend a private cocktail reception planned exclusively for you and your fellow Virtuoso Voyages participants. Your onboard host attends to every detail, and will make introductions. As everyone begins to get to know one another, you’ll ease into your cruise, and sense an easy camaraderie developing.

Camaraderie of Fellow Cruisers
Even if you’re sailing with family or friends, building such wonderful memories with other like-minded travelers adds an unexpected extra to your cruise. After you share a few great meals, and experience a phenomenal shore excursion together, you might just realize you’ve become friends.

Exclusive Shore Excursion
With our worldwide contacts, Virtuoso plans exclusive shore events especially for Virtuoso Voyages guests. Whether immersing yourself in the local culture, or enjoying VIP access to closed-to-the-public venues and experiences, your shore event will likely be the highlight of your sailing. Ask your Virtuoso travel advisor for details about full-day events, or alternatives to these like a special gift or shipboard credit on select dates.

 



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Useful Travel Links
Need to look up information about your destination, like the best place to grab a cup of Cappuccino, what time it is in Zimbabwe, what the currency of Chile is or what the current U.S. Department of State Travel Requirements are for Thailand? Use this page as your resource guide!

U.S. Department of State – Passport Information
Whether you are an American citizen traveling abroad or a foreign citizen traveling to the U.S., get all the information you need before you head overseas. This website contains tips for traveling abroad, passport and visa applications and document requirements.

Travel Advisories
Obtain worldwide travel announcements and advisories.

CDC Travel Information
This site gives the Center for Disease Control's recommended health precautions and warnings for travelers.

Currency Converter
The Universal Currency Converter™, the world's most popular currency tool, allows you to perform interactive foreign exchange rate calculations on the Internet, using live, up-to-the-minute currency rates.

Worldtime
One of the easiest of the international time conversion sites around, ideal in case you need to know what time it is in Zimbabwe, or anywhere else!

The Weather Channel
All you need to know about current weather conditions and three to five day forecasts throughout the world.

Mapquest
Get door-to-door driving directions, detailed maps, plus helpful travel links.

International Health & Vaccination Requirements/CDC
A list of countries and their health requirements or warnings, plus news articles about outbreaks and immunizations. Also included are a geographic travel map and health recommendations.

Federal Aviation Administration – “Bringing Safety to America’s Skies”
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is responsible for the safety of civil aviation. The FAA issues and enforces regulations and aircraft standards and certifies airmen and airports that serve air carriers. They develop air traffic rules, assign the use of airspace and control air traffic.

FAA Tips on Flying with Children
Keep your little ones safe while flying. Learn about the importance of using a child restraint system. It is safer than holding your child in your lap. Most airlines will offer discounts of up to 50% for children less than two years of age.



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Virtuoso Life - The "Food & Wine" Issue

Virtuoso Life is dedicated to helping travelers plan their leisure time, and this issue focuses on wining and dining around the world. Now more than ever, food is reason enough to travel, as destinations showcase their culinary offerings and tour operators, cruise lines, and hotels become ever more creative in the types of dining experiences they offer. Food is so much more than mere sustenance – it’s the recipe for truly connecting with a place. Cheers!
 

The Real Italian
A primer on regional foods, from the boot’s top to its heel.

The Borough of Kings
Our Brooklyn insider’s guide to great dining and drinking across the East River.

An Entertaining World
Seasonal celebrations from some of North America’s most hospitable small hotels.

Santiago’s Sizzle
Chilean chefs step into the spotlight with flavors that soar like the Andes.

Style & Design: Parties on Wheels
The hotel drink dolly makes a comeback.



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Visit the Virtuoso Blog to learn the latest travel industry happenings, trends, and insider news.




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Destinations Guide: Trips of a Lifetime
Flip through the latest issue of Virtuoso Destinations

DREAM BIG - Go ahead, shoot for the moon – or at least the farthest reaches on earth. Need a little inspiration? Just take a look within the pages of this catalog. Best of all, any adventure you add to your wish list, your Virtuoso travel advisor can make happen. And every experience can be personalized just for you with exclusive amenities and privileged access of which dreams are made.

 

Trips Of A Lifetime
This year’s annual Travel Dreams Survey results reflect your desire for authentic, immersive experiences that broaden horizons and bring people closer together. Topping the list: A multi-generational family vacation, a stay in a Polynesian overwater bungalow, and an adventure along Italy’s Amalfi Coast.

Dream Destinations
Australia once again ranks atop Virtuoso travelers’ wish-list destinations. Also included: Nearby New Zealand, for its indigenous culture and natural beauty; perennial favorites Greece and South Africa; and a few surprises – such as first-timer, the Maldives, for its secluded, over-the-top resorts.



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WORLD TRAVEL & TOURISM COUNCIL
Travel and tourism make up one of the largest industries in the world, employing more than 220 million people worldwide and generating nearly ten percent of global GDP. Virtuoso is proud to be a member of the World Travel & Tourism Council, which works to raise awareness of the importance of this industry.