Florida Vacation Auction™ Offers Chance to See Upcoming Space Shuttle Atlantis Launch, Up Close and Personal

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Travelers using Florida Vacation Auction to plan their Sunshine State escapes will find a special auction beginning this Sunday that will give them an opportunity to witness the upcoming launch of the space shuttle Atlantis aboard a paddle boat on the Indian River. This unique VIP cruise is being offered by Island Boat Lines and is available for auction with an opening bid of $35, the normal retail price of this cruise is $155. Guests on the VIP Space Shuttle Launch Cruise from Cocoa Village will be wined, dined and entertained in the comfort of the Indian River Queen paddle wheel boat on their journey to the shuttle launch viewing area in the Indian River Coastal Waterway. Along the way, guests will also view an array of local wildlife. This auction also offers a Buy Direct option, giving consumers the opportunity to purchase tickets directly at a reduced price of $150.

Travelers using Florida Vacation Auction to plan their Sunshine State escapes will find a special auction beginning today, that will give them an opportunity to witness the upcoming launch of the space shuttle Atlantis aboard a paddle boat on the Indian River.

This unique VIP cruise is being offered by Island Boat Lines and is available for auction with an opening bid of $35, the normal retail price of this cruise is $155. Guests on the VIP Space Shuttle Launch Cruise from Cocoa Village will be wined, dined and entertained in the comfort of the Indian River Queen paddle wheel boat on their journey to the shuttle launch viewing area in the Indian River Coastal Waterway. Along the way, guests will also view an array of local wildlife. This auction also offers a Buy Direct option, giving consumers the opportunity to purchase tickets directly at a reduced price of $150.

“In the event NASA reschedules the launch, ticket holders of this cruise will still be able to use them on the rescheduled launch date, but we’re still going to make sure our customers have a blast, regardless,” says Penny “The Boat Lady” Flaherty, owner of Island Boat Lines.

Planning a vacation to Florida is easier and less expensive for travelers thanks to http://www.FloridaVacationAuction.com. The site features vacation packages from around the state for auction featuring savings as high as 80 percent. There are no costs to participate and bid for an auction listing. For those who choose not to participate in the auction process, the site’s Buy Direct feature allows them to take advantage of special offers from Florida Vacation Auction’s travel partners. Buy Direct savings average 20 to 30 percent. Those who click on the Buy Direct feature are taken to the suppliers Web site where they can book the travel package directly with the provider.

In addition to the VIP Space Shuttle Launch Cruise, users of Florida Vacation Auction will find numerous special offers including:

  •     Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale: Opening Bid $185 vs. Retail $918; or Buy Direct $378
  •     Hawk’s Cay Resort, Florida Keys: Opening Bid $350 vs. Retail $1,750; or Buy Direct $1,485
  •     The Avalon, South Beach: Opening Bid $70 vs. Retail $338; or Buy Direct $299
  •     Sanibel Harbor Resort & Spa, Fort Myers: Opening Bid $115 vs. Retail $560; or Buy Direct $449

“The Marriott Harbor Beach offer is a great value given the winner of this auction has a full year to redeem, including the height of the winter season,” stated Sal Dickinson, Florida Vacation Auction’s CEO. “And of course there are many great accommodation and attraction offers from around the State, all with buy direct specials.”

The site is the exclusive vacation auction partner of VISIT FLORIDA, the state’s official source for travel planning. As a result of this partnership, vacation planners can bid with the knowledge and confidence that Florida Vacation Auction suppliers are recognizable and well established names and brands. Furthermore, those who turn to VisitFlorida.com to plan their Sunshine State getaway will find Florida Vacation Auction’s content on the site and a direct link to http://www.FloridaVacationAuction.com.

Planning a Sunshine State escape is now as easy as bid, win, enjoy!

For more information about Florida Travel Auction and to plan a Sunshine State escape, visit http://www.floridavacationauction.com on the World Wide Web.

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