Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) January 8, 2009
Overnight hotel room inventory during the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada are getting a boost from an unlikely source. Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) will park the 1,132 cabin, 91,740 Gross Tonnage 'Norwegian Star' passenger liner under a private charter arrangement at Vancouver's North Shore, directly across from Stanley Park, during the games.
Four night accommodation packages aboard the 2,240 passenger ship range from $2,010 for an inside cabin to $9,400 for the Owners Suite. Six night packages begin at $2,999. Rates are in US Dollars and are based on double occupancy. Third & fourth persons sharing a cabin each pay from $100 per night. Rates do not include service fees, port charges and taxes.
Benefits for Winter Games families staying on the 'Norwegian Star' are that meals aboard ship are inclusive as well as 24 hour complimentary in-room meal service and kids & teens 'Youth Staff' supervised activities. Nightly 'Baby Sitter' services at $5 per hour are also available.
Daily transfers from the ship to Vancouver's City Transit Hub with connecting access to all Olympic Venues plus Vancouver Airport transfers for arriving and departing 'Norwegian Star' GolfAhoy guests are included in package prices.
The 965 ft. long 'Norwegian Star' has been chartered by 'Newest Special Projects 2010 Limited Partnership', an Edmonton, Alberta travel company for the duration of the Winter Games.
Cabins and packages can be booked through GolfAhoy Cruise Planners, call Toll Free 1-877-415-5442 http://www.GolfAhoyCruisePlanners.com (select the 'Registration' tab on the home page) or internationally phone +1-780-415-5442.
Four night minimum 'Norwegian Star' 2010 Olympic Winter Games
- Vancouver package dates are from Feb.16 to Feb.20 & from Feb.20 to Feb.24.
- Six night package dates are from Feb.10 to Feb.16 & from Feb.24 to Mar.02.
"If 2010 Winter Olympic Games accommodations aboard a cruise ship are not your first choice, GolfAhoy Cruise Planners is offering four night minimum hotel and Olympic event ticket packages at the Four Seasons Resort Whistler located in the village on Blackcomb Mountain from $8,650; Marriott Vancouver from $8,950 and Plaza 500 Hotel Vancouver from $6,325. These GolfAhoy four nights Winter Olympic hotel packages come with Category A Tickets to three Alpine events, $200 daily F&B hotel credits and $100 daily Spa credit per room and on site GolfAhoy VIP hospitality center with complimentary beverages and snacks," added Anthony Webber, Managing Director, Caribbean Cruise Lines (Canada) Ltd. and U.S. subsidiary GolfAhoy Cruise Planners http://www.GolfAhoyCruisePlanners.com
Golfers from around the world visiting the 2010 Winter Olympic Games might be inclined to add a two or three day pre or post Olympic Games golf add-on excursion package to their travel plans. GolfAhoy http://www.GolfAhoy.com/7820 has exclusive escorted group golf trips to the 4 Star Crown Isle Golf Resort on picturesque Vancouver Island.
Early birdie bookings (prior to 02/06/09) are priced from $90 per person per night including rounds on Crown Isles 18 Hole Par 72 championship golf course, the groups will be escorted by GolfAhoy Golf Travel Ambassador, Earl Francis, a former President of the Canadian Professional Golfers Association (CPGA) and an Honorary Director of the PGA of America.
Hundreds of golfers at Jasper Park Golf Resort in the Canadian Rockies and the Henderson Lake Golf Club in Lethbridge, Alberta, benefited from Earl's coaching in the 1970's. Future year golf coaching experiences for Earl included the Desert Inn Golf Course Las Vegas, Shadow Mountain Golf Club Palm Desert, Grand Bahama Hotel & Golf Course Bahamas, the Hole In The Wall Club Naples, Florida and most recently as Head Golf Professional at Fraserview Golf Course Vancouver, British Columbia.
Earl and his wife, Barbara Francis, now own and operate a golf course in Chilliwack, British Columbia and together they will also be hosting and escorting a post 2010 Winter Olympic Games GolfAhoy group golf cruise sailing from Los Angeles on the 27th of March, 2010.
The seven day voyage along the Pacific Mexican Riviera offers challenging golf excursions at Cabo San Lucas; Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta. GolfAhoy can arrange men's and women's rental golf clubs, shoes and gloves for guests choosing to leave their own clubs at home. Reservations may be made through http://www.GolfAhoy.com
"2010 Winter Olympic Games golfers signing up for this special post-games Pacific Mexican Riviera GolfAhoy golf cruise, can add pre-cruise departure golf and Spa packages at the stunningly beautiful new Resort At Pelican Hill, Newport Coast, http://www.PelicanHill.com which is quickly earning a reputation with golfers as the "Pebble Beach of Southern California", said Lori Henderson-Webber, co-owner of the GolfAhoy Cruise Planners franchise. Cruise Planners is an American Express Travel Services Representative.
GolfAhoy pioneered the concept of marrying the convenience of a cruise with shore side golf excursions in partnership with Royal Caribbean 1988. Today, twenty years later, GolfAhoy offers golf cruise vacation packages which include Spa treatment options for non-golfing travel companions on 193 cruise ships, river barges and private charter yachts with challenging championship golf itineraries spanning the globe.
GolfAhoy Golf Vacations are marketed internationally through a network of licensed independent contractor 'GolfAhoy Golf Travel Ambassadors'.
From Scotland to Swaziland, Canada to China, South America to South Africa, GolfAhoy Golf Travel Ambassadors have a choice of golf vacation packages to sell in every price range through 308 of the worlds leading golf tour operators spanning 47 countries on all continents.
GolfAhoy Ambassadors receive training, product knowledge based familiarization tours to the golf destinations they represent and ongoing corporate support from GolfAhoy.
Free information on becoming a trained and certified golf travel specialist is available at http://www.GolfAhoyBiz.com
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