Costco Travel Reserve Collection 2005
Costco Travel took a page from Costco’s
Kirkland Signature products handbook
and introduced Reserve Collection travel
events. Last year I hosted two Costco Travel
Reserve Collection offerings: a Princess
Cruises’ 12-night “Heart of Alaska” cruisetour
and a trip aboard Radisson’s Paul Gauguin in
Tahiti. Costco Travel bent over backwards to
make these trips dream-fulfilling experiences.
For 2005, Costco Travel has scheduled
four exciting Reserve Collection offerings.
Costco Travel vs.
Costco members will receive exclusive extras,
such as special tours, welcome parties and
guaranteed seating, plus a special bon voyage
package, compliments of Costco Travel.
Keep in mind that previous Reserve
Hawaii 15-Day Cruise
Collection offerings sold out quickly, so book
as soon as possible. —PV
Costco Travel $2,005*
Other warehouse club $2,385
Online travel agency $2,479
Princess Cruises’ 16-Day Europe Cruisetour Pat Volchok checks out the latest trip Destination: London, Paris and Avignon information at a Costco Travel kiosk.
via first-class rail and then by motor coach to
Caribbean 8-Day Cruise
Barcelona for an additional 12-day Mediter- adventure aboard ship. Grand prizes totaling
ranean cruise aboard the Grand Princess. up to $5,000 will be awarded on board.
Sailing dates: August 26–September 11. Sailing dates: August 14–21.
Costco Travel $800*
Other warehouse club $974
Online travel agency $941
Costco extras: Worth up to $800 per Prices: Ocean-view staterooms start at
stateroom (see full details at costco.com). $1,025 and balcony staterooms at $1,115
Prices: Balcony staterooms start at per person.*
Prices based on surveys taken in December 2004.
card logo on offerings. It signifies added
benefits for Executive Members when and
Core offerings consist of vacations in
Hawaii, Mexico, Tahiti, Fiji, the Cook Islands,
the Caribbean, Europe, the desert Southwest
and Nevada; Carnival, Celebrity, Disney,
Holland America, Princess, Royal Caribbean,
Radisson and Windstar cruise lines; and the
nation’s top rental car companies—Alamo,
Avis, Budget and Hertz. Unique adventures
include stays at Vail ski resorts and houseboating on Lake Powell. New offerings include
vacations in Australia and New Zealand,
Wilderness River Adventures (Grand Canyon
river rafting) and Cruise America RV Rentals.
$4,479 and mini-suites at $5,079 per person.* Windstar Cruises’ 7-Night Mediter-
Holland America Line 12-Day ranean Cruise hosted by Pat Volchok
Alaska Glacier Discovery Cruisetour Destination: The Adriatic Sea’s classic
Destination: From Vancouver, British sailing playgrounds and the romantic ports of
Columbia, to Alaska’s fabled Inside Passage Grand Harbour (Malta), Taormina (Sicily),
and Glacier Bay aboard Holland America’s Cephalonia and Corfu (Greece), Dubrovnik and
Veendam. The cruise is followed by a deluxe Hvar (Croatia) and Venice (Italy) aboard the
motor-coach tour of Denali National Park and a 308-passenger sailing yacht the Wind Surf.
trip aboard the McKinley Explorer luxury train Sailing dates: October 2– 9.
to Anchorage. Costco extras: Worth up to $400 per
Sailing dates: August 14–25. stateroom.
Costco extras: Worth up to $600 per Prices: Ocean-view staterooms start at
stateroom. $1,825 and suites at $2,729 per person.* Pre-
Prices: Ocean-view staterooms start at and post-cruise land packages and/or airfare
$2,449, verandah staterooms at $2,789 and is also available.
suites at $3,639 per person.*
Car rentals can be booked directly on
costco.com. Ticketed forms of transportation
(such as airline or rail) are available for all
travel vacations but are not sold separately.
Carnival Cruise Line’s 7-Night For more information on these great
Mexican Riviera Challenge Reserve Collection vacations, visit costco.com,
Destination: Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlán select “Travel,” then “Reserve Collection Series.”
and Puerta Vallarta on the Carnival Pride for Or call toll-free 1-877-849-2730 to book one (or
the first Costco Travel Challenge. Participants more) of these Costco Travel Reserve Collection
compete in a family-friendly clue-gathering standouts or any Costco Travel offering.
Take it from me, the woman who waited
too long: Pick up a brochure or visit
costco.com today and discover the world of
Costco Travel. It is big, beautiful, affordable
… and yours for the asking. IC
*Sample price shown reflects Costco member discount for select stateroom categories only and is true and accurate at time of printing. Price
shown is per person, based on double occupancy and may not include government taxes/fees and gratuities. Restrictions and blackout dates
may apply. All offers are subject to availability, may change or be terminated without notice and are valid for new bookings only. Unless otherwise noted, offers are not combinable with select rate codes, coupons or other offers. Executive Member offer, if applicable, is valid for primary
cardholder only. Travel purchases are not included in Executive Membership 2% Reward program. Offer shown is for cruise or cruisetour only
and valid on select dates. Cancellation and change fees may apply. Costco Travel disclaims liability for any inaccuracies or typographical errors.
Costco Travel is a registered seller of travel and travel agency in the following states: Washington (WST 602042600); Ohio (8789302); Florida
(Fla. Seller of Travel Reg. No.ST32555); and California (CS T 2054248-50). Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the
state of California.
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