Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Waterways Cruises Offers Sensational Views of Seafair Blue Angels Air Show

August 6 & 7, 11:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.


SEATTLE, Wash.—(July 26, 2011) — Join Waterways Cruises for a spectacular way to celebrate Seafair—aboard a Blue Angels BBQ Lunch Cruise. The Waterways’ yacht will be positioned to provide guests with the breathtaking experience of seeing the amazing performance of the Blue Angels up close from every deck. Enjoy a savory and sizzling Tennessee BBQ lunch buffet on this unforgettable cruise.

WHO: Waterways Cruises

WHAT: Blue Angels BBQ Lunch Cruises

· Four-hour cruise on Lake Washington

· Views of the magnificent Blue Angels Air Show from the decks of a Waterways’ yacht

· Chef Udo’s Authentic Tennessee BBQ Lunch Buffet

· Narration of interesting sites, local landmarks and fascinating facts about the history and culture of Seattle from the Captain.

· Handcrafted cocktails, including a Specialty Seafair Cocktail, and “design your own” drinks, wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages are available for purchase

· Cost is $89 per person; $81 for seniors and military; $39 for children (ages 5 to 12); no charge for children 4 and younger

Tennessee BBQ Buffet Menu:

Classic Caesar salad
Stone-ground mustard and potato salad
Sweet and smokey pulled pork
(slow-roasted for 12 hours and served with our homemade BBQ sauce)

Cornmeal dusted fried catfish served with house tartar and a squeeze of lemon
Tennessee style chicken breasts
Hoagie rolls and jalapeño cheddar cornbread
Corn on the cob
Watermelon wedges
Assorted cookies and brownies

WHERE: Yachts will depart from Waterways Cruises HomePort in Seattle and Southport Pier in Renton

· HomePort in Seattle - 2441 N. Northlake Way

· Southport Pier in Renton - 1083 Lake Washington Blvd. N

WHEN: Boarding starts 30 minutes before departure time

· Saturday, August 6 from Waterways’ Homeport in Seattle at 11:30 a.m.

· Sunday, August 7 from Waterways’ Homeport in Seattle and Southport Pier in Renton at 11:30 a.m.

Reservations can be made online at or by phone (206) 223-2060 for groups of 8 or more guests. Advance reservations required.

Waterways Cruises was founded in 1994 by Hilton Smith and grew from a small family operation into Seattle’s most upscale cruise and event company.  Originally starting with a single yacht for private charters, Waterways successfully expanded its operations to three luxurious vessels (Emerald Star, Olympic Star, and Destiny), accommodating upwards of 40,000 guests per year for weddings, corporate events, special celebrations and dining cruises.

In 2010 Waterways Cruises launched Lake Washington Dining Cruises, departing from the Southport Pier & Promenade in Renton and from the Waterways’ HomePort in Seattle.  Featuring seasonal menus, scenic cruise routes and exciting entertainment options, Lake Washington Dining Cruises brings fine dining experience and sightseeing opportunities to Lake Union and Lake Washington.

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DUA Travel offers Dream Vacation to Fiji with Reality Stars, Jason and Molly Mesnick of “The Bachelor”

Enter the “Fiji Me For Free” Sweepstakes for a Chance to

Win a Romantic Fiji Vacation for Two Valued at $6,500


BELLEVUE, Wash.—(July 26, 2011)— Down Under Answers (DUA Travel) is offering fans and followers of the hit ABC reality show, “The Bachelorette” & “The Bachelor”, an opportunity to experience Fiji for themselves, in the company of Jason Mesnick, a suitor on Season 4 of “The Bachelorette” who ultimately became “The Bachelor” on Season 13, and his wife, the former Molly Malaney.

Priced at $2,999, this 10-day vacation package departs from Los Angeles to Fiji November 5, 2011, and includes:

· Round-trip airfare on Air Pacific from Los Angeles to Nadi and from Nadi to Savusavu

· Keepsake pottery lei on arrival

· Round-trip airport/hotel transfers throughout

· Four nights in an ocean-view “bure” at the Koro Sun Resort, including all meals, plus:

- For the ladies, a forget-all-your-cares, one-hour massage at the Rainforest Spa

- For the gentlemen, a full round of golf

- Full-day waterfall expedition

- Half-day river kayak tour

· Four nights at the InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa, including:

- Full buffet breakfast daily

- For the ladies, a 30-minute spa experience

- For the gentlemen, a 9-hole round of golf or dive experience

- Full-day Seaspray Sailing experience

- Half-day Nadi Faces & Places Tour

Price is per person for a twin share and space is limited. For more information visit

For those unable to make the November trip, DUA Travel is offering a similar package without Jason and Molly, yet still covering the gorgeous area of the world showcased in the final episodes of “The Bachelorette.” The package is priced from $3,449, per person with departures available from August 1, 2011 – March 31, 2012. Seasonal surcharges apply. For details visit

Finally, Down Under Answers is launching their “Fiji Me For Free” sweepstakes to win a once-in-a-lifetime vacation to Fiji. On September 2, one lucky winner will be selected to receive an unforgettable travel package for two to Fiji. Valued at over $6,500, the vacation includes airfare, accommodation and transfers. For details visit

To enter “Fiji Me For Free”

New questions will be added every two days, so check back daily for more chances to win.  Every correct answer gives you an entry into the contest, up to a maximum of seven entries per person.

Each correct answer earns one entry into the sweepstakes. The sweepstakes prize can be redeemed for travel September 8, 2011 – December 5, 2011 or January 16, 2012 – March 31, 2012. Blackout dates and age restrictions apply. For a full list of terms visit Contest ends August 31, 2011.

About Down Under Answers

Founded in 1992, Seattle-based Down Under Answers is repeatedly voted Best Travel Wholesaler by Tourism New Zealand and Tourism Australia. The company employs seasoned Destination Specialists to customize toursranging from unique, hands-on holidays to more traditional itinerariesfor groups of virtually any size. For further information, email, or call (800) 889-1464.

Jason Mesnickwho has always been passionate about travelnow tours extensively as an ambassador for Down Under Answers, spreading the word on the outstanding variety of travel opportunities the company creates, as well as helping couples looking for an unforgettable honeymoon or getaway by sharing romance-on-a-budget tips. He writes about his adventures and shares travel tips at

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