ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Marriott Vacation Club, the recognized industry leader in vacation ownership, announced today the addition of six new adventure cruises to Owners that offer unforgettable experiences in unique locations around the world. The adventure cruises are part of the ongoing expansion of the brand's Explorer Collection, one of four vacation collections within the points-based Marriott Vacation Club Destinations program.
"The Explorer Collection has greatly enhanced our product by offering a wide variety of innovative vacation experiences in addition to the traditional resort stays all using the same points-based currency," said Brian Miller, executive vice president and chief sales and marketing officer, Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation. "Our owners have expressed high satisfaction with the increased flexibility and vacation options available to them, and these new adventure cruises reflect our commitment to providing ongoing value and benefits through unique vacation experiences worldwide," said Miller.
The new adventure cruises will take Owners to destinations such as the Amazon River, the icebergs and glaciers of Norway, catamaran tours of the Galapagos Islands, expeditions to the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands, and sailing the Greek Isles or Thailand's most alluring islands. The adventure cruises vary in duration from 4 days to 11 days and include expert guides, chefs preparing fresh regional cuisine and on-shore excursions for an up-close view of wildlife in their native habitats, in a small group setting.
Embark on a 7-day journey on the Amazon River aboard the brand new, 32-passenger Queen Violeta Amazon riverboat. Led by an Amazon Reserve naturalist guide, this adventure cruise offers daily excursions by motorized skiff to view exotic river and rainforest wildlife including toucans and pink dolphins, visits to local villages and exploration in Peru's Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve. Daily meals on the riverboat feature delicious, regional cuisine rounding out this rare glimpse of wildlife, local culture and life on the Amazon.
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