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OPENS TOMORROW AT TWIN RIVER EVENT CENTER January 16th and 17th the Twin River Event Center in Lincoln will be transformed into a vacation oasis for the Cruise Brothers Vacation & Cruise …

OPENS TOMORROW AT TWIN RIVER EVENT CENTER

January 16th and 17th the Twin River Event Center in Lincoln will be transformed into a vacation oasis for the Cruise Brothers Vacation & Cruise Expo. Over 60 booths staffed with representatives from all the major cruise lines, land tour operators, exotic destinations and resorts. Attendees will be able to meet with every travel company one-on-one.

New this year the Taste of the World Pavilion! Attendees can enjoy free food sampling including: Chowder and Clam Cakes from the Top of the Bay Restaurant in Warwick, Chourice and Pepper Sliders from Faial Restaurant & Lounge in Smithfield, Salad and Pasta from the European Café in Smithfield, Wings in Three Delicious Styles, BBQ, Asian & Buffalo and A Wicked Good Favorite, Johnnie Mac from Wicked Good – Twin River’s Newest Gathering Place, Chocolate cups filled with raspberry, caramel and peanut butter mousse and Stuffed Mushrooms with Feta, Spinach and Tomato from Banquets at Twin River, Cabot Vermont Cheddar Cheese, Delicious Chocolate dipped potato chips and chocolate dipped pretzels from Ginny's Tarts & Treats and Aged White Cheddar Booty, Tings, and Smart Puffs from Pirate Bootie.

Representatives from the Coastal Wine Trail will be on hand to offer free samples of wines from 8 local wineries – Newport Vineyards, Greenvale Vineyards, Langworthy Farm, Running Brook, Sakonnet Vineyards, Travessia Vineyards, Truro Vineyards, and Westport Rivers.

In honor of their 120th year Narragansett Beer will be offering free samples too.

Twenty three special travel seminars are scheduled over the course of the Expo. Attendees will benefit from these special sessions conducted by Top Cruise & Destination Specialists with expert knowledge of the Caribbean, Mexico, Alaska, Europe, Australia, the Orient and Many More.

For More information visit cruisebrothersvacationexpo.com

Saturday January 16th Main Stage Seminars

11:00am

Jamaica Tourism ~ Once You Go, You Know! Discover the new hotels, attractions and non-stop airlift available this winter from Boston to Montego Bay, Jamaica presented by Jamaica’s John Woolcock

12:00 pm

Holland America Line presents Onstage Alaska ~ A Fun, Informative Alaska Presentation, Featuring. Live a Performance by Alaska Experts.

1:00pm

Trafalgar Tours ~ Rediscover the Romance of Travel with Trafalgar Tours

2:00pm

Adventures by Disney ~ unforgettable adventures, starring your family presented by Peter Figueiredo

3:00pm

Collette Vacations ~ what is an Escorted Trip and the Travel Benefits? Discover Italy, Our Nation’s National Parks and the Canadian Rockies presented by Collette’s Kevin Carter.

4:00pm

Viking River Cruises ~ What’s Hot in 2010? River Cruising presented by Viking’s Forrest Cramer.

5:00pm

Crystal Cruises ~ The Difference is Crystal Clear; Luxury at a Value. Come discover Crystal Cruises and why our ships our rates number 1 and number 2 in the World presented by Crystal Cruise Line’s Dottie Veneto.

Saturday January 16th Seminar Stage 2

10:30am

Carnival Cruise Line ~ Learn about Carnival’s Caribbean and the Carnival Cruise Line Experience presented by Carnival’s Sheila LeBlanc

11:30am

Royal Caribbean – Come see and learn about the most fascinating vessel at sea- Oasis of the Seas. In this presentation you will learn about this floating "Oasis" and it’s many activities and entertainment venues presented

by Royal Caribbean’s Derrick Johnson

12:30pm

TNT Vacations ~ The Best Value Caribbean All Inclusive Vacations presented by John Maguire

1:30pm

Celebrity Cruises ~ An Unparalleled Class, An Extraordinary Experience…Celebrity's Solstice Class of Ships, presented by Celebrity's by Marla Phaneuf

2:30pm

Celebrity Xpedition Galapagos ~ learn about Celebrity Cruises® one-of-a-kind experience on Celebrity Xpedition® to one of the earth's most precious

archipelagos, the Galapagos Islands presented by Celebrity's Susana Romero

3:30pm

Royal Caribbean ~ Europe & Exotics presented by Royal Caribbean’s Derrick Johnson

4:30pm

Hurtigruten ~ please join Bo Fridsbergl, Senior Sales Manager, for an introduction and overview of our fantastic programs and itineraries for 2010

& 2011. The World's Most Beautiful Voyages along the Norwegian Coast.

Sunday January 17th Main Stage Seminars

11:00am

Trafalgar Tours ~ Rediscover the Romance of Travel with Trafalgar Tours

12:00pm

Holland America Line presents Onstage Alaska ~ A Fun, Informative Alaska Presentation, Featuring. Live a Performance by Alaska Experts

1:00pm

Celebrity Cruises ~ Where in the World can you go with Celebrity Cruises, presented by Celebrity's Marla Phaneuf

2:00pm

Collette Vacations ~ What is an Escorted Trip and the Travel Benefits? Discover Italy, Our Nation’s National Parks and the Canadian Rockies presented by Collette’s Kevin Carter.

3:00pm

AMA Waterways ~ All-Inclusive premium river cruise experience. Learn about the new ships, luxurious staterooms, gourmet meals & enriching tours

Sunday January 17th Seminar Stage 2

10:30am

Royal Caribbean Alaska ~ Ever been told to go to Alaska and you will see it all? Wrong! The largest state does offer animals, glaciers, and gorgeous views; however, you need to know when is the best time to travel to see exactly what interests you. In this presentation you will learn the best time to cruise Alaska and also see pictures of wildlife and glaciers presented by Royal Caribbean’s

Derrick Johnson

11:30am

TNT Vacations - The Best Value Caribbean All Inclusive Vacations presented by John Maguire

12:30pm

Carnival Cruise Line ~ Learn about Carnival’s Caribbean and the Carnival Cruise Line Experience presented by Carnival’s Sheila LeBlanc.

1:30pm

Royal Caribbean – Come see and learn about the most fascinating vessel at sea- Oasis of the Seas. In this presentation you will learn about this floating "Oasis" and its many activities and entertainment venues presented

by Royal Caribbean’s Derrick Johnson

2:30pm

Avalon Waterways ~ European river cruising is the fastest growing segment of the travel industry. Hear why it's considered a "hybrid" vacation, and how river cruising is actually a better value for cruise travelers than big ship

European cruise vacations presented by Pam Shaw.

List of Exhibitors

AMA Waterways ~ Award-winning River Cruise Line AMAWATERWAYS owns and operates the newest, most state-of-the-art fleet of river cruise vessels in the industry. AMAWATERWAYS operates deluxe river cruise vacations ranging from seven to 30 days on the great waterways of Europe as well as South East Asia. Each AMAWATERWAYS vessel carries 148-passengers in unequaled luxury, comfort and style.

Azamara Cruises ~ Sail to the hidden corners of the world, and along the way, experience the ultimate indulgence. Enjoy butler service, the most delectable dining on the high seas, a masterful Spa and Wellness Center, graceful accommodations, and more. azamaracruises.com

Barbados Tourism Authority ~ Charismatic Island with a unique charm and warmth. With mile after mile of powdery, white sand beaches; a delightful year-round climate of sunshine and sea breezes, a rich and fascinating history and some of the friendliest people in the world. visitbarbados.org

Carnival Cruise Lines ~ With everything that's included in one low price, a Carnival cruise is one of the best vacation values around. DELICIOUS MEALS, THE MOST EXCITING DESTINATIONS, SPECTACULAR ENTERTAINMENT, AND PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN OF ALL AGES. carnival.com

Celebrity Cruise Lines ~ Our exceptional level of personal service, award-winning cuisine, world-famous amenities and accommodations that are the most spacious at sea, not only ensure an unforgettable cruise experience, but forge a lasting relationship between ourselves and our guests. Celebritycruises.com

Collette Vacations ~ Collette Vacations celebrates over 90 years of experience in the escorted travel industry and offers more than 150 quality tours to premier destinations on all 7 continents. Travelers can choose from river cruises and land tours, educational travel, rail journeys, small group travel, vacations that visit a Collette Foundation site, and relaxing getaways. Our vacation packages are crafted to provide our world of travelers with enriching cultural experiences, classic sightseeing, many included meals, and centrally-located accommodations that reflect the flavor of the destination. And, with knowledgeable, professional tour managers and an industry-leading cancellation policy, Collette Vacations makes traveling the world simple and hassle-free. collettevacations.com

Costa Cruises ~ Italian Cruise Line offering a true European experience ~ Love, Laughter and La Dolce Vita! Kids sail free on select Europe sailings! http://www.costacruise.com/B2C/USA/Default.htm

Crystal Cruises ~ Crystal Cruises' two stylish ships, the 940-guest, 50,000-ton Crystal Symphony and the 1,080-guest, 68,000-ton Crystal Serenity, have also been individually honored for their service, space, quality and choices. Besides incomparable service, the ultra-luxury line is recognized for its innovative partnerships with Master Chef Nobu Matsuhisa and Piero Selvaggio, Creative Learning Institute featuring Yamaha keyboard and Berlitz language classes, Computer University@Sea curriculum, Feng Shui-designed spa, and a myriad of other culinary, cultural and fitness-oriented enrichment. Itineraries of seven to 108 days are available throughout the world. Crystalcruises.com

Cunard Line ~ Show Special: Reduced Deposits and up to $300 in Onboard Credits on Select Sailings.

For over a century and a half, the iconic ships of Cunard have been defining sophisticated ocean travel. They have always been The Most Famous Ocean Liners In The World®. From her fabled vessels of the past to her present royal court — Queen Mary 2® and Queen Victoria® — Cunard has carried guests across the great oceans and to the far points of the globe in unparalleled style. We invite you to take your place in the rich heritage of ocean travel, and write your own classic adventure tale. Join us for a journey on the legendary ocean liners of Cunard. Cunard.com

Globus Family of Brands ~ The Globus Family of Brands offers travel styles for everyone, escorted with first class Globus, and Budget COSMOS, independent travel with MONOGRAMS, and deluxe river cruises with AVALON WATERWAYS. Travel to all points of the globe; North America, Europe, Asia, South Pacific, and South & Central America with the world’s largest and best travel company. globusfamilypartner.com

Avalon Waterways ~ From the world’s youngest river cruise fleet to the sleek, contemporary ship design and state-of-the-art technology, Avalon leads the way in modern river cruising and small-ship cruising. Travelers with Avalon Waterways gave our river cruise vacations a 97% satisfaction rating on post-vacation surveys. www.avalonwaterways.com

Holland America Line ~ The Cruise Extravagant, the Values Generous. Satisfy your wanderlust and your instinct for exceptional fares simultaneously. Let us indulge your every wish—with sumptuously spacious staterooms and cuisine that will inspire superlatives—as we take you deep into each destination we visit. Set sail for extraordinary waters with Holland America Line. Book your Alaska Cruise during the Expo and receive a 50% reduced deposit. http://www.hollandamerica.com/

Hurtigruten, Formerly Norwegian Coastal Voyage, Inc. ~ Hurtigruten cruises are more than luxury vessels to beautiful destinations; they are windows on the world of exploration, knowledge, education and adventure. From Norwegian cruises along Norway's dramatic 1,250-mile west coast with dramatic travel above the Arctic Circle, to the world's most active glaciers of Greenland and trips from one end of Europe to the other, Hurtigruten offers you adventures of a lifetime. www.hurtigruten.us

InnSeason Resorts ~ Six New England resorts featuring deluxe suites with kitchens, fireplaces and in-room whirlpools. Open year round at three of the areas most desired getaway locations: Lincoln, NH at Loon Mountain, Ogunquit, Maine, and on the waterfront on Cape Cod, in Falmouth. Resorts feature indoor and outdoor pools, saunas, game and fitness rooms. Summer, Romance and Family packages. www.innseason.com

Insight Vacations ~ Come with us to rediscover the golden age of travel. With Insight Vacations, you will experience a holiday planned to perfection and a level of personalized service second to none. Whether you choose an escorted tour or cruise in Europe, Britain, the Eastern Mediterranean or America and Canada, you’ll enjoy the unequalled value and memorable experiences that only an Insight Vacation can bring. Insightvacations.com

Jamaica Tourist Board ~ Relax on pristine white sand beaches. Swim, snorkel and wind-surf in sapphire seas. Swing the day away on lush golf courses. Drift lazily down a river on a bamboo raft. Climb 600 feet to the top of magnificent Dunn’s River Falls. Dance ‘til dawn to the throbbing rhythms of reggae. For more information visit our website at www.visitjamaica.com

Mt. Washington Valley Accomodations ~ Enter to Win a North Conway area 2 night getaway in a Studio for up to 4 people. Show Special ~ Ski & Stay Packages from $60 per person. Story Land packages in the summer, ski packages in the winter, and more! Offering lodging for any budget in the North Conway area, from a motel room for 2, to a luxury mountainside home for the whole group! All guests enjoy full resort amenities at either Eastern Slope Inn or Attitash Mt. Village. www.MWVACC.com

Newport Convention Visitors Bureau ~ Vacation guide to Newport, highlighting attractions, accommodations, shopping, dining, and other local points of interest. Gonewport.com

Norwegian Cruise Lines ~ Norwegian Cruise Line lets you do what you want to do by offering more choices on everything from restaurants to accommodations…With Freestyle Cruising you will have only one schedule ~ YOURS! ncl.com

Oceania Cruises ~ SHOW SPECIAL: Book an Oceania Cruise between January 16th - January 24, 2010 and receive an extra $100.00 per stateroom shipboard credit. Applicable to new bookings on 2010 or 2011 departures!

Oceania Cruises Points of Distinction: Finest Cuisine at Sea served in Four Distinctive Open-seating Restaurants, all at no additional charge ~ Gourmet Culinary Program Created By World-renowned Master Chef, Jacque Pepin ~ World-Renowned Canyon Ranch Spa Club Treatments And Cuisine ~ Elegant Mid-Size Ships Carrying Just 689 Guests ~ The World's Most Alluring and Desirable Ports ~ Country Club Casual Ambiance; Tuxedos and Gowns Never Required ~ 70% of Suites and Staterooms Feature Private Teak Verandas ~ Best Value In Luxury Cruising.

Come by the Oceania Cruises Booth to see photos of our brand new ship Marina sailing in January 2011! Oceaniacruises.com

Princess Cruises ~ Show Special: Book your Princess Cruise during the Expo and receive a 50% reduced deposit and coupon book valued at $120 in onboard savings. One of the best-known names in cruising, Princess Cruises first set sail in 1965 with a single ship cruising to Mexico. Today, the line has grown to become the third largest cruise line in the world, renowned for innovative ships, an array of onboard options, and an environment of exceptional customer service. A recognized leader in worldwide cruising, Princess offers approximately 1.3 million passengers each year the opportunity to escape to the top destinations around the globe, aboard a fleet of 17 modern vessels. Princess.com

Regent Seven Seas Cruises/Paul Gauguin Shipping Limited ~ Unsurpassed levels of luxury define The Regent Experience: gracious and attentive service with a smile your every desire and wildest dreams fulfilled, your spirit relaxed amidst tranquil seas and absolutely magnificent scenery. http://www.rssc.com/

Royal Caribbean ~ Show Special: Reserve your next getaway during the Vacation and Cruise Expo and receive up to a $200 Onboard credit. While Caribbean may be our middle name, it’s not the only place we go. In fact, we’ve got Alaska, Mexico, South America, Europe, Hawaii, Bermuda, the Bahamas, Canada/New England, Panama Canal, Asia, Australia and New Zealand pretty much covered, too. After all, what is the journey without the destination? RCCL.com

Sandals/Beaches Resorts ~ Come experience the very pinnacle of all-inclusive excellence in the Caribbean. Sandals delights couples in love with supremely luxurious accommodations, gourmet candlelit dining for two, gorgeous tropical settings and some of the world's most exquisite beaches in Jamaica, St. Lucia, Antigua and the Bahamas.Sandals.com

Star Clippers ~ A Star Clippers Cruise Vacation offers the thrill of sailing on an authentic re-creation of a Tall Ship from the Golden Age of sail, where the traditions of the past are combined with the comforts of the present day.

Super Clubs ~ The World’s Favorite Super-Inclusive Resorts ~ Breezes Resorts, Grand Lido Resorts & Spas, Hedonism Resorts, Negril Beach Villa, Rooms Resorts, & Starfish Resorts.

The Walt Disney Company, Disney Destinations, LLC ~ Disney cruise Line, Walt Disney World, Adventures by Disney, Disneyland Resort Vacation Packages. Disney.com

TNT Vacations ~ $100 off per complete vacation package booking of 5 nights or more. New England’s number one choice for tropical getaways to Mexico, Bermuda, Costa Rica and the Caribbean for 35 years. TNTVacations.com

Trafalgar ~ Show Special: $200 per person savings for anyone that books within 48 hours of the show. Since 1947 Trafalgar Tours has been a global leader in escorted tours, vacation packages and dream holidays to all your favourite destinations in Europe, Britain, USA, Canada, South America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. www.trafalgar.com

Universal Orlando Resort ~ It's the most dynamic family vacation destination on earth. At Universal Orlando Resort you'll find not one, but two amazing theme parks, non-stop nightlife, and a trio of world-class on-site hotels. Whether you're looking for the hottest entertainment, state-of-the-art rides, unforgettable dining, or just the opportunity to relax and get away from it all, there's nothing else like it in Orlando. It's an entire universe of action, thrills, fun and entertainment excitement the whole family can enjoy together! Universal Orlando Resort... A Better Vacation for Today's Family. www.universalorlando.com

Uniworld River Cruises ~ There are many ways to travel through Europe, but none compare to the intimate, stylish, and sophisticated experience of a river cruise. Allow these peaceful waterways to serve as your pathway for a journey of a lifetime! Uniworld.com

Variety Cruises ~ Founded in 2005, Variety Cruises is the largest Small Ships Cruise Company World-Wide with a fleet of over 15 fully owned vessels offering you a total yachting experience. With sizes varying from 4 to 25 cabins, our private yachts and small ships allow our passengers to visit well known destinations or to discover unique and more private ports of call in a private, convivial and relaxed environment. Fine cuisine, with a strong local flavor, exciting itineraries blending well known ports of call and less know gems of the Mediterranean and personalized service have positioned the company as the choice for an ever growing number of cruise goers looking for a small ship cruise experience.

Viking River Cruises ~ The world of Viking River Cruises ~ dreaming about your next voyage? Cafés in Europe? Onion Domes in Moscow? The Great Wall of China? Wherever you wish to go in Europe, Russia, China, Viking can take you there in style! Inclusive, affordable, relaxing, educational, all part of the world of Viking. Vikingrivercruises.com

Twin River Event Center, Lincoln:

Saturday, January 16th – 10am-8pm & Sunday, January 17th – 10am-6pm

Admission : $5.00 children under 17 free

FROM PROVIDENCE, WARWICK, CRANSTON, EAST GREENWICH, SOUTH COUNTY?Take Route 95N to Route 146N to the Twin River exit. At the exit take a right, proceed through the first set of lights and Twin River will be on your left.

FROM BOSTON, QUINCY, MILTON AND BRAINTREE?Take Route 93S to Route 95S to Route 295S to Route 146S. Stay on Route 146S to the Twin River exit (Twin River Road.) At the end of the exit ramp take a left, proceed through the first set of lights and Twin River will be on your left.

FROM CAPE COD, FALL RIVER, SWANSEA, SEEKONK, EAST PROVIDENCE:?Take Route 195W to Route 95N to Route 146N to the Twin River exit. At the exit take a right, proceed through the first set of lights and Twin River will be on your left.

CruiseBrothers.com is one of the largest family owned cruise agencies in the country. In business since 1972, they have over 35 years of experience as cruise brokers, specializing in all aspects of cruising Their well-trained international network of expert cruise agents and award winning customer service department. can answer any questions you may have when planning your next adventure.

Year after year, Cruise Brothers consistently ranks among the top producers with Royal Caribbean, Princess, Norwegian, Celebrity and Carnival allowing them to offer the best prices available.

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