BUENOS AIRES TO
RIO DE JANEIRO

EXPLORE ARGENTINA,
URUGUAY, & BRAZIL

8 MAGICAL
ALL-INCLUSIVE NIGHTS

THE DAWN OF A NEW ERA WITH VACAYA LUXE!
3 SOUTH AMERICAN COUNTRIES – 1 GRAND VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY

We’re beyond thrilled to announce our premiere sailing with Atlas Ocean Voyages! It’s our newest offering from VACAYA Luxe and we’re confident their beautiful 5-star super yacht World Navigator will surround you with endless charms. We’ll sail for 8 glorious nights from beautiful Buenos Aires, Argentina to uber-exciting Rio de Janeiro, Brazil March 29-April 6, 2024. That’s the end of summer/early fall for South America, so the weather is warm and comfy – perfect for enjoying the fabulous beaches along the way!

 

No matter whether you’ve been to South America before or this is your very first time, there’s no better way to experience 3 of the continent’s most exciting and beautiful countries than in the (nearly) all-inclusive luxury of Atlas Ocean Voyages and VACAYA. From picture-perfect beaches to exciting night life, this 8-night adventure has it all!

Value

The Value of Luxury

VACAYA Luxe trips are unapologetically exclusive – welcoming to all, of course, but built for discerning travelers seeking intimate experiences, splendid accommodations, and unparalleled service. Of course, savvy travelers recognize “value” rarely means “low price.” Instead, value is defined as getting something extraordinary for a great price. And that is exactly what VACAYA’s 2024 South America Cruise delivers.

The V Team is dedicated to providing you with the very best. That’s what drives us, journey after journey. And it’s amazing what’s included:

 

  • 8 Nights of 5-Star Accommodations aboard super yacht World Navigator
  • Cultural immersion
  • Elegant main restaurant with ever-changing menus inspired by global cuisines, a specialty chophouse, a cozy café, and afternoon tea with light snacks
  • Unlimited wines, premium craft cocktails, and brews
  • Luxurious L’OCCITANE bath amenities
  • Terry bathrobes and slippers (perfect for our BATHROBE GALA NIGHT!)
  • Marble Spa Bathroom with Mosaic Glass Shower, including Rain Head and Body Jets
  • Sumptuous Egyptian cotton bed linens
  • In-room minibar stocked daily with your preferences
  • A state-of-the-art in-room infotainment center
  • Music channels and on-demand movies
  • Daily world news programming
  • Nespresso coffee and teas in your Stateroom/Suite
  • Still and sparkling water delivered in reusable glass bottles
  • Unlimited Starlink WiFi
  • Nightstands equipped with the necessary tech (110/220 voltage + USB ports)
  • Private climate control
  • A personal safe, hairdryer, and satin hangers
  • Room Service available from an “always available” menu
  • Butler Service in Suites
  • Complimentary wash and fold laundry service in Suites
  • Yacht Marina Water Toys
super yacht advantage

THE SUPER YACHT ADVANTAGE

If you’ve ever wanted to explore the world in style in a friendly and intimate setting, VACAYA Luxe’s small-ship voyages have distinct advantages over their big-ship counterparts. Super yachts gracefully dock in quaint harbors that bulkier oceangoing vessels simply can’t access. The ability to call in ports of all sizes allows for more intriguing itineraries. Small ships also tend to stay longer (including overnights) and dock closer to town, giving you more time to explore. There are no crowds to beat, so you can see places at their most pleasant and authentic.

LIFELONG CONNECTIONS

friendships

LIFELONG CONNECTIONS

One of the advantages of a small ship is that our guests get to experience these life-changing, bucket-list destinations with like-minded adults, including our V Team and cruise line crew. While our returning guests see familiar faces and continue to strengthen existing bonds, new guests report that our community is the most welcoming at sea (or on land). At the end of each trip in our guest satisfaction survey, we ask guests to report whether they made a new friend on their vacation. So, we actually have the data to back this up!

PHILANTHROPIC OPPORTUNITIES

ReachOUT

PHILANTHROPIC OPPORTUNITIES

One of VACAYA’s main missions is to leave the communities we visit better than we found them through our ReachOUT initiatives. While on vacation, we’ll give guests the opportunity to give back through sweat equity (volunteering) or through financial donation. We’re working on several meaningful options for our 2024 ReachOUT initiatives. So stay tuned for more details, which will be outlined on our GET READY page and in our social media.

Ship

Welcome to World Navigator, a super yacht-style ship designed for a highly personalized and all-inclusive experience. Designed with a 1940s aesthetic inspired by the new millennium, she’s a modern classic. Complete with comfortable accommodations, globally-inspired cuisine, unlimited premium beverages, and an onboard life that cultivates connection with yourself and fellow Vacayans, she’s made for you to explore the world in relaxed luxury.

After a day of roaming, venturing, and exploring, indulge in the comfort of a balcony accommodation or modern suite. Every room features a spacious bathroom outfitted with L’OCCITANE amenities, plush bedding designed for dreaming, flat-screen TVs with state-of-the-art infotainment systems, and sitting/living areas to unwind. Gaze at the horizon as you replay the adventures of each day.

Ship Highlights

Sun and sumptuous decadence await on World Navigator

PORTO MAIN RESTAURANT

PORTO MAIN RESTAURANT

World Navigator’s main restaurant, abundantly sophisticated and charmingly delicious.
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7-AFT GRILL

7-AFT GRILL

World Navigator’s specialty steakhouse, with beautiful cuts of meat cooked to order.
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THE DOME OBSERVATION LOUNGE

THE DOME OBSERVATION LOUNGE

The perfect place to spend an afternoon gazing at the endless sea around us.
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PAULA’S PANTRY

PAULA’S PANTRY

Certain to become one of your favorite daily stops – offering endless snacks and fresh brewed coffee.
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FITNESS STUDIO

FITNESS STUDIO

Outfitted with state-of-the-art exercise equipment, our Fitness Studio gives you the tools you need to keep your body at peak strength.
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SEASPA BY L’OCCITANE

SEASPA BY L’OCCITANE

Pamper yourself with an optional, signature treatment from SeaSpa by L’OCCITANE. Sink into total relaxation with a massage or simply sit and breathe within the heat of the sauna.
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JOGGING TRACK

JOGGING TRACK

Take a lap or two on the top deck's jogging track, complete with breathtaking horizons and exercise stations located throughout.
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POOL, HOT TUBS, & SUN DECK

POOL, HOT TUBS, & SUN DECK

Feel free to take it slow with a dip in the pool or in our hot tubs. Catch a few rays with an easy morning or afternoon on the sun deck.
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ATLAS LOUNGE

ATLAS LOUNGE

Amid the vintage style of décor and VACAYA’s signature entertainment, it’s easy to develop a sense of camaraderie with your fellow Vacayans here.
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ZEPHYR LOUNGE

ZEPHYR LOUNGE

Aft on Deck 5, find the elegant ambiance of Zephyr Lounge. As you enjoy a glass of wine or after-dinner coffee, watch the outline of the port grow smaller and the horizon grow wider.
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7-AFT POOL BAR

7-AFT POOL BAR

From fresh-pressed juices and smoothies to craft beer options, you’ll find the perfect refreshment to share with new friends.
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EXPLORE WORLD NAVIGATOR

 

 

DINING ABOARD WORLD NAVIGATOR

 

Experience delicious, globally-inspired cuisine with our always-included onboard dining that offers true culinary adventure. Whether you prefer a sophisticated three-course meal amid an ambience of casual elegance, indulgent barbecue favorites poolside, or quick and easy on-the-go snacks to grab before your adventures, it’s always included.

Porto Restaurant

PORTO RESTAURANT

Inspired by Atlas Ocean Voyages’ rich Portuguese heritage, our elegant main restaurant offers delectable cuisine with menus changing daily and a sophisticated ambiance, both indoors and alfresco. Plus, a specialty dinner menu, aptly named ALMA after the Portuguese word for “soul,” offers homestyle dishes just like they were cooked by grandma.

7-AFT GRILL

Aft Dining

7-AFT GRILL

We’ve perfected the art of jospering (that’s grilling) in our specialty chophouse. Bask in fine cuts and fresh seafood at dinner or enjoy a more casual lunch served poolside.

POOL, HOT TUBS, & SUN DECK

pool

POOL & HOT TUBS

The pool deck is a gathering space and hot spot for connecting with everyone while catching a quick bite to eat following an excursion or a late-night snack before retiring for a restful night.

THE DOME OBSERVATION LOUNGE

dome

THE DOME

Take in the 270-degree views after your day of exploring, all the while enjoying a wide selection of teas and a delectable spread of finger sandwiches, cookies, and more in our Observation Lounge.

PAULA’S PANTRY

Paulas Pantry

PAULA’S PANTRY

Stop by our cozy café for a grab-and-go snack or breakfast, including muffins, doughnuts, boost drinks, specialty teas, and La Cimbali fresh-pressed coffees. For a midday snack, choose from sandwiches, wraps, and salads.

IN-ROOM DINING

Room Service

IN-ROOM DINING

Enjoy breakfast in bed or tapas from our “always available” menu, with room service delivered to your stateroom. As part of our suite extras, when you book a suite, enjoy full room service dining.

SUSTAINABLE TOURISM WITH VACAYA & ATLAS

 

As concerns about environmental sustainability have become more prominent in the collective conscious, a greater emphasis has been placed on responsible travel practices. As lovers of the sea and the wondrous treasures of our planet, VACAYA and Atlas Ocean Voyages are committed to the protection of the environment and respecting indigenous communities. Taking the actions below helps us keep the environment thriving for today’s explorers and future generations.

cosmopolitan restaurant

OCEAN STEWARDSHIP

Our intimate, yacht-style ships realize the possibilities of environmental stewardship with the latest hybrid power management and propulsion systems, maximizing fuel efficiency and consuming as low as one-fifth the fuel compared to conventional cruise-ship systems, reducing our impact on the environment.

CLOSER WITHOUT INTRUDING

Specialty Dining

GET CLOSER… RESPONSIBLY

We minimize underwater noise that stresses marine wildlife by using a hydro-jet propulsion system that allows our ships to cruise virtually silent up to five knots for incomparable, up-close encounters while keeping the sensitive ecosystem in mind. It’s also our responsibility to prevent damage to the fragile ecosystems on ocean floors. That’s why we avoid using anchors to maintain ship position by using a GPS-based Dynamic Position System.

DOING OUR PART

Rooftop Garden Grill

DOING OUR PART

It’s important to make the effort to keep waterways clear for a cleaner environment. By building ships with the latest and most advanced waste management and water treatment plant in the cruise industry, Atlas takes the proper steps to control waste on board. That includes storing litter that cannot be repurposed or reclaimed in a dedicated hold until landing, where it will be disposed of responsibly. Plus, Atlas offers still and sparkling water delivered in reusable glass bottles on board to help reduce waste.
Itinerary

EXPLORE THE VERY BEST OF THE EAST COAST OF SOUTH AMERICA

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

 

3 Amazing Countries!

The Super Yacht Advantage

Endless Nature & Adventure

Beautiful Beaches

Exciting New Ports of Call

Timeline

Day 1 – Fri, Mar 29, 2024
Buenos Aires, Argentina – Depart 6pm

Day 2 – Sat, Mar 30, 2024
Punta del Este, Uruguay – 9am-5pm

Day 3 – Sun, Mar 31, 2024
A Relaxing Sunday at Sea

Day 4 – Mon, Apr 1, 2024
Itajaí, Brazil – 6pm-Overnight

Day 5 – Tue, Apr 2, 2024
Itajaí, Brazil – Overnight-5pm

Day 6 – Wed, Apr 3, 2024
Ilhabela, Brazil – 1pm-11:59pm

Day 7 – Thu, Apr 4, 2024
Paraty, Brazil – 8am-6pm

Day 8 – Fri, Apr 5, 2024
Búzios, Brazil – 12pm-8pm

Day 9 – Sat, Apr 6, 2024
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Arrive 8AM

Itinerary

DAY 1
DAY 1

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA 35°S 58°W

FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 2024
BOARDING: 3PM | DEPART: 6PM

Rivaling the very best European capitals for sophistication and culture, the tree-lined streets of chic Buenos Aires host stellar restaurants, world-class art galleries and museums, the gorgeous Teatro de Colon, and the primary-colored houses of La Boca. As the sun sets, Recoleta comes to life and the feverish melodies of the tango rise along San Telmo’s cobbled streets.

We’re once again partnering with LGBT-owned and operated Lunfarda Travel for pre-cruise adventures in and around BA. So be sure to schedule at least 3 or 4 extra days in the city before our cruise begins.

DAY 2
DAY 2

PUNTA DEL ESTE, URUGUAY

SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 2024
ARRIVE: 9AM | DEPART: 5PM

Oh, Uruguay. How we loooooove you! Spend the day here in Punta del Este enjoying this beautiful, chic beach resort, its marinas, museums, and endless shopping. While warm sands remain a major attraction, the many small fishing villages along the coast are also havens for artists and getaways for celebrities. On the streets and beaches, you’ll find a glamorous mix of bronzed hedonists and wealthy holidaymakers. Together, they help create a cozy, relaxed city full of high-end restaurants and world-class galleries and museums.

DAY 3
DAY 3

A RELAXING DAY AT SEA

SUNDAY, MARCH 31, 2024

It’s Sunday, and with everything closed ashore, there’s no better day of the week for a sea day than today. Sleep in. Relax onboard. Take a long, leisurely lunch. And then join us on the upper decks for our first V-Dance of the week under the warm South American sun. As a reminder… on our smaller Luxe trips, our parties are more of the cocktail variety, but if you want to dance, DANCE!

DAY 4
DAY 4

ITAJAÍ, BRAZIL

MONDAY, APRIL 1, 2024
ARRIVE: 6PM | DEPART: OVERNIGHT

Known for its perfect beaches, excellent surfing, amazing seafood, and beautiful architecture, Itajaí is a thriving destination. We’ll arrive late afternoon/early evening and you’ll have the chance to explore this city by the golden light of sunset. Despite its impressive skyline and nearly 120 square miles of land, the population is a modest 200,000 people, and they’re all incredibly welcoming. Tonight, we recommend checking out one of the city’s delicious restaurants along the main promenade and waterfront. Our favorites casual joints include Botequim Selrón, El Capitán Parrilla y Bar, and Zephyr Seafood & Nikkei.

DAY 5
DAY 5

ITAJAÍ, BRAZIL

TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 2024
ARRIVE: OVERNIGHT | DEPART: 5PM

Today is all about fabulous shopping, hitting one of the cities renowned beaches like Brava, Cabecudas, and Morcego, or exploring the region’s fascinating sights, including Paroquia Santíssimo Sacramento, the City Center’s Public Market, or Parrot’s Beak. Enjoy the sunshine and good times!

DAY 6
DAY 6

ILHABELA, BRAZIL

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2024
ARRIVE: 1PM | DEPART: 11:59PM

With its beautiful beaches, waterfalls, and unspoiled Atlantic rainforest, Ilhabela is one of the most sought-after getaway destinations for Brazilians from São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Situated on the western side of the gorgeous Litoral Norte coastline, this archipelago is beautiful even in name (ilha bela is Portuguese for “beautiful island”). Prepare to have an unforgettable visit!

DAY 7
DAY 7

PARATY, BRAZIL

THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2024
ARRIVE: 8AM | DEPART: 6PM

Paraty is a gem of an historic town, with its beautifully preserved Portuguese colonial architecture, charming narrow streets, imposing fort, and exquisite churches. One of our favorite things about Paraty is that the town floods nearly every day. You read that correctly… it FLOODS at high tide. The sidewalks are elevated a foot above the cobblestone streets, and during high tides, ocean water pours into the streets. It stirs an unforgettable, surreal scene of colonial buildings reflecting in the flooded streets – a photographer’s dream.

DAY 8
DAY 8

BÚZIOS, BRAZIL

FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2024
ARRIVE: 12PM | DEPART: 8PM

It may be hard to believe this, but this tiny fishing village is often ranked as one of the ten most beautiful spots in the world. The village first became known when actress Brigitte Bardot visited during the prime of her international stardom (there’s a statue paying tribute to her on the Orla Bardot). Today, Búzios is more St. Tropez than a sleepy fishing village. Here, you’ll find some of Brazil’s most beautiful beaches. We encourage you to hit the sand and spend the afternoon sipping delicious caipirinhas as you soak in the sunshine and radiant beauty of all that surrounds you.

DAY 9
DAY 9

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL

SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 2024
DISEMBARK: 8AM

The fabulous thing about Rio is that there’s a little bit of Carnival celebrated here every day. From its famous beaches to its iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer, Rio radiates an air of exuberance that’s hard to find anywhere else. Make the scene on trendy Ipanema or take a cable car to the summit of Sugar Loaf Mountain and enjoy the amazing views. We hope you’ll spend at least 3 or 4 days here in Rio before heading onward or home. It’s DEFINITELY worth it. And don’t forget… it’s Saturday night! The city will be bustling with options to enjoy your first night in town.

While we work tirelessly to craft the perfect itinerary for each trip, it’s always subject to change based on weather, sea, and myriad other conditions.

ROOMS & PRICING

When you book online directly with VACAYA, you’ll enjoy 24×7 access to your booking information, Pay-In-Full bonus offers, no-interest monthly payments, AIRLINE DISCOUNTS, and our BEST RATE GUARANTEE!

SOLO TRAVELERS NOTE
If you’re a Solo Traveler, we offer some great recommendations for finding a roommate HERE.

THE IMPORTANCE OF TRAVEL INSURANCE
As we’ve all learned these past few years, having Travel Insurance is EXTREMELY important. So with each travel purchase, we strongly encourage you to purchase “Cancel For Any Reason” (or CFAR) travel insurance. If you decline to secure coverage, know that you’re responsible for any cancellation penalties and out-of-pocket expenses incurred because of your inability to travel/choice not to travel. LEARN MORE

FIND THE PERFECT HOME-AWAY-FROM-HOME
You’ve chosen to embark on an immersive journey with VACAYA and Atlas Ocean Voyages. No matter which of our 98 staterooms or suites you choose, you’ll enjoy beautifully appointed accommodations.

ALL ROOMS INCLUDE:

  • In-room mini-fridge stocked daily with your preferences
  • Room service from our “always available” menu
  • Nespresso coffee and Kusmi teas
  • Still and sparkling water delivered in reusable glass bottles
  • Terry bathrobes and slippers
  • Sumptuous Egyptian cotton bed linens

Oceanview Staterooms

    Veranda Staterooms

      Suites

        Important Information

        PORT & ADMIN FEES

        Non-Commissionable Port Taxes and Admin Fees are 357 USD per person.

        PRE-PAID GRATUITIES

        Pre-Paid Gratuities are 160 USD per person. 100% of these gratuities go to onboard staffers, including your stateroom attendant, the culinary services staff, the behind-the-scenes hotel services staff, and the myriad department heads who work with their teams around the clock to create a flawless VACAYA experience for you.

        SOLO TRAVELERS

        Solo guests in their own stateroom pay double gratuities and single port taxes/admin fees.

        ROOM DESCRIPTIONS

        Room descriptions, sizing, and view specifics have been provided to us by Atlas Ocean Voyages and VACAYA is not responsible for incorrect information. Room layouts and views (including obstructions) can vary within the same category. For rooms with a capacity greater than 2, the additional bedding is a combination of sofa beds and/or upper berths.

        Be “In The Know” about Obstructions: The standard cruise industry definition of an obstruction or partial obstruction is if the view of the horizon is interrupted when an average height person (170cm or 5’7”) is standing at the balcony’s handrail. If the horizon line is blocked in its entirety, the view is considered fully “obstructed.” If any part of the view of the horizon line is blocked by a lifeboat, overhang, support beam, or any other fixed apparatus (not including moveable cleaning equipment), the view is considered “partially obstructed.” If the horizon line can be viewed in its entirety when standing at the handrail, the view is not considered to be obstructed in any way.

        INITIAL DEPOSIT SCHEDULE

        • Upon booking outside of 300 Days – 10%.
        • At 300 Days (June 3, 2023) – 25%.
        • At 240 Days (August 2, 2023) – 50%.
        • At 180 Days (October 1, 2023) – 75%.
        • At 120 Days (November 30, 2023) – 100%.

        CANCELLATION PENALTIES

        • Upon booking through 300 Days (June 3, 2023) – 10% of total.
        • From 299 (June 4, 2023) to 240 Days (August 2, 2023) – 20% of total.
        • From 239 (August 3, 2023) to 180 Days (October 1, 2023) – 40% of total.
        • From 179 (October 2, 2024) to 120 Days (November 30, 2023) – 60% of total.
        • From 119 (December 1, 2023) to 90 Days (December 30, 2023) – 80% of total.
        • From 89 (December 31, 2023) to 0 Days (March 29, 2024) – 100% of total.

        ITEMS NOT INCLUDED

        • Flights from your home city to Buenos Aires and from Rio de Janeiro
        • Airport Transfers to/from World Navigator
        • Onboard Spa/Salon Services
        • Onboard Laundry
        • Gift Shop Purchases
        • Optional Excursions

        TERMS & CONDITIONS

        Be sure to read VACAYA’s Terms & Conditions, which include the Payment/Cancellation/Refund Policies for all reservations. Please note that cancellation fees apply from the time of booking.

        JOIN WAITLIST

        For real-time availability, proceed by clicking BOOK NOW. With ever-shifting inventory, a category that shows availability on this page may no longer be available when you attempt to book. If you need help finding the perfect room in another category or to add your name to our wait list for a sold-out category, feel free to email The V Team at info@myvacaya.com and we’ll be happy to assist you.

        UPGRADES

        Don’t see your first choice in room category? Upgrades that become available will be prioritized to guests who’ve already booked their second choice. To jump on our upgrade waitlist, book your second choice and then email your desired category to info@myvacaya.com. Be sure to include your reservation number and full name. We’ll reach out to you if your name reaches the top of the upgrade availability list. Subject to upgrade charges.

        PAY IN FULL OPTION

        You may pay in full at the time of booking. Unless you later modify your reservation, no further payments will be necessary. BONUS OFFER: Paid-in-Full Reservations made through June 2, 2023 will receive 200 USD off per room.

        MONTHLY PAYMENT PLAN

        Your initial deposit is due at time of booking. Then, your remaining monthly payments will be calculated using the number of months between your booking and the final payment due date. Payments will be charged on the 15th or the last day of each month (determined automatically depending on the day of the month you book). Payments will be charged to your credit card on file. If your credit card details change at any time, simply update the info in our system prior to your next month’s payment date. Please note declined payments are subject to a convenience fee. For more information, explore our Automatic Billing FAQs and our Terms & Conditions.

        TRIP INSURANCE: GET IT!

        There is one question every traveler across the globe universally faces: should I purchase Travel Insurance? It’s natural to ask yourself, should I spend the extra dollars to protect my vacation investment? Or do I leave it in the hands of Lady Luck and hope for the best. At VACAYA, we’ve always believed Trip Insurance was critical to the vacation planning process. That’s why we took special care to integrate the purchase opportunity into our online booking process. Pre-pandemic, the main reason to buy insurance was to assure your safe return home if something were to happen to your health while on vacation. That’s because quality insurance covers medical evacuation so people don’t have to pay medical emergency transportation expenses out of their own pocket.

        With Covid-19 in our lives for the foreseeable future, we now have an even stronger rationale for recommending Trip Insurance. “Cancel For Any Reason” insurance has quickly risen in popularity, and for good reason. If you decide you don’t want to travel after the cancellation penalty period has begun, this type of insurance covers most if not all of your cancellation fee. It’s also a great way to help honor your Social Contract with VACAYA.

        So go ahead and buy that bucket list trip, but protect your health and your investment by purchasing Trip Insurance. ❤️

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