Exclusive Offers For You From Curio Travel

Exclusive Offers Are Yours 

Benefit with Exclusive Offers from our Preferred Travel Suppliers

  • AmaWaterways‘ specials on 2024 and 2025 European river cruises;
  • Australia and New Zealand tailor-made, custom vacations and one-stop flights from Wilmington;
  • MT Sobek’s custom packages to the US National Parks;
  • Ponant’s all-inclusive Alaskan adventures and 2025 Smithsonian Journeys;
  • Riverside Luxury Cruises’ multiple discounts and short voyages on Europe’s Rhine, Rhone, Moselle and Danube rivers;
  • Tauck offers reduced airfare on any Europe land, river or ocean package departing in October and November 2024 Take Off With Tauck and complementary one-night hotel stay for first time guests;
  • Virgin Voyages’ Adults-only Cruises with a $300 discount and $600 onboard credit;
  • Windstar’s complementary all-inclusive upgrade and $200 per on the Star Legend’s 2025-2026 sailings.



Through June 30 your booking on select 2024 and 2025 European river cruises will receive:

  • A 2-, 3- or 4-night Complimentary Land Package or
  • Summer Triple Savings that include a complimentary category upgrade, up to $1,000 discount per cabin and a $50 per cabin onboard credit;
  • and AirPlus Special Rates, starting at $899 for economy round-trip airfare.

Additionally, you will receive our exclusive 5% discount on any AmaWaterways’ 2024, 2025 or 2026 river cruise.

Australia and New Zealand Vacations

If exploring Australia or New Zealand or both is on your Some-Day-Bucket-List, now is the time to act.  American Airlines is offering 1-stop flights from Wilmington to Auckland, New Zealand and Brisbane, Australia with amazingly low fares for travel this fall, winter and early spring.  Flexibility with your travel dates will provide you with the lowest flights.

Limited availability for these incredible savings on American Airlines’ 1-stop return flights from Wilmington and Myrtle Beach (very limited availability) to Auckland, New Zealand.  Economy class fares are advertised as low as $784 per person, round-trip for travel through March 2025, excluding most of the high season – December and January 2025.

Beginning in late October, American will launch non-stop flights from Dallas Fort Worth to Brisbane with a non-stop connection to Wilmington.  Introductory pricing starts at $1.036 per person round trip, taxes and fees included, with an additional charge for main cabin seating and a bit more legroom.

Contact us now to buy your airplane tickets while there is availability. Then we will work with you to plan your vacation doing only the things you enjoy. With over 20 years’ experience designing custom trips to New Zealand and Australia, we know the ins and outs, what to avoid, and where to steer clear of the tourist traps.


Combining adventure with luxurious surroundings, Ponant is small ship cruising at its finest! Their fleet ranges in size from the 32 passenger Le Ponant to Le Commandant Charcot, a one-of-its-kind luxury ice breaker with only 245 passengers. 

Ponant’s small ships stop at over 450 ports in well-known and exotic destinations each year. Offering understated elegance on its all-inclusive sailings, Ponant offers over 120 Zero Single Supplement adventures.

Book your Smithsonian Journeys cruise with Curio Travel to receive up to 30% off and a $100 per person onboard credit.

You can still receive savings of up to 25% on Ponant’s 7, 8, 10 and 11 day Alaska sailings departing or returning to Seattle.  This itinerary cruises along Alaska’s coast away from the heavily touristy areas and focuses on the natural environment, wildlife and the indigenous cultures in the area. Ponant’s Alaska adventures include shore excursions to remote wilderness destinations guided by onboard naturalists.

Curio Travel’s exclusive offer of a $200 per person onboard credit applies to select Alaska Cruises departing:

  • July 13 through 20 – it would be great to have you join fellow St James adventurers on this cruise!
  • July 28 through August 7.

Contact us at 910-338-6978 to find out more.

MT Sobek

MT Sobek specializes in handcrafted, small-group and custom adventures with an emphasis on active travel, wildlife and authentic cultural experiences. The company can book in-park lodging reservations at the US National Parks (given ample time for reservations prior to travel) and can usually secure the best park-related options for a custom, private trip. 

You will receive a custom swag box before you begin your adventure.  Additionally, Sobek will donate $50 per booking on your behalf to the Galapagos Conservancy, Fund the Tiger or the Alaska Conservation Foundation.

Riverside Luxury Cruises

Book before January 15, 2025 to receive a 10% Launch Offer discount on all 2024 and 2025 Riverside luxury river cruises.  This discount will give you reduced pricing on their luxurious cruises this summer and fall and all of next year.

Book your 2025 luxury Riverside cruise by December 31, 2024 and receive a 15% Early Booking Discount.  These savings are combinable to give you a 25% discount on a 2025 river cruise.

Solo cruisers who choose a Harmony or Melody Suite on one of Riverside’s 2024 or 2005 river cruises will enjoy a zero single supplement.

For the 2024 season, Riverside offers short 3, 4, 5 and 6 day river cruises on the most famous rivers in Europe – the Danube, the Rhine, Moselle and Rhone.  This is a great opportunity to experience the luxury of a Riverside cruise with its outstanding choices for fine dining, comfort and shore excursions at a lower cost and combine your river cruise with a tailor-made land package for full immersion in the area.


Tauck’s Take Off With Tauck offer, for one flat price, including all taxes and fees, on airfare is valid for all Europe land tours, river and small ship cruises departing from October 1 through November 30, 2024.

  • Economy air – $790 per person
  • Premium Economy air – $1,590 per person
  • Business air – $3,890 per person

This promotion expires on July 31, 2024.  Contact us to find available dates as they change quickly.

New to Tauck clients will receive a complementary pre- or post- hotel night with any Tauck vacation. This includes Small Ship Cruises, River Cruises, Land Journeys and Tauck Bridges for Families.  This benefit is a Curio Travel exclusive.

Tauck is also introducing 13 new journeys in 2025 to celebrate its 100th Anniversary.   2025 land tours are now open for reservations and are filling up quickly.   One of the new US land journeys is Nashville to New Orleans, a 9-day adventure connecting the cities with in-depth experiences at musical destinations including the Country Music Hall of Fame, BB King Museum and Graceland sounds like fun.  

Join Curio Travel on Taucks’ Week in Tuscany and Umbria escorted tour from May  28 to June 4, 2025.  In a small group of no more than 24 people, we will be in the heart of Chianti country for history, spectacular views, a cooking class, truffle-hunting and of course, wine tasting.

Virgin Voyages

Award-winning, adults-only Virgin Voyages offers luxurious amenities, diverse dining options, your choice of wellness programs, an incredible spa, immersive entertainment – the list goes on. Virgin provides a refreshing, upscale alternative to traditional cruising.

For a short 4 or 5 day cruise departing from Miami or a longer voyage along the Mediterranean coast, Virgin offers you an array of choices.

If you’re dreaming of a Virgin cruise that will end before October 13 – contact us! Our exclusive offer includes a $300 discount on the cruise fare plus a $600 onboard credit in addition to Virgin’s current promotion of 70% off the second passenger and a free balcony upgrade.  This offer can be used for any Virgin cruise.


Book by October 31 to receive a complementary upgrade to Windstar’s All-Inclusive Fare featuring unlimited Wi-Fi; unlimited beer, wine and cocktails; and paid gratuities – plus a $200 per stateroom onboard credit – on the Star Legend’s 2025-2026 winter Mediterranean cruises.  Included sail dates for this promotion begin in October 2025.  Reduced Single Supplements apply to some of these popular itineraries.



Interest exceeded our on-hand supply for many of the brochures from our preferred suppliers during our April 22 event at the St James Community Center.  We received more and now can offer you hard copy brochures  from:

  • AmaWaterways,
  • AAT Kings’ Australia and New Zealand day trips and multi-day guided travel,
  • Smithsonian Journeys,
  • Riverside Luxury Cruises,
  • Rocky Mountaineer,
  • Tauck,
  • Windstar and
  • Silversea, including the Galapagos – currently out of stock, but will be received in July.

If you would like to receive any of these, please let us know by completing our contact form, sending an email to jeanne@CurioTravel.net or contacting us at 910-338-6978.  We’ll be in touch to arrange delivery within St James and the Boliva/Southport areas.