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Memorable love stories filmed in NYC and Paris

“Love is in the air.”

What would be of the film industry without incredible locations where love stories and romance happen? The streets, parks, restaurants or skyscrapers where characters interact not only do they play a major role in romance but the city where love unfolds becomes a character as well with its own identity, thoughts, conflicts, feelings and emotions. For decades, New York and Paris have been the favorite cities for cinematographers to shoot a love story. Here are 7 movies where NYC and Paris have starred in.

hearth Midnight in Paris (2011)

Written and directed by Woody Allen, this romantic comedy-fantasy film won both the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and the Golden Globe Awards for Best Screenplay. is set in Paris.

While on a trip to Paris vacationing with his fiancée’s wealthy, conservative parents, a successful but creatively unfulfilled Hollywood screenwriter (Owen Wilson) finds himself mysteriously going back to the 1920s every day at midnight.

They go to a party for Jean Cocteau where the astonished Gil realizes that he has been transported back to the 1920s, an era he idolizes. He encounters Cole Porter, Alice B. Toklas, Josephine Baker and Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald, who take him to meet Ernest Hemingway.

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hearth Amélie (2001)

Amélie is a shy waitress in a Montmartre café in Paris. After returning a long-lost childhood treasure to a former occupant of her apartment, and seeing the effect it has on him, she decides to set out on a mission to make others happy and in the meantime pursues a quirky guy who collects discarded photo booth pictures.

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hearth Sleepless in Seattle (1993)

Is there anything more special than finding true love atop the Empire State Building on Valentines Day? If you are into romantic movies, you’ll love this one, inspired and filmed in NYC.

Annie’s (Meg Ryan) relationship with her straight-laced fiancé Walter (Bill Pullman) is unlike her dream love life in the movie An Affair to Remember (1957).

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Jonah (Ross Malinger), Sam’s son, is also looking for a new mother, so when Jonah puts his father on national radio, hundreds of women write to him.

Annie writes to Sam (Tom Hanks) proposing they meet atop the Empire State Building on Valentine’s Day. Finally, Annie meets Sam and Jonah atop the Empire State Building on Valentines Day. When Sam meets Annie he realizes it’s the same unknown woman he had spotted a few times in Seattle.

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hearth When Harry met Sally (1989)

Harry Burns (Billy Crystal) and Sally Albright (Meg Ryan) meet when she gives him a ride to NYC after they both graduate from the University of Chicago.

The film jumps through their lives as they both search for love, but fail, bumping into each other throughout life. Finally a close friendship blooms between them and both are confronted with a question: “Can a man and a woman be friends, without sex getting in the way?”

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hearth Manhattan (1979)

This American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Woody Allen opens with a montage of images of Manhattan and other parts of NYC, with Isaac Davis (Woody Allen) narrating drafts of an introduction to a book about a man who loves the city.

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Isaac Davis is a twice-divorced 42-year-old comedy writer who dates a 17-year-old girl (Mariel Hemingway) but falls in love with his best friend’s mistress (Diane Keaton).

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hearth Casablanca (1942)

Casablanca is a 1942 film about an American expatriate owner of an upscale club and gambling den in the Moroccan city of Casablanca who meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications. Starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. It’s one of the most romantic movies of all times.

“What about us?” Ilsa asks, not wanting to board the plane without him.
“We’ll always have Paris” he says, meaning they’ll always be together in their memories.

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We hope you enjoyed this trip down memory lane of the best love stories in the history of movie making. Better yet, we hope you take advantage of your Royal Holiday membership and get to visit NYC and Paris: two destinations where love eternally blooms.

Introducing a new travel assistance card

Even though 2016 has just started you are still in time to book your next vacations, either to the Caribbean or wherever your heart desires.

If you prefer Europe, London has something for everyone: from history and culture to fine food and good times. Read our article with the must-see London attractions and sights.

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Introducing April, your new travel assistance card in case of an emergency or unexpected contingencies during your vacation. Read about the many advantages of this travel assistance card on an article we prepared for you.

Lastly, feast your eyes on our video of the month. Remember, there are a lot of benefits if you book your reservations online. Check for Royal Holiday specials on our website.

Happy vacations!

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Isla Mujeres A spell bounding “Isla Bonita”!

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Discover the mystical island of Isla Mujeres, a gem off the coast of Cancun lying peacefully in the Mexican Caribbean. Magic is precisely how you will hear isleños -island residents- and visitors describe this island. This Isla, endearingly called by most residents, is 5 miles across the bay from Cancún. Catch the ferry that leaves from Puerto Juárez or Playa Tortugas.

10 must-do activities in Isla Mujeres

1. Venture out to Garrafón Park, a special area for ecology, nature and adventure. Enjoy this tropical treasure through more than 20 activities such as snorkeling, diving, kayaking, zip lining, trekking, swimming with Dolphins to name a few.

2. MUSA snorkel offers you the chance to know one of Cancun’s top attractions: Cancun’s Underwater Art Museum. Admire + 460 Jason DeCaires Taylor’s statues while snorkeling in a guided tour. No experience, no problem, the guides will take care of you! The total museum installation will one day form an artificial ecosystem where various fish and marine mammals will thrive.

3. The Dolphin Royal Swim is definitely the best swim with dolphins program and one of Cancun best things to do. The Dolphin Royal Swim is done at Isla Mujeres, where you’ll be able to swim with dolphins in their natural habitat not in a pool. Enjoy more than 7 different dolphin behaviors including the “Foot push” and “Dorsal Tow”. You’ll also be able to handshake, hug, and kiss and have free time with the beautiful dolphins.

4. Once you reach Playa Norte, the island’s main beach, you won’t want to leave. Its warm, shallow waters are the color of blue raspberry syrup and the beach is crushed coral. Unlike most of the island’s east coast, Playa Norte is safe for swimming and the water is only chest deep even far from shore.

5. Tortugranja (turtle farm) is a government-sponsored hatchery for endangered sea turtles. At this Turtle Farm, eggs are deposited into safe, caged areas to keep them safe from predators. Once hatched the baby turtles are moved into ponds until they grow big and strong enough to be released into the sea. Easy to find, the turtle farm is located on Sac Bajo (North of Playa Paraíso).

6. Swim with Whale Sharks. Immerse in the Most Amazing Adventure in Isla Mujeres swimming with the Biggest Fish in the World and experience these humbling gentle giants up close. Also enjoy the crossing where you can see playful dolphins and stingrays in their natural habitat.

7. Tropical fish in El Garrafón de Castilla. Not to be confused with “Garrafon Park”. A golf cart will get you here. Hardly any tourists seek it out or visit it. It’s a great family beach and a protected snorkeling area. To make it interesting, buy some fish food, stand still or float, and friendly colorful fish will envelope you looking for lunch.

8. Catamaran Isla Mujeres. Don’t miss the chance of spending a wonderful day sailing through the Caribbean Sea and to Isla Mujeres in a catamaran. Enjoy the sun and the breeze while sailing to the reef where you will have the opportunity of snorkeling and admire hundreds of colorful fish.

9. If you are into archaeology, at the southernmost point tip of the island you’ll find a religious center that dates back to the 12th century dedicated to Ixchel, the Mayan Goddess of Fertility. The temple has another purpose, as it was used as a lighthouse for the Mayan ships travelling along the coast.

10. Before you catch the ferry back to Cancún, you can rent a bike or golf cart and cruise the Island. At the south tip you’ll find a small lighthouse from where you can appreciate the stunningly beautiful turquoise clear waters of the Mexican Caribbean.

Remember that Royal Holiday has several hotels in Cancún, Cozumel and Playa del Carmen to make your stay in the Mexican Caribbean an unforgettable one. Reserve now!

Enjoy the fall like you never did before!

Remember, your Dream Vacations package comes with exciting certificates and exclusive benefits and you can use them also to reserve a Cruise. So, if you’re going on a cruise, read our special article on how to choose the perfect cabin when you take a cruise.

Remember to activate your vacation certificates through our website. It’s very easy to so, plus it will save you time to plan the perfect vacation.

Speaking of which, have you entered our Halloween “Trick or Trip” contest?  Hurry and participate for the chance to win a trip to the beach. For more info enter our  Facebook page.

Happy vacations!

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Angie Vela

Member Services Director
Royal Holiday

Enjoy to the max the Royal at Sea program

Royal at Sea brings you unforgettable experiences on board majestic cruises to the world’s most beautiful corners. Get ready for a 24/7 floating adventure-fun journey with everything from recreational activities, nightlife, theatre, spa, casinos, art galleries,extreme sports, to aquatic parks with water slides and surf wave simulators. Enjoy all this and more with your Dream Vacations Program.

On board activities
On board activities

Taking a cruise means, among other things, tasting scrumptious buffets and a-la-carte menus serving culinary international specialties to entice your palate, day and night. Most cruises offer the All-Inclusive plan, with unlimited meals and beverages.  It’s a great vacation option for families wanting to spend time together during a holiday, or for honeymooners in search of a romantic getaway.variedad-cruceros-actividades-royal-holidayYour Premium Vacation Program membership comes with a number of holiday credits that let you choose the cruise, route, cabin, entertainment-type on board, and length of travel (3 to 11 days).

Allure of the Seas, Royal Caribbean
Allure of the Seas, Royal Caribbean

The Royal at Sea program takes you to Alaska, the Bahamas, Bermuda Islands, the Caribbean, Europe, Hawaii, the Mediterranean, South America and the Mexican Riviera.

Alaska Cruise
Alaska Cruise

Remember to know your ports of landing once you select your cruise.  Whether you the adventure, shopping, nightlife, working out, extreme sports, or sunbathing type, there’s a route and a landing port with activities and adventures for you.

Your Dream Vacations Program lets you choose from over 1,000 cabins in 50 routes and 4 continents navigating on these prestigious cruise lines like Carnival, MSC Norwegian Princess and Royal Caribbean.

Mediterranean cruises
Mediterranean cruises

Find a Cruise

Don’t forget, you can reserve a Cruise whit your Holiday Credits Certificates. So, reap the benefits of your program and conquer the 7 seas!

5 exhilarating activities in Cancun

Cancun is certainly a paradise for beach lovers, and sun worshippers, but it is also a little slice of heaven for outdoor enthusiasts, history buffs and thrill-seekers.

The Subsee Explorer

The Subsee Explorer out of Cancun is built especially for underwater viewing.  You can stay dry and see the amazing reefs, fish, and underwater majesty of the Caribbean Sea up close and personal.  Your kids will love it!

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From: Adults $159 USD, Kids (4-12) $99 USDNiños mayores de 4 años $86 USD

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Exotic Car Driving Experience

Enjoy the copiloting experience on board one of the exotic cars, while the professional driver tries to beat his previous lap record. If you love the need for speed this hot lap experience is great for you. Available exotic cars: Ferrari F430, Ferrari 458 Italia, Mercedes Benz SLS AMG and others.

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5 laps/1:30 hrs. approx.
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JOYÁ by Cirque du Soleil at Vidanta Riviera Maya
Immerse all of your senses with ‘JOYÀ’ by Cirque du Soleil® — the first Cirque show in the world to offer the option of tablecloth dining. Follow the story of an alchemist and his granddaughter embarking on a transformative quest to uncover the secrets of life, with the help of half-human, half-animal creatures.

The Vidanta Theater is located between Puerto Morelos and Playa del Carmen across from the Mayan Palace.

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 Fishing

Prepare for a day of truly legendary sport fishing. Cancún charters feature air-conditioned luxury sport fishing yachts, tournament-rigged and fully equipped for deep-sea fishing in paradise. Some charters include transportation from the hotel to the pier, fishing equipment and beverages. Don’t forget to bring your swimming suit, cap/hat, sunblock and sunglasses.

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For further information visit:
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Go Fishing Cozumel

Golfing in Cancún
The magical scenery of the Mexican Caribbean invites the world-renowned designers of golf courses to give the landscape curves, mounts, fairways and greens in a sport that combines relaxation with excitement.

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Cancun Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok
18 holes, par 72 course from
The Hilton Cancún Golf & Spa Resort
18-hole, par 72 championship golf course with more than 6,700 yards
Riviera Cancún Golf Club
Green fee (18 holes) from $140 USD

With your Dream Vacation Program have a royal paradise holiday in Park Royal Cancún!

 

Enjoy an uplifting vacation this fall!

The fall is just begining. If you haven’t taken full advantage of your Dream Vacation Program, now’s the time to so. Set a course for adventure aboard a fantastic cruise; check our Cruises section on our website, with over 50 cruise ships, exciting routes and luxurious cruise liners. Read our article.

Cruising Alaska
Cruising Alaska

Or if you prefer sunbathing in one of the world’s greatest beach strips at Punta Cana and Bávaro on the eastern coast of the Dominican Republic, we have prepared a video of the Punta Cana Princess hotel.

Last but not least, don’t forget to check our website for last-minute deals.

Bon voyage!

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Angie Vela
Member Services Director
Royal Holiday

Feel the Fall to the fullest

When you feel that first crisp breeze, you know that summer is gone and fall is in the air. From seeing the enchanting canopy of red, gold, and orange leaves to camping trips, there are so many reasons to enjoy fall.  For outdoor lovers we recommend Pennsylvania and New York in the east coast, or Arizona and Colorado to the west.

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Feel the Fall to the fullest

Take advantage of exclusive member benefits and great discounts on services at Park Royal hotels.

Facing the stunning turquoise-clear waters of the Mexican Caribbean is Park Royal Cancún, the perfect hotel to enjoy this heavenly destination.

Last but not least, don’t forget to check our website for last-minute deals.

Happy holidays!

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Angie Vela
Director Member Services
Royal Holiday

 

 

 

Summer is still going strong!

As of December 19, Park Royal Cozumel is raising its category to Grand Park Royal Cozumel, offering guests new amenities: waiter service by the swimming pools and beach, 24-Hour room service, unlimited premium beverages and more. Get ready to experience this upgrade in benefits and services.

This fall explore the Mediterranean on board a luxurious ship from MSC Cruises, from 4,290 holiday credits for 2 people. There are 3 different routes full of rich history and gastronomy.

Have you sent your favorite selfie for the chance to win a trip? You’re still on time. Pick your best selfie on a family vacation, Upload it on our website, and ask your friends to vote. You have until September 6! The 3 selfies with more votes could win a free All-Inclusive stay in our stunning resorts like Park Royal Cancun, Cozumel, Ixtapa or Acapulco.

Have you checked our website? You’ll find great online specials and exclusive promotions. Activate your account; it only takes a couple of minutes and start enjoying your benefits. Also, remember to watch our monthly video.

 

Bon Voyage!

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Angie Vela

Member Services Director
Royal Holiday