- Apple Vacations has been in business for an astounding 40 years.
- Apple Vacations is one of the largest international travel providers in the U.S., winning multiple awards including: Best Tour Operator to the Caribbean 2008 – Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards, Best Tour Operator to Mexico 2008 – Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards, Best Tour Operator, Latin America/Mexico 2008 – Recommend Magazine Reader’s Choice Award, and Best Online Booking Tool for Travel Agents 2008
Our Editor’s Review
We really like the Apple Vacations “Top Deals This Week” page. You simply plug in your departure city and it instantly shows you to the best Apple Vacations deals. To find the cheapest deals, select your closest departure city, hit “go” and then sort the results by “price”. This will show you the best Apple Vacations deals from your home. We also found the deals that Apple Vacations has for large groups to be awesome. If you are planning a wedding, family reunion or other group getaway for more than 20 people, Apple Vacations has nice deals available.
We found that booking the advertised promotions and deals aren’t as easy as they should be, especially when you have a family. During our tests, although the hotel listing touted “Two Kids Stay Free“, we were unable to get a quote for that hotel in which 2 kids were actually free. Perhaps we didn’t click just the right button or something, but if that is the case then the Apple Vacations site is too difficult to navigate. It was extremely difficult to find the best Apple Vacations deals because we found no rate calendar. In fact, we found many family vacations that were ridiculously expensive. Taxes and fees in the amount of $1016 were added to one family vacation, and we did not see where it itemized these out for us. From our favorite “Top Deals This Week” page, we were told that a vacation was “no longer available“ if we had more than 5 people in our family.
The Apple Vacations website is much more favorable when booking couples vacations for two people. If you are booking a family vacation, we prefer using CheapCaribbean.com or FamilyGetaway.com. We often find better deals overall on Funjet Vacations vs. Apple Vacations, so we would compare prices found on Apple Vacations with those that you find on Funjet. Granted, Apple Vacations is one of our top rated travel websites by our readers, so they must be doing something right!
Apple Vacations Hotel Ratings:
Apple Vacations hotel ratings are based on real Apple Vacations travelers who complete a survey after their trip. Each hotel and resort is given an Apple score, and quite simply the more Apples the better! What about those “Golden Apples”? The Golden Apple hotels are the cream of the crop, and only given to hotels and resorts that earned exceptional ratings on the Apple Vacations traveler survey. Do you see a little plus symbol (+) next to an Apple? That means the hotel offers more services or amenities compared to other hotels with the same Apple rating.
Apple Vacations Policies*:
- Cancellations between 44-31 days to departure = $125+ per person fee
- Cancellations 45 days or more to departure = $45+ per person fee
- Applicable hotel and airline penalties are also added to all cancellations
- If you cancel sometime within the last 30 days prior to departure, y0u may be subject to 100% penalty (ie. no refund for you). TIP: Purchase the AV-OK Total Vacation Security plan at the time of booking which may help save on these fees
*Based solely on research done by TravelSiteCritic.com, these figures may be inaccurate and are subject to change.Verify policies with the website before you book. Please be aware of airfare taxes & fees, applicable to any booking that includes airfare.
Apple Vacations Contact Information:
P.O. Box 6500
Newtown Square, PA 19073
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AppleVacations.com Coupon Codes & Deals:
Apple Vacations “Top Deals This Week” – AppleVacations.com
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