From left: A-Rosa Cruises, Goliath at Six Flags Great America, and Daylight Beach Club at Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay

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Scoop: Providing intimate cruises of some of Europe's most eye-pleasing riverside cities and villages since 2002, the company expanded its reach to North American travelers last year and redefined all-inclusive river cruising. On cruises along the Danube, Rhine, and Rhône/Saône, guests get up close to cities such as Budapest and Avignon with a selection of complimentary excursions and free use of bikes. Onboard perks include open dining and bar, full-service spa, sauna, gym, pools, sundeck, putting green, and most accommodations with French or full balconies. 

What's new: This year, A-Rosa introduces family suites with the launch of its new ship, the A-Rosa Flora. Nearly double the size of standard rooms on A-Rosa's two other ships, the suites make room for the brood with a European Queen bed, convertible couch, and upper Pullman berth. 


Deal: Free one-night stay at a hotel of A-Rosa's choice either immediately prior to cruise or immediately after, plus private transfer to and from airport and hotel.

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FAMILY FUN: Six Flags Great America near Chicago will welcome a new staple to the amusement park's skyline on May 24: Goliath, which the park bills as "the world's fastest wooden roller coaster with the tallest and steepest drop" of 180 feet. While reaching speeds up to 72 mph, riders will encounter three overbanked turns, a 180-degree zero G-roll twist, and two wild inversions.

CORPORATE SERVICES: Servcorp continues to expand its international network of multitenant office space, adding 30 percent more capacity in London, and 30 percent more capacity in Beijing. The company's clients can get a corporate presence in these cities without having to sign long-term leases or make capital investments.

RECREATION: If you want some pool time in Las Vegas, the Light Group reopens its Daylight Beach Club at Mandalay Bay for its second pool season on March 28. The lively outdoor venue features a 4,400-square-foot pool, more than 70 daybeds, 20-plus cabanas, and two bungalows. Daylight hosts nighttime concerts twice a week.

TRAVEL: This summer, Heavenly Mountain Resort (owned by Vail Resorts) expands its operation at Adventure Peak to include two rope courses, a canopy tour, and two zip lines, including a four-line zip line center. Access Adventure Peak via a two-mile gondola ride that delivers sweeping Lake Tahoe views.

LODGING: The Residence Club of Argentina, a multilocation resident equity club with luxury accommodations in Bariloche, Buenos Aires, and Mendoza, was recently added to the growing portfolio of Elite Alliance, a Dallas-based operation that provides exchange services for residence clubs and owners of professionally managed vacation homes in North America and other locations around the world. Members of ClubCorp clubs can settle into these Argentinian accommodations and others, based on availability, for seven-night stays priced at $1,995 through the Elite Escapes short-notice vacation program.

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