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Fred Olsen Cruise Lines launches free All Inclusive promotion

  • Written by Kari Reinikainen
  • Category: Latest offers

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines will be launching a ‘Free All-Inclusive for 2018’ promotion on all new bookings made between 6th September and 18th October 2017 inclusive, on 50 selected sailings in 2018. This complimentary drinks package gives Fred. Olsen guests the chance to take advantage of a wide range of selected house beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks on board, all day, every day, all within the cruise price.

Justin Stanton, Sales and Marketing Director for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said:

“To support our exciting cruise programme for 2018 – which includes Balmoral’s first-ever cruise season from Scotland – we are pleased to be offering guests the chance to benefit from our ‘all-inclusive’ drinks package for free on a range of 50 selected sailings next year.

“This fantastic drinks upgrade will be complimentary to Fred. Olsen guests for a limited time only, so that they can relax with complete peace, safe in the knowledge that their holiday is even better value, with almost everything covered.”

Examples of the 2018 itineraries applicable for Fred. Olsen’s new ‘Free All-Inclusive for 2018’ promotion are as follows:

- Black Watch’s eight-night W1807 ‘Fjords, Mountains & Glaciers’ cruise (adult-only), ex Liverpool on 26th April 2018. Prices start from £899 per person.

Capture classic Norwegian scenery as ‘Black Watch’ sails to a collection of wonderful destinations in the stunning fjordland: from the quaint, remote villages of Flåm and Olden, to the historic city of Bergen. Take in dramatic valleys, glistening glaciers and cascading waterfalls, tucked away within breathtaking, size-restricted waterways, such as the UNESCO-listed Nærøyfjord.

For further information: See 'Fjords, Mountains & Glaciers'

- Braemar’s eight-night M1812 ‘Scenic Fjords & Waterfalls of Norway’ cruise, ex Southampton on 16th May 2018. Prices start from £949 per person.

Uncover a plethora of scenic delights and inspirational experiences, as ‘Braemar’ diverts from the well-travelled coastal routes into spectacular, size-restricted waterways, charming fjord villages and vibrant cities. Highlights include scenic cruising of UNESCO-listed Nærøyfjord and the Karmsund Strait, and calls into historic Bergen, idyllic Flåm – for the chance to ride the world-famous Flåmsbana Railway – and picturesque Olden.

For further information: See 'Scenic Fjords & Waterfalls of Norway'

- Balmoral’s nine-night L1814 ‘German Waterways’ cruise, ex Edinburgh (Rosyth) on 31st May 2018. Prices start from £1,099 per person.

Join ‘Balmoral’ and discover a host of delights on a cultural German jaunt, combining calls into four enticing destinations and daytime scenic cruising of picturesque, size-restricted waterways. Sandwiched between extended stays in Bremen and historic Hamburg are chances to explore the fascinating maritime history of Kiel; bask in the seasonal warmth of Warnemünde; and enjoy stunning views as the ship sails along the Kiel Canal, the Weser River and the River Elbe.

For further information: See 'German Waterways'

- Boudicca’s seven-night D1813 ‘Scenic Fjords of Norway’ cruise, ex Dover on 13th July 2018.

Prices start from £999 per person.

Sit back, relax and enjoy the view, as ‘Boudicca’ glides into the scenic fjords of Norway on this memorable Summer getaway. Experience stunning Hardangerfjord, size-restricted Nærøyfjord and Sognefjord, Norway’s longest and deepest fjord; as well as Jøsenfjord and Erfjord, which feature on a Fred. Olsen itinerary for the first time. Ashore, there is much to see and do during calls to Rosendal, Flåm and Bergen.

For further information: See'Scenic Fjords of Norway'

All prices listed are based on two adults sharing a twin-bedded, Interior Room, and include accommodation, all meals and entertainment on board, and port taxes.

Fred. Olsen’s new ‘Free All-Inclusive for 2018’ promotion has been introduced to support the release of two new promotional brochures: ‘Balmoral from the north’, showcasing a great choice of sailings from Newcastle and Edinburgh (Rosyth) in 2018; and ‘Discover the Norwegian Fjords’, highlighting a range of attractive scenic sailings to Fred. Olsen’s historic homeland, of varying durations, next year.

 

Princess Cruises offers families savings for Caribbean sailings

  • Written by Teijo Niemelä
  • Category: Latest offers

Princess Cruises has announced a special offer for third and fourth guests to make it easy to bring family and friends onboard. For all Ocean Medallion Caribbean cruises on Regal Princess and Royal Princess, sailing November 2017 – April 2018, Princess is offering a special $99 price for third and fourth passengers.

Princess offers a wide range of comfortable accommodations for families or groups traveling together. There is room for up to four guests in all types of staterooms -- interior, balcony and mini-suites, many with interconnecting options – and each guest can enjoy the ultimate sleep at sea in the Princess Luxury Bed. Developed in collaboration with board-certified sleep expert Dr. Michael Breus and renowned HGTV designer Candice Olson, the bed combines the science of sleep with the pinnacle of design.

New interactive games & family-friendly offerings

For game lovers on these Ocean Medallion Class Ships, the following interactive games will be available.

– Tagalong Sprint pits guests’ digital companions in a fast and fun race across the ocean floor. Guests will see who can speed across the finish line first in this rhythm-based group game.
– This or That is an engaging, light-hearted and addictive experience that can be enjoyed by groups of all sizes. Guests will be presented with two opposing choices and vote on which to choose. Choices range from the absurd (“Pet a dinosaur or ride a shark?”) to the more on-topic (“Parasail or kayak?”), and the vote results will be displayed for all to see.

At the newly launched Camp Discovery youth center – created in partnership with Discovery Consumer Products, the licensing arm of Discovery Communications – Princess offers a wide selection of programs and activities where kids and teens will make memories and create keepsakes while sailing on the Caribbean-bound Regal Princess and Royal Princess.

As part of the cruise line’s Discovery at Sea program, there are three center themes where kids and teens can make new friends and participate in activities specially designed to help them Discover, Play, Create and Huddle, including

– The Treehouse, ages 3-7 (formerly Pelicans): A bright, whimsical forest and animal-themed center including captivating creatures and hands-on activities for kids to focus on play time, creativity and the world around them.
– The Lodge, ages 8-12 (formerly Shockwaves): Inspired by the great outdoors, this cozy center is filled with sports activities and fun places for kids to explore, hang out and lounge.
– The Beach House, for ages 13-17 (formerly Remix): Offers a contemporary surf-themed lounge, featuring a cool place for teens to hang out and socialize.

New youth and teen center programming includes MythBusters science activities with new hands-on challenges, featuring show star Tory Belleci. In addition, new Camp Discovery offers destination-themed programs focusing on the Caribbean to immerse young cruisers into the culture, nature and customs of this region.

Families will also enjoy lively concerts, sporting events and hit blockbuster films at Movies Under the Stars, a giant 300-square foot poolside movie theater. Princess makes this experience even more special with personal touches including comfortable chaise lounges and cozy blankets in the evening.

Norwegian extends Free at Sea promotion in US

  • Written by Kari Reinikainen
  • Category: Latest offers

Norwegian Cruise Line is inviting guests to kick off their 2017 travel plans, as the line’s popular Free at Sea promotion has been extended through February 5. The limited time promotion offers guests the option to choose from up to five free offers plus 50% reduced deposits when they book a new cruise vacation in select categories†.

With Norwegian’s Free at Sea, guests who book a new three-day or longer sailing in an oceanview, balcony or minisuite category stateroom can take advantage of 50% reduced deposits and select their preference of two free choices from five incredible onboard amenity offers*, including free unlimited open bar, free Specialty Dining package, $50 towards shore excursions in each port per stateroom, a free 250 minute WiFi package, or Norwegian’s Kids Sail Free offer that allows third and fourth guests, whether they are kids or kids at heart, to sail for free on almost 400 cruise departure dates. Inside staterooms, as well as Norwegian’s Studio staterooms for solo travelers, also benefit from the 50% reduced deposit and can choose one free offer. Guests seeking ultimate luxury at sea are invited to book a sailing in a suite or The Haven by Norwegian® and enjoy all five free amenities, providing up to $2,800 in added value to their cruise.

Those looking to soak up the sun among the lush, exotic islands of Hawaii can do so on a one-of-a-kind cruise vacation aboard the recently renovated Pride of America, the only ship to sail roundtrip from Honolulu year-round, with her own exclusive Free at Sea offer^. Guests who book a new seven-day inter-island Hawaii cruise now through February 5 aboard Pride of America in a balcony, oceanview, inside or Studio stateroom can benefit from 50% reduced deposits. New bookings in any stateroom^ category have the freedom to select one of five offers to enrich their cruising experience, including a free one-night pre-cruise hotel stay*** with an option to select reduced airfare starting at $399 from select gateways, a free Specialty Dining Package**, free pre-paid service charges for the first and second guest in the stateroom, free $50 per port shore excursion credit per stateroom, or Norwegian’s Kids Sail Free, allowing third and fourth guests in each stateroom sail for free on select dates. Guests who book a suite aboard Pride of America will receive all five offers†.

For those looking to cruise away their winter blues, Norwegian sails from NYC to the Caribbean, Bermuda and the Bahamas & Florida aboard Norwegian Breakaway or Norwegian Gem. Norwegian Breakaway takes the best of New York to sea with 27 dining options, dazzling Broadway performances and The Waterfront, a quarter-mile oceanfront promenade lined with restaurants, bars and spectacular views. Book now and escape to the Bahamas & Florida this winter or to the pink sands of Bermuda this summer on New York’s newest ship, Norwegian Breakaway. Aboard Norwegian Gem, guests can enjoy spectacular dining options, fabulous entertainment and family-friendly activities on cruises to the Caribbean, the Bahamas & Florida and Canada & New England for a quintessential summer getaway or fall leaf peeping.

 Only Norwegian allows guests to visit the destinations of their dreams and invites guests to Feel Free to enjoy premium entertainment, action-packed adventure, a wide variety of dining options and the freedom to do it all or absolutely nothing, all on their own timetable. To book a cruise aboard a Norwegian ship, contact a travel professional, call Norwegian at 866-NCL-CRUISE (625-2784), or visit www.ncl.com.

 

 

Princess Cruises offers cruise fares from $749 during Red, White & Blue Sale

  • Written by Teijo Niemelä
  • Category: Latest offers

Princess Cruises’ Red, White & Blue Sale features cruise deal savings on six- to 60-day cruise vacations departing from North America and beyond to destinations worldwide including the Caribbean, Panama Canal, Mexico, Canada & New England, Hawaii, and Australia & New Zealand, South Pacific, Southeast Asia, South America and World Cruises. Cruise fares to these unique vacation destinations are offered from $749 per person from Fall 2017 through Spring 2018.

In addition to incredible cruise fares, guests can reserve their booking with a reduced deposit of only $100 per person. Guests also have the opportunity to take advantage of a special introductory offer on Ocean Medallion™ cruises to the Caribbean, with balcony upgrades starting from $99 on select 7-day Caribbean cruises.

Ocean Medallion is a first-of-its-kind wearable device that enables a personal concierge by bridging the physical and digital worlds to deliver a new level of personalized service not previously considered possible -- including sophisticated wayfinding, food and beverage on demand, an array of interactive gaming and more. The quarter-sized, 1.8-ounce disc can be accessorized with jewelry, clips, key chains and bands or simply carried in a pocket or pocketbook.

Examples of Red, White & Blue Sale cruise deals include:

– Caribbean cruise — 7 days: Interior - $799 per person; Balcony - $898 per person

– Mexico cruise — 7 days: Interior - $749 per person; Balcony - $949 per person

– Panama Canal cruise— 10 days: Interior - $999 per person; Balcony - $1,799 per person

– Canada & New England cruise — 7 days: Interior - $999 per person; Balcony - $1,399 per person

– Hawaii cruise — 15 days: Interior - $1,599 per person; Balcony - $2,699 per person

– Australia & New Zealand cruise — 12 days: Interior - $1,299 per person; Balcony - $2,299 per person

Guests can also bring the whole family along with reduced third and fourth guest cruise fares.

To thank the men and women of the American and Canadian militaries for their service, Princess Cruises offers up to $250 free onboard spending money for veterans as well as active, retired or disabled military personnel. This special military benefit is eligible on any cruise, any time of the year and can be used to purchase a variety of amenities and experiences including Lotus Spa treatments, specialty restaurant dining, gifts, jewelry and clothing in our onboard boutiques, and Princess Cruises shore excursions.

All cruise prices are per person, based on double occupancy. The “Red, White & Blue Sale” runs through 11:59 p.m. PDT on July 5, 2017 and is available to residents of the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico and Bermuda.

Crystal expand Crystal Choices promotion

  • Written by Kari Reinikainen
  • Category: Latest offers

Crystal is expanding its successful “Crystal Clear Choices” promotion to now include additional Crystal Cruises’ voyages on our ocean ships, Crystal River Cruises aboard Crystal Mozart and Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises aboard Crystal Esprit, allowing discerning luxury travelers to select their preferred value option on more global itineraries than ever.

Previously offered only with ocean voyages aboard the line’s award-winning Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity, Crystal Clear Choices presents three exclusive incentives to add even more value to the all-inclusive Crystal Experience™. Travelers can choose between cruise fare savings of up to $1,000 per person, Crystal Air credit of up to $1,100 per person or round-trip Business Class airfare add-on for just $999 per person, and shipboard credit of up to $1,250 per person. Guests can choose from 60 voyages throughout 2017, included in the program.

“We continue to see the definition of ‘value’ and ‘luxury travel’ evolve to each traveler’s personal preferences, and we will always strive to accommodate and exceed each of our guest’s wishes,” says Crystal Chairman, CEO and President Edie Rodriguez. “Choice has always been a cornerstone of Crystal’s philosophy, and this program offers travelers the added luxury of more choices to create travel experiences that are meaningful for them.”

The promotion applies to a diverse selection of Crystal’s acclaimed travel experiences, most notably including Crystal Serenity’s second Northwest Passage expedition and South America World Cruise segments, as well as the newly added boutique yacht voyages in the Seychelles and elegant Danube River sailings round-trip from Vienna. Also included are Crystal Symphony’s Northern and Western Europe itineraries and Crystal Serenity’s Pacific Coast, Mexican Riviera, Alaska and New England/Canada voyages.

Air credit option is valid only for bookings made via Crystal AirSea Program, which offers flight arrangements through more than 180 airports and major hubs in the U.S. and Canada, with frequent flyer options, seat assignments and confirmations and other services available at guests’ fingertips. The additional shipboard credits offered with the “Crystal Clear Choices” promotion can be used toward indulgent spa treatments, intrepid Crystal Adventures ashore, posh boutique purchases or extravagant Vintage Room dinners.

Promotional credits, savings and starting fares all based on double occupancy. Book by February 28, 2017 for the best value.

 

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