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P&O Cruises launches summer 2018 collection with special offers

  • Written by Kari Reinikainen
  • Category: Latest offers

P&O Cruises is offering its biggest ever discounts for early bookers and the chance to secure a holiday for under £30 per person as it launches its summer 2018 holiday collection.

On general sale from September 19, highlights of the new summer programme include:

  • A choice of 36 school holiday cruises
  • Maiden calls to seven new ports
  • A new 30-night Canadian cruise
  • New discovery cruises to lesser-known destinations
  • New 12-night Norwegian Fjord cruise

New customers booking before November 30 will receive a 5% discount and will only be required to pay a 5% deposit, so a seven night Western Mediterranean cruise from £599 per person can be secured for just £28.50 per person.

P&O Cruises senior vice president, Paul Ludlow, said: “Due to overwhelming customer demand, this is the earliest we’ve ever launched our summer holiday collection. It’s really great for those who like to book a holiday for next to nothing and then have time to save up for it. For example, families can now plan and save for their holiday up to two years in advance, so there’s never been a better time to book.”

The new programme also features more of P&O Cruises popular itineraries in 2018 including the biggest selection of year-round cruises from Southampton, seven and 14-night fly-Med cruises from Malta with an optional city stay extension, cruises to the Fjords, Northern Lights, Greek Islands, Food Heroes cruises, Strictly Come Dancing themed cruises and Music Festivals at Sea.

Pre-registration opens on September 5. The programme will go on sale to top tier Caribbean and above Peninsular Club members from September 15 and on general sale from September 19, 2016. Prices start from £599 per person for a seven-night Western Mediterranean cruise on Britannia (B807) from Southampton departing March 30, 2018.

Early booking offer

An early booking discount is available on all P&O Cruises new summer 2018 programme cruises. Newcomers benefit from a 5% discount and 5% low deposit, whilst past guests (all guests who have previously travelled with P&O Cruises) will receive 10% discount and 5% low deposit. This offer is available until November 30, 2016 and is combinable with Select Price on new summer 2018 holidays only.

Azamara offers savings on 2017-18 cruises

  • Written by Kari Reinikainen
  • Category: Latest offers

Azamara Club Cruises, the upmarket cruise line providing guests longer stays to experience more while in ports, offers new and returning cruisers exclusive savings on some of its most popular 2017 and 2018 voyages. Starting today through November 30, 2016, guests can enhance their onboard experience by receiving a complimentary double upgrade from a Club Interior to Club Veranda stateroom on select sailings.

From the Mediterranean to the Netherlands, Thailand and the Caribbean, Azamara offers travel seekers an opportunity to be fully immersed in each port of call bringing new and enriching adventures to life across the globe. With longer time in ports thanks to overnight stays and night touring, guests enjoy the brand’s land discovery programs including Cruise Global, Eat Local (catering to the culinary enthusiasts) and Private Journeys (taking on one-of-a-kind, customized excursions). Highlights include:

Exploring the Spice Route: Imagine being a trader on the old Spice Route. Guests follow this historical passage to the colorful shop-houses of George Town, Phuket’s tropical jungles and white beaches as well as Sri Lanka’s World Heritage monasteries, cave temples and rainforests.


Caribbean Treasures: Miami to Miami is what the itinerary reads, but everything in-between makes this voyage quite memorable. Guests voyage to destinations that span the gamut of ancient Mayan Temples, river boating through spectacular canyons and rainforests, snorkeling through tropical reefs in an aquamarine sea, swimming with stingrays, lounging on stunning beaches, and shopping in George Town’s duty-free shops.


Calling all Golf Enthusiasts: Azamara’s partnership with the renowned golf travel experts at PerryGolf continues on this voyage around the sun-kissed coasts of the Iberian Peninsula. Guests can experience the impressive Valderrama, which is consistently rated #1 in continental Europe, plus PGA Catalunya ranked narrowly behind. The well-regarded Spanish layouts of Montecastillo, El Saler, and Son Muntaner on the Spanish island of Mallorca complete the five-round program.


The History of Normandy, Holland and Germany: A perennial guest favorite, this voyage combines a moving experience of World War II towns and battlegrounds with small villages and charming countryside landscapes. History buffs explore bunkers and batteries, Normandy landing beaches, and the American Cemetery overlooking the coast. Other guests will enjoy the summer outings to Guernsey’s villages and beaches, Monet’s gardens at Giverny, an optional Paris visit and the elegant seaside resort of Deauville.

Royal Caribbean extends special 'Ticket to Adventure' to U.S. drivers who need a vacation from parking violations

  • Written by Teijo Niemelä
  • Category: Latest offers

There are approximately 214 million registered drivers in the United States, all of whom inevitably find themselves circling the block or lot for a place to park. Seems easy enough to park a car, but who hasn’t returned to their vehicle to find a ticket affixed to their front windshield, or even worse, discovered that it’s been towed? Frustrating? Yes, but there is always a silver lining. As part of its recently launched “Ticket to Adventure” promotion, Royal Caribbean International is on a mission to turn some of the worst tickets in America into the best ones.

Royal Caribbean is addressing the pain point that is parking tickets by inviting plagued drivers to “park it” onboard the cruise line’s newest ship Harmony of the Seas, the world’s largest cruise ship that will make her U.S. debut in November. Consumers from across the country can enter to win one of 55 trips for two onboard Harmony during an exclusive preview sailing out of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. in November. To enter, simply visit the Ticket to Adventure site between now and October 1 and enter the code “PARKINGTICKET.” While at the promotion site consumers can also virtually discover and explore Harmony’s thrilling features and seven neighborhoods, and enter for their chance to win other exciting prizes that range from a seven-night Caribbean cruise for four, to more than 150 GoPro HERO4 cameras, over $40,000 in cash gift cards, and more.

Crystal announces summer incentives, 'Crystal Clear Choices'

  • Written by Teijo Niemelä
  • Category: Latest offers

Crystal Cruises is enticing travelers with a limited-time summer promotion that translates to significant savings and added perks for bookings made between July 1 and August 31. For its luxury ocean ships, Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity, the cruise line announced today its “Crystal Clear Choices” promotional lineup, presenting a choice of three incentives that apply to nearly three dozen global voyages this year and next. Guests will get to choose from cruise fare savings of up to $1,000 per stateroom; up to $1,500 per stateroom in air credits for air travel booked through Crystal’s air department; or up to $2,000 per stateroom in shipboard credits.

“The added incentives available to travelers for an already value-packed, all-inclusive luxury vacation makes Crystal the clear choice for guests seeking an enriching adventure in some of the world’s most coveted destinations,” says Edie Rodriguez, Crystal’s CEO and president. “Not only is the breadth of savings and perks compelling, but the number and variety of worldwide voyages included in this promotion offers travelers a world of possibility.”

Applicable voyages begin as early as October of 2016 and run through December 2017, including:

– Caribbean & Panama Canal – Fall 2016
– Panama Canal, Mexico & Hawaii – Spring 2017
– Alaska – Summer 2017
– The Baltic & Northern Europe – Summer 2017
– Mediterranean, UAE & Africa – Winter 2017
– South America – Winter 2017
– New England & Canada – Fall 2017

Crystal Personal Select Air Program 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.

All-inclusive Book Now Fares start at $2,140 per person. Promotional credits, savings and starting fares are all based on double occupancy.

Crystal Cruises offers summer specials during June

  • Written by Teijo Niemelä
  • Category: Latest offers

On 14 of its celebrated luxury voyages this fall through spring of 2017, Crystal Cruises is enhancing the plush accommodations for its guests. For travelers who book by June 30 a Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom (category C1) aboard Crystal Symphony or Crystal Serenity will be upgraded to a Deluxe Stateroom with Private Verandah at no additional cost (category B2 for Crystal Symphony, B3 for Crystal Serenity). The Sizzling Summer Upgrade affords travelers savings of up to nearly $1,400, as well as the opportunity to sail one deck higher on the award-winning vessels in order to take in the sweeping views from their personal outdoor space.

“One of the hallmarks of a Crystal vacation is a spacious, welcoming environment that makes our guests feel as if they’re at home away from home,” says Crystal CEO and President Edie Rodriguez. “It’s our pleasure to offer travelers special touches like a private verandah that make the space feel more like their own private vacation.”

Voyages for which the offer is available include:

Crystal Symphony

– August 6, 2016, London to Lisbon, 12 days
– October 31, 2016, Miami to San Diego, 16 days
– November 16, 2016, Round-trip San Diego, 10 days
– December 9, 2016, Papeete to Auckland, 11 days
– January 20, 2017, Round-trip Sydney, 21
– March 20, 2017, Hong Kong to Incheon, 11 days
– April 14, 2017, Tokyo to Los Angeles, 17 days

Crystal Serenity

– August 6, 2016, Vancouver to Seward, 10 days
– October 9, 2016, New York to Québec, 10 days
– October 25, 2016, New York to Fort Lauderdale, 14 days
– November 8, 2016, Fort Lauderdale to New Orleans, 14 days
– November 22, Round-trip New Orleans, 14 days
– December 6, 2016, New Orleans to Miami, 14 days
– January 3, 2017, Round-trip Miami, 7 days