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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.


All destinations on sale during the Princess Cruises Cyber Sale

  • Written by Teijo Niemelä
  • Category: Latest offers

Princess Cruises today announced a Cyber Sale, giving guests a choice of sailing season with savings on more voyages than ever before. Guests who “Sail Soon” can save up to $1,000 per stateroom, while guests who “Sail Later” can enjoy free stateroom location upgrades, free gratuities and up to $300 onboard spending money per stateroom.

“Sail Soon” voyages include 6+ day itineraries departing Winter through Spring 2017 to destinations including the Caribbean, Mexico, Hawaii, Panama Canal, California Coast, Australia & New Zealand, Southeast Asia and South America.

“Sail Later” options include 6- to 60-day cruises and select cruisetours sailing from Summer 2017 to Spring 2018 to all destinations, including Alaska, ‭California Coast,‭ Canada & New England,‭ Caribbean,‭ Hawaii, ‭Mexico,‭ Panama Canal, Mediterranean,‭ Northern Europe,‭ Transatlantics, Australia & New Zealand, South Pacific,‭ Japan,‭ Southeast Asia and ‭South America.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Guests can book with reduced deposits of only $100 per person, with reduced third and fourth guest fares in select destinations during the Cyber Sale.

Finally, guests who book Japan or Singapore voyages are eligible for an additional $100 per person savings on airfare when using Princess EZAir.

Cyber Sale cruise deals include:

– 7-day Mediterranean cruise - $799 interior; $1,299 balcony per person

– 7-day Alaska cruise - $799 interior; $1,399 balcony per person

– 10-day Eastern Caribbean cruise - $899 interior; $1,399 balcony per person

– 10-day Panama Canal cruise - $1,199 interior; $1,699 balcony per person

– 16-day Southeast Asia cruise - $1,499 interior; $2,199 balcony per person

Additional details about the Cyber Sale can be found at

All cruise prices are per person, based on double occupancy. The Cyber Sale is available now through 11:59 p.m. PDT on November 30, 2016 and is open to residents of the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico and Bermuda.

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.

P&O Cruises to offer seven special product packages to celebrate its 180th year

  • Written by Kari Reinikainen
  • Category: Latest offers

To commemorate 180 years of P&O history, P&O Cruises has crafted a handful of decadent cruise experiences that are guaranteed to add a celebratory flourish to every 2017 cruise.

In addition to a new Gala Celebration menu from Marco Pierre White, Heritage Cocktails, special shore excursions and two new unique theatre shows, P&O Cruises has put together its 180 Packages collection that will ensure that every day on board or on shore feels indulgent, different and worth savouring.

There are seven tempting packages from which to choose including:


The Ultimate 180 from £299


  • A bottle of house Champagne
  • Luxury bouquet of flowers
  • Box of chocolates
  • Box of souvenir Champagne glasses
  • Formal portrait photograph and frame
  • ½ bottle of Champagne with breakfast in bed
  • Choice of 50-minute facial or 50-minute massage
  • Bathrobe and slippers
  • Dessert canapés served twice during the cruise
  • Dinner for two in a select dining speciality restaurant
  • A special 180 memento


The Good Life from £269


  • Dinner for two people in a select dining speciality restaurant
  • Two bottles of Champagne
  • Dessert canapés served twice during the cruise
  • Luxury pamper session in the spa, consisting of a choice of exotic hand ritual with manicure or Traditional pedicure and a choice of a 50-minute facial or 50-minute massage
  • Two glasses of sparkling wine served in the salon
  • A special 180 memento


You package from £279


  • One-day Retreat pass for two people
  • Choice of either exotic hand ritual with manicure or traditional pedicure
  • Hair styling & make up
  • Two glasses of sparkling wine served in the salon
  • A special 180 memento


Wanderlust Package (price dependent on tour chosen)


Choice of exclusive new shore excursion for two people
Hardback World Travel book
Signed nautical map
A special 180 memento


For the ultimate in celebrations, look no further than Aurora’s 2017 World Navigation, which will echo the trade routes of the British Empire on a 104-night eastern circumnavigation from Southampton calling at 35 destinations in 21 countries and sailing nearly 30,000 nautical miles. Departing January 9 2017, this cruise will feature a traditional sail away, themed sail away parties, and 180th year ball and gala dinner, a special 180th year commemorative gift, a special Captain’s cocktail party with a complimentary glass of Champagne, themed history quizzes, traditional games, an historic exhibition, talks about iconic ships and the historical significance of key ports and a 180th year celebration cake in the atrium.


For more information or to book call P&O Cruises on 0843 374 0111, visit or visit your local travel agent.

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.