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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines offer up to 30% savings for multiple cruise bookings

  • Written by Kari Reinikainen
  • Category: Latest offers

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ guests can benefit from impressive savings if they make multiple cruise bookings in a single transaction, before 7th May 2014, on 2014/15 cruises of six nights’ duration or more, and less than 36 nights. If they buy two cruises as part of Fred. Olsen’s ‘The more you buy, the more you save’ campaign, they will save 20% off both cruises, and if they buy three or more cruises, they will save 30% off all cruises*.

Nathan Philpot, Sales and Marketing Director for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said:

“We introduced our ‘The more you buy, the more you save’ campaign in December last year, as we know that a quarter of the UK cruise market takes two or more cruises within a 12-month period.

“We have been extremely encouraged by the number of guests who have chosen to book multiple getaways with us, and we would like to remind our guests and travel trade partners that they will need to make their Fred. Olsen cruise bookings by 7th May 2014, to take advantage of these attractive discounts on a tempting array of sailings. In some cases, the savings made can even cover the cost of an additional cruise!”

Norwegian offers savings for Hawaii sailings

  • Written by Teijo Niemelä
  • Category: Latest offers

Norwegian Cruise Line is offering guests the opportunity to take advantage of limited time savings on one of Norwegian’s unparalleled 7-night interisland cruises in Hawaii on board the newly-refurbished Pride of America. Guests who book a new Hawaii cruise reservation, from April 7 through April 8, 2014, can receive up to $200 to spend on board, plus this offer is combinable with Norwegian’s Spring into Perks Sale on now. Air credits up to $1000, Military, Latitudes Rewards and AARP discounts may also apply to select sailings. 

Guests looking to cruise around the beautiful state of Hawaii can do so on board the newly-refurbished Pride of America. This incredible itinerary gives guests the opportunity to explore the Hawaiian Islands on seven-day inter-island cruises, year-round from Honolulu. This jaw-dropping itinerary offers nearly 100 hours of port time and visits Hawai’i’s four main islands, including an overnight in Kahului, Maui; an overnight in Nãwiliwili, Kaua`i; stops in Hilo, Hawai`i and Kona, Hawai`i; as well as an afternoon cruise by the spectacular Nãpali Coast, fares start at $999.

Holland America's 'Summer On Sale' promotion focuses on family cruising in Europe, the Mediterranean and Alaska

  • Written by Teijo Niemelä
  • Category: Latest offers

Families looking to take an exciting vacation this summer or travelers looking for their next adventure can take advantage of Holland America Line’s annual promotion on summer cruises. The “Summer on Sale” specials are available now and feature savings on select Europe, Canada/New England and Alaska cruises and Land+Sea Journeys.

Guests who book a Summer on Sale promotion can benefit from fares starting at $499, free or reduced third and fourth fares for kids 17 and under on select voyages, and a $50 Beverage Card per person, up to $100 per stateroom.

“With the significant savings featured in our Summer on Sale promotion, this is the ideal time to book a family vacation,” said Richard Meadows, Holland America Line’s executive vice president, marketing, sales and guest programs. “Cruises are an incredible value and now families can make their vacation dollar go even further on summer cruises in Europe and close to home sailings to Alaska and Canada/New England.”

With families spending time together during summer break and multigenerational travel increasing in popularity, guests looking for a family-friendly vacation can book a cruise to Alaska, Europe or Canada/New England under the free or reduced third and fourth fares promotion. These idyllic regions offer memorable experiences for the whole family with a variety of shore excursion adventures and cultural encounters to make it an exciting and educational holiday.

Travelers looking for an extended trip beyond their Holland America Line cruise can take advantage of the Alaska Land+Sea Journeys that combine a Holland America Line cruise with an overland tour of Alaska and the Yukon. By adding extra vacation days on land, travelers will have more time to explore a region that is abundantly rich in flora and fauna. In summer 2014, the line will have seven ships sailing a variety of Alaska itineraries as well as 12 Land+Sea Journeys that combine a Holland America Line cruise with in-depth overland tours to the Yukon and Denali National Park.

In Canada and New England, ms Maasdam and ms Veendam cruise this beautiful region throughout the summer. Guests can witness the rugged cliffs, scenic villages and migrating whales of Saguenay Fjord, enjoy scenic cruising on the St. Lawrence River, and marvel at the wild beauty of Acadia National Park. For the fall foliage period, ms Eurodam joins the two ships sailing between New York and Quebec on four cruises.

For the summer Europe season, seven Holland America Line ships sail unique itineraries that visit northern Europe and the Mediterranean. Each itinerary is filled with opportunities to experience some of the most historic and popular sites in the world. From “The Little Mermaid” in Copenhagen, Denmark, and the grand Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, to the windmills of Mykonos, Greece, and canals of Venice, Italy, guests are sure to enjoy walking through history while making unforgettable family memories.

Norwegians spring into perks

  • Written by Teijo Niemelä
  • Category: Latest offers

Norwegian Cruise Line is launching its popular “Cruise Event Week” offer on Sunday, April 6, 2014, giving guests the opportunity to earn a variety of on-board amenities valued at up to $270, when they book a new five-day or longer cruise vacation to one of Norwegian’s popular destinations, including the Caribbean, Hawaii*, Bahamas & Florida and more. Guests who take advantage of this limited time offer before Saturday, April 12, 2014, will receive a variety of  exciting perks, based on the stateroom category booked, plus reduced deposits and up to $1,000 in air credits. Military, Latitudes and AARP discounts may also apply to select sailings. 

As part of the Cruise Event Week offer, guests will receive a variety of special treats. Solo travelers who book a studio stateroom on board Norwegian Epic, Norwegian Breakaway, Norwegian Getaway or Pride of America or those who book any inside or oceanview stateroom, will receive a bottle of wine** to toast to their vacation, along with a plate of decadent chocolate covered strawberries. Guests who sail in a balcony stateroom will also receive a bottle of wine and  chocolate covered strawberries, along with a complimentary dinner for two in Norwegian’s signature Italian restaurant. Mini-suite guests will enjoy all of the amenities received by those in a balcony stateroom, plus an additional dinner for two at Cagney’s Steakhouse, a guest favorite specialty restaurant, located on every Norwegian ship. Suite guests will receive all of the amenities entitled to guests sailing in a mini-suite, plus an additional $50 spa credit to use towards any pampering treatment in the fleet’s relaxing Mandara Spas.

Guests who set sail in Norwegian’s luxurious suite complex, The Haven™ by Norwegian – available on Norwegian Breakaway, Getaway, Epic, Gem, Pearl, Jewel or Jade – will enjoy all of the amenities received by suite guests, plus dinner for two in Norwegian’s signature French restaurant, Le Bistro, and an additional $75 dollar on board credit to use towards a pampering spa treatment, exciting shore excursion, dinner in another specialty restaurant or towards beverages in one of the many bars and lounges on board.

Vacationers can set sail from the Big Apple on Norwegian Breakaway to Bermuda, Norwegian Getaway’s sister-ship and the ship that brings the best of NYC to Sea. Norwegian Breakaway will sail seven-day cruises to Bermuda, from May 4 through September 28, 2014, offering guests three full days to explore in King’s Wharf, Bermuda. Fares start at $599*.

Also sailing from New York City, Norwegian Gem offers seven-day Bahamas and Florida cruises, from May 3 through September 6, 2014, visiting Orlando and Beaches (Port Canaveral), Florida; Norwegian’s private island, Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas; and Nassau, Bahamas; with fares starting at $559*.

Norwegian Getaway is currently sailing seven-day cruises to the Eastern Caribbean from Miami, her year-round homeport. The line’s newest ship visits tropical ports of call including Philipsburg, St. Maarten; St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; and Nassau, Bahamas. On board guests will be dazzled by the ship’s Miami flair, exceptional dining and entertainment as well as the excitement of 678 Ocean Place and The Waterfront, a variety of interconnected indoor and  outdoor venues on three dynamic decks that creates a multiplex of dining, activities and more that enhance guests’ connection with the ocean. Fares start at $529*. 

Norwegian Jewel cruises to tropical Western Caribbean destinations from Houston between October 11 and December 27, 2014. Guests on board will visit Cozumel, Mexico; Belize City, Belize; and Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras. Fares start at $429*.

For an incredible European Cruise experience, guests can set sail on a nine-day cruise on board Norwegian Star to the Baltic Capitals from May 19, 2014 through September 13, 2014.

After setting sail from Copenhagen, Denmark, guests will visit Berlin (Warnemunde), Germany; Tallinn, Estonia; St. Petersburg, Russia; Helsinki, Finland; and Stockholm, Sweden (including a cruise through the Stockholm Archipelago). Fares for this incredible itinerary start at $1149*. 

Costa Cruises offers special fares on select spring Med sailings

  • Written by Teijo Niemelä
  • Category: Latest offers

Travelers looking to escape the unusually long winter can take advantage of exceptional savings with Costa Cruises' "Spring in Our Step" promotion. The reduced rates will entice travelers to enjoy Costa's famous la dolce vita ambiance and Italian-style cruising on spring sailings with rates starting from $499 per person, double occupancy.

Featured on select seven-night eastern and western Mediterranean cruises in April and May 2014, the itineraries call at popular ports in several countries, including Italy, Spain, France, Turkey, Croatia and Greece.

"Spring is the ideal time to travel the Mediterranean, and our special fares make a last-minute cruise to Europe an affordable possibility," said Scott Knutson, vice president sales and marketing for Costa Cruises North America. "The temperatures are beautiful this time of year and passengers can enjoy the destinations without the rush of the summer season."

Guests can wine, dine and dance their way through the western Med on Costa Serena's April 6 departure with fares starting from just $499 per person, double occupancy. The cruise sails roundtrip from Savona, Italy, and include calls at Naples, Italy; Palermo, Sicily; Tunis, Tunisia; Barcelona, Spain; and Marseille, France.

Guests looking for a bigger taste of Italy can choose from seven select Costa Serena sailings in April and May that feature calls at La Spezia (Florence/Pisa), Civitavecchia (Rome) and Naples, Italy, along with Barcelona and Marseille. Fares for the roundtrip Savona departures begin at $649 per person, double occupancy.

Guests can take a similar roundtrip Savona route on Costa Mediterranea with calls at Marseille, Palma de Mallorca, Spain; Tunis, Palermo and Naples. Rates on six departures in April and May start from $649 per person, double occupancy.

Roundtrip Barcelona sailings on Costa Favolosa are offered as well. On seven departures in April and May guests can enjoy calls at Palma de Mallorca, Malta, Palermo, Civitavecchia and Savona. Fares begin at $849 per person, double occupancy.

Travelers also can take advantage of special spring rates on eastern Mediterranean cruises. Starting at just $799 per person, double occupancy, Costa Magica offers four roundtrip Venice, Italy, sailings in May calling at Bari, Italy; Katakolon (Olympia) and Piraeus (Athens), Greece; Izmir, Turkey; and Dubrovnik, Croatia.