We’re all accustomed to the low, low offers advertised by huge mass market cruise lines who want you to vacation with thousands of other passengers, but rarely do the premier luxury guys get into the act. Well that has all changed this year with some wonderful promotions being offered for summer sailing in Europe. Here are a few of the best:
Voyages to Antiquity is offering “double discounts” on their Mediterranean Cruise-Tours.
What sets Voyages to Antiquity apart is their dedication to helping voyagers “understand the history, art, myths and architecture of the ancient world”. They cruise with approximately 350 passengers and have top lecturers and celebrated guest speakers on board. Their current promotions offer free air, free shore excursions, gratuities, transfers and porterage, and NO single supplements and often pre and/or post cruise city stays! Even more remarkable, their prices are for cruise-tours of two weeks or more. The 16 day Athens to Rome itinerary in May & August is priced from $3,950 ppd0, 16 days from Rome to Venice in May from $3,695 ppdo, 14 days Istanbul to Athens in June from $3,295 ppdo, and 14 day Athens to Istanbul in July from $3,295 ppdo. Find all the details at Voyages to Antiquity.com
Mega-Yacht Star Clipper Cruise Line is Offering up to 40% off Greek Isles Cruises
Perhaps you’d prefer to majestically sail into iconic Greek harbors on a 4 masted schooner like adventurers of old… or wealthy tycoons in their mega-million dollar sailboats of today. Sailing aboard Star Clipper Cruise Line makes you feel like you’re among the privileged few, and indeed, the ships host only about 200 guests on each sailing. Their agile ships are able to enter ports and bays frequented by local fishermen and where large cruise ships cannot enter. Their itineraries for 7 Nights Greek Isles & Turkey, as well as 7 Nights Greek Isles & Northern Turkey are both offering promotions on selected summer sailing dates with savings of 30-40%. A 7 night cruise in July for instance has cabins starting at $1,245 ppdo. Your local travel agent will have all the details and pricing available, or visit them online at StarClippers.com
Crystal Cruises Is Shaking Up The Industry With Standby Fares
Long considered the number one luxury cruise line in the marketplace, Crystal Cruises has a dramatic new program offering last minute standby fares at up to 75% on brochure fares. The standby fares are offered on 3 itineraries this spring; a 12 day Alaska cruise on May 9, 12 or June 2nd, an 11 day Scandinavia/Russia sailing on May 22nd, or a 14 day North Cape/Artic Circle sailing departing on June 13th. To secure the standby fare a $500 deposit must accompany the booking with full payment due within 3 days of confirmation. The discounted fares are cruise only, meaning no air transportation, port, security or handling charges are included in the standby price. For full details contact your travel agent or visit CrystalCruises.com.