Norwegian Cruise Line is packaging a cruise aboard Pride of America with round-trip air from major cities across the US, transfers, two-night pre-cruise accommodations in a beach-front Waikiki hotel and three dinners in specialty restaurants on board.
Celebrity Cruises brought back its '123go!' offer with benefits for travelers beyond the first two in a stateroom and, for the first time, rolled out a 'Pick Your Corporate Perk' offer for corporate groups and meetings.
British Columbia's Greater Victoria Harbour Authority (GVHA) has decided not to pursue shore power and identified scrubber technology as the preferred option for cruise ships at Ogden Point.
Sessions on port marketing, cruise industry issues and trends, itinerary planning, shore excursions, multi-channel marketing and growing the Canada/New England market are on tap for the Canada/New England Cruise Symposium.
American Express travel counselors are booking more cruises this year than last and report demand or interest in river cruising is skyrocketing. However, clients are waiting for future price cuts and many ask for on-board credits.
Hurtigruten has early booking savings of 25% on a pair of Norwegian Fjords 'Explorer Voyages' in 2015. The 10-day 'The Norwegian Fjords,' departing May 1, and the 12-day 'Fjord Highlights & Viking Trail,' departing May 12, visit Hardangerfjord, Lysefjord, Sognefjord and Nordfjord.
In an eye-opening pair of travel agent incentives, Celebrity Cruises eliminated non-commissionable fares (NCFs) on bookings made during June in verandah accommodations and above for 2015 sailings, and MSC Cruises USA set 25% pay for balcony bookings on MSC Divina cruises from August to late December.
Carnival Cruise Lines doubled the amount of reward points travel agents can earn playing Carnival Adventures, the line’s social learning game.
Azamara Club Cruises is offering free companion airfare to travelers who make a booking in June or July. More than 100 voyages aboard Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest are eligible.