Plan a cruise month

CLIA’s Plan a Cruise Month features special value-added offers

October 1, 2016 marks the start of Cruise Lines International Association’s (CLIA) Plan a Cruise Month campaign, celebrating the variety of cruise options and the worldwide destinations and experiences to be had on a river or ocean cruise.

Many of the world’s leading cruise lines and CLIA members are offering exclusive deals and value-added offers on ocean and river cruise holidays for 2016 and 2017.

From free drinks and dining packages, discounted rates on sailings, on board credit and complimentary upgrades, look out for dedicated offers throughout the campaign from October  1-31, 2016:

Get 2 for 1 deals with AmaWaterways
Experience a Taste of Bordeaux with AmaWaterways on a 13 night cruise, spending two nights in Paris, followed by an enchanting 7-night cruise roundtrip from Bordeaux, ending with two nights in the Loire Valley and one night in Paris. The full price per person is £2,133 reduced for Plan a Cruise Month to £1,066. Enjoy additional deals on winter 2016 itineraries around Normandy, the Danube, the Rhine and even Vietnam and Cambodia with savings of up to £1133.

Explore the Western Caribbean for just £2,479pp with Royal Caribbean
Enjoy the Western Caribbean with a seven-night cruise holiday from 2 – 9 July 2017 on board Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas, sailing roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale. Prices start at £2,479 per person based on two sharing an Interior stateroom. This voyage takes in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Haiti, Jamaica and Mexico. 

Book a cruise with Voyages of Discovery and win a complimentary VIP package
Voyages of Discovery is offering guests the opportunity to win one of three complimentary VIP packages on any cruise booked during October in addition to any current offer available on the cruise that is selected. The VIP packages include a chilled bottle of French Champagne, handmade truffles and platter of canapés on embarkation, an invitation to the Captain’s table for dinner on one of the ships gala nights or a complimentary bottle of house wine with dinner every night of your cruise. 

Norwegian’s FREE at Sea deal
Norwegian Cruise Line’s new improved Free at Sea promotion lets guests choose a free gift when booking a cruise of five nights or longer departing any time after 1 January 2017. Guests can then take their pick between the Free at Sea offerings including, a free premium drinks package, free speciality dining package, free internet package or free spending money increase to $200 for a limited time only. Choose one when booking an Inside Stateroom or Studio, two in an Oceanview, Balcony or Mini-Suite and receive all four in a Suite or The Haven. 

Half price fares on board selected Celebrity Cruises
Treat a loved one with Celebrity Cruises’ by one get one half price offer. Relax on the beaches in Miami or hike up the Dunn’s River Falls in Jamaica with these value-added offers. Book an eligible Ocean View stateroom or above on selected 2017 European sailings and pay half the cruise fare for the second guest. The offer also includes a free classic drinks package for the first and second guest and the third and fourth guests will receive 25 percent off the cruise fare plus a non-alcoholic drinks package – a cruise perfect for the whole family. 

Receive a 5% discount on all 2017 sailings with CroisiEurope
CroisiEurope will be supporting CLIA’s Plan a Cruise Month with a 5 percent discount on all cruises for 2017. Take an eight day hiking cruise and discover a new way to experience the beauty of Spain or explore Europe’s last wild river, the Loire Valley on a stunning river cruise around Europe.
Make great savings and take advantage of shipboard credit with Crystal Cruises
Crystal Cruises is extending its ‘Crystal Clear Choices’ booking promotion until 31st October 2016 offering savings of up to £630 per stateroom or up to $2,000 per stateroom in shipboard credit. This promotion is valid on cruises from October 2016 to December 2017 including the Caribbean & Panama Canal (autumn 2016), Panama Canal, Mexico & Hawaii (spring 2017), Alaska (summer 2017), South America (winter 2017) and New England and Canada (autumn 2017).

Save 50% on second guest travels with Hapag-Lloyd
On selected cruises between February and November 2017, guests booking a cruise with Hapag-Lloyd during Plan a Cruise Month can save 50% on the price for the second person when travelling together sharing a double cabin.  Book a cruise from Hong Kong sailing 14 nights to Singapore and save £3,140 on the second guest reduced from £6,280 per person. Guests can also benefit from a beverage credit on every EUROPA 2 cruise of €200 per person.

Save up to £100 per couple with Shearings’ Cruises
Dedicated themed weeks throughout Plan a Cruise Month will showcase the variety of different cruises to experience. During River Cruise Week (17 – 23 October) save up to £100 per couple on Shearings’ 2017 river cruises and receive half-price cabin upgrades on Shearings’ Chartered river cruises using the quote ‘TCR639’. 

Receive up to 30% Cruise & Maritime Voyages and other half price offers on 2016/17 cruises
Take an ocean cruise around the Amazon and West Indies or a river cruise around the Danube and receive great savings throughout Plan a Cruise Month with Cruise & Maritime Voyages. CMV are offering savings of up to 30 percent off the full price of a cruise plus buy one get one half prices on winter 2016/17 and summer 2017 cruises. Book during Plan a Cruise Month and the first person gets up to 30 percent off and the accompanying sharing passenger will pay just half that amount.

Save 50% on cruises with APT
Book a luxury river cruise with APT during Plan a Cruise Month  to enjoy savings of up to 50 percent per person on two 2017 departures. The 15-day Wonders of Bordeaux & Rhone trip will follow the Garonne River from the Atlantic Coast via the Mediterranean to Lyon, considered the gastronomic centre of France. Prices for the new 15-day cruise, departing Bordeaux on March 23, 2017 or 1 June 2017, start from £2,947 per person. The cruise calls at Cadillac, Pauillac, Blaye, Bourg, Libourne, Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux, Arles, Avignon, Viviers, Grignan, Tournon, Belleville and Lyon.

Enjoy savings with Uniworld to European Christmas markets
Uniworld is offering savings on cruises visiting the Christmas markets of Europe including, Cologne, Vienna and Frankfurt. The 8-day itineraries set sail from 12 – 19 December and represent savings of up to £965 per person.

Save up to £1350 per person with Avalon Waterways
Luxury river cruise line, Avalon Waterways is supporting CLIA’s Plan A Cruise Month with the launch of savings of up to £1350 per person on its most popular 2017 European river cruises. The range includes Avalon river cruises from 7-21 nights on Europe’s rivers. Discounted prices start at £1150 per person for the 8 day ‘A Taste of the Danube’ cruise. Customers making a booking during October will also receive a FREE case of premium wines with Virgin Wines worth £140.

Win a complimentary upgrade with a Swan Hellenic cruise
Customers booking a cruise during Luxury Week of Plan a Cruise Month on any Swan Hellenic cruise has the opportunity to win a complimentary upgrade to the Owner’s Suite (or next available) upon booking.

Take a Caribbean cruise with Thomson for just £1,100 per person
Thomson Cruises offers a 16-night Caribbean Horizons cruise on Thomson Dream from £1,100 per person. This cruise departs from Malaga, Spain and visits Funchal, Madeira; Basseterre, St Kitts; St John’s, Antigua; Road Town, British Virgin Islands; Amber Cove, Dominican Republic; Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos and Montego Bay, Jamaica departing on November 13, 2016 from Gatwick. 

Get up to $300 on board spending money per stateroom with Holland America Line
Holland America Line is giving guests up to $300 on board spending money per stateroom when booking at Ocean-view room or above on select sailings around Buenos Aires, Hong Kong, Amsterdam and Italy.

Take advantage of ship upgrades and value offers with Seabourn
Book a cruise for 2017 with Seabourn and save on sailings around Europe, Asia, Alaska, Australia, Caribbean, Canada, New England and more. Enjoy a complimentary Veranda for an Ocean View Suite Upgrade or $1,000 per Suite shipboard credit for Penthouse and Premium Suites.

Enjoy a triple discount per couple with Scenic
Take an eight-day luxury river cruise from Amsterdam to Strasbourg departing on June 28, 2017 with Scenic and pay £1,920 per person, representing a saving of £1,125 per person when booking throughout October. 

Receive extra on board spending money with P&O Cruises
P&O Cruises is offering extra on board spending money on a choice of Select Price holidays valid on outside cabins and above, plus customers will only be required to pay a 5% low deposit. Secure a booking for a 12-night Canary Islands cruise on Ventura departing from Southampton on November 27, 2017 for  £39.95 per person. Based on an outside cabin, the Select Price starts from £799 per person to include £250 on board spending money per cabin. 

Save up to $1,000 per passenger with French America Line
Sailing on board French America Line’s Louisiane, customers can save up to $1,000 per passenger on any 2016 departure. Trips include cruises around America’s Deep South, with the chance to explore Memphis, New Orleans and Nashville.

Belmond’s 50% reduction for companions
Luxury travel becomes a timeless adventure aboard Belmond Road and Belmond Orcaella to Mandalay. Book to travel before the end of March 2017 and a guest’s companion will receive a 50% reduction when quoting RTM50 at the time of booking.

Take advantage of Carnival cruises extra on board credit
Take a cruise with Carnival to get an extra $25 on board credit for a 3-5 day cruise or $100 credit for a 6-15 day cruise. Begin a cruise in Miami, San Juan and Port Canaveral to start a journey around the exotic areas of the Caribbean.

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