Clia UK & Ireland’s Plan a cruise month begins today, with the association working with cruise lines, agents and the media in order to increase cruise sales.
This year’s initiative will cover a different region for every week:
- Week one: Europe
- Week two: Americas
- Week three: Australasia
- Week four: Asia
Andy Harmer, SVP membership & director, CLIA UK & Ireland said: “Plan a Cruise Month is an opportunity for the whole cruise industry to work together to highlight the incredible holidays that our industry offers – and this year, by focusing on ‘destinations’, we get the chance to showcase all of the places and experiences that we offer ashore.
“We’re calling on our agent partners to get involved with promoting Plan a Cruise Month to their customers by highlighting the amazing experiences that a cruise holiday can offer. Be sure to visit our website throughout October. which we will be updating regularly with new destination themed material, as well as offers and incentives that agents can take advantage of.”
Clia will be hosting a destination-themed ‘chat’ on Twitter on Wednesday 11 October from 1pm to 6pm, which will include contributions from major cruise lines using #CruiseMonth.
A number of cruise lines are running Cruise Month offers. These include:
Amadeus are giving travel agents double rewards for every booking you make with us in October
AmaWaterways, is offering €100 onboard credit per stateroom to all 2018 European bookings made during Plan a Cruise Month
APT is offering UK agents the chance to win £90 worth of Love2Shop Vouchers. They just need to book clients on any river cruise during Plan a Cruise Month to go into the draw to be one of four winners.
Avalon Waterways is offering its customers, complimentary access to UK airport lounges for bookings made during October
Celebrity is running a Treat A Loved One campaign on a number of 2017-18 sailings where a second guest travels half price, selected sailings have free upgrades to balcony staterooms and guests get free Classic Drinks Packages.
Holland America Line
Guests will receive onboard spend per person of up to US$150 when they book their cruise during October (based on Signature/Neptune Suite)
MSC is offering an upgrade to a balcony cabin for the price of an inside cabin and £99 kids’ fares (aged 2-17) whatever the length of the cruise
Princess Cruises is offering free flights and transfers on selected fly-Europe sailings. The offer is available from 3 October, 2017 until 21 December, 2017.
Guests will receive onboard spend per person of up to US$200 when they book their cruise during October (based on Penthouse Suite and above on a 15 night + cruise)
We’ll be adding to the list throughout the month so do check back!