Luxury Escapes cruising
LUXURY Escapes has entered the world of cruising, unveiling a new Tours & Cruises program on its website.
The initial modest range of itineraries includes voyages to the Mediterranean, Cuba & the Caribbean, the Americas, Spain & Italy and New Caledonia.
Among the cruise lines Luxury Escapes has partnered with are Azamara, Cunard, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line & Regent Seven Seas.
Some sailings are paired with hotel stays pre- or post-cruise, while other packages include short breaks in tourist cities such as New York and Las Vegas, followed by a voyage.
The program boasts “exclusive special offers at insider prices” and builds on the success of Luxury Escapes FIT program to destinations including Bali, Thailand, Fiji, Vietnam, Mexico, Europe and within Australia.
Packages are heavily discounted, with a 16-night European package ex Barcelona on 12 Sep aboard Seven Seas Voyager currently priced from $10,699ppts, but “valued up to $40,560”, promoted as a 74% saving on the cruise company’s published rack rates and value of inclusions.
The fine print indicates the itinerary comprises of two backto-back sailings on Seven Seas Voyager (the second sailing from Civitavecchia), meaning “the same cabin number on both cruises is not guaranteed” and may require changing cabins.
Each sailing has a number of cruise cabins to choose from and customers can make ‘Instant Bookings’ online, with a sixmonth interest free payment option offered through ZipMoney.