Two Canadian Transatlantic Voyages by Cruise & Maritime Voyages’ Marco Polo in September 2015, From £1,339 Out And £1,439 Back

Marco Polo CMVThere is no longer any cargo-passenger service between Europe and Canada so for those who cannot get space anywhere else Cruise & Maritime Voyages is operating two Transatlantic voyages between Tilbury and Montreal this autumn and there is still space remaining.

The vessel performing this service is the 22,080-ton 848-berth Marco Polo, which first cruised St Lawrence waters as the Alexandr Pushkin. Her original owner, the Baltic Shipping Company, was one of the last lines to operate Transatlantic service to and from Montreal, taking up from Cunard Line when they left, so she will be returning to an old home.anchorCruise map for Cruise & Maritime 17 Nights Autumn Canada Voyage (34938)

From Monday September 7, 2015

(To Thursday September 24, 2015)
17 Nights Autumn Canada Voyage
Ship Marco Polo More details for 17 Nights Autumn Canada Voyage at Cruise & Maritime
Cruise Prices   Inside Cabins from £1,339, Outside Cabins from £1,699 per person in double occupancy

Cruise Schedule: London Tilbury (07 Sep d1500); Amsterdam (08 Sep 0900-1400); Cherbourg (09 Sep 1300-1900); St John’s, Newfoundland (15 Sep 0700-1700); Halifax, Nova Scotia (17 Sep 0800-2000); Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island (19 Sep 0900-1400); Gaspé, Quebec (20 Sep 0730-2000); Quebec City (22 Sep 0800(+1)1800); Montreal (24 Sep a0700)

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Cruise map for Cruise & Maritime 17 Nights Autumn Canada Voyage (34939)
From Thursday September 25, 2015
(To Sunday October 11, 2015)
17 Nights Autumn Canada Voyage
Ship Marco Polo More details for 17 Nights Autumn Canada Voyage at Cruise & Maritime
Cruise Prices   Inside Cabins from £1,439, Outside Cabins from £1,799 per person in double occupancy

Cruise Schedule: Montreal (24 Sep embark(+1)d1700); Saguenay, Quebec (26 Sep 0700-1800); Sept-Iles, Quebec (27 Sep 0730-1930); Havre St Pierre, Quebec (28 Sep 0730-1430); Iles de la Madeleine (29 Sep 0900-1900); Sydney, Nova Scotia (30 Sep 0800-1700); Corner Brook, Newfoundland (01 Oct 0900(+1)1000); L’Anse Aux Meadows, Newfoundland (04 Oct 0700-1230); Cork (09 Oct 1300-1900); London Tilbury (11 Oct a0800)
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Montreal
For further details and bookings please call The Cruise People Ltd in London, England, on 020 7723 2450 or e-mail cruisepeopleltd@aol.com. In North America call 1-800-961-5536 or e-mail cruise@thecruisepeople.ca.

Cruiseco’s Exclusive 2016 Azamara Club Cruises Charters – Lead-in Categories Are Already Sold Out – So Get Ready To Book Now!

Azamara Quest 

The great success of the “Mediterranean Montage” and “European Enchantment” charters for 2015 have paved the way for the creation of two extended charters aboard Azamara Club Cruises in 2016.

These exclusive Cruiseco charters have been designed to ensure your time ashore is maximised with a focus on overnight stays and late departures from ports that are unique and rarely seen on cruise itineraries. Regular cruisers will be surprised and enchanted by the original approach taken by these classic journeys.

Hidden Treasures of the Mediterranean ~ 20 April to 24 May 2016 – Azamara Journey
Nice to Venice – 34 nights – 30 ports – 10 countries – 5 overnights – 15 late departures
Ports Visited: Nice ~ St Tropez ~ Sanary-Sur-Mer ~ Cassis ~ Sète ~ Palamos ~ Ibiza ~ Mahon ~ Propriano ~ Olbia ~ Amalfi ~ Trapani ~ La Goulette ~ Porto Empedocle ~ Valletta ~ Mgarr ~ Chania ~ Limassol ~ Alanya ~ Kas ~ Marmaris ~ Hydra ~ Gythion ~ Itea ~ Dubrovnik ~ Korcula ~ Hvar ~ Ravenna ~ Koper ~ Venice

Fares from £6,300 per person double occupancy – Category 11 and 12 sold out

For further details online please click here

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MONTREAL TO NEW ORLEANS EDIT Discover the Atlantic Seaboard of Canada and USA ~ 24 September to 26 October 2016 Azamara Quest
Montreal to New Orleans – 32 nights – 19 ports – 9 overnights – 8 late departures
Ports Visited: Montreal ~ Québec ~ Charlottetown ~ Halifax ~ Saint John ~ Bar Harbor ~ Portland ~ Boston ~ Provincetown ~ Newport ~ New York ~ Baltimore ~ Norfolk ~ Charleston ~ Port Canaveral ~ Miami ~ Key West ~ Mobile ~ New Orleans

Fares from £6,210 per person double occupancy – Category 12 sold out

For further details online please click here

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Azamara

    Both Charters Include:
– Transfers at the beginning and end of your holiday
– All meals aboard Azamara Journey/Azamara Quest
– Gratuities to dining room and stateroom staff aboard ship
– House wine and beer served with lunch and dinner on board
– Bottled mineral water throughout your cruise
– Full on-board programme of entertainment, enhancement and port lectures

To book now please call The Cruise People Ltd in London on +44 (0)20 7723 2450 or e-mail cruisepeopleltd@aol.com.

Three New Cruise Ships For 2015 – Other Cruise News: Dynamic Dining Not Yet A Complete Success

THE CRUISE EXAMINER at Cybercruises.com by Kevin Griffin

The Cruise Examiner for 20th April 2015

Viking StarToday sees the christening in Southampton of Royal Caribbean’s new 168,666-ton Anthem of the Seas, while Viking Ocean Cruises’ 47,842-ton Viking Star (above during trials) leaves Venice on her way to her own christening in Bergen next month. The 10,992-ton Le Lyrial will meanwhile make her own maiden voyage from Venice on May 9. This week we compare the three ships, each part of a quartet, while we also assay the implementation of Royal Caribbean’s new Dynamic Dining concept.

FOR THIS WEEK’S STORY                                                                                                         (See previous columns)

The Other Anthem of the Seas, Behind The Scenes – Montreal and Quebec After More Turnarounds

THE CRUISE EXAMINER at Cybercruises.com by Kevin Griffin

The Cruise Examiner for 13th April 2015

Anthem of the SeasLast Friday saw the delivery of Royal Caribbean’s new 168,666-ton Anthem of the Seas (above), but rather than repeat what everyone else is saying about the new ship’s passenger features, today’s Cruise Examiner goes behind the scenes to look at her efficiencies. Meanwhile, as Australia rapidly outstrips Canada in terms of the number of cruise passengers each country produces, the St Lawrence ports of Montreal and Quebec will be seeking more embarkations with the help of $55 million from the Quebec government.

FOR THIS WEEK’S STORY                                                                                                          (See previous columns)

Free Drinks Package On Navigator of the Seas, Southampton to the Canaries & Madeira, October 1, 2016, 14 Nights From £1,399

Navigator of the SeasNAVIGATOR OF THE SEAS FROM SOUTHAMPTON OCTOBER 1, 2016

14 NIGHTS CANARIES & NORTH AFRICA

FREE GRATUITIES Value £208 ** FREE DRINKS PACKAGE Value up to £1650 ** FREE AVIOS POINTS

 

Southampton ~ Day at Sea ~ Vigo (Spain) ~ Lisbon (Portugal) ~ Day at Sea ~ Agadir (Morocco) ~ Lanzarote (Canary Islands) ~ Las Palmas (Gran Canaria) ~ Tenerife (Canary Islands) ~ Funchal (Madeiral) ~ Day at Sea ~ La Coruna (Spain) ~ day at Sea ~ Le Havre (France) ~ Southampton (Disembark)

Fares Per Person

  • Interior from £1,399 with FREE Select Drinks Package
  • Outside from £1,599 with FREE Select Drinks Package
  • Balcony from £1,899 with FREE Premium Drinks Package
  • Junior Suite with Balcony from £2,499 with FREE Premium Drinks Package
  • Royal Suite with Balcony £8,099 with FREE Premium Drinks Package

Fares are based on two adults sharing a twin stateroom. Staterooms are subject to availability at time of booking. Booking conditions of Royal Caribbean International and Cruiseco apply. All fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change.

The Premium Drinks Package will be applied to all applicable bookings made on Balcony & Suite category Staterooms. The Select Drinks Package will be applied to all booking made on Interior and Oceanview Staterooms. Soda Package will be applied to all guests under the minimum drinking age.

For further information on Royal Caribbean International or any other Cruiseco cruise package please call The Cruise People Ltd in London on 020 7723 2450 or e-mail cruisepeopleltd@aol.com.

Canadian Pacific’s Princess Patricia To Be Commemorated on Princess Cruises’ 50th Anniversary Cruise This December

Princess Patricia painting

The 6,062-ton Canadian-flag Princess Patricia was the origin of the name of Princess Cruises.

In the winters of 1965-66 and 1966-67, Canadian Pacific’s 347-berth Princess Patricia ran a number of Mexican Riviers cruises on charter to the newly-formed Princess Cruises, sailing from Los Angeles. To celebrate the line’s 50th anniversary later this year, Princess Cruises has scheduled the 680-berth Pacific Princess for a special Mexican Riviera itinerary departing Los Angeles on December 3, 2015. The Pacific Princess will sail fifty years to the day after the Princess Patricia departed on the line’s first cruise in 1965.

The Princess Patricia normally operated her in Canadian Pacific’s Alaska cruise trade by summer and was laid her up in Victoria each winter. But the original use of the name Princess Cruises actually dated back to its colloquial use in Canadian Pacific Alasks brochures as early as the 1930s.

The Pacific Princess, now the smallest ship in the Princess fleet, will operate a 14-night cruise of the same duration as that first cruise on Princess Patricia. It will include a blend of ports from the maiden itinerary, including Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan and Manzanillo, and add some newer destinations such as La Paz and Loreto.

Princess Patricia‘s success in this trade allowed Princess Cruises to move on to larger ships and to expand into the Alaska trade as well. The fledgling cruise line was then acquired by Britain’s P&O in 1974.

Pacific Princess at Skagway

The Pacific Princess at Skagway in 2014

The 50th anniversary cruise has been on sale with fares starting at $1,699 per person, double occupancy. By way of comparison, fares on the 1965 Princess Patricia cruises began at $430. While that fare may seem high for 1965, they were less per day than her 8-night Alaska summer cruises, which started at $275. And taking into account inflation, $430 would be worth $3,204 today, meaning that in real terms the cost of a 14-night Mexican Riviera cruise has dropped by almost half in fifty years.

Now one of the best-known names in cruising, Princess Cruises’ first season offered ten cruises to Mexico between December 3 and April 8 accommodating about 3,200 cruisers. Nearly fifty years later, Princess is the third largest cruise line in the world, with seventeen ships carrying 1.7 million cruisers to destinations worldwide.

For bookings and details of these and any other special cruises please call The Cruise People Ltd in London on 020 7723 2450 or e-mail cruisepeopleltd@aol.com. In North America call 1-800-961-5536 or e-mail cruise@thecruisepeople.ca.

Hapag-Lloyd’s Europa 2 – A 9-Night Sampler Cruise From The UK – Portsmouth To Lisbon On June 2, 2015, From £2,990

europa-2-french-restaurantSPECIAL EUROPA 2 UK 9-NIGHT SAMPLER CRUISE (NO EXTRA CHARGE FOR ALTERNATIVE RESTAURANTS)

June 2, 2015, 9 nights from £2,990 per person on the world’s most luxurious ship. From Portsmouth to Lisbon via St Peter Port (Guernsey), St Malo, Belle-Ile, Bordeaux and La Coruna, finishing in Lisbon with an overnight stay on board. 119Two of the themes on board Europa 2 are “Relaxed Luxury” and “Hideaway at Sea.” This is quite different from the rest of today’s cruise market, even the ultra-luxury operators. Europa 2 is aimed squarely at a different audience – an affluent and professional market, still in work, younger in age and with growing children. The new ship’s dress code is thus smart casual, not formal. To reach this audience, the Europa 2  operates quite differently from other ships. Her summer cruises in the Mediterranean are 7-day itineraries that can be extended to 14 or 21 days, with no itinerary repeated before three cruises have elapsed. There are eight different restaurants to choose from and wines and spirits are sold at prices that are cheaper than onshore, unlike other cruise lines that charge full shoreside hotel prices. Beer is about €1.40, a cocktail around €4.20 and bottles of wine run from about €14. The usual practice on cruise ships has long ago moved away from charging real duty free prices. Hapag-Lloyd’s goal is not to maximise on board revenue but to offer value and a great experience. Also, in the alternative restaurants, it will not be possible to book more than forty-eight hours in advance, but on the other hand there is no etra charge in any of them. For further details on Hapag-Lloyd Cruises and booking the Europa 2 please contact Gay Scruton at The Cruise People Ltd in London on 020 7723 2450 or Freephone 0800 526 313 or e-mail cruisepeopleltd@aol.com.

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