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  • Writer's pictureJason Leppert

Loads of ‘Plan a Cruise Month’ Deals

PHOTO: Windstar Cruises’ Star Pride marina. (photo by Theresa Norton)

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

A trio of 2018 Enchanting Voyagesitineraries from Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines are available with up to 25 percent savings good prior to October 18, 2017.

Balmoral’s 14-night Madeira, Lisbon & the Canary Islands itinerary begins at £999 per person. Boudicca’s 14-night Stunning South Africa cruises start at £1,299 per person. Braemar’s 14-night Amazon River Adventure trip enters in at £999 per person.

MSC Cruises

MSC Cruises is extending 50 percent savings until October 31 on Caribbean, Mediterranean, Northern Europe and United Arab Emirates brochure rates for Plan a Cruise Month. Onboard credit and internet and drink packages are a bonus in the Caribbean, and children 11 and under sail for free on certain cruises.

The deal applies to 7+ night voyages in the Caribbean from December 2017 to March 2019 aboard the MSC Divina and new MSC Seaside. Additionally, $50-150 onboard credit and complimentary WiFi and drink packages are available dependent on cabin category. Prices start at just $589 per person.

Meanwhile, in the Mediterranean, Northern Europe and United Arab Emirates, the same savings are extended as well as reduced deposits of $99. Eligible Med dates are from November 2017 to November 2018. Northern European ones are from March 2018 to October 2018, and UAE ones are from December 2017 to March 2019. Rates begin at only $429 per person.

Also, travel agents will get a $50 gift card for every cabin reserved in the MSC Yacht Club from October 1 to October 31, 2017. To redeem, professionals must email the booking number to once the deposit has been made.

Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line is continuing its specials with a limited-time bonus through October 9. The Spectacular Splash Sale provides guests with up to $1,000 in onboard credit on 2017 Caribbean voyages while the Super Splash Sale extends up to $500 in shipboard credit on certain 2017 and 2018 cruises. Both can be combined with the company’s Free at Sea promo, and the latter is in addition to available $50 deposits.

Meanwhile, Distinctive Voyages through November 30 let travelers embark on select nine-day or longer sailings with a 120-minute phone package, 250-minute internet package, $50 per port shore excursion credit, up to $200 in air credit and $100 hotel credit.

Until October 31, Norwegian’s Havana Nights is giving new Norwegian Sky and Norwegian Sun guests $50 in onboard credit for their Cuban cruises, and the line’s Holiday Bonus Bundle is providing $100 of shipboard credit on select Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s holiday cruises.

Norwegian’s Free at Sea promo, where passengers who reserve a new three-day or longer cruise in an oceanview, balcony or minisuite category cabin will get their choice of two of the following five free perks: unlimited open bar, a specialty dining package, $50 per port per stateroom shore excursion credit, 250 minutes of WiFi or the line’s Friends & Family Sail Free offer for third and fourth guest passage on select 2017 and 2018 departures, is also still in effect until October 31,.

Guests in inside staterooms and Studio cabins get one and those in The Haven or a suite get all five.

Similarly, the Free at Sea Hawaii offer is good through October 31 for those who book a new sailing on the Pride of America.

They will receive one of the following five freebies: one-night pre-cruise hotel stay with an opportunity to choose reduced airfare beginning at $399 from certain airports, a specialty dining package, pre-paid service charges for the first and second stateroom guests, $50 per port per stateroom shore excursion credit or the line’s Friends & Family Sail Free offer for third and fourth guest passage on select 2017 and 2018 departures. Again, suite guests will get all five.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises

While Regent Seven Seas Cruises supports the Hope Starts Here hurricane relief campaign, it is also extending savings to guests. As the line donates $750 per new suite reservation on select 2018 Caribbean Seven Seas Explorer cruises through October 31, 2017, it is also offering $750 per suite savings on said bookings.

The eight applicable sailing dates are as follows:

January 3: 11-night Eastern Caribbean

January 20: 10-night Western Caribbean

January 30: 10-night Eastern Caribbean

February 9: 10-night Western Caribbean

February 19: 10-night Eastern Caribbean

March 1: 10-night Western Caribbean

March 11: 10-night Eastern Caribbean

March 21: 14-night Bermuda & Transatlantic

UnCruise Adventures

Preparing for Southeast Alaska in 2018 is UnCruise Adventures with its Alaska Awakening campaign. Savings of $400 per cabin or $200 per person (single occupancy) are good on any April or May 2018 Alaskan dates reserved through December 15, 2017.

The special can also be combined with UnCruise’s Loyalty, Referral and Family Discoveries savings programs. Travel agents need to use the offer code “AWAKE18PR” for the savings to apply.

Agents themselves benefit thanks to a drawing entry for a complimentary Alaska springtime voyage with each cabin reserved during the promo period. Plus, they will receive a bonus commission of $100 for every booking placed within 30 days of attending an Alaska Awakening webinar or Favorite Time of Year lunch event.

Alaska cruises begin at $2,995 before savings and include meals, all drinks, adventure activities, transfers and wellness amenities. Families can also bring along kids eight years and older with $500 in savings for children aged eight to 13.

Windstar Cruises

Specifically for Plan a Cruise Month, Windstar Cruises is offering a deal on its new Star Collector Voyages for up to $1,000 in onboard credit and free daily laundry on new bookings.

Guests will receive $400 per person for voyages 14-21 days, $600 per person for 22-29 days and $1,000 per person for 30+ days.

Travel agents will get an extra $25 offer for each reservation made online through October 31.

This post first appeared on TravelPulse.



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