Top 5 Tips for Making the Most of Norwegian’s Free at Sea
With Norwegian’s Free at Sea offer you have a lot of choices, which one will you choose? Well, you will want to take advantage of the ones that fit best with what you want to get out of your cruise vacation. If you prefer to enjoy the sights when getting off in port then the Shore Excursion credit is perfect for you. Prefer to keep in touch with family and friends and share all your experiences, Free WiFi will keep you connected! Here are some tips from Norwegian Cruise Line to help you make the right choice!
Top 5 Tips for Making the Most of Norwegian’s Free at Sea
Feel like making a good time five times more awesome? Feel Free. With Norwegian’s Free at Sea, you can enjoy Unlimited Open Bar, Shore Excursions, Specialty Dining, WiFi or Friends & Family Sail Free. Choose one, pick two or take all five! Whether you’re looking forward to toasting each day at one of our unique bars and lounges, tasting your way through our specialty restaurants or Instagramming every perfect moment to friends and family back home, Norwegian’s Free at Sea will help you vacation your way.
1. Find Your Happy Place
If you pick Shore Excursions, you’ll receive a $50 per port credit to use for the land-based adventure of your choosing. Dog sledding in Alaska. A snorkeling and champagne catamaran tour in The Caribbean. Touring the world-famous ruins of Pompeii. The possibilities for the spectacular are seemingly endless.
Plus, once you apply your port credit, you’ll also receive the Shore Excursion discount commensurate with your Latitudes Rewards tier level on the remaining cost: 10% for Silver, Gold and Platinum, 15% for Platinum Plus and 20% for Ambassador members.
Make the most of the last shore excursion of your vacation. Put your $50 credit toward an excursion that will drop you off at the airport at the end of the tour.
2. Savor Every Moment
When you choose Free Specialty Dining, you and a guest will receive a dining package with up to 3 free meals on a 7-day sailing at our Specialty Dining restaurants. Kick off a romantic night with bouillabaisse and côte de boeuf at our signature French restaurant, Le Bistro or dine under the stars along our oceanfront promenade, The Waterfront, while enjoying your favorite Italian foods at La Cucina.
Wherever you decide to dine, consider reserving your table for the first night when restaurants are less crowded and it’s easier to get a reservation.
3. Stay Connected
With Free WiFi, you can stay connected while at sea. From posting awe-inspiring photos of Glacier Bay in Alaska to sending friends back home photos of your newfound happy place in The Caribbean, you can do it all with the Free WiFi package-a value of up to $130.
Need to tweet, post, update and email a lot? Get the best deal by selecting this package where you can then upgrade to Unlimited or Unlimited Premium WiFi for a discount.
4. Raise a Glass to the Good Life
Morning mimosa? Poolside margarita? Wine with your filet mignon? Coming right up. Whether you like your beverages shaken, stirred or chilled, toast the good life with Unlimited Open Bar-a savings of up to $1,400. You and a guest can enjoy all the cocktails, spirits, wine, draft beer, juice and soda you like. With multiple bars and lounges on board to choose from, no two drinks will be the same, unless of course you’d like another round.
If you savor the finer things in life, then upgrade to the Premium Plus Beverage package and only pay the difference while enjoying top shelf brands.
5. The More, The Merrier
Whether you’re daydreaming of planning a get together for your group of old friends or where to hold the next extended family reunion, look no further than a cruise with Norwegian. With Friends & Family Sail Free, cruising with a large group will not only save money, but our diverse selection of onboard dining, activities, entertainment and amenities ensure that everyone will have an incredible vacation. When you choose Friends & Family Sail Free, guests 3 and 4 enjoy complimentary cruise fares on select cruises-a savings of up to $1,000! So go on and start calling/texting/emailing your crew about your brilliant vacation idea.
Stretch out and relax by booking in a Suite or The Haven where the first two guests receive ALL 5 Free at Sea offers and friends and family sail free.
Originally shared here on Norwegian’s Official Travel Blog
Around the World in 180 Days – 2021
Discover the World from a new perspective on Oceania Cruises 180 Day World Cruise in 2021. Reservations opened on February 13, 2019.
2021 Around The World Cruise
Discover the profound difference between a once-in-a-lifetime vacation and a life-changing exploration. Oceania Cruises new 2021 Around the World in 180 Days (departing from Miami) or 164 Days (departing from Los Angeles) voyages feature countless complimentary amenities that are included with the Exclusive Prestige Package* along with a limited-time inclusive OLife Choice amenities. All of this is in addition to 2 for 1 Cruise Fares and extra touches such as, Free First Class Roundtrip Airfare*, which will ensure that every moment of your voyage is utter perfection. A bonus value up to 64% and much more!
2 for 1 CRUISE FARES
FREE FIRST CLASS Roundtrip Airfare*
Bonus Value up to 64%
Plus choose one:
FREE – 70 Shore Excursions
FREE – Beverage Package
FREE – $7,000 Shipboard Credit
Amenities are per stateroom
EXCLUSIVE PRESTIGE PACKAGE*
FREE Pre-Paid Gratuities (a value of up to $8,200)
FREE Onboard Medical Care
FREE Laundry Services
FREE Exclusive Shoreside Events
FREE Visa Package
FREE Lugagge Delivery
FREE 1-Night Pre-Cruise Luxury Hotel Stay
FREE Roundtrip Transfers
Avalon Waterways Launches Flash Sale
Avalon Waterways just announced it has launched its newest offer – a flash sale for European River Cruise sailings! You will be able to save $1,200 per person PLUS fly from Canada for just $499!
The charms of European river cruising are legendary: sailing at a leisurely pace past castles and vineyards, stepping off the ship docked in the heart of a centuries’ old town or city, gourmet meals – with wine included – in the company of new-found friends.
And now thanks to a flash sale from Avalon Waterways, these charms are more accessible to Canadians than ever. They have slashed prices on a select number of their Tulip Time and Active & Discovery on the Rhine sailings.
Not only will you save $1,200 per person on each one of these 16 sailings, but you will have access to airfares to Europe at incredibly low prices. Using major scheduled airlines, Avalon will fly you from Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Ottawa or Montreal for just $499, taxes included. And for just $100 to $150 more, you can add on connecting fares from 16 additional cities across Canada.*
Tulip Time cruises are a wonderful way to get a jump on spring. Sailing past acres of colourful tulip fields and enjoying the urban vibe of cities including Amsterdam and Belgium’s Antwerp, these 8-day sailings are in March. During the Flash Sale, prices start at $1,895 (excluding airfare).
Or sail from Amsterdam down the romantic Rhine on an 8-day Active & Discovery sailing – your choice of numerous departures from May to October. Every day you can choose a classic walking tour, an experience of discovery with, say, a local producer or vintner or a shoreside activity such as guided hike. All included in the Avalon price. During the Flash Sale, prices start at $3,209 (excluding airfare). Some departures sail from Wiesbaden, Germany back to Amsterdam.
Silversea Unlocks Authentic Beauty in Polar Regions
Exclusive Arctic air offer and all-inclusive Antarctica package provide generous savings incentives for polar explorations
(Miami, FL – November 13, 2018) With 2018 marking 10 years of luxury expedition cruising for Silversea and its guests, the industry-leading cruise line takes the opportunity to highlight an array of polar expedition itineraries for summer 2019 and winter 2019/2020. The voyages will enable guests to travel deeper into the otherworldly landscapes of both Polar Regions, in ultimate comfort, as they journey closer to the authentic beauty of the world.
ARCTIC — SUMMER 2019
In this beautiful realm of the polar bear, voyages aboard Silver Cloud and Silver Explorer will provide excellent opportunities for guests to witness destination-specific wildlife, unspoiled landscapes and rarely seen cultures on 11 carefully crafted itineraries. Among the highlights are:
The rarely visited volcanic island of Jan Mayen, a haven for humpback and minke whales who feed in its waters, is among the attractions of two 14-day Silver Cloud voyages, departing June 18 and July 22. The first sails from Reykjavik to Tromsø, while the second follows the reverse course of the former. Both voyages explore a host of bucket-list destinations in Iceland and Svalbard, Norway.
Isolated Bear Island in the Svalbard archipelago, a nature reserve of steep cliffs and some of the largest bird colonies in the northern hemisphere, offers opportunities for guests to spot puffins, guillemots, black-legged kittiwakes, and other remarkable seabirds. A pair of 10-day voyages aboard Silver Cloud, departing July 2 and 12, will incorporate stops in this spectacular destination as they focus on Norway’s extraordinary Svalbard region, with its stunning fjords and glaciers. Guests also stand to witness amazing wildlife in Svalbard.
A circumnavigation of Iceland will reveal a spectrum of natural wonders. From the geological playground around Lake Mývatn to a glacial lagoon and recent volcanic eruptions, all can be enjoyed, and more, when Silver Cloud departs Reykjavik on August 5 on a 9-day roundtrip exploration of this breathtaking island nation that sits near the top of the world.
Silversea’s first crossing of the Northeast Passage — a legendary sea route through the Arctic Circle, along the coastline of Asia and Europe. The voyage departs August 10 from Nome for a 25-day journey to Tromsø aboard Silver Explorer. This unique itinerary encompasses the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Wrangel Island, where polar bears and walrus roam and migratory birds nest; Champ Island, known for its otherworldly landscape; Tikhaya Bay’s Rubini Rock, with its stunning basalt columns; the archipelago of Severnaya Zemlya, famous for its impressive fjords and majestic glaciers; and the northernmost archipelago in the arctic, Franz Josef Land, with its historically important sites.
The route of the Norse in their explorations of Greenland will be traced by a pair of expeditions: Silver Cloud’s 12-day voyage between Reykjavik and Kangerlussuaq will depart August 14, while Silver Explorer’s 15-day sailing from Reykjavik to St. John’s will depart September 20. These history-focused itineraries also offer opportunities to spot whales, witness massive glaciers and be awed by dramatic landscapes.
Explorer John Franklin’s ill-fated search for the Northwest Passage is at the heart of Silver Cloud’s August 26, roundtrip sailing from Kangerlussuaq. This 16-day Explorer’s Collection voyage is designed for history buffs with an interest in the great age of polar exploration, as well as those who appreciate untouched scenery, majestic fjords and exceptional wildlife.
The world’s longest fjord, Scoresby Sund, is among the highlights of Silver Explorer’s September 5 expedition from Tromsø to Reykjavik. The 15-day adventure weaves together the glacial treasures of the Svalbard Archipelago with the delights of isolated East Greenland.
The possibility of witnessing the northern lights is offered aboard Silver Cloud’s sailing from Kangerlussuaq to Quebec, departing September 11. The 14-day journey is timed to optimize guests’ chances of glimpsing this spellbinding celestial phenomenon, along with other wonders of nature.
Arctic Air Offer
An exclusive Arctic air promotion is now available on new bookings through November 30, 2018. The savings program includes free economy roundtrip air, or reduced business-class air, for flights from select U.S. and Canadian gateways, plus free transfers between airport and ship.
ANTARCTICA — WINTER 2019/2020
Silver Cloud and Silver Explorer will also explore Antarctica, with 14 inspired itineraries sailing mostly from December 2019 through February 2020. Each is designed to optimize the chance for up-close encounters with sunbathing seals, frolicking penguins and whales emerging from the frigid waters of this untouched paradise. Following is a snapshot of the highlights:
A trio of new extended 12-day voyages to Antarctica will be operated by Silver Explorer. With departures on December 5, January 4 and February 21, the ship will sail roundtrip from Ushuaia for Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands.
An exceptional new 16-day sailing from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia kicks off Silver Cloud’s Antarctic season early, departing on November 24, 2019. The ship will visit Puerto Madryn, the Falkland Islands, Elephant Island, Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands.
Five of the ever-popular 10-day Antarctic explorations, sailing roundtrip from Ushuaia, will be offered aboard Silver Cloud, with departures on December 10, January 19 and 29, and February 8 and 18. Destinations include the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands.
Both Christmas and the New Year can be celebrated amid the Earth’s ultimate winter wonderland on Silver Explorer’s 18-day voyage to Antarctica, the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and more, sailing roundtrip from Ushuaia on December 17, while Silver Cloud’s shorter 15-day holiday sailing to Antarctica, the Falkland Islands, and more, departs December 20.
The Falkland Islands and South Georgia will be the highlight of an 18-day voyage to Antarctica aboard Silver Explorer, sailing roundtrip from Ushuaia from February 3. Silver Cloud’s 15-day roundtrip voyage to Antarctica from Ushuaia will depart January 4 and will also feature a call in South Georgia.
Antarctica – All-Inclusive Package
An all-inclusive Antarctica package is now available on new bookings through November 30, 2018. The value-rich program includes free economy roundtrip air or business-class air upgrade for $1,499 each way for flights from select U.S. and Canadian gateways; free economy roundtrip air between Buenos Aires/Santiago and Ushuaia; free one-night, pre-cruise hotel stay; and free transfers between airport, hotel and ship.
“We’re shining a light on a selection of polar voyages that are carefully designed to deliver meaningful travel experiences that both thrill and inspire,” said Conrad Combrink, Silversea’s Senior Vice President of Strategic Development for Expeditions and Experiences. “These adventures are perfect for the inquisitive traveler who appreciates getting closer to nature and uncovering a destination’s raw beauty, intriguing wildlife and hidden cultural treasures.”
Specialist experts lead immersive shore excursion for guests from each of Silversea’s expedition ship. These passionate and knowledgeable professionals offer informative lectures, discussions and recaps on board, in addition to guiding Zodiac® explorations and leading hikes and nature walks ashore — all of which are included in the price.
Aboard Silver Cloud and Silver Explorer, guests enjoy ocean-view suites, gourmet cuisine, the personalized service of a butler, and a generous selection of all-inclusive shipboard amenities, including complimentary beverages, wines and spirits served throughout the ship, a stocked in-suite beverage cabinet, and unlimited complimentary Wi-Fi.
Oceania Offers More Ways To Plan, Save and Spend
Oceania Cruises proves that OceaniaNEXT is not only about upgrading their lovely ships, it is about enhancing the overall Oceania Cruise guest experience and here are two ways you can Plan, Save and Spend prior to departing for your voyage.
SHIPBOARD CREDIT CAN NOW BE UTILIZED PRIOR TO DEPARTURE
You can now choose to utilize your shipboard credit prior to cruise departure. This can help secure sought-after shore excursions and land tours, purchase your onboard beverage package, culinary classes, or dining experiences at La Reseve and Privee.
Your shipboard credit can be used for voyages departing on or after May 19, 2019 via the “Already Booked” section of OceaniaCruises.com or your ilovecruising.com Cruise Specialist can assist you in deciding the best way to spend your Shipboard Credit.
NEW PRE CRUISE SAVINGS PROGRAM
Oceania Cruises has long offered the best future cruise booking savings and incentives when you book your next Oceania Cruises voyage on board, or within 30 days of returning home. Oceania Cruises is innovating once again by extending these benefits to cruise guests for the 30‐day period PRIOR to departure.
This means that if you are booked on an Oceania Cruise and already know where your next cruise adventure will take you, you can enjoy the Pre Cruise Savings Program with all the Onboard Booking Savings. Giving you more time to enjoy your cruise without taking valuable onboard time away to plan your next. Plus you can be confident your next cruise will be handled by your valued cruise specialist.
Pre Cruise Savings can include;
~ up to $1,500 per stateroom savings
~ Reduced deposits
~ Additional Shipboard Credit
Cunard Announces 2020 Voyages
Cunard expertly curates travel itineraries for the discerning guest. Voyages that are about the ship as much as the shore, sailing to well-known cities that hold well-hidden secrets, and journeys that we have made iconic and invite our guests to be a part of. Guests arrive in style, discover with distinction, depart with fanfare and sail onwards in unrivaled sophistication. Exploring the oceans aboard a Cunard Queen is like nothing else.
Highlights for 2020 Voyages, by Cunard
Queen Mary 2
♦ Eight 14-night roundtrip Crossings from New York or London
♦ Two 21-night roundtrip sailings, one from New York, one from London, with calls in Canada, Iceland and Scotland
♦ Fourth of July 7-night Independence Day Celebration out of New York
♦ Four 7-night voyages between New York and Quebec
♦ Eight 14-night voyages which begin and end in ports of New York, Quebec, London and Le Havre
♦ Four Baltic voyages, ranging from 9 to 16 nights
♦ Four Norwegian Fjords voyages, ranging from 7 to 12 nights
♦ Three Atlantic Coast / Iberia voyages, ranging from 10 to 12 nights
♦ Two 12-night Iceland voyages
♦ Two 12-night North Cape voyages (with a good chance of seeing the Northern Lights)
♦ Two Western Mediterranean voyages, ranging from 14 to 17 nights
♦ A 12-night British Isles voyage
♦ Roundtrip Tokyo itineraries with varying lengths and destinations
♦ Five Southeast Asia voyages, ranging from 7 to 23 nights
♦ Three open jaw Australia voyages, ranging from 2 to 4 nights
The Grill Suites
During a 2020 voyage, experience the refined luxury epitomized by Queens Grill and Princess Grill Suites.
♦ Deluxe accommodations
♦ Concierge service
♦ Butler service for Queens Grill guests
♦ Dedicated restaurants with ultimate fine dining
♦ Private access lounges
♦ Priority embarkation
and much more
Early Booking Benefits^^
Guests who book before November 30, 2018 will be rewarded with our Early Booking Benefits.
♦ Free Drinks
♦ and Gratuities‡ in Princess Grill and Queens Grill Suites
♦ Up to $2,000 Onboard Credit per stateroom^
♦ Free Upgrades†
Cunard is delighted to bring back Value Fares for the 2020 Summer Program Launch. The Value Fares will feature the following:
♦ Up to 25% off Launch Fares††
♦ 3rd and 4th guests receive up to 50% off††
♦ Reduced Non-Refundable Deposit‡‡
World Club Savings
World Club members will receive a 5% discount off Launch Fares††† on 2020 voyages when booking by February 28, 2019.
Seabourn Announces Set Sail Event
Seabourn Announces Set Sail Event, Offering Exceptional Value To Luxury Travelers Seeking To Discover More Of Our Extraordinary World
SEATTLE, August 27, 2018 – Seabourn, the world’s finest ultra-luxury cruise line, has unveiled the Set Sail Event, presenting an extraordinary opportunity to those travelers looking to plan a future trip including offering exceptional value and a number of added amenities on select voyages aboard its award-winning fleet of intimate, all-suite ships.
The Set Sail Event begins today and will run through November 13, 2018, for select voyages departing in 2018 through May 2020. The event features significant benefits on select cruises for guests to experience the world in ultra-luxury style with Seabourn. The event benefits may include the below and vary by voyage:
· Complimentary Three Veranda Suite category upgrade
· Complimentary 300-minute Internet package per person
· Up to $750USD per person air credit
· Up to $500USD per suite shipboard credit
· 50% reduced deposit
· Up to 15% savings on select Combination Cruises
Guests who book a Penthouse or Premium Suite on select voyages on any of Seabourn’s five ultra-luxury vessels will also receive:
· Complimentary Unlimited Internet package per suite
· Up to $1,500USD per person air credit
· $1,000USD per suite shipboard credit
“It’s never too early or too late to plan the perfect vacation, and our Set Sail Event offers excellent values and incredible benefits to help travelers make those next vacation dreams come true,” said Chris Austin, Seabourn’s senior vice president of Global Marketing & Sales. “Our five stunningly beautiful ships sail across the five oceans to all seven continents, and this event is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of these special offers and travel on the world’s finest resort at sea.”
Seabourn’s Set Sail Event applies to select worldwide cruises in the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Antarctica and Patagonia, Alaska, Atlantic Crossings, Arabia & India, Asia, Canada & New England, the Caribbean, Panama Canal, South America, and more. Visit Seabourn’s website for a complete listing of voyages, savings and amenities.
As the newest overall ultra-luxury fleet in the industry, Seabourn’s intimate ships offer key elements that set the line apart: spacious, thoughtfully appointed all-suite accommodations, many with verandas and all 100% ocean front; superb dining in a choice of venues including The Grill by Thomas Keller; differentiated evening experiences in partnership with Sir Tim Rice, Spa & Wellness with Dr. Andrew Weil, open bars throughout the ship; fine wines poured at any time; award-winning service and a relaxed, sociable atmosphere that makes guests feel right at home onboard. The ships travel the globe to many of the world’s most desirable destinations, including marquee cities, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and lesser-known ports and hideaways. Travelers who covet outdoor adventures will also find the Ventures by Seabourn optional for-charge expedition-style excursion program in select destinations, including Alaska, Antarctica, Europe, Australia and Southeast Asia. Guests may book these tours in advance on Seabourn’s website.
Celebrate The Holidays Aboard One Of Seabourn’s Five Ultra-Luxury Ships
SEATTLE, July 23, 2018 – Seabourn, the world’s finest ultra-luxury cruise line, is inviting travelers to enjoy this year’s holiday season alongside family and friends aboard all Seabourn ships. Those on board will celebrate the holidays in different regions around the world with festive onboard events, an array of gourmet culinary offerings, and celebratory programming across the entire fleet.
Each of the five ships in the Seabourn fleet – including the new Seabourn Ovation – will be sailing through the last weeks of December, with Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s festivities scheduled in desirable ports of call and at sea.
‘The holidays are the most wonderful time of year to be together with family and what better way to share that time than traveling together on the world’s finest ultra-luxury resort at sea,’ noted Chris Austin, Seabourn’s senior vice president of Global Marketing & Sales. ‘We’re excited about this year’s holiday offerings, which will combine a festive atmosphere, onboard events, and appealing destinations that are just right for celebrating the season. With five ships and cherished destinations to choose from, Seabourn should be on everyone’s holiday wish list.’
There are several ways guests can get in the holiday spirit with Seabourn. Each holiday cruise is complete with everything to make each guest feel right at home onboard. Kicking off the season will be Thanksgiving, when guests can enjoy a traditional turkey dinner, prepared by the ship’s Executive Chef and highly skilled culinary team. From there travelers can celebrate Christmas and Hanukkah as the ship transforms into a holiday wonderland with gingerbread village displays and evergreen hangings draped from railings and balusters. The season comes to a close with a toast to 2019 as guests dress in formal wear for a New Year’s Eve affair to reflect on the memories of the past year and look to the new one ahead.
Details on Seabourn’s Holiday sailings for the 2018 season ahead include the following:
36-Day Holiday Australian Exploration (December 11-January 16) – Travel the southern and western coasts of Australia aboard Seabourn Sojourn, departing Sydney and stopping at various destinations including Flinders Island, Penneshaw, Fremantle (Perth), Hunter River, Darwin and more. Christmas Day will be enjoyed at sea, while New Year’s Day will arrive in Broome. The holiday journey will also take in Komodo Island and other destinations in Indonesia before arrival in Singapore. This voyage is also available in two segments with a 16-day itinerary departing from Sydney on December 11 and a 20-day itinerary departing from Perth on December 27.
24-Day Holiday Antarctica, Patagonia & South Georgia (December 20-January 13) – Set sail for as far from the North Pole as one can get with this adventure to the Great White South. After departing Buenos Aires, guests of Seabourn Quest will spend Christmas Eve at sea and Christmas Day at South Georgia, and will ring in the new year in Antarctica. There will be plenty more to enjoy after returning to South America including scenic cruising of Canal Sarmiento, El Brujo Glacier, Chilean Fjords and the Gulf of Corcovado in Chile before arriving at San Antonio (Santiago).
16-Day Holiday Australia & New Zealand (December 21-January 6) – After setting sail from Sydney and spending a lovely Christmas Eve in Melbourne, Australia, guests will celebrate Christmas Day at sea aboard Seabourn Encore en route to the southern and eastern coasts of New Zealand. Destinations include Milford Sound, Fiordland National Park, Akaroa (Christchurch) on New Year’s Eve, Kaikoura on New Year’s Day, Queen Charlotte Sound, and more before arriving at Auckland.
7-Day Holiday Yachtsman’s Caribbean (December 22-December 29) – Have limited time to spare for the holidays? This weeklong cruise in the sparkling Caribbean aboard Seabourn Odyssey is a great way to get in the spirit, with departure from Philipsburg, Sint Maarten to Carambola Beach, Saint Kitts and Nevis; Christmas Eve at Road Bay, Anguilla; Christmas Day at St. Johns, Antigua and Barbuda, and more. Following arrival at Bridgetown, Barbados, guests will have plenty of time get home – or board another Seabourn cruise and celebrate the New Year!
14-Day Holiday Thailand & Vietnam(December 22-January 5) – The first-ever holiday cruise of the maiden season on the line’s newest ship is going to be a good one. Board Seabourn Ovation in Singapore and head north for Christmas Eve at sea and Christmas Day at Laem Chabang (Bangkok), Thailand. Then travel on to Cambodia and Vietnam, with two days in Ho Chi Minh City before celebrating New Year’s Eve at sea, and New Year’s Day at Da Nang (Hue), Vietnam. A day in Halong Bay, Vietnam, will follow before arrival at glimmering Hong Kong.
Seabourn represents the pinnacle of ultra-luxury travel with intimate ships offering key elements that set the line apart: spacious, thoughtfully appointed suites, many with verandas and all 100% ocean front; superb dining in a choice of venues; complimentary premium spirits and fine wines available on board at all times; award-winning service and a relaxed, sociable atmosphere that makes guests feel right at home on board. The ships travel the globe to many of the world’s most desirable destinations, including marquee cities, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and lesser-known ports and hideaways.
Princess Cruises Introduces MONOPOLY Cruise for Cash Promotion
Princess Cruises Introduces MONOPOLY Cruise for Cash Promotion – a Chance to Play Slots to Win $200,777 in Cash and Prizes. Largest Hosted Slot Tournament to be played on Dec. 9 Regal Princess Cruise
SANTA CLARITA, Calif., July 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Princess Cruises announced it will be offering the cruise line’s largest hosted slot tournament with the highest cash and prizes ever offered through a partnership with Scientific Games Corporation. The MONOPOLY Cruise for Cash promotion will be available on hundreds of cruises throughout 2018, culminating in a $200,000 slot tournament onboard Regal Princess departing Dec. 9, 2018.
“Through our partnership with Scientific Games, we’re able to showcase some of the latest slot technology in the industry,” said Anil Mansukhani, vice president onboard revenue and business development for Princess Cruises. “We’re continuously updating our casino offerings and investing in popular slot games, like MONOPOLY Millionaire, Lock it Link, 88 Fortunes, Zeus Unleashed, and Fu Dao Le for our guests.”
Princess Cruises guests have two ways to qualify for a chance to win a seat in the final slot tournament:
Winner’s Wheel Promotion- Open to everyone who plays in Princess casinos. For every 100 points earned in gaming, each guest earns one e-ticket. Guests are then automatically entered into the raffle for a chance to spin the Winner’s Wheel. A total of three winners will be selected on each cruise to spin the wheel for a prize, with a chance to win a seat on the Dec. 9 cruise, among other cash and prizes, including a lucky sevens $777 Princess Cruises MONOPOLY-themed gift card.
Cruises with Qualifying Tournaments – Qualifying slot tournaments are available now to all guests sailing aboard Princess cruise ships with the MONOPOLYMillionaire slot machines, which include Crown Princess, Caribbean Princess, Emerald Princess, Island Princess, Ruby Princess, Royal Princess, Regal Princess, Star Princess and Grand Princess. Winners will receive a seat certificate for the Dec. 9 grand finale event aboard Regal Princess.
In partnership with Scientific Games Corporation, the MONOPOLY Cruise for Cash promotion celebrates the corporation’s 20-year relationship with Hasbro, owners of the MONOPOLY brand. Throughout the past 20 years, Scientific Games has developed more than 70 MONOPOLY slot titles for casinos around the globe. The newest release, MONOPOLY Millionaire, is showcased on the dramatic ALPHA Pro Wave 360 monitor. It features a bonus ‘wheel’ that spins around the circumference of the bank’s striking topper, awarding credit prizes and bonuses where the progressive jackpot can be won. Carnival Corporation was the first to receive this game, with Princess Cruises being the first cruise line within the corporation to feature the innovative slot machine for its guests.
“Our goal at Hasbro is to provide families and friends of all ages with unique gaming experiences, and the MONOPOLY Cruise for Cash promotion aboard the Princess Cruise line will allow us to do just that,” said Mark Blecher, SVP of Digital Gaming and Corporate Development at Hasbro. “We’re thrilled to work alongside Scientific Games to bring this new offering to life, and are excited to watch the MONOPOLY brand further engage its fan base both on land and at sea.”
The final tournament onboard Regal Princess, which has the largest slot floor throughout the fleet, departs Ft. Lauderdale on Dec. 9 for a seven-day, Eastern Caribbean cruise. Stops include Princess Cays, St. Maarten and St. Thomas. In addition to the MONOPOLY Cruise for Cash tournament, guests have other chances to ‘win big,’ including the popular Paradise Lotto and MONOPOLY scratch tickets.
In support of the “Come Back New Promise” ship renovation campaign which is designed to enhance the line’s onboard guest experience, Princess Cruises has invested more than $25 million in capital and operating improvements in its casinos over the past several years to bring unique events and promotions to both experienced and novice casino players alike.
“We’re proud that Princess has continued to modernize our casinos across the fleet by making significant investments in the form of new slot and table products, furnishings, and exciting new mobile gaming technology such as Play Ocean. Our casino players have told us that they really enjoy the great environment and lively entertainment that our casinos offer. In fact, USA Today has recognized Princess for being one of the ‘Best Cruise Lines for Gamblers,'” said Mansukhani.
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Scientific Games Corporation is a world leader in gaming entertainment offering the industry’s broadest and most integrated portfolio of game content, advanced systems, cutting-edge platforms and professional services. The company is #1 in technology-based gaming systems, digital real-money gaming and sports betting platforms, casino table games and utility products and lottery instant games, and a leading provider of games, systems and services for casino, lottery and social gaming. Committed to responsible gaming, Scientific Games delivers what customers and players value most: trusted security, engaging entertainment content, operating efficiencies and innovative technology. For more information, please visit www.scientificgames.com.
About Princess Cruises:
One of the best-known names in cruising, Princess Cruises is a global premium cruise line and tour company operating a fleet of 17 modern cruise ships, carrying two million guests each year to more than 360 destinations around the globe, including the Caribbean, Alaska, Panama Canal, Mexican Riviera, Europe, South America, Australia/New Zealand, the South Pacific, Hawaii, Asia, Canada/New England and World Cruises. A team of professional destination experts has created more than 150 award-winning itineraries, ranging in length from three to 111 days and Princess Cruises has been continuously recognized as “Best Cruise Line for Itineraries.”
Princess Cruises continues its multi-year, “Come Back New Promise” – a $450 million-dollar product innovation and cruise ship renovation campaign that will continue to enhance the line’s onboard guest experience. These enhancements result in more moments of awe, lifetime memories and meaningful stories for guests to share from their cruise vacation. The product innovations include partnerships with award-winning Chef Curtis Stone; engaging entertainment inspired shows with Broadway-legend Stephen Schwartz; immersive activities for the whole family from Discovery and Animal Planet that include exclusive shore excursion to onboard activities; the ultimate sleep at sea with the award-winning Princess Luxury Bed and much more.
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Seabourn’s 2020 World Cruise
Seabourn’s first World Cruise in six years will be extraordinary. Join as they circumnavigate the globe with an intimate group of likeminded travelers. Immerse yourself in a world of fascinating people and unforgettable places — and become truly well-traveled in a single voyage, all in incomparable elegance and ease, on board the stunning Seabourn Sojourn.
2020 WORLD CRUISE: EXTRAORDINARY DESTINATIONS
MIAMI TO SAN FRANCISCO | SEABOURN SOJOURN | JANUARY 4 – MAY 28, 2020
~ 146 Days
~ 77 Port Days
~ 69 Sea Days
~ 62 Destinations
~ 36 Countries
~ 5 Continents
~ 16 Overnights
WHY SEABOURN’S WORLD CRUISE?
1. The intimate Seabourn Sojourn, carries just 458 guests, offering nearly one staff member to each guest for the highest standard of service at sea
2. Dozens of marquee ports including Cape Town, Singapore, Hong Kong and Sydney paired with hidden gems such as Mindelo, Lüderitz, Nosy-Be, Hamilton Island, Île des Pins and Manele Bay on Lanai
3. Menus featuring distinctive local cuisine and wine lists showcasing regional vintages
4. Sixteen overnight stays including Dakar, Walvis Bay, Mombasa, Chennai and Suva just to name a few, for more time to immerse in the destination
5. Local entertainment and performances on board celebrating regional culture and arts in Bridgetown, Sihanoukville, Manila, Durban and Cape Town
6. Mid-voyage overland tour options along the way in Namibia, South Africa, Kenya, India, Cambodia and Australia with safari options from Cape Town, Durban and Zanzibar
WORLD CRUISE AMENITIES
Guests who sail the entire World Cruise – from January 4 to May 28, 2020 – will enjoy the following complimentary World Cruise Amenities* when booked by May 31, 2019.
~ Round-trip First-class airfare
~ $2,000USD Shipboard Credit per person
~ $3,000USD Shipboard Credit per person for Penthouse and Premium Suites
~ Unlimited Wi-Fi
~ Private car transfers door-to-door from your home
~ Personal Valet® luggage shipping service
~ Unlimited Laundry and Dry Cleaning on board
~ Gala Bon Voyage dinner & overnight hotel stay prior to departure in Miami
~ Three exclusive World Cruise events
~ Visa package
~ Special World Cruise pillow gifts
In addition, guests who pay in full by May 31, 2019 will receive a 3% savings off the cruise-only fare^.