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Cruise Line Drastically Cut Air Fares Whilst British Line Exclusively Partners With Virgin

Cruise Line Drastically Cut Air Fares Whilst British Line Exclusively Partners With Virgin

Celebrity Cruises has just announced that air fares will start from £99 to connect to the line’s fleet in the Mediterranean this summer.

The prices became available on January 13th this year, although there is limited availability on the £99 flights. Other seats are available for up to £199 to join cruise ships sailing from Civitavecchia- the port of Rome- and Venice.

The £99 flights are available from airports including Heathrow, London Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Dublin.

The low-cost air fares are on top of additional extras such as drinks packages already included in the price: beer, wine and cocktaiks worth over £40 a day are at no additional cost.

The line’s UK and Ireland marketing and PR director, Toby Shaw, has stated: ‘Our new fares- only just released, and not likely to last very long – make an escape to sunshine this summer a better value reality’. 

An 11-night Best of the Western Mediterranean cruise departing on May 29th leads in at £1,499 per person for an ocean view cabin based on two people sharing, including flights from Heathrow or Gatwick within the holiday package for £99 for bookings made by the end of February.

 

In other news, P&O have just announced they will charter flights with Virgin Atlantic for Caribbean fly-cruises in winter 2017 and 2018.

Flights will be available from Manchester airport and Heathrow with economy, premium economy and upper class seats available for the 14 and 28-night itineraries.

The sailings will be on the cruise line’s smallest ship, Adonia, which recently returned to the line after sister brand Fathom ceased operations.

Paul Ludlow, P&O Cruises senior vice president, has stated: ‘P&O Cruises is an iconic British brand delivering a truly memorable travel experience and so this partnership with Virgin Atlantic is an ideal fit for our guests, enabling them to begin their holiday in style.’

Adonia’s 2017/18 Caribbean season will operate from November 3rd 2017 until March 8th 2018 and will iclude 14-night Eastern Caribbean cruises round-trip from Bridgetown.

Destination highlights include Mayreau the smallest inhabited island of the Grenadines, Bequia, and Santarem in Brazil, situated in the Amazon River.

Ludlow continues: ‘This will give our Adonia guests even more choice with the option of three departure airports and three cabins, including Virgin Atlantic’s exceptional Upper Class’. 

 

So what are your thoughts on today’s air-far-related news? Will you be jumping at the chance to secure £99 flights with Celebrity? Are you impressed with P&O‘s choice to partner with Virgin? Have you flown with them before? Leave us your thoughts and comments…

 

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