Its been a long and hard winter, with more bad weather due to be expected isn’t it time to think ahead and maybe have an exotic trip to the Caribbean or maybe the Far East for next winter?
Perhaps you like the Winter in the UK? and decide on a summer holiday, lets be fair our Summers aren’t particularly great here in the UK, are they? Not like they used to be!
Well here is the good news if you are looking to book for 2019 or 2020 you can secure the holiday of your dreams for just £1.00pp deposit if you book before the end of March, now this does have some of those boring T’s and C’s applicable to it which are really important and the most important is that the remainder of the deposit is due on the 25th April 2018. However, March has come with some big surprises, so you may not want to put down a bigger deposit just right not. So, what has March got to offer? Well Cruise and Maritime have released there 2019 programme with Buy one gets one free on most sailings.
Royal Caribbean have also just launched, and their prices are amazingly good value, if you are happy to book early and you also get the price protection so if the price or promotion changes between now and 31st December 2018 you can swap free of charge. This is for 2019 sailings onwards from the UK.
Cunard and P&O have also decided to launch their Winter 2019 and 2020 programme, to be honest there aren’t many surprises in what they are doing, Oceana will go back to Dubai but earlier so you can cruise over Christmas in the warmer climes of the Middle East on board Oceana, once again and Azura and Britannia will cruise the Caribbean. Arcadia is the only ship doing the long world cruise, with Aurora and Oriana doing longer Caribbean no fly sailings.
For Cunard we will waive Goodbye To the Queen Elizabeth in November, as she departs Southampton for Down Under where she will spend up to March doing shorter sailings around Australia and New Zealand, she will then continue up and do the Far East for a while and then across to Alaska, her dates are out till July and she is still in Vancouver up to that point so it may not be until later in the year we see her in her home waters of Southampton.
MSC have lived up to their promises and decided to base the MSC Preziosa out of the UK, up to now its been the MSC Opera and the MSC Magnifica which has called home to Southampton in years gone by, Preziosa will sail from Southampton in 2019, don’t forget to ask about Status Match with MSC to get you 5% discount.
So, all in all its been quite a busy month, with launch of the P&O and Cunard sailings yet to come.
What are your plans for 2018, 2019 and 2020! Now is the time to book and take advantage of all those deals.