SUMMARY OF CURRENT PROMOTIONS AND OFFERS
A regular update of the latest cruise news, offers and promotions available from the cruise lines Francis Travel Marketing represent.
APRIL SCHOOL HOLIDAYS 2019
Take the family on the trip of a lifetime during the April school holidays 2019. Cruise to amazing destinations with your loved ones and leave the entertainment, cooking and cleaning to the experts.
AQUA EXPEDITIONS – A Trip to the Heart of Peru
In partnership with explora Valle Sagrado, we invite our travellers to enjoy this special offer to the best of Peru, which combines exploration days in the Sacred Valley of the Incas with a cruising adventure through the Amazon River. For stays between April and November 2019 guests will enjoy a local air fare discount, a complimentary massage and 20% discount on Valle Sagrado reservations.
AQUA EXPEDITIONS – Exclusive Offers & Special Hosted Departures
The latest dates for Aqua Expedition’s very special hosted departures. Plus an updated “Secrets of Indochina” Tour. And you won’t want to miss the offers on “From the Andres to the Amazon” (with Explora Valle Sagrado Hotel) and Solo travellers promotion.
AQUA EXPEDITIONS – Zero Single Supplement + Special Hosted Departures
Aqua Expeditions are waiving the single supplement on select 2018-19 departures on the Mekong and Amazon! Meet special guests onboard hosted departures – limited availability, don’t miss out.
AQUA EXPEDITIONS – Early Booking Discount on Aqua Mekong 2019-20 Departures
Enjoy savings on 5-star Aqua Expeditions Mekong departures in 2019 & 2020. Book an Aqua Mekong cruise at least six months before departure date and receive a 10% Early Booking Discount.
AQUA EXPEDITIONS – Savings on Select Departures in 2019 & 2020 on the Aqua Mekong
Journey through Cambodia and Vietnam and experience the vibrant culture, history and cuisines of Southeast Asia on a Luxury Mekong River Cruise. Cruise between 03 May & 13 August 2019 | 01 May 2020 & 06 August 2020 and you could Save up to US$2,940*pp!!
AQUA EXPEDITIONS – 2018 Honeymoon and Anniversaries Benefits
Enjoy complimentary massages and romantic private dinner! There is no better way to start life as a married couple or celebrate a milestone anniversary than a once-in-a-lifetime adventure along the Amazon or Mekong with Aqua Expeditions.
CARNIVAL AUSTRALIA – FUNBelieveable Sale
Savings of up to AU$800 per stateroom and 50% Reduced Deposits per person!
PLUS Book by 23 January 2019 and get up to AU$300 Onboard Credit per stateroom – that’s FUNBelieveable!!
HOLLAND AMERICA LINE – 2020 Grand Voyages Early Booking Benefits
Enjoy offers up to US$6,500 per person when booking a 2020 Grand World Voyage, and up to US$4,000 on the Grand South America & Antarctica Voyage, both departing in January 2020.
HOLLAND AMERICA LINE – Why Not Now?
With premium offers on 500+ sailings, it’s the perfect time to plan your next voyage. Receive ALL of the following on ANY stateroom:*
• Stateroom upgrades
• Up to 10% off select shore excursions
• Deposits from AU$99 per person
PLUS, book a suite and receive up to US$600 onboard spending money!
NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE – Free at Sea on 7-Day Hawaii Cruises
Choose from five free offers:
1. Free Beverage Package
2. Free Specialty Dining
3. Free Wifi Package
4. US$50 per port Shore Excursion Credit
5. Friends & family sail at a reduced rate
Studio and Inside staterooms choose 1 free offer. Oceanview, Balcony and Mini-Suites choose 3 free offers. The Haven and Suite bookings receive all 5 offers!
NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE – Free at Sea – Now up to US$2,800 in Value!
Choose where you want to cruise then choose one, two or five free offers from:
1. Free beverage package
2. Free specialty dining package
3. US$50 per port shore excursion credit
4. Free WiFi (250 minutes)
5. Friends & family sail at a reduced rate
PANDAW RIVER ADVENTURES – Family Friendly Cruises: Under 18’s Travel for FREE
A special opportunity to share an educational family adventure during school holidays next year. Explore Asia in the comfort of a Pandaw vessel including daily excursions, full board, local drinks, cultural performances, movie nights and free mountain bikes to explore rural villages, temples and countryside. Pandaw is introducing a Family Promotion during school breaks!
First cabin: Two adults pay full price
Second cabin: One or two children between the ages of 5 and 18 travel for free
PANDAW RIVER ADVENTURES – Going Solo? Enjoy Many Sailings with No Single Supplement
The demographic of the solo traveller has changed dramatically over the past ten years. Pandaw has tailored several of its expeditions in response to this growing demand from independent explorers, offering adventures within the secure environment of a small group of like-minded people. Often penalised by the travel industry with high single supplements, Pandaw look after their guests travelling alone by offering a cabin for single use at no additional cost on many of their river routes.
PONANT YACHT CRUISES & EXPEDITIONS – Single Traveller Offers
Travelling on your own?
PONANT caters to individual travellers and has a selection of cruises which are available with no single supplement. As a single traveller, benefit from a safe and friendly travel environment. You can enjoy a wide range of experiences from the outstanding cultural sites of Latin America to the idyllic white-sand beaches of the Caribbean or cultural European cities.
PONANT YACHT CRUISES & EXPEDITIONS – PONANT Yacht Club
Discover the new exclusive advantages for PONANT Yacht Club members.
Being loyal to PONANT lets you take full advantage of the pleasures of cruising. As members of the PONANT Yacht Club, you will receive personalised attention, exclusive services both onboard and on land, and offers not available to other guests.
QUARK EXPEDITIONS – Arctic 2020 Early Booking Bonus
ARCTIC 2020 HIGHLIGHTS:
– Two brand-new itineraries exploring the Russian Arctic.
– Four new ways to discover the best of Spitsbergen, Greenland, Iceland, and the Faroe Islands.
– New to the Arctic—World Explorer’s all-suite luxury to the fleet.
– The best of Quark’s classic Arctic itineraries – back by popular demand.
EARLY BOOKING BONUS:
– 10% SAVINGS on select voyages
– PLUS Free Transfer Package valued up to US$1,995
– PLUS additional 10% Savings for reservations paid in full
QUARK EXPEDITIONS – Save up to US$2,000 Plus Free Charter Air Packages
Limited time offers for Arctic 2019 expeditions effective from December 1, 2018 to January 31, 2019. Highlights include:
~ 13-day Spitsbergen in Depth: Big Island, Big Adventure expedition, save up to US$2,000 plus free one-way charter airfare between Oslo and Longyearbyen or vice versa (valued at $400 USD).
~ 9-day Intro to Spitsbergen: Fjords, Glaciers and Wildlife of Svalbard, save up to US$1,500 savings plus free round-trip charter airfare (valued at $800 USD). Or, free one-way charter airfare (valued at US$400) between Oslo and Longyearbyen.
~ Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge expedition, extend a Free Air/Hotel/Transfer Package (valued at US$1,895) on four select departures.
WINDSTAR CRUISES – Grand Prix of Monaco Themed Cruise
An insider’s experience at Monaco’s legendary Grand Prix is the jewel in the crown of this exceptional 7-day Roundtrip Rome cruise. Visit some of the world’s most glamorous ports — Portofino, St. Tropez, Sanary-sur-Mer, Monte Carlo — strolling famous promenades, shopping elite boutiques, and taking in world-renown beaches. Then during your overnight in Monte Carlo, enjoy exclusive access to special Windstar private Grand Prix events and two days of world-class Formula One® time trials and racing. It’s the ultimate expression of Windstar’s style, and open to only a very limited number of guests.
GRAND PRIX PACKAGE INCLUDES:
• Hosted by your guest speaker, a Formula One® racing expert on this exclusive Grand Prix cruise provides behind-the-scenes insights to the event
• Section K seats for Grand Prix of Monaco for Saturday’s time trials and an organised visit to the pits afterwards and Sunday’s final which includes higher seats, not benches, with programme, poncho and cap.
• Special Grand Prix themed cocktail reception and dinner on board.
• Grand Prix themed gift package with programme ticket holder, ear plugs, cap, high definition binoculars, and seat cushion.
ALASKAN DREAM CRUISES – New Itinerary: Last Frontier Adventure
This new cruise is designed for guests seeking more time in wilderness areas and a higher level of activity. The dynamic itinerary features daily adventures like hiking rainforest trails, kayaking in a glacial fjord, trekking to the Baird Glacier in legendary Thomas Bay, exploring Baranof Island’s “Waterfall Coast” and more. Sailing between Sitka and Juneau, you’ll spend the majority of your time in remote locations, including Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. The offering also includes Petroglyph Beach in Wrangell and the company’s exclusive Orca Point Lodge.
ALASKAN DREAM CRUISES – Authentic and personal small-ship Alaska cruises through the Inside Passage: 2019 Season
All-inclusive, small-ship cruise itineraries that offer a mix of excursions in intriguing towns and Native villages, adventures in raw wilderness bays and glacial fjords. This approach to small ship cruising in Alaska offers travellers a comprehensive look at all the Inside Passage has to offer. Every Alaskan Dream Cruises experience is hand-picked for its value in immersing you in True Alaska.
AQUA EXPEDITIONS – Luxury Cruises on the World’s Greatest Rivers
Learn about Aqua Expedition’s luxury cruises on the Amazon River, Mekong River from the leader in adventure travel cruises on the worlds greatest rivers.
AQUA EXPEDITIONS – 8- & 9-Night Amazon Package: Cruise + Accommodation
Enjoy a 3- or 4-Night luxury cruise on board the Aria Amazon accompanied by stays in Lima, Peru and Iquitos, Peru.
AQUA EXPEDITIONS – 10-Night Package: Cruise + Accommodation + Transfers + Sightseeing Tours
Enjoy a 4-Night luxury cruise onboard the Aqua Mekong accompanied by 3-nights pre and 3-nights post cruise accommodation, with two sightseeing tours!
CARNIVAL CRUISE LINE – Carnival Journeys – Panama Canal & Hawaii
Board a Carnival Journeys cruise and enjoy enriching experiences aboard, amazing destinations ashore, classic cruising flair and more.
CARNIVAL CRUISE LINE – New Ships + New Itineraries + More Fun
Carnival Panorama is debuting December 2019 and will sail year-round out of Long Beach, LA. Carnival Victory, undergoing an extensive dry dock, will emerge as Carnival Radiance and embark on a series of Mediterranean itineraries in 2020. Don’t miss out on some great fares on these fantastic new ships and itineraries.
CARNIVAL CRUISE LINE – Mexican Riviera Package
Take the family on a holiday of a lifetime to Mexico. Cruise, flights and land accommodation are all included. Spend 1-night pre and 3-nights post-cruise at The Westin Long Beach, Los Angeles. Embark Carnival Splendor and enjoy the entertainment and activities, plus all the unique experiences and scenery Mexico has to offer, leaving you with memories that will last a lifetime.
CARNIVAL CRUISE LINE – Alaskan Holiday Package
Take a holiday with this 11-night cruise package. Cruise, flights and accommodation are all organised for you, making for a convenient and enjoyable getaway. Spend 2-nights pre and 2-nights post-cruise at the Hotel Theodore, Seattle. Embark Carnival Legend and enjoy the entertainment, activities and stunning destinations over the next 8 days. Enjoy the unique experiences and scenery Alaska has to offer, leaving you with memories that will last a lifetime.
CARNIVAL CRUISE LINE – Alaskan Family Holiday Package
Take the family on a holiday of a lifetime to Alaska. Cruise, flights and land accommodation are all included. Spend 2-nights pre and 2-nights post-cruise at the Grand Hyatt, Seattle. Embark Carnival Legend and enjoy the entertainment and activities, plus all the unique experiences and scenery Alaska has to offer, leaving you with memories that will last a lifetime.
HOLLAND AMERICA LINE – Welcome to EXC In-Depth Voyages
Your Journey, Your Passion….. Holland America Line have created an innovative and customised approach to cruising. EXC In-Depth Voyages offer guests a choice of six different options or “themes” for an in-depth exploration of the people, places and cultures they’ll visit, including: Photography – Food, Wine & Spirits – Active Exploration – Nature and Science – History and Perspective – Arts and Culture.
HOLLAND AMERICA LINE – 17-Night Alaskan Package: Cruise + Accommodation + Flights + Transfers
Enjoy a 14-Night premium cruise aboard Amsterdam accompanied by 2-nights pre and 1-night post cruise accommodation.
NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE – Hawaii Cruise Package
With our convenient flights, cruise and transfers package the only thing you’ll have to do is decide when you want to go! Then relax and enjoy a unique 7-day Hawaii cruise, with overnights in both Maui and Kauai as well as visits to Oahu and the Big Island of Hawaii. You’ll be on island time as you discover cascading waterfalls, active volcanoes, black, green and white sand beaches, historic sites and unspoiled nature.
PANDAW – 2019 Expedition Overview
For over twenty years Pandaw has specialised in exploring the remote and off-the-beaten-track rivers of South East Asia, places that few, if any, can navigate. We offer travellers a truly exclusive, unique experience. In 2019 we reopen in India with three new routings covering the key North Indian Waterways of the Lower Ganges or Hooghly, Upper Ganges as far as Varanasi and the Brahmaputura.
Finished in brass and teak by skilled local craftsmen and in the tradition of the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company. All eighteen Pandaw’s unique fleet are finished to exacting first class standards with all modern conveniences. Objects of great beauty, these vessels have an ultra shallow draft and can venture where other ships can not.
At Pandaw we have an all-inclusive policy, so travellers can relax in the knowledge that there are no hidden extras, all that is excluded is wine and imported beverages, spa therapies and personal laundry. We are also family friendly, indeed our expeditions are perfectly suited to kids who gain unforgettable life experience from their interactions in the villages along the way.
PANDAW – NEW Combo Expeditions
Explore the rivers of Southeast Asia and India in more depth with uninterrupted back-to-back expeditions on Pandaw’s distinctive ships.
Thoroughly explore Burma by combining some remote rivers such as the Chindwin River or the Irrawaddy delta, with a coastal expedition through the Mergui Archipelago. Or experience four countries by adding a Red River cruise in North Vietnam to a voyage along the upper Mekong through Laos, Thailand and Burma. Pandaw has recently launched India and we are excited to offer you a combination of the lower Ganges and the Brahmaputra in Assam.
All seven combo expeditions from 15 to 21 nights include flights and hotels in between where necessary.
PONANT YACHT CRUISES & EXPEDITIONS – Emblematic Antarctica Expedition Cruise
PONANT invites you on a polar expedition cruise to the heart of the icy realm that is the Antarctic Peninsula. Embark on an unforgettable 11-day voyage and succumb to the enchantment of the breathtaking landscapes inhabited by astonishing wildlife. On this cruise you will enjoy:
• Exceptional expedition team on-board every departure
• Guided zodiac safari’s and landings on the Antarctic Peninsula
• Daily lectures and brilliant evening shows
• All inclusive Gastronomic and Grill Restaurant
• Open bar including French champagne, wine, beer, spirits and non alcoholic beverages
PONANT YACHT CRUISES & EXPEDITIONS – Natural & Cultural Wonders of the Western Caribbean
PONANT brings you a brand-new itinerary in the Caribbean Sea, sailing along the Mexican peninsula of Yucatán to Belize and Guatemala. On this cruise you will enjoy:
• UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Tikal by plane and the archaeological park and Mayan ruins of Quirigua from Santo Tomás de Castilla; the Mayan site of Copán from Puerto Cortés
• Possibility of diving (PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent) with an experienced instructor on board.
• Swimming, snorkelling or scuba diving at the Great Blue Hole in Belize, one of the world’s ten most beautiful diving sites according to Captain Cousteau
• All inclusive Gastronomic and Grill Restaurant
• Open bar including French champagne, wine, beer, spirits and non alcoholic beverages
WINDSTAR CRUISES – Get Closer to Alaska with Windstar Cruises
BRING ALASKA’S WILD BEAUTY INTO FOCUS as you discover small towns and big cities, cruise far up narrow fjords to the twin Sawyer Glaciers or Dawes Glacier, and launch Zodiacs right from the ship into pristine wilderness on Windstar Signature Expeditions. Star Legend will get you closer to scenic shorelines along the Inside Passage, Kenai Fjords and the wildlife-rich Inian Islands, and you’ll enjoy the best wildlife viewing opportunities as Windstar adjusts their schedule to linger whenever whales are present. Experience more of Alaska with a 16-day Cruise Tour to Denali and stand in the enormity of North America’s tallest peak. Plus all the Alaska itineraries feature six onboard expedition experts that spend more one-on-one time with guests providing insight on glaciers, culture, and wildlife and lead optional Signature Expedition tours on Zodiacs and kayaks.
WINDSTAR CRUISES – Grand Mediterranean Voyage
CRUISE THE MEDITERRANEAN ON AN ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME
EMBARK ON THE ULTIMATE SAILING VACATION with Windstar’s 51-day Grand Mediterranean cruise aboard Wind Surf, the world’s largest sailing ship. Gracefully glide through the temperate waters, feast on delectable dinners in AmphorA, enjoy unbelievable views from the deck and relax in the evening in your luxurious suite or stateroom. Go beyond exploring part of the beautiful Mediterranean, and instead explore all of it. Join Windstar for Wind Surf’s greatest adventure yet as she takes you to every corner of the Mediterranean Sea on the Star Collector: Grand Mediterranean voyage.
WINDSTAR CRUISES – Tahiti Flights, Cruise & Accommodation Package
Set sail from Papeete, Tahiti on a 7-night luxury cruise around the stunning islands of French Polynesia. We’ve sorted your flights, accommodation and transfers so all you have to do is decide which week you want to go!!
WINDSTAR CRUISES – Asia Cruise Tours: A Romance Between the Land and the Sea
IN TRAVEL PLANNING & TIMING IS EVERYTHING. When you’re so busy making sure you’re in the right place at the right time for your next tour, ship departure, or hotel check-in, it’s hard to enjoy the journey. Windstar’s Cruise Tours are designed to introduce you to the best of both land and sea in one seamless experience—with transportation, hotels, tours, even select meals all booked and scheduled for you in addition to your cruise. Incredible views by sea and bucket list sights on land make Windstar’s new Asia Cruise Tours as unforgettable as the region itself.
WINDSTAR CRUISES – Pre- & Post- Land Tours for Asia
Before or after you set sail on a Windstar voyage in Asia, seize your opportunity to dive deeper into the sights, sounds, and cultures of this captivating region. Walk a section of the Great Wall of China, the largest man-made structure ever built. Step back in history, basked in sunrise at Angkor Wat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stroll the gardens of the glimmering ancient Kinkakuji Temple, also known as the Golden Pavilion.
Windstar Land Tours are carefully curated to provide an authentic, culturally immersive experience, with a knowledgeable, local guide as your host. Tours are available before or after more than 20 Asia departure dates on 12 itineraries, all timed to coordinate seamlessly with the sailing schedule.