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.
AQUA EXPEDITIONS – Last Staterooms on Very Special Hosted Departures
Meet special guests onboard hosted departures in 2018 – don’t miss out, these are the last staterooms on these special sailings.
AQUA EXPEDITIONS – Savings on Select Departures in 2018 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 now and 14 August 2018 or 03 May & 30 July 2019 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.
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 – Explore4 is Back!!
Choose from 600+ cruises and receive a SIGNATURE BEVERAGE PACKAGE + DINNER IN THE PINNACLE GRILL + REDUCED FARES FOR 3rd/4th GUESTS + 50% REDUCED DEPOSIT! Plus a bonus offer for Suites!
NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE – Free at Sea on 7-Day Hawaii Cruises
Choose from five free offers now up to US$2,700 in Value! Choose from:
1. One night hotel pre-cruise
2. Pre-paid service charges
3. Free specialty dining package
4. US$50 per port shore excursion credit
5. Friends & family sail at a reduced rate
Bonus offer for suites: Receive all five free 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
PONANT YACHT CRUISES & EXPEDITIONS – Antarctic 2019 Solo Traveller Offers
On one PONANT Antarctica sailing in February 2019, Solo Travellers will pay ZERO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT PLUS RECEIVE AU$1,500 AIR CREDIT!! This offer is combinable with PONANT’s Bonus Discount and 30th Birthday Celebration offers!!
PONANT YACHT CRUISES & EXPEDITIONS – Antarctic 2018.19 Season AU$1500pp Air Credit
For EVERY PONANT Antarctic sailing from November 2018 to March 2019 you will receive AU$1,500 Air Credit Per Guest!! Plus this offer is combinable with PONANT’s Bonus Discount and 30th Birthday Celebration offers!!
QUARK EXPEDITIONS – Antarctic 2019.20 Season Early Booking Bonuses
Antarctica is unlike any other destination. Located at the end of the world, the region boasts many areas to explore, from the Antarctic Peninsula to the remote sub-Antarctic islands of Falklands (Islas Malvinas) and South Georgia. All three destinations are magical, and offer experiences so moving, guests will remember them for a lifetime. This new season features 8 itineraries, 41 departures, and a myriad of ways to personalise the experience, Antarctica is the next destination to discover, connect with and be transformed by.
Enjoy Early Booking Bonus: Save up to 30% + 5% Low Deposit + up to US$1,000 for first time passengers
QUARK EXPEDITIONS – Antarctic 2018.19 Season Offers
Quark have some fantastic promotional offers for the upcoming Antarctic 2018.19 season, with savings of up to 40% on select expeditions. Here are the highlights:
- 40% on Falklands (Malvinas) & South Georgia: Islands of the Southern Ocean
- Up to 35% on Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent
- Up to 20% on Antarctic Express: Crossing the Circle
They’ve also added a great way for Solo Travelers to save in the upcoming season, with 15% off select expeditions & departures:
- Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica: Explorers and Kings
- Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent
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.
CARNIVAL CRUISE LINE – Carnival Journeys
Embark on one of Carnival’s very special longer voyages. Explore Hawaii or the Panama Canal. Carnival Journeys are great fun, different and enriching.
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 – 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!
HOLLAND AMERICA LINE – Introducing ms Nieuw Statendam
Holland America Line’s newest Pinnacle-class ship, Nieuw Statendam is preparing to make her debut! A sister ship to ms Koningsdam, this spectacular new vessel combines classic style with contemporary appointments, engaging new experiences and carefully crafted itineraries. Book your stateroom now and join us during her inaugural season, starting 5 December 2018.
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 – NEW Alaska Accommodations in 2019
Holland America Line is expanding the guest experience on its award-winning Alaska Land+Sea Journeys with the addition of new guest accommodations at its Denali operation. The 99-room addition will feature the first-ever junior suites at the resort and is expected to be open for the 2019 summer Alaska cruise season. The 55 new junior suites will showcase balconies, larger living areas and greater amenities for guests. The new rooms are an extension of Holland America Line’s overland Alaska experience to Denali, which includes the McKinley Chalet Resort hotel and Denali Square, a gathering area to relax, shop, dine and enjoy music and entertainment. The addition will be located to have views of Mt. Healy and Denali National Park.
NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE – Discover Norwegian’s Hawai’i
Find out for yourself why Porthole Cruise Magazine has voted NCL “Best Hawai’i Itinerary” for 12 years in a row!! No one lets you capture the pure spirit and soul of Hawai’i like Norwegian Cruise Line. Visiting four islands in seven days, you’ll stay overnight in Maui and Kaua’i and you’re on an island every day with plenty of time to explore.
OCEANIA CRUISES – Around the World in 180 Days – 2020
This very special voyage has been released for 2020! Book now and receive special offers including: Up to 78 Free Shore Excursions, Free Beverage Package and up to US$7,800 Onboard Spending Money.
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 – The World’s First Luxury Icebreaker
Reach the Geographic North Pole, complete an Arctic Ocean crossing, discover Greenland’s extreme North East or probe the icy wilderness of Antarctica…beginning in 2021, PONANT will be taking guests in the footsteps of the great polar explorers aboard a next-generation luxury icebreaker—the first of its kind in the world of cruising.
With a refined onboard ambiance and luxury services—never before available in the far extremes of the Northern and Southern Hemispheres—with the new icebreaker vessel PONANT provides not just cruises, but true expedition polar odysseys.
Also a very first in the cruising world, the first electric hybrid cruise icebreaker, with LNG propulsion, the PONANT Icebreaker, reaffirms PONANTs place as the world leader in luxury polar expeditions.
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 – 2019 James Beard Foundation Culinary Themed Cruises
THE OFFICIAL CRUISE LINE OF THE JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION is serving up the best reasons to explore the world through expert-led, locally inspired cruise cuisine. The award-winning small ship cruise line and preeminent American culinary organisation hand-pick acclaimed culinary experts to share their knowledge of cuisines of the world with travelers. The partnership showcases exclusive recipes and experiences on sailings across Windstar’s fleet of six elegant ships.
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 – Windstar Cruises Returns to Asia with more Fresh Experiences
WINDSTAR’S FIRST SEASON BACK IN ASIA WAS UNFORGETTABLE, and now we’re inviting you to join them as they set sail on brand new voyages, as well as their most popular Asian itineraries. Each cruise boasts bucket-list-worthy sights – cultural epicenters, ancient ruins at renowned UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and exclusive culinary tours, all provide you with an authentic, immersive experience you won’t soon forget.
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.