Monday, 9 April 2012

Cunard Introduces Two-night 'Taster' Sailings

Cunard is introducing a series of brand new two-night taster sailings, expanding its season of northern voyages and ringing the changes with its Transatlantic crossings in its new 2013 programme.

New next year will be 13 two-night sampler sailings (12 between Southampton and Hamburg) aboard the iconic Queen Mary 2 and the most recent addition to the fleet, Queen Elizabeth. Designed to capitalise on the growing popularity of short breaks, these departures aim to offer an attractive access point for new cruisers who are curious about Cunard but would like to test the water before committing to a longer period away. Prices for these short breaks start at £399, including a one-way flight, and can be combined with a hotel stay in Hamburg to create an innovative short break.

Reflecting demand, the number of Northern voyages offered is up year on year from 25 to 27 in 2013 with nine Baltic, six Fjords, four North Cape, four Low Countries, two Iceland and two Round Britain sailings – up from one following strong sales for 2012.

Cunard’s signature Transatlantic programme will sail into 2013 with a dash of variety to freshen up the mix. As well as a total of 18 crossings aboard Queen Mary 2, there will be four complete round-trip voyages from Southampton, featuring a day in the Big Apple to shop or sight-see, and a return crossing back to the UK. No flights, no hassle and as much luggage as you like. Brand new for 2013 will be two eight-night Transatlantic sailings with a whole extra day for passengers to make the most of the ship's exceptional facilities and enjoy the unique sense of timelessness that only a transatlantic voyage can give.

For more info and booking details, be sure to check out this link with the UK's luxury cruise specialists, The Cruise Line Ltd.

PS: the new edition of World of Cruising magazine is now on line. Follow this link to read it and enjoy cruising even more!