UK high street travel retailer, Flight Centre, has added cruising to its portfolio, offering specialist ‘tailor-made’ cruising options to its customers.Flight Centre’s specialist team of cruise consultants will be able to tailor make packages that are genuinely unique, allowing travellers to combine a cruise with virtually any other holiday itinerary. Whether a first timer or taking a family; looking for adventure, sport or romance, Flight Centre will cater to every taste and budget.
Bird-watchers can take a sea safari to Norway to observe Finnmark’s largest grouping of puffins and kittiwakes; arts enthusiasts can take up bridge, dance, music, wine and watercolours on an ArtsClub Cruise while golf lovers will find a putting green at almost every port on a Caribbean or European golfing cruise.
With Asia emerging as a popular destination for cruising, Flight Centre’s consultants will tailor make a package to see stunning Far East destinations. A tailored itinerary could include a city stay in Hong Kong, a cruise to Taiwan and a stay at a glorious beach all for £955 per person including flights 1.
See North America in a different light and combine a cruise through the natural wilderness of Alaska with one of the world’s great train rides through the Rocky Mountains including a night in Kamloops, for £2,285 per person including flights for 12 nights 2.
Brent Novak, head of marketing at Flight Centre, said, “We are really excited with the new Cruise Division. Cruising is one of the travel industry’s success stories, the variety of trips available and ease with which you can tailor your cruise itinerary has broadened its appeal amongst holidaymakers of all age groups. However as more people want to cruise they are increasingly looking for something different and flexible. Our dedicated cruise consultants are on hand to ensure the cruise package meets individual needs so our customers will not be disappointed.”
Cruising is also one of the sectors that is bucking the Internet trend with 82 per cent* of cruise bookings going through travel agents. As one of the biggest holiday retailers with over 1,500 stores worldwide and access to over 30 different cruise lines, Flight Centre will be working with some of the best cruise companies to offer customers the choice they want.