Accommodation-only specialist youtravel.com has signed an exclusive deal with easyCruise to sell cruises onboard its second ship “easyCruise Life”.
The new partnership means that travel agents can make easyCruise bookings through the youtravel.com site from within its Greece and Turkey categories.
John Kent, chief executive of youtravel.com said: “I am delighted to have signed this deal with easyCruise and believe it will be beneficial to both parties, as well as our agent partners. The cruise sector is one of the key areas of growth for the dynamic packaging sector in the coming years. Youtravel.com already offers Nile Cruises and cruises on gulets in Turkey, so to have teamed up with a leading cruise brand as we enter our second year of trading is a huge coup for us.”
Stelios Haji Ioannou, chief executive of easyCruise said: “I’ve always said that easyCruise.com is a bit like a floating hotel so I am delighted to partner with hotel specialist youtravel.com! Through the partnership we can make cruising on our latest ship available as an alternative to a seven-day beach holiday at a single resort. On top of that travel agents can now book easyCruise.com using a system they are familiar with.”
easyCruise Life will be cruising to six Greek Islands from April 2008, from laid back Syros and Samos to lively Kalymnos, Kos, Paros and Mykonos for a 24 hour stay. easyCruise will visit Turkey for the first time with a full day and night in Bodrum. Customers can choose where to join the cruise - in Athens on Saturday or in Bodrum on Monday.