Norwegian Cruise Line has launched a 2011 schedule of direct regional flights, now available for agents to sell through a new, streamlined fly-cruise booking process.
Agents can offer customers the ease of flying from Manchester, Edinburgh, Belfast, Glasgow Newcastle and London Gatwick to join popular peak-time fly-cruise itineraries departing from either Venice or Barcelona from May to October 2011.
Norwegian Cruise Line’s partnership with airline Jet2.com means agents can book guests on flights from Manchester and Edinburgh direct to Venice to join Norwegian Jade’s Eastern Mediterranean itineraries. Thomas Cook will provide flights from Belfast, Glasgow, Newcastle and London Gatwick to Barcelona’s Reus Airport for brand new ship Norwegian Epic’s seven-night Western Mediterranean sailings.
As part of its ongoing commitment to working closely with the trade, Norwegian Cruise Line has simplified its fly-cruise booking process. By making one call to a contact centre reservation agent, travel partners can now get all flight information including times and airlines so they can advise customers of the details at the time of booking.
Sally-Anne Beasley, Director of Passenger Services at Norwegian Cruise Line said, “We want to provide customers with comfort and convenience so their booking runs as smoothly as possible and they can get away easily. That’s why it’s important to offer flights from major regional airports. This is a strong selling point for agents and we are sure it will generate more leads.
”Listening to agent feedback is a priority for us and we know there is a need for more efficient flight booking processes. Agents shouldn’t have to wait to find out simple flight details, so we have invested in providing a smarter way to book fly-cruises. This will save time and ensure travel partners can provide customers with as much detail as possible at the time of booking.”
Regional departures are available on itineraries including –
* Fly from Manchester or Edinburgh with Jet2.com for Norwegian Jade’s Eastern Mediterranean and Greek Isles seven-night fly-cruise, travelling to Venice – day at sea – Corfu, Greece – Santorini, Greece – Mykonos, Greece – Katakolon, Greece – day at sea – Venice / return to Manchester or Edinburgh. Priced from £1069 from Edinburgh and departing from May to October
*Civitavecchia, Rome – Naples, Pompeii – day at sea – Palma, Majorca – Barcelona (Reus) / return to Belfast, Glasgow, Newcastle or London Gatwick. Priced from £825 from Newcastle and departing weekly on Sundays from May to October
* Fly from Manchester or Edinburgh with Jet2.com for Norwegian Jade’s Eastern Mediterranean, Adriatic, Greece and Turkey 14-night fly-cruise, travelling to Venice – Dubrovnik, Croatia – day at sea – Piraeus, Athens – Izmir, Ephesus – day at sea – Split, Croatia – Venice, Italy – day at sea – Corfu, Greece – Santorini, Greece – Mykonos, Greece – Katakolon, Greece – day at sea - Venice / return to Manchester or Edinburgh. Priced from £1505 from Edinburgh and departing various dates from May to September