The luxury river cruise specialist APT and its four-star sister brand Travelmarvel have launched a ‘Fly Free Offer’, giving guests free flights on select 2023 European river cruises. The campaign includes bookings made before 30 November 2022 and represents savings of up to £1,500 (approx. USD 1,677.31) per person.
The offer will provide agents with a great promotional message to help them secure sales in the run up to peaks. “2023 Travel is picking up significant momentum,” said Brad Bennetts, head of sales and business development for APT & Travelmarvel in the UK. “We have exciting activations planned for the trade over turn-of-year, but we know demand already exists now, and we want to help our valued agent partners to maximise the sales opportunities that come in over the next couple of months.
“Our ‘Fly Free Offer’ has been created to bridge the gap during this period and help agents to close deals between now and the industry’s Peaks period when operators’ Q4 incentives traditionally launch. By covering the cost of flights for guests, our European river cruises offer more outstanding value than ever and will help the trade to turn their clients’ dreams of a two-week sailing next year into a reality. It is also a great opportunity to attract new customers to river cruising, which is undeniably the best and most leisurely way to explore Europe’s highlights on one itinerary.”
Guests booking APT’s luxury 15-day, all-inclusive Magnificent Europe cruise will enjoy free Business Class flights from London. With this saving, agents can sell the immersive tinerary from as little as £3,295 (approx. USD 3,684.5) per person, including return flights, 14-nights aboard a luxury river ship, luxury dining with 41 meals and unlimited drinks, sightseeing in 14 destinations, the services of an APT Cruise Director and local guides.
Guests choosing the flexibility of a premium 15-day European Gems cruise with Travelmarvel will benefit from free economy flights from London. That puts 2023 lead in prices for the cruise at £2,295 (approx. USD 2,564.98) per person, including flights, 14 nights of accommodation aboard one of Travelmarvel’s stunning new, five-star reviewed new Contemporary River Ships, 41 meals and drinks, sightseeing in 14 destinations, the services of an Travelmarvel Cruise Director and local guides.
Both cruises sail between Amsterdam and Budapest, taking in the highlights along Europe’s most popular rivers, the Rhine, Main and Danube. Highlights of the APT cruise include a private cocktail party and classical concert at Vienna’s City Palace, and privileged access to Namedy Castle for a cocktail party and piano recital. Guests sailing with Travelmarvel will enjoy a traditional Bavarian evening of food and entertainment, experience local life with a warm welcome into a Miltenberg family’s home and a visit to the World Heritage-listed Augustusburg Castle.