Cruise
Adviser

April 2021

Back at sea

Cruise
Adviser

April 2021

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Editor’s letter

Just like starting over

And just like that, cruises are finally coming back.

Cruise was the first industry to be impacted by the coronavirus pandemic back in February 2020 as the Diamond Princess was quarantined off the port of Yokohama – and it seemed like it would be the last sector of the travel industry to return. With the Foreign Office having taken the unusual step of advising against an entire holiday type (cruise, aside from river cruises) last summer, and the Global Travel Taskforce having only mentioned cruise briefly in its deliberations until now, it became more and more difficult to imagine Brits getting on board any time soon, even as Europeans briefly took to the waters.

But the success of the vaccination process led to the early announcement by Saga to make vaccinations a compulsory condition for guests sailing – and suddenly the idea of domestic cruises became a possibility. It’s now a reality. A raft of cruise lines – from Disney to Virgin – have announced plans to sail from the UK this summer, with the earliest beginning in May. And it’s not just the UK, with some Greece sailings also on the horizon.

For the first time in a long time we have some actual upcoming itineraries to tell you about. As our table of restart dates, our feature on UK coastal cruises and our news section demonstrates, it’s almost high time to return to the high seas. We hope you enjoy reading.

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News

Taskforce sends ‘signal of confidence’ to cruise

The industry is hopeful for the ban on international sailings to be lifted with the introduction of the traffic light system in May


Clia has said that the Global Travel Taskforce’s report on restarting international travel “sends a signal of confidence” to the cruise industry.

The Taskforce revealed that the government would be introducing a traffic light system from May 17, although it did not mention the resumption of international cruise. UK cruises are allowed to sail from May, but currently the Foreign Office advises against sailing on a cruise ship that will travel internationally.

The Department for Transport said that key factors in the assessment of countries on the traffic light list will include:

– the percentage of their population that have been vaccinated

– the rate of infection

– the prevalence of variants of concern

– the country’s access to reliable scientific data and genomic sequencing

A statement from Clia read: “We welcome the announcement to restart international cruises alongside the wider resumption of international travel, in line with the ‘traffic light’ system.

“This announcement is the culmination of extensive collaboration between industry, government, health authorities and ports during the last 12 months to further strengthen health measures, which now go beyond any other travel sector. The industry’s protocols have already been tried and tested as almost 400,000 people have sailed on cruises since last summer elsewhere around the globe.

“It sends a signal of confidence to the industry and is a welcome boost to the thousands of people employed in the sector or whose livelihoods depend upon cruise, including travel agencies, hotels, tour guides, port operators and many other service providers up and down the country.”

News

Virgin Voyages to sail out of the UK this summer

The new line’s Summer Soirée Series will traverse the south coast of England and is on sale now


Virgin Voyages has revealed that it will be operating a series of cruises out of Portsmouth this summer. It is the latest line to announce a summer of ex-UK sailings, read our round-up here.

The sailings will be on offer only to UK residents and include three and four-night sailings this August. All passengers will need to be over 18, as is standard on Scarlet Lady, and be vaccinated.

“Virgin Voyages has been looking forward to sailing, and we’re so excited to announce our plans to sail from the UK,” said Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group. “Our team has curated such a fantastic experience for our sailors and know this is a holiday they will love.”

Sailing along the south coast of England, these cruises offer a taste of the Virgin Voyages experience . The Summer Soirée Series includes:

● Itinerary 1 – Long Weekender (three-night, Friday to Monday)
○ August 6-9
○ August 13-16
○ August 20-23

● Itinerary 2 – Summer WeekDaze (four-night, Monday to Friday)
○ August 9-13
○ August 16-20
○ August 23-27

“After more than a year of waiting and a major emphasis on a safe return, we’re ecstatic to announce these new sailings and bring sailors onboard to experience what it’s like to set sail the Virgin way,” said Tom McAlpin, CEO and president of Virgin Voyages. “We look at our UK summer voyages as a homecoming to pay homage to our British roots, and what an excellent way to kick-off our sailing season before heading back to PortMiami.”

The Summer Soirée Series is on sale now.

News

Norwegian Cruise Line announces return...

The line will restart operations from July with reduced capacity seven-day cruises to the Greek Isles on Norwegian Jade


Norwegian Cruise Line has announced its return to service with new itineraries sailing Europe and the Caribbean beginning July 25.

The line will restart operations at a reduced capacity with seven-day cruises to the Greek Isles on Norwegian Jade from Athens (Piraeus). It will then commence week-long Caribbean itineraries from Montego Bay, Jamaica from August 7 on Norwegian Joy and Punta Cana (La Romana), Dominican Republic on Norwegian Gem, beginning August 15.

“Over a year after we initially suspended sailings, the time has finally come when we can provide our loyal guests with the news of our great cruise comeback,” said Norwegian Cruise Line’s president and chief executive officer Harry Sommer. “We have been working diligently towards our resumption of operations, focusing on the guest experience with health and safety at the forefront. The growing availability of the Covid-19 vaccine has been a game-changer. The vaccine, combined with our science-backed health and safety protocols, will help us provide our guests with what we believe will be the healthiest and safest vacation at sea.”

Sommer said: “All guests sailing aboard cruises with embarkation dates through October 31, 2021 will be required to be fully vaccinated and tested prior to boarding our ships. Given the ever-evolving nature of the pandemic, the accelerating rollout of the vaccine, and the speed of scientific learnings, it is premature to make decisions about our health and safety protocols for cruises with embarkation dates beginning November 1, 2021. We will continue to evaluate our health and safety protocols and rely on science and our expert council as we make decisions and evolve our policies and procedures.”

Parent company Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has launched its SailSAFE Health and Safety Program, which includes vaccination requirements, universal Covid-19 testing and enhanced health screening protocols; medical-grade air filtration, increased sanitation measures and enhanced medical resources; and collaboration with land-based tour operator partners to extend health and safety measures to each destination.

Sommer said: “Resuming operations is a comprehensive endeavour, involving many parties around the globe. We are very proud of our collaborations and look forward to deeper partnerships as we forge into the future.”

News

...while Silversea and Seabourn go Greek

The two lines have announced itineraries out of Athens this summer, including the maiden season for Silver Moon


Silversea has announced that Silver Moon will embark on her maiden season from June 18, with itineraries sailing from Greece.

The line also revealed that all crew and guests will need to be vaccinated against Covid-19 in order to get on board. The only exception is cruises from Australia, for which the rules are still being considered.

Silver Moon will take guests on 10-day sailings calling at Santorini, Paros, Mykonos, and Crete, as well as Haifa (Israel) and Cyprus. The new round-trip itineraries will be put on general sale from April 15.

“Our guests share our excitement for our eagerly-anticipated healthy return to service. In recent months, we have seen the cruise industry resume responsibly in destinations around the world and we are delighted to announce these new inaugural sailings for our flagship,” says Roberto Martinoli, president and CEO of Silversea Cruises.

“Vaccinations will play a critical role in ensuring the health and safety of our guests, crew, and the communities we visit, which we prioritise above all else. Paired with our science-backed onboard procedures, which leverage on the expertise of the Royal Caribbean Group’s Healthy Sail Panel, vaccinations will enable our guests to travel deep into the world once again, with a renewed sense of appreciation for our beautiful planet. Backed by the Royal Caribbean Group, we have introduced a range of initiatives – including our ‘Cruise with Confidence’ programme and our Covid-19 protections – to enable our guests to travel in superlative comfort and with unwavering confidence.”

Meanwhile, Seabourn is also set to restart its cruise operations with sailings out of Athens (Piraeus) starting on July 3, the company has revealed. The plans are being created with the help of the Greek government.

Seabourn Ovation will operate a series of seven-day cruises calling at ports throughout the Greek Isles. Guests will also be able to book longer 14-day voyages, which combine individual seven-day voyages with a variety of different ports on each. The cruises will call at Agios Nikolaos, Rhodes, Mykonos and Nafplion as well as Limassol, Cyprus on one itinerary. On the other, guests will have the opportunity to experience Patmos, Rhodes, Thira and Spetsai along with a call at Paphos, Cyprus. They are open for booking now.

“The entire Seabourn family is truly excited to provide our award-winning travel experience aboard Seabourn Ovation starting again this July in the Greek Isles,” said Josh Leibowitz, president of Seabourn. “We’re grateful to the people of Greece for welcoming Seabourn back to the Mediterranean this summer.”

As with all of Carnival Corporation brands, the cruises are open to any guest that has been fully vaccinated against Covid-19. “Fully vaccinated” means a minimum of 14 days following the final dose of the currently approved Covid-19 vaccines being administered. Proof of vaccination and the dates given will be required.

News

Quark takes delivery of Ultramarine

The new expedition ship has capacity for 199 guests and boasts two helicopters and 20 Zodiacs


Quark Expeditions has taken delivery of Ultramarine, its new expedition vessel, at a ceremony at the Brodosplit shipyard in Croatia.

“Today, we took ownership of more than a new ship. We officially welcomed into our fleet a game-changing vessel that will soon become an unrivalled operational base for polar adventures,” said Andrew White, president of Quark Expeditions.

“Every aspect of Ultramarine has been designed and engineered to enable our teams to get guests off the ship and deep into the polar wilderness better than ever before. This new vessel – in the hands of the most experienced team in the expedition industry – will allow us to create truly immersive off-ship adventures for our guests, while providing them with a superior onboard experience.

“This game-changing ship was delivered after more than five years of dedicated work and considerable financial resources,” added White. “This commitment of time and money, especially during an industry-challenging pandemic, reflects our confidence in the future of polar travel and underscores our commitment to delivering life-changing polar experiences no one ever thought possible.”

The new ship will be able to accommodate 199 guests and will have two helicopters on board, operated from separate heliports – meaning both can be operated at the same time – as well as 20 “quick deploy” zodiacs.

“The completion of Ultramarine – with its superior on-ship amenities and advanced technology – is a testament to the community of engineers, naval architects, welders, structural fabricators, riggers, electricians and all of the other crew at the Brodosplit shipyard – as well as the designers, innovators and operational team members in the Quark Expeditions head office—who’ve worked long and hard over the last three years,” said Malcolm Ellis, senior vice-president of operations for Quark Expeditions. “So many people have contributed to the building of this vessel – and that includes our expedition team whose input spurred so many of the innovations that catapult Ultramarine into a league of its own.”

News

Carnival considers moving ships from US

Christine Duffy says that the line “may have no choice” in order to resume operations


The boss of Carnival Cruise Line has said that the company may have to move its ships away from US homeports unless a “workable solution” can be found.

The remarks came as Carnival pushed its restart date back until June 30.

“We know that this is very disappointing to our guests who continue to be eager to sail, and we remain committed to working with the administration and the CDC to find a workable solution that best serves the interest of public health. We are asking that the cruise industry be treated on par with the approach being taken with other travel and tourism sectors, as well as US society at large,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line.

“While we have not made plans to move Carnival Cruise Line ships outside of our US homeports, we may have no choice but to do so in order to resume our operations which have been on ‘pause’ for over a year. We appreciate the continued patience and support from our loyal guests, travel advisors and business partners as we work on a return-to-service solution.”

Booked guests and travel agents are being notified directly of the cancellations and the options for a future cruise credit, plus onboard credit package, or a full refund.

Promotion: Quark

News

P&O reveals Canary Islands fly-cruise

The line has unveiled details of its winter 2022/23 season, including a maiden programme for its new ship Arvia


P&O Cruises has revealed more details of its winter 2022/23 season, including a maiden Canary Islands programme for new ship Arvia and a 99-night world cruise on Arcadia.

Arvia’s 14-night Canary Islands voyages will all be Southampton round-trips, followed by a season of seven and 14-night Caribbean fly-cruises out of Antigua and Barbados.

The Caribbean sailings will all include an overnight call in Barbados, as well as stops at La Romana in the Dominican Republic – a maiden port of call for P&O Cruises; Curaçao; Martinique; St Kitts; St Lucia and St Maarten.

P&O will also be offering Canary Islands fly-cruises for the first time on board Azura, with two alternating seven-night cruises that can also be combined. A double onboard spending offer is currently available on 14-night sailings booked before June 1.

Iona will sail a winter 2022 season of Spain, Portugal and Canary Islands holidays, featuring overnight calls in Lisbon or Barcelona as well as European city breaks.

P&O Cruises president Paul Ludlow said: “The first holidays on new ship Arvia, exemplifying design excellence and built for sunshine cruising, and our first-ever Canary Islands fly-cruises are just two of the exciting highlights of our winter 2022 programme.

“We’re all longing to get back to travelling the world so we’re making it as easy as possible to have a P&O Cruises holiday to look forward to. All our winter 2022 holidays are available with flexible booking terms, five per cent low deposit, plus the opportunity to spread the cost monthly at no additional cost.”

News

Interview: Tony Roberts

News

Cancellations

From river to ocean, small-ship to mega-vessels, we have created a comprehensive list of cruise line cancellations and restart dates so that you can keep up to date as the industry gets moving again.

A-Rosa

A-Rosa River Cruises has suspended all Rhine sailings up to April 18. Sailings on the Danube, the Douro in Portugal and in France are suspended up to and including May 2.

AmaWaterways

AmaWaterways has suspended sailings until May 31.

They are automatically issuing a future cruise credit equal to 115 per cent of the value of the funds received for all purchased services through AmaWaterways, redeemable on any AmaWaterways river cruise in Europe, Asia, or Africa (including Egypt) up to December 31, 2023. These FCCs are transferrable at any time prior to December 31, 2023 with the original owner’s written authorisation.

APT Touring

APT Touring has suspended all tours and cruises until April 30.

 

Avalon Waterways

Avalon Waterways has suspended cruises until April 30.

All 2021 and 2022 bookings come with their Peace of Mind Travel Plan, which gives guests the ability to move their booking to another destination, brand or date until 2023.

Azamara

Azamara has cancelled all sailings until June 30.

Carnival Cruise Line

Carnival Cruise Line has suspended cruises in North America until June 30.

Carnival Miracle cruises from San Diego and San Francisco are suspended until further notice.

Voyages aboard Carnival Liberty (September 17-October 18) and Carnival Sunshine (October 11-November 13) are cancelled to accommodate drydock work.

Carnival Magic, Carnival Paradise, Carnival Valor and Carnival Victory/Radiance won’t return to service until November.

European itineraries for Carnival Legend have been cancelled until October 31.

All Australian cruises on Carnival Splendor and Carnival Spirit have been cancelled until June 28 and September 12, respectively.

Celebrity Cruises

Celebrity Cruises has announced sailings in the UK, Caribbean and Mediterranean from June.

Celebrity Millennium will sail from St Maarten from June 5.

Celebrity Apex will sail from Athens from June 19.

Celebrity Silhouette will sail from Southampton from July 3.

Celestyal Cruises

Celestyal Cruises has suspended all cruises until April 24.

CroisiEurope

CroisiEurope have paused their ocean and river operations.

Crystal

Crystal is following all Clia regulations for its ocean and yacht cruises, and is offering reduced deposits on all 2021, 2022 and 2023 voyages.

River cruises are cancelled until May 2021.

Sailings on Crystal Esprit are now cancelled until August 1.

Existing sailings on Crystal Serenity are cancelled until October 17. New sailings to the Bahamas begin on July 3.
Crystal Endeavor will begin sailings from Iceland on July 17.
Crystal Symphony will begin sailing from St John’s, Antigua on August 5.

Cunard

Cunard is to offer ex-UK voyages this summer on board Queen Elizabeth. The cruises, which will run from July to October, will feature scenic itineraries, sailings with ports of call and “sun voyages” to “wherever the sun shines brightest”.

Disney Cruise Line

 

Disney Cruise Line is to offer ‘staycations’ from British ports this summer with Disney Magic sailing two and three-night voyages, as well as a limited number of four-night sailings.

The cruises will operate from Liverpool and Southampton.

Emerald Waterways/Scenic

The Scenic Group, including Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours and Emerald Cruises has suspended all itineraries until May 31.

The Scenic Group is offering booked guests a flexible future travel credit (FTC) valued at 110 per cent of monies deposited on any affected river and cruise booking and 100 per cent of monies deposited on any affected land tours. Guests will be offered a FTC that can be applied to any new or existing booking across the portfolio of brands through to June 30, 2023. The FTC is fully transferrable to another guest. Should a guest be unable to travel by June 30, 2023, they will be given a refund.

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines has unveiled a Welcome Back programme of British Isles cruises that include both scenic voyages and those calling at ports.

The programme is made up of 11 cruises, including regional departures from Dover and Liverpool.

G Adventures

G Adventures has suspended all cruises until April 30, including the 2020-2021 Antarctic season aboard Expedition.

Holland America Line

Holland America Line has cancelled all cruises until June 30.

This will impact cruises departing in May and June on Nieuw Statendam, Volendam and Westerdam, along with the Collectors’ Voyages associated with those cancelled cruises.

Guests currently booked on the cancelled Europe departures will be able to rebook on an equivalent cruise in 2022 at the 2021 fare – with all cash and future cruise credit (FCC) funds moved to the new booking.

If guests decide not to accept a cruise booking in 2022 by April 15, 2021, they automatically default to receive a FCC of 110 per cent of any cash paid on the booking. Guests will retain any other FCC used for the cancelled 2021 booking with all FCC amounts moved to their loyalty account for use on a future cruise booking. FCC is valid for sailings departing until December 31, 2022. For all bookings in 2022, standard cancellation policies apply. A 100 per cent refund is also available.

Hurtigruten

Hurtigruten expanded its Norwegian coastal sailings to five vessels in January to serve local and freight traffic for residents of Norway.

Expedition voyages are cancelled until May, while voyages aboard MS Roald Amundsen are cancelled until July.

 

Marella Cruises

Marella Cruises has cancelled all European sailings until May 16.

MSC Cruises

MSC Cruises has announced a new programme of British Isles cruises that will be available to both families and non-vaccinated guests on board its new flagship, MSC Virtuosa.

The cruises, which will begin on May 20, will depart from MSC’s new terminal in Southampton and are available to British guests only. A series of short sailings will be followed by a seven-night British Isles cruise.

Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line will be restarting its operations with cruises from Greece and the Caribbean from July 25. All guests will need to be fully vaccinated.

Oceania Cruises

Oceania Cruises has cancelled all cruises until May 31.

P&O Cruises

P&O Cruises is offering a series of short break and week-long UK cruises on Britannia and Iona this summer, starting on June 27.

Cruises on Arcadia, Aurora, Azura and Ventura have been cancelled until the end of August.

Paul Gauguin Cruises

Paul Gauguin Cruises has suspended sailings until June 5.

Ponant

Ponant has suspended all cruises up to June 2021.

Princess Cruises

Princess Cruises is offering Seacations from Southampton this summer.

The cruises will be on board MedallionClass ships Regal Princess and Sky Princess and run from July to late September. The sailings are only open to those who have been vaccinated.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Regent Seven Seas Cruises has suspended its global cruise operations until May 31.

Riviera Travel

Riviera Travel has cancelled all cruises until May 17.

Its ocean vessel, Seaventure, will be operating British Isles cruises from July.

Royal Caribbean International

Royal Caribbean International has revealed that Anthem of the Seas will be sailing out of Southampton this summer, with a season of cruises planned from July 7. All other cruises have been suspended until the end of June.

Saga

Saga Cruises has launched a series of four summer ex-UK itineraries on board Spirit of Discovery and new ship Spirit of Adventure, beginning on June 27.

The cruises include British Isles sailings and a voyage to the Norwegian fjords.

Seabourn

Seabourn is to restart cruises in the Mediterranean with sailings from Greece on July 3. The company will be operating two seven-night itineraries that can be combined to create a longer 14-night sailing. All guests must be vaccinated.

Silversea

Silversea will be restarting cruises from June 18 onboard Silver Moon, its new flagship. The 10-day voyages will call at Santorini, Paros, Mykonos, and Crete, as well as Haifa (Israel) and Cyprus. All other cruises have been suspended until the end of June except for Silver Explorer (May 28) and Silver Origin (June 5)

Titan

Titan has suspended all tour and cruise departures until April 30.

Uniworld

Uniworld has suspended all river cruises until the end of April.

Viking Cruises

Viking has announced that it will restart limited operations in May 2021, with three sailings along the coast of England.

The new eight-day itinerary, called England’s Scenic Shoreswill sail round-trip from Portsmouth and be available exclusively for UK residents.

The sailings, on May 22, 29 and June 5 will be on Viking’s newest ocean ship, Viking Venus, which will be delivered in April.

Virgin Voyages

Virgin Voyages is offering short cruises out of Portsmouth on Scarlet Lady as part of its Summer Soirée Series, which begins on August 6.

Windstar

Windstar has suspended all cruise operations. Wind Spirit will resume sailing on June 10; Star Breeze (June 19); Wind Star (June 19); Wind Surf (June 29); Star Legend (July 4); Star Pride (July 14).

Guests on cancelled cruises receive the choice of a future cruise credit valued at 125 per cent of all monies paid to Windstar Cruises or a refund equal to the amount paid on the Windstar booking. Guests have 24 months to book and embark on any available Windstar cruise using their future cruise credit. In addition, Windstar has launched a new Travel Assurance Booking Policy, which is applicable to new and existing cruises departing until December 31, 2021. Travellers who cancel a cruise booking up to 15 days prior to departure will receive a 100 per cent future cruise credit to be used on another Windstar departure within one year of the issue date of the credit. The offer is for cruise fares only.

Incentives and events

Double points from NCL, plus offers from Celebrity, Saga, Carnival and more

Norwegian Cruise Line is offering agents double points on NCL Freestyle Rewards. The limited time promotion coincides with NCL announcing its highly anticipated return to service, with new itineraries sailing in Europe and the Caribbean from July 25.

NCL is offering double points to agents who book select sailings by April 21.


Celebrity Rewards is giving agents the opportunity to double their earnings on Balcony staterooms and above with up to £20 per booking, applicable across all Celebrity ships and sailings, until April 30.

Visit Celebrity Rewards and remember to redeem your points.


To celebrate the launch of the American Countess, American Queen Steamboat Company will give every agent and their customer a bottle of Maker’s Mark bourbon for every Atol package booking. The sailings need to be made through Light Blue Travel before May 31.


Saga is offering agents £20 for every booking they make between April 12 and May 2. Claim your £20 here.


Travelsphere are running a Love & Share promotion. For every booking made by April 30, they will give you a £21 Love2Shop Voucher and donate £21 to ABTA LifeLine.


Travel agents can earn £20 per booking with Carnival Cruise Line. See loyaltyrocksclub.com for more details.


Titan Travel has launched a new High Street’s Back campaign. For the next five weeks, they will be giving away a £200 Lifestyle Voucher each week. Every agent who confirms a new Titan booking between April 12 and May 16 will receive an automatic entry.

New hires

Robert Scott takes on expanded role at P&O

He becomes vice president brand, marketing & sales following the departure of Alex Delamere-White 

Robert Scott, P&O’s vice president of brand & product is to take on an expanded role as vice president brand, marketing & sales. The move follows the departure of Alex Delamere-White, who will officially leave the business at the end of May.

Scott has been with P&O Cruises for more than five years in various positions, implementing a new brand strategy. He also led the brand and onboard experience strategy for the company’s two new Excel class ships Iona and Arvia and was instrumental in delivering the partnership with Gary Barlow as musical director for Iona.

More recently he was Carnival UK’s lead on the Covid-19 “Return to Service” programme, overseeing the coordination of the framework of health protocols which will be in place from the first UK coastal cruise in June this year.

Scott said: “This is a significant time for the travel industry and particularly the cruise sector, as we begin the initial phase of our return to service with the UK coastal cruises. The arrival of our two new ships for P&O Cruises in the next 18 months, Iona and Arvia, gives us huge scope to encourage a new audience to cruising and travel agents will play a critical role in this future growth.

“I am looking forward to playing a part in the recovery of the industry in the coming years, through listening to our guests, working closely with our travel agent partners and continued investment in our ships.”

P&O Cruises president Paul Ludlow said: “Robert’s varied and proven sales and marketing expertise will stand us in good stead as we embark on our resumption of sailing at this milestone time for the industry as whole. His experience with blue chip companies will ensure that hand in hand with our agent partners we will create stand out communication and strong commercial partnerships for our mutual benefit.”


Chris Austin to head up sales for MSC luxury brand

MSC Cruises has announced five senior appointments for its much-anticipated luxury brand, including Chris Austin, the former Seabourn senior vice president.

The team will be led by CEO Michael Ungerer, who said: “The leaders of the new brand bring more than 100 years of combined knowledge and expertise in the luxury, hospitality and cruise sectors. Together they will create a luxury and lifestyle travel experience as distinct as it is trailblazing, exceeding the expectations of both discerning cruisers seeking something different, those new to cruising and nextgenlux travellers curious to start.”

MSC’s luxury brand will deliver its first vessel in 2023 from the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy.

The other appointments are Sarah Doyle (chief marketing officer), Thatcher Brown (commercial and strategic advisor), Sacha Rougier (head of itinerary planning and shore experience) and John Stoll (destination experience advisor).

Ungerer added: “As momentum builds towards the reveal of our vision, our top team will continue to grow, with further highly talented and experienced appointments in people, product and culinary roles.”


Departures from Royal Caribbean and Aurora Expeditions

Stuart Leven has left Royal Caribbean Group.

Leven, who was with the company for eight years, held roles including vice president EMEA and managing director of RCL Cruises. Most recently he was in charge of government relations.

Sean Treacy, SVP international, said: “Stuart has driven our European performance and awareness over the last few years and has led our back to service partnerships with governments and industry associations across Europe. During his tenure, our brands won unprecedented trade recognition across many European markets and he leaves with our thanks and best wishes for the next chapter of his career.”

Leven added: “I would like to thank all at Royal Caribbean Group for their support and backing during my time with the company. We have achieved a great deal and it has been a privilege leading the EMEA efforts of such an innovative and progressive organisation. I wish everyone at the Group, and our travel agency partners, every success as the industry gets back to providing the great holidays our guests love.”

Meanwhile, Craig Upshall, Aurora Expeditions’ UK & Europe sales director, has left the business to take up a position in Qatar. Any UK trade enquiries should now go to Jay Turner, the company’s business development manager.

Feature

Going coastal

After over a year of waiting, cruise lines are finally resuming operations with a mini-season of ex-UK itineraries around the British Isles being unveiled. Sam Ballard looks at the options, including vaccination policies


For the past year we have been in a position that few would have ever thought possible: cruises have been illegal. Now, finally, thanks to the UK’s successful vaccination programme, we are on the verge of being able to (cautiously) sail out of this mess. Last month, a number of cruise lines announced their plans to embark on a short mini-season from the UK and you are likely being inundated with the latest news and offers as more pile in to save their summers. We’ve rounded up the launch dates, vaccination policies and itinerary information below.

Celebrity Cruises
Celebrity Cruises has confirmed a series of staycations on board Celebrity Silhouette this summer. The ship has recently undergone an extensive renovation and now boasts new staterooms, public areas and a Retreat for suite guests.

The programme of six to eight-night cruises will begin on July 3, with calls at destinations including Portland, Liverpool and Glasgow. All cruises will also benefit from Celebrity’s new Always Included policy – with tips, drinks and wi-fi included within the cruise fare. Prices start from £1,099 per person.

Vaccination policy: All guests aged 18 and over must be vaccinated against Covid-19, and those under the age of 18 must have a negative PCR test result
Restart date: July 3

Cunard
Cunard is to offer ex-UK voyages this summer on board Queen Elizabeth. The cruises, which will sail from July to October, will feature scenic itineraries, sailings with ports of call and “sun voyages” to “wherever the sun shines brightest”.

Four of the voyages will make various port calls, including Liverpool, Greenock, Invergordon, Belfast and Newcastle, as well as a maiden call for Cunard’s fleet at the Welsh port of Holyhead.

Four-night scenic British Isles Voyages are priced from £599 per person for a Balcony Stateroom, while a 10-night British Isles Voyage will start at £1,299 per person for a Balcony Stateroom. Seven-night Sun Voyages are priced from £899 per person for a Balcony Stateroom.

Vaccination policy: All guests must be vaccinated
Restart date: July 19

Disney Cruise Line
Disney Cruise Line is to offer Disney Magic at Sea staycations from British ports this summer, with Disney Magic sailing two and three-night voyages, as well as a limited number of four-night sailings. The cruises will operate from Liverpool and Southampton and go on sale on April 19.

Vaccination policy: No vaccination required
Restart date: This summer (TBC)

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines
Fred Olsen Cruise Lines has unveiled a Welcome Back programme of British Isles cruises that include both scenic voyages and those calling at ports. The programme is made up of 11 cruises, including regional departures from Dover and Liverpool.

Vaccination policy: Not mandatory, but waiting for Global Travel Taskforce to report back
Restart date: July 5

MSC Cruises
MSC Cruises has announced a new programme of British Isles cruises that will be available to both families and non-vaccinated guests on board its new flagship, MSC Virtuosa. The cruises, which begin on May 20, will depart from MSC’s new terminal in Southampton and are available to British guests only. A series of short sailings will be followed by a seven-night British Isles cruise.

Vaccination policy: No vaccination necessary, but guests will need to have had a negative test 72 hours before boarding
Restart date: May 20

P&O Cruises
P&O Cruises will offer a series of short break and week-long UK cruises this summer. The sailings, which are on sale now, will be on board Britannia and new ship Iona, including the latter’s maiden call at her namesake island.

Britannia will offer three and four-night breaks and one six-night holiday running from June 27 to September 19. Iona will offer seven-night itineraries running from August 7 to September 18. Prices start from £449 per person for a three night break on BritanniaIona’s seven-night maiden voyage starts from £1,199 per person.

Vaccination policy: All guests must be vaccinated
Restart date: June 27

Princess Cruises
Princess Cruises is to offer Seacations from Southampton this summer. The cruises, which will be on board MedallionClass ships Regal Princess and Sky Princess, will sail from July until late September.

Regal Princess will offer 14 UK voyages running from July 31 to September 23. Sky Princess will offer eight UK cruises, running from August 30 to September 28.

All guests will have the opportunity to make their cruise all-inclusive by selecting the Princess Plus fare, which includes the line’s premium drinks package, unlimited MedallionNet wi-fi and gratuities for £30 per person per day.

All-inclusive fares for a balcony stateroom start from £539pp for a three-night scenic voyage; £599pp for a four-night cruise with up to one port; and £999pp for a seven-night cruise with up to three ports-of-call. Guests can book with a £50 deposit if booked before May 3.

Vaccination policy: All guests must be vaccinated
Restart date: July 31

Riviera Travel
Riviera Travel has announced to the trade that places are available for guests to join its British Isles cruises on new ship Seaventure in July. The cruises mark the first time that Riviera has offered Britain and Ireland-based voyages. The seven-night sailings run between Edinburgh and Glasgow and call at Balmoral Castle, Loch Ness, the Orkney Islands, the Outer Hebrides and Belfast.

Vaccination policy: Guests must either be vaccinated or produce a negative test result
Restart date: July 5

Royal Caribbean International
Royal Caribbean International has revealed that Anthem of the Seas will be sailing out of Southampton this summer, with a season of cruises planned from July 7.

The cruise line will be running four-night Ocean Getaway cruises in early July, followed by five and eight-night British Isles cruises from July 15.

Vaccination policy: All guests aged 18 and over must be vaccinated against Covid-19, and those under the age of 18 must have a negative PCR test result
Restart date: July 7

Saga
Saga Cruises has launched a series of four summer ex-UK itineraries on board Spirit of Discovery and new ship Spirit of Adventure. The cruises include British Isles sailings – including a 14-night departure on July 11 – and a voyage to the Norwegian fjords.

Vaccination policy: All guests must be vaccinated
Restart date: June 27

Tradewind Voyages
Tradewind has announced an Eastern Coastal Contrasts sailing up the east coast of the UK, from Harwich to Leith. The five-night sailing, the inaugural voyage of new ship Golden Horizon – the world’s largest square-rigged sailing vessel – begins on July 1 and includes stops in Whitby, Newcastle and Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Vaccination policy: Not mandatory, but waiting for Global Travel Taskforce to report back
Restart date: July 1

Viking Cruises
Viking has announced that it will restart limited operations in May, with three sailings along the coast of England. The new eight-day itinerary, called England’s Scenic Shoreswill sail round-trip from Portsmouth and be exclusively for UK residents.

The sailings, on May 22, 29 and June 5 will be on Viking’s newest ocean ship, Viking Venus, which will be delivered this month. Viking added two further dates after the first three sold out.

Vaccination policy: All guests must be vaccinated
Restart date: May 22

Virgin Voyages
Virgin Voyages will embark on a short mini-season of cruises from Portsmouth this August. The Summer Soirée Series will consist of three and four-night sailings from August 6, giving UK passengers the chance to be among the first to get on board the new vessel, Scarlet Lady.

Vaccination policy: All guests must be vaccinated
Restart date: August 6

How to Sell

How to sell: World and long cruises

Each issue, cruise expert Jane Archer shares her tips on selling a specific area of cruise. This time, she looks at world and long cruises


One of the most unexpected consequences of the Covid pandemic has to be the massive growth in demand for long cruises. Whether it’s a ‘free at last’ reaction to the travel restrictions of the past year, or a more relaxed YOLO (you only live once) attitude to life, people are rushing to book cruises that will take them away from home for months at a time. Viking’s 2022 world cruise was snapped up when it went on sale last December, Cunard reports a record number of first day bookings for full world cruises when Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria’s 2023 circumnavigations went on sale in March. For many cruisers, long voyages and those going around the world are the ultimate prize – as much about life on the ship and new friendships as the places they’ll visit. Most cruises set sail early in the year, giving cruisers something to look forward to as the festive season ends and, especially for the Brits, a perfect escape from the winter blues. We look at options for both world and long cruises sailing from the UK and overseas.

Flycruise South America

Who? Holland America Line
Where? South America
When? January 4, 2022
How long? 74 days
How much? £9,099pp

Thrills – and chills – await as the 1,432-passenger Volendam circumnavigates South America, veering off part way to cross the Drake Passage for four days’ scenic sailing in Antarctica. The cruise, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale, visits more than 30 ports, sails the Amazon and transits the Panama Canal. Price includes up to $400pp onboard credit for residents outside the US/Canada.

All-inclusive Caribbean

Who? Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Where? Caribbean
When? January 6, 2022
How long? 30 nights
How much? From £11,459pp including flights

Passengers will need to pack plenty of stamina for this cruise from Miami to Barbados on the 490-passenger Seven Seas Navigator as it spends a month island-hopping around the Caribbean, and includes just four sea days for them to get their breath back. Good thing it’s with Regent, with excursions included in the price, along with transfers, dining, drinks, tips and wi-fi.

Selling Tip

Don’t apologise for the price. Clients would not be asking about long or world cruises if they could not afford them

No-fly world cruises

A choice of British-style cruise lines, no need to fly, no luggage weight limits. No wonder no-fly world cruises are so popular. Clients can just drive to the airport, board their ship and escape the UK’s grey winter days. Most itineraries follow a western route, sailing to South America and through the South Pacific to Australia before heading back to the UK via Asia.

Sail from Southampton

Who? P&O Cruises
Where? World cruise
When? January 3, 2022
How long? 99 nights
How much? From £11,604pp

Exotic South Sea islands and A-list cities come together as P&O’s 1,874-passenger Aurora circumnavigates the globe on a westbound cruise, round-trip from Southampton. Passengers will tick off more than 25 ports, overnight in San Francisco, Honolulu, Sydney, Auckland, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Dubai and transit two canals (Panama and Suez). Price includes tips.

Sail from Liverpool

Who? Fred Olsen Cruise Lines
Where? World Cruise
When? January 4, 2022
How long? 105 nights
How much? From £16,399pp

Fred Olsen’s 1,360-passenger Borealis (formerly Holland America Line’s Rotterdam) is doing the line’s world cruise honours next year. It’s a classic westbound itinerary, round-trip from Liverpool (Southampton is also available). Passengers will visit more than 35 ports, transit Panama and Suez and have overnights in Singapore, Sydney and Dubai. Price includes up to £600pp onboard credit.

Sail from Southampton

Who? Cunard
Where? World cruise
When? January 10, 2022
How long? 104 nights
How much? From £10,019pp

Just when you’re getting the hang of the westbound route, Cunard comes up with something different – namely a round-trip sailing from Southampton on the 2,691-passenger Queen Mary 2 that heads east through Asia, sails around Australia from Darwin to Fremantle and then has a second shot at Asia, with return calls into Colombo and Dubai on the way back to the UK.

Selling Tip

Have stats to hand to show how much clients would save on heating, food and petrol costs by not being at home for three or four months in winter

Fly-cruise world voyages

If would-be circumnavigators can’t wait to get to the sun, a fly-cruise voyage around the world has their name on it. There is a lot of choice – to the three cruises detailed below add Seabourn, Holland America, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Silversea and Oceania Cruises. But clients need to book early. Some 2022 world cruises are nearly full, while both Silversea and Oceania Cruises saw their 2023 voyages sell out in just a day.

Luxury

Who? Crystal Cruises
Where? World cruise
When? January 11, 2023
How long? 140 nights
How much? From £51,448pp

This is a world cruise with a difference as it packs in numerous port calls, a safari in Africa and still finds time for overnights in Easter Island, Rabaul in Papua New Guinea, Sydney and more. It’s on the 980-passenger Crystal Serenity sailing from Miami to Barcelona. Price includes £763 air credit per person, private transfers, drinks, tips and up to $2,500pp onboard credit.

Selling Tip

Advise non-cruisers tempted by a global circumnavigation to sample a week or two on a ship first. They’ll get their sea legs; you’ll get an extra sale

Upgrade

Who? Princess Cruises
Where? World Cruise
When? January 5, 2022
How long? 88 days
How much? From £16,699pp

Panama, Suez, an overnight in Dubai and calls into 34 ports await clients on Princess’ 2022 world cruise. It’s from Fort Lauderdale to Civitavecchia (passengers can also return to Fort Lauderdale, making it a 111-day voyage) on the 2,200-passenger Island Princess. Price is for a balcony cabin. An all-inclusive upgrade (drinks, tips and wi-fi) costs £30 per person per day.

 

Value

Who? MSC Cruises
Where? World Cruise
When? January 4, 2022
How long? 116 nights
How much? From £11,899pp

MSC’s world cruise is round-trip from Civitavecchia (Rome), so it’s easy for Brits to get to. It’s on the 3013-passenger MSC Poesia and follows a westbound route to Australia and New Zealand, returning to Europe via Asia, and with overnights in Sydney, Bali and Mumbai. Price includes drinks with meals in the main dining room and buffet (selected hours), a laundry discount and tips.

Directory

Directory

Got a cruise query? Let us assist you. The Cruise Adviser directory provides you with the vital contact details for all major cruise lines operating in the UK – meaning trade sales support is never more than a phone call away

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A-Rosa River Cruises

Stephen Joyner, head of sales
07738 151711
stephen.joyner@arosa-cruises.co.uk

Amadeus River Cruises

Kirsty Reid, product & sales manager
07551 124543
kirsty.reid@fredholidays.co.uk

AmaWaterways

Jamie Loizou, managing director
033 3305 3902
jamieloizou@amawaterways.com

American Cruise Lines

Kirsty Reid, product & sales manager
07551 124543
kirsty.reid@fredholidays.co.uk

American Queen Steamboat Company

Rupert Thomson, managing director
01223 568904
r.thomson@aqgsa.com

APT Touring

Jessica Shelton-Agar, national sales manager
01494 736147/07584 057341
jessica.shelton-agar@aptouring.co.uk

Aurora Expeditions

Talia Schwartzman, sales executive
+61 2 9252 1033
agents@auroraexpeditions.co.uk

Jay Turner, business development manager, UK and Europe
07841 867125
jturner@auroraexpeditions.co.uk

Australis

Frederic Guillemard, commercial director Europe
+34 93 497 0484

Avalon Waterways

Janet Parton, sales director
020 8315 4545
agencysales@avaloncruises.co.uk

Azamara Club Cruises

Lori Scanella, business support executive
01932 834379
salessupport.uk@rccl.com

B

Belmond

Lucy Clark, divisional director of sales, trains & cruises
lucy.clark@belmond.com

C

Carnival Cruise Line

Luke Smith, head of UK & international sales
020 7378 4660
carnivalsalesuk@carnival.com

Celebrity Cruises

Nicola McNeish, head of sales planning & activation
07919 540017
mcneish@celebritycruises.com

Celestyal Cruises

Jo Reid, UK and Ireland country manager
07368 207881
j.reid@celestyalcruises.uk

Coral Expeditions

Elizabeth Webb, international sales manager
salesmngr@coralexpeditions.com

Cosmos

Janet Parton, sales director
020 8315 4545
agencysales@cosmos.co.uk

CroisiEurope

John Fair, sales director
020 8328 1281
jfair@croisieurope.com

Crystal Cruises

Mick Dupont, head of UK sales
020 7399 7602
mick@cruiseportfolio.co.uk

Cruising Excursions

Kirsty Bachelor, trade sales manager
07784 357977
kirsty.bachelor@cruisingexcursions.com

Cunard Line

Cunard partnership team
0344 338 8656
cunardpartnershipteam@cunard.co.uk

D

Disney Cruise Line

Emma Martin, account executive
080 0171 2317
emma.martin@disney.com

E

Emerald Waterways

Joseph Grimley, director of trade sales
07504 484657
joseph.grimley@scenic.co.uk

European Waterways

Mark Robinson, sales and reservations manager
01753 598555
sales@europeanwaterways.com

Exotic Heritage Group

Marco Rosa, UK representative
07973 876967
marco@plateauinternational.com

F

Far Horizon

Kirsty Reid, product & sales manager
07551 124543
kirsty.reid@fredholidays.co.uk

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines

Geoff Ridgeon, head of sales
01473 746164
cruise.sales@fredolsen.co.uk

Fred River Cruises

Kirsty Reid, product & sales manager
07551 124543
kirsty.reid@fredholidays.co.uk

G

G Adventures

Stuart Darnley, national sales manager
07964 983842
sdarnley@gadventures.com

Great Rail Journeys

Lindsay Dixon, head of trade sales
01904 527180
lindsaydixon@greatrail.com

H

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

Aishling McLoughlin, sales representative UK & Ireland
07852 488471
aishling.mcloughlin@hl-cruises.com

Hebridean Island Cruises

Lisa White, reservations manager
01756 704704
lisa.white@hebridean.co.uk

Holland America Line

Dani Scannella, business development manager
07789 923665
dani.scannella@hollandamerica.co.uk

Lucy Harris, business development manager
07773 043004
lucy.harris@hollandamerica.co.uk

Charlotte Pinkus, business development representative
07585 806471
charlotte.pinkus@hollandamerica.co.uk

Hurtigruten

Anthony Daniels, UK general manager
020 8846 2666
anthony.daniels@hurtigruten.com

I

Intrepid Travel

Joanna Reeve, tailor-made manager EMEA
0808 274 5179
joanna.reeve@intrepidtravel.com

J

Need-a-Cruise by JTA

Dave Green, managing director
0121 508 5567
dave.green@jtatravel.co.uk

K

Katarina Line

Olivera Lesinger, head of UK & overseas
+38 5 51 603 409
olivera@katarina-line.hr

L

Latin Routes

Jessica Dennison, director
020 8546 6222
info@latinroutes.co.uk

Leger Holidays

Ashley Dellow, head of retail sales
01709 385811
retail.sales@leger.co.uk

Lindblad Expeditions

Jacinta McEvoy, vice-president global sales
+1 212 261 9000
jacintam@expeditions.com

Lotus Cruises

Marco Rosa, UK representative
07973 876967
marco@plateauinternational.com

M

The Majestic Line

Louisa Grant, cruise co-ordinator
01369 707951
louisa@themajesticline.co.uk

Marella Cruises

Andrew Isherwood, commercial support team
020 3451 2762
commercial.support@tui.co.uk

Mövenpick Cruises

Marco Rosa, UK representative
07973 876967
marco@plateauinternational.com

MSC Cruises

Victoria Taylor, sales operations manager
020 7092 8182
ukinsidesales@msccruises.co.uk

N

National Geographic Expeditions

Simon Chambers, operations manager
0800 988 3369
sales@fredholidays.co.uk

Nicko Cruises

Rupert Thomson, managing director
01223 568904
rupert@lightbluetravel.co.uk

Noble Caledonia

Agency sales
020 7752 0000
agencysales@noble-caledonia.co.uk

Norwegian Cruise Line

Eamonn Ferrin, VP & managing director for UK & Ireland
023 8124 5000
eferrin@ncl.com

Oceania Cruises

Lisa Clarkson, national accounts manager
07809 351545
lcarkson@cceaniacruises.com

Agency sales
0345 5051920
agencysales@cceaniacruises.com

P

P&O Cruises

Brodie McIntosh, trade engagement manager
023 8065 5780
brodie.hanley-mcintosh@pocruises.com

Pandaw

Kirsty Reid, product & sales manager
07551 124543
kirsty.reid@fredholidays.co.uk

Paukan Cruises

Marco Rosa, UK representative
07973 876967
marco@plateauinternational.com

Paul Gaugin

Mick Dupont, head of UK sales
020 7399 7602
mick@cruiseportfolio.co.uk

Pearl Seas Cruises

Susan Shultz, director of sales
+1 203 458 5280
susan.shultz@pearlseascruises.com

Ponant

Nabil Maillard, sales manager UK and Ireland
020 7092 6663
nmaillard@ponant.com

Poseidon Expeditions

Kate Statsenko, senior sales manager
020 3369 0020
kate@poseidonexpeditions.com

Ports Direct

Karl Lapage, managing director
0843 084 3003
karl@portsdirect.co.uk

Princess Cruises

Gemma Withers, sales operations manager
023 8065 6607
gemma.withers@princesscruises.co.uk

Pullmantur Cruises

Simon Chambers, operations manager
0800 988 3369
sales@fredholidays.co.uk

Q

Quark Expeditions

Andrew Schweitzer, business development manager, UK
07857 004191
andrew.schweitzer@quarkexpeditions.com

R

Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Caroline Moody, business development executive
023 8068 2283
agencysales@rssc.com

Anna Salter, business development executive
023 8068 2283
agencysales@rssc.com

Riviera Travel

Darren Mussell, agency sales assistant manager
01283 744307
agencysales@rivieratravel.co.uk

Rocky Mountaineer

Steven Harris, regional sales director
07970 519164
sharris@rockymountaineer.com

Royal Caribbean International

Trade support team
01932 834379
salessupport.uk@rccl.com

S

Saga Travel

Trade support team
tradesupport@saga.co.uk

Scenic

Joseph Grimley, director of trade sales
07504 484657
joseph.grimley@scenic.co.uk

Seabourn

Dani Scannella, business development manager
07789 923665
dani.scannella@seabourn.co.uk

Lucy Harris, business development manager
07773 043004
lucy.harris@seabourn.co.uk

Charlotte Pinkus, business development representative
07585 806471
charlotte.pinkus@seabourn.co.uk

SeaCloud

Anja Ringel, vice-president, international marketing and sales
+49 40 3095 9217
aringel@seacloud.com

SeaDream Yacht Club

Natalie Read. sales director, UK
07917 847300
nread@seadream.com

Shearings

Silversea

Sales support
020 7340 0700
salesuk@silversea.com

Star Clippers

Danielle Dudley, UK sales manager
077 6585 2116
danielle@starclippers.co.uk

Swan Hellenic

Mario Bounas, VP marketing
07929 914953
mario.bounas@swanhellenic.com

T

Tauck

UK country manager
080 0810 8020
tauckreservations@tauck.co.uk

Titan Travel

Edwina Coppock, agency sales manager
01293 450726/07834 652135
edwina.coppock@titantravel.co.uk

Touchdown | Travel Industry Services

Robbie White, head of cruise product
020 8607 3805
rwhite@touchdown.co.uk

Tradewind Voyages

Mark Schmitt, north
07553 955047
mark.schmitt@tradewindvoyages.com

Rachel Healy, south
07552 622970
rachel.healy@tradewindvoyages.com

Travel2

Colin Currie, head of sales
07891 257160
colin.currie@travel2.com

Travelsphere & Just You

Sarah Weetman, head of trade sales
07748 843244
sarah.weetman@travelsphere.co.uk

U

Uniworld

Angela Sloan, key account manager
0808 168 9110
angela.sloan@uniworld.com

V

Variety Cruises

Chris Lorenzo, managing director, Seafarer Cruises
020 8324 3114
info@seafarerholidays.co.uk

Victoria Cruises

Tom Antonucci, sales manager
+1 212 818 1680
tom@victoriacruises.com

Victory Cruise Lines

Rupert Thomson, managing director
01223 568904
rupert@lightbluetravel.co.uk

Virgin Voyages

Shane Riley, associate vice president international sales
07979 127099
shane.riley@virginvoyages.com

Viking Cruises

Vodohod

Mario Bounas, VP marketing
07929 914953
mario.bounas@vodohod.ru

Volga Dream

Kirsty Reid, product & sales manager
07551 124543
kirsty.reid@fredholidays.co.uk

W

Widgety

Sandra Barnes-Keywood, head of sales
023 8042 8000 (option 2)
sandra@widgety.co.uk

Windstar Cruises

Anna Perrott, business development manager UK
07593 137135
anna.perrott@windstarcruises.com