New Itineraries, ‘Around the World’ and More Cruise Updates

New year cruise updates from Riviera Travel, Oceania Cruises, Holland America Line, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines and Saga. Including amazing new small group tours, new itineraries and new Coronavirus restrictions.

Riviera Travel: 2022 Small Groups Tours Now Available to Book.

2022 Small groups tours now available to book

Riviera Travel has announced that their full European small groups tours are now on sale for 2022, with dates available from February 2022 to November 2022. All small group departures will run with a maximum group size of 25 guests, all travelling socially distanced on comfortable air-conditioned coaches. 

In addition to a fully flexible booking policy and Covid Cancellation & Curtailment Protection included as standard, Riviera’s new “Happiness Guarantee” means that if you are not completely satisfied by day 2 of the holiday, you’ll be bought home with a refund. 

 

Oceania Cruises: Around the World in 180-Days.

2023 Around the world in 180 days with Oceania cruises

The voyage departs San Francisco on 15th January 2023 aboard the 684-guest Insignia, and passengers will experience 96 incredible destinations in 33 countries across four continents. Guests will have multiple in-depth and immersive experiences with multi-day stays in 20 ports of call, from South America to Africa to Asia and Alaska. As well as the opportunity to witness first-hand the splendour of Antarctica with three full days cruising in Admiralty Bay, Paradise Bay, and Half Moon Island.

“Travel connects us through shared experiences, creates lifelong bonds, and enriches us in ways we never would have imagined. That was the mindset that guided us in crafting this epic around the world voyage for our guests.” Bob Binder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Oceania Cruises.

All guests will receive their choice of 64 free shore excursions, or a free beverage package, or a free $6,400 shipboard credit. The 2023 Around the World in 180 Days voyage is on sale from January 27th.

 

Holland America Line announces 2021-2022 Caribbean season including Rotterdam.

Holland American Line in the Caribbean

Ranging from seven to 21 days, passengers will have their pick of six of the line’s premium, mid-sized ships, including Rotterdam in its debut season in the Caribbean, all conveniently sailing roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In addition to Rotterdam, you can choose a Caribbean cruise on Eurodam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Nieuw Statendam, Volendam and one holiday sailing on Zaandam.

Holland America Line’s vast offerings between October 2021 and April 2022 feature itineraries to the eastern, western and southern regions of the Caribbean, including sailings that spend a day discovering the Panama Canal.

All of the itineraries include a call at Half Moon Cay, affording guests more opportunities to experience Holland America Line’s award-winning private Bahamian island. This island features the finest beaches in the Caribbean; a natural 700-acre lagoon; two-story villas and private cabanas; delicious dining venues like Lobster Shack; a children’s waterpark; and a variety of fun-filled shore excursions for nature lovers, adventurous travellers and explorers.

Visit the Holland America Line website for more details on various Caribbean Itineraries.

 

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines extends pause in operations until the end of June 2021.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines announces new ‘back in service’ date for Borealis.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines have confirmed that it is cancelling all sailings until the end of June 2021 in light of the current restrictions in England as a result of the pandemic. The company was originally due to resume sailing on 22nd May with the maiden voyage of Borealis. This extension will affect 14 sailings.

All guests who have been affected by this change will be given a number of options, including a no quibble refund or an additional future cruise credit.

“We are constantly reviewing our back in service dates… This extra time allows us the opportunity to fully understand how the roll-out in the vaccine affects the procedures we operate on board and ashore. We know that our guests are missing cruising, as indeed are we, and we can’t wait to welcome them all back on board when the time is right.” Peter Deer, Managing Director at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines.

 

Saga insists on Covid vaccination before travel.

Saga Cruises

Saga Cruises and Holidays are insisting that all guests travelling in 2021 must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. This means that guests must have received their full two doses of the COVID‑19 vaccination at least 14 days before travelling.

These new guidelines will be in addition to the detailed arrangements that have already made in preparation for Saga’s return to service. Spirit of Adventure, Saga’s newest ship, will continue as planned for the inaugural voyage on 4th May, while Spirit of Discovery will return to service on 2nd June.

You can find more information about this on the Saga website

 

If any of our cruise line partners and agents would like to send us more information about future cruise updates, plans and group offers. Please contact Darryl Murdoch at darryl@landor.co.uk or on 07983 637844.

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