Transat Holidays Presents its Cruise Collection 2012-2014 Brochure

Montreal, August 15, 2012

Transat, one of the largest integrated tourism companies in the world and Canada’s holiday travel leader, rounds out its 2012 offering with the launch of its Cruise Collection 2012-2014 brochure and exciting promotions to begin the season. 

Transat Holidays continues to expand its collection by offering new cruise products from the world’s most famous cruise lines, including Azamara Club Cruises, Carnival Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruises, Costa Cruises, Disney Cruise Line, Louis Cruises, MSC Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, Pullmantur, Royal Caribbean International, Star Clippers and Uniworld River Cruises. These cruise lines sail the Seven Seas and the world’s most stunning rivers.

“Transat Holidays offers vacationers an extensive array of cruises to choose from, so they can experience the ultimate cruise vacation they’ve been dreaming of while discovering the world’s many different cultures,” commented Denis Codère, Vice President, Sales, Commercialization and Development, Europe and Cruises, Transat Canada.

NEW SHIPS

Over 85 ships and a variety of cruises are featured in the Cruise Collection 2012-2014 brochure, including two new ships sailing in Spring 2013: the Norwegian Breakaway and the MSC Preziosa.

ONLY FROM TRANSAT HOLIDAYS

Transat Holidays is proud to announce six exclusive departures on the MSC Lirica sailing from La Romana every Thursday, starting January 10, 2013. The program is offered as a package and includes flights from Montreal. This charming, 7-night southern Caribbean itinerary is as follows: La Romana - Dominican Republic, Philipsburg - St. Maarten, Fort-de-France - Martinique, Pointe-à-Pitre - Guadeloupe, St. John’s - Antigua, Road Town (Tortola) - Virgin Islands, Santo Domingo - Dominican Republic, and return to La Romana - Dominican Republic.

Back for a 10th consecutive season is the ever-so-popular Costa Luminosa, exclusive to Transat Holidays and sailing from La Romana every Monday, from December 17, 2012 to April 8, 2013.

Both cruises are offered in conjunction with an optional one-week pre- or post-stay at a selection of all-inclusive resorts in La Romana.

TRANSAT HOLIDAYS FLIES THE WORLD!

As previously announced, Transat Holidays now offers flights in conjunction with cruises sailing from a wide array of destinations in Australia and New Zealand, Hawaii and the Pacific Islands, South America, United Arab Emirates, China and more. Flights are provided by over 60 airlines.

FOR FLORIDA CRUISE PASSENGERS 
Free airport-to-stateroom baggage delivery service

Transat Holidays offers a professional delivery service that provides free, safe and quick delivery of clients’ luggage, from the Fort Lauderdale airport to the Port of Miami or Port Everglades. With this service, clients can simply hop off the plane, claim their luggage at the airport and hand it to an attendant, who will have it delivered to their stateroom on the ship.

Exclusive complimentary airline check-in at the pier

Cruise passengers returning to Canada can now check in for their flight right at the pier! When disembarking a ship in Port Everglades (Fort Lauderdale), clients will be greeted by our Transat Holidays USA team, who will direct them to the pier-side counter, where they can check in and deposit their luggage. 

Take 5 kilos more!

When flying Air Transat or CanJet to Fort Lauderdale, cruise passengers may check baggage totalling up to 25 kg. 

OUR CRUISE PROMOTIONS
Our exclusive $100 gift to you!

To thank clients for booking with Transat Holidays, they will be offered $100 per stateroom in shipboard credits that can be applied toward onboard purchases such as shore excursions, items from the gift shop, gratuities, drink packages, spa treatments or alternative dining options. New individual bookings must be made between August 14 and October 15, 2012 for a cruise of 7 nights or longer in a balcony stateroom or higher, in order to qualify. 

Save up to $200 per couple on your Europe or Fort Lauderdale flight and cruise!

When booking a Europe or Florida cruise in conjunction with a Transat Holidays flight departing between April 1 and October 31, 2013 (year-round for Florida), clients save up to $200 per couple on their flight. Valid for bookings made by January 31, 2013. 

This special promotion is valid on the following cities in Europe and Florida:

  • France: Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Paris
  • Greece: Athens
  • Italy: Rome, Venice
  • Netherlands: Amsterdam
  • Portugal: Faro, Lisbon, Porto
  • Spain: Barcelona, Malaga
  • Switzerland: Basel
  • Turkey: Istanbul
  • United Kingdom: London
  • Florida: Fort Lauderdale, Orlando
Exclusive Double Protection Plan Included!

1. Flight Protection for Cruise Passengers
When booking a Transat Holidays cruise and flight, travellers can rest assured that, should a delayed flight cause them to miss their cruise, they will be rebooked on the next available flight to meet their cruise. Likewise, when returning home, if a ship delay causes travellers to miss their return flight, they will be rebooked on the next available flight home. “This exceptional protection plan offers cruise passengers complete peace of mind during their travels. We’ve got them covered!” exclaimed Mr. Codère.

2. Cruise Line Best Price Guarantee
Transat Holidays will also apply the Best Price Guarantee offered by participating cruise lines.

Certain restrictions apply.

About Transat Holidays

Year-round, Transat Holidays provides its customers across Canada with a full range of holiday products. It offers sun vacations, with a choice of more than 220 hotels, mainly in the Caribbean, Mexico and Florida, along with an impressive array of flights, packages and tours to some 30 European destinations. Transat Holidays also offers more than 100 cruises all around the world.

About Air Transat

Air Transat is Canada’s leading holiday travel airline. Every year, it carries some 3 million passengers to nearly 60 destinations in 25 countries aboard its fleet of Airbus wide-body jets. The company employs approximately 2,000 people. Air Transat is a business unit of Transat A.T. Inc., an integrated international tour operator with more than 60 destination countries and that distributes products in over 50 countries. Air Transat was named World’s Best Leisure Airline at the Skytrax annual World Airline Awards, held in July 2012.

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