An enriching new cruise experience with Transat Holidays

Montreal, September 16, 2014 – Transat, one of the largest integrated tourism companies in the world and the leader in Canada’s holiday travel industry, launches its 2014-2016 Cruise Collection offering new experiences with the addition of two renowned cruise lines, new itineraries and special offers.

“More and more travellers are opting for cruises because of their comfort and itineraries that make it possible to discover several destinations on one trip,” commented Annick Guérard, General Manager, Transat Tours Canada. “For this reason, Transat Holidays continues to expand its program by adding two new companies defined by their service quality.”

Holland America Line, specializing in upscale cruises with a wide array of destinations around the world, and Croisières de France, featuring an all-inclusive cruise concept tailored to the francophone market, are now part of Transat Holidays’ cruise program.


Transat Holidays invites clients to discover the exclusive Croisières de France Horizon ship, sailing from Santo Domingo from December 2014 to April 2015. The 7-night Petites Antilles itinerary is designed for an international clientele and visits La Romana, St. Maarten, Guadeloupe, Martinique, and Margarita Island in Venezuela. Children ages 2 to 16 sail and eat for free, except during the Christmas and New Year period.

Another Transat Holidays exclusive, the MSC Musica departing from La Romana is also designed for international passengers and is available from Quebec, from December 2014 to March 2015. The charming, 7-night Petites Antilles itinerary features the islands of St. Maarten, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Antigua, Tortola and Saint Lucia.

Lastly, the Costa Magica offers an exclusive departure from La Romana from December 2014 to March 2015. The 7-night Petites Antilles itinerary showcases the beauty of Catalina Island, Tortola, Antigua, Martinique, Guadeloupe and St. Maarten.

These itineraries can be combined with a stay at one of our all-inclusive resorts in La Romana, before or after the cruise. Packages include roundtrip airfare from Montreal.


Cruise passengers flying Air Transat to Fort Lauderdale can check in a total of up to 25 kg (5 kilos more than the regular baggage allowance for Florida). Upon arrival at the Fort Lauderdale airport, they also benefit from complimentary baggage delivery to their cabin.


With flight protection, passengers who booked a cruise package and flight through Transat Holidays can travel with peace of mind. If a delayed flight causes them to miss their cruise, they will be rebooked on the next available flight to meet their cruise. Likewise, if a ship delay causes them to miss their flight home, Transat Holidays will rebook them on the next available flight.

In summary, Transat Holidays' Cruise Collection features more than 200 itineraries offered by the world's most popular cruise lines sailing the Atlantic, Europe and the Caribbean, including AmaWaterways, Azamara Club Cruises, Carnival Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruises, Costa Cruises, Cuba Cruise, Disney Cruise Line, MSC Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean International, Star Clippers and Uniworld River Cruises.

Several promotions are available and are featured in the 2014-2016 Cruise Collection brochure.


Transat Holidays provides its customers with a full range of holiday products across Canada year-round. They offer sun vacations, 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.


Air Transat is Canada’s leading holiday travel airline. Every year, it carries some 3 million passengers to nearly 60 destinations in 30 countries aboard its fleet of Boeing narrow-body and 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 Best North American Leisure Airline at the Skytrax annual World Airline Awards, held in July 2014.