With its cruise packages, Transat offers a sea of options for discovering Europe!

Montreal, February 15, 2017 – Transat invites Canadian travellers to discover Europe with its cruise packages. With a selection of Mediterranean and river cruises, including over 40 itineraries and featuring exclusive cruise packages from Marseille on the MSC Meraviglia, the tour operator is committed to simplifying the booking process and making journeys at sea even more appealing.

Mediterranean cruises

Those opting for a Mediterranean cruise will sail to places brimming with history while soaking up the electrifying atmosphere of trendy coastal towns. Travellers can choose to sail from cities like Marseille, Barcelona, Rome or Venice, and visit several ports of call in Croatia, France, Greece, Italy and Spain, for example.

New to Transat’s cruise program this summer are exclusive sailings from the port of Marseille to Genoa, Naples, Sicily, Malta and Barcelona on the brand new MSC Meraviglia. This state-of-the-art ship offers an outstanding on-board guest experience featuring entertainment by the world-famous Cirque du Soleil.

River cruises

Travellers opting for a river cruise will glide along Europe’s most majestic rivers and into the heart of World Heritage treasures aboard a sleek vessel with an intimate and refined atmosphere.

Those looking to discover France can begin their journey on the Seine in Paris and end in Normandy, sailing past Rouen’s beautiful cathedral along the way. Porto lovers can opt to sail the Douro and explore its bucolic valley dotted with vineyards. Travellers fascinated by great imperial cities will love admiring the splendours of Vienna and discovering Budapest, the pearl of the Danube, while sailing on the second-longest river in Europe.

Book with ease: a new hassle-free cruise formula

With Transat’s new hassle-free cruise formula, planning and booking a cruise has never been easier, and it can all be done in one simple step. Cruise packages include roundtrip flights with Air Transat, transfers and the cruise, simplifying the booking by including all the necessary transfers. In addition, thanks to Flight Protection, travellers are guaranteed to meet their cruise in case of a flight delay. Transat’s program features 13 cruise lines and more than 60 itineraries in Europe and the Caribbean.

Extend your stay

With a Transat cruise package, travellers can choose to extend their trip, at no extra charge, by moving up their departure date up to 14 days before the cruise or postponing their return to Canada up to 14 days after their journey at sea.

Early Booking Promotion

Clients booking any cruise package by March 31, 2017, for travel between May 1 and October 31, 2017, will benefit from:

  • A deposit of only $100
  • A $50 future travel voucher   

Moreover, travel agents will earn $25 in Bonbon rewards for each new cruise package booked by March 31, 2017.

To learn more about Transat's cruise program, refer to the Cruises brochure or visit www.transat.com.

About Transat Tours Canada

A specialist in holiday travel, Transat Tours Canada (TTC) develops and commercializes a vast array of products, including beach vacations, guided tours and cruise packages, under the Transat and Air Transat brands. In 2015 and 2016, TTC was voted Canada’s Best Tour Operator at the Agent’s Choice Awards presented by Baxter Travel Media, and earned top honours for Quebec in the same category at the Trophées Uni Vers awards organized by the Association des Agents de Voyages du Québec. TTC is a business unit of Transat A.T. Inc., a leading integrated international tourism company active in air transportation, accommodation, travel packaging and distribution. Transat A.T. was awarded Travelife Partner status in 2016 in recognition of its commitment to sustainable development. The vacation travel companion par excellence, Transat celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2017.

Caroline Gagnon, Public Relations and Marketing Advisor, Transat Tours Canada - 514-987-1616, ext. 4662

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