Whether you’re looking for a leisurely cruise along the Seine, a stunning scenic voyage or an exclusive ship visit event, we’ve got it covered.
Here’s just a taster of some of the latest deals and offers for groups interested in cruise holidays:
Wining and dining
Into your history and an enthusiast for oenology (the study of wine)? Then you’ll want to consider a selection of holidays with CrosiEurope for your next group trip.
There’s a five-day round trip from Bordeaux, available on various dates in 2019, onboard MS Cyrano de Bergerac. Visiting Pauillac, Blaye, Libourne and St Emilion, you can opt for a variety of excursions including a trail of the Grands Crus wines of Médoc, a renowned region where the most famous of all red wines in the world are cultivated.
Pictured: Discover the history of wine on a cruise with CroisiEurope.
Groups can also opt to explore the picturesque Rhine Valley on a cruise from Strasbourg to Cochem. Visit Koblenz, one of the most beautiful and ancient cities in Germany, nestled between the Rhine mountains and hills. There are onboard activities as well as French cuisine on offer.
Those of 20 or more enjoy special rates and groups of 70-120 people can also hire out an entire ship for a special occasion between November and March.
Expedition and discovery
Cruise & Maritime Voyages’ aptly named Marco Polo cruise ship is exclusively for adults and groups looking for adventure. Those interested can take advantage of three particular itineraries in 2019, booking with operator just for groups!
- Grand British Isles Discovery (13 nights departing on 19th May, 2019): taking in the sights of Scotland, Ireland and the Isles of Scilly and Guernsey with a variety of excursions.
- Rouen Armada & River Seine Experience (8 nights departing on 9th June): discover Rouen and experience the unique event that draws in beautiful tall ships, sailing boats and military vessels to the river banks of the Seine.
- Iceland Circumnavigation & Northern Isles (12 nights on the 17th June, 2019): step ashore in four fascinating ports of call as you circumnavigate the spectacular ‘Land of Fire and Ice’.
These cruises are based on departures from Portsmouth and are offered at lead in prices from £769 per person, based on twin occupancy with extra savings including free places and port transfers, depending on the size of the group.
GTO Ship Visit Invitation
Fred.Olsen Cruise Lines is inviting group travel organisers to an event on board its Black Watch ship in August.
The ship was recently refurbished, in which and the work included upgrading the public areas and enhancing cabins throughout the vessel. The event, which includes a ship tour, and light lunch and refreshments, is open to GTOs who have not visited the ship before , or since its refit which took place at the end of 2017.
To reserve a space, call the Group Sales Team on 01473 746169 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The art of river cruising
The newest premium ship for the Amadeus fleet, the MS Amadeus Provence, has a great calendar of cruises.
With capacity for 140 passengers over three decks, the ship also includes a Panorama Bar, offering spectacular views of passing landscapes.
Albatross Travel is offering a seven-day cruise of France’s Burgundy and Provence in its 2019 programme.
Pictured: MS Amadeus Provence.
Visiting Macon, Chalon-sur-Saone, Lyon, Avignon, Arles and Ardeche Gorge, the trips departing on various dates, include welcome cocktails as well as unlimited red or white wine during dinner, as well as a choice of main for lunch.
Exclusive group events
Emerald Waterways, which promises to offer a more intimate river cruise experience, offers groups a number of benefits and events.
They include; £100 discount per person, one in 20 passengers going free (lowest cabin booked), the choice of a drinks package and exclusive events such as a private drinks reception.
Pictured: The Lower Danube Waltz cruise with Emerald Waterways takes in cities including Budapest.
New for 2019 is the Lower Danube Waltz, an eight-day trip from Vienna to Belgrade, including a guided tour of Budapest and lunch with a family in Croatia.