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Sea crossings offers announced

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

Cheap sea crossings to Europe and Scandinavia have been announced by ferry firm DFDS Seaways.

The boat firm is providing special offers on sea crossings to the Danish port of Esjerg, Amsterdam, Bergen and Stavanger in Norway.

For example, Newcastle to Amsterdam now costs £132 for two people and a car, while Newcastle to Norway costs only £176 – although customers are advised that these tickets are one-way only.

Ferries offer considerable advantages to holiday makers over air travel, DFDS Seaways also said.

“No hassle with airport queues, delays, baggage restrictions and stress. Just pack up the car and head off on your holiday with everything you need.”

Customers were advised by the firm that ferry journeys can also be used as a “gateway” to explore further afield – for example, the sea passage to Amsterdam can form a starting point for trips to France and even the Mediterranean.

New liner for cruise operator

Monday, September 29th, 2008

A cruise operator is in negotiations with manufacturers over plans to build a luxurious new ship, it has been claimed.

Regent Seven Seas plans to unveil the 800 passenger liner by 2011, with a whole-deck spa a central showpiece, reports Travel Counsellors.

According to Regent president Mark Conroy the ship is targeting high-end consumers such as those who pay for premium cabins on standard cruises and seek first-class travel options.

Speaking at the UK Cruise Convention, he indicated that finalised plans may be in place by next month.

Regent marketing manager Celia Albert said the company’s pricing structure was no more expensive than other competitors in the market.

Meanwhile, Travel Counsellors reported a rise of 100 per cent on Regent bookings for 2009, with many customers constructing their own itineraries from the numerous travel routes available.

Company liners visit more than 300 ports on all six inhabited continents, with its liners built to cater for several hundred guests.