APT says its Europe River Cruising SuperDeals are a great way to reward guests who like to be first in line to book for the following year. These guests often know which dates and cruises they want and are also keen to secure their preferred cabin.
“SuperDeals tend to feature one-off special deals which we often don’t repeat and that’s another attraction for clients; but we continue to offer compelling offers to ensure our industry partners have exciting incentives for those clients who prefer to book at a slightly later stage,” said APT’s head of marketing, Justine Lally.
APT’s first round of earlybird offers for Europe – SuperDeals 1 – ended on 31 July. SuperDeal 2 offers, which run up until 31 October, include a $795 flight deal, with taxes covered by APT – a saving of up to $4610 per couple. Customers booking a cruise of 15 days or more departing March and October to December 2016 can fly business class from $2995 per person, including taxes of up to $1200 per person.
“We are also offering free return flights on all of our Magnificent Europe April 2016 departures, alongside a range of solo travel deals,” Lally said. “We also offer a range of SuperDeals for our small ship coastal cruising program in Europe. These run until October 31 and include Companion Fly Free deals on popular European cruises such as our 12-day ‘Britain & Ireland Explorer’ and our Mediterranean cruises in Italy and between Venice and Istanbul.”
As with APT, sister operator Travelmarvel offers earlybird savings across a range of European river cruises. These run until sold out, which, depending on the product, is often around mid-year.