New Year cruises 2012: best ideas of this season
Today New Year cruises are becoming increasingly popular. Leading cruise companies of the world are trying to outdo each other inventing new packages for couples, students, old romantics and mature intellectuals. What are the most attractive New Year cruise ideas, which can be found among the current offers?
Famous cruises to the Norway fjords is an amazing journey into the world of harsh Scandinavian beauty and Christmas tales. This tour is unanimously recognized by the cruise specialists as the most beautiful sea voyage in the world. Today the New Year 7-day cruise to the Norway fjords for 2 adults booked via the cruise-profi.ru portal will cost about 738 Euros.
New Year Antarctica cruise
Those, who wishes bright impressions, acute emotions, new discoveries and wants to combine them with the Christmas holidays, can try to buy a cruise to the Antarctica coast on the Clipper Adventurer liner, which starts on December 17, 2011 and will continue until December 31, 2011 and costs 6,000 Euros. The cruise starts at the Argentine port of Ushuaia. It should be noted that Russians do not need visas for this cruise as Russia and Argentina have recently abolished mandatory short-term visas for their citizens. The same can be said about the liner which sails under the Bahamas flag. Russia and the Bahamas also have a visa-free regime. It should be noted that the icebreaker cruise liner Clipper Adventurer, which is now owned by the Quark Expeditions, was formerly known as Alla Tarasova and was a member of the USSR navy.
New Year: from New York to the Caribbean
The legend of the cruise shipping, the famous liner Queen Mary 2 of the Cunard Company allows buying a spectacular 17-day New Year cruise from New York to the islands of the Caribbean Sea. It departs from New York on December 19 and arriving back in New York on January 4, 2012. During the cruise ship passengers will be able to visit such hot islands as famous for its rum Curacao, scenic Turk and Caicos Islands and others. The cost of the cruise starts from 4290 Euro for two persons. The price also includes the flight from Germany to New York.
Photo: Gregory Runyan, sxc.hu
Riviera will start its first Caribbean cruise in Miami
Riviera, which is the newest ship of the Oceania Cruises company, will depart for the first winter cruise from Miami on November 29, 2012.
More cruises in Northern Europe
It is expected that 2012 will be one of the most successful season in the modern history of the cruise traveling for the Northern Europe region. The European Cruise Council (ECC) has estimated that the number of passengers in the current season will increase by 16% compared with 2011 and reach 1 million 490 thousand people.
Norwegian: free cruises for children
Norwegian Cruise Line, the third-largest cruise company in the world, announced a special offer â€“ â€śKids Sail Freeâ€ť. As part of the offer potential customers will be able to book on favorable terms cabins on the cruise ships for themselves and their children â€“ the third and fourth beds in the cabin for the children under 17 years can be booked for free.