January is wave season, and the cruise lines trot out their specials for the year. Crystal is one line that has great specials (especially if you book before Jan.22nd – call me if you’re interested), but all of the lines are trying to encourage clients to book cruises for the coming year. And, with the events with Costa this weekend
, there’ll be even more vigilance and heightened emphasis on safety, and who knows – perhaps some terrific deals for clients as well.
Cruising is still safe. Clients still have an interest.
A recent consumer survey prepared for Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and reported in Baxter’s Travel Press (see http://travelpress.com/IDEA/ for Dec.5.11 on page 20) noted that “North Americans are not only increasingly aware of cruise vacations, but strongly interested in either a repeat cruise or trying one for the first time. ” And, in a US population of 304 million, 73 million have cruised before. 36 million Americans intend to cruise in the next 3 years. 94% who have cruised rated it as a satisfying vacation. And 77% of past cruisers plan to cruise again in the next 3 years.
The Top 10 Destinations Vacations Pln to take on their next cruise?
6. Mediterranean/ Greek Isles
8. Panama Canal
9. Canada/ New England
And why cruising? As my earlier blog noted (see https://www.lushlife.ca/2010/08/choose-a-cruise/)
HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT OF BOOKING A CRUISE?
THERE ARE 100’S OF SHIPS FROM WHICH TO CHOOSE.
AT THE DOCKS, I’VE SEEN A FEW SHIPS;
& BEEN CRUISING – SO CAN GIVE YOU SOME TIPS.
THERE ARE OCEANS, RIVERS, OR CANALS TO SAIL.
ENJOY THE SUN, OR THE ICE – OR FIND A WHALE !
SEE ALASKA, ASIA , OR EUROPE MAYBE.
THE CARIBBEAN AND BAHAMAS ARE GOOD PLACES TO BE.
WHETHER YOU GO FOR 3 NIGHTS, 7, or 10:
REALLY IT’S JUST A MATTER OF WHEN.
INSIDE OR OUTSIDE CABIN, BALCONY, OR SUITE;
THIS TYPE OF HOLIDAY IS SO HARD TO BEAT.
YOU CAN SIT IN THE SUN, OR JUST READ A BOOK.
OR GO ASHORE IN THE PORT AND HAVE A LOOK.
A NEW PLACE TO VISIT EACH & EVERY DAY.
FOR THE EXCURSIONS – YOU USUALLY PAY.
THERE ARE SO MANY ACTIVITIES ONBOARD.
NOW, IT’S A HOLIDAY YOU CAN EASILY AFFORD.
ART AUCTIONS, LECTURES, OR TASTING OF WINE.
CHOOSE WHICH RESTAURANT IN WHICH TO FINE DINE.
HAVE A COCKTAIL, SEE A MOVIE, OR A DINNER SHOW .
THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO ENSURE YOU’RE NOT LOW.
GOLF, ROCK CLIMBING, OR YOGA PERHAPS.
OR RUN ROUND THE JOGGING DECK FOR A FEW LAPS.
THERE IS A SHIP & ITINERARY TO SUIT EVERYONE.
WHETHER FAMILY, COUPLE, OR SINGLE -IT SURE IS FUN!
TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW, & THOSE YOU MEET,
TO CALL ME FOR A DEAL THAT’S HARD TO BEAT!