Nordic ports feature in cruise line’s 2016-17 season

Celebrity Cruises offers 2016-17 season four months early

The Nordic countries will feature heavily when Celebrity Cruises puts its 2016-17 season on sale in November – four months earlier than in previous years. The season will be live from November 11 for those in the Captains Club, and from November 14 for the general public, TTG Digital reports.

Seven new ports of call are included in the program, including Skagen in Denmark, Ísafjörður in Iceland and Riga, Latvia. There will also be new overnight stays in cities such as Bilbao and Oslo and a number of double-overnight stays in locations like St Petersburg. The 2016 summer season will see five Celebrity ships sailing in Europe.

“Having the program on sale this early is a massive change for us,” the cruise line’s director of sales, Nicki Tempest-Mitchell, said. “We’ve been working with our partners to drive people to book early, and this complements our early booking focus. Customer and agent feedback has told us that this is what consumers want. We felt this was an opportunity for us that we didn’t want to miss.”

She also revealed that the line would be bringing back its 123Go! Campaign, which will go live from November 11 until February – the longest single campaign Celebrity Cruises has ever run. It will enable agents to offer customers additional extras, such as drinks packages and chauffeur collection from home, depending on which class of stateroom is booked.

TTG Digital

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