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Selling Caribbean Cruises Year-Round

Summer is the perfect time to book clients on a Caribbean cruise. They’ll delight in the cool breezes at sea, island views from a private veranda, and have a choice of excursions that take in lazy days at the beach, adventure based natural attractions, and historical Caribbean sites.

 

Not Just a Winter Cruise Destination

Photo courtesy of Celebrity Cruises
Photo courtesy of Celebrity Cruises

 

Summer vacations are made for fun in the sun. Nothing says summer more than the chance to explore endless white sand beaches and tropical landscapes. A cruise can get guests to multiple islands on one voyage all while enjoying onboard life in between their island adventures. Though numerous cruise lines offer the chance for guests to travel to worldwide destinations in the summer, many of your clients probably see the Caribbean as the perfect amount of international travel making it an ideal year-round sell for agents.

 

Range of Sailings

Is your client looking for a quick 3-night getaway to the Caribbean or a longer two-week exploration of the region? The destination features 3, 7, 10, and 14-night sailings. Overnight stays can also be available on the longer cruises of 10-nights or more. Especially popular are 7-night Caribbean sailings, allowing guests to fully relax and visit three or four islands in one week.

 

Family Fun

The kids are out of school so summer cruises to the Caribbean are made for families and multigenerational groups. Mom, dad, the kids, and even grandma, grandpa, aunts, uncles and cousins, can all explore the history, culture, and flavors of some of the most exciting islands in the Caribbean with family-focused shore excursions. Seven-night itineraries are especially appealing to families, who enjoy making it a full week of quality time together sharing activities and meals and making special memories. Accommodation choices for families include suites, connecting cabins, or staterooms that sleep three or four. Younger kids and teens will have endless fun in the onboard children’s and teen programs, while mom and dad can set aside some time to spend alone for a special dinner and/or enjoying the onboard entertainment.

 

Culinary Experiences Onboard

Beyond the shore excursions, guests can experience the culture of the Caribbean while onboard with many ships hosting Caribbean and Tropical Nights that feature the culinary treats of the islands. Celebrity Cruises, for example, offers “Taste of the Caribbean” featuring the flavor of the islands. Programming includes rum and reggae parties, guest chefs and cooking and mixology demos, and one of the largest wine tastings at sea. Celebrity’s “Chef’s Market Discoveries” offer chef-led tours in the islands where guests explore local markets and then enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Once back onboard, guests are treated to a private tour of the ship’s galley, followed by a dinner prepared by the chef, inspired by the island flavors.

The Caribbean’s year-round importance as a cruise destination is indicated by the large amount of choice travelers have in sailings. Celebrity Cruises alone has a variety of offerings on five ships calling to more than 50 ports in the region, providing a premium cruise brand, complete with Celebrity Equinox's year-round vacations in the Caribbean.

Celebrity Cruises' iconic "X" is the mark of modern luxury, with its cool, contemporary design and warm spaces; dining experiences where the design of the venues is as important as the cuisine; and the amazing service that only Celebrity can provide, all created to provide an unmatchable experience for vacationers’ precious time. Celebrity Cruises' 12 ships offer modern luxury vacations visiting all seven continents. Celebrity also presents incredible cruise tour experiences in Alaska and Canada. Celebrity is one of five cruise brands operated by global cruise vacation company Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE: RCL). For more information, dial 1-800-437-3111 or visit www.celebritycruises.com.

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