Posted September 26th, 2016
What Are Your Plans For Plan A Cruise Month?
This Saturday sees the start of an international campaign aimed at highlighting why a cruise is the perfect holiday option, whilst also giving those looking to get involved a range of great deals to spark their interest. Usually, CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) holds a national cruise week within the month of October, but this year the organisation is dedicating the whole month to promoting the idea of sailing the seas.
Plan a Cruise Month will take place from the 1st to the 31st of October and it is hoped it will encourage people to use their local travel agent to organise their next cruise holiday. CLIA statistics show that 70% of cruisers already do this and throughout the month it is thought that more people will adopt this approach.
October is split into four weeks which focus on a range of different aspects within cruising. The themes are Family Friendly (1st – 9th), Discovery (10th – 16th), River (17th – 23rd) and Luxury (24th – 31st), aiming to show that there is indeed a cruise out there for everyone.
How To Get Involved
The most obvious way to get involved in Plan a Cruise Month is by contacting your chosen travel agent to discuss a cruise holiday. This could be your first foray into this watery world or it could be the latest in a long line of adventures on the world’s oceans. There’s no better time to start planning, though, as their will be deals and discounts available from over twenty different CLIA accredited cruise line partners. From reduced fares to free drinks packages, there are some great offers from operators such as P&O Cruises, Royal Caribbean and Cunard for you to take advantage of.
However, you can also get involved in this mammoth event by taking part in weekly sweepstakes where there is the chance to win the cruise of your dreams. Simply upload a picture of you wearing your best smile to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and use the hashtags #CruiseSmile and #Sweepstakes. Failing that, you can upload your cheesy grin direct to www.cruisesmile.org.
Other ways to participate include sharing your cruise stories and pictures throughout the month using the hashtags #CruiseMonth and #MyHoliday. The more we build the conversation, the more we can showcase the fantastic experiences cruises can create.
All of the deals relating to Plan a Cruise Month will be available when booking through Fred.\ Cruises. So if you see an offer that you like, contact us to organise your holiday.