Cruising, particularly in the current economic climate, is increasingly emerging as an affordable way of enjoying diverse travel experiences. With the help of its various cruise partners, American Express Travel brings a variety of exclusive cruise deals and offerings to both experienced and first-time cruisers.
- Cunard Line – Receive up to $500 onboard credit plus a 50% reduced deposit on select sailings. Offer valid for bookings made between Jan 19 and Feb 19, 2009 for travel between May and Oct 2009.
- Regent Seven Seas Cruises – Free airfare or $400 discount off cruise fare on select Alaska sailings. Plus, kids sail free! Offer valid for travel between June and Aug 2009.
- Crystal Cruises – $100 per person onboard credit plus pre-paid gratuities on select Mediterranean sailings. Offer valid for bookings made by Sept 25, 2009 for travel throughout 2009.
- Norwegian Cruise Line – Up to $50 onboard credit per balcony stateroom (or above) on select Mexican Riviera and Caribbean sailings. Offer valid for bookings made by Jan 15, 2009 for travel throughout 2009.
These featured offers and more are available through American Express Travel. American Express Cardmembers receive the added benefits of earning double Membership Rewards® Points and an annual travel benefit of $100 on cruise vacations of $3,000 or more. Another perk is the American Express Mariner Club, which partners with some of the world’s best cruise lines to bring cruisers a unique, fully hosted experience. Guests enjoy helpful hosts, unique shoreside events and exclusive cocktail parties. The above offers are available for booking by calling (877) 297-2060.
American Express Travel is also helping to educate and inform new cruise vacationers through its dedicated new cruiser website at www.americanexpress.com/newcruiser. In addition to explaining the basics of cruising and addressing frequently asked questions, the micro site details various on-board activities, top cruise destinations, and alluring shore excursions for popular ports of call, as well as offering advice on how to choose the most suitable accommodations and ship size, packing tips, and what amenities to expect from various cruise experiences.