Louis Cruises is unveiling spectacular SMART RATES savings where travelers can receive discounted rates off the regular brochure prices for sailings onboard the Louis Majesty from November 2011 - March 2012. SMART RATES promote booking early for the best deals on a diverse array of programs in the Mediterranean featuring visits to Cyprus, Egypt, France, Gibraltar, Greece and the Greek Islands, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Malta, Morocco, Spain, and Tunisia.  Plus, kids 16 years of age or younger staying in the same cabin with two paying adults sail for FREE, and pay only applicable port charges.

Travelers can choose among nine wonderful SMART RATES cruising experiences throughout the Mediterranean and have the option to embark from either Genoa, Italy or Marseilles, France. Below are brief descriptions of the SMART RATES programs that are being offered for the 2011-2012 winter sailing season (starting prices are per person, based on double occupancy):

7-day/6-Night Mediterranean Highlights from $539 (down from brochure price of $669);

Departs on January 13 from Genoa and visits Marseilles, Menorca, Tunis, Malta and Sicily.

 8-day/7-Night Spanish Odyssey from $619 (down from brochure price of $769);

 Departs on November 7th from Genoa and visits Marseilles, Mallorca, Almeria, Malaga, Tangier, Ibiza and Barcelona.

9-Day/8-Night Iberian Coasts from $699 (down from brochure price of $859);

Departs on November 26th and February 21st from Genoa and visits Marseilles, Barcelona, Alicante, Gibraltar, Tangier, Casablanca, Malaga and Almeria.

9-Day/8-Night Tunis, Malta & Italy from $699 (down from brochure price of $859);

Departs Genoa on December 4th, January 5th & January 31st and visits Marseilles, Sardinia, Tunis, Gabes, Malta, Naples and Rome.

9-Day/8-Night Morocco & Spain from $699 (down from brochure price of $859);
Departs on December 12th from Genoa and visits Marseilles, Tangier, Casablanca, Cadiz, Cartagena and Barcelona.

8-Day/7-Night Christmas Cruise from $739 (down from brochure price of $799);

Departs on December 20th from Genoa and visits Marseilles, Barcelona, Livorno, Rome and Tunis.

10-Day/9-Night New Year’s Cruise from $939 (down from brochure price of $1,079)
Departs on December 27th from Genoa and visits Marseilles, Mallorca, Barcelona, Tangier, Casablanca and Malaga.

Two variations of Eastern Mediterranean Highlights (13 or 14 days);

The 13-Day/12-Night sailing (from $979) departs Genoa on November 14th, January 19th and February 29th and visits Marseilles, Malta, Alexandria, Port Said, Ashdod, Cyprus, Crete and Naples.

The 14-Day/12-Night sailing (from $999) departs Genoa February 8th and visits Marseilles, Sicily, Alexandria, Ashdod, Port Said, Beirut, Athens and Katakolon.

SMART RATES are per person based on double occupancy and are valid for new bookings made through December 31st, 2011. The cruise rates vary based on room category booked. Rate includes full board, stateroom accommodations in category booked, gala evenings and shows, onboard entertainment, swimming pool and fitness center access and applicable port charges. Rates exclude shore excursions, beverages of any type, fuel surcharges and tips.