Destination specialist Voyages of Discovery has expanded its Summer 2010 Book Inside ~ Sail Outside promotion to include the recently announced Winter 2010/11 South America program. The Winter 2010/11 brochure will be released the week of Mar 15, and a customizable pdf of the brochure is available on the line’s website.
mv Discovery will embark on its first-ever circumnavigation of South America in January 2011, with cruises and cruise combinations from 15 to 80 nights. Early Booking savings up to 38% are available, along with free and reduced air add-ons from the line’s 26 North American gateway cities.
The South American deployment continues the line’s expansion of winter itineraries following six seasons in Antarctica. Currently, the 650-passenger Discovery is sailing the Indian Ocean visiting South Africa, en route to the Red and Black Seas and finally Harwich (London) to begin the Summer Northern Waters cruise season.
Mark Flager, vice president of sales, marketing and passenger services, said “Our Summer 2010 Book Inside ~ Sail Outside program has been so successful, we wanted to expand it to include the upcoming Winter South America program.” Guests who book an inside category N or M by June 1 will be upgraded to oceanview category K or J respectively.
The 80-night Grand South America Discovery cruisetour sails roundtrip from Bridgetown, Barbados, on Jan. 3 and includes a three-night post-cruise hotel stay in Bridgetown. Fares for the cruise begin at $12,429 per person, double occupancy, and include free air add-ons from Voyages of Discovery’s Eastern air gateways.
The season begins with a 20-night “Discovery of the New World” transatlantic crossing from Malaga to Barbados, sailing Nov. 18, with calls at Cadiz, Antigua and St. Kitts, and a three-night post-cruise hotel stay in Bridgetown. Fares start at $2,779 per person, double.
The Winter 2010/11 season also features a selection of pre-, post- and mid-cruise overland tours, including a three-night excursion to the Iguazu Falls from Buenos Aires ($1,225 per person) and a two-night mid-cruise excursion visiting Machu Picchu from Callao ($1,315 per person).
Guests also can experience a day trip to the Galapagos Islands from Manta, Ecuador, or a three- or four-night cruise around the islands on the 100-passenger Galapagos Explorer II. The day trip to the Galapagos is $809 per person and the three-night cruise starts at $2,639 per person for a Classic Suite.
Special rates for single travelers are also available. Discovery Club members enjoy an additional 5% savings.