TourCrafters is promoting the “Spanish flavored cruises” from Pullmantur in North America.
Among the offerings of the Illinois-based tour company is a 13-night “Italian Southern Splendor and Mediterranean Odyssey” cruise, starting with three days in Rome, followed by a cruise on the Sovereign to Livorno (Pisa or Florence), Villefranche on the French Riviera, Barcelona, Tunisia, Naples, and a 4-star hotel stay in either Sorrento or Amalfi. Prices start at $2,129 per person with savings of $539.
A 14-night “Spain and the Islands of Legends” vacation starts with two nights in Madrid, then Andalucia and Valencia by rental car, then a cruise to Malaga (Costa del Sol), Sardinia, Rome, Corsica, Palma de Mallorca and Barcelona for two nights. This one starts at $2,299, with a discount of $495.
Both of these prices and discounts are for the least expensive cabin on the ship, according to Tourcrafters. However, discounts can be as high as $1,769.for the splendid and spacious Grand Suite, which boasts its own verandah, not to mention a king-size bed, sofa bed, mini-bar and more.
Yacht cruises with land packages are also offered, including the new 223-foot Variety Voyager, visiting Nice, St. Tropez, Corsica, Elba, Portovenere (Cinque Terre), Portofino, Monte Carlo, plus three nights in Nice and a train trip to Paris. The Early-Bird price for the first passenger on this “Paris, Provence and Riviera” package is $4,530, the price for the second is $3,035, for a saving of $1,495 per couple.
There are several other packages including one from Venice (three nights in a 4-star hotel) cruising around the Adriatic with a discount of $1,113, and one from Athens cruising around the Aegean Islands and Peloponnese with a land-tour of Athens, Delphi and Meteora’s “perched” monasteries and a discount of $1,345.
All prices quoted are per person, double occupancy, are subject to availability and do not include air fare (available on request), shore excursions, gratuities, port charges or city tax (to be paid in euros directly to the hotels).