Superbreak Mini-Holidays Reports Growth In Mini-Cruise Break Product09 April 2009
Superbreak Mini-Holidays reports that agents sold over £200,000 worth of cruise breaks in the three months January – March 2009, a 35% increase on the same period in 2008. The news comes as the operator launches its 2009/10 second edition ‘Mini Cruise Breaks’ brochure, in conjunction with P&O Ferries for distribution through travel agents and covering breaks until the end of April 2010.
Chris Cundall, sales office manager at Superbreak comments: “Our cruise product is excellent value for money with low lead in prices to catch people’s attention. We have noticed that more customers are tending to add on hotel stays and excursions to make more out their trip. Mini Cruise breaks offer customers the chance to visit some of Europe’s most exciting cities and in the current climate, these really do offer customers the chance to get away from home for very little. I expect to see these continue in popularity throughout the year.”
A mini-cruise break costs from only £35pp from Hull to Amsterdam including two nights cabin accommodation, return coach transfers to the city, onboard bars and entertainment. A three night trip leads in at £46pp from Portsmouth to Bilbao. Agents can book the mini-cruise element separately or alternatively in conjunction with hotel accommodation to extend the customers stay.
The operator has introduced two new excursions in Amsterdam to meet with the growing demand for those wanting to add on extra hotel nights and see a little more of the city they are visiting. All are fully commissionable to agents. These are a ‘Walking Tour of Dark Amsterdam’ offering the chance to explore another side of the city with a guide, which costs from £25.75pp and a ‘Marken, Volendam and Windmills’ tour which shows of the best of these villages which costs from £15.75pp.
The programme will once again offer return overnight cruises both ways with the option to add on up to two nights hotel stay at a choice of locations – Amsterdam, Bruges, Rotterdam, The Hague, Brussels, Ostend and Ghent (all from Hull) and Bilbao (from Portsmouth).
Amsterdam – from £244.50 per family of four including a mini-cruise crossing from Hull to Amsterdam and back (one night each way) and one night’s accommodation at the four star Novotel City Hotel. Based on four sharing a cabin.
Bookings can be made through Superbreak Reservations on 0871 221 1616 or log on to www.superbreak.com/agents