With the weather warming up, chances are that your clients are heading off on more cruises whether on the high seas or on a river. No need to feel left out from all the fun, though. With these spring and summer cruise FAMs, you can explore destinations around the world with your fellow travel agents.
River Cruise Sailings
Coming up next month, CroisiEurope is offering a last-minute FAM opportunity to cruise through the Rhine Valley on board the MS Gerard Schmitter. Traveling May 20-27, 2018, highlights of this river cruise FAM include visiting the windmills of Kinderdijk on a guided walking tour; tasting the famous wines of the Rhine Valley; and exploring the city of Amsterdam; plus visiting a diamond merchant.
Pricing starts at $1,699 pp and is valid for the travel agent and a companion. This rate includes all meals and drinks served on board, all port charges and taxes, and shore excursions as listed in the itinerary.
In addition, FAMTrips.travel and AmaWaterways have teamed up to offer agents a cruise FAM traveling through the Provence region of France. Sailing down the Rhone River, agents on this FAM will start in Lyon and make their way to Arles with stops in Collonges, Vienne, Tournon, and Avignon along the way. Highlights of this FAM include traveling through France’s well-known wine-growing regions; wine tastings at local vintners; and visits to ancient Roman ruins and the UNESCO World Heritage site of Avignon; plus strolls through medieval villages where guests can shop for Provencal crafts. This river cruise FAM will take place July 26-Aug. 2, 2018, but agents looking to extend their trip can add on an optional pre-cruise stay in Paris on July 23-26 or a post-cruise stay in Barcelona Aug. 2-5.
Rates for this FAM start at $1,899 pp including deluxe cruise accommodations in a French Balcony stateroom, daily tours and excursions, all meals, special lectures, cooking demonstrations, onboard music performances, and more.
For more information, visit famtrips.travel.
Mega Yacht Experience
Those looking to experience cruising aboard a mega yacht can head out on one of several summer sailings that Variety Cruises is offering at a significantly discounted rate for travel agents. In Europe, agents can choose from the following itineraries: Glories of Spain and Portugal, which explores Lisbon, along with several cities in southern Spain such as Seville and Granada; The Adriatic Odyssey whose highlights include visits to the Palace of Diocletian in Split, the island of Rab just off the northern Croatian coast, and the Greek island of Paxos; and Dalmatian Coast & Montenegro, which allows guests to discover the medieval cities of Dubrovnik and Korcula island in Croatia, as well as the fjord of Kotor Bay in Montenegro, and more. Several departures for these European cruise FAMs are available July through October 2018, and the travel agent rates range from $350 to $450 pp based on room category.
Variety Cruises is also offering travel agent rates on its Seychelles Cruises in the Garden of Eden itinerary. On this island-hopping sailing, agents can snorkel or dive into the underwater world of the Seychelles, explore centuries-old rainforests, and admire the unique fauna and flora, including the rare black parrot, the famous Coco de Mer palm trees or giant land tortoises. Departure dates for this itinerary span from May 5 to Sept. 15, 2018 with rates starting at $350 pp.
For more information, visit varietycruises.com.