Why NOW is the Best Time to Cruise to Europe
Cruises have always been one of the best ways to see Europe. No other vacation gives travelers as affordable and diverse an opportunity to explore so many cultures, cuisines, landmarks and histories in one trip – along with the convenience of traveling aboard a floating hotel or resort. As popular as European cruises have been in the past, 2015 might be the BEST year ever to cruise to Europe!
Here are four great reasons why NOW is the best time to book your cruise to Europe:
Reason #1: Favorable Currency Exchange
As many American travelers are now aware, 2015 has witnessed the most favorable currency exchange between the Euro and US Dollar in over 10 years. Essentially, Europe costs relatively less now thanks to a decrease in the value of the Euro against a strengthening US dollar. At this time last year, 1 Euro was equal to $1.36 USD. As of June 16, 2015, 1 Euro = $1.12 USD, which means your American money goes significantly further in Europe than it once did. There’s no telling how long the two currencies will be so close to parity, so sail while the exchange is favorable and cruise to Europe in 2015!
Reason #2: Low-Cost Flights and Airfare Deals
The rising popularity of budget airlines has made Europe even more accessible than in previous years, and many of the larger carriers are countering by slashing their own rates in order to compete. Couple this with falling fuel prices and you have a great recipe for serious savings on airfare to Europe in 2015. Since most European cruises embark from a European port – and therefore require international airfare for North American passengers – many cruise lines are bundling great airfare deals with their cruises. For example, Regent Seven Seas Cruises now offers free business-class airfare upgrades on select 2015 departures and Viking River Cruises will include free roundtrip airfare on select 2015 river cruises. MSC Cruises has a limited time offer where you can purchase a 10-night Mediterranean package with roundtrip airfare, a 7-night cruise, 2-night hotel stay and transfers from $1,999 per person (all offers available for a limited time only, capacity controlled and subject to availability).
Reason #3: New Cruise Ships in Europe
In 2015, Europe offers the chance to experience two brand new cruise ships: Viking Oceans’ Viking Star and Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas, both of which debuted in April 2015. The Viking Star is Viking Cruises’ first foray into luxury ocean cruises. With this exciting new ship, Viking brings their world-famous river cruising style and destination immersion to a larger audience with itineraries in the Mediterranean and Northern Europe. Meanwhile, Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas is bringing their family-friendly atmosphere and high-tech entertainment to the Mediterranean and Canary Islands. These ships are receiving rave reviews and their space is filling up fast, so contact us today to take advantage of their limited availability.
Reason #4: Amazing 2015 Cruise Deals
To make a 2015 Europe cruise even more compelling, many cruise lines are offering unbelievable deals to the Mediterranean, Greek Isles and Northern Europe. Here are just a few of our best Europe cruise deals from The Cruise Web:
- The Cruise Web has an exclusive offer with Celebrity Cruises where guests can receive FREE Drinks + FREE Tips + up to $300 Onboard Credit on 2015 Europe cruises. This offer is only from The Cruise Web, and only available for a limited time*
- Azamara Club Cruises is offering pre-selected Mediterranean tour packages at 20% OFF or with a FREE excursion included*
- Uniworld River Cruises is featuring select 2015 Holiday Markets river cruises with up to $2,500 Savings per couple when booked with airfare by June 30, 2015*
- Windstar Cruises is giving away 4 FREE Shore Excursions on select 2015 Mediterranean and Greek Isles voyages*
- AND MANY MORE!
Take advantage of the great cruise deals for Europe by contacting The Cruise Web today. Call 1-800-377-9383 to speak with one of our cruise experts, or request more information online.
*All offers available for a limited time only, capacity controlled and subject to availability