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July 6, 2009

Cruise Therapy: Summer-Long Cruise Industry Promotion Touts Therapeutic Aspects of Cruising

Sweet Summer Deals - Cruise-As-Therapy – from CLIA –
"When times are tough, a well-deserved vacation is essential therapy; it even helps your country, and there is no easier, more enjoyable and affordable way to reconnect, reflect and renew, than on a cruise."

Through August 31, 2009 cruisers of all categories and descriptions will be able to experience firsthand the therapeutic benefits of cruising. Aside from the clear benefits of relaxation, recharging and re-energizing oneself, and reconnecting with family and friends, the pricing of one's "dream cruise" has seldom been more attractive.

Here are but a few of the available offerings. CruiseCompete specialists will do their utmost to make the offers even better. Just ask for a quote.

AMAWATERWAYS: A 5 percent Early Booking Discount applies to all new individual 2010 bookings made by July 31, 2009.

AMERICAN CRUISE LINES: Reserve a stateroom on a 2009, 10-Night Grand New England Cruise through August 31, 2009 and receive a free category upgrade.

COSTA CRUISES: Two (2) category cabin upgrade on Caribbean sailings between November 2009 and April 2010 aboard the Costa Atlantica and Costa Fortuna.

CRYSTAL CRUISES: Crystal Cruises' new "All Inclusive – As You Wish" promotion extends up to $2,000 in shipboard credits to spend any way guests choose on nearly every voyage for 2009 and 2010.

CUNARD LINE: Thirty percent off Early Booking Fares on Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria 2010 World Cruise (Full), Liner & Segment Voyages.

DISNEY CRUISE LINE: Book a verandah stateroom and receive up to $700 onboard credit on an exciting seven-night Caribbean Cruise. Offer is available on most sailings through August 8, 2009.

HURTIGRUTEN: Two For One Special Offer - Book selected 12, 7 or 6-day Norwegian Coastal voyages departing September through December 2009 and your companion travels free.

OCEANIA CRUISES: Oceania Cruises announced the launch of its 2010 European Collection of Sailings in conjunction with its best introductory offer yet of a $2,000 price reduction off Two for One cruise fares, with free airfare per stateroom on all 2010 sailings to Europe.

PAUL GAUGUIN CRUISES: Reserve by July 31, 2009 and save up to 45 percent, and receive Two-for-One roundtrip airfare or free roundtrip airfare from LAX on select cruises.

PRINCESS CRUISES: The Princess Balcony Bonanza® is back for a limited time only! Enjoy a free upgrade to a balcony stateroom on a wide selection of cruises to destinations around the world in 2010.

REGENT SEVEN SEAS CRUISES: In addition to all 2010 voyages featuring Two-for-One savings, FREE Air and FREE Unlimited Shore Excursions, you can now save up to an additional $1,000 per guest ($2,000 per suite) when you book by September 30, 2009. Plus, guests sailing in upper suite categories (MS-C) receive FREE Roundtrip Business Class Air.

THE YACHTS OF SEABOURN: For cruises departing throughout 2009 and early 2010, The Yachts of Seabourn offers its Yachting Collection, a value-packed array of voyages at savings of up to 65 percent off brochure fares.

SEADREAM YACHT CLUB: SeaDream Caribbean Yachting at Exceptional Savings – Best available rates at a savings of up to 67 percent off of brochure rates. SeaDream Mediterranean Yachting at Incredible Value - Best available rates at a savings of up to 59 percent off of brochure rates.

SILVERSEA CRUISES: A $1,000 Onboard Spending Credit offer is valid on select 2009 voyages when you make a new booking between now and July 31, 2009. This special offer is per suite based on double occupancy, and applicable to all suite categories (request Offer WWSBC500 when booking). Fly for free or at dramatically reduced rates plus transfers with this special, limited time offer available in both Economy and Business Class on select voyages for guests originating in select U.S. and Canadian gateways. Savings of up to 50 percent for a limited time only, on previously published cruise-only fares on a variety of worldwide voyages.

UNIWORLD BOUTIQUE RIVER CRUISE COLLECTION: Save an additional $100 on any 2009 or 2010 Uniworld sailing. To qualify, you must provide the "You Deserve to Cruise" offer code (TSCLIA01) when your CLIA member travel agency books with the Uniworld reservations team. This offer is valid for bookings made through August 31, 2009 and is combinable with all current Uniworld savings offers.

WINDSTAR CRUISES: Free Airfare from New York on select 2009 Europe sailings.
As Terry Dale, CLIA's president and CEO, puts it "With these great offers, plus all the benefits of vacationing, the message we want to tell North America is to take advantage of the opportunity. Be good to yourself and your loved ones. You deserve a cruise."

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