Expedia wants you to believe so. The company announced today that travelers looking to book vacations to Europe should seriously consider a cruise. To encourage travelers to take the seas, Expedia also launched a limited time rewards program, that gives users who book a cruise on Expedia the chance to earn up to 10,000 Expedia Reward Points.
To be eligible for Expedia Reward points, travelers must spend a minimum of $500 on any of the participating cruise lines. To earn points, travel must be booked by 11:59 p.m. Pacific time on August 12, 2011 and completed by December 31, 2011. Travelers must provide their 12-digit Expedia Rewards ID at the time booking. Travelers can also enroll in Expedia Rewards for free at www.expedia.com/rewards.
According to Expedia, cruising delivers substantial value and terrific benefits, from saving on hotel bookings to world-class onboard entertainment options to the ease of booking offshore excursions. It’s also a romantic way to explore the world, as well as greener than other travel alternatives.
“There is tremendous value for travelers booking cruises to Europe right now. We have seen increased interest in European cruises this year,” said Koreen McNutt, director of cruise, Expedia.com. “Cruise transactions to Europe continue to become more popular, and for good reason. With airlines cutting capacity to Europe and with fewer travelers able to afford the increasing costs, cruise lines are cutting rates without cutting amenities.”
Expedia compared a number of international cruises to Europe and found that the price per night begins at as low as $72, and features four-star hotel accommodation, luxury pools and spas and world class entertainment to sweeten the deal.