CRUISECOMPETE ENRICHES OFFERINGS WITH UNIQUE CRUISES TO CLASSICAL CIVILIZATIONS

Cruise travelers with affinities for history and antiquities, art, archaeology and adventure travel can now opt for unique cultural destination experiences through CruiseCompete.com’s addition of Voyages to Antiquity cruises.

CruiseCompete.com, where travel agents compete to offer consumers the best deals on cruises, caters to savvy vacation travelers and is pleased to announce this additional offering.

Voyages to Antiquity, the new cruise line introduced by Orient Lines’ founder Gerry Herrod, provides innovative destination experiences at incomparable value. The inaugural season begins May 2010 and features itineraries focused entirely on the Mediterranean, Adriatic and Aegean Seas, as well as North Africa and the Red Sea.

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All port-intensive itineraries have been meticulously planned to reveal as much as possible of the extraordinary wealth of natural beauty and classical history that the Mediterranean has to offer. From the elegance of ancient Greek architecture to the monumental splendor of Roman cities to the wonders of Egypt’s Pyramids, the aim is to bring to life the exciting and inspiring classical civilizations of the Mediterranean.

Mediterranean itineraries trace the “cradle of civilization” cultures – Roman, Egyptian, Greek and Byzantine — calling at many destinations that not all ships of today can reach. “This is clearly a product that appeals to clients who appreciate a fascinating experience which provides the ultimate in enrichment, education, and fulfillment in a relaxed environment,” said CruiseCompete CEO Bob Levinstein.

The nine itineraries with 16 departures are an excellent way for individual and group travelers to satisfy their affinity for history and antiquities, adventure travel, archaeology, art, museum associations, religious organizations, and more, added Levinstein.

The value starts with included shore excursions, gratuities for stateroom and restaurant staff, house wine at dinner, and special shore events like a private evening in the Doge’s Palace in Venice. With air add-ons available from free to $199 and a deluxe outside stateroom at around $6,500 per person, Voyages to Antiquity offers an in-depth and rich experience for an extraordinary price.

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Heidi Allison

Heidi@AllisonandTaylor.com

248 651 4491

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