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Hi, I have never cruised FO before but I am thinking of trying to get up a group to cruise in 2013. We know a lot of canal enthusiasts and are considering a Baltic trip which will involve transiting the Kiel canal. Has anyone who has done a group booking tell me whether it is worth doing this in terms of group rates etc and give me any pointers? I know that the 2013 itineraries will be out on 16th so I can't be any more specific about ships/dates/ports yet, but maybe someone has recommendations from experience?
It looks like no one has any advice on this, but if anyone is interested I have found out that for 2013 sailings there will no longer be a group booking rate, and while there will be a free organisers berth this will only be achieved when the group size reaches 20, not 15 as at present. I think the OBC is also going.
In response to your recent post we have the following Baltic Capitals cruises featuring the Kiel Canal transit departing in 2013:
Balmoral departures - L1305, L1308, L1314, and Black Watch departures W1322, W1305, W1307
Plus one Christmas Markets cruise transiting Kiel Canal, not visiting St. Petersburg though, L1320
For full details on these cruises please visit www.fredolsencrusies.com
Please contact the Group Sales Department on 01473 746169 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information relating to our group policy.
We would be delighted to discuss free value added benefits and free group escort places for group travel organisers.