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Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Cruise Savings for Teachers, EMTs, Firefighters,Police Officers & Active Military.

Savings for Teachers, EMTs, Firefighters,
Police Officers & Active Military

Cruise Direct Online's 8th Annual Police, Firefighters,Teachers and Military Cruise Sale.

Cruise Direct Online's 8th Annual "Salute To America's Finest" sale recognizing that those that serve America deserve a great vacation at a great price! Police, Firefighters, Teachers, and Military.

Travel Direct Corporation, today announced their 8th Annual "Salute To America's Finest" promotion. Travel Directs' cruise travel consumer web site  is offering over 150 special Community Appreciation Fares with cruise vacations priced from as low as $449.00 for Teachers, Firefighters, EMT's, Police Officers and Active Military. (including US Coast Guards, Merchant Marines, National Guard & Reservists).

The promotion is valid for selected cruises sailing up to December 30, 2012.

These special fares are offered for over 150 select sailings of Holland America Line, Carnival and Royal Caribbean to Alaska, the Caribbean, Canada & New England, South America, Europe, Hawaii, Mexico, South America and Antarctica. Cruises vary in length from 7 to 28 days.

"In these most challenging economic times, Cruise Direct Online's 8th Annual "Salute To America's Finest" sale recognizes that those that serve America deserve a great vacation at a great price, now more than ever" noted, Marty Trencher, Managing Director of Travel Direct. "With the economy in recession, there might be no better and cheaper time to cruise, as cruise companies cut rates and lower fees such as continuing to forgo adding fuel surcharges. Trencher added.

Here is a last minute example of how much Teachers, Firefighters, Police Officers and Active Military personnel can save:
7 Night Alaska Glacier Discovery via Glacier BayVancouver to Seward, May 20, 2012 on the Zaandam, was $749. Community Appreciation Fare: $549 Brochure price $1,544. Regular Savings up to 58%, now up to 69% off brochure price!

Reservations are available by calling the company at 800.365.1445.
Additional Information about their Community Appreciation Fares can be found at

To qualify for the Community Appreciation Fares guests must show proof of employment as a teacher by supplying Teacher's Certification, union card or letter from principal on school letterhead with deposit. Firefighters, Police Officers and all branches of active military (including US Coast Guards, Merchant Marines, National Guard & Reservists) must show proof of eligibility by faxing a copy of official ID. Must be able to show ID at pier upon request.


About Cruise Direct Online
Cruise Direct Online features an easy to use interface enables comparison of cruise ship itineraries, sailing dates, up-to-the moment cabin availability and prices. The search engine allows cruise travelers the option to troll through thousands of discounted fares and special deals the cruise lines have on offer, and they can tailor the search terms ( price, cruise line, sailing date, duration, departure ports and destinations ) according to their own personal travel needs.

Cruise travelers payments go directly to the brands they trust. Cruise Direct Online brings cruise travelers all the information they need to book a cruise. When they are ready to book, the Pay Direct Process insures that all payments go directly to the cruise line of their choice, giving them piece of mind, from the cruise brands they trust.

A Personal Cruise Travel Advisor is part of every sale. When a cruise traveler books their cruise online, a personal Cruise Travel Advisor is assigned to their account: The Cruise Travel Advisor offers fair and impartial advice. Cruise Direct Online features all the major brand cruise lines - but doesn't promote one particular cruise line over another. Choosing the right cruise experience is the number one priority.

The Cruise Travel Advisor;
1. Will review the proper immigration/passport/birth certificate documentation necessary for their cruise.
2. Arrange any special needs -- such as a handicap-designed stateroom, or a special diet.
3. Inform cruise travelers of their dining choices and arrange for any special occasions they might be celebrating like a birthday or anniversary.
4. Will explain the importance of travel insurance to cover the unexpected such as trip delays, missed cruise connections and lost or delayed baggage.
5. Will review General Information materials that cover over 18 "Things to Know Before You Go".
6. Will point out their stateroom on the deck plan ( all deck plans are available online ).
7. Will Inform cruise travelers when final payment is due and the deadline to request air deviations and arrange pre-or-post cruise land packages.
8. Advise about tipping; packing; clothing; flights and schedule options; shore excursions, etc.


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