With pricing of cruise holidays becoming increasingly complex, Viking River Cruises, the world’s leading river cruise line, has launched an upgraded version of its Dare To Compare online tool to help simplify comparing pricing, offers and cruise inclusions and make more informed choices easier for consumers and travel agents.
The website www.dare2comparecruise.com.au/ compares the inclusions and prices for Viking’s three most popular river cruise holidays with similar competitor itineraries.
“Our research tells us that consumers find the offers and discounts in the river cruise holiday market confusing,” says Teresia Fors, Viking River Cruises’ Australia & New Zealand Managing Director. “That’s why we created a user-friendly tool to help consumers and agents research what’s available in the market and compare the cost and benefits of each alternative. Everything is displayed in a clear and simple way.”
The website features the most common itineraries – the 15-day Grand European Tour, the 11-day Romantic Danube with Prague, and the 8-day Chateaux, Rivers & Wine, and offers the corresponding cruise options of two other cruise lines for easy comparison. Consumers and travel agents simply select the cruise of their choice, the date and accommodation and immediately see what’s on offer, for what price.
This much-needed price and comparison website reflects the Viking philosophy to deliver clear, honest communication and exceptional service.
Grand European Tour
Travel through the heart of Europe. From Holland’s windmills and tulip fields to Germany’s fairy-tale castles and the picturesque vineyards of Austria’s Wachau Valley, this 15-day voyage presents the highlights of the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers. Savour a decadent Sachertorte in a Viennese café, enjoy panoramic views of imperial Budapest and appreciate the genius of Mozart. Introductory prices start at $5,795 per person, based on 5 November 2016 departure in Standard category (F)
Romantic Danube with Prague
During this 8-day journey, encounter the grand cities and quaint villages along the celebrated Danube River. Explore both sides of Hungary’s capital, traditional, hilly Buda and cosmopolitan Pest. Witness Vienna’s imperial architecture and tour medieval towns in Austria’s Wachau Valley. Explore the Czech Republic’s vibrant capital, the “City of a Hundred Spires” with three nights at the Hilton Prague (or similar). Introductory prices start at $3,898 per person, based on 20 November 2016 departure in Standard category (F)
Chateaux, Rivers & Wine
Saint-Émilion, Pomerol, Sauternes, Médoc and Margaux are but a handful of the appellations that make Bordeaux wines world famous. The city of Bordeaux invites visitors to savour its grand architecture, tempting cafés and superb museums. Celebrate joie de vivre in this land of wine and oysters, truffles and cognac, as you cruise the Dordogne, Garonne and Gironde Rivers. Introductory prices start at $2,895 per person, based on26 November 2016 departure in Standard category (F)