Niche Cruise Marketing Alliance added Elegant Cruises and Tours, a
company that specializes in small ship expeditions in European
waters, as its 16th member.
The Port Washington,
New York-based company owns and operates two vessels, the
62-passenger Monet and the 105-passenger Andrea.
Both ships visit
smaller ports and harbors that are impossible for larger ships to
enter, Elegant Cruises and Tours said, and feature voyages to
locations such as Croatia and the Adriatic, the Azores and Atlantic
Islands, the British Isles, the Baltic Sea, the Mediterranean Sea,
and this year for the first time, the Gulf of Bothnia.
The 20-year old
company describes itself as being a family-owned and -operated, and
offers tour lengths ranging from nine to 20 days.
The NCMA alliance
hosts educational programs and seminars and attends trade shows to
reach out to travel agents about the value of specialty cruise
director Lawrence Dessler said in a statement that, "With the
increasing weakness of the dollar in Europe, the availability of
inclusive luxury cruise and tour packages are particularly
on Elegant Cruises and Tours is available on their Web site, www.elegantcruises.com, or on NCMA's Web site at www.nichecruise.com.
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