TORONTO, Feb. 15, 2017 /CNW/ - Sunwing is proud to announce that it has been named Canadian Partner of the Year by MSC Cruises for the third consecutive year. Awards are given to the cruise line's top performing North American travel partners for the year based on overall business growth in revenue and guests, continuous partnership support, and innovative marketing efforts that drive increased consumer awareness.
Reg Mendes, Vice President of USA & Cruise Division at Sunwing Vacations commented on the exciting news. "Delivering vacation experiences that delight our customers is of paramount importance to us and with MSC Cruises we believe that we have found the perfect partner to do just that. We've enjoyed a very successful collaboration with MSC Cruises for the past seven years, so we are very excited to be receiving this award for the third time."
Ian Patterson, Director of Business Development in Canada for MSC Cruises commented, "We're very proud of our long-standing relationship with Sunwing, as the past seven years have been a great experience in finding new and innovative ways to deliver an exceptional product to Canadian cruisers. With our already announced fleet expansion, we look forward to growing the relationship even more over the coming years."
For the coming winter season Sunwing will offer convenient fly/cruise packages on board MSC Cruises from up to 6 different Canadian gateways. Vacationers can choose from three of the cruise line's most modern and innovative ships—all reflecting a blend of European charm and modern elegance. Plus, when customers book their cruise through Sunwing, they can enjoy exclusive benefits such as unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages including a wine by the glass, draft beer, soft drinks, mineral water, hot drinks and a wide selection cocktails offered through the Beverage Package.
New to the fleet this year is MSC Seaside, which will welcome its guests with a luxurious cruise experience once it launches in Miami in December. This brand-new ship boasts state-of-the-art technology and one of the largest and most interactive waterparks available, together with an elevated experience at the private MSC Yacht Club. Also departing from Florida is the popular MSC Divina, renowned for its plentiful kid-friendly activities and programs like The Lego® Experience, along with delight gastronomy from around the globe like Eataly Italian Steakhouse and Mediterranean Fusion from the Galaxy Disco.
Customers can also choose to soak up some inimitable Cuban culture on their Caribbean cruise, by sailing from Havana on board MSC Opera which offers contemporary staterooms and suites, upgraded kids areas with Lego® activities, a splash pad, and a shopping complex.
All MSC packages include return flights on Sunwing Airlines where passengers can sit back and relax on board with award-winning inflight service that includes a sparkling wine toast, complimentary non-alcoholic beverage service and buy on board selection of light meals and snacks with choices inspired by Food Network Canada Celebrity Chef, Lynn Crawford. Passengers also benefit from a generous complimentary 23kg checked luggage allowance.
For more information or to book, visit www.sunwing.ca or contact your local travel agent.
About Sunwing Vacations
All Sunwing Vacations Florida fly/cruise packages benefit from direct roundtrip flights on board Sunwing Airlines, where customers are invited to sit back and Experience the Difference™ with award-winning service which includes unlimited non-alcoholic beverages, hot towel service, in-flight entertainment, including first run movies, and a generous complimentary 23 kg free baggage allowance. What's more, for just $50 more per flight segment, travellers can upgrade to Sunwing's Elite Plus service, which features advance seat selection, complimentary headsets, separate check-in at a majority of airports, advance boarding, 30 kg baggage allowance, priority baggage handling, and extra legroom seats.
SOURCE Sunwing Vacations Inc.
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