The Vancouver Sun and Cruise Connections Canada launch Alaska cruise in celebration of The Sun's 100th anniversary.
VANCOUVER, Feb. 23, 2012 /CNW/ - The Vancouver Sun, British Columbia's largest newsroom and Cruise Connections Canada, Canada's largest cruise retailer recently launched the first-ever cruise in celebration of The Sun's 100th anniversary, "The Vancouver Sun 100 Cruise."
The Vancouver Sun 100 Cruise is an exclusive cruise promising a once-in-a-lifetime 7-day vacation experience exploring the spectacular scenery and culture of Alaska, sailing roundtrip from Vancouver on September 12, 2012 aboard Holland America Line ms Volendam.
The Vancouver Sun is supporting The Vancouver Sun 100 Cruise with multi-channel marketing outreach including experiential marketing, print and online advertising. Cruise Connections will facilitate and fulfill all reservation and event management details related to this program on behalf of The Vancouver Sun.
"We're offering our readers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet and interact with popular Sun columnists and writers on everything from newsroom meetings and politics to wine, gardening and great movies," says Kevin Bent, President and Publisher of The Vancouver Sun.
Cruise Connections' President and founder Sanjay Goel is equally proud of this endeavor. "It is extremely gratifying to have this opportunity to partner with The Vancouver Sun on this very important project. With 100 years of history, they truly have a great story to tell, we're delighted to be a part of it."
The remarkable 7-day cruise experience will highlight the following:
- Exclusive Sail-Away and Farewell Cocktail Parties
- Daily intimate "Breakfast with the Newsroom" - an opportunity to discuss the story behind the headlines with The Vancouver Sun's award-winning editorial team
- Engaging forums on a wide range of topics ranging from politics to gardening
- A chance to learn the finer points of food and wine with celebrated chefs and The Vancouver Sun's wine expert, Anthony Gismondi
- Backstage at the Movies, a selection of movies and conversations with National Postmedia film critic, Katherine Monk
- A private Salmon Bake in Juneau
About The Vancouver Sun
The Vancouver Sun, first published on February 12, 1912 is British Columbia's largest newsroom. It is a broadsheet newspaper publishing six days a week, Monday through Saturday and its website vancouversun.com is the fastest growing newspaper site in Canada, online seven days a week. The Vancouver Sun's parent company is Postmedia Network Inc. Community initiatives from The Vancouver Sun include Raise-A-Reader, The Sun Run, and The Vancouver Sun Children's Fund.
About Holland America
Holland America Line founded in 1873 is recognized as the undisputed leader in the cruise industry's premium segment. Holland America Line's fleet of 15 ships offers more than 500 cruises to 350 ports in more than 100 countries. The cruise line has received Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards and Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards as "consistently among the highest-rated cruise lines."
About Cruise Connections
Cruise Connections, founded in 1993 is Canada's largest cruise retailer. The company has won every virtually major cruise travel award and has been recognized by all cruise lines as being an exceptional retailer. Cruise Connections' success can be attributed to its knowledgeable specialists, Lowest Price Guarantee and focus on customer satisfaction.
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