Piraeus, Greece, Sept. 2, 2013 – Louis Cruises is proud to unveil its redesigned website. The updated site, which is located at Louis Cruises’ current URL – LouisCruises.com – contains enhanced features including comprehensive cruise calendars for sailings through 2014, booking capabilities, improved navigation, and access to useful destination information including info on newly added idyllic destinations for 2014 such as: Chios, Ios, Milos, Samos, Symi, and Syros.
“Much of our success at Louis Cruises is because we listen and nurture relationships with our tour operator partners and registered travel agents. Our updated website is a product of those relationships,” said Nicholas Filippidis, Director of Product Development in North America for Louis Cruises. “We have received tons of feedback from travel professionals, and we are very pleased with the new functionality and redesigned navigation now available to them at LouisCruises.com. We encourage industry professionals to visit the redesigned site and see how easy and extremely convenient the new site makes searching and booking our travel programs throughout the Eastern Mediterranean that are truly reflective of our Hellenic roots – from our delicious cuisine, featuring flavors from local destinations, to the cozy intimacy of our vessels and the welcoming hospitality of our entire crew…from the unique destinations we present to the exciting shore excursions that take travelers to explore the Eastern Mediterranean authentically.”
The new LouisCruises.com is a powerful resource for travel professionals and travelers. It enables them to access valuable information and book an exciting range of cruises throughout the Eastern Mediterranean. The re-launched site is also available in many languages including English, Greek, French, Italian, Spanish, and Russian. In September it will be available in Turkish, in October in German, and in December in Portuguese.
On the re-designed site, users now have access to:
— New 2014 Cruise Calendar
— Extended Cruises from Greece Page
— Destination Guides and Shore Excursion descriptions including info on newly added idyllic destinations for 2014 such as: Chios, Ios, Milos, Samos, Symi, and Syros
— Dedicated Travel Agent Registration section
— Access to SMART RATES – early booking discounts
— Online booking of Cruises, Shore Excursions and All-Inclusive Drinks Packages
— New Excursions Packages with Savings of up to 20 percent off
— Comprehensive info on the line’s vessels including deck plans, images, and itineraries
— Downloads including: brochures, professional photos, and videos
— Info on Beauty & Spa Services; Onboard Celebrations, Groups and Meetings; Wedding, Honeymoons & Vow Renewals
— Plus much more!
For Louis Cruises’ registered travel agents, the site’s user-friendly interface – featuring the ability to book cruise programs as well as excursions and beverage packages simultaneously — enables travel agents to make more money in less time. Beyond booking online, agents can instantly confirm availability for cruise departures; print vouchers and travel documents; track bookings; and access comprehensive information about Louis Cruises programs and destinations.
With a time-honored, award winning history in tourism, Louis Cruises offers an unparalleled cruise experience onboard its celebrated fleet of destination-friendly cruise ships that showcases the line’s Hellenistic identity. Louis Cruises is proud to present travelers with its signature “Kalimera” experience – Not only meaning “good morning,” but also “good” in every sense of the word: quality, satisfaction and happiness. The line takes travelers to the places they’ve dreamt of: iconic destinations famed the world over and exquisite smaller islands where they feel as if they’ve stepped back into a bygone Greece. With Louis Cruises, travelers don’t just visit Greece; they enjoy an authentic Greek experience, both onboard and at each incredible destination. Louis Cruises engages all five senses, giving passengers the unique opportunity to visit legendary archeological sites, to enjoy music by authentic Greek musicians and singers, to taste delicious, homemade Greek cuisine, to sample outstanding Greek wines and spirits, and much more! The company takes extra care to design cruise itineraries that include the best ports in their best seasons allowing ample time to enjoy their uniquely individual charms coupled with meticulously planned shore excursions for a truly insightful look into the Eastern Mediterranean.
In the early 1970s, Louis Cruises began operating short cruises from Limassol, Cyprus to destinations throughout the Eastern Mediterranean. Today Louis Cruises is the preeminent cruise line for the Greek Islands and Turkey, with six ships operating from the ports of Piraeus (Athens) and Limassol. From the Port of Piraeus, Louis Cruises sails to Chios, Crete, Ios, Kos, Milos, Mykonos, Patmos, Rhodes, Samos, Santorini, Symi and Syros, and to the Turkish ports of Bodrum, Cesme, Istanbul, Izmir and Kusadasi. In addition to Piraeus, the line’s passengers can create their own stay & cruise vacations, with embarkation for three and four-day cruises from Kusadasi and Heraklion, Crete.
Louis Cruises’ itineraries can be booked on-line at louiscruises.com or through most major tour operators in the U.S. and Canada. For further information or to order the company’s brochure call (877) 568-4787, send an e-mail to cruising(at)louiscruises(dot)com or visit the company’s web site at: louiscruises.com.
About Louis Group:
Louis Group was founded in 1935 and has over the decades evolved into a leading tourism, hospitality and travel group in the Eastern Mediterranean. Louis Hotels owns and manages 19 four and five star hotels in all of Cyprus’ resorts, including the Hilton Park Nicosia and the Greek islands of Corfu, Zante, Crete, Mykonos and Rhodes. With a fleet of five cruise ships, Louis Cruises sails from Piraeus, Istanbul and Kusadasi to the Greek islands and Turkey’s most enticing destinations. For more information on Louis Group and its subsidiaries, please visit our websites at: louishotels.com, louiscruises.com and mykonostheoxenia.com.
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