Salem, NH (PRWEB) July 31, 2012
To show appreciation to United States active and retired Military personnel, Cruise Travel Outlet Inc. is offering Military discounts on any Viking River Cruises booked in the month of August. Viking River Cruises has been recognized as the best River Cruise Line by a number of media outlets, such as Travel + Leisure, Condé Nast Traveler, TravelAge West, Travel Weekly, National Geographic and many more. Over the next two years Viking River Cruises will expand their fleet by twenty Longships, making them the largest River Cruise Line in the world, and setting a new standard for river cruising.
President of Cruise Travel Outlet, Bill Walsh, says “It's the least we can do to honor the men and women who bravely serve and protect out country.”
Viking's impressive Longships provide each of their 95 staterooms with a river view, allowing for maximum cultural integration. The Explorer Suite, among the largest stateroom on Europe’s rivers is fully outfitted with a private wraparound veranda providing a 270 degree view of the river and surrounding landscapes. Want an even better view? The Aquavit Terrace, located on the bow of the ship, is an indoor/outdoor experience with large sliding glass walls, allowing the perfect view of the neighboring countryside.
However, one of the most impressive aspects of these new Longships is the integration of “green” energy saving products. All twenty Longships will have energy efficient hybrid engines, which make for an eco-friendly cruise and fewer vibrations - guaranteeing a smoother ride. Viking will continue to shrink its ecological footprint with the addition of solar panels on each ship. These luxury river cruises will also house an organic herb garden on the sun decks, seasoning every meal with the very epitome of fresh.
Unlike traditional ocean cruising, Viking River Cruises do not have the luxury of unlimited space. The main reason for developing and building the Longship line was the need to expand while keeping Europe’s compact landscape in mind. Low bridges spanning Europe’s main rivers requires Viking to build their ships out - not up. This is just one example of how Viking has completely adapted to its rapidly growing market. River Cruising is becoming an increasingly popular way to get an up close and personal view of the world.
The River Cruising market has increased 17% over the past year, and is expected to continue growing at a tremendous rate. Viking River Cruises has prepared for this influx of consumers by commissioning and building its new fleet of Longships. Viking also owns all of its docking spaces, allowing their ships to come and go at their own convenience. Speaking of VIP treatment, Viking has developed a Concierge Service to perfectly tailor shore excursions to fit the wants and needs of its rapidly expanding market.
Viking Cruise Lines is not the only company to respond well to the fast growing river cruise market. Cruise Travel Outlet offers discounts to military and retired military personnel, as well as seniors and union members. Cruise Travel Outlet has been one of the leading vacation wholesalers in the country for the past 20 years. Cruise Travel Outlet is an affiliate of Cruise Holidays, a franchise brand within Travel Leaders Leisure Group, Inc. one of the world’s largest and most respected travel franchisors. For more information on Cruise Travel Outlet's military deals call 1-800-498-7245.