Over one million visitors enjoyed the vibrant parades, show-stopping costumes and unmissable dance performances at this year’s deep-sea themed Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
The internationally renowned carnival, which is the Canary Islands’ largest and the second biggest in the world after Rio, attracted a record number of attendees across the 27 days of celebration. The final night saw over 400,000 revellers gathered under the stars for a musical extravaganza of concerts and dancing.
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A total of 55 events took place during the month-long celebration, including the Carnival Queen Election Gala which is considered by many as the highlight of the festivities. Priscila Medina was elected as Tenerife´s new Carnival Queen following a colourful three-hour gala, which was attended by over 5,000 people. Her stunning dress, called “La Nuit”, was created by Tenerife based fashion designer Sedomir Rodríguez.
One of the highlights of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ new 2020/21 ocean programme is its inaugural 14-night D2101 ‘Authentic Japan’ fly-cruise, from Tokyo in January 2021, aboard Boudicca.
Ports of call are Tokyo, Japan (overnight stay) – Nagoya, Aichi, Japan – Kobe, Hyogo (overnight stay) – Hiroshima, Japan – Beppu, Oita, Japan – Nagasaki, Japan – Keelung (Taipei), Taiwan – Hong Kong (overnight stay). Prices start from £3,349 per person, based on two adults sharing a twin-bedded Interior Room, and accommodation, all meals and entertainment on board, plus port / airport taxes, flights and transfers.
Plus, as part of exclusive launch offers, all guests who book by 31st May inclusive will have their gratuities covered by Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, with this cruise also qualifying for the ‘Three Cruises for the Price of Two’ offer. For more information on Fred Olsen cruises, click here.
Le Boat has won the Gold award for the best ‘Advertising Campaign (under £250k media spend)’ at the Travel Marketing Awards, for a campaign that they conducted with the UK marketing agency Accord. The operator was recognised for the work that was carried out during their 2017/2018 multi-screen campaign. The prestigious ceremony, which took place on 11 March at the London Hilton on Park Lane, is now in its eleventh year and celebrates innovation and excellence across a wide range of travel marketing disciplines
Le Boat is the No.1 provider of boating holidays on Europe and Canada's beautiful inland waterways, with the world’s largest fleet of over 900 self-drive boats. The award-wining campaign capitalised on their involvement in the Channel 5 television series ‘Celebrity 5 Go Barging’ and the hugely popular Channel 4 show ‘Great Canal Journeys’, in which stars Timothy West and Prunella Scales enjoyed a spectacular Le Boat river cruise along the Marne-Rhine Canal in Alsace and Lorraine. For more information on Le Boat, click here.
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