February 24, 2011 - World-Airport-Transfer.com aims to make sightseeing and day excursions more accessible to cruise passengers by offering convenient and affordable port transfers for cruise passengers as it traces the major cruise ports of call in the Caribbean, South America and Europe.
Studies showed that cruises saw a resurgence in popularity around 2009 when prices went down at levels not seen in 20 years, though 2011 forecasts also show they are set to rise this year in light of the increased demand.
Coupled with new ships, and more modern offerings, cruise passengers are now a more diverse group. They like a wide variety of activities including active experiences and specialized boutique tours. And often, these are not immediately available from what the Cruise Lines offer in-house.
The option to book port transfers on World-Airport-Transfers.com provide cruise passengers with flexibility and less dependence on the cruise lines in regards to how they spend their time on shore. "Passengers can still get the same convenience but at a lower price than if they book it through the cruise line. In addition, our carbon-offsetting program minimizes the environmental impact normally associated with ground transportation, says Wladimir Guez, World-Airport-Transfer.com's Managing Director.
The company is beefing up efforts in adding more port transfers to their product catalogue, paying close attention to the popular cruise routes.
In Europe, the most popular cruises run along Mediterranean coast, with shorter cruises concentrating on either the Western or Eastern Mediterranean. The Western route typically runs through Italy, France and Spain. World-Airport-Transfer.com has port transfers for many destination stops, notably in Civitavecchia Port near Rome, Venice, Naples, Genoa, Barcelona and the Cote d' Azur region in Nice.
Passengers on the Eastern Mediterranean cruise route can explore the Aegean Sea region for as long as the stopover allows them since World-Airport-Transfer.com has transport options for the Istanbul Yolcu Salonu Port in Turkey and 14 ports of call for Greece alone, including the Port of Pireaus in Athens, Rhodes Port and Naxos Port.
High season for European cruises is usually from May to August, though even the winter months can see high demand for warmer regions like the Canary Island and Morocco.
Across the Atlantic, the Caribbean and Mexico are popular options among Americans. With huge demand coinciding with official holidays, high season begins late January to mid April and picks up again from June to August.
The cruises often launch from Florida call in to Mexico on the west or to Aruba, Dominica and the French Caribbean to the south. World-Airport-Transfers.com has transfers to multiple destinations from the Port of Cozumel in Mexico, as well as Guadeloupe, Marie Galante and Martinique in the French Caribbean.
In South America, Cruise customers can choose between the Amazon River or Round the Horn routes. With peak season beginning in November, South America is a great option during the winter months.
The Amazon River route typically launches either from Lima or Rio de Janeiro with stops at Santarem, Boca da Valeria, Recife and Montevideo between. World-Airport-Transfer.com has transportation options for Montevideo Port in Uruguay and majority of Brazil including Rio de Janeiro Port and Sao Paolo.
Round the Horn voyages in South America get cruise passengers to the southernmost tip of the southernmost continent, starting off at Buenos Aires and ending at Valparaiso or Port Stanley in the Falkland Islands. The cruise usually stops at Puerto Madryn, Punta Arenas, Ushuaia and Puerto Montt, though itineraries are subject to change due to rough seas. Transfers to Valparaiso Port in Santiago, Chile and throughout Argentina, including the Buenos Aires Cruise Port, Ushuaia and Puerto Madryn can be booked through World-Airport-Transfer.com
More Shore and port transfers can be arranged in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Cyprus, Fiji, French Caribbean, French Polynesia, Greece, Hawaii, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Jordan, Macau, Madagascar, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, Spain, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, and Uruguay. Pickups via motorboats are available in Venice.
On top of global service, World-Airport-Transfer offers low-cost and convenient transportation options for passengers who don't want a limousine, but would prefer a door-to-door airport transfers without the hassle of a taxi.
About World Airport Transfer
World Airport Transfer has offered economical and hassle-free transport options to and from airports since 1997. Travelers, travel agents, corporations, hotels, and airline passengers can pre-book seats for airport-ground transportation at over 400 major airports, train stations, and cruise terminals.
The company provides online booking, 24-hour toll-free reservations centers, and customer-service in 15 languages (English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Dutch, and Greek).
Transportation options include shared-ride shuttle vans, private vans, sedans, limousines, mini coaches, and deluxe motor coaches. Services can be customized to complement any type of travel experience. To minimize the impact of carbon emissions, a carbon offsetting program was launched in 2010.
World Airport Transfer's parent company is Tours and Co Associates Inc with offices in the USA, France, Greece, Italy, Brazil, and the Philippines. Tours and Co Associates Inc also offers up to 5,000 sightseeing tours and activities around the world through the website City-Discovery.com.