Sunwing Goes Galactic, Adds Melbourne, Florida

Sunwing has added Melbourne, Florida – a new destination for the operator on the Sunshine State’s Space Coast.

The tour operator will also be returning to two beloved destinations in the United States this winter with multiple direct flights from Toronto and Montréal, including Orlando and Miami.

Andrew Dawson, President of Tour Operations for Sunwing, said that: “This winter, we’re thrilled to be returning to Florida with Melbourne as our newest destination offering for Sunwing customers.”

Dawson continued: “In addition to the desirable destinations of Orlando and Miami, there’s much to explore along Florida’s Space Coast with beautiful beaches, a historic downtown core and nearby attractions, plus easy access to Port Canaveral for winter cruise sailings. Given the incredible customer demand for sun vacations this winter, we look forward to bringing more customers to Melbourne to experience its family-friendly charm.”

In Melbourne, or “The Harbour City,” travellers can enjoy the sun and sand at Indialantic, Indian Harbour Beach, Satellite Beach and Melbourne Beach, home to one of the world’s most significant Sea Turtle nesting habitats, or tour the local culture in Melbourne’s historic downtown centre with authentic cuisine, famed mural art, shopping and street festivals.

Travellers can also sample fresh seafood in Port Canaveral, tour the Grapefruit Trails in Palm Bay or interact with over 900 animals at Brevard Zoo. Kennedy Space Centre Visitor Complex, one of Florida’s most popular attractions an hour outside of Melbourne, offers up-close views of Space Shuttle Atlantis, life-sized Mars rover replicas and NASA rockets. Vacationers can also drive to Orlando for a day of fun at Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando.

Eric Rodriguez, Executive Vice President of Partner Development for Sunwing, noted that: “The exciting announcement of our partnership with Melbourne Orlando International Airport and Florida’s Space Coast Office of Tourism comes at a crucial time when demand for holiday and winter travel is at an all-time high.” Rodriguez continued: “Following the recent expansion to the passenger terminal in Melbourne, our customers can enjoy a seamless vacation experience from beginning to end and enjoy their travels in Melbourne with ease. With even more opportunities to discover Florida this winter, we’re confident Melbourne will become a new favourite for Canadians.”

Whether extending their getaway or stopping in to set sail, Sunwing vacationers can embark on their winter cruise sailings from Port Canaveral. For January 2023 departures, agents can soon book Norwegian Cruise Line Escape vacations visiting exciting ports of call from the Bahamas to the British Virgin Islands, with a range of fun-filled amenities on board.

With a number of hotels coming soon to destination, agents can help their clients book the Sunshine State for winter travel starting November 1, 2022 with weekly direct flights on board Sunwing Airlines, including:

  • Between Toronto and Orlando, daily starting Nov. 1, 2022
  • Between Toronto and Melbourne, Saturdays and Wednesdays starting Dec. 10, 2022
  • Between Toronto and Miami, Sundays starting Dec. 18, 2022
  • Between Winnipeg and Melbourne, Saturdays starting Dec. 10, 2022
  • Between Montréal and Miami, Sundays starting Dec. 18, 2022
  • Between Halifax and Melbourne, Fridays starting Feb. 10, 2023

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