TORONTO — Sunwing has added Melbourne, Florida to its portfolio of sun destinations.
With a prime location on the south of Florida’s Space Coast, Melbourne offers sun, beach and out-of-this-world exploration, says Sunwing.
The tour operator will also be returning to two of the most popular destinations in the U.S. this winter – Orlando and Miami – with multiple direct flights from Toronto and Montreal.
“This winter, we’re thrilled to be returning to Florida with Melbourne as our newest destination offering for Sunwing customers,” says Andrew Dawson, President of Tour Operations for Sunwing. “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, also known as ‘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.
Visitors can also sample fresh seafood in Port Canaveral, tour the Grapefruit Trails in Palm Bay or interact with more than 900 animals at Brevard Zoo.
Plus, 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.
Says Sunwing’s Executive Vice President of Partner Development, Eric Rodriguez: “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 added: “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.”
Also this winter, Sunwing vacationers can embark on their winter cruise sailings from Port Canaveral and soon book NCL’s Norwegian Escape for January 2023 departures.
Here’s a detailed look at flight start dates …
- Toronto – Orlando, daily starting November 1, 2022
- Toronto – Melbourne, Saturdays and Wednesdays starting December 10, 2022
- Toronto – Miami, Sundays starting December 18, 2022
- Winnipeg – Melbourne, Saturdays starting December 10, 2022
- Montreal – Miami, Sundays starting December 18, 2022
- Halifax – Melbourne, Fridays starting February 10, 2023