To celebrate the launch of the "Less Is More" campaign, travel advisors will have a chance to win a free cabin on a 2021 river cruise by joining the Riviera River Cruises Agents group on Facebook, following Riviera on Instagram and signing up for communications through the Agency Portal on Riviera's website. One winner will be selected at random from advisors who complete all three. Join, follow and sign up by Dec. 31 to enter. Riviera Travel - River Cruises
River cruise specialist, VIVA Cruises, is launching four new itineraries on the North and Baltic Seas on board the company's first ever expedition ship, MS SEAVENTURE. The new cruises will start in April 2021 and have a capacity for just 164 guests.
To celebrate the launch, VIVA Cruises is offering a Ř350 voucher to be redeemed across VIVA Cruises' European river itineraries in 2021 when booking a cruise on MS SEAVENTURE before 31 December 2020. VIVA Cruises
Virgin Voyages announced details of a new, enticing commission structure designed specifically with its trusted travel advisors, affectionately known as First Mates in mind.
As Scarlet Lady prepares for her Maiden Voyage in April 2020, Virgin Voyages recognizes its global team of First Mates as a critical entry point to the collective success of the brand. Beginning Dec. 19, 2019 through Dec. 31, 2020 , Virgin Voyages will now offer additional opportunities for bonus commissions, including stackable rewards throughout the year.
In advance of the brands Maiden Voyage in April 2020, Virgin Voyages is offering robust bonus commissions on all new sailings, including stackable options that can be combined for maximum incentives of up to 16 percent. In addition to the "Perfect 10" percent commission structure and commitment to eliminating NCFs that are traditionally paid on everything sold pre-cruise, including taxes and fees, First Mates will be eligible for an additional 3 percent bonus on voyage fares for new bookings made from Dec. 19, 2019 to Dec. 31, 2020. As an added value, Virgin Voyages is offering another 3 percent of stackable bonus commission on new bookings for sailings that take place in April and May. To further exemplify this offer, Virgin Voyages encourages its First Mates and prospective partners to leverage their existing network of support through its dedicated sales team. Virgin Voyages - First Mates
Atlas Ocean Voyages announced a limited-time offer that provides travelers a complimentary pre-cruise tour with every new booking aboard World Navigator's summer 2021, inaugural-season voyages. The complimentary one- to four-night, immersive land tours bring guests on all-inclusive, luxurious journeys to authentic local cultures, must-see landmarks, breathtaking landscapes, and inland historic sites.
Additionally, travelers who book an Atlas MAX SHORE sailing will enjoy both the complimentary pre-cruise tour, as well as the included MAX SHORE overland adventure, for the ultimate luxury travel experience. MAX SHORE voyages are select, consecutive itineraries that include a complimentary two- to five-night, mid-voyage overland tour.
In addition to the new complimentary pre-cruise tours offer, Atlas' signature All Inclusive All the Way also provides guests a more worry-free experience by including emergency medical evacuation insurance for all guests, as well as complimentary round-trip air travel, prepaid gratuities, premium wine and spirits and international craft beers, coffees and smoothies, Wi-Fi, L'Occitane bath amenities, shore excursions in select ports, and Michelin-inspired dining. In every stateroom, guests enjoy binoculars to use on board, en suite coffee, tea and personalized bar service, and butler service in suites. Atlas Ocean Voyages
Kimberley Cruise Specialists is offering Earlybird Savings of up to AU$4,400 per couple on 2022 Kimberley cruises aboard the newly-refurbishedReef Prince when travellers book and deposit by 31 December 2020.
Departing from Darwin between March and September 2022, these 11-day expeditions cruise Western Australia's Kimberley Coast to Broome, taking in must-see icons including King George Falls and Montgomery Reef, King Cascades, ancient indigenous art and the world-renowned Horizontal Falls in Talbot Bay. The Earlybird offer provides a 15% discount off normal cruise prices, when travellers book and deposit their 2022 Reef Prince Kimberley cruise before 31 December 2020. Earlybird prices start from $10,115 per person. Kimberley Cruise Specialists
Emerald Waterways river cruise line has announced they are taking bookings for the 2021-2022 Mekong River cruise season. Mekong River sailings through Cambodia and Vietnam take place aboard the line's newest Star-Ship, Emerald Harmony. Launched in 2019, this intimate ship carries just 84 guests and boasts a clever design which—unlike most similar-sized Mekong river ships—can sail all the way through to historic Ho Chi Minh City.
With the Triple Savings Deal, guests booking any 13-day or longer 2021-2022 Mekong River cruise and tour itinerary will receive: $3,000 CAD savings on the cost of booking per couple; $400 USD onboard credit per couple, which can be used for spa services, DiscoverMORE tours and more; and a complimentary unlimited drinks package. Additionally, all bookings include a complimentary Deposit Protection Plan, allowing guests to book with confidence in the event plans change, along with a reduced deposit amount of $250 CAD per person. Emerald Waterways
Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours' is celebrating one year since Scenic Eclipse embarked on its maiden voyage and raised the standard of luxury expedition cruising forever.
To celebrate its successful first year, Scenic Canada is offering guests free business or premium airfare on select 2021 Scenic Eclipse sailings in Alaska, and North, Central and South America; free and reduced (CAD $1,995 per person) business air on select 2020/21 Antarctica Sailings; 2 for 1 economy air on the Med, Arctic and Norwegian Fjords itineraries; and CAD $500 per person air credit on Northern Europe cruises. This is in addition to an included Book with Confidence program that offers guests additional flexibility and includes Deposit Protection Plan (value CAD $250). Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours (Canada)
Catering to travelers' pent-up passion to explore again and supporting its valued travel advisor partners' efforts, Atlas Ocean Voyages announced that it will include an immersive shoreside experience, complimentary at every port for all World Navigator itineraries.
Launching in July 2021, World Navigator is Atlas' first newly constructed, small, expedition ship, which will bring guests on once-in-a-lifetime, luxe-adventure journeys with a total of 107 port calls in the Holy Land, the Black, Mediterranean, and Caribbean Seas, and South America.
Worldly travelers who make a new booking from now through Dec. 31, 2020, will receive complimentary shoreside experiences and enjoy more and deeper immersions into the cultures and histories found in the remote and captivating destinations where Atlas sails. Atlas Ocean Voyages
Luxury travelers eager to escape to the Southern Mediterranean and beyond can do so aboard Condé Nast Traveler's Best Small-Ship Cruise Line as Crystal announces a new nine-night Iconic Passages: Corinth & Suez itinerary aboard Crystal Esprit. The 62-guest boutique yacht will embark April 1, 2021 from Dubrovnik, Croatia and sail to Aqaba, Jordan, visiting some of the region's most remarkable sites of historic, spiritual and natural significance during the less crowded spring season.
With Crystal's Best Available Suite program, Crystal Esprit's newest itinerary offers an additional $125 As You Wish shipboard credit per guest, as well as low solo fares of 150 percent for bookings made by January 6, 2021. Fares for Crystal Esprit's Iconic Passages: Corinth & Suez itinerary begin at $4,499 per person.
Travelers can plan their Crystal voyages with added flexibility and peace of mind with Crystal Confidence 2.0 and the Easy Book program, which, together, offer an extended no-money-down deposit window until January 5, 2021, reduced deposits, waived admin fees and relaxed final payment schedules on select sailings through June 2021. Guests have three full years of global itineraries from which to choose across all Crystal Experiences, as the complete 2023 deployment for Crystal Cruises and Crystal Yacht Cruises deployment through early 2024 were recently announced; 2021-2022 deployment for Crystal River Cruises and Crystal Expedition Cruises is also available for booking. Crystal Cruises
European Waterways' deluxe, 12-passenger Spirit of Scotland and elegant, eight-passenger Scottish Highlander cruise across Scotland's Great Glen, along the stunning Caledonian Canal. They feature open bars with an excellent selection of 18 single malts, as well as a private tour and tasting at the famed Tomatin whisky distillery.
European Waterways is offering a 10% off early-bird special on selected 2021 Scottish Highlander charters, valid for the April 4, 11 and 18, 2021 departures. With the special, charters start at $31,950, a saving of $3,550 off the regular $35,500 price. Charters must be booked by January 8, 2021 and other restrictions may apply. Cabins start at $4,590 per person, based on double occupancy. European Waterways - Go Barging
Tall ship sailing specialist Star Clippers has announced a new series of shorter, fully-crewed sailings for 2020/21, giving guests a chance to experience life on board an elegant clipper ship and to explore some of Europe's most beautiful, romantic and less visited ports.
5 nights, Portugal, Morocco, Gibraltar and Spain, 31st January 2021
Book before 31st January 2021 for a 20% saving off a magnificent 5 night sailing aboard the world's largest full-rigged clipper, Royal Clipper. 3 nights, Venice, Croatia and Slovenia, 9th June 2021
For bookings made by 31st January 2021 Star Clippers is offering a 10% saving off the sailing, bringing the price down to £742pp, to include all meals on board and port charges. Star Clippers Cruises
Tall ship sailing specialist Star Clippers has included three maiden port calls within two round-trip sailings from Athens in July 2021, taking in the lesser known Greek islands of Symi, Chalki and Kastellorizo for the first time. The departures on board the company's head-turning flag-ship Royal Clipper embark in Athens on 20th and 27th July 2021 and for bookings made before 31st January 2021, include a 10% early booking discount, currently £1709pp for the seven night full board sailing. Star Clippers Cruises
Costa Crociere announced the cancellation of the arrival of its ships for the 2020-2021 season in South America. All cruises aboard the Costa Fascinosa, Costa Luminosa and Costa Pacifica ships in South America, with embarkations scheduled for the period from November 2020 to April 2021, are canceled.
The cruise company is in contact with the travel agencies and the guests who purchased the impacted cruises, to inform their decision and communicate about the conversion of the amount paid for the canceled cruise, minus the travel agent commission, in credit to be used as payment (or part of payment), for reservations made up to December 31, 2021, of any other cruise departing until June 30, 2022, under the terms of Law No. 14,046 of August 24, 2020.
When booking a new cruise by March 31, 2021, guests will also receive from Costa a bonus in the form of credit, to use it on their next trip exclusively to pay their expenses on board. The amount of the credit on board will be R $400.00 per cabin for canceled cruises of 1 to 5 nights, or R $800.00 per cabin for canceled cruises of 6 to 9 nights, or R $1,200.00 per cabin for canceled cruises of over 10 nights. This additional credit will not be combined with a similar bonus that has already been granted due to any previous cancellation. Costa Cruises
For the ultimate bucket-list destination seekers, Princess Cruises announced its 15th annual Australia-based World Cruise, sailing roundtrip from three homeports – Sydney, Brisbane and Auckland. This curated, 107-day circumnavigation of the globe features 43 top-rated destinations in 27 countries on six continents. Coral Princess sets sail, with 2000 guests, on her first World Cruise from Sydney on May 18, 2022, and goes on sale September 15, 2020.
World Cruise Early Booking Benefit and Captain's Circle Savings
Princess Cruises past guests are eligible for onboard credit and discount off launch fares when they book by April 30, 2021. This discount can be combined with launch and group promotions. These discounts do not apply to third or fourth berth guests. Princess Cruises
MSC Cruises announced that it is launching a special global discounted cruise fares programme applicable to the end of 2021 for all front line and back office healthcare professionals globally as a way of saying 'thank you' for their ongoing contribution to fight the global pandemic and let them know that when they're ready, they can enjoy a much-deserved holiday with their loved ones.
The special 'thank you' discounted cruise fare programme for healthcare professionals and their immediate families will go on sale on Monday, 31 August and will be available for all MSC Cruises sailings of any duration through to the end of 2021. This includes all cruises departing up to 31 December 2021, when the booking is made by 30 April 2021. These special per cabin fares will result in a discount of up to or exceeding 50 per cent off the regular rates and will be available to healthcare workers for booking from travel agents and MSC Cruises contact centres from Monday, 31 August. MSC Cruises
Today (February 21, 2020), bookings open for the new AIDA Cruises catalog "HOME OF THE SMILE!" From March 2021 to April 2022, the 14 ships in AIDA's fleet will be taking guests to over 250 ports in 70 countries, on six continents.
Clever booking: Savings for those who book early
Those who book the AIDA PREMIUM rate by November 30, 2020 for 2021 summer cruises and by April 30, 2021, or June 30, 2021 for the 2021/2022 winter cruises can receive an Early Saver Plus discount up to 975 euros. Availability is limited and applies for the 1st and 2nd person occupying the stateroom. Further advantages of the AIDA PREMIUM rate include the choice of preferred stateroom, the AIDA Rail&Fly ticket, which can be used anywhere in Germany, two complimentary bottles of mineral water on board each day, and a 250-MB Internet package. AIDA Cruises
Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line is offering a buy-one, get-one-free offer on 2021 sailings. Those who book a cruise to Grand Bahama Island departing between Jan. 1, 2021, and April 30, 2021, can sail again for free anytime between Aug. 16, 2021, and Feb. 28, 2022. Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line
The ultra-luxury Seabourn Sojourn will depart Los Angeles on January 11, 2022, and travel westbound, visiting Hawaii, the islands of the South Pacific, New Zealand, Australia, a number of destinations in Asia, Arabia, Africa, before ending in Athens, Greece, on June 6, 2022.
For guests who book the full 145-day voyage, they will receive a value-packed menu of complimentary benefits and amenities, including:
Gala Bon Voyage dinner & overnight hotel stay at the Ritz Carlton – Marina Del Rey prior to departure in Los Angeles
Three exclusive World Cruise events
Exclusive World Cruise President's event
Special World Cruise pillow gifts
For guests who book the full 145-day voyage by May 31, 2021, they will receive the above amenities, as well as the following additional benefits:
Roundtrip Business Class Air
$2,000USD Shipboard Credit per person for Oceanview and Veranda suites
$3,000USD Shipboard Credit per person for Penthouse and Premium suites
Unlimited Internet package
Private car transfers door-to-door between home and airport
Personal Valet® luggage shipping service between home and ship in Los Angeles and Athens, Greece
Unlimited laundry, dry cleaning and pressing on board
Visa package (U.S. and Canadian citizens only)
50 percent reduced deposit (US/CAD/AUS markets only)
In addition, the line is offering a special five percent discount for repeat full World Cruise guests. Certain restrictions apply.
For guests who cannot sail on the entire 145-day voyage, shorter segments ranging from 22 to 89 days are also available. Guests who book either the full world cruise or segments and pay in full by May 31, 2021, will receive an additional 3 percent savings off the cruise-only fare. For guests who book and pay in full by November 10, 2020 will receive a 6 percent savings off the cruise-only fare. Certain restrictions apply. Seabourn
Holland America Line is opening bookings for two of its most epic explorations: the 2022 Grand World Voyage and the 2021 Grand Africa Voyage. Guests who want to circle the globe on the 128-day odyssey can now make their Grand World Voyage and Africa circumnavigation reservations. Both itineraries are conveniently roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and include overnight calls at some of the world's most iconic cities.
As an added incentive to make Grand Voyage reservations, Holland America Line is offering Early Booking Benefits on both itineraries to guests who book the full cruise. Bonus amenities include an onboard spending credit, prepaid gratuities, luggage delivery service and more. Plus, those who book also receive 3% savings off the cruise-only fare when paid in full by June 1, 2021, for the Grand World Voyage and Feb, 26, 2021, for the Grand Africa Voyage.
Grand World Voyage Early Booking Benefits
Guests who book the full 128-day Grand World Voyage by June 1, 2021, receive amenities valued at up to $6,760 per person, including an onboard spending credit ranging from $500 for ocean-view up to $2,000 for Pinnacle Suites, prepaid gratuities, luggage delivery service and a welcome aboard bottle of sparkling wine. Suites also receive an initial in-suite liquor set-up, free shore excursion and Signature Internet Package. Guests who pay the 128-day Grand World Voyage in full by June 1 also receive 3% savings off the cruise-only fare.
Grand Africa Voyage Early Booking Benefits
Guests who book the full 71-day cruise by Feb. 26, 2021, receive amenities valued at up to $3,970 per person, including an onboard spending credit ranging from $300 for ocean-view up to $1,000 for Pinnacle Suites, prepaid gratuities, luggage delivery service and a welcome aboard bottle of sparkling wine. Suites also receive an initial in-suite liquor set-up, free shore excursion and Signature Internet Package. Guests who pay the 71-day Grand Africa Voyage in full by Feb. 26 also receive 3% savings off the cruise-only fare. Holland America Line
Announcing the new 2022 Arctic and 2022-23 Antarctic polar cruise seasons three months earlier than usual and announcing a return to West Greenland for the first time in four years top the list for Poseidon Expeditions' future plans for the 114-passenger expedition ship Sea Spirit.
New for the 2022 Arctic season will be a return to West Greenland, last visited by the Sea Spirit in early summer 2018. The 2022 West Greenland expedition voyages include a May 27 12-day Land of the Vikings, from Reykjavik, Iceland to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland and a June 7 eight-day Icebergs, Whales & Inuit Culture, round trip from Kangerlussuaq. In midsummer, the Sea Spirit will head farther northeast for a full schedule of departures that explore Svalbard and the company's signature explorations of the Franz Josef Land Archipelago before returning to East Greenland in September for a pair of 11-day Arctic Sights and Northern Lights cruises that focus on the Aurora Borealis.
Like the migrating seabirds that are often the focus of Poseidon's onboard educational programs, the Sea Spirit follows the sun south in October to begin its 2022-23 Antarctic season. This includes four Antarctic Peninsula voyages of 11-12 days; three longer programs that include the Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands, from 21-23 days; and the popular 15-day Crossing 66ľ South Latitude expedition cruise. All reservations made for any 2022 Arctic and 2022-23 Antarctic cruise by June 30, 2021, will benefit from 10% to 15% early booking savings, depending on category chosen. An additional early-early booking feature – for reservations made by this Dec. 31, 2020 – will be a $250 per person onboard credit. Poseidon Expeditions
AmaWaterways announced a special offer inviting frontline heroes from around the world to enjoy a complimentary river cruise. As a gesture of the company's heartfelt appreciation for the selfless sacrifices made by so many amidst these unprecedented times, all medical professionals and first responders are eligible to receive a complimentary Future Cruise Certificate*, which can be used with one paying guest in the same stateroom.
The certificate may be redeemed for any AmaWaterways Europe or Asia sailing through December 31, 2021 for reservations made within 90 days of the sailing date.
*Frontline Heroes offers only applicable to active medical professionals (doctors, nurses, pharmacists, hospital staff, lab technicians) and active first responders (Emergency Medical Services/paramedics) with valid ID. These limited time offers may be withdrawn at any time and are not combinable with any other promotions. See website for terms & conditions that may apply. AmaWaterways
Travel agent members of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia can receive bonus commissions and rewards with a combined indicative value of over $1500 under a new rewards program for 2021 announced today.
The CLIA Australasia Travel Agent Rewards Program will allow agents to receive exclusive benefits when making eligible bookings with participating CLIA Cruise Lines throughout next year. The new scheme involves an initial 21 CLIA cruise lines and will be available to all Australian and New Zealand travel agents who join CLIA or renew their membership for 2021.
Rewards will be offered on eligible bookings made with participating CLIA cruise lines between 01 January and 31 December 2021.The rewards total over $1500 in combined indicative value, paid either as extra commission, a rebate or a gift card, depending on the cruise line. Accessible online via the CLIA Members Hub, the program's initial participants will include Aurora Expeditions, Azamara, Celebrity, Celestyal Cruises, Crystal Cruises, Cunard, Dream Cruises, Holland America Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, Paul Gauguin Cruises, P&O Australia, Ponant, Princess Cruises, Riviera Travel River Cruises, Royal Caribbean, Seabourn, Scenic, Silversea Cruises, Uniworld Boutique River Cruises, Virgin Voyages and Windstar Cruises.*
The CLIA Australasia Travel Agent Rewards Program will be accessible from 01 January, 2021, once payment for 2021 CLIA Membership has been processed. Further details will be provided ahead of the program's launch. *Cruise lines subject to change. Different rewards may be applicable to Australia and New Zealand – refer to program T&Cs for full details of rewards and redemption instructions. CLIA Australasia
AmaWaterways announced the highly anticipated return of its popular "Sell Five, Sail Free" booking incentive – six months ahead of previous annual launches – giving its valued travel partners more time to earn a much-needed river cruise vacation.
Travel advisors who book five new FIT bookings between now and December 2021 will earn a complimentary seven-night AmaWaterways river cruise for themselves and a companion*. As an added bonus this year, advisors who make 10 or more new FIT bookings* will have the opportunity to be among the first guests to sail on board the spectacular AmaDahlia, debuting on Egypt's Nile River in September 2021.
As an added incentive for guests to book before September 30, 2020, AmaWaterways recently launched their Free Air** promotion on select 2021 sailings. With AmaWaterways' Sell Five, Sail Free program, travel advisors who make five qualifying* new FIT bookings between July 15, 2020 and December 31, 2021 will receive a complimentary double occupancy stateroom on a seven-night cruise through Europe or Asia in 2021 or 2022. With a minimum of 10 bookings*, advisors will earn a free cruise aboard their choice of the award-winning AmaMagna cruising the Danube or the new AmaDahlia, sailing through Egypt's ancient wonders. Launching in September 2021, AmaDahlia will transport guests to ancient times on the legendary Nile River, where they will uncover the storied treasures that have shaped Egypt's past and influence its future.
*Offer valid on new bookings made July 15, 2020 through December 31, 2021. Bookings must be paid in full and traveled in 2021 to apply, with groups counting as one booking. Complimentary seven-night cruises are valid on advertised FAM cruises or departures within 60 days (certain restrictions apply). Visit AmaWaterways' Travel Advisor Portal for full terms and conditions. **See website for terms and conditions. AmaWaterways