Scenic has unveiled its full 2023/2024 Antarctica and South America Voyages & Land Journeys collection as the first in a series of extraordinary destination brochures. The ultra-luxury program includes details of the company's second yacht, Scenic Eclipse II, which will double Scenic's capacity in the Polar regions. A truly remarkable and rare sight will take place when both Discovery Yachts meet for the first time when sailing in Antarctica in December 2023.
Guests booking and paying for their cruise in full 12 months prior to departure will save up to 20% on the cruise fare with Scenic's Super Earlybird offer. Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours
Azamara is pleased to unveil 84 Europe itineraries across its four-ship fleet for 2024. Of the 84 new itineraries, 53 are Country Intensive voyages with over 50% of port calls being a late night or overnight, allowing guests ample time to dive deeper into the local culture and hidden gems of an individual country. On September 9, the cruise line will also launch a brand-new video series, 'Lens of a Local,' allowing guests to get an exclusive look into the immersive excursions that can be experienced from a local's perspective on an Azamara voyage.
Azamara guests can take advantage of the Early Booking Bonus with the 2024 European sailings. This recently debuted offer includes 20% off select 2024 European voyages, a $300 Onboard Credit, unlimited Wi-Fi for one device, and a Premium Beverage Package. Azamara Cruises
Starting Oct. 12, Margaritaville at Sea is increasing availability for its industry-first "Heroes Sail Free" program, in partnership with GovX, by offering a free cruise on any sailing to Heroes sailing with a paying a guest.
The change ensures all qualified U.S. military service members (active duty and veterans), police, fire, EMS personnel, nurses and educators have the chance to enjoy one free cruise to the Bahamas per year aboard the Margaritaville at Sea Paradise. Also starting Oct. 12, guests can take advantage of Margaritaville at Sea's new Fall offer*, with rates as low as $109 and a $50 cabin credit.
Coordinated through a partnership with GovX.com, Heroes are able to verify their eligibility through GovX and book their free 3-day, 2-night cruise from the Port of Palm Beach in Florida to Freeport, Grand Bahama Island. https://margaritavilleatsea.com/offers/heroessailfree/
Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) announced the launch of its first-ever Military Appreciation Program to recognize active and retired U.S. military members, and their spouses, with special onboard experiences, amenities and cruise fare discounts across the Company's 18-ship fleet. NCL's Military Appreciation Program will set the cruise industry standard for supporting and engaging with U.S. military service men and women.
Launching on Nov. 2, 2022, all active, retired military veterans and their spouses will be eligible to receive a 10% discount on their cruise fare for all sailings beginning on Jan. 1, 2023. The ongoing offer can be combined with the Company's guest-favorite Free At Sea offer, which provides guests the opportunity to design their dream vacation with free airfare, unlimited open bar, specialty dining, Wi-Fi and more delivering a value up to $3,450. In addition to the special discount, guests who book under the Military Appreciation Program will also receive exclusive experiences and recognition on board, including a welcome reception and special amenities such as a collectible military challenge coin, pins to designate program participation and collectible patches customized for each ship in the NCL fleet. Norwegian Cruise Line - NCL
Travel company, Aurora Expeditions, has released its latest Arctic & Beyond 2024 program featuring multi-destination voyages and experiences in some of the most remote and remarkable places on the planet.
The newly expanded schedule showcases a variety of unique expedition and discovery voyages, along with trekking adventures and special guests who will deliver the natural wonders of the polar regions and beyond, from Greenland to Patagonia. Aurora Expeditions offers travelers up to a 25 percent savings when booking an Arctic or global destination prior to Dec. 31, 2022. They can save up to 10 percent when booking back-to-back voyages. Aurora Expeditions
Limited Time Offer: 2024 Early Booking Rates
Save $750 or more per person on select 2024 Adventures by Disney Expedition Cruise sailings when you book by January 23, 2023.
Offer must be booked by January 23, 2023 for travel on select departures from February 17 through December 18, 2024. Availability is limited and while supplies last.
Trip must be booked by January 23, 2023 to take advantage of offer
Booking begins: October 24, 2022
Valid on select Expedition Cruise departures only
Offer is only combinable with the 2024 Expedition Cruise Reduced Deposit offer. Not combinable with any other offer or promotions Valid on new bookings only
Disney Vacation Club Member Exchange: At least one (1) person in the traveling party must book with Reservation Points when exchanging through Member Services
Offer availability is limited for each departure
Excludes suites on Deck 6 (Owner's Suite, Deluxe Suite, Prestige Suite) for Antarctica & Patagonia Expedition Cruise
Excludes Legend Balcony Suite on Moon Deck for Galápagos Islands Expedition Cruise sailings Adventures by Disney
Miami headquartered Windstar Cruises has solidified its offering for "wave season," when the best cruise deals are rolled out for customers to book for the year ahead.
Windstar's wave season deal is the popular "Pick Your Perk" and runs December 1, 2022 -February 28, 2023. Perks include a choice of one of the following:
A free pre- or post-cruise, "Easy Stay" which includes a one-night stay in a premium hotel, free internet, free full cooked to order breakfast, and free transfer to or from the ship
OR up to $1,000 shipboard credit per stateroom (credit amount is based on the length of sailing and type of stateroom or suite booked)
OR free upgrade to Windstar's All-In package (including Wi-Fi; unlimited beer, wine, and cocktails; and gratuities) for applicable premium suites & sailings.
Windstar is also participating in the "Thankful for Travel" sale November 22-29, 2022 (beginning the Tuesday before Black Friday and running through Cyber Monday and Travel Tuesday), along with all the sister brands in the Xanterra Travel Collection portfolio. Windstar's "Thankful for Travel" offer is an additional 5 percent reduced deposit on top of the Pick Your Perk special listed above, meaning even more value BUT for a limited time. Windstar Cruises
Today (March 22, 2022), Royal Caribbean International has launched 'The Royal Pitch,' a competition dedicated to consortia members. Travel agents, who are members of a consortia, have the exclusive opportunity to pitch forward-thinking concepts to the cruise line to help grow their business.
Those who are successful will win a share of £200,000 to go toward making their ideas a reality.
The winning advisors will be chosen by a panel of experts, including Levi Roots, the entrepreneur who rose to fame by pitching his "Reggae Reggae Sauce" on BBC2's Dragon's Den in 2007. Consortia members' business ideas can encompass anything from creative social marketing campaigns to new technology, and those agents who are shortlisted will pitch in person to Levi and his fellow judges at a series of live events.
There are four opportunities to enter The Royal Pitch competition over the next 12 months, with the first round kicking off on 1st April, 2022, which opens for entries for four weeks. The first day of in-person pitching and judging will then take place on 8th June, 2022 at Royal Caribbean's headquarters in Weybridge, Surrey.
Three further rounds of entries and live events will then take place before March 2023. To send in their ideas, agents need to submit a video via the Club Royal website that details their creative business proposal and requested investment in under five minutes. At the live final events, the judges will then determine which shortlisted ideas win a share of the total prize. Royal Caribbean Int. UK
In anticipation of the ports in Australia and New Zealand fully welcoming cruise ships back to their shores, Holland America Line opened bookings for a season of new itineraries aboard Westerdam starting in fall 2022. The new voyages, offered from Sept. 25, 2022, through March 13, 2023, explore Australia's rich culture, the lush landscapes of New Zealand and the enchanting history and culture of Southeast Asia.
Two new cruises conclude the Alaska season and reposition the ship Down Under from North America. Itineraries in Australia and New Zealand sail roundtrip from Sydney, Australia, or between Sydney and Auckland, New Zealand, and include scenic cruising in Fiordland National Park. A special Holiday Cruise departing Dec. 20 celebrates the New Year exploring New Zealand.
Ranging from 24 to 51 days, Collectors' Voyages are perfect for avid explorers seeking a more extensive cruise experience. The voyages combine back-to-back, nonrepeating itineraries and represent the best per-day value for guests.
Book With Have It All Premium Cruise Package
Australia and New Zealand cruise pricing starts at a "Have it All" premium package rate of $1,848 per person, double occupancy for the 13-day sailing, which includes four high-value amenities: one shore excursion, a Signature Beverage Package, one night specialty dining and a Wi-Fi Surf Package to stay connected throughout the cruise. Cruise-only standard fares start at $1,329 per person, double. Taxes, fees and port expenses are additional. Holland America Line
Saga is set to introduce a further four round-Britain cruises into its summer 2023 schedule, all currently with up to 35 per cent off, and perfectly timed to coincide with events such as the Rolex Fastnet Yacht Race and the Tall Ships Race.
These shorter cruises last between six and eight nights - the perfect length for those who may be new to cruising and want to test the waters. Saga's Ocean cruises are all-inclusive with a complimentary door-to-door chauffeur service, or Saga can arrange car parking near the port, domestic flights or standard class rail/coach travel. There are no hidden costs on-board either. Saga Cruises come with all dining and house drinks including a selection of cocktails, draft beers and lagers, wines, spirits, mixers and soft drinks. New this year and in response to guest feedback, a selection of premium label spirits are also available at no additional cost. Also complimentary on board are the Wi-Fi, gratuities, fitness facilities, 24-hour room service, sightseeing tours in selected ports, entertainment (from lectures to recitals to shows), porterage of luggage, shuttle buses to nearest town centres and travel insurance with up to £5m coronavirus cover included. Saga Cruises UK
The World Cruise 2024/2025 can be booked from as little as 14,445 euros per person at the AIDA PREMIUM price for double occupancy (inside cabin IB), including a 3,000 euro Early Bird Plus discount for bookings made by 30 April 2024. The contingent is limited. AIDA Cruises
Grand Voyage Early Booking Benefits
Guests who book the full 94-day Grand Australia and New Zealand Voyage by June 1, 2023, receive 3% savings off the cruise-only fare, along with amenities valued at up to $4,770 per person. Perks for verandah and select ocean-view staterooms include onboard spending money up to $300 per person, prepaid crew recognition (gratuities), luggage delivery service to and from San Diego for two pieces, initial in-suite liquor setup, a complimentary shore excursion and a welcome bottle of sparkling wine.
Suites also receive onboard spending money up to $1,000 per person, unlimited luggage delivery service to and from San Diego and a Signature Internet Package. Holland America Line
Cruising is an incredible way to see the world that offers an exceptional value, and Holland America Line is encouraging loyal past guests to share their passion for the brand with a new "Refer a Friend" program launching this week. Running indefinitely, Refer a Friend is aimed at introducing both new and seasoned travelers to Holland America Line.
Refer a Friend rewards members of the line's Mariner Society loyalty program for encouraging their friends, family, colleagues and acquaintances to make a new booking. The referred guest, who must be new to Holland America Line, receives $50 Onboard Credit per person, and the Mariner, or past guest, who made the introduction earns a $50 Future Cruise Credit once the booking is made to put toward their next Holland America Line voyage.
Past guests must have a Mariner ID to be eligible for the Refer a Friend program. Every person who cruises with Holland America Line automatically is enrolled in the Mariner Society loyalty program. HOLLAND AMERICA LINE
Ultra-luxury, all-inclusive cruise line Scenic now spans the world, unveiling its 2023/24 sailing collection on board its expanded fleet of Discovery Yachts. With the introduction of Scenic Eclipse II, guests will be able to reach further than ever before as Scenic's new season features more than 50 countries across all seven continents, marking Scenic's largest-ever collection of ultra-luxury ocean voyages.
Scenic is currently offering savings of up to 20 per cent per person on 2023/24 voyages when booked and paid in full 12 months prior to departure. All Scenic Eclipse voyages are truly all-inclusive, including return flights, transfers, up to 10 fine dining experiences, premium branded beverages and once-in-a-lifetime immersive excursions. All new bookings are covered by Scenic's Flexible Booking Policy, enabling guests to defer their cruise to another travel date or itinerary up to 60 days prior to departure. Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours