Norwegian Cruise Line, the innovator in global cruise travel with a 53-year history of breaking boundaries, todayopened for sale summer 2023 itineraries while also launching its Black Friday Sale, the brand's best deal of the year.
In addition to 30% off a voyage on any ship visiting more than 300 destinations worldwide, guests booking a cruise during Norwegian's Black Friday sale will also be entitled to all five Free at Sea offers including free open bar, free specialty dining, free shore excursions credits, free WiFi and discounted rates for friends and family. The Black Friday offer is available on all departures, all itineraries and all published voyage dates from 2021 through the newly released 2023 itineraries. NCL - Norwegian Cruise Line
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is offering travel agents the chance to WIN one of six cruises for two on board the company's new ships, Bolette and Borealis.
All travel agents need to do to qualify is register every new booking made onto Fred. Olsen's 2021, 2022 or 2023 cruise programmes, on any of the fleet – Balmoral, Braemar, Bolette or Borealis – between 1st September and 30th November 2020 inclusive.
The winning travel agents will join one of two cruises setting sail next year:
A seven-night cruise aboard Bolette, departing from Dover on 17th April 2021.
A five-night cruise aboard Borealis, departing from Liverpool on 29th April 2021.
Each new booking will act as a new entry into the draw, with no limit on the amount of entries that can be made. All bookings should be registered online via Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' Travel Agent Centre by Friday, 4th December. The winners will be announced on Monday, 7th December. Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is offering guests up to £100 per person FREE on board spending money on sailings from Portsmouth in 2021. Smaller-sized Balmoral will set sail from Portsmouth in October and November 2021 as the cruise line strengthens its regional departure offering from the UK, with cruises to include a search for the Northern Lights in Norway and chasing the winter sun of the Canaries.
To mark the new departures, guests who book onto any Portsmouth sailing by 30th November 2020 will receive up to £100 per person to spend whilst on board. Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Black Friday, the U.S. shopping bonanza traditionally held the day after Thanksgiving, is now a firm fixture on the U.K. retail calendar. It takes its name from the fact that stores go into the black as shoppers snap up bargains. Ocean and river cruise lines have embraced the trend with deals starting this week -- and if you include "Cyber Monday" -- running through to November 30.
Here's a round up of what's available so far, and we'll add other offers as they are announced. U.K. Black Friday and Cyber Monday Cruise Deals 2020 (Cruise Critic)
Riviera River Cruises is now offering travel advisors an incentive for new bookings on holiday season cruises departing in December 2020. Travel advisors can receive a gift card valued at up to $250 for each cabin or suite booked on Riviera's Yuletide Markets, Christmas and New Year's cruises on Europe's Danube and Rhine Rivers. The incentive can be combined with all other Riviera promotions, meaning advisors and their clients can both benefit.
Details of the incentive:
Š Travel advisors will receive a gift card valued at $250 for each cabin or suite booked on a seven-night holiday cruise. These include the Christmas on the Blue Danube and Christmas on the Rhine River Cruises.
Š Advisors will receive a gift card valued at $150 for each cabin or suite booked on a four- or five-night holiday cruise. These include The Danube's Imperial Cities & Yuletide Markets, Enchanting Rhine & Yuletide Markets, New Year on the Blue Danube and New Year on the Rhine River Cruises.
Š Available for all bookings made before cruise departure.
Š Gift cards will be sent to advisors when final payment is received.
Š Can be combined with all other promotions available from Riviera River Cruises, including the "Half Back" promotion available through July 31 (deposit reduced to $400 per cabin and returned as $400 shipboard credit on seven night-cruises; $250 shipboard credit on four- and five-night cruises). Riviera Travel - River Cruises
Pandaw 2020 Photography Competition - WIN a $1000 Pandaw travel voucher
We are reintroducing our photography competition to find the three best photographs taken by our valued Pandaw travellers. How to enter
Simply email up to four Hi Resolution photographs, which must have been taken on any Pandaw Expedition to firstname.lastname@example.org together with a caption summing up what the moment meant to you. There is no specific theme; we are simply looking for the best picture that captures the joys of cruising the great rivers of Asia with Pandaw.
1st Prize - $1000 Pandaw Travel voucher
2nd Prize - $500 Pandaw Travel voucher
3rd Prize - $250 Pandaw Travel voucher
All entries will be presented on our Flickr account and a selection will be featured in our next edition of the Flotilla News. The closing date for the competition is 30th November 2020. Pandaw Cruises
Forall bookings created by November 30, 2020, guests have the flexibility to cancel their cruise up to 48 hours prior to sailing and receive a full credit of the cruise fare paid for a future cruise through April 2022 and May 4, 2022 for Celebrity Cruises. The cruise company willalsocontinue to offer their "Best Price Guarantee" and "Lift and Shift."
• "Best Price Guarantee":Guests can choose to change the price and promotional offer on their reservation up to 48 hours before their cruise.
• "Lift and Shift":This option is ideal for those guests wishing to move their vacation plans to next year. Eligible between now and November 30, 2020, guests can protect their original cruise fare and promotional offering by shifting to a future sailing on the same itinerary type, sailing length, stateroom category, and within the same 4-week period of their original cruise date same-time-next-year.Bookings for 2021 sail dates may shift to 2022 only on current deployment open through 4/30/22 (5/4/22 for Celebrity).
In addition to easing concerns of booked guests, the policy enhances consumer confidence to schedule new bookings, knowing last-minute travel adjustments are allowed.
The program applies to all cruises with sailing dates on or before April 2022 and across the company's global brands: Royal Caribbean International, and Azamara. For Celebrity Cruises, the extension applies to sailings before May 4, 2020. For individual brand program details, including information on Silversea's program, please visit the cruise lines' websites. Royal Caribbean Group
TUI has launched various Black Friday promotions in an effort to drive bookings.
Going live four days before Black Friday a variety of offers on selected TUI, Marella Cruises and TUI River Cruise holidays will be available over seven days until Nov 30. Deals include £300 off on all summer 2021 Marella Cruises sailings and £250 off a TUI holiday over £3,000. TUI, Marella Cruises and TUI River Cruise
Riviera River Cruises will offer a special departure of its Blue Danube itinerary next year hosted by cruise expert Ralph Grizzle. The eight-day cruise will depart from Budapest on Oct. 4, 2021, and sail Europe's most cultured river, with visits to Vienna and Salzburg before it returns to the imperial city where it began.
Prices start at $3,569 per person based on double occupancy. Passengers booking by Dec. 1, 2020, will receive a free beverage package. Riviera Travel - River Cruises
In celebration of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Riviera River Cruises is offering deals on 2021 departures of its three newest European river cruise itineraries on the River Seine, the Danube River, and the Dutch waterways and Rhine River. Departures are available from $1,999 per person based on double occupancy for standard cabins and suites.
Bookings must be made between Friday, Nov. 27, and Tuesday, Dec. 1. Riviera Travel - River Cruises
In addition to Royal Caribbean's Black Friday sale on cruise fares, there will be an additional sale on pre-cruise purchases. The Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals will be offered between November 25, 2020 - December 1, 2020 and is valid on cruised departing January 1, 2021 - December 1, 2021. Royal Caribbean International
European Waterways, Europe's largest luxury hotel barge cruising company, is offering a Black Friday special of 30% off private whole barge charters on three of its most popular cruises in France for 2021. The special is valid when booked during Thanksgiving Day weekend, November 27 through December 4, 2020.
Cruises are all-inclusive and include all gourmet meals, wine and liquor onboard, private wine tasting excursions and guided tours, and onboard amenities such as deck-top spa pools, and bicycles for pedaling along the level towpaths or exploring nearby villages.
Black Friday specials are valid between 27 Nov – 4 Dec, 2020. They are applicable to new bookings only, and cannot be combined with other offers. European Waterways - Go Barging
Two of the biggest sale days of the year take on even greater importance as so many travelers look to 2021 to finally get moving again and experience the world. Scenic is stepping up with adding a new offer on top of current offers, making it the perfect time to plan that 2021 or 2022 European river cruise.
Guests making a new booking between November 25 and December 6, 2020 on any 2021 or 2022 European river cruise, except Portugal, will receive an additional $500 per suite/stateroom savings.
This additional $500 savings becomes even more tempting by combining it with most current Scenic offers including free Premium Economy flights for sailings of 11 or more days and free Economy flights on 8- to 10-day itineraries, and Business Class air for only $1,995 per guest. Paying in full within 14 days of booking reduces the fare by $500 per guest and all bookings come with the new Book with Confidence program, providing guests with additional flexibility and peace of mind with a free Deposit Protection Plan (value $125) and deposits reduced 50%. Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours
A range of early booking offers are being introduced alongside P&O Cruises new summer 2022 programme. More than 150 holidays both from the home port of Southampton and Mediterranean fly/cruises are available to book, with offers including a 5% low deposit on all cruises.
A 10% discount for past guests also applies, as well as a 5% discount for new guests making a Select Price booking. Child places are available at £49 for off-peak holidays and £199 for peak holiday periods. All offers are available until December 14, 2020.
The cruises range from four night breaks to Amsterdam through to a 30 night itinerary to North America and Canada. Summer 2022 will be new ship Iona's second season in the Norwegian fjords. Seven night holidays, which start at £599 per person, depart from and return to Southampton with ports of call including Stavanger, Olden, Ālesund and Haugesund. Pre-registration for summer 2022 holidays starts today November 3, 2020 with all holidays on sale from Wednesday November 11, 2020. P&O Cruises
The small boat adventure brand, UnCruise Adventures launches the 'Adventure Ahead' sweepstakes offering a chance for both consumers and those in the travel trade industry to win a 5-night adventure cruise. The adventure brand launched the campaign in advance of is its 25thanniversary on December 16th, 2020 the same day the two grand prize winners will be announced.
The campaign aims to recognize the need for travel advisor appreciation and boost awareness of small footprint travel for the future. The anniversary sweepstakes are open from October 15thto December 15th, 2020. Interested travelers canvisit UnCruise.comand the UnCruise Facebook page for details on how to enter.
The grand prize is two 5-night adventure cruises valued at over $6000 each on theirSalish Sea and San Juan Island Adventure.The UnCruise Adventures brand is known for uncovering natural playgrounds that offer rich experiences that include hiking, kayaking, and local culture. The prize is inclusive of all activities, meals, beverages, including premium alcohol, along with fitness and wellness amenities onboard. UnCruise Adventures
As more travellers are looking to secure their future holiday, Emerald Yacht Cruises has today rolled out its complete portfolio of ocean itineraries onboard its first custom built 100 guest ocean-going super yacht – Emerald Azzurra (departing 28 January 2022). To celebrate the announcement, Emerald Yacht Cruises is offering guests a 'Super Earlybird' limited time offer with savings of up to 30 per cent on selected cabins and itineraries, plus a complimentary deposit protection plan and the reassurance of a flexible booking policy.
The Super Earlybird offer is only valid on bookings made between 13 November and 24 December 2020 (Terms and conditions apply to the offer). Emerald Cruises Cruise with Confidence policy gives guests peace of mind when booking ahead. Emerald Cruises UK
Silversea Cruises, the leading ultra-luxury cruise line, has enhanced its digital training platform—Silversea Academy—to equip travel partners with expertise. Now accessible to travel partners globally, including those in the United States, Canada, LATAM and Asia for the first time, and enhanced for users in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand, the online educational program has been enriched and expanded, and now offers 18 training modules.
The Silversea Academy platform also offers easy access to the My.Silversea.com portal, where travel partners can view and manage bookings, as well as leverage the tools of Marketing Central to create effective campaigns that feature high-impact, customizable marketing materials. There is also a convenient "Meet the Team" tab to connect travel advisors with their Silversea sales support team.
To celebrate the launch of the updated and expanded Silversea Academy, travel partners who complete a training module will be entered into a monthly draw, held for three months, for a chance to win a EUR 200 gift card. Silversea Cruises
Next year marks a significant milestone as luxury travel company Abercrombie & Kent celebrates 30 years of expedition cruising. What was once an intrepid way to observe wildlife in remote destinations has since been transformed into a luxury adventure, offering an unprecedented level of comfort and access. Today A&K offers 12 voyages, including polar and cultural cruises, across six continents. To commemorate the anniversary, A&K founder Geoffrey Kent will host a brand-new expedition through The Northeast Passage: Across the Russian Arctic.
On The Northeast Passage Across the Russian Arctic with Geoffrey Kent (Aug 27-Sept 21, 2021) navigate from Tromso, Norway to Nome, Alaska, visiting remote settlements strewn across the Russian High Arctic, seldom-seen Siberian islands, isolated wildlife habitats and Arctic nature reserves along the way.
Book early to save on all staterooms and suites — and book with confidence when you reserve any A&K Luxury Expedition Cruise by December 31, 2020, enjoying the flexibility to change your travel plans for up to 30 days prior to your departure in the event of a COVID-19-related reason. Details on A&K's flexible booking policy can be found here. Abercrombie & Kent, Inc.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has teased further details of its 2022 programme, with two brand new cruises available to book today: 'Canada in the Fall' and 'Rugged and Remote Spitsbergen'. Guests booking early will also enjoy up to £250 per person to spend on board, completely free.
In June 2022, Balmoral will set sail on a 15-night voyage of discovery to some of the most rugged and remote landscapes of Spitsbergen, in the Norwegian Archipelago of Svalbard, including a crossing of the Arctic Circle to experience the eerie Midnight Sun. An exceptional 19-night voyage to Canada is the second of the new cruises, with this exciting itinerary made possible by the impressive sailing speeds of Fred. Olsen's new ship Borealis. The ports have been specifically designed to offer guests exceptional opportunities ashore, taking in seven ports across three Canadian provinces, and ample opportunity to witness the wonderful autumnal beauty with national parks, forests and trails all within reach.
Those who book before 31st December will enjoy up to £200 per person to spend on board for the Spitsbergen cruise, and up to £250 per person for Canada. Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
For travelers yearning for unforgettable vacations, leading river cruise line AmaWaterways announced a new Solo Traveler offer and the extension of special offers for travel in 2021 and 2022. Guests can book with confidence before December 31, 2020 and take advantage of incredible savings, including Free Roundtrip Airfare* for select 2021 European river cruises and a 5 percent Early Booking Reward* for highly sought-after 2022 Europe, Mekong and Egypt itineraries.
AmaWaterways' limited-time offers are now available on a variety of curated itineraries and beautifully appointed ships, including the line's newest additions, AmaSiena and AmaLucia. Whether choosing complimentary flights with the Free Roundtrip Airfare* or the $2,999 per person Upgrade to Business Class*, both offers give guests added convenience of one-stop shopping and peace of mind by booking air, exclusive airport transfers* and river cruise through one trusted source. Guests also have the option of Free Companion Air* on an additional selection of 2021 sailings. Newly announced for solo travelers, AmaWaterways is pleased to offer for a limited time a reduced 25 percent single supplement** on spacious balcony staterooms, available on select 2021 sailings through its
The 2022 Early Booking Reward allows guest to save 5 percent on select Europe and Mekong river cruises, including those onboard the revolutionary AmaMagna. In September 2021, AmaWaterways will debut the luxurious AmaDahlia (pictured right) on the Nile river, and now guests who book a 2022 Egypt river cruise can receive a 5 percent cruise savings on balcony staterooms and suites on select sailings. Additional offers, including Enhanced Group Savings and Holiday Triple Savings, are available on select 2021 and 2022 sailings. Finally, for those travelers choosing to book before December 31, 2020, AmaWaterways is giving additional flexibility with its limited time special Travel Waiver Plus* program. Guests who purchase Travel Waiver Plus can book with added peace of mind that they may cancel their river cruise vacation for any reason up to 24-hours in advance of their AmaWaterways' booked services.
*Offers are valid on select sailings with reservations made through December 31, 2020. ** Not combinable with other retail offers and not applicable on certain stateroom categories. Other conditions apply. Check the website for full details. AmaWaterways
We are happy to announce the extension of our $100 deposit per person offer for all new and existing member bookings until 31st December 2020. The scheme is also extended to bookings for the 2021/22 season which will allow guests to secure a cabin for their chosen expedition next year, without having to pay the full 20% deposit until December when the situation surrounding travel should be much clearer. Pandaw Cruises
Star Clippers is pleased to announce the launch of their newest, full-color Sailing Collection brochure detailing the line's authentic sailing itineraries around the globe from April 2021 through March 2023. Star Clippers fleet of three tall ships sail year round, with itineraries in the Caribbean, Mediterranean, and Southeast Asia as well as Atlantic Ocean crossings.
Guests booking any April 2021—March 2023 will receive 65% off brochure pricing, a cabin upgrade valid for cabin categories 2-6, onboard credit of up to $300 per cabin depending on category booked and complimentary pre-paid gratuities. Offer is good on bookings made by December 31, 2020. Star Clippers Cruises
AmaWaterways unveiled its third annual Loyalty Appreciation Cruise 2021 lineup. Repeat guests, their traveling companions and those booking additional staterooms to travel with the past guest on the same departure will all be eligible to take advantage of AmaWaterways' exclusive loyalty savings and special events on a selection of sailings from August through December.
This includes the choice of special bonus savings in the form of free economy airfare, $1,000 off per person or a reduced 10 percent single supplement*.
The 2021 Loyalty Appreciation Cruises will provide returning guests with their choice of exclusive savings – all combinable with the benefits of AmaWaterways' past guest Privilege Rewards Program. Onboard celebrations are planned to ensure special recognition to returning guests, treating them to itinerary-exclusive events and unique excursions in various ports of call. *For terms and conditions and full details on AmaWaterways' Loyalty Appreciation Cruises, travel advisors and returning guests are invited to join the Facebook group or visit AmaWaterways.com/Loyalty/2021. AMAWaterways