Small ship cruise operator Windstar Cruises releases a new schedule of cruises for its fleet of six yachts in 2021 and launches the "Save Now & Sail Later" offer to celebrate.
With three Star Class yachts emerging in 2020 and 2021 from a major transformation and "stretch" in Italy, new schedules affect the three yachts.
The "Save Now & Sail Later" One Week Sale is open from May 29-June 4 and features a variety of cruises in 2021 with rates starting at $1,299 per guest based on double occupancy. In addition to reduced prices on select itineraries (as well as cruise tours with overland components) in the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Tahiti, Caribbean, Alaska, U.S. Coastals, Canada, Asia, Mexico and Panama/Costa Rica, guests can receive up to $1,000 in shipboard credit per stateroom. See more details below.
Windstar's Travel Assurance Booking Policy allows travelers to cancel their cruise up to 15 days prior to departure and receive a 100 percent future cruise credit based on money paid on the booking to be used on all sailings through December 31, 2021. Windstar Cruises
As global travelers look ahead to exploring the world again, Crystal Cruises has announced the complete 2023 deployment for the 980-guest Crystal Serenity.
Across 32 distinct sailings ranging in length from seven to 23 nights Ð including the 140-night Wild Kingdoms & Exotic Discoveries World Cruise that was announced in April Ð Crystal Serenity will sail to the South Pacific islands, sun-drenched Africa and Egypt, the lush Americana and charm of New England & Canada, the romantic and legendary locales of the Mediterranean and the crystalline waters of the Caribbean.
Crystal Serenity's 2023 voyages will be available for booking on June 3, 2020, with Crystal's new Easy Book program offering reduced deposits and waived admin fees for all new bookings made through June 30, 2020.
Guests seeking extended journeys throughout the year, outside the full World Cruise, can combine multiple voyages for up to 100 days of luxury exploration without repeating a port. Crystal Symphony's 2023 deployment will be announced in July. Crystal Cruises
Underscoring its longstanding support of the travel advisor community, especially in challenging times such as these, Carnival Cruise Line has announced a variety of enhancements to its Onboard with You pledge to travel partners designed to support and sustain them during this unprecedented pause in operations.
The enhancements include an additional 1% bonus commission on new retail bookings made through GoCCL.com or other online booking tools through June 30, 2020. The line will also maintain agencies' current 2020 commission rates for 2021, regardless of whether they meet the necessary criteria for this year. Carnival Cruise Line
Award-winning luxury river cruise company AmaWaterways announced the majority of its 2022 deployment is now open for group and individual bookings - a full six months ahead of previous season openings.
All itineraries in France, Portugal, Holland and those traveling the Rhine and Moselle rivers are open for reservations, with added rewards for guests who book early. By May 20, the remaining 2022 river cruise voyages with pre- and post-cruise land extensions will also be available. While the company would typically open 2022 bookings much later in the year, increased demand for 2022 sailings led to early release of the deployment.
For all 2021 Europe, Asia and Egypt cruises, guests booking by June 30, 2020, will receive 5 percent cruise savings on balcony staterooms and suites plus up to $1,500 savings per stateroom on select departures. Additionally, guests will have until September 20, 2020 to receive 5 percent Early Booking Reward for all 2022 departures*.
In addition to the early opening of 2022 bookings, AmaWaterways today also cited increased interest around its new offerings for 2021. Continuing its tradition of innovation and excellence in river cruising, the line's 2021/2022 seasons will feature five exciting new itineraries and new pre- and post-cruise land programs in some of Europe's most sought-after destinations, including Lake Como, Italy and the French islet of St. Malo. * Other terms and conditions apply. Please see website for details. AmaWaterways
Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line is inviting travelers to kick off the New Year by booking an escape "or two" to paradise! Available now for sailings through June 30, 2020, travelers can escape to warmer weather and sunnier skies while enjoying 20 percent off relaxing spa treatments, specialty dining, Wi-Fi, a $20 onboard credit, five drinks for just $20 and kids sail FREE. In addition to these perks, as part of the cruise line's special wave season offer, travelers who book the unique Cruise & Stay Program can extend their stay on Nassau or Grand Bahama Island for up to six nights and receive an extra $100 off per cabin.
Travelers who book two-night escapes onboard Grand Classica or Grand Celebration will enjoy various benefits while sailing, including expansive sun decks with swimming pools, al fresco restaurants, full-service spas, interactive kids' programs, and award-winning nightly shows. While parents enjoy nightly entertainment and hand-crafted drink options, younger travelers have the option to mix and mingle at one of the popular Dancing Martian Glow Parties.
As part of Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line's Cruise & Stay Program, travelers who book can extend their stay for up to six nights at one of its premier resort partners. Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line
On February 22, 2019, bookings open for AIDA cruises in summer 2020 and winter 2020/2021. The new AIDA catalog "My hotel shows me the world" gives an overview of the diverse routes the 14 AIDA ships are traveling from March 2020 to April 2021. The range of destinations extends from Greenland to South Africa, from Central America to Southeast Asia. Sixty countries on five continents and more than 250 ports will be visited.
When they book the AIDA PREMIUM rate, travelers can receive an Early Saver Plus discount of up to 900 euros for 2020 summer departures booked by November 30, 2019, and for 2020/21 winter departures booked by April 30, 2020, or June 30, 2020, respectively.
Availability is limited and applies for the 1st and 2nd person in the stateroom. Further advantages of the AIDA PREMIUM rate include the selection of preferred stateroom, the AIDA Rail&Fly ticket, valid throughout Germany, and two complimentary bottles of mineral water per day and a 250-MB Internet package on board. AIDA Cruises
During the month of June, Riviera River Cruises is offering travel advisors' clients a "Half Back" promotion with a reduced deposit that is returned as a shipboard credit. Clients pay a deposit of only $400 per cabin Ð half of the regular $400 per person deposit for a double-occupancy cabin Ð for any Riviera cruise in Europe from September 2020 through 2021 and receive $400 back as a shipboard credit upon departure.
Details of the incentive:
á Clients pay half of the regular deposit for a double-occupancy cabin, amounting to $400 per cabin instead of $400 per person.
á Upon cruise departure, clients receive $400 back as a shipboard credit.
á Applies to new bookings made during the month of June for cruise departures from September 2020 through 2021.
á Can be combined with all other offers available through Riviera River Cruises, including "Spring Forward" savings of up to $1,500 per cabin.
á Does not apply to single-occupancy cabins with no single supplement or to dedicated departures for solo travelers. Riviera Travel - River Cruises
Atlas Ocean Voyages announced that the Luxe-AdventureSM Expedition Cruise brand is augmenting its inaugural-year offerings with four new, exciting Transatlantic, Caribbean and South America itineraries in October and November 2021.
World Navigator, Atlas Ocean Voyages' first ship, will cruise the Atlantic Ocean from Portugal to the Southern Caribbean islands before bringing guests along South America's east coast to Tierra del Fuego. Launching in July 2021, World Navigator, will bring fun-seeking adventurers, explorers and like-spirited travelers on authentic, thrilling, and once-in-a-lifetime Luxe-Adventure experiences to the world's most sought-after and remote destinations, including the Holy Land; Black, Mediterranean and Caribbean Seas; South America and Antarctica. World Navigator's 29 inaugural-year journeys are now open for booking.
Adventurers, modern explorers and like-spirited travelers save up to $2,000 per suite and stateroom, and receive free air travel and more, on bookings made by June 30, 2020:
$1,000 savings plus FREE business-class air travel per suite guest
$500 savings plus FREE economy-class air per Horizon- or Veranda-stateroom guest
Reduced, 50-percent deposit
FREE changes to any itinerary, departing before March 31, 2022.
Travel Advisors can take advantage of Atlas Ocean Voyages' GET PAID NOW offer for all deposited World Navigator 2021/22 bookings and receive:
A $750 gift card per suite NOW
A $500 gift card per Horizon and Veranda stateroom NOW
15% commission Atlas Ocean Voyages
AmaWaterways announced its 25th river cruise ship, the luxurious new AmaDahlia, is scheduled to set sail on Egypt's legendary Nile River beginning September 2021.
Prices for the 11 night itinerary start from Û4.408 per person including the seven night cruise from Luxor and four nights in Cairo. The price is based on a category E stateroom on the 10 September 2021 departure and includes internal flights. The price excludes international flights. All AmaWaterways cruises include full board, wine, beer and soft drinks with meals, a choice of excursions & unlimited wifi.
Guests are encouraged to book by June 30, 2020 to enjoy early booking rewards combinable with AmaWaterways Past Guest Privilege Rewards programme for returning guests. AMAWaterways
Atlas Ocean Voyages unveiled its inaugural-winter 2021/22, Antarctica-season itineraries. Starting November 19, 2021,World Navigator, Atlas Ocean Voyages'newest, expedition ship, will embark on 15 LuxpeditionSMjourneys and bring adventurers, modern explorers and like-spirited travelers to the Southernmost Continent, Patagonia and the South Georgia and Sandwich Islands.
Adventurers, modern explorers and like-spirited travelers can save up to $2,000 per suite and stateroom and receive free air travel and more for booking a Luxpedition by June 30, 2020:
á $1,000 savings plus FREE business-class air travel per suite guest
á $500 savings plus FREE economy-class air per Horizon- or Veranda-stateroom guest
á FREE economy-class air per Adventure-stateroom guest
á Reduced,50-percent deposit
á FREE changes to any itinerary, departing before March 31, 2022.
For each deposited booking, Travel Advisors can take advantage of Atlas Ocean Voyages' GET PAID NOW for allWorld Navigatoritineraries, departing July 2021 through March 2022:
á A $750 gift card per suite NOW
á A $500 gift card per Horizon and Veranda stateroom NOW
á 15% commission Atlas Ocean Voyages
Pioneering small-ship expedition cruise company Heritage Expeditions has confirmed that while it has proactively paused all expedition operations until 28 September 2020, it is actively working on plans for a resumption of its exploration voyages during the Southern Summer season.
In conjunction with this planning it has announced a reduced, refundable US$1,500 deposit for all new 2020-21 Southern Ocean reservations.
In order to simplify the process and provide reassurance, Heritage Expeditions is confirming all new 2020-21 Southern Ocean reservations upon payment of a refundable, US$1,500 deposit per person until July 31 2020. On September 1 2020, the balance of the deposit will be due and the standard conditions of sale, as indicated in Heritage Expeditions' terms and conditions, will apply. Heritage Expeditions