May 5, 2021 is Travel Advisor Appreciation Day, and after the year travel advisors have had booking and rebooking travel, counseling customers on a multitude of new health and safety considerations, and helping their client's dream of future trips of a lifetime… they deserve a chance to enjoy a vacation for themselves.
Small ship cruise line Windstar Cruises is recognizing the hard work these professionals do by announcing a #WindstarLovesAdvisors Send Your Travel Advisor on a Cruise Vacation contest, where travel advisors can be nominated by their clients and colleagues to win a seven-day cruise aboard one of Windstar's newly reimagined, 312-passenger all-suite yachts.
Submissions will be open on Windstar's Facebook Page beginning Monday, May 10, and will remain open through May 14. Look for a daily contest post and nominate an advisor in the comments section. Windstar Cruises staff will then narrow down the nominees to the top five advisors, putting these entries to a final vote by Windstar's Facebook fans to determine the Grand Prize winner the week of June 7, 2021
The winning agent will embark on a free seven-day cruise, with a choice of 2021 sailings aboard Windstar's newly renovated, all-suite, 312-person yachts, Star Breeze, Star Legend, or Star Pride, to destinations such as Greece, Tahiti, and the Caribbean, including Beach Sun & Fun: A Remote Caribbean Getaway – a unique itinerary for this summer that promises uncrowded sandy beaches, fruity tropical drinks, and much-needed moments of relaxation that embarks from St. Maarten starting June 19, 2021.
The contest is only open to U.S. residents, and while advisors may nominate each other, they may not nominate themselves. For more details and Official Rules, visit Windstar's blog. Windstar Cruises
Travelers who purchase Atlas Future Cruise Certificates from May 5 through 16, 2021, will have their deposits matched by Atlas when they redeem it for any spring/summer 2022, World Navigator voyage.
Future Cruise Certificates can be purchased with a deposit of $500 per guest for staterooms and $750 per guest for suites, all based on double occupancy. Travelers don't need to decide on a specific voyage, now, but have until March 31, 2022 to apply their Future Cruise Certificates to a specific, applicable voyage. There is no cash value to Atlas' matching offer. Atlas Ocean Voyages
For a limited time, guests can take advantage of European Waterways' latest special offers of up to 20% off on select departures. They are available on whole-barge charters for a range of cruises in France, Italy, and Ireland, valid when booked by May 17, 2021. With the special, whole-barge charter prices can be as low as $31,680. European Waterways
Crystal announced the much-anticipated inaugural deployment of Crystal Endeavor, the first groundbreaking ship for Crystal Expedition Cruises. As the first and only true luxury expedition yacht to restart cruising in the Arctic and Northern Europe, Crystal Endeavor will sail five 10-night immersive voyages circumnavigating Iceland's most dramatically beautiful and fascinating locales beginning July 17, 2021.
The Luxury Iceland Expedition voyages will sail round-trip from the ship's homeport of Reykjavík, affording travelers convenient air options, just six hours from New York City, three hours from London and with frequent non-stop flights from many major cities in the U.S. and Europe. Reservations for Crystal Endeavor's Luxury Iceland Expedition journeys open April 13.
Crystal is enticing travelers with compelling savings, reduced deposits and an extended final payment date to 60 days prior to first date of service, as well as other incentives. Cruise fares for the Luxury Iceland Expeditions start at $13,999 per guest, including up to double Book Now Savings at $3,000 for a limited time only. Guests will receive a $300 per person As You Wish shipboard credit; Crystal Society Savings will double to five percent; new-to-Crystal guests will save 2.5 percent; and solo fares start at just 150 percent. Travelers with Future Cruise Credits and Future Cruise Payments may redeem them on these sailings. Crystal Cruises
Crystal's popular Book Now Savings (BNS) offer has been extended two additional weeks until May 19, at which time fares for over 280 sailings across the company's award-winning fleet will increase. BNS are designed to reward guests who book early with the best fares across all Crystal brand experiences and currently offer reduced deposits and relaxed final payment and cancellation schedules, providing travelers with added peace of mind as they plan to explore the world again. The current savings are still available for a limited time on hundreds of itineraries across Crystal River Cruises and Crystal Expedition Cruises through 2022, Crystal (Ocean) Cruises through 2023 and Crystal Yacht Cruises into 2024.
Before fares increase, guests continue to save up to $5,000 per stateroom on Ocean voyages around the world; up to $2,000 per suite on Crystal River Cruises' voyages in Europe; up to $3,000 per suite on Crystal Yacht Cruises in the Seychelles, Adriatic, Turquoise Coast and Arabian Peninsula; and up to $9,000 per suite on Crystal Expedition Cruises aboard Crystal Endeavor, including recently announced Luxury Iceland Expeditions, as well as future voyages to Antarctica, South America, South Africa and Europe. Crystal Cruises
Cunard is set to celebrate the 100th anniversary of its pioneering world cruise, and the first-ever continuous circumnavigation of the globe by a passenger liner, with two celebratory voyages in 2023 on board Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria.
Cunard's 2023 World Voyages will call on many ports from the first world sailings on ships RMS Laconia and RMS Samaria. These unique voyages will mirror many ports of call from Cunard's first world sailings on ships RMS Laconia followed by RMS Samaria, as well as calling at some of today's most inspiring destinations. Destinations on Queen Mary 2's roundtrip New York, 117-night Centenary World Voyage will include Colombo, Singapore and Hong Kong, emulating RMS Samaria's 1923 world sailing. The voyage also includes overnight stops in Dubai, Sydney and Cape Town as it travels from Southampton through Asia, Australia and South Africa. Fares start at $21,499 per person.
Queen Victoria's 92-night Centenary World Voyage (New York to Southampton, England) will visit RMS Laconia's 1922/23 port calls with stops in Hong Kong, New York, Singapore, Cabo San Lucas, Colombo, San Francisco, Hilo, Honolulu, Manila and Naples as well visiting Aruba, Jordan, Tonga and a full transit of the Panama Canal. Fares start at $18,499 per person.
As well as the full Centenary World Voyages both Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria's journeys can be booked in individual segments ranging from two to 40 nights in duration.
With her sister ships exploring the world, Queen Elizabeth will enjoy a season of home port sailings around Australasia with a selection of two to 28-night voyages, with departures from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Fremantle and Auckland. This includes for the first time a 28 night circumnavigation of Australia voyage. Fares for the 28-night roundtrip Sydney voyage start at $6,199 per person.
Cunard's Centenary World Voyages are part of Cunard's program of new sailings now available to book. Past guests who book before May 24, 2021 may receive up to $1,200 per person discount off launch fares. Cunard Line
In celebration of National Travel Advisor Day, Star Clippers is saying "thank you" to its trusted advisors with an exciting incentive: During the month of May, advisors can earn a complimentary cabin for two on one of Star Clippers' majestic sailing vessels when they book just three cabins (six guests) on any of the Star Flyer or Star Clipper sailings with departure dates through March 2023.
This incentive is valid for travel advisors based in North, South and Central America only. Travel advisors can take part in the promotion by simply emailing the qualifying booking numbers, agency name and address, agency phone number, as well as advisor name, phone and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org. Star Clippers Cruises
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
Starting this summer, solo travelers joining Lindblad's expedition family in Galápagos will be able to experience the benefits of one-on-one nature time — without the single supplement surcharges.
For guests that book by May 31, 2021, Lindblad will waive the solo traveler premium on select 2021 departures aboard the 96-guest National Geographic Endeavour II — which will resume operations with the June 4th departure, and on the 48-guest National Geographic Islander, planning to restart later in the season. Solo travelers will pay double occupancy rates for Solo occupancy in designated cabins/categories. On National Geographic Endeavour II the solo supplement is waved in cabin categories 2 and 3 only; on National Geographic Islander in cabin categories 1 and 2 only.
Rates on the 10-day expedition aboard National Geographic Endeavour ll begin at $8,850, and the 7-day adventure begins at $5,900. This offer is valid for new bookings only and subject to availability and may not be combinable with other offers. Lindblad Expeditions
Azamara – the boutique cruise line dedicated to Destination Immersion® experiences – is pleased to announce that Azamara Quest® will return to the high seas beginning August 28, 2021 with five back-to-back Country-Intensive Voyages and one classic Mediterranean sailing; each seven-days in length and a total of 18 late-night stays in port, including Santorini, Rhodes and Heraklion, Greece.
With travel requirements remaining unconfirmed throughout most of Europe, all sailings aboard Azamara Journey® and Azamara Pursuit® will be suspended until September 2021. Current Azamara Quest sailings through October 2, 2021 are also suspended, with the new Country-Intensive voyages beginning August 28, 2021. Guests impacted by summer suspensions will be offered a number of flexible options to rebook or request refunds for current reservations.
Guests looking to book these new voyages and other Azamara cruises can still take advantage of Azamara's "Cruise with Confidence" benefits, offering flexibility for fully paid reservations booked by May 31, 2021 for sailings through April 30, 2022. Azamara Cruises
In celebration of Travel Advisor Appreciation Month in May and National Travel Advisor Day on May 5, Riviera River Cruises is offering promotions for $499 or free FAM cruises for advisors and up to Ř400 in onboard credit for their clients.
Throughout the month, advisors who book a client on a 2021 or 2022 European river cruise of eight days or more will be eligible for a FAM cruise of their choice for $499 per person for themselves and a travel companion. Additional bookings made in the 90 days after the FAM can result in refunds for both the advisor and their companion. The onboard credit promotion provides advisors' clients up to Ř400 in credit per cabin for use on drinks in the lounge and restaurants, spa or salon treatments, souvenirs from the boutique or even gratuities.
Details of the $499 or free FAM cruise promotion:
• Only one $499 per person FAM cruise is permitted per advisor.
• Applicable to new bookings for eight- and 15-day river cruises. For solo traveler cruises, two separate bookings must be made.
• The $499 per person FAM cruise will be available to travel advisors and one travel companion sharing a standard cabin, with the deck to be decided by Riviera River Cruises.
• FAM cruise can be on any eight-day itinerary in 2021 or 2022, with reservations made on a space-available basis up to 90 days before departure.
• FAM cruise includes a complimentary beverage package.
• Advisors who deposit one new booking in the 90 days after their FAM cruise will have their $499 refunded.
• Advisors who deposit a second new booking in the 90 days after their FAM cruise will have their companion's $499 refunded.
• Promotion cannot be combined with any other offer.
• Not available to advisors who have previously won a FAM cruise, but have not yet departed.
Details of the onboard credit promotion:
• Onboard credit of up to Ř400 per cabin (Ř200 per person based on double occupancy) is available on select 15-day river cruises. Credit of up to Ř200 (Ř100 per person based on double occupancy) is available on select eight-day cruises.
• Credit may be redeemed only for onboard purchases, including gratuities with the exception of gratuities on Douro River cruises.
• Credit can't be redeemed for cash and any amount left unspent at the end of the cruise will be forfeited.
Both are available with new bookings made and deposited through May 31, 2021. Riviera Travel - River Cruises
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
Antarctica has captured the imagination of explorers for centuries and now enthrals modern-day travellers. The untouched wilderness and breathtaking scenery of the world's southernmost continent is home to penguins, whales, seals, and numerous species of seabirds, who have all adapted to thrive in one of the most severe and dramatic ecosystems on Earth.
Book your 2023 Antarctica small-ship expedition with us early to save up to 25% on select cabins!
• Antarctica, South Georgia & Falklands Explorer, Jan. 20 – Feb. 9, 2023
• Antarctic Whale Journey, Feb. 8–18, 2023
• Journey to the Circle, Feb. 17 – March 2, 2023
All 2023 Adventure Canada Antarctic expeditions are operated by and presented in partnership with Intrepid Travel.
Book before June 1, 2021 and save up to 25% on select cabins
Save 20% off cabins in categories 5, 5A, 6, and 7
Save 25% off cabins in categories 8, 9, and 10
This promotion is combinable with our Free Single Supplement on select cabin categories. Category 1, 2, 3, and 4 cabins are not part of this promotion. Adventure Canada
In recognition and celebration of the countless teachers who have spent the last 15 months giving their all to students across the U.S. and Canada during these unprecedented times, Norwegian Cruise Line, announced the relaunch of its "Norwegian's GivingJoyTM"contest, which provides educators with free cruises and a chance to win up to $25,000 for their schools.
"Norwegian's Giving Joy" acknowledges the often-undervalued work of educators and highlights the intersection between travel and education. First launched with astounding success in 2019, with over 1.4 million votes for more than 46,000 teachers, and a total prize of over $100,000 for schools across North America, the contest heralds these selfless warriors. This year's campaign is especially significant given the elevated demands of this profession under pressure.
The month-long campaign runs from May 3 to June 4, 2021. The Cruise Line is asking for nominations of certified or accredited teachers in the U.S. and Canada who demonstrate a passion for bringing joy to the classroom, who relentlessly show up for their students – virtually or in person, – and who continue to motivate them every day. The top 100 educators with the most votes will win a seven-night cruise for two on voyages embarking from the U.S. and Canada through summer 2023. The Grand Prize winner will be awarded with a $25,000 donation for his or her school, while the second and third place winners will receive a $15,000 and $10,000 donation respectively for their schools. A virtual award ceremony will take place in August 2021. Norwegian Cruise Line - NCL - "Norwegian's Giving Joy"
American Queen Steamboat Company™ and Victory Cruise Lines have announced a Spring Sale for 2022 where guests can save up to $2,000 per stateroom on select American Queen Steamboat Company 2022 itineraries and up to $4,000 per stateroom on Victory Cruise Line 2022 voyages when booked by June 30, 2021. American Queen Steamboat Company (AQSC)
Seabourn, the ultra-luxury cruise line, invites travelers to discover regions of remarkable beauty and culture in the Caribbean, Panama Canal, Asia and the Pacific and Indian Oceans, with voyages scheduled during fall, winter and spring 2022-2023. Itineraries are open for sale, and additional information on specific destinations is available on Seabourn's website.
Guests can take advantage of promotions to receive additional savings, including the line's popular "Early Bonus Savings" offering guests who book select 2022-2023 sailings and pay in full by June 30, 2021 an additional 10 percent savings off the base cruise fare. Early Bonus Savings can also be combined with other promotions, such as Seabourn Club Savings, which provides an extra 5 percent savings to Seabourn Club Members on select voyages. Seabourn Cruise Line