The season just got brighter with Holland America Line's Holiday Gift Card offer that adds a 10% bonus gift card to gift card purchases of $250 or higher.
The promotion is available to U.S. residents only, and runs from Dec. 2 – 13, 2022, making it easy to give the gift of future cruise travel to friends and family for the holidays. Holland America Line gift cards can be purchased online for easy, crowd-free shopping and can be e-mailed as a digital card for instant or scheduled delivery. The digital cards come in a variety of festive holiday designs for personalization.
The 10% bonus gift card can be saved for personal use or gifted out. A Holland America Line gift card can be applied to any booking in U.S. dollars for 2022, 2023 and open 2024 cruises. In addition to a cruise, gift cards can be applied on all bookings toward pre-cruise purchases such as shore excursions or added to a shipboard account for onboard spending, including specialty restaurants, gift shop, spa services, gratuities, shore excursions, beverages and more. Bonus gift cards received through this promotion expire on December 31, 2023. Holland America Line
The gift of travel is always welcome at the holidays, and this year Star Clippers is offering a Black Friday sale of 15% off select sailings onboard two of their authentic tall sailing ships, Star Flyer and Star Clipper. Guests booking select 2023 and 2024 sailings onboard Star Flyer and Star Clipper will receive 15% off their booking. Options abound when it comes to destinations and itineraries: these ships sail the warm waters of the Eastern and Western Mediterranean in the summer, and in the winter Star Flyer sails in the Caribbean while Star Clipper sails in Central America between Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
In the Mediterranean, guests can book a seven-night Southern Cyclades sailing round trip out of Athens or a seven-night Amalfi and Sicily sailing round trip out of Rome, both starting at $1,606 per person based on double occupancy. In the Caribbean, a seven-night Treasure Island sailing round trip out of St. Maarten starts at just $2,006 per person, double, and a seven-night Costa Rica and Panama sailing round trip out of Puntarenas starts at just $1,360 per person, double.
Bookings must be made between November 25 and December 15, 2022 to qualify for the Black Friday offer. Offer is good for guests residing in North, Central and South America only. Star Clippers Cruises
Scenic has announced an array of WAVE Season offerings for the USA market on river and ocean cruises with its "Discover the Wonder Beyond" campaign. All of the brand's five-star, truly all-inclusive cruise products are represented -- with opportunities for free roundtrip flights, fare savings of up to 10% and an additional 10% if paid in full early -- on new bookings made by December 15, 2022. Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours
The holidays are on the way and Riviera River Cruises is offering a gift to travel advisors for last-minute bookings on its popular holiday season departures.
For every new booking of a cabin on a 2022 holiday season cruise, travel advisors will receive a $100 gift card. Advisors' clients can celebrate Europe's Rhine and Danube Rivers in all their wintry splendor throughout December and into 2023 with Riviera's popular Yuletide Markets cruises and its cruises over the Christmas and New Year's holidays.
For every new booking of a double- or single-occupancy cabin on a December 2022 departure, travel advisors will receive a $100 gift card. Gift cards will be mailed upon deposit. Available until cabins are sold out or final departure date of the season. Riviera Travel - River Cruises
As the demand for small ship cruising continues to grow, Emerald Cruises is ushering in wave season early with a new campaign themed 'Explore the Extraordinary.' This campaign, which runs from October 1 through December 16, 2022, offers plenty of travel inspiration across four continents in addition to sizeable savings on most of 2023 and 2024 small ship river and yacht cruises.
Guests booking 2023 Europe and 2023-2024 Southeast Asia river cruises during the wave campaign will receive their choice of free roundtrip airfare or save up to $2,000 per couple on their booking depending on length of sailing. Guests who book a sailing of 15 days or more, like the popular Splendours of Europe, will also receive Ř500 onboard credit per cabin. Additionally, guests who pay in full either at time of booking- or 12 months prior to sailing for late 2023 and 2024 sailings - receive an extra 10% off. Some guest favorite river cruises include the eight-day Sensations of Lyon and Provence through the idyllic south of France, and the awe-inspiring 13-day Wonder of Vietnam, Cambodia and the Mekong between Siem Reap and Ho Chi Minh City.
Guests who wish to book select 2023 and 2024 luxury yacht cruises onboard the line's newest vessel Emerald Azzurra and soon-to-launch Emerald Sakara can receive up to 20% off when paying in full at time of booking, or 12 months prior to sailing for late 2023 and 2024 departures. The yachts, which carry just 100 guests in relaxed elegance, sail the Mediterranean, Adriatic and Caribbean. Popular yacht sailings include the eight-day Eastern Caribbean with St. Barths calling on charming ports in Martinique, St. Lucia and Guadeloupe, and the eight-day Ionian Sea Adventure sailing between Athens and Rome. Emerald Cruises
UniworldBoutique River Cruises has added a new 2022 course to Uniworld University, the brand's online travel advisor education program. The course, titled New for 2022, will give advisors a sense of what their clients can expect onboard Uniworld cruises this year. After completing the course, advisors will receive a special discounted rate of up to 60% off 2022 cruises.
Travel advisors can register for the new course at UniworldUniversity.com and gain access to the full TTC Agency Academy platform, which includes a host of trainings and e-learning tools for Trafalgar, Contiki, Insight Vacations and Uniworld Boutique River Cruises. The platform is hosted on Litmos and can be found on the SAP Litmos mobile app. Once downloaded, enter thetravelcorporation.litmos.com to begin. Travel Advisors can also earn continued education credits with Uniworld University through CLIA and The Travel Institute. Uniworld Boutique River Cruises
Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) announced that it will pay travel advisors commission on non-commissionable fares (NCFs), showcasing its industry-leading commitment to the travel agent community worldwide.
NCL is the first major contemporary cruise line to compensate travel advisors on NCFs for reservations booked outside of the 120-day window. Since the establishment of the Brand's Partners First philosophy, Norwegian Cruise Line has been committed to being the easiest cruise line to do business with by providing agents with educational tools, promotions and marketing assets to help them grow their businesses.
The payment of NCFs will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2023 for reservations made outside of final payment (120 days prior to sailing) on sailings departing May 1, 2023 and forward. To qualify for the NCF commission, travel advisors will need to submit a marketing plan through Norwegian Central by Dec. 31, 2022. Norwegian Cruise Line - NCL
AmaWaterways has announced that travelers can book cruise vacations on all 2024 itineraries on the rivers of Europe, Africa, Egypt and Asia.
To assist travel advisors with securing groups, the line has extended its pre- or post-cruise "Complimentary Land Package" offer to groups-only traveling on select departures in 2024 with a confirmed group contract and goodwill deposit submitted by December 31, 2022. AmaWaterways
Plan an unforgettable and revitalizing luxury Caribbean getaway and enjoy $1,000 savings per suite or stateroom with SeaDream Yacht Club's Sail-Away Event. Starting today and running through December 31, 2022, travelers can choose among 15 idyllic Caribbean yachting voyages, departing December 3, 2022, through April 15, 2023, aboard SeaDream's twin, modernized yachts, SeaDream I and SeaDream II.
The Sail-Away Event offer is valid for new reservations and travelers should mention promotion code HOLIDAY22 at time of booking. Alternatively, for their convenience, European travelers enjoy Ř1,000 or £900 savings when booking the Sail-Away Event. The Sail-Away Event offer is not combinable with other promotional offers and additional restrictions may apply. SeaDream Yacht Club
Award-winning adventure travel company Aurora Expeditionsis offering an exciting andunique opportunity to discover the natural wonders of the Arctic with one of world's greatest explorers on board the state-of-the-art polar ship named after him.
The renowned Greg Mortimer(OAM) will be Expedition Leader of a life-enriching Across the Arctic Circlevoyage aboard the Greg Mortimer, a 15-day adventure of a lifetime sailing from Scotland to Norway.
Departing Aberdeen on May 16, 2023, this special Founder's expedition will visit the remote Orkney and Shetland Islands, sail along the magnificent Norwegian coast, and explore the frozen wildernesses of Bear Island and Svalbard, before arriving in Longyearbyenon May 30. Expeditioners will beimmersed in heritage from the Stone Age to the Iron Age,from the Scots to the Vikings.
The Founder's voyage, Across the Arctic Circle expedition is priced from AU$16,876 per person for anAurora StateroomTwin Sharesaving AU$4219 per person (20%) when booked and deposited before December 31, 2022. Aurora Expeditions
Award-winning luxury river cruise line, AmaWaterways, announced travelers can now book unforgettable river cruise vacations on all 2024 itineraries on the iconic rivers of Europe, Africa, Egypt and Asia. With an added reward for early bookings and extended seasons on the Rhine, Danube and Douro rivers, guests have the opportunity to save now when reserving their much-anticipated journeys.
Repeat guests and novice river cruise travelers can save 5%* on balcony staterooms and suites by placing a deposit for their 2024 river cruise by December 31, 2022, and then relax knowing that the itinerary and stateroom of their choice are confirmed, while the full payment is not due until 90 days before departure.
Guests reserving their 2024 sailings before December 31, 2022, can enjoy 5% Early Booking Rewards* on balcony staterooms and suites on select itineraries. For Christmas Market Cruises, Triple Holiday Savings* apply. AmaWaterways
Award-winning expeditiontravelcompany, Aurora Expeditionsis feeling festiveand is offeringindividualtravellerssolo savings on some of its most popular Arctic and global voyages when booked and deposited before December 31, 2022.
Non-solo travellerscan also enjoy the festive spiritasAurora is also offering up to 20 per cent*off all Arctic and global 2023 voyageswhen booked and deposited before December 31, 2022. (*Offersaresubject to availability. Terms and conditions apply) Aurora Expeditions
Emerald Cruises Canada Launches "Explore the Extraordinary" Wave Campaign
Generous savings on 2023 Europe river cruises and 2023-2024 Southeast Asia river cruises. As the demand for small ship cruising continues to grow, Emerald Cruises Canada is ushering in wave season early with a new campaign themed 'Explore the Extraordinary.' This campaign, which runs through December 31, 2022, offers Canadians plenty of travel inspiration across two continents in addition to sizeable savings on most of the lines' 2023 and 2024 small ship river cruises Canadian guests booking 2023 Europe river cruises during the wave campaign will receive up to free, round-trip air and up to $600 savings per couple depending on length of sailing. Additionally, guests who pay in full either at time of booking—or 12 months prior to sailing for late 2023 departures—receive an extra 10% off. Some guest favorite river cruises in this region include the epic 15-day Splendours of Europe between Amsterdam and Budapest, which is eligible for free air and $600 savings per couple, and the eight-day Sensations of Lyon and Provence through the idyllic south of France, which is eligible for $395 round-trip air per person and $200 savings per couple. Emerald Cruises (Canada)
Riviera River Cruises is offering Black Friday discounts of up to $1,500 for its 2023 European river cruise departures. Receive $500 off per person for eight-day cruises and $1,500 off per person for 15-day cruises on all new bookings made through Dec. 31.
Details of the Black Friday discount:
> Available for new bookings made through Dec. 31, 2022.
> Applies to all cabins and suites.
> Includes solo traveler cruises, but excludes cabins with no single supplement on traditional departures.
> Includes group bookings, with a tour conductor policy of 11th guest free for every 10 paid.
Riviera River Cruises offers 20 itineraries on 10 European rivers and waterways. Riviera River Cruises