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A growing number of ocean and river cruise lines have suspended all operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic and travel restrictions around the world.
The shutdowns, which come after two months of altered itineraries, cancelled cruises and port closures, are part of the cruise industry's efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus and to keep passengers, crew and communities safe and healthy.

Riviera River Cruises is launching Wave Season on Jan. 1, 2021, with incentives for retail and group bookings on its European river cruises. Deals include a $500 discount on cabins and $250 gift card for travel advisors for retail bookings, and a free sixth cabin after five cabins are booked as part of a group. Both incentives apply to new bookings made between Jan. 1 and Jan. 15.
The incentives include:
Retail: Cabins on cruises of eight days or more will be discounted $500 with the travel advisor receiving a $250 gift card per cabin booked. Cabins on solo cruises of eight days or more will be discounted $250 with the travel advisor receiving a $100 gift card per cabin booked. This incentive can be combined with other discounts of up to $2,500 per cabin. Booking must be made and deposited between Jan. 1 and Jan 15.
Groups: Receive a free sixth cabin for a tour conductor after five cabins are booked as part of a group. Group booking must be made with contract issued between Jan. 1 and Jan. 15; deposit allowed up to eight weeks after taking out the group block. This group incentive can't be combined with the additional $500 retail discount and isn't available for solo cruises or cabins with no single supplement.
Riviera River Cruises

This wave season, Star Clippers is bidding farewell to 2020 and saying Welcome 2021 with an unprecedented 21% off cruise fare on select itineraries in the Caribbean and Mediterranean. This generous offer also includes a complimentary bottle of champagne in the cabin to celebrate the return to cruising on Star Clippers tall ships.
The Welcome 2021 offer is good on select bookings made by January 21, 2021—making this offer 21% off in 2021 for 21 days. Guests can choose from a variety of sailings in the Caribbean and Mediterranean with sailing dates ranging from April 2021 through March 2023.
Star Clippers Cruises

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is offering the chance to join Bolette for a fascinating journey to the Balkan peninsula in 2022, with the new 'Discovering the Balkans' cruise.
Fred. Olsen's new flagship, Bolette, will set sail from Southampton on the 18-night voyage on 14th June 2022, with the cruise combining hidden gems with more popular destinations, exploring the centuries of civilisations that have shaped the area as it is today.
The sailing includes a maiden call for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines to the town of Neum in Bosnia and Herzegovina, where opportunities to discover the historic village of Po itelj and the reconstructed Ottoman bridge Stari Most await. At Kotor in Montenegro – another maiden call – guests will enjoy sailing into the bay, regarded as one of the most beautiful port entrances in the world.
Guests who book by 29th January inclusive will also enjoy up to £250 per person to spend on board.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Tall ship sailing specialist Star Clippers has announced a new series of shorter, fully-crewed sailings for 2020/21, giving guests a chance to experience life on board an elegant clipper ship and to explore some of Europe's most beautiful, romantic and less visited ports.
5 nights, Portugal, Morocco, Gibraltar and Spain, 31st January 2021
Book before 31st January 2021 for a 20% saving off a magnificent 5 night sailing aboard the world's largest full-rigged clipper, Royal Clipper. 3 nights, Venice, Croatia and Slovenia, 9th June 2021
For bookings made by 31st January 2021 Star Clippers is offering a 10% saving off the sailing, bringing the price down to £742pp, to include all meals on board and port charges.
Star Clippers Cruises

Now through Jan. 31, 2021, every guest can take advantage of special airfare pricing and exceptional savings from any major North American gateway to all Summer 2021 sailings in Alaska, the Caribbean and Europe.
Flights start at $99* per person on 2021 Alaska and Caribbean sailings, and $499* per person on 2021 European sailings, from 20 different North American gateways. For all other gateways in the U.S. and Canada, guests can save up to $200 on their flight. The offer applies to new bookings for sailings between May and September 2021, and select sailings in October 2021. Flights must be booked through FlightsByCelebrity.com and prices include airfare taxes. No promotional code is needed. For a full list of gateway cities, flight pricing and applicable terms and conditions, visit www.celebritycruises.com/cruise-deals/cruise-and-airfare-offer.
In addition, Wi-Fi, drinks and tips are now 'Always IncludedSM' on every Celebrity cruise, simplifying the luxury vacation experience. For all bookings made before Jan. 31, 2021, guests have the flexibility to cancel their cruise up to 48 hours prior to sailing for a full credit on the cruise fare paid or for a future cruise through May 4, 2022, with Celebrity's "Cruse with Confidence" program.
Celebrity Cruises

Seabourn, the ultra-luxury resort at sea, has extended its "Book with Confidence" policy through January 31, 2021. The policy provides travelers with even more flexibility, assurance and options to cancel their booking up to 30 days prior to departure on any new bookings and receive a future cruise credit.
For bookings made by January 31, 2021 on sailings departing by December 31, 2021, guests may cancel up to 30 days prior to departure and receive a 100% future cruise credit equal to the amount of the non-refundable portion of cancellation fees based on payment already received. The Future Cruise Credit issued using "Book with Confidence" will be valid for 12 months from the date of issue and may then be used to book sailings departing through December 31, 2022.
Seabourn Cruises

Tall ship sailing specialist Star Clippers has included three maiden port calls within two round-trip sailings from Athens in July 2021, taking in the lesser known Greek islands of Symi, Chalki and Kastellorizo for the first time. The departures on board the company's head-turning flag-ship Royal Clipper embark in Athens on 20th and 27th July 2021 and for bookings made before 31st January 2021, include a 10% early booking discount, currently £1709pp for the seven night full board sailing. Star Clippers Cruises

AmaWaterways released details on its new Ultimate Cruise Flexibility program*, created to provide travel advisors and their clients further peace of mind and flexibility when planning exceptional vacations with the award-winning river cruise line.
Valid on individual and group bookings for 2021 sailings in Europe and Asia, those who book by January 31 will have different options to protect their river cruise vacation starting with the Ultimate Cruise Flexibility* providing complimentary re-scheduling of the river cruise portion of the trip.
All 2021 Europe and Asia cruises booked by January 31 will be protected through the Ultimate Cruise Flexibility program. This flexible complimentary policy allows guests to reschedule the river cruise portion of their journey through 2023 without any change fees. Rescheduling for any reason can be made up to 48 hours prior to the start of their AmaWaterways purchased services without fees. For those who book other parts of their journey through AmaWaterways, from an enriching pre- or post-cruise land package to air travel and extra hotel nights, the Travel Waiver Plus* can be purchased for $175 per person to cover cancellations for any reason up to 24 hours prior to the start of all AmaWaterways purchased services.
Further extending peace of mind while traveling, AmaWaterways offers travel insurance that includes a wide range of benefits, from trip interruption to emergency medical expenses. Advisors who book travel insurance through AmaWaterways for their clients may rest assured that their clients are covered during unexpected emergencies.
*For full terms and conditions, visit AmaWaterways.com/Flexibility
AmaWaterways

Guests looking ahead to their holidays with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines can choose between a free drinks package or up to £600 per person to spend on board as part of its annual Cruise Sale for new bookings made on selected sailings before 2nd February 2021.
Sailings start from just £599 per person with more than 120 cruises included for 2021 and 2022, to destinations including the UK, Europe, Scandinavia and the Caribbean, with durations from five to 30 nights.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Virgin Voyages has announced that any voyages booked before the end of Feb. 9 will receive an automatic 10 percent off, up to $400 in onboard credit, and an extra $100 toward a bar tab with the purchase of a $300 prepaid bar tab.
The offer extends to all voyages that are available for booking, such as Q1 2022 for the Caribbean and the summer seasons in Europe. In addition to this generous price reduction, Sailors will also receive up to $400 in onboard credit to use towards both onboard and offshore experiences, including deep tissue massages, champagne toasts, and sunset catamarans across the sea.
The extra $100 will be added to the purchases of a $300 prepaid bar tab. This credit can be used at any bar onboard or at The Beach Club at Bimini.
Virgin Voyages

With a brighter travel environment now visible around the corner, Windstar Cruises released its annual wave season offer January 5, 2021 and encourages prospective cruisers to take advantage of the offer now and book early so as not to miss out amid the coming rush of travel planning.
The Sail Small, Live Large With Big Perks offer lets travelers choose from a set of complimentary perks plus a reduced deposit of 5%. To incentivize travel advisors, the line is adding in bonus commissions and is extending its groups promotion and Sell 3, Sail Free offer.
Running from January 5 through February 28, 2021, Windstar's "Pick Your Perk" savings options include:
• Up to $1,000 shipboard credit per stateroom or
• One night hotel pre- or post-cruise on Europe voyages or
• Premium beverage package (wine, beer, spirits, soda) or
• Free Wi-Fi
Guests may pick one complimentary perk which vary depending on the length of their cruise and room category. Along with this offer, deposits have been reduced from 15% of cruise fare to 5%. Windstar's updated Travel Assurance Booking Policy allows cancellation up to 48 hours prior to departure on 2021 cruises.
As part of its wave season offer, travel advisors can pick their own perk on each confirmed booking – a $50 bonus commission payable with regular commission or a $50 gift card payable at final payment. It increases to $100 per booking for new to Windstar guests. An extension of a currently running groups promotion lets advisors earn a Tour Conductor credit at a reduced rate of 1:7 on Star Advantage Group dates, normally 1:9.
And the Sell Three, Sail Free promotion gifts a free cruise to advisors when they sell three qualifying voyages in 2021. Qualifying cruises must be booked by February 28, 2021 and the advisor's free cruise may be any voyage of eight days or fewer and must be taken by March 31, 2022.
Windstar Cruises

Silversea Cruises has unveiled an enhanced savings promotion for the upcoming wave season, which will encourage travelers to set sail from 2021. The leading ultra-luxury cruise line is offering up to 20% Early Booking Bonus savings on selected voyages in 2021 and 2022—doubling the customary savings available for early bookings. The offer applies to new reservations booked and paid in full by February 28, 2021.
On selected voyages setting sail in 2021, guests can enjoy additional benefits on top of the Early Booking Bonus:
• A reduced Deposit of just 15%
• Cruise with Confidence:As part of the Royal Caribbean Group's 'Cruise with Confidence' initiative, travelers can cancel up to 30 days before sailing without penalty when selecting a Future Cruise Credit.
• COVID-19 Protections: Should a guest or a member of their travelling party test positive within 30 days prior to the cruise, at the boarding terminal or during the cruise, the guest will receive 100% Future Cruise Credit or 100% refund for the total booking amount.
Silversea Cruises

Regent Seven Seas Cruises® has launched Upgrade Your Horizon where guests can enjoy a 2-Category Suite Upgrade, up to a Penthouse Suite, on all published cruises when booked between January 4 and February 28, 2021.
Travelers can take the unrivaled Regent experience to new heights by relaxing and unwinding in their embarkation city with a FREE 1-Night Pre-Cruise Hotel Stay when they upgrade to a Concierge Suite. Or, they can upgrade to a luxuriously-appointed Penthouse Suite and enjoy additional perks and amenities including a personal butler. Reduced deposits are available to guests depending on suite and sailing. Additionally, Regent Reassurance, which allows travelers to cancel for any reason up to 15 days prior to departure date and receive a 100% Future Cruise Credit, has been extended for all bookings made by January 31, 2021, for all voyages departing through October 31, 2021.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises

This Wave Season Holland America Line is inviting travelers to return to their happy place with the ultimate "View & Verandah" upgrade event that includes six bonus perks.
Guests who book a 2021 or 2022 Holland America Line cruise from Dec. 10, 2020, through Feb. 28, 2021, will receive a "BIG" stateroom upgrade, Signature Beverage Package, free one-night specialty dining, 10% off all shore excursions, 50% reduced deposits and free or reduced fares for kids. Savings with the "View and Verandah" Big Event is valued at up to $3,800 per stateroom, depending on length of cruise and category booked.
As an added bonus, guests who book by Jan. 5, 2021, will receive all six of the incentives plus free gratuities. View & Verandah applies to the first and second guests in a stateroom, and it includes most of Holland America Line's global itineraries and the cruise portion of an Alaska Land+Sea Journey.
Guests who reserve select shore excursions prior to embarkation can take advantage of up to 10% savings if booked by March 14, 2021. A 50% reduced deposit makes it more affordable to plan a Holland America Line cruise, while free and reduced fares for kids apply to the third and fourth guests in the same stateroom.
HOLLAND AMERICA LINE

In response to strong demand for its World Cruise itineraries, Viking has announced its new 2022-2023 Viking World Cruise , which will span 138 days, 28 countries and 58 ports, with overnight stays in 11 cities. Departing on December 22, 2022 from Ft. Lauderdale, guests will sail on Viking's newest ocean vessel, Viking Neptune®, which will join the company's fleet of award-winning 930-guest ocean ships in late 2022.
Pricing for the 2022-2023 Viking World Cruise starts at $49,995 per person; pricing for the 2023 Viking World Journeys itinerary starts at $46,995 per person, based on double-occupancy. Both of Viking's new World Cruise itineraries offer up to $50,000 per couple in Viking Value, including Business Class international air, transfers to and from the ship, all shipboard gratuities and service fees, complimentary visa services, the Silver Spirits Beverage Package, and free luggage shipping services for embarkation.
Guests who book between now and February 28, 2021 will receive an additional $2,000 per person in shore excursion credit for any optional land programs and $1,000 per person in shipboard credit which can be used toward optional tours, spa services, onboard shops and beverages. Viking Explorer Society members who book the 2022-2023 Viking World Cruise or Viking World Journeys through February 28, 2021 will receive an additional $1,000 in shipboard credit per person.
Viking Cruises

Celestyal Cruises has announced an early bird sale with 25 percent savings on qualifying 2021 and 2022 sailings to Greek Islands and Eastern Mediterranean cruises when booked by Feb. 28, 2021.
Consumers booking qualifying cruises can also benefit from a 50 percent discount for a second guest sharing a stateroom (on 2022 departures), offers on triple and quad staterooms, a reduced solo supplement of just 15 percent, and free COVID-19 medical travel insurance for sailings through June 2021.
Celestyal Cruises

With the new year on the horizon and future travel planning in full swing, Emerald Cruises is ushering in wave season with a new Explore the World with Us campaign. This campaign offers plenty of travel inspiration across three continents in addition to sizeable savings on an array of 2021 and 2022 small ship river and ocean cruises. The campaign includes a new, dedicated digital mini-brochure covering all destinations and sailings included in the wave season offer.
Between December 28, 2020 and February 28, 2021, guests who book select 2022 European and Southeast Asia river cruises and pay in full 12 months in advance of departure qualify for Super Earlybird savings of an extra 10% off the cruise portion of their booking in addition to the following offers: • On 2022 European river cruises such as the popular 15-day Splendours of Europe between Amsterdam and Budapest, guests can chose from their choice of up to free, roundtrip air or a savings of up to $2,500 per couple depending on length of sailing and cabin category;
• On 2022 Southeast Asia sailings like the epic 13-day Majestic Mekong Discoverer between Ho Chi Minh City and Siem Reap, guests can choose from up to free, roundtrip air or a savings of $2,000 per couple depending on length of sailing and cabin category.
The Explore the World with Us campaign also applies to Emerald Cruises' 2022 yacht sailings in the Mediterranean, Adriatic and Red Seas aboard the soon-to-launch, 100-passenger Emerald Azzurra. Guests booking select suite or stateroom categories on 2022 cruises such as the inaugural, eight-day Best of the Red Sea itinerary will receive the Super Earlybird discount of up to 30% off the cruise when paying in full 12 months prior to departure.
To help travelers with peace of mind, all bookings come with the line's flexible booking policy allowing guests to defer travel plans and transfer to an alternate departure date or itinerary up to 60 days prior to departure with no Emerald Cruises fees. The Deposit Protection Plan (value $125 per person on river cruises and $200 per person on yacht cruises) is a complimentary inclusion in all bookings, and allows guests flexibility with their travel dates without having to worry about losing their deposits. Additionally, deposits have been reduced by 50% on all bookings. Those looking for additional security can purchase the new Platinum Protection Plan, which provides coverage for guests who may fall ill or whose travel plans are affected by Covid-19. All bookings must be made by February 28, 2021 and guests must pay the full balance no later than 12 months before departure to receive the Super Earlybird Discount.
Emerald Cruises

This holiday season, cruise fans can buy their favorite traveler the perfect gift of future cruise travel with a Holland America Line gift card. Cruising will return in 2021, and gift cards can be applied to 2021 and 2022 bookings, which are open now.
Holland America Line gift cards can be purchased online for easy, crowd-free shopping and can be sent in the form of a physical card mailed to the recipient or a digital card for instant or scheduled delivery. The digital cards come in a variety of festive holiday designs for personalization, including "Merry Christmas," "Happy Hanukkah," "Happy Holidays" and "Happy New Year's Eve." A Holland America Line gift card can be applied to any cruise booking, whether it's to the glaciers of Alaska or palm-lined islands of the Caribbean. In addition to a cruise, gift cards can be applied toward pre-cruise purchases such as shore excursions and added to a shipboard account for onboard spending, including specialty restaurants, gift shop, spa services, gratuities, shore excursions, beverages and more.
Gift cards also can be applied to bookings made under Holland America Line's latest promotion, which kicks off Dec. 10, 2020, and runs through Feb. 28, 2021 — adding even more value. With View & Verandah, guests receive stateroom upgrades to verandah or ocean-view, a Signature Beverage Package, free one-night specialty dining, 10% off all shore excursions, 50% reduced deposit and free and reduced fares for kids. An Early Booking Bonus includes free gratuities when booked by January 5.
HOLLAND AMERICA LINE

Starting January 01, 2021, passengers can maximize savings on 2021 and 2022 cruises with AQSC and VCL's Wave Offers. Guests can save up to $3,000 per stateroom for 2021 voyages and up to $1,200 when booking a cruise for 2022. The offer is accompanied by a Risk-Free Booking policy which allows guests to cancel their reservation and receive a full refund up to 121 days prior to embarkation or reschedule their reservation for another date in 2021 up to 61 days with no penalty prior to embarkation.
The Wave Offer expires February 28, 2021.
American Queen Steamboat Company (AQSC)

Starting January 01, 2021, passengers can maximize savings on 2021 and 2022 cruises with AQSC and VCL's Wave Offers. Guests can save up to $3,000 per stateroom for 2021 voyages and up to $1,200 when booking a cruise for 2022. The offer is accompanied by a Risk-Free Booking policy which allows guests to cancel their reservation and receive a full refund up to 121 days prior to embarkation or reschedule their reservation for another date in 2021 up to 61 days with no penalty prior to embarkation.
The Wave Offer expires February 28, 2021.
Victory Cruise Lines

The annual "Signature Savings Event" kicks off at the start of the holiday season on December 2, 2020 and will run through March 1, 2021, boasting a variety of significant benefits such as suite upgrades, shipboard credits and generous internet packages. Guests can rediscover the world, from cosmopolitan cities to picturesque, seaside towns, while traveling in ultra-luxury style with Seabourn. Depending on the individual voyage, event benefits include the following*:
Veranda for Ocean View Suite upgrades
Up to three category Veranda Suite upgrades
Up to $1,000 USD shipboard credit per suite
Up to 900-minute internet Package per guest
50% Reduced Deposit
PLUS: Book a Penthouse or Premium Suite to receive up to $2,000 USD shipboard credit per suite and an Unlimited Internet Package per suite. Penthouse and Premium suites provide even more space and more amenities for guests who sail on board, with separate bedrooms and ample space to entertain in-suite.
*Terms and Conditions apply. Check the Seabourn website for full details.
For even greater value, Seabourn's "Signature Savings Event" may be combined with other Seabourn promotions, including the line's "Early Bonus Savings" promotion, which offers an additional 10 percent savings off the base cruise fare to guests who pay their booking in full by February 1, 2021. Other combinable promotions include group rates, solo traveler offers, and Seabourn Club Savings, which provides an extra five percent savings to Seabourn Club Members. In addition, Seabourn has extended its "Book with Confidence" policy through January 31, 2021, providing even more flexibility, assurance and options for travelers to cancel their booking up to 30 days prior to departure on any new bookings and receive a future cruise credit.
Seabourn Cruise Line

Princess is expanding its Book with Confidence policy which now allows guests the flexibility to change their vacation plans 30 days prior to day of departure, receiving cancellation fees as a future cruise credit. This flexible booking option is available for any cruise bookings made through March 2, 2021, on voyages departing through October 31, 2021. Princess Cruises




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