Silversea is extending its ‘Cruise with Confidence’ program to all voyages departing prior to April 30, 2021.
The company credits the initiative for giving travellers the confidence to make future cruise plans with peace of mind.
Launched in early March, the program lets guests cancel their cruise for any reason up to 48 hours prior to sailing and receive a 100% Future Cruise Credit for the amount paid, which can be redeemed up to two years from the date of issue.
And as a demonstration of its ongoing support for travel advisors, when guests opt for the Future Cruise Credit and have paid in full, their travel advisor’s commission is protected for both the cancelled booking and the future reservation on which the correlating Future Cruise Credit is applied.
The cruise line notes that recent booking trends indicate travellers have growing confidence in departures for summer 2021 and winter 2021/2022.
Silversea’s extension of the ‘Cruise with Confidence’ initiative on departures up to April 30, 2021, will provide greater confidence to travellers looking to travel in early 2021.
It also notes that as expected, valued members of Silversea’s loyalty program, the Venetian Society, are showing the greatest propensity to book, demonstrating great confidence in the cruise line’s healthy return to service, when the time is right.
For 2021, ‘closer to home’ sailings are proving popular, with Americans showing healthy demand for a return to Alaska, and the Mediterranean and Northern Europe proving most popular with our European and British guests. Australians, meanwhile, are keen to sail around Australia and New Zealand. Further afield destinations, including the Galapagos and Antarctica, are also expected to rebound strongly as guests search for nature, wildlife and open spaces.
Mark Conroy, Silversea’s managing director for The Americas, observed: “We are happy to see these booking patterns that suggest travel advisors and their clients are taking advantage of the policies we have put in place, and are looking to the future of cruising with optimism.”
Conroy continues: “Though these difficult times have created unique challenges for the travel advisor community, by working closely with our travel partners, we will continue to provide the kind of supportive initiatives that can help them succeed.”
And providing a further incentive that can be leveraged by travel advisors, Silversea’s popular Double Bonus offer has been extended.
The offer features a reduced deposit requirement of USD $1,000 per suite for any new booking made before the new expiration date of Aug. 31, 2020. Guests who redeem this offer will also receive a USD $1,000 Onboard Spending Credit per suite.
The Double Bonus offer applies to all Silversea voyages with the exception of full World Cruises and Grand Voyages. Guests in possession of a Future Cruise Credit can also use their credit to take advantage of the offer.
For more on Silversea’s Cruise with Confidence program, sail on over to https://www.silversea.com/lp-trade-CWC-cruise-cancellation-and-commission-protection-guidelines.html .
And for further details on Silversea’s Double Bonus, go to https://www.silversea.com/best-luxury-cruise-deals/double-bonus.html .