Windstar Cruises launched its annual wave season offer today (Jan. 5, 2021), encouraging prospective cruisers to take advantage of the offer now and book early so as not to miss out.
The Sail Small, Live Large With Big Perks offer lets travellers choose from a set of complimentary perks plus a reduced deposit of 5%.
And 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 Jan. 5 through Feb. 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 Feb. 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’ vice-president of sales, Steve Simao said: “With the vaccines here, we are seeing people planning further ahead.”
And Simao had a message for travel advisors: “Reach out to your clients now to ensure they secure their first choice with us. The wave offer is a tool to help you close the sale and the incentives are a thank you to our valued travel advisor partners. We hope to see you and your clients on our yachts soon.”
Sail over to www.windstarcruises.com for more.