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Norwegian Cruise Line has unveiled a new limited-time-only Norwegian's Distinctive Voyages promotion. The promotional package provides cruisers with five distinct offers affecting select cruises. Here they are:
From August 7 to September 30, guests will receive a 120 minute phone call package, 250 minute Internet package, $50 USD credit per port shore excursion, up to $400 USD in air credit and $100 USD hotel credit when they book a nine day or longer voyage in the stateroom category. Combined with Norwegian's Free at Sea promotion, the package is valued at up to $5,000.
Booking a cruise now through August 2017 and all 2018 Cuba sailings also makes guests eligible for Norwegian's Havana Nights offer, which provides guests with $50 in free onboard spending money. This offer coincides with the Norwegian Sun ship embarking towards Cuba for the first time in May 2018; the Sun is the second of Norwegian's ships to do so, along with its sister ship, the Norwegian Sky. Guests will cruise the Sun for four days and stop in the capital city of Havana for a full day and night of exploration. The offer applies to cruises aboard both the Sun and the Sky.
The aforementioned Free at Sea promotion extends through August 31 to guests who book a three-day or longer sailing in an oceanview, balcony, or minisuite category stateroom. The promotion allows guests to choose from two of five onboard amenity offers for free. Such offers include free unlimited open bar, a free specialty dining package, $50 towards shore excursions in each port, 250 minutes of free Wi-Fi, or access to Norwegian's Friends and Family Sail Free offer. This offer allows the third and fourth guests in a booking to sail for free on various 2017 and 2018 sail dates. Booking a cruise in a suite or The Haven by Norwegian upgrades the offer, providing sailors with all five of these amenities for free.
The second half of the Free at Sea promotion pertains to Norwegian's unique seven-day inter-island cruise through Hawaii aboard the Pride of America, with over one hundred hours of port-time. Guests who book a new cruise aboard the Pride of America receive the Free at Sea Hawaii offer, which provides one of five cruise-enrichment experiences, such as a free one-night pre-cruise hotel stay with an option to select reduced airfare, a free specialty dining package, free pre-paid service charges for the first and second guest, free $50 per-port excursion credit, and the aforementioned Friends and Family Sail Free deal. Booking a Pride of America suite earns the guest all five offers.
Lastly, from now until August 31, Norwegian's Holiday Bonus Bundle is available to all guests who book a Norwegian cruise. The bundle provides $100 of onboard credit on sailings over the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's holidays—and it can be combined with the two Free at Sea offers. Norwegian Cruise Line
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection has announced the launch of The Masterpiece Collection, a selection of fully inclusive cruise and air itineraries for 2018. The selections, valid through September 30, 2017, apply to all departure dates on select 2018 itineraries, including Gems of Northern Italy, Splendors of Italy, Paris & Normandy, Remarkable Rhine, European Jewels, Legendary Rhine & Moselle and Bordeaux, Vineyards & Chateaux.
The new collection offers guests fully inclusive packages that include all scheduled transfers to and from the airport, all meals and beverages onboard, including wine and spirits, bicycles, Nordic walking sticks, gratuities, onboard fitness classes, Wi-Fi, and exclusive shore excursions in each city.
The Masterpiece Collection starts at $3,699 and varies by itinerary and departure date. Fares are valid from a selection of U.S. air gateways. The inclusive price covers the cost of cruise-tour and air tickets in economy class. Upgrades to business class are also available starting from $2,499. Uniworld Boutique River Cruise
Carnival Cruise Line is giving travel agencies the opportunity to earn higher commission percentages on bookings made from Sept. 1-30, 2017, with its new "AMP Up Commission Challenge."
The promotion offers agencies the ability to increase their commission rate up to 15% for bookings made during September by meeting targeted booking goals set by Carnival. The "AMP Up Commission Challenge" is part of the line's popular "Travel Agents Rock" program. Registration for the promotion is open from Aug. 1-18, 2017 on GoCCL.com.
Following are the booking goals agents must reach in order to meet various commission thresholds as part of the promotion:
- 15% Commission: 21 Bookings
- 14% Commission: 15 Bookings
- 13% Commission: 10 Bookings
- 12% Commission: 6 Bookings
- 11% Commission: 4 Bookings
During the promotion period of Sept. 1-30, 2017, all new active, fully deposited individual bookings made as well as all berthed group cabins will automatically count towards an agency's booking goal for the "AMP Up Commission Challenge." At the conclusion of the promotion, agencies will receive an email summary of their goal achievements and increased commission level for September 2017, if applicable.
Travel agencies in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada currently earning commissions from 10-14% are eligible to register for the "AMP Up Commission" promotion. Carnival Cruise Line
Cabin space is still available for the winter 2017 holiday season on small-ship cruises to such coveted destinations as Antarctica, Baja California, Costa Rica, the Galapagos and Cuba, reports AdventureSmith Explorations, the company that brings cruise guests into intimate contact with seldom-visited shorelines around the world.
If booked before Aug. 31, 2017, clients receive a 20 percent discount on a mid-December departure Dec. 15-22 of Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake. Also available are Dec. 16-23 and Dec. 20-30 departures. This eight-day itinerary is from $9,495 per person double on the 132-passenger Ocean Adventurer or the 108-passenger Island Sky.
Antarctica Air Cruise offers three holiday departures still with availability: Dec. 16-23, Dec. 21-28 and Dec. 22-29. This cruise is eight days from $10,995 per person double on the 72-guest Ocean Nova or the 71-guest Hebridean Sky XXI. Polar Circle Air Cruise picks up the holiday slack with its Jan. 1-10, 2018, departure for 10 days from $14,495 per person double aboard the 72-guest Ocean Nova.
There is still ample space on a non-air cruise, the 11-day Antarctic Explorer expedition, an 11-day journey from $5,995 per person double, exclusive of the air cruise benefit. Four ships carrying from 132 to 199 passengers conduct this cruise.
Two very popular, close-to-home small ship cruise destinations as of late summer have good holiday cabin availability to accommodate families and groups. Some programs include special offers. Baja cruises in late December and early January coincide with the beginning of the peak season for viewing gray whales and for snorkeling with sea lions.
Westward Voyages in the Sea of Cortez has holiday availability on Dec. 14-22 and Dec. 22-Jan. 2 departures. This is a 12-day adventure from $5,250 per person double aboard the eight-guest yacht Westward. Baja's Bounty accommodates the holidays with departures Dec. 16-23, Dec. 23-30, Dec. 30-Jan. 6 and Jan. 6-13 The Dec. 16 and Jan. 6 programs come with a bonus of $800 off on cabins booked by Sept. 30, 2017. This cruise is over eight days from $2,995 per person double aboard the 84-guest Safari Endeavor.
Friendly, tropical and easy-to-access, Costa Rica is a holiday destination primed for families. Small ships provide easy, inclusive access to rain and cloud forests, tropical birds and wildlife, active volcanoes, waterfalls and beaches. Whale watching ramps up this time of year, with the season for humpback whales running January through March. Holiday cruise options include $800 off the cabin rate and free round trip from Miami on some trips if booked by Sept. 30, 2017.
Unveiled Wonders: Costa Rica & the Panama Canal holiday departures are Dec. 15-23 ($800 off cabin rate), Dec. 22-30, Dec. 29-Jan. 6 and Jan. 5-13. This is a nine-day program from $4,395 per person double aboard the 62-guest Safari Voyager. Costa Rica & the Panama Canal holiday departures are Dec.16-23, Dec.23-30, Dec. 30-Jan 6 and Jan. 6-13, all with free round-trip airfare from Miami. For eight days from $5,990 per person double guests enjoy the hospitality of the brand-new 100-guest National Geographic Quest. Treasures of Costa Rica & the Panama Canal holiday departures are Dec. 30-Jan. 6 and Jan. 6-13 aboard the 34-guest Callisto for eight days from $2,790 per person double. AdventureSmith Explorations
Booking early has always been the best way to secure the best pricing and suites with Scenic. For those booking a 2018 Europe river cruise by Sept. 30, 2017, Scenic is taking the bite out of getting there – offering free and reduced airfare on select sailings.
The airfare offer is based on the itinerary: fly free on cruises of 15 days or longer; CAD $295 for flights on the 11-day Gems of the Danube with Prague and Douro sailings; and CAD $495 for flights on eight-day itineraries. As an added incentive, paying the trip in full by October 31 reduces the cruise fare by CAD $500 per couple on sailings of 11 days or longer or CAD $250 per couple on eight to 10-day sailings. Even guests traveling solo can save as Scenic is offering a 50% reduction in their single supplements. Scenic Tours
The 2017 southern hemisphere summer season marks a quarter of a century since Aurora Expeditions first took a small group of intrepid adventurers on a breathtaking expedition to the icy continent.
Since that inaugural adventure in 1992, Aurora has operated over 200 expeditions to Antarctica, offering guests the chance to discover the continent's remote wilderness and follow in the footsteps of some of the world's greatest explorers.
To mark this milestone event, the company has launched a special anniversary expedition. Paying homage to Aurora's founders Greg and Margaret Mortimer, the expedition to Antarctica and South Georgia also honours a long list of polar explorers and adventurers.
The 18-day voyage will sail from Ushuaia, Argentina, to the Antarctic Peninsula, on board the intimate 54-passenger Polar Pioneer. Daily shore landings offer guests the opportunity to walk along the rugged coastline teeming with wildlife and through the remote snow-capped landscape. In the magnificent wildlife paradise of South Georgia, travellers can expect to see colonies of 500,000 king penguins, feisty fur seals and the wandering albatross – one of the largest seabirds on the planet.
Guests on board the '25 Year Anniversary' expedition will receive a series of exclusive added extras, including an anniversary dinner, a commemorative book highlighting photographs and stories of Aurora's 25-year history, and a polar jacket with a limited-edition anniversary polar explorer's badge.
The voyage will be led by one of Aurora's original expedition leaders, Dr Gary Miller, who has been travelling to Antarctica for over 30 years. Gary's leading team will include a naturalist, an historian and polar specialists.
The '25 Year Anniversary' expedition to Antarctica & South Georgia will depart Ushuaia, Argentina on 27 December 2017, concluding on 13 January 2018 in Santiago, Chile.
To celebrate this special anniversary, Aurora Expeditions are offering a saving of up to US$3,000 per couple across a range of voyages during their 25th anniversary season, including the dedicated '25 Year Anniversary' expedition. To take advantage of this exclusive anniversary offer, reservations must be made before 30 September 2017. Terms and conditions apply. Aurora Expeditions
Aurora Expeditions, Australia's expedition cruising experts, are offering travellers the chance to save up to 20% on their newly-released 2019 expedition programmes.
Valid across 2018/19 Antarctica, and 2019 European Arctic Scotland and Kimberley coast departures, the Early Bird Offers are available on selected departures for a limited time, rewarding adventure seekers who book early with savings of up to $3,255 per person.
For the ultimate adventure, Aurora Expeditions also offers savings of up to 20% to passengers who book two itineraries back to back, with the option to combine an Antarctic voyage with a Patagonia trek, or experience the best of the European Arctic by combining two or more itineraries.
In order to find the perfect itinerary, expeditioners can now refer to Aurora Expeditions' brand new Expedition Guide, featuring Aurora's exciting range of 2018/19 small-group adventures to some of the planet's most remote and breathtaking spots, including Antarctica and South Georgia, the European Arctic, Northern Scotland, Australia's Kimberley coast and South America's trekking hotspot, Patagonia.
Across 68 pages of pure travel inspiration, travellers can choose from up to 16 carefully thought-out expeditions helped by useful destination facts, informative maps, day-to-day itineraries and expedition highlights. Adding more adventure to the experience, the company's range of pioneering adventure activities such as sea kayaking, scuba diving, climbing and polar photography is also available.
2019 EARLY BIRD OFFERS – SAVE UP TO 20%
When booking on a 2018/19 Antarctica, or a 2019 European Arctic, Scotland or Kimberley coast voyage, passengers will save up to 20% per person on the cost of their voyage. The offer is available on selected voyages and cabin categories, and ends on 30 September 2017. Conditions apply. SEE MORE, SAVE MORE! Passengers who book selected 2018/19 departures back to back will have the chance to save up to 20% on both voyages; combine a Patagonia trek with an Antarctic voyage, or enjoy the best of northern Scotland and Norway; or embark on the ultimate Arctic adventure by combining an exploration of Spitsbergen and Greenland. Conditions apply. Aurora Expeditions
Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic has announced two exclusive opportunities for the first time ever to fly directly one way to or from the Falklands instead of making the crossing by sea. The new flights provide guests one more day along the Antarctic Peninsula or in South Georgia.
Guests on the 18-day South Georgia and the Falklands October 23, 2017 voyage can fly one way directly from the Falklands to Santiago, Chile, converting a day at sea into an extra full day among the incredible 100,000+ penguin colonies of South Georgia. The voyage welcomes Global Perspectives Guest Speaker Greg Marshall, wildlife expert and National Geographic crittercam filmmaker. Rates begin at $15,930 per person based on double occupancy in a category 1 cabin.
Those traveling on the 24-day Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland's departure on November 6, 2017 will fly direct from Santiago to the Falklands, then embark on to the majestic wildness of South Georgia and Antarctica – allowing for an extra day in Antarctica. The expedition will also welcome two stellar global guest speakers, U.S. Arctic Research Chair Frances Ulmer and former astronaut and oceanographer, Kathy Sullivan. Rates begin at $23,790 per person based on double occupancy in a category 1 cabin. Lindblad Expeditions
Saga Travel's September Incentives: Receive £100 in shopping vouchers for every ocean cruise booking and £20 for every holiday or river cruise booking
For every Saga Travel booking made in September, Saga are giving agents £100 in shopping vouchers for every ocean cruise booked and £20 for every holiday or river cruise.
All agents need to do is email email@example.com with the details of each booking made and they will receive the vouchers.
September incentives are valid for all bookings made between September 1st and September 30th 2017. Saga River Cruise bookings are included under the Saga Holidays incentives. Saga Cruises
Ahead of its first-ever World Cruise scheduled for this winter, Viking Cruises today (September 1) announced Viking Sun® will continue to sail the globe on the company's second World Cruise, which will span 128-days, five continents, 21 countries and 44 ports, with 10 port overnights.
Departing on January 3, 2019 on the soon-to-be delivered fourth vessel in Viking's award-winning ocean fleet, this grand journey will mark Viking Sun's second voyage around the world. The ship will spend much of her maiden season on Viking's first World Cruise, which departs from Miami on December 15, 2017. Sailing from Miami to London, the new 2019 World Cruise itinerary allows guests to explore South America and the islands of the South Pacific; call upon ports in Africa, from Cape Town to Dakar; and cruise the Strait of Magellan, Tasman Sea, and Indian Ocean, before concluding in London. As with all Viking itineraries, guests receive a complimentary shore excursion in each of the 44 ports and free unlimited Wi-Fi; World Cruise guests also receive Business Class airfare and all gratuities and service fees, along with an extensive list of added-value included features in their cruise fare.
Prices for Viking's World Cruise start at $49,995 per person and include Business Class air, transfers to and from the ship, all gratuities and service fees, complimentary visa service, free luggage shipping services for embarkation, and Viking's Silver Spirits beverage package covering virtually all drinks on board. From now through September 30, 2017, each guest who books the World Cruise will also receive $2,000 in shipboard credit, which can be used toward optional tours, spa services, onboard shops and beverages. Viking Explorer Society members receive an additional $1,000 in onboard credit and added exclusive Viking Explorer Society member savings, if they book before September 30, 2017. Combined with Viking's other inclusions, this represents a value of more than $20,000 per guest. Viking Ocean Cruises
Polar adventure specialist, Aurora Expeditions, is celebrating World Photo Day on Saturday, 19 August 2017 with an array of spectacular savings of up to US$1,500 per person on their up-coming photography expeditions to Antarctica and the European Arctic.
Joined by world-renowned photographers, passengers will have the opportunity to learn new photography skills and handy tips whilst discovering the best of the polar regions on a small ship expedition. From one-on-one sessions and dedicated workshops to post-production techniques and more, Aurora Expeditions' photography guides will assist photography enthusiasts of all levels in capturing the very best of Antarctica and the Arctic's spectacular landscapes and wildlife.
In Shackleton's Footsteps, with Scott Portelli
SPECIAL OFFER: Save up to US$3,000 per couple when booked by 30 September 2017. Conditions apply.
Sub-Antarctic Safari, with Scott Portelli
SPECIAL OFFER: Save up to US$3,000 per couple when booked by 30 September 2017. Conditions apply.
Jewels of the Arctic, with Michael Baynes
SPECIAL OFFER: Receive a FREE 2-night European City stopover worth AU$690 per person when booking before 30 September 2017. Conditions apply.
In-depth Antarctica & South Georgia, with Peter Eastway
SPECIAL OFFER: Receive an early bird discount of 15% per person when booked by 30 September 2017. Conditions apply. Aurora Expeditions
One Ocean Expeditions (OOE) has expanded its Antarctica programme for 2018/19 with the addition of fly/cruises, giving a choice of start and end points in South America, plus the option of travelling by ship across the Southern Ocean or flying to provide more time in destination.
Finally, there is also a new Early Booking Incentive from OOE for the 2018/19 season. As in previous years the cruise specialist is offering a US$ travel credit, which reduces incrementally as the months progress, giving early bookers the biggest reward. An amount of US$1500pp for October, November and March departures, and US$1000pp for December, January and February departures, is available based on bookings confirmed with a deposit by 2nd October 2017. Travel credits will be automatically deducted from the cruise price at the time of booking. One Ocean Expeditions
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines will be launching a new trade incentive, running from 6th September 2017 to 18th October 2017 inclusive, to coincide with its consumer offer of a free 'all-inclusive' drinks upgrade on new bookings made on 50 selected sailings in 2018. The trade incentive is called 'Fred. Olsen's on the case!', and the cruise line will be rewarding agents who make new bookings on selected sailings*, with the opportunity to claim a free case of wine with its new partner, Virgin Wines*.
Agents will need to quote the promotional code 'FREDWINE' at the time of booking to take advantage of this great offer and receive their exclusive voucher code.
The new 'Fred. Olsen's on the case!' trade incentive has been introduced to support the release of two new promotional brochures: 'Balmoral from the north', showcasing a great choice of sailings from Newcastle and Edinburgh (Rosyth) in 2018, which will be the Fred. Olsen flagship's inaugural cruise season from Scotland; and 'Norwegian Fjords 2018', highlighting a range of attractive scenic voyages to Fred. Olsen's historic homeland, of varying durations, next year.
*Excludes bookings made on sailings of five nights or less. Other terms and conditions apply
**Any single ABTA agency is able to claim one case per week throughout the six-week period. Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines will be launching its new 'Warmer Cruising' campaign on 16th August 2017, offering guests up to 40% off a selection of 32 tempting cruises between October 2017 and March 2018, on bookings made up to 18th October 2017 inclusive.
Durations vary from 46 nights to shorter breaks of three and five nights – the perfect 'taster' cruise for those taking a holiday at sea for the very first time. Fred. Olsen's new 'Warmer Cruising' promotion offers great-value Winter getaways to 'Latin America & the Caribbean', 'Africa & the Indian Ocean Islands', 'Asia, Egypt & the Med.', 'The Canary Islands & Portugal', 'Europe', 'Scandinavia & the Baltic', as well as an intriguing 'Mystery Cruise', from the convenient regional UK departure ports of Southampton, London Tilbury, Liverpool, Dover, Harwich and Rosyth (Edinburgh).
As well as a number of exciting ex-UK itineraries, including 'South America with the Rio Carnival', 'European Cities' and 'German Christmas Markets', Fred. Olsen's new 'Warmer Cruising' campaign also features exhilarating cruise holidays via Barbados, Port Louis (Mauritius), Port Klang (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), Tenerife and Malaga.
Fred. Olsen's new 'Warmer Cruising' promotion is being supported by a multi-media advertising campaign, including national press advertising and TV advertising on Freeview and digital channels from 16th August to 30th September 2017.
All prices are based on two adults sharing a twin-bedded 'Interior Room', and include accommodation, all meals and entertainment on board, port taxes, airport taxes, and transfers for fly-cruises. Guests can also choose to upgrade to Fred. Olsen's 'all-inclusive' drinks package from just £15 per person per night. Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' guests can kick start 2018 in style at the world-renowned 'Rio Carnival', on an epic 46-night 'South America with Rio' cruise, with savings of up to 30% off the original brochure price!
Fred. Olsen's 1,350-guest cruise ship, Balmoral, will be setting sail on this exhilarating South American adventure – exclusively for adult travellers (18+) – from Southampton on 23rd January 2018.
For a limited time only, guests can book an Interior Room from just £2,999 per person – a whopping £1,400 off the original brochure price! To take advantage of this spectacular Winter saving, guests must book this cruise by 18th October 2017 inclusive. Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines will be launching a 'Free All-Inclusive for 2018' promotion on all new bookings made between 6th September and 18th October 2017 inclusive, on 50 selected sailings in 2018. This complimentary drinks package gives Fred. Olsen guests the chance to take advantage of a wide range of selected house beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks on board, all day, every day, all within the cruise price! Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines