Windstar Cruises has released its annual wave season offer, encouraging prospective cruisers to take advantage of these specials. The Sail Small, Live Large With Big Perks offer lets travelers choose from a set of complimentary perks plus a reduced deposit of 5%. Bonus commissions are also being offered and Windstar is extending its groups promotion and its Sell 3, Sail Free program.
Running 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 the 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.
“With the vaccines here, we are seeing people planning further ahead,” said Windstar Cruises’ Vice President of Sales, Steve Simao, in a statement. “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.”
Windstar Cruises specializes in small ship cruising.“These are cruises to escape the rushing, worried world,” said Windstar President Chris Prelog, in a statement. “We are expecting a tidal wave of bookings in the months ahead. The Caribbean is easy to access for many and will be very popular, especially aboard the newly transformed Star Breeze. And our most popular destinations that typically sell out are the Greek Isles, Italy, Iceland and Tahiti.”
In addition, safety is a top concern of travelers. Windstar announced a new Beyond Ordinary Care program, which is a multi-layered strategy with key hospital-grade elements: HEPA filters and UV-C ultraviolet germicidal irradiation to filter and disinfect the air, plus backpack sprayers to sanitize all surfaces throughout the yacht.