Seabourn is offering agents a £50 Amazon voucher for every cruise booking made between May 19 and June 30 on select sailings as part of a new incentive. Agents booking clients onto a 2022 Seabourn cruise in Europe will be eligible for the voucher. There is no limit to the number of claims, so the more new bookings made the larger the reward. All travel partners who make a new Europe 2022 booking by June 30 will be entered into a prize draw to win a place on a 2022 Seabourn fam trip.
APT is offering travel agent rates of just £599 per person for selected cruises in June and July 2022. Also, agents who book three of APT’s Balcony Sales offers on Travelmarvel’s eight-day Reflections of the Rhine & Main or nine-day Delightful Danube will earn a complimentary cabin for them and a guest on one of the new Travelmarvel river ships.
AmaWaterways is offering agents the chance to Sell Five, Sail Free with its incentive programme. Travel agents who make five new FIT bookings on any 2022 sailing before December 31, 2022 can receive a free seven-night cruise, valid on 2022 or 2023 departures, while those who double the five FIT bookings will earn a free cruise on the double-width AmaMagna. Terms and conditions apply. For full details or to book an AmaWaterways river cruise for a client, visit the Travel Agent Portal on AmaWaterways.co.uk or call 0800 520 2250.
MSC Cruises is giving agents the chance to win a set of luggage and a packing consultation for their guest. Agents need to book a passenger onboard MSC Virtuosa for sailings between April 29 and November 4, 2022, to be automatically entered into the prize draw. Visit the MSC Cruises Agent Facebook Page for more details.
The CroisiEurope Sales Challenge runs until December 31, 2022, and gives all UK travel agents the chance to earn points which can be exchanged for trips ranging from a two-night hotel break in the UK to a safari-cruise in Southern Africa. To join the challenge, agents should register here. Agents will automatically receive 250 points when their registration is validated. Points will be based on turnover: for example, if an agent sells a cruise with a value of £699, they will receive 699 points. Bonus points will be on offer throughout the challenge which participating agents will be advised about.
Ambassador Cruise Line is running an agent concession for its 2022/2023 maiden voyages onboard Ambience, enabling agents to book a cabin from £40 per night. To book, email them or call 0808 102 8207.
Enter your Cunard fare bookings to play the line’s online deck game and earn Shine points. Combine Cunard and P&O Cruises Shine points to choose from a selection of rewards, including beauty products, the latest technology and electronics, or even a cruise. Redeem your Shine points to pay for 25 per cent, 50 per cent or 100 per cent of a Cunard voyage. Find out more at Shinerewardsclub.com.
Encourage a travel agent friend to sign-up to Cruise Adviser and we’ll enter you in a prize draw to win a £50 Amazon voucher. Make sure they enter your details when asked for a reference name. If you’re not subscribed, do so here.
With River Rewards and More, travel agents can earn luxury gifts for every Scenic and Emerald Cruises booking they make. The more river cruises, escorted tours or ocean cruises they book, the higher the rewards, with the chance of earning bonus points. Find out more at riverrewards.cruises.
Explora Journeys has strengthened its UK commercial team with a number of key appointments, as the cruise line moves towards launch next year.
The new roles, which come alongside seven new positions in the United States, have been created to ensure the new luxury brand of the MSC Group can work effectively with its travel partners.
“All these new appointments in our Commercial team have deep luxury hospitality experience, are very well known, highly respected and have an unwavering commitment to the luxury travel advisor community,” said Chris Austin, chief sales officer. “They are passionate and proactive consultative sellers, highly responsive to any advisor request, and are totally focused on mutual success.”
New UK and Continental Europe team members
Andrew Schweitzer, business relationship lead UK & Ireland, based in London, formerly with Quark Expeditions for eighteen months as business development manager. Prior to that Andrew worked for Viking Cruises for nine years, both in the UK and Australia.
Natalie Dorrington, global trade marketing expert based in London, formerly with The Cruise Portfolio as marketing manager supporting several luxury cruise lines with their trade and consumer marketing, event planning and promotional activities.
Suzanne Kochen, head of sales Northern Europe based in Amsterdam, formerly with Crystal Cruises as director of international sales. Suzanne previously worked for two online start-up luxury cruise specialists. Suzanne speaks Dutch, English and German.