BOSTON – Knowing that sales improve when travel advisors actually sail on the product they are selling, Emerald Cruises and Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours have announced a program to both reward the advisor’s sales efforts and let them experience what sets Scenic and Emerald Cruises apart from so many other cruise lines. And be able to speak to their clients with “I have been there” credentials. Between February 1 and March 31, 2021, travel advisors who sell three new 2022 Rhine, Main, Danube or French river cruise bookings – on the same brand – will receive a free river cruise for them and a companion.
“We are always looking to expand the knowledge base of our trusted travel partners while keeping it as simple as possible,” offered Ann Chamberlin, VP Sales USA – Scenic/Emerald Cruises. “This offer makes it easy for advisors to be able to experience one of our amazing river cruises and then be able to speak to their clients with authenticity and first-hand knowledge upon their return. Keep in mind, this offer coincides with our strong WAVE Season offers of up to 10% fare savings and free or reduced airfare – making it a win-win for them and their clients.”
Travel advisors are responsible for tracking and submitting qualifying bookings to [email protected] by April 15, 2021. Qualified bookings must be paid in full to be eligible. The travel advisor free cruise must be redeemed and used by December 15, 2021. Applicable to U.S. travel advisors only. Once all three bookings are paid in full, the agent can then book their own cruise (on the same brand as the bookings), no later than December 15, 2021. The agent and traveling companion can sail on select 2021 departures within 90 days based on availability. The complimentary stateroom is for an eight-day river cruise in a Category E stateroom. Cabin upgrades are available with an upgrade payment and this offer is limited to one per agent.
Scenic Group has grown over its 35-year history to include award-winning, river and ocean cruises and handcrafted land journeys that take guests to many of the world’s most fascinating destinations covering all 7-continents. Since 2008, Scenic has offered truly all-inclusive luxury river cruises in Europe, SE Asia and Russia on its 15 Scenic Space-Ships and Egypt on a luxury charter. In 2019, Scenic introduced the 228 guest Scenic Eclipse, The World’s First Discovery Yacht. Sister brand Emerald Cruises, parent of Emerald Waterways and the newly formed Emerald Yacht Cruises, has nine branded Star-Ships offering river sailings in Europe and on the Mekong, as well as the chartered river ship along the Volga River in Russia (MS Nizhny Novgorod). In January 2022, the Emerald Azzurra will be the first 5-star luxury yacht to launch under the Emerald Yacht Cruises brand - a 100-guest super yacht that will sail the warm waters of the Mediterranean, Adriatic and Red seas.