(Miami, FL -- July 22, 2020) Silversea, the leading ultra-luxury cruise line, is extending its 'Cruise with Confidence' program to all voyages departing prior to April 30, 2021. The company credits the initiative for giving travelers the confidence to make future cruise plans with peace of mind. Launched in early March, the program lets guests cancel their cruise for any reason up to 48 hours prior to sailing and receive a 100% Future Cruise Credit for the amount paid, which can be redeemed up to two years from the date of issue.
Travel Advisor Benefits Too
A demonstration of ongoing support to travel advisors, when guests opt for the Future Cruise Credit and have paid in full, their travel advisor's commission is protected for both the cancelled booking and the future reservation on which the correlating Future Cruise Credit is applied.
Positive Future Outlook
Recent booking trends indicate travelers have growing confidence in departures for summer 2021 and winter 2021/2022. Silversea’s extension of the ‘Cruise with Confidence’ initiative on departures up to April 30, 2021, will provide greater confidence to travelers looking to travel in early 2021.
As expected, valued members of Silversea's loyalty program, the Venetian Society, are showing the greatest propensity to book, demonstrating great confidence in the cruise line’s healthy return to service, when the time is right.
For 2021, ‘closer to home’ sailings are proving popular, with Americans showing healthy demand for a return to Alaska, and the Mediterranean and Northern Europe proving most popular with our European and British guests. Australians, meanwhile, are keen to sail around Australia and New Zealand. Further afield destinations, including the Galapagos and Antarctica, are also expected to rebound strongly as guests search for nature, wildlife and open spaces.
"We are happy to see these booking patterns that suggest travel advisors and their clients are taking advantage of the policies we have put in place, and are looking to the future of cruising with optimism," says Mark Conroy, Silversea’s Managing Director for The Americas. "Though these difficult times have created unique challenges for the travel advisor community, by working closely with our travel partners, we will continue to provide the kind of supportive initiatives that can help them succeed."
Double Bonus Offer Extended
Providing a further incentive that can be leveraged by travel advisors, Silversea's popular Double Bonus offer has been extended. The offer features a reduced deposit requirement of USD $1,000 per suite for any new booking made before the new expiration date of August 31, 2020. Guests who redeem this offer will also receive a USD $1,000 Onboard Spending Credit per suite. The Double Bonus offer applies to all Silversea voyages with the exception of full World Cruises and Grand Voyages. Guests in possession of a Future Cruise Credit can also use their credit to take advantage of the offer.
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Silversea Cruises, in which Manfredi Lefebvre d'Ovidio serves as Chairman, is recognised as an innovator in the ultra-luxury cruise industry, offering guests large-ship amenities aboard its intimate, all-suite vessels: Silver Wind, Silver Shadow, Silver Whisper, Silver Spirit and Silver Muse – all designed to offer an atmosphere of conviviality and casual elegance. With the inclusion of the expedition ships Silver Origin, Silver Explorer, and Silver Cloud, Silversea's itineraries encompass all seven continents and feature worldwide luxury cruises to the Mediterranean, Caribbean, both Polar Regions and hundreds of fascinating destinations in between. Silversea is also looking forward to the launch of four new ultra-luxury ships: Silver Moon, Silver Dawn, and two Evolution-class ships. Browse Silversea's blog, Discover, and subscribe to receive the latest content directly into your inbox.