Thursday, January 22, 2009

Silversea Announces Early Booking Offer

Silversea Cruises is commemorating the New Year with a new "Early Booking Incentive" and "Advance Payment Bonus" program that covers 2010 voyages. The company's current Early Booking Incentive (EBI) discount ranges from 10% to 30%, while the Advance Payment Bonus (APB) provides an additional 5% savings for guests making full payment six months prior to sailing.
"We recognize that given the current economic environment, travelers may be tempted to postpone their purchase decisions, including vacations," said David Morris, Silversea's executive vice president of worldwide sales and marketing. "Yet it is times like these when people are most in need of an uplifting diversion, so we want to encourage travelers by offering our best deals early."
Silversea will announce its 2010 schedule shortly and start accepting reservations on January 12.
For guests wishing to benefit from the new Extended Advance Payment Bonus on voyages departing during the first quarter of 2010, an introductory grace period will allow them to receive the 15% XAPB savings on top of the applicable EBI discount provided they make their full payment by March 31, 2009.

RSSC Announces Ultra-Inclusive Voyages

Regent Seven Seas Cruises (RSSC) announced that free shore excursions will be included on 35 voyages as part of its new ultra-inclusive pricing initiative. Guests booking select dates on 2009 voyages of Seven Seas Voyager, Seven Seas Mariner and Seven Seas Navigator can choose complimentary tours from RSSC’s award-winning shore-excursion choices. Additionally, guests will save $5,995 to $23,250 with Free Airfare and 2 for 1 Cruise Fares on select 2009 voyages.
“We are delighted to be able to offer our valued guests even greater value with a Regent experience that now encompasses both the ship and the destination. At a time when travelers are seeking greater value and unique vacation opportunities, we offer a spectacular array of voyages that offer more value and more luxury than ever before,” stated Mark Conroy, president of Regent Seven Seas Cruises.
With special offers of Free Airfare, Cruise Fares that begin at only $3,995 per guest and Free Unlimited Shore Excursions, RCCI’s 2009 sailings are expected to increase luxury cruise demand.

Wishing you all a Very Happy and Healthy New Year!

Another year gone by, can you believe its 2009 already! Where does the time go?
Had some family changes take place in the last few weeks. Im proud to tell you that my oldest son, Patrick has been accepted into the Charlotte/Mecklenburg Police academy and started week one of 23 weeks last Monday! Since the Christmas Holiday, We have been running around crazy trying to find him an apartment and furnish it from "soup to nuts"! He is now a NC resident and thats great, but in a bittersweet way. I will miss him dearly....
Just thought my first post of the new year should be a personal one.
I also want to take this time to thank each and everyone of my clients/friends for their continued loyalty to me over the years. In this economy its become harder to find the money sometimes to take that much needed vacation. Again, thanks for always choosing me when you can! I appreciate it more than you know.
I hope everyone has a prosperous 2009, and hopefully with the new leadership the recession will not last long!