In celebration of its travel advisor community, Silversea Cruises, the leading ultra-luxury and expedition cruise line, has introduced a new incentive for “Travel Partner Appreciation Month is a special time for us to show our appreciation and reward our travel advisor partners for their loyalty and efforts,” said Massimo Brancaleoni, Silversea’s Senior Vice President of Global Sales. “Though it kicks off in May, our incentives continue through June, marking our continuous appreciation for our travel partners and the important role they have played in our success for nearly three decades. This appreciation campaign focuses on our expedition cruises, which provide clients with uniquely immersive travel experiences that can lead to repeat business and, due to the higher per diem fares of our expedition voyages, enable travel advisors to earn more in commission.”
In addition, with the introduction of kicker commissions in early 2023, Silversea’s travel advisors have even more opportunities to earn. The cruise line is offering an extra 1% kicker commission on all expedition cruises, an extra 1% kicker commission on all new-to-brand guests, and an extra 1% kicker commission an all new-to-repeat guests (guests who book for a second time with Silversea through the same agency). This gives travel advisors the opportunity to increase their commission by up to two extra commission points. This is Silversea’s way of recognizing and rewarding the trade—its most important sales channel.
Concurrent with Travel Partner Appreciation Month, Silversea is offering exceptional value to travel advisors’ clients with its limited-time Suite Upgrades promotion for new bookings made by May 31, 2023. Available with door-to-door all-Inclusive fares on select voyages departing before May 31, 2024, the offer provides the following:
- Up to a two-category suite upgrade on select voyages, for selected suite categories
- USD 1,000 shipboard credit per suite*
Plus, Silversea’s door-to-door all-inclusive fares feature a refundable, reduced 15% deposit and price guarantee, as well as private executive transfers between home and airport, international flights and Business Class upgrades, and in-country air and hotels when required by the itinerary, as well as airport transfers and luggage handling.
Guests may use their USD 1,000 per suite shipboard credit for spa treatments, specialty restaurants, premium wines and spirits, optional shore excursions—including curated S.A.L.T. experiences to immerse travelers even deeper into each destination and its culture—onboard boutique purchases, laundry services, and more.
Highlight voyages among a broad selection featured in Silversea’s Suite Upgrades promotion include:
- Vancouver to Puerto Vallarta (Jalisco), 16 Days, October 2 – 18, 2023
Towering redwoods, the Golden Gate Bridge and a UNESCO World Heritage site are among the highlights of this 16-day voyage. Starting in Vancouver, Silver Wind® travels down the American west coast for a chance to enjoy Oregon’s massive forests and California’s dramatic landscape. The natural treasures of Mexico then follow: golden beaches in Cabo, the impressive scenic beauty of La Paz National Park and the unmissable Isla San Francisco in the Sea of Cortez. Puerto Vallarta’s dense jungle completes the itinerary.
- Puerto Williams to Puerto Williams, 18 Days, October 31 – November 18, 2023
The Falkland Islands, home to Rockhopper Penguins, Imperial Cormorants and Black-browed Albatrosses, and South Georgia, with its huge King Penguin colonies and whaling history, highlight this expedition voyage to Antarctica aboard Silver Endeavour℠. Guests also have the chance to witness Elephant Seals along with Gentoo, Chinstrap and Adélie penguins in the South Shetland Islands, as well as visit Ernest Shackleton’s monument on Elephant Island.
- San Cristóbal to San Cristóbal, 7 Days, January 6 – 13, 2024
Guests traveling aboard Galápagos-based Silver Origin® spend their days exploring Darwin’s “Living Laboratory of Evolution,” where they might spot rare Giant Tortoises, colorful marine iguanas, comical Blue-footed Boobies or energetic sea lion pups. Naturalist guides of the highest caliber—one for every ten guests, providing the highest ratio of guides per guest in the archipelago—share their knowledge and insights as they lead complimentary excursions.
- Walvis Bay to Port Elizabeth, 12 Days, March 23 – April 4, 2024
From the sand-swept shores of Namibia to South Africa’s vast game reserves, this is a voyage for the avid explorer. Silver Cloud®’s guests can discover the ruins of a diamond-mining ghost town near Lüderitz before spending nine days amid South Africa’s dazzling diversity. A stop in Langebaan offers the chance to kayak the Great Berg River to watch for flamingos, pelicans, and cormorants. An overnight in Cape Town spotlights the region’s scenic winelands, famed botanical gardens, and iconic Table Mountain. From East London, game drives take guests in search of elephants, lions, rhinos, hippos, and more.
- Reykjavík to Reykjavík, 14 Days, May 18 – June 1, 2024
Dazzling waterfalls, volcanoes and glaciers are among the attractions of this Silver Endeavour journey to the land of fire and ice, which continues on to the Faroe Islands, a haven for puffins and kittiwakes. Then it’s off to the Scottish Isles, and a week of cruising the country’s craggy shores. A day at sea takes the ship back to Iceland by way of Vestmannaeyjar, a nature lover’s paradise, and Surtsey, a new island that arose from the sea in 1963.