Due to the continued results of COVID-19 (coronavirus) on the world’s inhabitants and expanded journey restrictions enacted by a number of governments, Windstar Cruises is extending its momentary suspension of operations till June 30, 2020. Windstar says it can start working cruises aboard its yachts and small ships once more in July 2020.
“The health and well-being of guests, crew, land-based employees and people in the communities we visit is always a top priority,” Windstar mentioned in an announcement supplied to Travel Agent.
For these visitors with canceled cruises because of this extension, Windstar is providing a Future Cruise Credit (FCC) valued at 125 % of all monies paid to Windstar Cruises on the reserving. Guests may have till December 31, 2021 to e book and sail with their FCC. Guests might also request to change the FCC for a refund of 100 % of monies paid to Windstar Cruises on the canceled reserving. Guests have till December 31, 2021 to request the refund.
Earlier this week, as reported by our sister publication Travel Agent, Carnival Cruise Line introduced, as a part of its “Onboard With You” pledge, it could be paying an extra 1 % bonus fee on any new retail bookings, in addition to extending companies’ present 2020 fee charges for 2021, no matter whether or not they meet the required standards for this 12 months. A model spokesperson for Seabourn Cruise Line knowledgeable Travel Agent that Seabourn can be part of this effort, sustaining this 12 months’s set fee charges for North American journey advisors into subsequent 12 months.
“We feel this is another way to reinforce and demonstrate our commitment to the travel advisor community in what has become a very challenging business year, helping them plan their business into next year with some level of predictability,” the spokesperson mentioned.
This article initially appeared on www.travelagentcentral.com.