Silversea Cruises is offering a bonus commission of US$200 for all new bookings made on voyages departing on or after 1 July through 31 December 2021, in a show of support to its global community of travel agents and partners.
Running until 28 February 2020, the commission will be paid out to travel partners between 30 to 45 days after a booking's deposit is received. Guests will be able to pick from 139 itineraries across all seven continents.
"Our travel partners are extremely important to Silversea, playing a key role for us and our guests. We are therefore delighted to offer this added benefit to express our appreciation for their hard work, and make it even more rewarding to partner with us — especially during these challenging times," said Roberto Martinoli, Silversea's president and CEO.
"The bonus commission is a great way for travel professionals to earn extra income during these difficult days, and know that they will be giving their luxury clients an incomparable vacation, filled with authentic experiences."
This move joins a slew of other initiatives aimed at supporting travel partners by Silversea Cruises, which was bought out by Royal Caribbean in July 2020.
They include Marketing Central, an online suite of marketing resources and sales tools for travel advisors; the 18-module Silversea Academy which educates partners on Silversea’s ultra-luxury ships and visited destinations; as well as Virtual Visits, a short informative video series to keep global advisors updated on new products, activities and promotions.
In view of Covid days, Silversea Cruises allows guests to cancel their bookings up to 30 days prior to departure, which are refunded 100% in future cruise credits for the amount paid and valid for two years from date of issue.
Although many European shipyards shut down due to the pandemic, pushing some 2020 and 2021 deliveries further out, there are still quite a few ships slated to debut this year — including Silversea's last Muse-class ship, the Silver Dawn, expected in November this year.
Following the unveiling of Silver Moon's interior spaces in November 2020, next up is Silver Dawn. It accommodates 596 guests in 298 ocean-view suites, 96% of which will have a private veranda. The ship left the Fincantieri shipyard in Ancona, Italy on 14 January earlier this month, and marks the 10th ship under the cruise line.