To celebrate Wave Season, the best time of the year to book a cruise, Norwegian Cruise Line is offering a jumpstart on the savings by launching its “Norwegians Take it to the Next Level” sales event today. All new cruise reservations on all ships booked from today through March 31, 2012, will receive a free upgrade within the same stateroom category, along with e-coupons providing on-board savings worth $400 (for sailings taking place before December 31, 2012). With these coupons, guests can take advantage of some of the most popular amenities at sea. Once booked and checked in online, guests will receive electronic coupons for spa treatments, internet minutes and a complimentary dinner in a specialty restaurant.
As a special bonus, from today through December 18, 2011, the line is offering cruisers the opportunity to “take it to the next level” with a mini-suite for the price of a balcony; balcony staterooms for the price of an oceanview, and oceanview staterooms for the price of inside staterooms on all ships and destinations. Cruise deposits during this time for sailings of three days or longer are reduced by 50 percent.
Norwegian Cruise Line’s fleet of 11 Freestyle Cruising® ships sail to popular destinations, including Alaska, Bermuda, Bahamas/Florida, Canada/New England, Caribbean, Europe, Hawaii, Pacific Coastal and the Panama Canal. In addition, the line recently unveiled its 2013/14 summer deployment which includes exciting new itineraries, including a third ship in Alaska, four ships in Europe, and Hawaii sailings open through 2015.
Norwegian’s travel partners can take advantage of a variety of customizable marketing tools and downloadable resources for the “Take it to the Next Level” sales event at www.partners.ncl.com, complete with e-mail blasts, banner ads, co-op ads, flyers and more.
The portal also provides a customizable e-vite that can be used to invite guests to cruise night events, along with sharable content for Facebook and Twitter. To help agents familiarize themselves with the 2012 Wave promotional offers, Norwegian has developed a dedicated course on NCL University that walks travel agents through the promotion details.