Explora Journeys has unveiled two new group programmes for travel agents.
The first, Journey Together, has been designed for small group, extended and multi-generational bookings. This starts with five suites and a minimum of 10 guests.
Agents can benefit from a complimentary host berth, “rewarding commission payments”, said Explora, and each suite reserved comes with a complimentary Journey Experience credit to use on board.
Meanwhile, Journey Together + starts with a 10 suite, 20 guest minimum and offers agents a complimentary host suite and a value fare to “significantly increase their profit potential”, added the luxury cruise line.
Full ship charter requests can also be submitted.
There is also a new By Appointment + service, allowing agents to invite clients on a call to allow Explora Journeys’ ambassadors to answer questions and finalise bookings.
Explora Journeys ‘fully’ behind agents
Explora Journeys chief sales officer Chris Austin said: “Designing our Journey Together group programmes and developing our By Appointment + service has been a highly collaborative process with the travel advisor community.
“We are enormously proud to launch these industry-leading programmes to protect the health and longevity of the travel advisor community.”
The line’s CEO Michael Ungerer added: “We are firmly on track for our maiden journey from Barcelona to Athens in May 2023, and we remain absolutely committed to providing our travel advisor community the resources and customised solutions to ensure mutual success for the long term.”
Earlier in May, Explora held the keel laying ceremony for its second ship, Explora II.
The ship will be delivered in summer 2024, joining Explora I, which is due to sail in May 2023.