Windstar to drop COVID-19 vaccine requirement

Earn bonus commission with Windstar’s Wave Season offer

SEATTLE — Windstar is rewarding travel advisors with a bonus commission and allowing cruisers to pick their own perk for this year’s Wave Season offer.

Valid through Feb. 28, 2022, the cruise line’s ‘Pick Your Perk’ savings options include:

  • Up to US$1,000 onboard credit per stateroom, or
  • Up to two free Easy Stay hotel nights with included transfer between hotel and yacht, plus full breakfast, Wi-Fi, resort fees and taxes

Guests may pick one complimentary perk, which vary in exact amount depending on the length of the cruise and room category.

In addition, Windstar’s returning guests, known as Yacht Club Members, can earn double the referral credit of $200 when referring a friend.

Travel advisors booking new-to-Windstar guests will receive a $100 per booking bonus commission, or a $100 Visa gift card.

“We have been tracking consumer sentiment from the start of this pandemic and one consistent theme is that people want to travel as soon as they feel safe,” said Windstar President Christopher Prelog. “Windstar guests are very comfortable in booking their favourite destination on our small ships. We see a tremendous pent-up demand for travel, particularly amongst those who are used to travelling internationally every year.”

Prelog added that he anticipates cruises to sell fast and encourages clients to book early.

“Our cruises in the end of 2022 and into 2023 are booking extremely well so my advice for travellers interested in smaller ships like Windstar’s is to not wait to book. Space likely will be difficult to find,” he said.

Windstar’s Beyond Ordinary Care health and safety program requires everyone aboard to be vaccinated. Upon arrival at the yacht, each guest is given a complimentary COVID-19 antigen test.

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