Discerning Traveller is now offering clients the ability to book cruise packages online with live integration to cruise line partners.
The family-operated member of the Virtuoso network says it is the first Australian dedicated luxury and experiential travel agent to offer the service.
The online technology enables clients to access the most up-to-date prices and specific cabin availability on partner cruise lines. Among the cruise lines featured on Discerning Traveller’s website are Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Ponant, Seabourn, Silversea, Azamara, Hurtigruten, Virgin Voyages, Oceania Cruises, Celebrity Cruises and Windstar Cruises.
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Discerning Traveller says it used the COVID travel downturn in business to develop its “groundbreaking, first-to-market feature”.
“Customers now have the flexibility to choose between talking to an experienced travel consultant or self-book their itinerary online – the choice is all theirs,” the company said.
To celebrate the new tech, during the month of November clients can book obligation-free without upfront financial commitment. Any deposit will only be due on the date specified on their invoice. And customers booking online for 2022, 2023 or 2024, will receive an additional $100 per person discount on their cruise, if they provide proof of being fully vaccinated.
The no-deposit cabin holds offer is valid until 30 November 2021, and with select cruise partners.