TRAVEL LEADERS NETWORK RE-LAUNCHES DISTINCTIVE VOYAGES
Unique hosted sailings offer exceptional shipboard and shoreside experiences
ALEXANDRIA, VA (October 19, 2021) – Travel Leaders Network’s popular Distinctive Voyages Hosted cruise program is returning to the seas, with some new additions. Distinctive Voyages is a Travel Leaders Network exclusive hosted cruise collection of sailings that features complimentary added amenities, including the expertise of a Distinctive Voyage Host on board each sailing.
Cruise ships are back in the water, and travelers couldn’t be more delighted. Travel advisors also have unprecedented opportunity to sell cruises, but there is a lot of noise in the marketplace. Distinctive Voyages gives them a can’t-get-it-anywhere-else opportunity to sell to their clients. It turns a cruise into an elevated river or ocean vacation.
Roger Block, President of Travel Leaders Network
Bringing an intimate feeling to even the largest of ships, Distinctive Voyages cruisers will also be offered a private welcome reception (based on social distancing measures) and an amenity only for Distinctive Voyages passengers.
“Cruise ships are back in the water, and travelers couldn’t be more delighted,” said Roger Block, President of Travel Leaders Network. “Travel advisors also have unprecedented opportunity to sell cruises, but there is a lot of noise in the marketplace. Distinctive Voyages gives them a can’t-get-it-anywhere-else opportunity to sell to their clients. It turns a cruise into an elevated river or ocean vacation.”
Distinctive Voyages’ first sailing since the pandemic left on September 26, 2021, and 19 Distinctive Voyages sailings are scheduled before the end of the year. Passengers on these cruises will have a host, receive a shipboard credit and be given a bon voyage bottle of wine in lieu of a welcome reception due to social distancing regulations.
In 2022 and 2023, there will be 578 Distinctive Voyages going to 30 countries and 47 ports of call. Distinctive Voyages’ cruise partners are:
- Celebrity Cruises
- Crystal Cruises
- Cunard Line
- Holland America Line
- Oceania Cruises
- Princess Cruises
- Regent Seven Seas Cruises
- Silversea Cruises
- Windstar Cruises
Additionally, passengers on these cruises will be able to take part in curated shore events on 10 of the cruise partners and receive shipboard credit on select lines.
“Because of Travel Leaders Network’s deep relationships with our cruise partners in Distinctive Voyages, passengers on these sailings get to experience some very special things,” said Block. “For instance, in 2022, we are offering a ‘Husky Homestead’ excursion as part of the land portion of a Princess Alaska cruise. Distinctive Voyages passengers can get up and close with sled dogs and really get to know the culture of Alaska on a deeper level. And of course, excursions like this are a very attractive selling proposition for our travel advisors.”
In 2022, Distinctive Voyages’ popular Private Car and Driver option will be offered on 16 Distinctive Voyages sailings. This exclusive amenity puts the services of a driver at the disposal of a traveler for one day. The passenger can use the driver for a guided tour, or simply be driven around as they wish.
Travelers interested in booking a Distinctive Voyages sailing should visit www.travelleaders.com to find a Travel Leaders Network advisor.
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About Travel Leaders Network
Travel Leaders Network (www.TravelLeaders.com) assists millions of leisure and business travelers annually and is one of the largest sellers of luxury travel, cruises and tours in the travel agency industry, with approximately 5,700 travel agency locations across the United States and Canada. Travel Leaders Network is part of Travel Leaders Group, a division of Internova Travel Group.
About Internova Travel Group
Internova Travel Group is one of the largest travel services companies in the world with a collection of leading brands delivering high-touch, personal travel expertise to leisure and corporate clients. Internova manages leisure, business and franchise firms through a portfolio of distinctive divisions. Internova represents more than 62,000 travel advisors in over 6,000 company-owned and affiliated locations predominantly in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, with a presence in more than 80 countries.