Help Couples Find Romance on the High Seas
Written by: Michelle on October 06, 2019
Cruising’s popularity continues to grow, and cruise lines are expanding their fleets and revitalizing their ships to appeal to today’s travelers. With so many options in cruising, travel agents should learn how cruising can benefit couples looking for a romantic vacation.
The Battle of the Vacation
It’s always challenging when a couple can’t seem to agree on the type of vacation they want. One wants to spend a week in the Caribbean, laying in the sun and walking along the beach. The other wants a vacation packed with things to do and finds the idea of staying in one place completely boring.
For couples like this, cruising meets both needs. Cruising provides a way for couples to relax onboard with stellar entertainment, rejuvenating spas, and delectable food. And with hundreds of itineraries sailing to warm weather destinations, there is plenty of time to enjoy the beaches or excursions at the ship’s ports of call.
Cruising also provides a change for your clients who want to try a new type of vacation while still having some benefit of an all-inclusive. Dining, entertainment, and many onboard activities are included and purchasing a drink package will help bridge the gap between the all-inclusive resort experience and cruising.
A Cruise for Everyone
It’s been said that there is a cruise for everyone, but not every cruise is for everyone. The ever-expanding cruise industry also allows your clients to find the cruise line and sailing that match the vision they have for their vacation.
For example, Virgin Voyages will launch as an adults-only cruise line when the Scarlet Lady sets sail in early 2020. It’s fun, indulgent vibe takes a modern approach to cruise life. With an onboard tattoo parlor, drag brunches, and the Bimini Beach Club, Virgin’s private island oasis, are sure to entice new cruisers to set sail.
While cruise ships are all-around impressive, Holland America Line’s approach is to focus on the destination. With over 145 years of sailing experience, this cruise line has refined its ships and has learned a thing or two about what it means to travel the world in classic style. These cruises are ideal for those looking for reserved elegance and blissful relaxation aboard their cruise.
River cruising provides a convenient and comfortable way for clients to experience many destinations in one trip. Essentially, the ship functions as a moving hotel as it travels while passengers enjoy dinner and rest up for the next day. For your clients who are looking to dive into the romantic cities of Europe, river cruising gives time to connect with each other while also being able to check destinations off their bucket lists.
Weddings at Sea
Let’s not forget about cruise ship weddings. While they may be less common than other destination weddings, a wedding at sea means that the couple can roll their nuptials and their honeymoon in one. As a travel agent, this is an opportunity to encourage them to choose a longer itinerary or upgrade their cabin.
You’ll also be introducing many guests to the benefits of using a travel agent to plan their cruise. TravelAge West recently covered some of the added benefits of a cruise ship wedding as well.
Remember to check out our Monthly Marketing Kit in the Agent Portal to find more resources to share the benefits of cruising with your clients.
Would you like to help couples set sail on the trip of their dreams? As a travel agent, you will work with travelers to plan their dream vacations. To find out how KHM Travel Group can help you start and grow your own travel business, fill out the form to the right or give us a call at 1-888-611-1220.