Vacation.com has updated its Vacation Vignettes hosted cruise program, which will now feature 260 sailings in 2011— a 62 percent increase over 2010. With the rise in Vacation Vignettes departures, members are now offered more than 1,000 specialty sailings under Vacation.com programs at no additional costs.
Vacation Vignettes are packaged escorted sailings offered only through Vacation.com member agencies. Each voyage includes the services of a concierge host, a private cocktail reception and an exclusive shore event on itineraries from Holland America Line, Celebrity Cruises, Azamara Club Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Crystal Cruises, along with the newest addition, Silversea Cruises.
When the Vignettes sailings are added to Vacation.com’s Amenity Departure Dates program— which offers a selection of onboard ship credits, prepaid gratuities and free specialty restaurant meals— members have more than 1,000 cruise dates from which to select for their client’s cruise vacation.
The 2011 Vacation Vignettes sailings are featured in a newly-released brochure titled “Experience the Luxury.” The 24-page brochure, which offers agency branding and personalization on the front and back covers, lists the entire 2011 cruise lineup, highlights a handful of the exclusive shore events and spotlights Holland America’s 110-day World Cruise, one of the most popular departures in the program. In addition, the brochure will be featured as an electronic brochure in an e-mail blast to millions of consumers in July.
In the last year, the number of member agents applying to host a Vacation Vignettes departure has doubled to more than 200.