World Navigator to debut July 2021
Atlas is scheduled to begin sailing with its new ship, World Navigator, in July next year in the Adriatic, Black Sea, Holy Lands, South America and Antarctica. Travel advisors will receive a $500 gift card per veranda- and horizon-category stateroom booking, and a $750 gift card per suite booking.
The 'Get Paid Now' incentive is in addition to the existing promotional 15% commission for all summer 2021 and winter 2021-22 bookings aboard World Navigator.
Plus, savings and air offer
Additionally, travelers will get $1,000 savings per person and free business-class air when booking a suite, $500 savings per person and free economy-class air for a horizon- or veranda-category stateroom and $500 savings person in an adventure stateroom. The free air is for the intercontinental segment and journeys departing prior to Oct. 28, 2021.
Atlas Ocean Voyages is also offering travelers a 50% reduced deposit of $500 per person per stateroom and $750 per person per suite. Furthermore, the line is allowing free changes, so customers can carry their deposit to any World Navigator departure, up until March 31, 2022, without penalty.
Immediate support for travel partners
'The current travel atmosphere is dynamic and complex, but what is important and clear is that we must maintain our unwavering support for our valued travel advisor partners,' said Alberto Aliberti, president of Atlas Ocean Voyages. 'We must recognize that travel advisors are losing earnings due to cancellations but continue to have bills and expenses. Atlas' Get Paid Now program will immediately help travel sellers get through this industry downturn.'
Atlas promises a 'luxe adventure' experience with inclusive pricing on its expedition-style newbuild, which carries fewer than 200 passengers. The fleet is planned to expand to five ships by 2023.