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For the first time in the company’s history, Zegrahm Expeditions has launched a loyalty program, the Seven Continents Club. The 5-tier program begins offering benefits to passengers the minute they return from their first expedition.
After one sailing, guests receive 10 percent savings on select trips when a new expedition season launches, up to $500 in air credits to use for their second trip, a $1,000 refer and reward travel credit for each new referral and access to exclusive offers and discounts. When guests have traveled on five trips, they will receive the aforementioned perks, plus 5 percent savings on all future expeditions and priority position on waitlists.
When guests have traveled on 10 trips, they will enjoy all of the aforementioned benefits, as well as a complimentary pre- or post-trip hotel night, dinner added to one expedition of their choice and a reduced booking deposit of 10 percent. When guests have traveled on 25 trips, they will earn all of the above, plus 25 percent off one expedition cruise of their choice. When guests have traveled on 50 trips, they will receive all of the aforementioned benefits, plus one complimentary expedition cruise on Zegrahm.
Guests who have previously traveled with Zegrahm have been automatically enrolled in the program and are already receiving perks from one or more of the program’s tiers. As a special gift, when guests have traveled to all seven continents with Zegrahm, they will be honored as a Globetrotter Member and gifted with a commemorative pin showcasing their exclusive status as well as one item of branded gear. For more information, call (800) 628-8747 or visit zegrahm.com.
The mega-yacht company announced that it is re-launching its Variety Stars loyalty reward program for travel agents just in time for the new 2017/2018 season, when Variety Cruises will introduce two new itineraries, Iceland and Spain & Portugal, in addition to bringing back its popular West Africa program. The three new cruises will expand the Variety Cruises’ portfolio to include 10 destinations, which also includes the Greek Islands, the Adriatic Sea, Costa Rica and Panama, Cuba, the Seychelles, the Canary Islands and the Cape Verde Archipelago.
Travel agents can log in to Variety’s travel agents section, which explains how agents can earn Variety Stars for each of their programs, earn extra commission, and earn complimentary cruises. The travel agent section also lists the latest Variety Cruises programs and specials, FAM trips and how to book the next webinar to learn more about the line. For more information, visit varietycruises.com/english/home/varietycruisestravelagents.
Blue Chip Club, Celebrity Cruises’ casino loyalty reward program, is back featuring 14 new benefits, ranging from free slot play, Internet packages, and complimentary beverage packages to friends and family cruise discounts, specialty dining and spa credits and a variety of other onboard and onshore benefits.
The program offers five new tier levels—Pearl, Onyx, Amethyst, Sapphire, and the highest tier, Ruby. Each level is based off a players’ past casino gaming activity with Celebrity. As guests continue to earn tier points, they will qualify to upgrade to a higher tier. Tier points are earned when a casino guest uses their Seapass card while playing in Fortunes Casino. The more tier points accumulated, the higher the tier level and the more benefits a guest earns. For more information, call (800) 437-3111 or visit celebritycruises.com/blue-chip-club.