Windstar Cruises Celebrates Travel Advisors in May with Four Free Cruise Giveaways and Bonus Commission

Windstar Cruises (logo)May 1st is National Travel Advisor Appreciation Day, and small ship line Windstar Cruises is celebrating with exclusive perks and new programs that last beyond the month of May.

Windstar knows that behind every seamless vacation is a dedicated travel advisor who deserves special appreciation for making it all happen.

During the month of May, travel advisors who make a new booking or complete Windstar’s online training program will automatically be entered for a chance to win one of four free cruises for themselves and a guest. Advisors can boost their chances with each booking (2024 new bookings made during the month of May are worth five entries; each new booking for 2025 and beyond counts for two entries). Advisors who complete Windstar’s Star Specialist Online Learning Program in May 2024 also earn five entries.

Beyond the giveaway, Windstar is also offering a bonus perk all month long. Travel advisors can earn a $100 commission bonus for each cabin booked for a new-to-Windstar guest during the month of May.

“During Travel Advisor Appreciation Month, we are celebrating the contributions of our advisor partners,” says Dianna Rom, Windstar’s Vice President of Sales. “Advisors are very successful in bringing new-to-cruise guests to the brand, which is something we’ve been seeing in large numbers since the cruise industry opened back up in 2021. Their expertise enriches the experiences of travelers and helps ensure happy guests sailing on our ships.”

To further support travel advisor partners throughout the year, Windstar is announcing two new developments. Beginning in June 2024, all booking commissions will be paid 29 days prior to the cruise departure rather than after departure.

In addition, travel advisors who are investing their time to learn about the brand by becoming Windstar Cruises Star Specialists will have the opportunity to earn back the cruise fare of their eligible FAM trip in the form of a future commission payment

“Travel advisors are vital to our success at Windstar,” explains Windstar Chief Commercial Officer Janet Bava. “We are happy to report that with a major upgrade on our reservation system nearly complete, we’ll be able to pay commissions to our advisors earlier. Our valued partners have requested this in our conversations, and now we’ll be able to fulfill it. Our success is tied together, and we must support each other.”

Bava also said the line is launching a consumer campaign with messaging on the value of booking a Windstar cruise through a travel advisor.

Windstar’s six ship fleet of boutique sailing, and all-suite yachts carry 148-342 guests and specialize in port-intensive itineraries mixing popular places on people’s bucket lists with smaller, scenic and less-visited towns easy to explore from the ship. The line recently announced the addition of two new small ships joining its fleet in December 2025 and December 2026.

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