Uniworld Opens 2009 Group Bookings and Benefits

Agents can earn rewards for bookings

By: Marissa Tinloy

Uniworld Grand River Cruises’ has opened reservations for their 2009 European cruises. Using the company’s Group Planner, travel agents have opportunities to apply generous group discounts and earn a complimentary tour conductor berth.

The cruise company envisions their hotel-style ships as the ideal setting for group travel, citing senior clubs, large families, church organizations and alumni groups as potential guests.

“The large number of groups that return time and time again on our European river cruises indicates to us high satisfaction with the experience,” said Janice Tully, the company’s senior vice president of sales. “The intimate size of our ships with only 134 passengers, quality of services and attractive itineraries make Uniworld Grand River Cruises ideal for chartering large groups or company incentive travel programs.”

Under the Uniworld Group Program, agents can apply group discounts on all Europe Grand River Cruises. Even more, for all bookings made and deposited on or before June 30, Uniworld is offering double group discounts up to $600.

Additionally, agents have the opportunity to earn a complimentary tour conductor berth with as few as nine guests traveling together on most Europe sailings. Offer is based on double occupancy, cruise bookings only.

Lastly, Uniworld is featuring the choice of a complimentary one-hour cocktail party or a shipboard credit in the amount of $50 per guest, based on minimum bookings of 20 and 10 guests, respectively.