3 Reasons to Cruise as a Virtuoso Guest

3 Reasons to Cruise as a Virtuoso guest!

Alliance Travel Partners is a proud member of Virtuoso, the largest luxury travel consortium in the world.  The purpose of the consortium is to connect the world’s top travel advisors with a coveted portfolio of luxury cruise lines, including more than 30 ocean, river, expedition, and specialty cruise.   companies offering hundreds of departures on a variety of cruise lines.

Only travel advisors associated with Virtuoso can offer exclusive benefits to clients on hundreds of cruise departures. This means that if you make your reservations through a Virtuoso agent, you will receive the following benefits on designated Virtuoso Voyages:

  1. You will have a Host on board your cruise dedicated to all Virtuoso guests. Travelers on a hosted program experience the camaraderie of like-minded cruisers from other Virtuoso agencies.  They benefit from an experienced host looking after their interests during the cruise.
  2. Exclusive Welcome Reception just for Virtuoso guests, where you will meet other Virtuoso travelers as well as the ship’s officers and staff.
  3. Virtuoso guests may choose one of these exclusive benefits offered complimentary by Virtuoso on over 700 designated sailings:

Exclusive Shore Excursion – These shore events are consistently the most popular option for Virtuoso guests. The shore excursions are meticulously planned to deliver an exceptional experience and Virtuoso guests rate the Virtuoso tours as a better experience than those offered by the cruise line’s tour operators.  Most events are planned around a fine dining experience that showcases a region’s specialties and wine. Whether a Michelin starred restaurant or a rustic tavern, the meal is an integral part of what sets a Virtuoso Voyages experience apart from other shore excursions.

Customized Credit – This option gives Virtuoso guests the ability to apply a credit (usually up to $175/person) to other Virtuoso products which may including hotel, shore excursion or insurance.

Private Car and Driver – On selected departures, Virtuoso guests can opt for a private car and driver at a designated port of call.  In most cases the car/driver is provided for half day private tours, enabling guests to customize their sightseeing.

Ship Board Credit – This option provides guests the flexibility of enjoying a shipboard service such as at the spa, specialty dining, staff gratuity, or making a purchase at one of the boutiques onboard.  Generally, the shipboard credit option is $150/person.

Considering all of these amenities are only available from Virtuoso agencies, why not give us a call and start planning your next voyage?


~Judi Walker, Travel Advisor, Alliance Travel Partners