Each year, cruise guests tell us that Holistic Holiday at Sea is a rare opportunity to form lasting bonds with like-minded and similarly spirited people. Yes, the education our presenters give on healthy eating and lifestlye practices can transform your life and getting wellness treatments on the open ocean while others do the cooking can rejuvenate, but guests especially mention treasuring the connections made with other travelers.
Here’s what Judy L., a participant from Florida, wrote:
“Memories of my first cruise will be with me forever. Wonderful food, excellent programs, and most of all the new friends that I made; unbelievable staff, lecturers and fellow travelers that have become my new extended family…. I feel like I have come home…. Looking forward to next year, and all those wonderful hugs.”
We hope to extend this opportunity for fellowship and hugs to others seeking a community. We also want to ensure those of you already coming know the possibilities for social engagement during the trip.
So, for the next month, this blog will look at ways to connect through our cruise. We’ll cover the social spaces on the new ship, romances that have formed during past cruises, and the experiences of people who return year after year to spend time with old and new friends.
First up, we’re highlighting two ways you can bring friends into the community with you, and ways to get rewarded for inviting others to the cruise.
Receive On-board Credit for Referring New Cruise Traveler
One option, available to anyone, is a $50 on-board credit for referring a friend who books a ticket. Our goal here is to offer the cruise to those who haven’t yet had the chance to join our community, so the person you refer must be a first-time guest. Though the individual can’t be immediate family like a spouse or child, you can get the credit for referring a friend from your vegan cooking club or the niece you’ve encouraged to embark on a healthier lifestyle. The credit applies to our our products and services only including our bookstore, one-on-one consultations, and special workshops on board. Just have the person mention your name when he or she calls the booking office.
Earn A Free Cruise with Our Group Leader Program
Another way to expand our cruise family is a program available to *pre-approved practitioners, teachers, and bloggers. When someone names you while booking, you get $75 (off a ticket or in cash) and they get $50 on-board credit. If fifteen people mention you when signing up, you get a free ticket or the commission payment.
Our marketing department can support your effort by providing photos and example content. We suggest using your newsletter, blog, direct outreach, and social media to help support your group leader promotion efforts. You do not have to take the cruise, nor are you responsible for these guests. You’re just leading them to a healthier life.
*To be approved for the program, contact Daniele Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or if you know someone with a following who might want to direct others to the cruise and get compensated for it, please pass on word of this program.
We can’t wait to gather again soon to renew bonds and embrace new arrivals!
Holistic Holiday at Sea is more than a great vegan travel experience, it’s an opportunity to stay healthy while enjoying an incredible vacation! Join us in 2014 for our 11th vegan voyage leaving from Miami, Florida March 1st – 8th, 2014!