Bonus commission is being offered to agents as part of Windstar’s wave season booking promotion.

Agents can select from £40 extra remuneration or a £40 gift card payable at the final booking payment.

The level doubles to £80 per booking for new to Windstar passengers.

A free cruise is being offered to agents when they sell three qualifying voyages in 2021.

Qualifying cruises must be booked by February 28 and the free cruise of up to eight days duration must be taken by March 31, 2022.

Consumer offers include a reduced deposit of 5% from 15% plus a range of options including $1,000 per cabin on board credit, one night pre or post-cruise hotel stays on European sailings, a premium drinks package or free wi-fi.

Passengers can pick one free perk which varies depending on the length of cruise and cabin category.

Sales vice president Steve Simao said: “With the vaccines here, we are seeing people planning further ahead.

“Reach out to your clients now to ensure they secure their first choice with us. The wave offer is a tool to help you close the sale and the incentives are a thank you to our valued travel advisor partners.”

Windstar president Chris Prelog added: “These are cruises to escape the rushing, worried world.

“We are expecting a tidal wave of bookings in the months ahead. The Caribbean is easy to access for many and will be very popular, especially aboard the newly transformed Star Breeze. And our most popular destinations that typically sell out are the Greek Isles, Italy, Iceland and Tahiti.”