Sail Croatia, a leading small ship cruise and charter company, has reported unprecedented occupancy rates for its 2023 season, with over 90% of its ships already booked. The company is now focusing on the 2024 season and has shared top tips for agents on how to sell its unique holiday experiences to clients.
Co-founder and Director, Helle Seuren, advises agents to match the right experience to the right guest, as Croatia offers a range of experiences to suit different types of travellers. From medieval towns that have appeared in Game of Thrones and Star Wars, to idyllic islands with turquoise waters and secret bays, as well as lavender fields and vineyards, there is something for everyone.
Sail Croatia offers sailings to suit all types of travellers, from luxury cruises for mature guests on Elegance ships, to party sailings on Navigator Cruises. Agents are encouraged to understand the breadth of offerings to match the perfect holiday to their customer and not let budgets put them off. There is a cruise experience to cater to most budgets, from budget-friendly active holidays to exclusive charter experiences for luxury travellers.
Seuren highlights the benefits of small ship cruising, including the ability to swim directly off the back of the ship in secluded coves, the intimate nature of the experience with no more than 40 guests onboard, and the opportunity to anchor in small coves and tiny towns, discovering hidden gems like Stina Beach, Vis – voted the most beautiful beach in Europe by European Best Destinations.
Sail Croatia’s small ship cruises include breakfast and a 3-course lunch daily, providing great value for money and allowing guests to try delicious Dalmatian cuisine at local restaurants. Different cruises offer various inclusions, such as the Elegance Cruise, which includes a Tour Manager, Captains Dinner, Local Village Dinner, and Airport Transfers, making for a hassle-free cruising experience. The company’s Cycle and Hike cruises come complete with experienced guides and the opportunity to hire an e-bike or hybrid bike.
To secure their preferred ship, itinerary, and route, guests can easily join a cruise by paying only a £50 deposit, and not needing to pay the full balance until 12 weeks before departure. Seuren also suggests looking for opportunities to upsell to a private whole ship charter or a richer, more exclusive holiday choice, particularly for groups celebrating special occasions such as milestone birthdays, anniversaries, family reunions, and weddings.
Agents can earn a 10% commission on all Elegance Cruises with Sail Croatia, and for more information, clients can visit the company’s website or call 0204 525 7534. With Sail Croatia’s top tips for selling small ship cruises and charters, agents can provide their clients with unforgettable holiday experiences in Croatia.
WRITTEN BY: WILLIAM TREVAN