Believe it or not, we’re only thinking of you.
Booking early with Brand g has distinct advantages:
- Early Booking Discounts
These $500 per person discounts are only offered for the first few weeks or months after a trip is announced. And since we announce our vacations 12-18 months out, it pays to plan in advance.
And unlike regular straight cruises, we do not do “flash sales” or put unsold cabins on sale at the last minute. (With everything selling out far in advance these days, that couldn’t happen, anyway.) The Early Booking price is the best – and lowest – price you’ll get. So, grab that Early Booking discount and have extra money for that bedazzled thong you’ve been eyeing.
- Best Choice of Cabins
If the vacation you’re interested in includes a river or ocean cruise, you’ll have the best choice of cabins early on. The suites and the most inexpensive cabins typically sell out first. On a European river ship, for example, there are usually only about a dozen suites, and we’ve been witness to a lot of shrieking and gnashing of teeth when someone discovers the suites are already gone.
- Getting to join your friends
All too often, we get pleading calls and emails (and the occasional tear-stained letter) from someone who wants to join friends who are already booked on a trip that’s sold out. We’ll happily waitlist you for any vacation; but the majority of cancellations – if they happen – only occur 3-4 months before a trip. A California group, for example, jumped on one of our European cruises soon after it was announced (more than a year out) and booked half a floor of the ship so they could all vacation together.
- Small group experiences
Our land-only vacations (like Japan, Ireland, Africa or Nepal & Bhutan) are small group tours of approximately 40 guests. We keep them to that number so that we can offer the kind of intimate, luxurious vacation that guests rave about. And small groups enable us to offer experiences that would be impossible to pull off for a group of 200. (Some examples: taking over a 5-star safari camp in Africa that only has 20 villas. Or doing a helicopter flight over Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.) So, needless to say, these groups fill up fast.
- The opportunity to try the Brand g experience
We feel incredibly fortunate to have a loyal cadre of guests who continue to book with us year after year. (More than half of any vacation is usually made up of past guests.) And even though we’ve increased capacity 60% over the last two years, the majority of our vacations sell out a year or more in advance.
We don’t want you to miss out!