NCL will pay commission to partner travel agents on non-commissionable fares


Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) today announced that it will pay commission to travel advisors on Non-Commissionable Fares (NCFs), demonstrating its industry-leading commitment to the travel agent community in the whole world.

NCL is the first major contemporary cruise line to compensate travel advisors on NCFs for bookings made outside the 120-day window. Since establishing the first brand partner philosophy, Norwegian Cruise Line has been committed to being the easiest cruise line to do business with by providing agents with educational tools, promotions and marketing assets to help them grow their business.

“Our Partners First philosophy remains a priority, and our decision to pay a commission on NCF is further evidence of our commitment to this community,” said Harry Sommer, President and CEO of NCL. “We want our partners to thrive; we want to see their businesses grow all over the world.

The Cruise Line is committed to equipping the travel agent community with the tools and information necessary to provide their customers with exemplary service. This revolutionary choice will further help travel partners build a stronger relationship with their customers and increase brand loyalty, which will result in repeat business and higher revenue potential.

“Our travel partners are extremely important to us and our business; it’s a true partnership,” said Braydon Holland, Senior Sales Manager, Norwegian Cruise Line. “Advisors know why NCL offers the best cruise experience at sea and when they can talk about our unique, one-of-a-kind itineraries . friendly Free at Sea promotion and incredible fleet of 18 ships with unparalleled onboard offerings, they bring immense value to the business. We see this value and wanted to reward our travel advisors like never before.

FNC payment will be effective January 1, 2023 for new bookings made 120 days prior to sailing for cruises departing May 1, 2023 and beyond. To qualify for the NCF commission, travel advisors will need to submit a marketing plan to their NCL sales support team by December 31, 2022.


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