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In a first for contemporary cruise lines and a boon to your bottom line, Norwegian Cruise Line announced it will now compensate you on previously non-commissionable fares booked outside of the 120-day window as part of their Partners First commitment.

“Our Partners First philosophy remains top of mind, and our decision to pay commission on NCFs is further proof of our commitment to this community,” said NCL president and CEO Harry Sommer in a press statement. “We want our partners to thrive; we want to see their businesses grow all around the world.”

Norwegian Cruise Line Prioritizes Its Partners

If you’ve worked with Norwegian Cruise Line before, you know they have a slew of educational tools, promotions and marketing assets to help you sell—and if you’re new to selling cruises, their program will help you hit the ground running. The better your relationship with your client, the more you build brand loyalty and the stronger your earnings.

“Our travel partners are incredibly important to us and our business; it is a true partnership,” said Todd Hamilton, senior vice president of sales at NCL, in a press statement. “Advisors know why NCL offers the best cruise experience at sea and when they can speak to our unique, bucket-list itineraries, one-of-a-kind Free at Sea promotion, and incredible 18-ship fleet with unparalleled onboard offerings, they are providing immense value to the business. We see this value and we wanted to reward our travel advisors like never before.”

Note: To qualify for the NCF commission, you must submit your marketing plan through Norwegian Central by Dec. 31, 2022. The payment of NCFs will begin Jan. 1, 2023, for reservations made outside of final payment (120 days prior to sailing) on cruises departing May 1, 2023, and beyond.

Norwegian Cruise Line recently welcomed its newest ship, Norwegian Prima, the first of six in their Prima class, the company’s newest class of ships in nearly a decade.

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