Carnival Cruise Lines is offering travel agents an opportunity to enjoy the “Fun Ship” vacation experience first-hand on a complimentary basis through its new Travel Agent Complimentary Cruise Promotion.
From September 12-26, 2013, travel agents may visit GoCCL.com, the line’s travel agent Internet portal, and select from a variety of sailings departing between September 2013 and January 2014.
As a special reward to agents who have signed up for the line’s Travel Agent Rewards and Carnival Passport programs, as well as to encourage new enrollees, travel agents enrolled in these programs can submit their cruise request on September 11, 2013, one day prior to the promotion launch.
“During our Carnival Conversations events, we heard from agents that one of the best ways for them to sell the Carnival product would be to simply experience a cruise just as their clients would,” said Joni Rein, Carnival’s vice president of worldwide sales. “We wanted to give agents the opportunity to sail on the ‘Fun Ships’ with their friends and family while also rewarding and encouraging participation in our Carnival Passport and Travel Agent Rewards programs by offering early access to this exciting new promotion for members.”
Travel agents may view available cruises and request their preferred sailing by visiting GoCCL.com. Upon receiving a booking confirmation number, travel agents then call Carnival at 1-800-438-6744, extension 78830, to secure their reservation.
Cabin space is limited and will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis. As part of the terms and conditions of the program, travel agents may receive one complimentary cruise and bring up to three guests in their stateroom depending on availability. A non-refundable $50 deposit for first and second guests is required, which will be converted to an onboard credit upon boarding.
As part of the Carnival Conversations travel agent outreach program, Carnival recently extended its Interline rate program to travel agents and introduced last-minute travel agent rates. These initiatives were implemented in an effort to provide travel agents with a variety of discounted sailing opportunities to experience the Fun Ship product.