Agents Benefit from MSC Cruises' New 2011 Schedule

MSC Cruises has released its 2011 Europe cruise schedule and is offering a host of promotions where guests can save up to $400 per state room in the private enclave of Yacht Club for sailings of five nights or longer from March through November 2011.

For sailings five nights or longer in the same time period guests in any accommodation type can save $200 per stateroom.

Travel agents booking groups by July 31 will receive 18 percent commission, a one-for-15 tour conductor and a standard cocktail party as well as a 90-day waiver of good faith deposit and 50 percent reduction of good faith deposit.

Group rates and Western Med highlights include:
MSC Splendida - The Splendid Mediterranean from $849
MSC Fantasia - Mediterranean Fantasy from $899
MSC Lirica - Mediterranean Marvels from $699
MSC Sinfonia - Sparkling Mediterranean Rivieras from $679

Group rates and Eastern Med highlights include:
MSC Magnifica - The Magnificent Mediterranean from $799
MSC Musica - Greek Island in the Sun from $849
MSC Armonia - Jewels of the Adriatic from $699
MSC Poesia, MSC Orchestra and MSC Opera - Baltic and Fjords from $1,149