Carnival Cruise Line has begun paying travel agent commission on wedding package sales effective January 1, 2018, the cruise line reports. Commission tiers for wedding packages will be based on wedding package sales made January 1-March 31, 2018. Additionally, travel agents will earn accelerated commissions on wedding packages during this Wave Season booking period.
Commission tiers for travel agents during the January 1-March 31, 2018 Wave Season period are:
- Silver (1-10 Weddings): $200 per wedding
- Gold (11-35 Weddings): $225 per wedding
- Platinum (35 + Weddings): $300 per wedding
After March 31, agencies reaching Silver, Gold and Platinum booking tiers will earn ongoing commissions at the following levels:
- Silver: $150 per wedding
- Gold: $170 per wedding
- Platinum: $200 per wedding
Agents who do not book wedding packages prior to March 31, 2018, will qualify for the silver level commission tier for the remainder of the year, Carnival said.
“While onboard wedding celebrations offer travel agents an excellent opportunity to build multigenerational group business, they also take an extra effort to organize,” said Carnival’s Vice President of Sales & Trade Marketing Adolfo Perez in a written statement. “We wanted to be sure that agents know we value the added work that goes into these sales by offering commission on them moving forward.”
Carnival Cruise Line offers an array of wedding packages to meet a variety of styles, sizes and budgets. The line recently introduced new wedding package options with shipboard weddings on embarkation day; while a ship is docked in a port of call; or at sea -- as well as shoreside settings at select destinations. Packages include the Intimate Ceremony, Grand Ceremony and the Carnival Classic, which offers additional customized selections for wedding amenities and reception menus. Guests may also add on specific entertainment and photography options.
Commissions on wedding sales made during the accelerated earning period will be paid on April 16, 2018. Ongoing commissions will follow Carnival’s standard monthly commission payment process.