Norwegian Cruise Line is adjusting its final payment schedule beginning December 18, 2017, a cruise line representative tells Travel Agent. The cruise line said that the new policy will simplify the booking process for travel agents, as well as help them collect their commission earlier.
As part of the new schedule, all seven-night or longer cruise bookings will now require final payment 120 days prior to sail date. For one- to six-night cruises, final payment will be due 90 says prior to sail date for non-suite stateroom categories, although bookings in The Haven and suites will continue to require final payment 120 days prior to sail date.
Norwegian said that the adjustment will help align a consistent schedule amongst stateroom categories for the majority of the cruise line’s itineraries.
“Norwegian Cruise Line’s adjustment to its payment schedule will help simplify the booking experience for travel partners, further allow travel partners to sell with confidence, help ensure that their clients who book early will receive optimal pricing and stateroom choice, and allow travel partners to receive their commissions 30 days earlier,” the cruise line said in a statement provided to Travel Agent.