Carnival Cruise Line will now pay travel agents commission on any wedding packages sold, the cruise line announced this week.
Commissions will be based on how many weddings agents booked—the more weddings an agent books, the higher the commission gets.
From now until the end of Wave Season (March 31), agents booking between 1 and 10 weddings will earn Silver Status, giving them $200 commission per wedding; agents booking between 11 and 35 weddings will earn Gold Status, giving them $225 per wedding; and agents booking more than 35 weddings will earn Platinum Status, giving them $300 per wedding.
Agents will keep whatever status they earn after wave season and will then earn the following commission: Silver Status agents will earn $150 per weeding, Gold Status agents will earn $170, and Platinum Status agents will earn $200.
Agents who don’t book any weddings between now and March 31 will be automatically enrolled at Silver Status. Agents booking through wave season will receive their commission on April 16, 2018.
According to Adolfo Perez, the vice president of sales marketing for trade for Carnival, the cruise line made the decision because it “wanted to be sure that agents know we value the added work that goes into these sales by offering commission on them moving forward” for the extra effort agents are putting in.
Carnival offers wedding packages around shipboard ceremony and separate ceremonies at a port.