Carnival Cruise Line Waives NCFs on Third and Fourth Guests

by Cheryl Rosen
Carnival Cruise Line Waives NCFs on Third and Fourth Guests

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With Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship, Horizon, ready for its debut, the cruise line will be rolling out a few specials for its travel agent partners in the next few days. Perhaps the most exciting deals with the thing travel agents hate the most: non commissionable fees (NCFs).

Carnival today announced that it will waive non commissionable fees for third and fourth guests in the same stateroom from now until the end of May, for select sailings through fall 2018.

In an interview with Travel Market Report, Carnival’s vice president of sales and trade marketing Adolfo Perez said he believes this is the first time that Carnival is offering to waive NCFs and that “paying commission on the full fare will give travel agents some relief from the NCFs that they don’t like and will drive incremental demand.”

The offer can be booked through GoCCL.com and GDSs.

There’s also a “a couple of agent-specific things” coming, Perez said, including a contest that will run on Adolfo Perez’s Facebook page, where travel agents can win everything from gift cards to a $10,000 grand prize.

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