On Monday, Carnival unveiled a new base commission structure, which reduces the number of sailed cabins required for each commission tier, allowing agents to pile up more commissions from the same number of cruises booked. According to the cruise line, the sailed cabin requirement has been reduced by 32% on average for the 11% to 15% commission tiers.
The starting rate of commission on Carnival cruises is 10% and the top rate is 16%. While those will remain unaffected, the rest of the commission levels the cruise grants agents changed, all being lowered to make it easier for agents to earn a higher commission.
The number of cabins needed to reach the 15% level has decreased from 400 to 250, the 14% requirement has decreased from 300 to 175, the 13% requirement from 200 to 125, the 12% requirement from 100 to 50, and the 11% requirement from 50 to 40.
The changes will be effective to new bookings made starting Jan. 1, 2016 and were implemented based on input from travel agents, Carnival said. For more information, agents can go to the Carnival homepage.