Travelmarket report Cruise Report Card - page 9

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1 Depending on the service provided. For
example, should a client need to rent a mobility
scooter, etc., for the cruise, a commission would
be paid by Special Needs Group, but not NCL.
2 If clients purchase a bundle package that
includes air and/or hotel, transfers, etc.
3
If pre-booked and
pre-paid
4
Included in cruise fare
5
On select packages
6
On group bookings
7
If booked through RCI
8
Indirectly
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When pre-purchased
cruise commissions
So much more goes into a cruise vacation than just the base cruise fare — and the add-ons on
ocean cruises often add up to much more than the fare itself. While it’s always an agent’s job to
cater to the client’s needs, it does help to know which cruise lines reward you for the hard work
and time it takes to turn a cruise into a memory that lasts a lifetime. Here’s an outline of which
suppliers pay commissions on which products, from government taxes to insurance:
Port
Charges
Insurance Gratuities Transfers
Airfare
Hotel
Accommodations
Pre- & Post-
Trip Tours
Other
Sometimes
Sometimes
Sometimes
Sometimes
Decline
to answer
Decline
to answer
Drink
Packages
4
4
varies
varies
3
3
3
3
3
5
4
4
4
8
4
Decline
to answer
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