Carnival Corp.’s North American cruise brands, which include Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Holland America, Seabourn, Costa, Cunard, and more, will maintain advisor commission rates through at least 2023.
The company made the announcement on Wednesday, extending a previous commitment it made to honor commission rates through at least 2022.
“The Carnival Corporation family of great cruise lines stands together in our commitment to support our travel advisor partners as our industry progresses to the full return to guest service,” said Arnold Donald, president, and CEO of Carnival Corporation.
“In honor of the holiday season where we take the opportunity to think about all that we’re grateful for, I speak on behalf of each of our entire team when I say that we truly appreciate our continued partnership with the travel advisor community. We are maintaining commission tiers through 2023 as one more way to thank them for their support over this last year by providing peace of mind and confidence knowing their efforts will be compensated at the rate they have worked so hard to earn.”
Carnival is just one of the major cruise companies that have emphasized how important the travel advisor community is to the cruise industry’s recovery.
Explora Journeys, which is hoping to make a big splash on the cruise industry’s luxury side, recently announced rolling commissions as an outreach to their advisors while Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings’ Harry Sommer also highlighted its commission protection policy earlier this year.
“The travel trade community is extraordinarily important to us. From the very beginning, we did our best to support the trade community doing things like protecting commission, continuing marketing activities with them when many other vendors stopped, and we’re committed to going forward and doubling down on those efforts,” Sommer said.