Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has pledged its commitment to the travel
agent community worldwide by offering to pay advisors commission on
non-commissionable fares (NCFs).
NCL said it is the first major contemporary cruise line to compensate
travel advisors on NCFs for reservations booked outside of the 120-day
“Our Partners First philosophy remains top of mind, and our decision
to pay commission on NCFs is further proof of our commitment to this
community,” said NCL president and CEO, Harry Sommer.
“We want our partners to thrive; we want to see their businesses grow all around the world,” Sommer added.
Damian Borg, director of sales, NCL AUNZ, said travel advisors
provided “immense value” to NCL. “We see this value and we wanted to
reward our travel advisors like never before.”
The payment of NCFs will go into effect on 1 January 2023 for new
reservations made 120 days prior to sailing for cruises departing 1 May
2023 and forward.
To qualify for the NCF commission, travel advisors will need to
submit a marketing plan to their NCL sales support team by 31 December