CLIA Agent Member 2015 Cruise Line Offers at a Glance

Jan 23, 2015

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the world’s largest cruise trade association, today unveiled new Individual Agent Membership benefits available.  Below is a summary of all 26 CLIA North American Cruise Line Members special offers, valued at an estimated $5,000.

AmaWaterways

  • One $50 bonus commission
  • $50 per cabin shipboard credit
  • Priority invitations to Familiarization trips and Seminars at Sea

American Cruise Lines

  • One $50 bonus commission
  • Reduced rate cruises for personal travel, onboard recognition and onboard coupons such as upgrades and shipboard credits
  • Priority invitations to Familiarization trips and Seminars at Sea

Avalon Waterways

  • Four $50 bonus commissions: Tulip Time River Cruise, Paris to Normandy’s Landing Beaches, Burgundy & Provence, The Blue Danube Discovery
  • Priority invitations to Familiarization trips and Inaugural sailings

Azamara Club Cruises

  • Two Bonus Commissions: One for $100 for Ocean-view or Veranda Staterooms; one for $150 for Suites
  • Quarterly Cruise Night Sale - including an exclusive up to $500 on board credit per stateroom for clients
  • Exclusive Seminar at Sea training at preferred agent rate
  • Agents can Sell three and Sail Free through the Azamara World Academy

Carnival Cruise Lines

  • 10,000 Travel Agent Reward Points on your first 7+ day Carnival Cruise Lines booking as a CLIA Member
  • Priority access to Reduced and Last Minute Travel Agent Rates 
  • Travel Agent Rewards points given to all agents who complete CLIA accreditation
  • Priority invitations to Familiarization trips, Seminars at Sea and Inaugural sailings
  • Quarterly feature on value of working with a CLIA agent in Onboard with Carnival and Travel Agency featured in the Travel Agent locator

Celebrity Cruises

  • CLIA agent members will be featured on the www.celebritycruises.com agent finder tool
  • Three Bonus Commissions offered: One, $25 bonus commission for a 5-night, short Caribbean sailing; One, $50 bonus commission for a 7-14 night sailing; One $100 bonus commission for a 12-18 night sailing
  • Onboard value booklet with more than $300 of savings
  • Priority for Seminar at Sea opportunities and priority to attend ship tours hosted by their Sales Manager

Costa Cruises

  • Tuition reimbursement on Seminars at Sea and on personal cruises - Post cruise incentive for bookings made within 60 days of return of $25/booking up to the cost of the cruise portion of the Seminar at Sea
  • Upgrades on personal cruises based on availability within 10 days of sailing
  • Priority invitations for ship inspections and luncheons at ports around the world
  • 5% upfront “Jump Start” bonus commission, up to 15%, for a six month period upon notifying Costa of intent to participate
  • Flexible and reduced deposit on new groups booked a minimum of 6 months in advance of sailing

Crystal Cruises

  • Reduced rates on personal cruises
  • Priority invitations to Familiarization trips, Seminars at Sea and ship inspections

Cunard

  • One $100 per stateroom bonus commission coupon for Transatlantic cruises
  • One $100 per stateroom bonus commission coupon for Americas/Europe cruises days
  • Priority invitations to Familiarization trips, Inaugural sailings, Seminars at Sea, ship inspections and luncheons
  • CLIA exclusive product and sales promotion webinars
  • Customizable flyers/PDFs with the CLIA accreditation logo
  • CLIA accreditation for agents who complete Cunard Academy

Disney Cruise Line

  • One $50 on board ship credit per agent member when booking a Disney Cruise Line Travel Agent space available sailing

Holland America Line

  • Two Bonus commissions offered: one $50 on cruises 7-9 days long, one $100 on cruises 10+ days long
  • Complimentary shipboard credit for CLIA agents for personal agent travel
  • Priority invitations for Familiarization trips and Holland America webinars for CLIA agents
  • Customizable flyers/PDFs with the CLIA accreditation logo
  • CLIA accreditation for travel agents that complete Holland America Academy
  • Recognition for CLIA agents on a Holland America cruise

Hurtigruten

  • One $50 bonus commission per CLIA agent member
  • Reduced rate on personal cruises
  • Priority invitations to Familiarization trips, Seminars at Sea and Inaugural sailings
  • Consumer-facing on board coupons such as upgrades and on board credits

MSC Cruises

  • Discount off of regular Travel Agent reduced rates based on certification achievement level
  • $50 Bonus Commission coupon for all certified CLIA travel agents to use once a year for any balcony and above booking on any 7 night or longer MSC Cruise
  • Advance email notice on booking promotions via MSC True Partnerships email distribution
  • Priority invitations for Roadshows, Familiarization trips, Seminars at Sea and Inaugural sailings
  • Consumer and/or Trade offer and digital sales and marketing kit upon Certification graduation
  • Bonus points per booking under the MSC Rewards Program (travel agent loyalty program)
  • Every quarter, MSC will give-away one free Caribbean cruise to a random winner who graduated from CLIA’s Certification that quarter. It will post winner on agent website and other areas. Second place winner receives a Segafredo Coffee Machine or similar item that represents a brand partnership

Norwegian Cruise Line

  • Reduced rate on personal cruises for CLIA agent members
  • One-time ship board credit for agent’s personal trip of $50
  • Upgrades on agents personal cruises: Week prior to reservation as available
  • E-coupon book worth up to $400 in value. Subject to availability
  • Exclusive educational webinars where Norwegian will offer opportunities to win free cruises
  • Priority invitations to Familiarization trips, Seminars at Sea and ship inspections
  • Recognition on board for CLIA agents
  • Listed on Norwegian’s website travel agent finder (Agency level only)

Oceania Cruises

  • $100 bonus commission
  • Priority invitations to Familiarization trips, Seminars at Sea and ship events, such as inspections and luncheons
  • Early access to launches, notices and offers

Paul Gauguin Cruises

  • One $50 bonus commission annually, per agent member
  • Special reduced rates on personal cruises limited to CLIA members only (requires PEARLS completion)
  • Priority confirmation for Reduced Rate Travel and Familiarization trip

Pearl Seas Cruises

  • One $50 bonus commission
  • Reduced rate cruises for personal travel of CLIA agent members
  • On board coupons such as upgrades or shipboard credits
  • Priority invitations to Familiarization trips and Seminars at Sea
  • Recognition when traveling onboard

Princess Cruises

  • One $50 per stateroom bonus commission coupon for cruises 7 days and longer
  • One $25 per stateroom bonus commission coupon for cruises 3-6 days
  • Priority invitations to Familiarization trips, Seminars at Sea, Inaugural sailings, ship inspections and luncheons
  • CLIA exclusive product and promotion webinars
  • Customizable flyers/PDFs with the CLIA accreditation logo
  • CLIA accreditation for agents who complete Princess Academy

Regent Seven Seas Cruises

  • $100 bonus commission
  • Preferred travel agent reduced rates
  • Priority invitations to Familiarization trips and Seminars at Sea
  • Early access to deployment launches 
  • Dedicated CLIA member toll free line

Royal Caribbean International

  • One $50 bonus commission per CLIA Agent member
  • CLIA Agent members will be extended Passport to Savings coupon book worth $400 in on board ship credits for the agent's personal use
  • CLIA Agent members will receive additional discounts on personal travel off existing travel agent rates, ranging from a savings of $10 - $125 per person/per day
  • Priority confirmation for Seminars at Sea

Seabourn

  • One $100 bonus commission per CLIA agent member, for any departure date
  • Reduced rates on personal cruises
  • Complimentary shipboard credits on personal cruises, $100 per person on cruises up to 10-days; $200 per person on cruises of 11-days or more
  • Special turndown service  
  • Acknowledgement of CLIA accreditation with logo on customizable PDFs 
  • CLIA accreditation for agents completing Seabourn Academy 
  • CLIA Agent-specific webinars 

SeaDream Yacht Club

  • One $50 bonus commission per CLIA agent member

Silversea

  • Reduced rate and upgrades on personal cruises of CLIA agent members
  • Priority invitations to inaugural sailings

Tauck River Cruising

  • Reduced rate of 40% off select itineraries booked within 90 days of departure
  • Priority Invitation to Tauck Academy
  • CLIA-specific River Cruise webinars and online training

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection

  • One $50 bonus commission per CLIA Agent member
  • Additional $50 off existing travel agent rates for personal travel of CLIA Agent members

Windstar Cruises

  • One $100 bonus commission per CLIA Agent member
  • One $100 bonus commission when CLIA Agent member completes Windstar Training
  • Reduced rate on personal cruises
  • Priority invitations to Familiarization trips, Inaugural sailings and Seminars at Sea
  • CLIA Accreditations for agents completing Windstar training
  • CLIA Agent-specific webinar

Offers are subject to change at the discretion of Member Cruise Line.  All specific terms, conditions and redemption instructions are available by cruise lines once travel agents log into the website.

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