Carnival Now Pays Commission on Wedding Packages

Carnival Cruise Line has begun paying travel agent commission on wedding package sales, as of Jan. 1.

Commission tiers for wedding packages will be based on wedding package sales made Jan. 1-March 31. Additionally, agents will earn accelerated commissions on wedding packages during the Wave Season booking period.

Commission tiers during the Jan. 1-March 31 Wave Season period are as follows: Silver (1-10 weddings): $200 per wedding; Gold (11-35 weddings): $225 per wedding; Platinum (35+ weddings): $300 per wedding.

After March 31, agencies reaching Silver, Gold and Platinum booking tiers will earn ongoing commissions at the following levels: Silver: $150 per wedding; Gold: $170 per wedding; Platinum: $200 per wedding.

Agents who do not book wedding packages prior to March 31 will qualify for the silver level commission tier for the remainder of the year.

“While onboard wedding celebrations offer travel agents an excellent opportunity to build multigenerational group business, they also take an extra effort to organize,” said Carnival’s vice-president of sales and trade marketing Adolfo Perez. “We wanted to be sure that agents know we value the added work that goes into these sales by offering commission on them moving forward.”

Carnival offers an array of expertly tailored wedding packages to meet a variety of styles, sizes and budgets. The line recently introduced new wedding package options featuring shipboard weddings on embarkation day; while a ship is docked in a port of call; or at sea — as well as beautiful shore-side settings at select destinations.

Packages include the Intimate Ceremony, Grand Ceremony and the Carnival Classic, which features additional customized selections for wedding amenities and reception menus. Guests may also add on specific entertainment and photography options.