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Friday, September 21, 2012

Royal Caribbean offers travel agents complimentary upgrades for clients


MIAMI, Sept. 20, 2012 –   Royal Caribbean International, known for its history of steadfast support of travel agents, is again re-affirming its dedication to travel agents by offering an additional two points of commission on all new 2012 bookings made from Sept. 21 – Oct. 5, 2012.

Additionally, furthering its Loyal to You Always commitment, the cruise line is arming travel agents with a complimentary upgrade offer on select Oasis of the Seas or Allure of the Seas’ sailings or short Bahamas cruises aboard Monarch of the Seas or Majesty of the Seas. Together, the offers will help Royal Caribbean’s valued travel agent partners boost their end-of-year sales by driving customers to their doorsteps and meet their business goals.

 “Royal Caribbean has been and continues to be dedicated to fostering the success of travel agents,” said Vicki Freed, senior vice president of Sales, Trade Support and Services for Royal Caribbean International. “We are always developing opportunities to support the travel agent community and empowering them with the tools they need. The two additional commission points and consumer upgrade offer is another way we are helping travel agents generate more bookings; increase profits; and grow their business. Nothing is more important to us.”

            U.S. and Canada travel agents who book their clients on Monarch of the Seas or Majesty of the Seas  departing October 2012 through January 2013 will be able to sell their clients an outside stateroom for the cost of an inside stateroom.  Those clients interested in sailing a longer, seven-night itinerary can experience a Central Park- or Boardwalk-view balcony for the cost of an outside stateroom. These upgrade offers are applicable to new bookings only. At the time of booking, travel agents should ask for the UPG price program to be added to their client’s reservation.

For more information on the offer, please visit http://www.RoyalisLoyaltoYouAlways.com.
Royal Caribbean has always been loyal to travel agents and reaffirms that through its Loyal to You Always commitment that consists of four principles:  Personal interaction and support; Valuable resources that get results; Increasing profits for travel agents; and Award-winning travel agent education and development programs. For additional information, please visit http://www.RoyalisLoyaltoYouAlways.com.

            Royal Caribbean International is a global cruise brand with 22 innovative ships, calling on more than 270 destinations in 72 countries across six continents. The line also offers unique cruise tour land packages in Alaska, Canada, Dubai, Europe, and Australia and New Zealand.

            Royal Caribbean provides a world-class vacation experience with a wide range of signature onboard amenities, entertainment, and award-winning family programming. The cruise line has a 40-year history of giving guests the Royal Advantage – the most innovative cruise ships, exciting itineraries to popular destinations, and world-renowned friendly and engaging Gold Anchor Service. Royal Caribbean has been voted “Best Cruise Line Overall” for nine consecutive years in the Travel Weekly Readers’ Choice Awards.

For additional information or to make reservations, call your travel agent, visit www.RoyalCaribbean.com or call (800) ROYAL-CARIBBEAN. Follow Royal Caribbean on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/RoyalCaribbean or on Twitter, @RoyalCaribbean. Travel professionals should visit www.cruisingpower.com or call (800) 327-2056 or visit Vicki’s Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/VickiLovesTravelAgents. Media can find information at www.royalcaribbeanpresscenter.com

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE/OSX: RCL) is a global cruise vacation company that owns Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Pullmantur, Azamara Club Cruises and CDF Croisières de France, as well as TUI Cruises through a 50 percent joint venture.  Together, these six brands operate a combined total of 40 ships with four under construction.
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