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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Travel agents sail free with new promotion from Carnival Cruise Lines

(News Release)
 
Created from Carnival Conversations Feedback, Promotion Offers Early Access to Carnival Passport and Travel Agent Rewards Program Members

MIAMI (September 9, 2013) - Carnival Cruise Lines is offering travel agents an opportunity to enjoy the “Fun Ship” vacation experience first-hand on a complimentary basis through its new Travel Agent Complimentary Cruise Promotion. 

From September 12-26, 2013, travel agents may visit GoCCL.com, the line’s travel agent Internet portal, and select from a variety of sailings departing between September 2013 and January 2014.   

As a special reward to agents who have signed up for the line’s Travel Agent Rewards and Carnival Passport programs, as well as to encourage new enrollees, travel agents enrolled in these programs can submit their cruise request on September 11, 2013, one day prior to the promotion launch.
            “During our Carnival Conversations events, we heard from agents that one of the best ways for them to sell the Carnival product would be to simply experience a cruise just as their clients would,” said Joni Rein, Carnival’s vice president of worldwide sales. “We wanted to give agents the opportunity to sail on the ‘Fun Ships’ with their friends and family while also rewarding and encouraging participation in our Carnival Passport and Travel Agent Rewards programs by offering early access to this exciting new promotion for members.”
            Travel agents may view available cruises and request their preferred sailing by visiting GoCCL.com. Upon receiving a booking confirmation number, travel agents then call Carnival at 1-800-438-6744, extension 78830, to secure their reservation.
Cabin space is limited and will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis.  As part of the terms and conditions of the program, travel agents may receive one complimentary cruise and bring up to three guests in their stateroom depending on availability. A non-refundable $50 deposit for first and second guests is required, which will be converted to an onboard credit upon boarding.
As part of the Carnival Conversations travel agent outreach program, Carnival recently extended its Interline rate program to travel agents and introduced last-minute travel agent rates. These initiatives were implemented in an effort to provide travel agents with a variety of discounted sailing opportunities to experience the Fun Ship product.
Additional information on the Travel Agent Complimentary Cruise Promotion is available at GoCCL.com.
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About Carnival Cruise Lines
Carnival is "The World's Most Popular Cruise Line®" with 24 ships operating three- to 16-day voyages to The Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, New England, Europe, Bermuda, Panama Canal, New Zealand, the Pacific Islands, Norway, the Baltic and the British Isles.  The company’s 25th ship, the 135,000-ton Carnival Vista, is scheduled to enter service in 2016.

Carnival is a proud member of World’s Leading Cruise Lines. Our exclusive alliance also includes Cunard, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Costa Cruises and Seabourn. Sharing a passion to please each guest and a commitment to quality and value, World’s Leading Cruise Lines inspires people to discover their best vacation experience. Together, we offer a variety of exciting and enriching cruise vacations to the world’s most desirable destinations.  Visit us at www.worldleadingcruiselines.com.

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