Carnival offers agents free cruises

By Jerry Limone
Carnival Cruise Lines is inviting travel agents to experience its product via a free cruise.

From Sept. 12 to 26, travel agents may visit and select from a variety of sailings departing between September 2013 and January 2014.

Travel agents may receive one complimentary cruise and bring up to three guests in their stateroom, depending on availability. A nonrefundable $50 deposit for first and second guests is required, which will be converted to an onboard credit upon boarding.

“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.”

Agents who have signed up for the line’s Travel Agent Rewards and Carnival Passport programs can submit their cruise requests on Sept. 11, one day prior to the promotion launch.

Upon receiving a booking confirmation number, travel agents must call Carnival at (800) 438-6744, Ext. 78830, to secure their reservation.

Cabin space is limited and will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis.
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