World Explorer announces 2% bonus October 06, 1998 Share 1 -- SAN FRANCISCO -- World Explorer Cruises, operator of the Universe Explorer in Alaska, announced an extra 2% commission for travel agents. Agents who sold $10,000 of Universe Explorer cruises in the season just ended will start at the new 12% commission level with the first sale of 1999. Those who did not can still qualify for the 12% level by creating that much business for the company next year, the bonus to be paid retroactive to the first booking. Any agent who reaches the $40,000 sales plateau in 1999 will earn an additional 1% override, retroactive. Universe Explorer's Alaska schedule starts June 1 at rates ranging from $2,095 per person, double, to $3,695 per person, double. For information or brochures, call (800) 854-3835.