Carnival Cruise Line said it will no longer require agents going through its training certification program to make four bookings in order to graduate.
The requirement was dropped as part of a transition from the old program, Carnival Passport, to a new version to be called Learn and Earn.
Advisors who participated in Carnival Passport will be given credit for prior training completed, including automatic placement in more advanced levels of Learn and Earn, Carnival said.
For the 600 travel advisors in the final level of Carnival Passport nearing graduation, Carnival is offering a "complimentary cruise opportunity" (with validation of four new bookings made) as a thank you and appreciation for the significant time spent in Carnival Passport.
Carnival said the new program is video-based and puts travel advisors on an 80% faster path to graduation.
Featuring Gold, Platinum and Diamond levels, Learn and Earn lets agents better support their clients while earning rewards and perks for themselves, Carnival said.
Each month, Carnival will award five 7-day Caribbean cruises for graduates who submit a brief summary about how their Learn and Earn experience helped them develop their business. Entries will be judged by Carnival's sales leadership team, and the top five entries will win a balcony stateroom on the departure date of their choice.
Carnival said travel advisors can now use their GoCCL.com ID and password, eliminating an additional password to access Carnival training. It said the program is more mobile-friendly, making it easy to complete on the go.