MSC Cruises will host a Seminar at Sea for agents on Oct. 8 during the MSC Poesia's seven-night Canada/New England cruise from New York to Quebec City.
The line's vice president of sales, Roy Grimsland, and several members of MSC's sales team will be on board.
The goal is for agents to become more familiar with the ship and its European style and ambience.
Per-day rates for the seminar cruise are $40 for an interior stateroom, $50 for an oceanview stateroom and $80 for a balcony stateroom. The rates are per person, double occupancy, and do not include government fees and taxes. One person per stateroom must be a travel agent, and all agents must attend the seminar, the line said.
Participating agents will receive "in-depth sales training and firsthand product experience that will differentiate MSC from other cruise brands," MSC said. In addition, travel agent participants will receive a $50 bonus commission certificate to be used on their next MSC cruise.
Travel agents interested in attending should speak with their MSC sales representative or call Sales Service at (800) 666-9333 to book and to obtain additional details.