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MSC Cruises USA sweetens groups promotion with 18% agent pay

Ken Muskat - showing appreciation for agents' support
MSC Cruises USA sweetened its group promotion with 18% flat commission for all 2015/16 Caribbean group bookings on MSC Divina. Eligible sailing dates are from Nov. 11, 2015, to April 9, 2016.

'Increasing the commission paid on groups is one more way we are able to show our appreciation to the travel agents supporting us,' said Ken Muskat, evp sales, public relations and guest services, MSC Cruises USA.

All group blocks of eight or more staterooms booked by Jan. 15 will also receive a waiver of good faith deposit until March 31, up to $100 shipboard credit per balcony stateroom and one free tour conductor for 13 full-fare passengers.

Plus, the promotion gives two amenity points for agents to use toward the amenity of their choice, including cocktail parties, bonus commissions or marketing funds.

MSC Cruises USA further said it would match any competitor's best group offer on a comparable itinerary to MSC Divina's.

Details are here.