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American Queen Voyages does away with NCFs

American Empress at The Dalles, Oregon
American Queen Voyages' new pricing structure will include port charges, taxes, services fees and onboard crew gratuities beginning Jan. 2.

This means travel advisors will earn pay for these previously non-commissionable fees.

'After listening to feedback from our travel partners, we knew this new pricing structure was the best way to bundle port charges, taxes, service fees and gratuities into one advertised fare, while offering an increased commission opportunity to our valued cruise travel agents,' AQV President Cindy D’Aoust said.

No fare surprises

The all-inclusive fares give customers a complete view of the total cruise package price without hidden fare surprises. With nearly everything included in one bundled price, the only additional expenses for travelers, while on board, are premium shore excursions, top-shelf alcoholic beverages, spa treatments and boutique purchases.

Follows American Cruise Lines, NCL

Just last month American Cruise Lines and Norwegian Cruise Line did away with NCFs.

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