MSC Cruises Unveils Winter 2015-2016 Caribbean Itineraries

Today, MSC Cruises announced its November 2015 through April 2016 winter Caribbean itineraries for MSC Divina. 

Now available for booking, the collection of seven-night Caribbean sailings features new ports of call and a 10-night cruise visiting Colombia, Panama, and Costa Rica.

As part of its “Serving You” efforts dedicated to travel agent partners, MSC Cruises is launching the new itineraries with an appealing group promotion featuring special group rates starting at $349 per person, up to $100 ship board credit per stateroom, and no deposit due until December 31, 2014, when booked by September 30, 2014.

Available on all MSC Divina sailings from November 11, 2015 through April 16, 2016, with the exclusion of the December 26, 2015 departure, the group promotion allows travel agents to earn one tour conductor (TC) for every 13 full-fare guests, plus two amenity points per group to use towards bonus commissions or onboard enhancements such as stateroom gifts, cocktail parties, and shipboard credits. The promotion applies to group allotments of less than 100 cabins.  

“We’ve released our newest itineraries earlier than ever to ensure our valued travel agent partners have the resources and crucial time needed to successfully organize group bookings, along with added incentives to make a group booking with MSC Cruises even more lucrative,” added Ken Muskat, executive vice president, Sales, PR & Guest Services.

Starting on November 11, 2015 with a 10-night roundtrip from Miami sailing highlighting three marquee ports – Cartagena, Colombia; Cristobal, Panama; and Puerto Limon, Costa Rica – MSC Divina will continue her winter 2015-2016 season with seven-night Eastern and Western Caribbean sailings featuring new ports of call in La Romana, Dominican Republic; Charlotte Amali, St. Thomas; and Nassau, Bahamas.  

In spring 2014, MSC Cruises launched an ongoing series of “Serving You” initiatives within its MSC True Partnerships program elevating MSC Cruises’ dedication to travel agents as it continues its expansion within the North American market. Most recently, the line announced the payment of 5% commission on ALL pre-paid special services pre-booked by travel agents on behalf of their clients.  In addition to the current commissionable shore excursions, hotel packages, transfers, and airfare, it includes spa treatments, specialty restaurants, beverage packages and stateroom celebration packages, among others. 

The brand also continues to pay 10% commission on pre-paid cruise insurance coverage.  Details on the list of pre-booked items available can be found on the MSC Travel Agent website Travel agents can receive additional news and updates by attending one of the Serving You Roadshow events scheduled in more than 20 major markets and regions across North America and by visiting the MSC True Partnerships’ Facebook page

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