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CroisiEurope emphasized its travel agent-friendly stance with an automatic 15 percent commission rate for any agent, regardless of affiliation, who simply signs up as a member of the complimentary travel trade program, the Mon Ami Club. Those with a year’s membership and five or more bookings move to the second level, with 17 percent commission.
Both offers apply to the very extensive collection of river cruises and barge cruises offered by the 40-year-old European line. The line has the advantage of establishing its own docking early in the river cruise game, even on the Douro River.
“The travel agent community has played an integral role in the success of CroisiEurope’s expansion into the U.S.,” said Nicola Iannone, executive vice president for the U.S. and Canada at CrosiEurope. “These updates to the Mon Ami Club will provide hard-working travel agents with the highest commissions in the river cruise industry.”
CroisiEurope offers guests itineraries ranging from three to 14 days throughout Europe, Cambodia and Vietnam and along the Mediterranean coast. Each of the company’s cruises includes accommodations in an outside cabin, all meals, complimentary beer and wine at lunch and dinner, an open bar throughout the voyage, free Wi-Fi connectivity, onboard entertainment and port taxes.
While CroisiEurope currently offers a selection of optional on-shore excursions that can be purchased a la carte, excursions will be included in 2016 pricing. This move will present a great value against other cruise lines in the coming years.
CroisiEurope has launched three new ships this year, with four more due in 2016. Those who associate CroisiEurope with traditional decor will be surprised by the ships’ current look. The line has been rolling out new furnishings and soft goods from Missoni Home, which is spun off from the famous Italian fashion house.