Cruise and Maritime Voyages (CMV) is aiming to invite more than 1000 agents and trade partners on ship visits to view and take lunch on board Columbus, Magellan, Marco Polo & Astoria next year.
The open invitation extends to 27 different opportunities throughout the year.
Making the announcement, CMV head of trade sales, Lisa Jacobs said:
“This year we have seen more than 700 agents on board four of our ships in nine different ports around the UK. It has had an immediate positive effect on our sales a case of now you see it and now you can sell it. All our travel trade partners have earned good commission with our incentives to book early. In all our advertising we encourage our passengers to go to their travel agent and this also applies to all on board sales.
“In 2018 we are offering 27 ship visit opportunities in 12 alternative venues. As with our cruise programme our passengers prefer to cruise from closer to home hence the wide choice of UK departure points. Our ship visit programme is aimed to make it easy for the trade to come on board and take a look. New venues for agents visits include Poole, Portsmouth. Greenock, Belfast and Cardiff. Popular places that were quickly snapped up this year Tilbury, Dundee, Bristol, Newcastle, Hull and Liverpool are back on the menu. Whilst those working in the Invergordon region of Scotland can visit during a cruise stop.”
Agents can request a registration form at [email protected] or call 0844 414 6140.