American Cruise Lines makes port charges & fees commissionable

American Cruise Lines makes port charges & fees commissionable

GUILFORD, CT — American Cruise Lines is making port fees commissionable, a first in the U.S. cruise market.

As of Nov. 1, 2022, all cruise prices for new bookings will now include Port Charges & Fees, making the amounts commissionable for travel advisors.

“We aim to do everything possible to support the businesses of all our travel advisors,” said Susan Shultz-Gelino, Vice President, Trade Relations for American Cruise Lines. “They are valued partners and work extremely hard on behalf of their clients. We intend to implement structures on our end that will increase advisor sales, increase commissions and improve the overall booking experience with American Cruise Lines.”

In the past five years, American Cruise Lines has more than doubled its fleet, totally transforming the U.S. river cruise market by introducing the country’s first modern riverboats.

In August 2022, American Symphony was christened and began cruising the Mississippi River. Next April, American’s sixth modern riverboat, American Serenade, will also make its debut on the same river. And in 2023, the cruise line will introduce two small Coastal Cats, part of its recently announced 12-ship Project Blue Series of 109-passenger, go-anywhere small cruise ships.

In the year ahead, American Cruise Lines will have 17 small ships and riverboats operate over 50 domestic itineraries in 35 states.

To take a 360-degree virtual tour of American’s new riverboats, click here.


For more information on Mississippi River itineraries, click here.

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