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‘First Mates’ can earn up to 16% with Virgin Voyages bonus commission offer

MIAMI — Virgin Voyages is rewarding its trusted travel agents – otherwise known as First Mates – with new opportunities to earn commissions and rewards ahead of its inaugural year of operations.

Beginning Dec. 19, 2019 through Dec. 31, 2020, the cruise line is offering bonus commissions on all new sailings, including stackable options that can be combined for maximum incentives of up to 16%.

In addition to the ‘Perfect 10’ percent commission structure and its commitment to eliminating NCFs that are traditionally paid on everything sold pre-cruises, including taxes and fees, First Mates will be eligible for an additional 3% bonus on voyage fares for new bookings made from Dec. 19, 2019 to Dec. 31, 2020.

Moreover, as an added value, another 3% of stackable bonus commission is being offered on new bookings for sailings that take place in April and May.

“We see our First Mates as a true extension of our team and recognize their commitment to our brand as valued partners,” said Tom McAlpin, president and CEO of Virgin Voyages. “As Scarlet Lady prepares for her maiden voyage in April, we know our First Mates will play a pivotal role in making her inaugural year a success, and we wanted to find more ways to show our unwavering appreciation.”

Agents are encouraged to reach out to Virgin Voyages’ sales team, which includes:

• Edyta Teper, AVP – Strategic Accounts, North America (
• John Diorio, AVP – Sales, North America (
• Shane Riley, AVP – International Sales (

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