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Travel Partners To Cruise To The Head Of The Class With An All-New NCLU

October 25, 2017 Cruise No Comments Email Email

 Norwegian Cruise Line announced today that enrollment is officially open for Norwegian Cruise Line University (NCLU), the brand’s education program dedicated exclusively for travel partners featuring tailored courses designed to develop agent business and help them close more sales. In a testament to Norwegian’s dedication to Partner’s First, the new program was custom-designed to build on the line’s award-winning NCLU program with enhancements made to meet the needs and demands of the modern travel partner.  The new mobile and tablet-friendly program features four levels of achievement for enrolled partners to earn: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s and Ph.D.

“We’ve worked very hard to listen to our most trusted travel partners and develop a new NCLU platform that drives their success in a way that is engaging and meaningful to them,” said Camille Olivere, senior vice-president of sales for Norwegian Cruise Line. “Our course-work features captivating images and well-crafted copy that reads like a compelling travel magazine rather than a traditional online learning tool. After months of anticipation, we are thrilled to officially unveil this new program that will help partners grow their business and better understand how Norwegian Cruise Line can deliver their clients their dream vacation experience.”

The new NCLU was designed to be user-friendly and easy to navigate, with content featuring comprehensive and concise learning tools including high-level quizzes that make for better retention of the key takeaways. Each course features downloadable quick reference guides with fast-fact selling points to help travel partners close bookings at point of sale. Agents can connect with Norwegian executives and the sales team as well as other “students” by joining the new private agent community, the NCLU Student Union, a private Facebook group that can be accessed via the “CONNECT” page on NCLU.

Travel partners can customize their NCLU experience to meet their needs with more than 20 electives available and opportunities to become a destination expert with NCLU Destination Electives covering the many incredible regions Norwegian sails to across the globe. With each degree achieved, travel partners can earn five CLIA Certification Credits, with up to 20 total credits available by completing the entire program.

Featuring a more advanced and simplified operating system, the new NCLU provides all registered and approved travel partners with the capability to book their own reduced rate sailings at a 15-30 percent discount based on degree level. The new program now provides partners with a broader range of opportunities for them to earn complimentary cruises once they have earned their Ph.D. status, with any seven-night or longer sailing qualifying towards the required five sailings needed. Travel partners can brag with an exclusive email signature tag identifying their level of expertise and frame their impressive degree certificate for all to see around their office.

For a limited time only, NCLU users can learn and earn for a chance to win a $500 or $250 Visa gift card through the Cruise into School Sweepstakes. Now through December 31, partners will receive one entry for every elective completed on the new NCLU and one bonus entry each for completing the Core Course and Orientation Elective. Norwegian Cruise Line puts Partners First, which means that active NCLU users will maintain their equivalent degree status from the previous NCLU program.

Travel partners can access NCLU by logging-on to Norwegian Central.  For more information or to book a cruise with Norwegian Cruise Line, contact a travel professional or call Norwegian at 888-NCL-CRUISE (625-2784), or visit www.ncl.com.

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