Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has announced the launch of NCL Freestyle Rewards, a new incentive programme where individual UK travel partners can earn and collect points towards thousands of gifts or vouchers of their choice.
The initiative is the latest in a series of innovations by NCL to provide its travel partners with the utmost support in the run-up to the relaunch of its cruise operations. NCL Freestyle Rewards follows the recent introduction of the brand-new travel agent portal and resource center Norwegian Central and the new fly-cruise booking platform NCL Air.
Eamonn Ferrin, V.P. and Managing Director of NCL UK&I and MEA said: “We can’t stress enough how incredibly thankful we are for the commitment, hard work and loyalty our travel partners continue to show us at all times. As we enter a new year that provides for novel opportunities for the travel business, we want to offer our valued partners another tool to help them capitalise on the great pent-up demand we see for our cruises, all while rewarding them for their continuous dedication.”
NCL Freestyle Rewards points are awarded based on different booking factors including stateroom category and cruise itinerary, encouraging agents to identify opportunities to upsell and maximise their point earning potential in the process. Travel agents have 40 days from booking date to claim their points, with rewards ranging from 200 points for a 2 to 6-day balcony cruise, to 800 points for voyages of 7+ days in The Haven by Norwegian. Plus, NCL will run regular promotions and provide bonuses for specific booking types, enabling agents to earn even more.
With no cap on points, travel partners have unlimited earning potential and access to a bespoke online catalogue featuring a diverse collection of luxury, wellness, grooming and lifestyle products, best-in-class technology and seasonal items. The NCL Freestyle Rewards points are available to the agent as soon as they are earned and valid for up to 24 months, providing travel partners with instant awards or the option to collect and save points for higher valued items. The catalogue is regularly updated and gives agents access to the likes of the latest Apple iPhone, Canon digital cameras, GHD hair products, kids’ toys and books and much more. Points may also be redeemed for gift vouchers for grocery shops, high street fashion brands, experiences or may be applied towards a charitable donation.
In celebration of the NCL Freestyle Rewards launch, the Company is offering all agents who register by 28 February 2021, a generous 50 bonus points to kick start their membership. As an added incentive to enrol, the 500th, 1,000th, 1,500th and 2,000th travel partners to sign up will each get an additional 1,000 points. What’s more, all partners registered by the end of February will also be entered to win a 7-day fly-cruise for two to the Western Mediterranean onboard Norwegian Epic.