- Norwegian launches euro pricing for first time
- Until now had relied on irish wholesaler Sunway
Norwegian Cruise Line has launched Euro pricing for Ireland.
The cruise line says Euro pricing is part of a robust roll-out plan that focuses on education of Irish travel trade partners.
Until now Norwegian had relied on their Irish wholesaler Sunway to get over the cost and technologial challenge of offeirng prices in euro.
Many Irish partners are already taking part in training sessions through webinars or face-to-face workshops.
Norwegian’s Free at Sea promotion is also available irish customer bookings using Euro. For bookings made before July 31, for travel after September 1 2016, guests travelling in Studios and Inside Staterooms can choose one complimentary offer. Guests opting for an Oceanview Stateroom, Balcony Stateroom or a Mini Suite can choose two completely complimentary extras. When booking The Haven by Norwegian or Suites, guests will benefit from all four offers completely free. Choosing from:
- FREE Speciality Dining Package
- FREE Premium Drinks Package
- FREE 250-Minute Internet Package
- FREE Onboard spending Money
Christian Boell, Managing Director EMEA, Norwegian Cruise Line, said: “We take business with our Irish partners very seriously and have listened to direct feedback to enhance our business model. Partners First is all about continuously strengthening our relationship with the travel trade and ensuring that we are easy to do business with. I believe that offering our fantastic itineraries in Euro pricing is a big step forward for our business in Ireland, in line with the four core pillars of the Partners First philosophy. The move to Euro pricing is another step forward in Norwegian’s “Growing Europe” strategy to develop and enhance Europe’s robust position as a source market for the company globally. It also reinforces Norwegian’s Partners First approach towards its distribution partners, which focuses on ensuring that the company is easy to do business with and fostering the strong relationships with the travel trade.
The Irish travel trade will see numerous benefits from the introduction of Euro pricing, including highly lucrative group options and it will enable Irish travel agents to do business easier with Norwegian, booking their customers without the need for currency conversion.
We have ambitious growth plans for Norwegian in Europe and as a result have taken a Europe-centric approach to achieving our goals. Developing and growing our business in Ireland is a key aspect of this and we recognised that we had to make some changes in order to better equip our partners.
We really appreciate the support that our partners in Ireland have shown us over the years and going forward they can continue to work with us directly as well as through their chosen tour operators. Introducing Euro pricing is really about bettering our relationship with the Irish travel trade and building on the close working relationship in order that we can all successfully move forward.”
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T&Cs: Offer is not applicable on Pride of America or Norwegian Sky sailings. Cruise must be booked more than 30 days in advance of sailing date to qualify, except for sailings on board Norwegian Breakaway, Norwegian Getaway or Norwegian Escape.
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