CCL-Carnival Cruise Line & Aviate introduce flexible payment scheme

   January 2, 2023 ,   Cruise Industry

CCL-Carnival Cruise Line clients can now agree on a payment plan with their travel agent in order to pay off dynamic packages amid the cost-of-living crisis.

Agents can access the company’s voyages, flights, transfers, pre- and post-cruise hotel stays via CCL’s trade-only platform, Crew, run by flight consolidator Aviate using an ATOL license.

Under the Bucket List Bank scheme, a deposit of either £200/£250 is required depending on the departure date and the rest of the payment can be paid in “ad hoc” increments/set monthly amounts before the balance is due with no interest accrued.

Travel agents must have paid off their booking 16 weeks before travel.

All deposit requirements are confirmed at the time of quotation.

According to Crew key partnership manager Aimee Bloor, offering a more flexible way to pay opened up more options that worked "for any type of holiday to suit any budget; such as multi-generational, large family holidays, or the holiday of a lifetime, aka the ‘bucket list’ destination."

“Whatever the destination, the Bucket List Bank is a flexible way to plan a holiday and lock in a price. This is an exciting message to share for peaks and we can’t wait to see how this is received by agents and their customers alike.

“Brits will always find a way to go on holiday, even when times are hard. After all, it’s what we all look forward to and make plans for.”

Carnival Jubilee cruise ship

CCL’s international sales director Luke Smith said the new initiative was a great addition to the range of tools that Carnival Crew offered trade partners and their customers.

“The ability to budget for a holiday has always been important to customers and now more than ever we wanted to make sure that this was something we were offering and this new way to pay continues Carnival Cruise Line’s history of offering great value holidays to all customers.

“Agents can now offer guaranteed out of date range cruise and stay holidays up until the end of 2024 and set a budget that works for their customers.”