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Norwegian Cruise Line Successfully Launches Revolutionary Flight Booking Platform "NCL Air"

New tool for Fly-Cruise bookings has been rolled-out, giving customers even more freedom and choice. Agents receive minimum 10% commission on the whole Fly-Cruise package

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), the innovator in global cruise travel with a 53-year history of breaking boundaries, has successfully launched “NCL Air” – a revolutionary platform for Fly-Cruise bookings which is now available in the UK and Continental Europe.

The user-friendly platform is designed to give customers even more freedom and choice by transforming the way agents make Fly-Cruise bookings. NCL Air offers real-time access and current pricing to flights from across the UK and Ireland to departure ports around the world. At the same time, travel agents can benefit from a simplified booking process, all whilst rewarding them with a minimum 10% commission on the entire flight package.

Developed to make life easier for travel agents, the enhanced booking platform offers agents increased efficiency, which, in turn, helps them reclaim precious time.

With NCL Air, agents can offer flight options from a wide variety of regional gateways and can opt for exclusive NCL-contracted fares, which give guests greater flexibility, or restricted fares at more attractive pricing that are subject to payment and cancellation restrictions. It also allows for easy upgrades to Premium Economy, Business and First-Class flights.

For guests' convenience, fares include checked baggage, airport and port roundtrip transfers as well as a pre-cruise hotel night, if required. What's more, for flights arranged as part of a package deal, NCL will provide assistance in the event of flight cancellations or delays by taking care of alternative arrangements.

All cabin classes and airlines bookable through Amadeus, including BA, Jet2, Virgin Atlantic, easyJet and KLM are available at agents' fingertips. NCL gives customers an unparalleled choice whilst saving agents valuable time and effort in the booking process. Reassuringly, all bookings are fully protected via ATOL protection or ABTA bonding.

To celebrate the successful roll-out, NCL is giving agents the opportunity to win a fabulous Fly-Cruise for two onboard Norwegian Epic or Norwegian Dawn. Agents will be entered into a prize draw for every Fly-Cruise booking they make using NCL Air before 31st December 2020. As an alternative prize, NCL is offering tickets to the hit show SIX – the popular pop musical is available on-board Norwegian Bliss and Norwegian Breakaway and will tour the UK in 2021.

Eamonn Ferrin, Vice President and Managing Director, UK&I and MEA, Norwegian Cruise Line
NCL Air is the natural evolution of our commitment to offer customers more freedom and choice, all while providing travel partners with the utmost support. We've been working on this revolutionary booking platform for some time, and I'm thrilled that agents and customers can now reap the benefits.
Eamonn Ferrin, Vice President and Managing Director, UK&I and MEA, Norwegian Cruise Line

Sally-Anne Beasley, V.P. Guest Services Europe added; "Our longstanding Partners First philosophy compels us to put our travel partners at the at the centre of every business decision we make. NCL is committed to helping our valued agents learn, grow and succeed; we’re incredibly thankful for their commitment and hard work. NCL Air has been developed through the lens of our travel partners as we strive to do everything possible to make the NCL booking experience simple and easy for them.”

“This new air tool is precisely what we've been looking for as a great addition to the tech made available to us by NCL”, commented Dave Mills, VP Global Supply Director of travel agency Iglu. “These days, more than ever - being able to offer customers both choice, and reassurance that the holiday they've been looking forward to for so long, can be tailored exactly to their requirements, is a huge benefit. Agents are going to love it!"

NCL Air is available to all agents with an NCL SEAWEB log-in. Agents not currently using the booking engine can contact the NCL Partnership Relations Team at to receive access to and NCL Air.