Now you can score amped-up commission rates with your bookings on this new cruising option. In the April issue, we shared news with you about a brand-new product—The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection.

This new brand will offer less port stops and more overnight experiences. The first of three yachts is scheduled to debut February 1, 2020 sailing out of Miami; and will accommodate 298 passengers. These yachts will feature 149 suites, each with its own private terrace; a Ritz-Carlton Spa; and including five dining venues, one of which is the Aqua restaurant by Sven Elvevrfeld, a three Michelin-starred rated chef.

The new website will be launched this month, and priority access reservations will be open for Marriott rewards members and their travel agents on May 21, 2018, and then open to book for all in June 2018.

Rendering of the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection Aft Marina.
Rendering of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection Aft Marina.

Agents, you can earn increased commission by reaching each additional level as shown below. You have 18 months to reach the highest level possible, and once your level is set when the 18 months come to an end on December 2019, the level you’re at will be the commission level you will earn for the next calendar year—2020. And, if you book private charters for large groups, that revenue will also count towards your commission level succession.

The commission tiers are as follows:

  • $0-$99,000 gross revenue — 10 percent commission
  • $100,000-$199,999 gross revenue — 11 percent commission
  • $200,000-$349,999 gross revenue —12 percent commission
  • $350,000-$499,999 gross revenue — 13 percent commission
  • $500,000-$699,999 gross revenue — 14 percent commission
  • $700,000 and up gross revenue — 15 percent commission
  • $700,000 and up net revenue — 1 percent back to first dollar

The first ship will cruise a wide variety of destinations depending on the season, including the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, the Caribbean, Latin America, Canada and Northeastern United States. Ports along the way range from Barbados, Cartagena, Bordeaux and Copenhagen, as well as ports that deliver a yacht-style sailing experience including Carriacou, Falmouth Harbour, Gustavia, the Balearic Islands, Mykonos, Portofino and more. Guests will also have the opportunity to combine back-to-back voyages without repeating ports. More information on the available itineraries will be available on their site next week.

For more information, visit: ritzcarltonyachtcollection.com/ritzcarlton.com/en/yachts. And, the travel agent portal is ritzcarltonyachtcollection.com/travelprofessionals.