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How Shipmates Works

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Cruises International’s popular edutainment portal is back and better than ever before! More to Learn! More to Earn!

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Shipmates Sections

Float seamlessly between two websites

Float seamlessly between two websites

When you are logged into the Shipmates website, you will see a light blue navigation bar at the top of the webpage – that is the Shipmates navigation bar, where you can go to various sections within Shipmates. Below that is the Cruises International Logo and beneath that is the Cruises International website navigation bar. These navigation bars will stay right there when you are logged in. So you can easily refer to the Cruises website for information, deals, extra details etc. and then seamlessly go back to the Shipmates website for further engagement.

How to earn points

You earn points by just moving through the Shipmates and Cruises International websites! Yes, you read right, if you are logged into Shipmates and you move through and engage with the Cruises International and Shipmates websites you earn points! Just by doing your job you earn! It really is that easy.

Don’t forget – you have to be logged in to Shipmates to earn points! Stay logged in, you don’t have to log out when you are finished with your session.

Marketing Library

marketing library

A great resource for all our travel agents. Get your hands on brochures, images, video’s, logo’s and points of distinction for all our cruise lines. You can search this section by type of cruise, cruise line or type of content. 

Wednesday quiz

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A fun way to earn points! Test your general knowledge against those colleagues of yours and see who scores the highest points!

Your profile

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Once you log into the Shipmates, your account will be on the right of your screen. Here you can update your details and see your results. You can see your points at any time as well as edit your profile at any stage.

There is a floating block on the far right of the home page, which you will see throughout the site. This block gives a summary view of your points earned and when you click into it, will show the Shipmates community as well as their points and will let you know of challenges you can partake in.

Dynamic Shipmates Home Page

Dynamic Shipmates Home Page

On the home page of Shipmates you will see a couple of things, including the Latest Cruise Deals (which is a bit more comprehensive than what you will find on the Cruises International website), the Marketing Library, Trade News, Shipmates Leaderboard and the Sales Leaderboard. Each of these blocks on the page is dynamic, which means you can change them to the order that suits your preference – simply click and drag the block to where you want it. Genius.

Latest Deals

The Latest Cruise Deals (which is a bit more comprehensive than what you will find on the Cruises International website)

Earn while you learn

Earn while you learn

Here you can have a look at training material that has been developed for each cruise line. The aim is to provide you with as much information as possible in order to make your sales job a little easier. You earn points by reading the material, but you earn additional points when you complete the quiz at the end of each training document.

Training Workshops

Training Workshops

Here you can see what workshops are coming up and then book online.

Leaderboards

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On the Shipmates site we have the Shipmates Leaderboard, which shows the leaderboard for activity and points gained on the Shipmates site and the Sales Leaderboard, which is the leaderboard Cruises International uses to incentivise our travel agents. It is quick and easy to see how you are doing in comparison.

Sales Incentives

1. Monthly Top Agent

This is based on production volume of individual agents per month.
The top three agents, based on production volume, will be rewarded as follows:

  • TOP AGENT: R3 000
  • SECOND PLACE: R2 000
  • THIRD PLACE: R1 000

The reward will be in the form of online vouchers and the agents can choose from a variety of options that Cruises International will present to them. Please note that this is only for FIT bookings and not for groups or incentives. Only bookings with a minimum of deposit paid or full payment made will qualify. All vouchers will be sent to the applicable employer and not to the employee.

2. Growth per quarter year on year based on percentage growth

The top three agents, based on production volume, will be rewarded as follows:

  • TOP AGENT: R5 000
  • SECOND PLACE: R3 000
  • THIRD PLACE: R2 000

The reward will be in the form of online vouchers and the agents can choose from a variety of options that Cruises International will present to them. Please note that this is only for FIT bookings and not for groups or incentives. All vouchers will be sent to the applicable employer and not to the employee. Please note that bookings done by agencies through tour operators will be measured as part of a tour operator’s production and not on agency level. Only bookings with a minimum of deposit paid or full payment made will qualify.