Ms. Abril Phool, spokesman for little known Carpe Diem Experience Cruise lines, announced today that the line will be testing a new program of paying destination and enrichment speakers on board $1500 per talk that they give on their ships.
Historically, the speakers only receive a free cruise for two and some discounts. This new program would include those, plus also the cash payment.
These are pre-tax amounts but this policy would be a major change in the industry. The impact to other lines will be dramatic, as they fight for top-flight speakers.
Word of this change will drastically improve the caliber of speakers that are solicited to join cruises. Being able to earn anywhere from $1,500 to $6,000 will attract the best lecturers.
Ms Phool indicated that they are going to experiment today, April 1, with a survey of speakers and agencies to gauge the impact of this program if they roll it out.
The Press Release with this information by Abril Phool was dated April 1 at 12:01 am.
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