TRAVEL AGENTS announced it will hold a Cruise University
aboard the Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas sailing Feb. 3 to
the western Caribbean. Agents attending will participate in five
CLIA classes: Building a Smart Business Plan, Creating a Cruise
Marketing Plan, Managing Your Time Effectively and two videos.
Tuition covers all training materials, cruise, port charges,
government fees and gratuities. Each Cruise University offers a
curriculum guarantee, ensuring that all courses scheduled will be
held regardless of the number of agent participants. Additional
details and applications to attend Cruise University are at www.cruiseandtravelagentsonly.com. Retailers also can
call (954) 491-2269.
WINNERS ARE ... Travel Weekly revealed its Readers Choice
Awards winners in 51 categories. An open ballot phase of the voting
was conducted in the summer, and readers were invited to write in
the names of any company they chose in a category. The top
vote-getters were identified as finalists, and voting on finalists
took place through Oct. 21. Click here to review all the winners. Travel Weekly
also presented three Lifetime Achievement Awards to Bill Marriott
Jr., chairman and CEO of Marriott International; Bob Dickinson,
president and CEO of Carnival Cruise Lines; and John Mullen,
president and CEO of Apple Vacations.
LINES INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION will move its headquarters
from New York to Fort Lauderdale in conjunction with its merger
with the International Council of Cruise Lines. The new office,
just minutes from Port Everglades, will be operational in
FAM OF THE
Trip: Spends five days cruising the Aegean
Sea from Athens, visiting Mykonos, Piraeus, Rhodes, Patmos and
Santorini, Greece; and Kusadasi, Turkey.
Departures: March 5 and 12; May 14 and 28;
and June 11 and 25 from Athens aboard Louis Cruise Line's Sea
Sponsor: Sterling Vacations, Austin,
Cost: $399 per person, double. Includes all
meals and sightseeing.
Noteworthy: Guaranteed oceanview cabins are
$200 extra. The companion rate is $499. Taxes and fees are not
included. A two-night extension in Athens can be added for $399 per
person. Optional excursions to Delphi or Argolis, Greece, can be
added for $89.
Contact: (866) 345-7755; fax (512) 345-7722;
e-mail: [email protected].
Agent Editor: Donna Tunney
Phone: (508) 221-3674
opportunities in the E-letters, contact [email protected].