Premier Christian Cruises, a charter cruise
outfit, launched a travel office to cater specifically to the needs
of Christian cruise travelers and other cruise-related companies
and ministry efforts, the company said.
companies use travel agencies to field incoming calls. When a
potential customer calls, they aren't actually speaking to the
cruise company," notes Jonathan Martin, PCC's vice president of
operations. "That's where we differ from most travel agencies. Our
travel office staff understands the Christian travel marketplace
and the needs of the Christian consumer."
Martin credits the
early sales success of the Music Boat 2007 cruise, which has sold
50% of its cabins in 11 days, to PCC's travel office
representatives. He added that PCC has experienced "phenomenal
growth" for the three full-ship charters that it currently offers:
the Girls Get-A-Way cruise (Nov. 9 to 13), K-LOVE's Friends &
Family Music cruise (Jan. 22 to 26) and The Music Boat (April 30 to
The travel office
call center, which can be reached at (800) 889-5265, offers
extended hours Mondays to Thursdays 7 a.m. to midnight, Fridays
from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5
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