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River lines pitch small-ship size and stringent standardsIn the CruiseWorld session, execs also discussed guest activities, both on and off the ships, and what advisors should tell clients about low-water levels.
Cooped up clients are ready to trade up to a luxury cruise, execs sayThe thinking is that travelers stuck at home on endless Zoom calls and missing quality time with friends and family won't want to compromise when they feel ready to vacation.
Recap: Cruising into the futureOur annual Twitter chat on cruising was held in conjunction with CruiseWorld. Here are some of the highlights.
MSC chief says Europe cruising can be a 'blueprint' for other restartsMSC Cruises' successful restart in Europe proves that cruising can be done safely during the pandemic, said MSC CEO Gianni Onorato.
As a sailing alternative, all-inclusives pitch their 'land cruises'During a Pitch Perfect session at CruiseWorld, panelists likened their products' plentiful dining options, excursions and activities to what guests might experience on a cruise vacation.
Two advisors awarded for their uplifting stories at CruiseWorldAdvisors were asked to share how they have uplifted themselves, agents or the industry. Five finalists presented their stories on Thursday, and their peers then voted on their favorites.
Build momentum for groups before marketingSuzy Schreiner, owner of Azure Blue Vacations, talks about "getting groups going" in a Critical Conversation at CruiseWorld.
Carnival Corp. execs talk to advisors about the cruise comebackCarnival Cruise Line is likely to be the first of Carnival Corp.'s nine brands to resume service in North America, CEO Arnold Donald told attendees of Travel Weekly's CruiseWorld 2020.
Sell what you need to in order to survive, cruise execs tell agentsIf it means selling products other than ours right now, that's OK, top cruise officials said during a panel at the CruiseWorld virtual conference.
A Critical Conversation about being a travel advisor nowAt CruiseWorld, Kimberly Wilson Wetty of Valerie Wilson Travel recommends agents take it easy on themselves and stay in touch with clients.
Two ways to encourage cruise bookings: Flexibility and confidenceOne of the resounding messages at CruiseWorld was the importance of understanding the flexible booking policies the cruise lines have in place.
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