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cruiseone and cruises inc. named carnival cruise lines travel agency of the year


Mar 11, 2013

Fort Lauderdale, FL – March 1, 2010 – CruiseOne, Cruises Inc. and parent company World Travel Holdings, have been named Carnival Cruise Lines’ “Travel Agency of the Year” for 2009.

Part of World Travel Holdings, CruiseOne & Cruises Inc. were selected from more than 30,000 cruise-selling travel agencies throughout the U.S. and Canada. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to grow as a business partner, as well as exhibit exceptional professionalism, enthusiasm and innovation in sales and marketing techniques.

Joni Rein, Carnival’s vice president of worldwide sales, noted “Despite a challenging economy, CruiseOne and Cruises Inc. continue to thrive, investing in the latest technology and training and employing knowledgeable cruise professionals who go the extra mile to offer personalized, hands-on service to their clients,” she said. “The entrepreneurial spirit, keen understanding of consumer trends, and strong support of the cruise industry have made them leaders in our industry,” she added.

Dwain Wall, senior vice president and general manager of CruiseOne and Cruises Inc., said, “Carnival Cruise Lines has always had a strong partnership with us but most importantly has consistently delivered a terrific product at extraordinary value for our customers. In spite of a difficult economic climate, Carnival continued to deliver on their winning formula. CruiseOne and Cruises Inc. value our partnership with Carnival. We sell the product with great confidence that our customers will have an experience that exceeds their expectations.”

Carnival Cruise Lines is the largest and most popular cruise line in the world, with 22 “Fun Ships” operating voyages ranging from three to 15 days in length to The Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Alaska, Hawaii, Panama Canal, Canada, New England and Europe. Carnival also has two new ships on order -- the 130,000-ton Carnival Magic, which is scheduled for delivery in 2011, and a sister ship set to debut in 2012.

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About CruiseOne and Cruises Inc.:

CruiseOne, a top cruise travel franchise, was founded in 1992 and currently has more than 550 locations. Cruises Inc., the original cruise travel host agency, was founded in 1982 and currently has nearly 500 independent contractors. Together, the companies are part of World Travel Holdings (WTH), the nation’s largest cruise retailer. CruiseOne and Cruises Inc. are industry leaders, providing agents with innovative support, training, marketing and technology programs to successfully grow their business. The companies have relationships with every major cruise line and many tour operators and as a result, offer the highest commissions in the business. Both are consistently recognized for their efforts, including being named Royal Caribbean’s “Partner of the Year” and Celebrity Cruises’ “National Account Partner of the Year.”