Straight off the newswire:
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL)
recently bestowed CruiseDeals.com with its President's Elite Travel Agency
of the Year honor. While only in its fourth year of operations,
CruiseDeals.com achieved the highest percentage increase in 2007 revenue of
any NCL Elite President's Club member. The Charlotte-based CruiseDeals.com
provides cruise experiences to its diverse clientele nationally through
online, brick and mortar, call center and home-based channels.
NCL presented the prestigious award to CruiseDeals.com Director John
Keen, who was among more than 2,400 of NCL's top travel partners aboard the
Norwegian Gem, the newest addition to the NCL fleet -- which overall is the
youngest and most distinctive in the industry. During the festivities, NCL
gave CruiseDeals.com its own special red carpet treatment along with the
opportunity to experience the flexibility of its innovative Freestyle
"In a short period of time, CruiseDeals.com has become one of NCL's top
performers. It is a testimony to our strong working relationship with the
right focus, the right marketing and the right training, not to mention the
right leadership from John Keen and his management team," said Scott
Rogers, NCL's senior vice president of marketing and sales. "We rely upon
our travel partners to expand the reach and impact of our innovative
Freestyle Cruising product. CruiseDeals.com has done exactly that, and as a
result, it is our pleasure to award them with one of our most prestigious
awards, our 2007 Elite President's Club Agency of the Year."
"This award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the
incredible team we have assembled at CruiseDeals.com," noted
CruiseDeals.com's Keen. "We are all humbled and very appreciative to
Norwegian Cruise Line for their support. NCL continues to innovate and
improve on an already wonderful product. We are excited to be such a strong
partner with NCL."
Keen also added that by winning NCL's President's Elite Travel Agency
of the Year, CruiseDeals.com is clearly demonstrating that the cruise
business still has significant room for growth. In 2007, CruiseDeals.com
made a strategic decision to significantly increase their NCL business
because of the high demand among its clients for Freestyle Cruising.
Because of that interest and demand, Keen was among the first to learn
about Freestyle 2.0, a major enhancement to NCL's onboard product fleet
wide. Freestyle 2.0 will further improve the guest experience, including an
increased investment of $50 million in the dining cuisine over the next two
years, as well as upgraded stateroom bedding and amenities across the
CruiseDeals.com is one of the largest providers of cruise vacations in
the country. Their size and relationships with the major cruise lines allow
them to offer their customers discounted rates on most ships and sailings.
Boasting a state of the art Web site, http://www.cruisedeals.com, which
allows customers to access exclusive cruise deals and book right online,
CruiseDeals.com operates its primary call center in Charlotte, NC and has
affiliates in other states.