Cruising.org is a site that has a wealth of information about cruising. ‘Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is the world’s largest cruise industry trade association, providing a unified voice and leading authority of the global cruise community. CLIA supports policies and practices that foster a safe, secure, healthy and sustainable cruise ship environment and is dedicated to promote the cruise travel experience.’
A service that CLIA offers is to help you find travel professionals that can assist you in planning for your perfect cruise. You can use the ‘Cruise Agent Finder’ to get contact information based on zipcode.
As described by Cruise Lines International Association -‘CLIA affiliated agents have chosen to specialize in cruise vacations setting them apart from other travel agents. A CLIA Certified Cruise Agent is even more equipped with the skills and knowledge and are especially qualified to assist you in choosing the perfect cruise and ensuring you the best vacation value. Find a CLIA Certified Cruise Agent to assist you. Search using your City and State/Province, or by Zip or Postal Code and Proximity, then start planning your cruise vacation today!’ Click here for CLIA Agent finder.
Today I attended a 4 1/2 hour Sandals/Beaches workshop in Albany, NY. I have now renewed my certification as a Certified Sandals Specialist! Learned detailed information on all the Sandals and Beaches resorts and the tremendous value. You name it and it is included! Sandals is an all-inclusive for couples and Beaches is an all-inclusive for families.
Mr. Peter Frasier, General Manager, of Sandals Grenada gave an update about Sandals La Source in Grenada. Sandals La Source in Grenada is a luxurious island paradise with magnificint suites which include romantic tranquility soaking tubs! Excellent diving location. Three unique villages. Five minutes away from airport. 17 acres situated on the pristine shore of Pink Gin beach. Here is a picture of me with Peter Frasier:
Deb Lacasse with Mr. Peter Frasier, GM of Sandals Grenada
I look forward to sharing information with you on all the Sandals and Beaches locations located in Jamaica, St. Lucia, Bahamas, Grenada, Turks & Caicos, and Antigua. 20 resorts to choose from! For more information, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Letter of recognition received from Norwegian Cruise Lines:
DEBORAH LACASSE EARNS TOP HONORS AT NCL UNIVERSITY Award-winning cruise line presents its new class of Freestyle Certified agents
Norwegian Cruise Line is proud to announce that Deborah Lacasse of Dream EZ Travel has earned the necessary credits to graduate from its online travel agent university, NCL University. This progressive, state-of-the art online school is geared to deliver an enhanced level of knowledge and insight into Norwegian Cruise Line’s unique Freestyle Cruising philosophy, their cruising destinations, ship programs and operations, and many other “behind-the-scenes” elements not available anywhere else. Each graduate is required, within one year, to earn a minimum number of credits through a choice of accredited courses and electives. The rigorous curriculum includes testing at every level in order to move forward.
Norwegian Cruise Line’s online university opened its virtual doors in 2008 and is one of the most innovative and award-winning programs available to travel agents today. With thousands of registered students and growing, NCL U has expanded its training from the interactive experience of its online program to a continuing, first-hand educational experience that includes a PhD@ Sea program aboard its ships.
“At Norwegian Cruise Line, we highly recommend the use of a travel professional when booking one of our cruises,” says Andy Stuart, Executive Vice President, Global Sales and Passenger Services. “We have invested in NCL U’s offerings to insure our travel partners have a thorough knowledge of our Freestyle Cruising product as well as an expertise in marketing and sales skills. In this way, we can be sure our guests will know they are relying on an expert who knows our product inside and out.”