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Norwegian Cruise Line, the innovator in global cruise travel with a 53-year history of breaking boundaries, has announced its top Canadian travel partners for 2019.
Awards are presented across several key categories, recognizing principal marketing, retail, tour operator and travel agency partners for their ongoing commitment to the success of the Company through their robust sales and unwavering loyalty to the brand.
"We are incredibly honoured by the commitment, hard work and loyalty our travel partners continue to demonstrate each year," said Katina Athanasiou, chief sales officer of Norwegian Cruise Line. "On the heels of the exciting debut of Norwegian Encore, and as we prepare to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of our Partners First philosophy, we are dedicated to elevating our partners to a new level of success."
The following were recognized by the Company for their accomplishments in each of the following categories:
- National Retail Partner of the Year: Maritime Travel - Halifax, Nova Scotia
- Wholesaler/Tour Operator Partner: Sunwing Vacations - Toronto, Ontario
- Marketing Partner of the Year: Encore Cruises, a TravelBrands Company - Montréal, Quebec
- Travel Agency Partner West: Jubilee Travel - Burnaby, British Columbia
- Travel Agency Partner East: TripCentral.ca - Hamilton, Ontario
- Travel Agency Partner Quebec: Wingbuddy - Montreal, Quebec
- National Host Partner of the Year: Travel Agent Next Door - Toronto, Ontario
Norwegian Cruise Line's longstanding Partners First philosophy puts trusted travel partners at the forefront of business decisions. With a deeply rooted commitment to their growth, the program provides a variety of communication and educational tools including Norwegian Cruise Line University (NCLU), trade-facing social media channels, and innovative and immersive brand experiences. Travel partners can access Partners First tools by logging on to Norwegian Central.
During the recent inaugural launch of the Company's newest innovative ship, Norwegian Encore, travel partners were invited to experience firsthand the latest brand offerings including the largest racetrack and open-air laser tag arena at sea, Broadway-caliber entertainment such as "Kinky Boots" and "Choir of Man," and a variety of world-class cuisine including the new Onda by Scarpetta - an exclusive collaboration with LDV Hospitality, bringing the critically-acclaimed Scarpetta concept to sea. For a peek at what they experienced on board, click here.
For more information about Norwegian Cruise Line ships and their itineraries, or to book a cruise, please call 888-NCL-CRUISE (625-2784) or visit www.ncl.com.
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