Duffy also provided an update on the highly-anticipated Carnival Mardi Gras.
Windstar Cruises on Friday announced that longtime cruise industry veteran Christopher Prelog will take over as president of the Seattle-based cruise line.
The CDC’s “no sail” order on all ocean cruise ships sailing in the United States is in effect until at least Sept. 30.
The line will continue to protect travel professionals’ commission on the original sailing that is paid in full and cancelled by Disney Cruise Line.
Atlas Ocean Voyages, the new small ship luxury cruise line, said this week that its all-inclusive fare will include emergency medical evacuation and return-home insurance when the line launches next year.
Carnival Cruise Line, as part of its travel advisor outreach program, is launching a new virtual, eight-part online sales certification program for advisors.
“The thing is, if you don’t think you’re worth it, why should anyone else? Advisors are worth it, and in many ways they’re the ones who haven’t figured it out yet. I want advisors to know ‘damn right I’m worth it! I bring value to the table and help people!’ They’re often surprised and delighted when they find out the client thinks so too.”
Dr. Robert Joselyn
Joselyn Consulting Group
1. Flexible booking and cancellation policies
2. An increase in safety and accessibility measures
3. A move toward contact-free
4. Public spaces are easier to navigate
5. Increased local offerings
Source: Conde Nast Traveler