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How to Sell River Cruises in Portugal and France    portugal-france-river-cruises-feature.jpg   By:   Susan Young

We reached out to some top river cruise sellers to get their sales and marketing insight into the pros of selling two river systems that often appeal to more experienced travelers — Portugal’s Douro and France’s Rhone/Saone rivers. View

Margaret Durante

February 12, 2016 | News | By Adam Leposa

Holland America Line, Princess Cruises and MSC Cruises have all announced shifts in their executive lineups this week in the cruise industry. Find out who's where.


February 12, 2016 | News | By Newswire

The mobile-friendly “Cruise Itinerary Builder” offers top-selling hotels in key port cities, sightseeing tours, suggested experiences and transfers, all of which are fully commissionable. Find out what's on offer.

Director of Business Development Kim Faiello; CruiseOne Franchise Owner Lynne Ogden of Centennial, CO; and Business Development

February 12, 2016 | News | By Newswire

The in-house business development team is meant to help franchisees and agents grow their businesses through support and engagement opportunities on a regional level. Get the details here.

margaret durante

February 12, 2016 | News | By Newswire

In this newly created role Durante will lead the company’s human resources department and also have responsibilities for other Carnival Corp. brands, including Seabourn, Princess Cruises and P&O Australia. Get the details here.

carnival vista

February 12, 2016 | News | By Newswire

More than 3,500 sailings are now available fleetwide, including on the new Carnival Vista, set to debut in Europe on May 1, 2016. Find out more.

trey hickey

February 12, 2016 | News | By Newswire

In his most recent position as vice president of international sales, Hickey spearheaded the sales strategy in Asia by converting the existing general sales agent (GSA) network he built into Carnival plc offices in Japan, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea and Singapore. Here's what's next for the new position.


February 12, 2016 | Deal

Agents can earn up to $150 commission on their first package when booking with Go Port Canaveral. Here's how the offer works.

azamara quest

February 11, 2016 | Deal

From February 12 through 16, guests can book Club Veranda staterooms at Club Oceanview stateroom prices, or book Club Oceanview staterooms at Club Interior staterooms prices. Get the details here.

msc divina

February 5, 2016 | Deal

Throughout the entire month of February, MSC Cruises will be giving away a prize a day for bookings made on any MSC ship. Here's how to enter.


February 3, 2016 | Deal

The buy one get one (BOGO) special on Fathom sailings to the Dominican Republic gives the first and second travelers a discount of 50 percent off per person. Here's a look at the deal.

carnival ecstasy

February 2, 2016 | Deal

Carnival Cruise Line is waiving initial deposits on group sailings and offering enhancements to its free cruise berth program for travel agents. Find out more.

emerald waterways

January 27, 2016 | Deal

Guests can also enjoy additional savings between $250 and $500 dollars. Here's how to book.


November 5, 2010 | News | By Kirk Cassels

Halloween and the midterm elections may have passed, but there's plenty to freak out about in the travel industry this week.


October 29, 2010 | News | By Kirk Cassels

Before we start nibbling on some treats, or cleaning up after some tricks, we're taking a look at some nuggets of information agents and readers have shared this week.


October 22, 2010 | News | By Staff

After reading up on Travel Agent's exclusive roundtable with cruise industry executives, agent Karen Dawson of Southlake Travel contacted us to share scenarios she believes are missed opportunities in training.


October 22, 2010 | News | By Kirk Cassels

It's quality, not quantity, this week, as readers and agents share their take on four topics of interest.


October 15, 2010 | News | By Kirk Cassels

Playoff baseball and harvest season are underway, and Halloween is right around the corner, but agents and readers have other things on their mind right now.


October 5, 2010 | News | By Kirk Cassels

Las Vegas may be one of the only cities in the world that is a destination unto itself. It's practically one of those places every traveler wants to visit before he/she dies. But that doesn't mean that selling Sin City to a client is easy.

Explorer Suite living room on Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ Seven Seas Explorer, set to debut in June

January 4, 2016 | Article | By Susan Young

Eight of 10 travel agencies are projecting increased cruise sales in 2016, according to the Cruise Lines International Association’s (CLIA) “Cruise Industry Outlook.” Here are the top trends agents should expect.

The 500-passenger Europa 2 is designed by the German line Hapag-Lloyd to appeal to an English-speaking audience.

December 30, 2015 | Article | By Susan Young

As 2015 draws to a close, it’s revealing to look back at the major events that shaped our corner of the cruise world. Here’s a look at three of our most memorable experiences.

Costa Cruises’ new Costa Diadema launches a series of seven-night roundtrip voyages from Civitavecchia, the port for Rome.

December 11, 2015 | Article | By Susan Young

Looking for some unusual new itineraries to offer clients in 2016 and 2017? These four offer clients something a bit different.

The Humidor Cigar Lounge on the Norwegian Escape might appeal to a group of cigar aficionados planning a cruise.

November 25, 2015 | Article | By Susan Young

As the last quarter of the year progresses, travel agencies are dusting off and sprucing up their business and marketing plans for 2016. Here’s a look at three major new developments to help broaden your client base or draw first-time cruisers.

Balcony stateroom on the MSC Divina, host ship of the “Holistic Holiday at Sea” cruise sailing round-trip from Miami on March 14

November 9, 2015 | Article | By Susan Young

As the year winds down, it’s a great time to take stock of cruise sales. Why not promote a group theme cruise or special-themed option offered by a cruise line or other sponsor to entice clients to book as a holiday gift?

Europa 2 guests will find uncrowded public areas and spacious suites.

November 1, 2015 | Article | By Susan Young

The ship was built in 2013, refurbished in 2015 and designed with an onboard product to attract more English-speaking guests. Here are our “take-aways” from a September sailing.

Forecasting the Cruise Industry's High-Tech Future    cruise-tech-story-feature.jpg   By:   Susan Young

Virtual Journeys, interactive videos, 4D and IMAX theaters, and sports simulators are among the high-tech touches your cruise clients will see in the near future. Here's a look at what's ahead. View

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