Carnival Cruise Lines has announced the three winners of a recent contest awarding a free nine- to 15-day Carnival Journeys cruise, as well as a trip to Miami to visit the company’s headquarters and meet with the line’s management team.
The top three winners were selected from hundreds of entries submitted by travel agents who were asked to describe the most memorable experience they created for a client sailing on Carnival.
“These three entries exemplify the key role agents play in marketing the Carnival cruise experience which keeps guests coming back to them and, ultimately, to us,” said Adolfo Perez, Carnival’s vice president of trade sales and marketing.
The three contest winners are:
- Jane Patterson of Destination Weddings Travel Group in Newmarket, Ontario. Patterson provided an amazing birthday celebration and first-time cruise experience for a 100-year-old cruise rookie.
- Marilyn Hyatt of Anywhere Inc., in Methuen, MA. Hyatt worked to make a cruise experience uniquely fun and memorable for a group from the Polish Veterans Association who have become loyal, longtime group clients.
- Kelly Brewer of Brewer Travel in Lowell, AK. Using social media, Kelly shared the experiences of one of her energetic clients who is a young Carnival brand ambassador.
The winners will receive a complimentary Carnival Journeys cruise for two in balcony accommodations. Carnival Journeys is a collection of longer nine- to 15-day itineraries that kick off this fall and call at ports throughout the Caribbean, Central America, Hawaii and Mexico, along shipboard activities and experiences created especially for this program.
During their visit to Carnival’s Miami headquarters, winners will receive a special behind-the-scenes tour by Adolfo Perez, followed by lunch with Carnival’s President Christine Duffy and Executive Vice President of Sales & Guest Services Lynn Torrent. Later that evening, Carnival’s sales team will host the winners for a celebratory dinner at a local restaurant.