CruiseOne recently recognized its top-producing franchise owners who are members of the home-based network’s “Circle of Excellence” with a special Tulip Time River Cruise aboard the AmaSonata.
Escorted by Diane Curchy Horan, manager of national accounts and business development for AmaWaterways, 17 out of 20 members from Circle of Excellence attended the weeklong cruise, as well as executives from the CruiseOne leadership team including Senior Vice President Debbie Fiorino, General Manager of Network Engagement and Performance Drew Daly and Vice President of Information Technology Sandi Szalay. The voyage ended with a celebratory dinner with special guests Kirsten Karst, executive vice president and co-owner of AmaWaterways, and Brad Tolkin, co-ceo/chairman of CruiseOne’s parent company World Travel Holdings.
“This was the first time we hosted this cruise as a thank you for their commitment, support and of course to celebrate their noteworthy achievements. The intimate setting and relaxed atmosphere aboard a river cruise gave us the opportunity to strengthen our relationships and build friendships with our franchisees,” said Debbie Fiorino, senior vice president of CruiseOne.
The Circle of Excellence is a program that recognizes agents for top sales achievement. Members receive benefits such as a “Circle of Excellence” logo for use in marketing materials, priority access to corporate support phone lines and training programs, complimentary agent site visits and business planning sessions, select free marketing collateral, one free cabin at the annual National Conference, invitations to select inaugural cruises and more.