Cruise Holidays International has named three cruise lines and one travel insurance supplier as their top suppliers of 2013.
This year’s awards honor: AmaWaterways (River Cruise Line of the Year), Celebrity Cruises (Premium-Luxury Cruise Line of the Year), Royal Caribbean International (Contemporary Cruise Line of the Year), and Travel Guard (Non-Cruise Supplier of the Year).
Cruise Holidays franchise owners from across North America voted on their top suppliers, vaulting these four highly-respected companies into the top position for each category.
The franchise owners who voted were encouraged to consider how easily they can do business with each supplier on a day-to-day basis, as well as the overall quality of the product and support through the suppliers’ local representation, along with other benchmarks that may be unique to that particular franchise owner.
The awards were announced during Cruise Holidays’ 2013 Annual Convention aboard Norwegian Breakaway last month, where representatives from each of the award-winning suppliers accepted the honors in person.
This is the seventh consecutive year that Royal Caribbean International has been named either the best contemporary cruise line or easiest cruise line to work with by Cruise Holidays.
“With exciting products, including their existing fleet as well as the Quantum class being launched in 2014, Royal Caribbean’s ‘wow’ factor continues to delight our franchise owners, agents and clients. Additionally, despite external and economic pressure to do otherwise, Royal Caribbean has shown unwavering support to the agency community and Cruise Holidays. Plus, their onboard experience is one that we rely on to bring our customers back time and again,” said Weisner.
“We are honored to be voted Contemporary Cruise Line of the Year by Cruise Holidays’ franchise owners and agents,” said Vicki Freed, Senior Vice President of Sales, Trade Support and Services for Royal Caribbean International. “Royal Caribbean’s Loyal To You Always commitment to valued travel partners such as Cruise Holidays drives us to help agents sell more vacations and owners grow their franchises. We thank Cruise Holidays, its franchise owners and travel agents for their important role in delivering WOW vacations to their clients and our guests.”