Vancouver-based Expedia CruiseShipCenters – part of Expedia, the largest online travel company in the world, was recently named 2012 Loyal to Royal Canada Partner of the Year by Royal Caribbean International.

The award recognizes Expedia CruiseShipCenters as a top performing travel partner in 2012 and honors the company for their significant contributions to Royal Caribbean’s overall success throughout the past year.

Expedia CruiseShipCenters has 4,000 vacation consultants with 170 franchise locations from coast to coast.

Said Matthew Eichhorst, president of Expedia CruiseShipCenters: “Royal Caribbean is an important part of our Customers For Life strategy and receiving this award is the result of the strong partnership we have enjoyed for over 25 years.”