“The Circle of Excellence cruise is just one way we thank this elite group of agents for their commitment, dedication and leadership within our network,” said Debbie Fiorino, senior vice president of CruiseOne/Dream Vacations. “They are among the most engaged agents and serve as role models, always willing to share the secret to their success with others. The celebratory Circle of Excellence cruise is possible because of the support of our travel partners and I thank Crystal Cruises for hosting this year’s cruise aboard the beautiful Crystal Serenity.”
Escorted by Carmen Corvos-Roig, senior vice president of marketing and sales for Crystal Cruises, 16 out of 20 agents in the Circle of Excellence attended the weeklong cruise as well as executives from the CruiseOne/Dream Vacations leadership team including Co-CEO/Chairman of World Travel Holdings, CruiseOne/Dream Vacations’ parent company, Brad Tolkin; Senior Vice President Debbie Fiorino; General Manager of Network Engagement and Performance Drew Daly; and Vice President of Operations Joelle Delva. The highlight of the cruise was a private behind-the-scenes tour at the Boeing factory to witness the construction of Crystal’s new luxury 787 and 777 aircrafts.
Other VIP guests and trip sponsors included
- Adolfo Perez, Vice President, Trade Sales and Marketing, Carnival Cruise Lines
- Alex Pinelo, Vice President, Key Accounts, Norwegian Cruise Line
- Kristin Karst, Executive Vice President and Co-Owner, AmaWaterways
- Diane Curchy-Horan, National Accounts Manager, AmaWaterways
- Barbara Julian, Strategic Market Manager, Celebrity Cruises
“We absolutely love the time spent with other Circle of Excellence members; we always come away with new ideas to help grow our business and run more efficiently,” said Beverly Frazier, Dream Vacations franchise owner in Clovis, Calif. “We also love spending time with our suppliers and getting to know them better. They are a valuable part of our business.”
The Circle of Excellence is an elite program that recognizes agents for top sales achievement and is an honor that many agents strive to attain. Members receive benefits such as priority-access to corporate support phone lines and training programs, complimentary agent site visits and business planning sessions, select free marketing collateral, one complimentary cabin at the annual award-winning National Conference, invitations to select inaugural cruises, a “Circle of Excellence” logo for use in marketing materials and more.