Two-Day Cruise to Grand Bahama Island Offered Inside Look at Unique Cruise Product; Sessions Included Leadership Presentations and Networking Opportunities
DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. – July 15, 2019 – Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line recently hosted the largest-ever ‘Seminar at Sea,’ welcoming more than 200 North America-based travel advisors aboard the Grand Classica for an immersive two-day experience. The seminar featured presentations given by the cruise line’s leadership team, a series of networking opportunities, and a private party at the all-inclusive Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach Resort on Grand Bahama Island.
“Travel advisors are an integral part of our business, and this Seminar-at-Sea event represented yet another step we’re taking to expand our relationship with this important community across North America,” said Francis Riley, senior vice president of sales and marketing. “Those who joined us onboard this memorable event were able to experience the outstanding value that a partnership with us can bring to their business. We are in the process of truly innovating our brand from the inside out, and we are excited to welcome more travel advisors onboard, and into the Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line family, as we roll out unique, innovative offerings heading into the remainder of the summer and fall travel season.”
During the two-night cruise, advisors heard from several leadership team members as they expanded on the unique perks offered to those booking getaways with Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line – including a commission structure beginning at 15 percent, with no non-commissionable fares (NCFs). Attendees got a firsthand look at how the cruise line caters to every type of traveler, with offerings like its innovative Cruise and Stay Program which provides the option to extend getaways to the Bahamas with stays at one of four distinctive beach resorts, including Grand Lucayan Bahamas, Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach, Taino Bay, and Pelican Bay Hotel. This unique program allows travel advisors the opportunity to offer the best of both worlds for their customers by combining the two night cruise with one, two, three or four nights or more, at one of the handpicked hotels on the island with the Viva Wyndham Fortuna and The Grand Lucaya – both offering all-inclusive stay options.
“A hidden gem in the Port of Palm Beach, Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line’s leadership team and crew were consummate hosts during the Seminar-at-Sea event, and the variety of tours provided on the ship and Grand Bahama Island gave us an in-depth look into this wonderful product,” said Tammy Crandell, managing partner and travel consultant with Journaventure Travel and Tours. “From the endless cuisine options and onboard entertainment to the variety of excursions and the unique Cruise and Stay Program, this cruise line is truly perfect for travel clients seeking both micro-getaways and extended stays. It was certainly a great experience, and I look forward to working with the cruise line soon.”
Travel advisors who partner with Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line will soon have access to a host of new programs and initiatives that will make the booking process more streamlined and enjoyable – as well as profitable. New programs on the horizon include the launch of a new Travel Advisor Reference Guide, a toll-free number with both English and Spanish-speaking agents available to assist with reservations, a new simplified pricing strategy, a revamped website dedicated to travel advisors, and a continuing series of shipboard luncheons and seminars-at-sea.
ABOUT BAHAMAS PARADISE CRUISE LINE
Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line, the ultimate Bahamas getaway, is the only provider of two-night cruises to Grand Bahama Island and the originator of the unique Cruise & Stay program, letting travelers extend their Bahamas adventure with a stay at one of four distinctive beach resorts. Setting sail daily from the Port of Palm Beach, Bahamas Cruise Line operates two ships, Grand Celebration, and Grand Classica – which recently earned Cruise Critic’s 2019 Cruisers’ Choice Award for Best Entertainment – doubling its capacity to more than 500,000 passengers annually. Recently named Cruise Critic’s The company is majority-owned by the family of former Norwegian Cruise Line President and CEO Kevin Sheehan and is today the largest contributor to tourism in Grand Bahama Island. For more information on the features and amenities of the cruise line or to book a cruise, visit the company’s website: www.BahamasParadiseCruise.com or call: 800-995-3201. Follow the company on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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