Cruise360 is the Cruise Line International Associations largest annual event.  This year, it’s a reunion after a gap year caused by the pandemic.  The conference welcomes travel advisors from around the country and offers training in key business skills like marketing, public relations, and group sales as well as a supplier showcase where cruise lines share their latest itineraries and plans for the future.

I’m also here to meet some of the leaders of these companies to invite them to share their stories of leadership and problem solving on a new podcast I’m planning to launch in August or September.  Stick around and I’ll share some more about this.

A couple of great things I’ve learned so far this week:

  • I’m convinced that the only cruise to take with kids is a Disney cruise.  Despite being so kid friendly, there are tons of places onboard that cater exclusively to adults.
  • If you’re a fan of theme parks, Carnival has added a Roller Coaster on its ship Mardi Gras!  Royal Caribbean has a fantastic theme water park they call Perfect Day and Coco Cay!  I’ve been there and you truly can thrill and chill in the same space.
  • For adults, Virgin Voyages is FINALLY launching its Scarlet Lady in just a couple of months.  This is an adults-only cruise, so leave the kids at home and sail in sophisticated luxury.
  • Celebrity Cruise Lines is now positioning itself as a “New Luxury” cruise line, providing sophisticated but not stuffy accommodations and dining.

Everyone is so excited that cruising is back on.  The safety, health, and wellness programs and protocols the cruise lines have implemented in response to the pandemic make these cruise ships among the safest places to be these days.

Let’s get YOU on on the seas.  You can see more of the world, more efficiently, and more affordably by cruising than any other vacation means.  Call me today and let’s get you booked on what’s sure to be your favorite vacation ever!