Royal Caribbean International announces award recipients of its annual Travel Partners of the Year

MIAMI, 2016-Jan-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Royal Caribbean International today announced the award recipients of their annual Travel Partners of the Year for the United States of America and Canada. Cruise Planner – an American Express representative – received their first Chairman’s Award for Overall Achievement, making this their ninth consecutive award and was awarded the President’s Award for Overall Achievement. Royal Caribbean’s Travel Partners of the Year list recognizes top performing travel agent partners who display extraordinary loyalty and commitment to the cruise line.

“Royal Caribbean is delighted to name our 2015 Travel Partners of the Year to recognize these incredibly successful and meaningful partnerships,” said Vicki Freed, senior vice president, Sales, Trade Support and Services, Royal Caribbean International. “We are driven by our ongoing commitment to travel agents and are very proud to acknowledge these travel partners who have displayed an exemplary commitment to our brand and achieved significant growth in their business with us. We thank all of our valued travel agent partners for recommending Royal Caribbean to their clients and their important role in creating incredible adventures for our guests.”
Royal Caribbean’s 2015 Travel Partners of the Year award recipients are as follows:


Chairman’s Award for Overall Achievement         Cruise Planners- An American Express Representative
President’s Award for Overall Achievement
National Partner of the Year                                    AAA/CAA
Home-based Partner of the Year                             Nexion, LLC
Online Partner of the Year                                        Expedia, Inc.
Consortia Partner of the Year                                  Ensemble Travel Group
Corporate Incentive Partner of the Year              Maritz Travel Company
Luxury Partner of the Year                                       Virtuoso
Loyalty Partner of the Year                                      CruCon Cruise Outlet Plus, Inc.
Marketing Partner of the Year                                 Avoya Travel
Southeast Partner of the Year                                 Educational Travel Service, Inc.
Northeast Partner of the Year                                 Autism on the Seas
Central Partner of the Year                                       AAA Allied Group
West Partner of the Year                                            Automobile Club of Southern California
Canada Partner of the Year                                       Expedia CruiseShipCenters


Royal Caribbean International is an award-winning global cruise brand with a 46-year legacy of innovation and introducing industry “firsts” never before seen at sea.  The cruise line features an expansive and unmatched array of features and amenities only found on Royal Caribbean including, jaw-dropping, Broadway-style entertainment and industry-acclaimed programming that appeals to families and adventurous vacationers alike. Onboard, guests are catered to with the cruise line’s world-renowned friendly and engaging Gold Anchor Service by every staff and crew member. Royal Caribbean has been voted “Best Cruise Line Overall” for 13 consecutive years in the Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards.

The cruise line sails 23 of the world’s most innovative cruise ships to the most popular destinations in Bermuda and the Caribbean, Europe, Canada and New England, Alaska, South America, Asia, and Australia and New Zealand. Media can stay up-to-date by following @RoyalCaribPR on Twitter, and visiting For additional information or to make reservations, vacationers should call their travel agent; visit; or call (800) ROYAL-CARIBBEAN.

SOURCE: Royal Caribbean International

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