Cruise Line Honored By Travel Agency Consortium

Liberty Royal1 Royal Caribbean International’s Oasis of the Seas was the site of’s 14th Annual National Conference and Trade Show last week.  During the event, Royal Caribbean was recognized with its seventh consecutive Power of Partnership Award in the Contemporary Cruise Line category from the largest travel services marketing organization in North America.

“Royal Caribbean is proud to receive this honor for the seventh consecutive year from our valued travel agent partners,” said Vicki Freed, senior vice president of Sales, Trade Support and Services, Royal Caribbean International. travel agent members on board were the first to learn about Royal Caribbean’s Loyal to You Always, more of the line’s continuous commitment to supporting travel agents.

“This latest consecutive Power of Partnership Award reaffirms our proven track record in building meaningful relationships with our indispensable travel agent partners,” said Freed.

Significance:  Travel agents are paid commission by cruise lines.  Times get tough sometimes.  Travel agents, formerly not much more than “order takers” when it came to cruise vacation booking, have either gone broke and are selling timeshares now or evolved to be a valuable asset to both cruise travelers and cruise lines as well.  Nice how that’s working out.


Chris Owen is a travel writer from Orlando Florida charged with sharing frank, inside information on cruise vacations with travelers. Certified a Master Cruise Counselor by the Cruise Lines International Association, Chris can be found via the popular travel blog, and on the long-running cruise information website,

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