Dedicated events designed to connect travel pros with the unique signature hallmarks of the brand
MIAMI, FEBRUARY 18, 2020 – Bringing the spirit of luxury travel and personalized connections to its valued travel partners across the United States, Crystal River Cruises will host a series of travel advisor seminars in more than a dozen cities across the U.S. beginning today, inviting travel advisors to become more closely acquainted with the award-winning river cruise line through presentations and Q&A sessions. The presentations will highlight the bold distinctions and fine nuances that set Crystal River Cruises apart from all other cruise lines. The True Luxury focus is inspired by Crystal’s overarching luxury brand campaign, “Where Luxury is Personal,” citing that true luxury is defined by the individual preferences of travelers.
“We are really excited to travel across the country with the sole purpose of connecting with our travel partners and taking them on an in-depth journey through the world of Crystal River Cruises,” said Walter Littlejohn, vice president and managing director of Crystal River Cruises. “These in-depth seminars present our unique signature hallmarks and is an ideal opportunity to learn the differences between Crystal River Cruises and all of the other lines – from the inspiration to launch this brand to the innovation and impact it has brought to the market and, most importantly, how to sell it to luxury travelers.”
Crystal Rivers Cruises, which was launched less than four years ago, has already been awarded the best river cruise line by both Condé Nast Traveler and Travel & Leisure readers, arguably the most discerning travelers in the world. The signature hallmarks of Crystal luxury go beyond the elegant design of the ships, luxurious linens and spa-like bathrooms, extravagant dining experiences in the Vintage Room and free-flowing champagne, fine wine and premium spirits. Crystal has long been known for the small details that make the biggest impact on guests’ experience. Every shoreside experience is vetted against Crystal’s stringent standards of excellence; every crew member is selected for their genuinely warm and caring nature; and every facet of guests’ experience is addressed with anticipatory attention to detail.
The first Crystal River Cruises’ True Luxury Seminars will take place in the following cities:
- February 18– New York, N.Y.
- February 19– West Orange, N.J.
- February 27– Seattle, Wash.
- March 3– Denver, Colo.
- March 4– Scottsdale, Ariz.
- March 5– Boca Raton, Fla.
- March 18– Mill Valley, Calif.
- March 31– Dallas, Texas
- April 1– Houston, Texas
- April 14– Chicago, Ill.
- April 28– Naples, Fla.
- April 30– Orlando, Fla.
- May 5– Atlanta, Ga.
- May 7– Buckhead, Ga.
The engaging seminars will cover all relevant topics travel advisors seeking to grow their Crystal River Cruises business, from dining experiences to all-suite, butler serviced accommodations to the fine details of the more than 200 inclusive Destination Discoveries ashore offered with voyages along the Danube, Rhine, Main and Moselle rivers. Selling groups and charters; price and value competitive comparisons; Crystal’s Personal Select Air program; and other policies will also be addressed. Additional True Luxury Seminars will be added to the schedule soon. Travel advisors should engage with their local Crystal sales business development manager regarding future seminars and opportunities with Crystal River Cruises.
The meetings are the latest addition to Crystal’s robust portfolio of travel partner resources, as the company maintains a steadfast commitment to the travel advisor community. Crystal’s Partner Resource Center and Travel Advisor University are filled with resources to educate travel partners including videos and webinars; personalized URL services; sales and marketing kit; CruiseBuilder 2.0 and training modules that will keep them up to date on the most recent developments of the ever-evolving Crystal brand.
Only the world-renowned Crystal Experience offers an unwavering, unparalleled standard of excellence and luxury across four distinct cruising options: Crystal Cruises, the World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line; Crystal River Cruises, the World’s Most Luxurious River Cruise Line; Crystal Yacht Cruises, offering boutique luxury and bold adventure in the world’s most elite harbors; and Crystal Expedition Cruises, taking Crystal’s acclaimed elegance to the farthest reaches of the world. Crystal has been recognized with top honors in the Condé Nast TravelerReaders’ Choice Awards for a record 26 years including, in 2019, for Best Medium-Ship Cruise Line for Crystal Cruises, Best Small-Ship Cruise Line for Crystal Yacht Cruises and Best River Cruise Line for Crystal River Cruises. Crystal was also voted “World’s Best” by the readers of Travel + Leisure for 20 years; and won “Cruise Line of the Year” and “Most Luxurious Guest Experience” by Virtuoso for 2018 & 2019. Crystal is proud to be a platinum partner of the advisors of ASTA.
For more information and Crystal reservations, contact a travel advisor, call 888.799.2437, or visit www.crystalcruises.com. Join the hundreds of thousands who subscribe to the Crystal Insider blog, follow Crystal Cruises’ Facebook page; @crystalcruises on Twitter and Instagram; @crystalrivercruises on Instagram; and engage in the conversation with #crystalcruises, #crystalrivercruises and #WhereLuxuryisPersonal.
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