CNN Commentator and Carnival Corporation President and CEO to Headline National Conference

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (October 19, 2016) – World-class speakers and prominent travel industry executives will take center stage at the CruiseOne®/Dream Vacations 2016 National Conference aboard Carnival Vista. Arnold Donald, President and CEO of Carnival Corporation and plc, along with CNN commentator Mel Robbins, will be the keynote speakers at the annual award-winning conference.

Returning for a second time to kick off National Conference, Donald will be speaking on December 3 as the ship gets ready to set sail. In addition to sharing updates on Carnival Corporation as well as cruise industry trends and developments, he will discuss what Carnival is doing to offer continued support to travel professionals.

This year’s keynote address will be given by motivational speaker and CNN commentator Mel Robbins, an expert on leadership and defeating doubt. She will inspire attendees to take their business to new heights by challenging their everyday mental models.

“With the BELIEVE theme at the forefront of every National Conference activity, I am confident that our keynote speakers and supplemental workshops will inspire our franchisees to believe in themselves,” said Drew Daly, general manager of network engagement and performance for CruiseOne/Dream Vacations.  “At the end of the eight days, franchisees will walk away with a new sense of self-worth and actionable takeaways, accelerating their personal and professional growth.”

“With the cruise industry more popular than ever, it is an honor to return as a keynote speaker to talk about the industry’s extraordinary momentum and how important travel professionals are to our continued growth – and how we can continue to work together to help our respective businesses prosper,” said Carnival Corporation’s Donald. “Holding the conference on our Carnival Cruise Line brand’s spectacular new ship, the Carnival Vista, provides the perfect setting for one of the most anticipated conferences in the industry. This conference is legendary for networking and inspiring travel professionals with new insights to help consumers realize that cruising is the world’s best vacation experience and value.”

In addition to hearing presentations from and networking with top executives and thought leaders from every major cruise line and a plethora of land/tour suppliers, franchisees will sharpen their skills at the more than 30 interactive workshops and seminars offered, including several which will count toward accreditation as a Cer­ti­fied Cruise Counselor from Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).

Use the hashtag – #BelieveConference to follow the excitement leading up to the annual CruiseOne/Dream Vacations conference, as well as for updates during the week at sea.

For more information on joining CruiseOne/Dream Vacations, please visit or call 888-249-8235.

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