General session featured cruise line executive panel and trust expert
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (October 21, 2018) – The first full day of the 2018 Dream Vacations, CruiseOne® and Cruises Inc. ® National Conference started off strong with inspirational messages focused on trust and an insightful cruise line executive panel.
With the theme of “Go Anyway,” Senior Vice President Debbie Fiorino delivered a powerful message about trusting one’s instincts and having the courage to take a chance, using starting one’s own travel agency business as an example. She also reviewed all of the significant technology and marketing launches, awards, and sales results from the prior year. When discussing how to measure oneself and set personal and professional goals, Debbie reminded the audience “Don’t try to be better than someone else – try to be better than you were the day before.”
In what has become a signature feature of National Conference, the cruise line executive panel enables conference attendees to have their submitted questions answered and learn about the newest features and innovations directly from six prestigious industry thought leaders all at once. World Travel Holdings Senior Vice President of Product & Operations David Crooks moderated a discussion with:
- Camille Olivere – senior vice president, sales, Norwegian Cruise Line®
- Vicki Freed – senior vice president, sales, trade support and service, Royal Caribbean International®
- Adolfo Perez – vice president, trade sales and marketing, Carnival® Cruise Line
- Keith Lane – vice president of field sales and national, Celebrity Cruises®
- Eva Jenner – vice president, sales, Holland America Line® and Seabourn®
- Lori Sheller – senior vice president of sales, North America, MSC Cruises®
Global Trust Expert David Horsager took the stage and closed out the general session. He examined the meaning of trust and its role in driving business results through the symbiotic relationship and partnerships with key stakeholders such as clients, cruise and land partners, external strategic partners and the corporate headquarters team.
To follow the excitement this week aboard Norwegian Bliss, use the #InspireConference hashtag.
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About Dream Vacations, CruiseOne® and Cruises Inc.®
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About Norwegian Bliss
Norwegian Bliss is the third ship in Norwegian Cruise Line’s Breakaway Plus class, featuring stand-out amenities, accommodations, dining and entertainment. This latest and most innovative ship is home to the Observation Lounge, a 3,500-square-foot social space which boasts 180-degree views; the largest competitive race track at sea; an open-air laser tag course; and an Aqua Park, with two multi-story waterslides, one of which extends over the edge of the ship and loops to the deck below. Norwegian Bliss also offers a variety of accommodations including luxurious suites in The Haven by Norwegian®, studio staterooms for solo travelers with virtual ocean views, and connecting staterooms ideal for large groups and families. Culinary enthusiasts can savor new exclusive specialty dining and bar concepts including the Texas smokehouse, Q, and Coco’s, a chocolate and sweet treats shop. Guests seeking world-class entertainment onboard can experience the Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical, Jersey Boys; The Cavern Club where guests can enjoy their favorite songs from The Beatles; and original productions including Prohibition – The Musical and ¡Havana! To book a cruise, contact a travel professional, call 888-NCL-CRUISE (625-2784), or visit www.ncl.com. To connect via social channels, please use the following social handles: Twitter – @CruiseNorwegian, Instagram – norwegiancruiseline and Facebook – Norwegian Cruise Line.
Rachel Shapiro, Public Relations Manager
Cruises Inc., CruiseOne and Dream Vacations