The most anticipated event of the year for agents with Dream Vacations and CruiseOne, its annual National Conference at sea was one of the first in the industry to entirely take place aboard a weeklong cruise.
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. – Home-based agents with Dream Vacations and CruiseOne were recently surprised at the Ft. Lauderdale Regional Training when Adolfo Perez, senior vice president of global sales and trade marketing for Carnival Cruise Line, made the announcement revealing the date, cruise and itinerary of the network’s 2023 National Conference. Travel advisors will set sail from Miami on a seven-night Caribbean cruise aboard Carnival Celebration beginning Nov. 5, 2023, cruise to Amber Cove, Dominican Republic; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.
Sister ship to the incredibly popular Mardi Gras, Carnival Celebration is launching this November and has six themed zones, along with BOLT: Ultimate Sea Coaster and 19 fun-filled decks, including a wide array of innovative dining and entertainment.
“We can’t wait to host the Dream Vacations and CruiseOne National Conference aboard the beautiful new Carnival Celebration,” said Perez. “Educational workshops will be augmented by all the incredible amenities on this incredible new ship and agents will be wowed by the next evolution of our signature Carnival fun.”
The most anticipated event of the year for agents with Dream Vacations and CruiseOne, its annual National Conference at sea was one of the first in the industry to entirely take place aboard a weeklong cruise. Each National Conference has an overarching theme that forms the foundation and centerpiece for the content during the conference and throughout the upcoming year. This year’s theme is FORWARD. The itinerary is packed with non-stop educational and networking opportunities, as well as multiple fundraisers for signature charity Make-A-Wish.
“We are always looking for innovative ways to engage with our agents and thought it would be fun to share this news with them at our Ft. Lauderdale Regional Training,” said Drew Daly, senior vice president and general manager for Dream Vacations and CruiseOne. “We value feedback from our agents and heard loud and clear that they want more advance notice of future National Conference dates to ensure they can attend the most comprehensive travel agent training at sea.”
“We loved sailing on the Carnival Mardi Gras and are super excited to sail on the Celebration for our National Conference in 2023,” said Joy Teet, Dream Vacations franchise owner and vacation specialist in Port St. Lucie, Fla. “Carnival was an inspired host on our last conference on board the Vista in 2016. Their hospitality was absolutely innovative and amazing. Experiencing the new Carnival ships is a must.”
The 2022 National Conference themed FORWARD takes place Nov. 13-20, 2022, aboard Norwegian Encore. Use the #2022ForwardConference hashtag to follow the excitement leading up to the annual Dream Vacations and CruiseOne conference, as well as for updates during the week at sea.
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