Cruise Line Executives

"Over the years, Expedia Cruises Franchisees and Vacation Consultants have shown some of the most elevated levels of not only passion for cruising, but a love and devotion for every aspect of what a cruise vacation offers and how to best serve their customers. The care, advocacy and sincere interest they take to ensure every single client experiences the very best of each one of their cruises is truly admirable. All of us at Norwegian share this same philosophy, with the same passion for delivering excellence on every ship and every sailing. I believe this is the fundamental reason for the amazing collaboration and partnership that ties our two companies together. The Expedia leadership & corporate support team continues to show tremendous resiliency, determination, creativity and professionalism. I am grateful for the exceptional relationship we have with Expedia Cruises and thankful for the support & trust they have in us, by sending their best customers on our wonderful cruises."
Katina Athanasiou - Norwegian Cruise Line
Chief Sales Officer

"We are so grateful to work with the very talented and dedicated team at Expedia Cruises. They are industry leaders that have incredible technology, advisor education, and marketing tools that support their Vacation Consultants. During these very challenging times, more than ever, Expedia Cruises has proven once again their tremendous value and partnership to not only Carnival, but to the travel industry overall. With the support of their corporate leadership team we have been fortunate enough to partner more closely than ever and are even more optimistic about our partnership and coming out of this stronger than ever."
Aldolfo Perez - Carnival Cruise Line
Senior Vice President of Global Sales & Marketing

"While Covid has proven to be challenging for all of us, AmaWaterways remains committed to working with strong travel industry partners, like Expedia Cruises, who support their valued associates through top level systems, excellent ongoing training and industry leading marketing opportunities. The travel industry will rebound and our teams at AmaWaterways know we can trust Expedia Cruises’ network of knowledgeable and passionate Franchisees and Vacation Consultants to provide the best advice and customer care for their clients while leading the way to a very bright future for river cruising"
Kristin Karst - AmaWaterways
CEO & Executive Vice President

"If you are considering joining the good folks at Expedia Cruises, I want you to know that our whole team at Regent Seven Seas Cruises, both shoreside and shipside, value our long-standing relationship and we will always go above and beyond to help you grow your business and take great care of your guests. Expedia Cruises is an industry leader with fantastic and effective systems both for your prospecting and management needs, training and support to build your business and best in class marketing and programs that are targeted and turnkey which allows you to focus on the success of your business. The leisure travel industry is all about relationships and we truly love ours with Expedia Cruises!"
Shawn Tubman - Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Vice President, Strategic Partnerships and National Accounts

"Expedia Cruises is just a great company that we love working with. If you’re thinking about becoming a Vacation Consultant with Expedia Cruises, you’re looking in the right place."
John Chernesky - Princess Cruises & Cunard Line
Senior Vice President, Sales & Trade Marketing

"Even in these difficult times, the corporate Expedia Cruises team has been incredible. They have provided exceptional training, timely marketing support and creative platforms to their Franchisees. The knowledgeable and passionate Vacation Consultants have been engaged and productive. With all those combined efforts, Expedia Cruises continues to be a leader in the industry and a valued partner in our mutual success."
Nikki Upshaw - Oceania Cruises
Senior Vice President, Sales

"Travel will always have a place in our lives. That’s why travel planning will forever be a viable career. Throughout the longstanding partnership between Royal Caribbean and Expedia Cruises, I can attest to just how passionate, engaged and well-supported the network of outstanding Expedia Cruises Vacation Consultants and Franchisees are. I’m proud to work with such an esteemed group of people who all share the love of perfecting vacation memories."
Vicki Freed - Royal Caribbean International
Senior Vice President, Sales, Trade Support and Service

Experienced Travel Agents

"For anyone wanting to join the industry, I would highly recommend joining Expedia Cruises. The training is phenomenal as is the support and mentorship from my Franchisee Owner and the other agents. The marketing is huge and the way the whole system works - it’s amazing. You don’t have to be a marketing expert - it’s all done for you. I only wish I joined sooner."
Heather Lavender
Vacation Consultant

"When my clients think of travel, I want them to think of me. This business is all about building and developing relationships and Partner Central is absolutely unbelievable at it. The technology is designed to make my work a lot easier by keeping in touch with my clients on my behalf with professional, personalized communication."
Lissa Antflick
Vacation Consultant

"Encouraged by the excellent value added to the luxury lines during the World Explorer promotion, I decided to send a copy of Dream Voyages® magazine to some of my clients who had not booked in a while. 3 Crystal Cruises and a 25 day Regent Cruise later, I am reaping the rewards of Expedia Cruises’ marketing program. Some guests are just waiting to hear from you!"
KK Afre
Cruise Sales Manager

New Travel Agents

"What makes Expedia Cruises so appealing to me, is that I can make my own hours. I especially like that I can work anywhere there is a WIFI connection, which makes it ideal for my busy family lifestyle. The biggest advantage I receive from Expedia Cruises is the ongoing training and support that comes from head office and my local office. I have the opportunity to learn on my time, but I'm never alone. I can take a web class, register for a live webinar, or simply ask a question on the social media group exclusive to Consultants. The training is limitless and abundant. I always feel like I am part of a large team. I am more confident as a Consultant knowing that I have this support. Everyone is willing to help and they are genuinely there to see you succeed. Especially in these uncertain times, I never felt like I was alone and that was important to me as a new Consultant."
Jennifer Lynch
Vacation Consultant

"What attracted me to Expedia Cruises was my love for travel and the unique opportunity to do something different. Right now I am working on a hosted cruise and it is extremely fulfilling to know that already forty-four people want to cruise with me."
Arlene Faber
Vacation Consultant

"I never knew what to say or do to persuade clients to book with me. The Navigators Approach to Selling was a game changer for me. With these new sales skills, I was able to show my clients how Expedia Cruises offered the best value for their next dream vacation. My experience showed me that following up, asking the right questions and paying attention to the needs of my clients creates Customers for Life."
Karen Stephenson
Vacation Consultant

"I was a Real Estate agent prior to starting with Expedia Cruises. Alaska was our first cruise and since then we have been on four cruises, we are hooked. I have said many times since starting, that this is the first time in years that I have enjoyed going to work every day. I really look forward to going to the office each morning and talking to friends, as well as the public about cruising. When I hang up they are either booked on a cruise or deciding which one they want."
Bob Blake
Vacation Consultant