Testimonials

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 and 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 all the support and trust they have in us, by sending their best customers on our wonderful "
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

"Expedia Cruises has been a trusted contributor to Holland America Line’s business for many years and their corporate leadership is continuously looking forward to the future of travel. Their Vacation Consultants are highly knowledgeable and equipped with Expedia exclusives to serve their Holland America Line clientele."
Michelle Sutter- Holland America Line
Sr. Director Trade Sales

"Expedia as a brand is so powerful, but what is really powerful are the people behind the brand. Celebrity Cruises, a long-time partner of Expedia Cruises, believes in their leadership team, HQ support team, franchisees, managers and vacation consultants are among the best of the best in developing the most innovative technology, marketing and training. When you join Expedia Cruises, you are in great hands to have a fun, exciting, motivating and fulfilling career."
Dondra Ritzenthaler - Celebrity Cruises
Senior Vice President of Sales, Trade Support & Services

Experienced Travel Agents

"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

"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

"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 had been a stay-at-home mom for the past 17 years and was thinking about returning to the work force. The choice to join Expedia Cruises was simple - a career with flexible hours, an easygoing relaxed atmosphere, and a lot of great travel opportunities. What more could I ask for!?"
Suzanne Bucknam
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