Wow, what aÂ fabulous time I had in Ft. Lauderdale at the Cruise3sixty conference this year!!Â Cruise3sixty, the official travel agency conference of the cruise line industry, is also theÂ leader in educational training and networking opportunities for cruise industry travelÂ professionals.
I was surrounded by people that love cruising as much as I do and every morning I woke up to a different shipÂ in port!Â This year I was also able to attend the graduation event to celebrate my accomplishment of obtaining my ACC (Accredited Cruise Counsellor) certification.Â My days were filled with CLIA seminars, cruise line product updates, general sessions with top cruise industry executives and of course, ship inspections.Â I was able to tour and have lunch on board 3 ships:Â the Emerald Princess, Holland America’s ms Maasdam and the Carnival Valor.Â This is a great way for me to see the different products offered by the different cruise lines.Â I think theÂ one of the best partsÂ of theÂ ship tours this year wasÂ havingÂ Carnival’s signature Warm Chocolate Melting Cake on the Valor, the bestÂ dessert I’ve everÂ hadÂ on a cruise ship.Â Super yum!!Â We had it almost every night when we sailed on the Carnival Valor for my parent’s 40th wedding anniversary in 2009.
Having been on board over 15 different ships helps me narrow down the style/type of cruise my clients are looking for.Â Each cruise line offers something special and it is my job to match up the client with the right cruise line and ship.Â The information that I take away from events like Cruise3sixty is priceless.Â It helps me grow my business and makes me an even better cruise specialist so I can help you plan the cruise vacation of your dreams!
Happy Sailing!Â 🙂