S.A. Travel Agency nominated for Global Cruise Awards

The Northern suburbs of Gauteng-based Cruise Vacations, a local women-owned and led boutique cruise travel service, has been nominated for Africa’s Best Cruise Travel Agency in the 2nd Annual World Cruise Awards. After the travel and tourism industry was destroyed by the Covid-19 pandemic, the agency achieved a momentous feat with its recovery.

Cruise Vacations was praised for maintaining full operations despite the various difficulties the epidemic presented and for making sure that all displaced guests had been rebooked or reimbursed within three months of cancellation, as well as for protecting the travel agent’s profit.

The boutique cruise travel business also created a Travel Agency Nomination Scheme right once, enabling them to manage upcoming reservations on behalf of customers for travel agencies whose consultants were momentarily out of the office.

Numerous award-winning ocean and river cruise lines, such as Silversea Cruises, Scenic Cruises, Emerald Cruises, Star Clippers, and others have chosen Cruise Vacations to serve as their representative in South Africa.

“One of the most luxurious expedition ships afloat, Silver Endeavour will accelerate our strategy of growth, enriching our offering to unprecedented levels and reaffirming our position as the leading ultra-luxury expedition cruise line,” said Roberto Martinoli, President and CEO, Silversea Cruises. “The expedition cruising industry is poised to resume accelerated growth, driven by demand among high-end, affluent customers for travel to remote and hard-to-access destinations. Silver Endeavour will strengthen our polar offering, further diversifying our broad-ranging product. With the ongoing support of Royal Caribbean Group, we are enhancing the cruise experience for our guests, unlocking the world’s most rewarding destinations in a way that only Silversea can.”

“To honour the spirit of expedition travel, we have renamed the ship Silver Endeavour—paying testament to one of history’s most famous vessels,” said Barbara Muckermann, Chief Commercial Officer, Silversea Cruises. “Aboard Silver Endeavour, travellers will channel the same sense of discovery that guided pioneering explorers, such as James Cook, in bygone eras.”

The Ship Vacations team has made a name for itself as the market’s foremost authority on expedition and luxury cruise travel to Southern Africa. Numerous travelers from Southern Africa now have the opportunity to see the world in a unique and immersive style that is only possible from a floating base thanks to their excellent representation of this boutique variety of premium and specialized cruise products. Exploring, indulging, experiencing, and immersing yourself in a travel world that is in a class of its own are what this is instead of cruising.

Travelers might not see a storefront reminding them of the services travel agents provide because many travel agents now work from home, but travel agents are still there and still play a significant role in the small business sector.

Voting for the World Cruise Awards takes place from 8 July 2022 through 7 August 2022, and both cruise industry experts and the general public can cast their votes online. Winners will be notified and given information about the announcement after voting has ended.

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