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Royal Caribbean International Recognized With Three TravelAge West Wave Awards

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June 8, 2012.

TravelAge West readers have spoken, and for the fifth consecutive year, Royal Caribbean International has been voted the Cruise Line Providing the Best Travel Agent Support in the 2012 Western Agents’ Vote of Excellence (WAVE) Awards. This latest award recognizes the cruise line’s unwavering support for the travel agent community, which reflects Royal Caribbean’s Loyal to You Always commitment. Additionally, the cruise line also was voted Best Onboard Entertainment and Best Onboard Teen Programs. Royal Caribbean International’s Vicki Freed, senior vice president of Sales, Trade Support and Services, accepted the three WAVE Awards at a gala dinner held last night at the Four Seasons Los Angeles in Beverly Hills, Calif.

“Royal Caribbean is extremely honored to be recognized as the cruise line with the best travel agent support for the fifth consecutive year,” said Vicki Freed, senior vice president of Sales, Trade Support and Services, Royal Caribbean International. “Along with the Best Onboard Entertainment and Best Teen Programs, these WAVE Awards reaffirm our Loyal to You Always commitment to creating personal and meaningful relationships with our valued travel agent partners. We thank travel agents everywhere for their indispensable role in helping their clients – our guests – create unforgettable Royal Caribbean vacations.”

Royal Caribbean’s fifth consecutive Best Travel Agent Support award from TravelAge West readers comes on the heels of the cruise line’s spectacular World’s Largest Travel Agent Appreciation Day this past Wednesday, June 6. Taking the cruise line’s support of the travel agent community to the next level, hundreds of Royal Caribbean executives and employees around the world called on more than 7,000 travel professionals worldwide to reaffirm the cruise line’s history of unwavering support for the travel agent community. The single-day global event was the industry’s largest global travel professional outreach, engaging travel agents simultaneously in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Ireland, Spain, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, China, Japan, Singapore, and more.

The cruise line also was named in five 2012 WAVE Awards Editor’s Picks: Cruise Line Providing the Best Travel Agent Support; Best Onboard Entertainment; Best Onboard Teen Program; Best Line for Cruise Value (ocean-going); and Cruise Line Providing the Highest Client Satisfaction (more than 1,100 passengers). The Editor’s Picks were chosen by Editor-in-Chief Kenneth Shapiro and the entire editorial team of TravelAge West in February 2012.

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