The top three winners were selected from hundreds of entries submitted by agents who described the most memorable experience they created for a client sailing on Carnival.
The winners included Jane Patterson of Destination Weddings Travel Group in Newmarket, Ontario, who provided a birthday celebration and first cruise for a 100-year-old. Marilyn Hyatt of Anywhere Inc., in Methuen, Massachusetts, worked to make a cruise fun and memorable for a group from the Polish Veterans Association who have become loyal, long-time clients. And Kelly Brewer of Brewer Travel in Lowell, Arkansas, used social media to share the experiences of one of her energetic clients who is a young Carnival brand ambassador.
During their visit to Carnival’s Miami headquarters, Patterson, Hyatt and Brewer received a behind-the-scenes tour by vp trade sales and marketing Adolfo Pérez followed by lunch with president Christine Duffy and evp sales and guest services Lynn Torrent.
Later that evening, the winners were treated to a restaurant dinner with members of the Carnival sales team.
Each winner received a 'Carnival Journeys' cruise for two in balcony accommodations. This collection of nine- to 15-day voyages kick off in the fall and feature more unusual ports throughout the Caribbean, Central America, Hawaii and Mexico, along with special shipboard activities and experiences.