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Sweepstakes highlights Celebrity's 10-week agent appreciation

Sweepstakes highlights Celebrity's 10-week agent appreciation
Celebrity Cruises said it will thank travel partners in a 10-week Travel Professional Appreciation Season.

It kicks off with a 'thank you' video message to be sent directly from the officers and crew on board a different Celebrity ship each week, from now through Sept. 15. Plus, Celebrity is introducing the Book It On Board Sweepstakes as part of the season, giving away a $500 gift card each week.

To enter the sweepstakes, agents who booked clients on a sailing need to direct those passengers to visit the Future Cruise Vacations teams on board Celebrity ships, and when they book a future vacation while on that cruise, the agent will automatically be entered to win.

This entry is an added perk to the credit and commission agents automatically receive for each booking. The odds of winning the weekly prize increase with each on-board booking, and the winner will be announced during the video message, which will be posted on Facebook, Twitter and

'The appreciation season is our way of saying a huge thank you to our loyal partners,' said Dondra Ritzenthaler, svp sales, trade support and service. She added agents can visit Celebrity's social channels every Monday to watch the special message and see the winners for the highest amount of agency bookings made on board.