Bergin, with more than 25 years' experience in the travel business, recently became president of OASIS, a national affiliation of independent travel consultants and one of the largest Internet-based travel companies in the US.
Kendrick who, started her career as counter sales staff at Co-operative Travel more than 25 years ago, is head of commercial and marketing at Midcounties Co-operative Travel, the UK’s largest independent Co-operative.
Each Star Ship carries 182 passengers in 72 suites and 20 staterooms, including two designed for solo occupancy. A heated swimming pool with a retractable roof transforms into a movie theater in the evening, and there are two restaurants, a fitness area, a massage therapy room and a hairdresser.
A new type of cabin design features an indoor balcony with decked area; with the push of a button, the upper half of the floor-to-ceiling window drops down. Top suites separate the balcony from the cabin with sliding doors.
Included in the fare are transfers to and from the ships, all on-board (and some on-shore) meals; wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner; Wi-Fi on board, most shore excursions and all gratuities.