September 13, 2007 19:34 ET Announces Marie DeSimone as the Newest Elite Cruise Counsellor

The Elite Cruise Counsellor Designation Is Conferred by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Upon Dedicated Travel Professionals Who Have Completed an Extensive Program of Classroom Training, Cruise Experience, Ship Inspections, and a Combination of Video Training and Attendance at Industry Events. A CLIA Certified Cruise Counsellor Is Your Best Resource in Choosing a Perfect Vacation

STATEN ISLAND, NY--(Marketwire - September 13, 2007) - Marie DeSimone of has been designated as a Cruise Lines International Association {CLIA} Cruise Counsellor after recently completing the organization's certification requirements. Marie DeSimone is now recognized within the cruise industry as an Elite Cruise Counsellor.

Marie DeSimone has achieved Cruise Counsellor Certification through completion of a comprehensive program of sales training and product instruction, delivered through a combination of extensive classroom training and personal cruise experience. CLIA's Certification program graduates are widely recognized as the foremost cruise vacation experts among American travel agents.

Cruisedealership is one of more than 16,000 North American travel agency members of CLIA. According to CLIA statistics, the overwhelming majority of travelers -- about 90% -- book their cruise through a travel agency, and for a good reason -- travel agents understand the products they recommend and excel in finding the perfect cruise to match their clients' needs, lifestyle and budget.

CLIA's Certified Cruise Counsellors are the cruise industry's premier travel agents and can arrange all of your vacation needs while providing the greatest service and value for your vacation dollar.

To contact Marie DeSimone, call 1.888.604.0279 or e-mail

Cruisedealership -- Recognized as one of the Ten Best companies that give value and quality by National Geographic's Passport to the Best the 10 Best of EVERYTHING - An Ultimate Guide for Travelers. offers unbeatable cruise deals on 30 top cruise lines, including Carnival Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean, Disney Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises, Princess Cruises, and Norwegian Cruise Line. We offer deeply discounted cruise savings on cruise vacations to the Bahamas, Alaska, Hawaii, the Caribbean, Mexico, the Mediterranean, and more. We also offer last minute cruise deals and other cruise specials on your cruise vacations. Plus, you'll get the LOWEST Cruise Line rate guaranteed.

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