SOURCE: Demerara Travel Associates

March 07, 2008 09:00 ET

Local Travel Agent Enhances Cruise Expertise by Earning Prestigious Top Rank in Princess Cruises Academy

BLOOMFIELD, NJ--(Marketwire - March 7, 2008) - A Bloomfield, New Jersey travel agent, Theo Alleyne has achieved prestigious Commodore status in Princess Cruises' Academy training program, certifying him as an expert cruise professional. As a Commodore, Alleyne of Demerara Travel Associates ("DemTravel"), joins an exclusive group of travel agents who are recognized by Princess as possessing a skill set of unique qualifications and knowledge as a cruise planning professional.

The Princess Academy is the cruise industry's most comprehensive online training program available to travel agents in the U.S. and Canada. Agents who complete the extensive coursework become experts on a wide range of topics, offering travelers full knowledge of important details about a Princess vacation such as the different passenger amenities on the line's 17 ships, the company's worldwide destinations and the many special programs available onboard. Alleyne earned this distinction after completing the challenging 25 courses necessary to graduate from the program.

"We at Princess are very proud of Theo's dedication, as he put in extra effort to offer clients exceptional knowledge regarding our cruise vacation product as well as our worldwide destinations," said Jan Swartz, Senior Vice President of Customer Service and Sales at Princess. "Travel agents who reach this top level in our Academy program have completed hours of course work to become a cruising expert, which will prove invaluable to providing clients with a great vacation."

"I'm thrilled to be a Princess Commodore and expand my expertise about cruising. The knowledge I've gained makes me a more valuable resource for my clients, and enables me to recommend the very best vacation which matches all of their needs," said Alleyne.

Alleyne has a right to be proud of his accomplishments. To become a Commodore, travel agents must fulfill the 25 required and elective courses covering worldwide destinations, onboard programs, and customer service skills. As they complete courses, agents receive their "stripes" through four levels: First Officer, Staff Captain, Captain and finally Commodore. Agents can continue to take elective courses to expand their knowledge and keep their Commodore status current.

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