Disney

College of Disney Knowledge | Tonya Walker

Murphysboro, Illinois — Don’t be surprised if you see pixie dust twinkling around Tonya Walker.

Walker, who is affiliated with Embrace the Journey Travel, joins an elite group of travel industry professionals who have attained a special knowledge of the Disneyland® Resort, Walt Disney World® Resort, Disney Cruise Line® Adventures by Disney®, and Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa. As a recent graduate of the College of Disney Knowledge, Walker has now become part of this elite group.

“The College of Disney Knowledge was extremely beneficial to me,” said Walker. “It was a fun and informative way to learn more about the Disney vacation portfolio. I also feel more confident about selling Disney destinations.”

Anyone who plans to visit the Disneyland® Resort, Walt Disney World® Resort, Disney Cruise Line® Adventures by Disney®, and Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa will benefit from Walker’s added expertise. “The College of Disney Knowledge has taught me how to add more value to each Disney itinerary so that I can help make every client’s magical dreams come true,” said Walker.

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Princess Cruises Academy, Commodore | Kristi Peek

Kristi Peek Becomes Cruise Expert by Earning Prestigious Top Rank in Princess Cruises Academy

ENIS, Texas – Kristi Peek has achieved prestigious Commodore status in Princess Cruises’ Academy training program, certifying her as an expert cruise professional. As a Commodore, Peek of Embrace The Journey Travel joins an exclusive group of travel agents who are now recognized by Princess at the Academy’s highest level for their unique qualifications and knowledge as a cruise planning professional. Peek earned this distinction after completing the minimum 25 courses necessary to graduate from the program.

“We at Princess are very proud of Peek’s dedication, as she 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.”

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.

“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 Peek.

To become a Commodore, travel agents must fulfill 25 required and elective classes, representing approximately 15 hours of total course work 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.

Ready to set sail? Begin Your Adventure here!

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Embrace Travel | Vacation Payments

 

Just a few quick tips to help you manage your Vacation payments
  • You may make one final payment just before the final due date:
    • Walt Disney World and Disneyland final payments are due 30 days prior to your 2017 or 2018 arrival date
    • Cruise Line final payment dates will vary.
    • All Inclusive Resort final payment dates will vary
  • Or you may make payments, as low as $20, along the way*.
  • You may use your original cc or submit a new one using this secure link: Embrace Travel Secure Payment Link
  • If your cc/debit card has a daily or transaction limit, be sure to consider this when making plans for your final payment(In other words, daily/transactional limits may require several smaller payments leading up to the final payment date or a call to your financial institution for an override.)
 
For Walt Disney World, Disneyland and Disney Cruise Line packages:
  • You may use Disney gift cards – be sure the gift card is for Disney RESORTS & PARKS (and not just valid at Disney Stores).
      • You may be able to find discounted gift cards – which will save you even more of your vacation dollars!
      • Be sure to keep all of your Gift Cards, if for some reason you were to receive a refund, Disney applies the refund to the original forms of payment.
Cruise

MSC Cruises Specialist | April Watson

Congratulations! MSC Cruises Specialist, April Watson.

MSC Cruises is a Swiss-based global cruise company with deep Mediterranean roots. It is the fourth largest cruise line in the world, with a fleet of 12 cruise ships, and the fastest growing cruise line in the industry – growing 800 percent in capacity between 2004 and 2014.

 

MSC is known for its Mediterranean Style Cruising and having some of the most ultramodern ships at sea. Highlights of MSC’s state-of-the-art ships include world-class entertainment, authentic Mediterranean-style dining, stylish bars and lounges, and Balinese style massages designed exclusively for MSC guests. MSC’s four “Fantasia” class ships — the youngest and most modern vessels in the line’s fleet — feature the MSC Yacht Club, an all-inclusive private VIP club level with personal butler and 24-hour concierge services.

 

MSC’s itineraries offer guests an opportunity to explore destinations around the world. The fleet cruises year-round in the Mediterranean and will sail year-round from Miami to the Caribbean starting November 2015. Seasonal itineraries cover northern Europe, the Atlantic Ocean, French Antilles, South America, southern Africa, as well as Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Oman.

The line has significant plans for future expansion through a $5.4 billion investment plan which will double the current fleet capacity by 2022 and include seven ultramodern ships in two pioneering prototypes.

The first new build being built by STX France – named MSC Meraviglia – is set to debut in May 2017 in the Mediterranean with three major ports of embarkation: Genoa, Marseille and Barcelona. The first next-generation ship being built by Fincantieri – named MSC Seaside – is set to debut in December 2017 and will sail year-round from Miami to the Caribbean.

Ready to set sail? Begin Your Adventure here!

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MSC Cruises Specialist | Angel Waite

Congratulations! MSC Cruises Specialist, Angel Waite.

MSC Cruises is a Swiss-based global cruise company with deep Mediterranean roots. It is the fourth largest cruise line in the world, with a fleet of 12 cruise ships, and the fastest growing cruise line in the industry – growing 800 percent in capacity between 2004 and 2014.

 

MSC Cruises Specialist | Angel Waite

MSC is known for its Mediterranean Style Cruising and having some of the most ultramodern ships at sea. Highlights of MSC’s state-of-the-art ships include world-class entertainment, authentic Mediterranean-style dining, stylish bars and lounges, and Balinese style massages designed exclusively for MSC guests. MSC’s four “Fantasia” class ships — the youngest and most modern vessels in the line’s fleet — feature the MSC Yacht Club, an all-inclusive private VIP club level with personal butler and 24-hour concierge services.

 

MSC’s itineraries offer guests an opportunity to explore destinations around the world. The fleet cruises year-round in the Mediterranean and will sail year-round from Miami to the Caribbean starting November 2015. Seasonal itineraries cover northern Europe, the Atlantic Ocean, French Antilles, South America, southern Africa, as well as Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Oman.

The line has significant plans for future expansion through a $5.4 billion investment plan which will double the current fleet capacity by 2022 and include seven ultramodern ships in two pioneering prototypes.

The first new build being built by STX France – named MSC Meraviglia – is set to debut in May 2017 in the Mediterranean with three major ports of embarkation: Genoa, Marseille and Barcelona. The first next-generation ship being built by Fincantieri – named MSC Seaside – is set to debut in December 2017 and will sail year-round from Miami to the Caribbean.

Ready to set sail? Begin Your Adventure here!