ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 21, 2012 // PRNewswire // -- Four of Cruise Holidays Luxury Cruise Counselors cruise experts returned last week from the naming ceremony and christening cruise of Oceania Cruises' newest luxury ship, Riviera. The by-invitation-only 9-night christening cruise sailed from Monte Carlo to Venice, highlighted with the official naming ceremony in Barcelona, Spain on May 11, 2012. Luxury Cruise Counselors experts were among only a select few travel agents from around the world invited to attend this coveted event. They were invited to participate because of their specific expertise in selling Oceania cruises.
Cruise ship naming ceremonies are a long-standing tradition in the travel industry, yet it is rare to receive an invitation to attend one. They are an opportunity for the cruise line's top sales people and other cruise industry powerhouses to be the first to experience the ship so they can assist clients who may be interested in sailing on that ship in the future.
"Oceania Cruises has been our company's best-selling cruise line nearly since our own inception in 2005," said Jim Work, President of Luxury Cruise Counselors. "It is a product we firmly believe in because of the immense value it offers guests. The Riviera continues Oceania Cruises' reputation for exquisite gourmet dining, well-appointed luxurious accommodations, and impeccable service," Work added. Luxury Cruise Counselors has compiled a 10-minute video that provides a taste of all that the Riviera has to offer. The video can be found at the company's YouTube Channel, "chofalexandria."
The Riviera's gala christening event in Barcelona came complete with Flamenco dancers, guitarists, and dignitaries. The ship's Godmother, Iron Chef Winner, Cat Cora, officially gave the Riviera her name, crashing a giant bottle of champagne against her hull. Readers can relive the experience by visiting the YouTube channel, "chofalexandria."
To mark the Riviera's launch, Luxury Cruise Counselors is offering guests tremendous money-saving amenities on many Oceania Cruises departures, including numerous departures on the Oceania Riviera. These amenities may include pre-paid gratuities and/or generous on-board spending credits on many 2012 and 2013 departures. In addition, for guests who have not yet experienced Oceania Cruises, Cruise Holidays Luxury Cruise Counselors is offering a non-published money-saving offer on twenty-one (21) 2012 Oceania Cruises departures. Destinations include the Mediterranean, the Baltics, and the Caribbean, and most include round-trip airfare. This offer will save new Oceania guests hundreds off published fares. For details, those interested should contact Jim Work at Luxury Cruise Counselors by calling toll free, (866) 368-7327. You may also find Luxury Cruise Counselors on the web at http://www.YourCruiseSource.com.
Cruise Holidays Luxury Cruise Counselors is a premier travel agency catering to the luxury cruise and land traveler. Located near the Nation's Capital, Cruise Holidays Luxury Cruise Counselors services clients throughout the United States, Canada, and many countries across the globe. The company is part of the oldest cruise-specialty retail franchise in North America, with franchises located in the United States, Canada and Great Britain. Founded in 1984, Cruise Holidays is part of Travel Leaders Group.
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