Oceania wins ‘Cruise Growth’ title at Virtuoso APAC Luxury Awards
Oceania Cruises has taken out the top partner ‘Cruise Growth’ award at the recent Virtuoso Asia-Pacific Luxury Awards in recognition of the brand’s significant increase in sales across the Virtuoso network.
Held in Singapore for the first time in a nod to Asia’s growing importance within the Virtuoso consortium, the awards ceremony at the iconic Fullerton Hotel was the culmination of two days of networking, seminars and strategic sessions attended by more than 60 owners and managers from Virtuoso’s member agencies in the Asia-Pacific region.
Created to honour member agencies, partners and individuals whose luxury sales performance, reputation and service levels have been exceptional in the previous 12 months, the Awards dinner and weekend events were attended by Virtuoso senior executives, including Chairman and CEO, Matthew D. Upchurch.
Commenting on the win, Oceania Cruises’ Vice President of Sales, Steve McLaughlin said: “We’ve been overwhelmed by the response to our premium cruise offering since launching a local Australian office in 2016, and our year-on-year growth figures reflect the strong demand from Australian travellers – and our valued trade partners – for our brand of casual, upper-premium cruising, intimate ships and reputation for dishing up The Finest Cuisine at Sea™.”
“We’re particularly excited for our 2018-19 season, which as part of the 460 destinations Oceania cruises to, we will be offering additional itineraries in local waters, including many boutique ports inaccessible to larger vessels.
“With the help of our travel advisor partners – including those part of the Virtuoso group – we will have even more opportunities to introduce our brand of upper premium cruising to the savvy local cruise market,” added Mr McLaughlin.
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About Oceania Cruises
Celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2018, Oceania Cruises is the world’s leading culinary and destination-focused cruise line. The line’s six intimate and luxurious ships which carry only 684 or 1,250 guests offer an unrivalled holiday experience featuring The Finest Cuisine at Sea™, and destination-rich itineraries that span the globe. Expertly crafted voyages aboard designer-inspired, intimate ships call on more than 450 ports across Europe, Alaska, Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, New England-Canada, Bermuda, the Caribbean, Panama Canal, Tahiti and the South Pacific and epic Around The World Voyages that range from 180 to 200 days.