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Become a Cruise Vacation Expert

Become a Cruise Travel Agent

It’s a short trip from your first sailing to dinner with the Captain if you’re a born cruise lover!  Maybe you’ve sailed all seven seas or perhaps just had that one adventure that sparked a fascination?  If you enjoy pouring over deck plans and packing for formal nights, or you have a firm opinion on aft vs. forward cabins – you’re ready to embark on a career selling cruise vacations!

When you choose The Paper Ticket as your host agency, we’re here to work with you to pursue your passion and start your business as a Cruise Vacation Expert.

Becoming a Cruise Vacation Expert

What does it mean to become a Cruise Vacation Expert with The Paper Ticket?

On the path to becoming a Cruise Vacation Expert from your first day! 

Customize your “Welcome to the Industry” training program – You choose the Vacation Expert sessions to combine with the Essentials Course covering three general themes that all New Travel Agents should know – Travel Industry Basics, Travel Agency Red Tape, & Selling Vacations.

The Cruise Vacation Expert sessions include topics such as:
  • Talk Like a Sailor:  Cruise Vocab & Lingo for Travelers and Travel Agents
  • Cruise Ships & Life on Board
  • Popular Cruise Destinations & Itineraries
  • More than Mega Ships:  River Cruising, Expedition Cruising, and other Unique Cruise Products
  • Who’s Who in Cruising:  Reviewing the Ocean of Cruise Lines with Spotlight on Key Brands including Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, Norwegian, Disney, & Virgin Voyages
  • Comparing Cruising with All-Inclusive Resorts:  Understanding Both Products is a Key to Success
  • Selling Cruise Vacations:  Matching the Customer with the Best Product
  • Booking Cruise Vacations:  The Red Tape & Mechanics of Cruise Reservations
With our accreditation, you’re authorized to take additional training programs – such as Royal Caribbean University – which is a complimentary virtual program straight from the source.  These courses are only accessible to travel agents and will guide you through Royal Caribbean’s ships, amenities, destinations, etc.  You’ll get insider information on new products or promotions, authorized marketing material, and access to exclusive travel agent booking systems.
Experts don’t learn everything in books – and Cruise Vacation Experts typically cruise!  While a “free cruise” isn’t what you’re going to get, graduates of the University and sellers of Royal Caribbean are also eligible for exclusive travel agent offers and other perks!
And Royal Caribbean is just one example – Many cruise lines offer similar training programs and perks to their travel agent partners!  The Cruise Industry loves Travel Agents & we love them!

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