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CruiseDirect.com Awarded Two Magellan Awards

September 19, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ  –  September 19, 2017  –  CruiseDirect.com, the world’s highest rated online cruise travel company, is thrilled to announce that it received two Travel Weekly Magellan Awards.   The company was recognized with two Silver Awards in the Online Travel Services Segment, one for its website and the other for its mapping/directions tool

The Travel Weekly Magellan Awards honor the best in travel and salute the outstanding travel professionals behind these companies.  Honoring a broad range of industry segments including Hotels and Resorts, Travel Destinations, Cruise Lines, Online Travel Services, Airlines and Airports, Travel Agents and Agencies, Tour Operators and Car Rental Companies, the Magellan is a coveted award for those in the business of travel.   Winners will be listed in the October issue of Travel Weekly and receive an award statuette.

"We are honored to receive not one, but two Magellan awards," said John Maguire, CEO of CruiseDirect.com.  "To be recognized by Travel Weekly in the company of so many distinguished travel organizations means a great deal to us.  We are extremely proud of our website and its many unique features, like mapping, and while we receive great accolades from our customers daily, it is wonderful to be also celebrated by our peers."

Judges for the Magellan Awards represent some of the top travel brands and travel media professionals in the industry.  They judge each entry against a standard of excellence, not against the other entries.  Winners will be listed in a special section in an October issue of Travel Weekly.

CruiseDirect.com has preferred partnerships with the top cruise lines in the industry and offers customers access to exceptional deals on cruise vacations.  Since its inception 15 years ago, CruiseDirect.com has assisted nearly half a million travelers find the perfect cruise packages through their easy-to navigate website.

For more information about CruiseDirect.com. please visit https://www.cruisedirect.com or @CruiseDirectInc.

About Cruise Direct.com

CruiseDirect.com is the world's highest-rated online cruise travel company.  It is dedicated to providing its customers with access to exceptional deals on cruise vacations. The company works with the industry's leading suppliers, giving them access to special rates that they use to give customers great savings. Since 2001, CruiseDirect.com has helped half a million customers find the perfect cruise packages through their easy-to-navigate website. Their cutting-edge booking engine provides travelers with live pricing and availability, while their customer reviews, CDC ratings and illustrative maps offer more detailed information than any other booking site, making CruiseDirect.com a one-stop shop for all things cruise related. 

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Media Contact:  John Dwyer, media@cruisedirect.com.

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Cruise Direct and Costa Cruises have enjoyed a longstanding business relationship driven by their team's passion for the industry, their clients and our guests. They are experts at matching their cruise clients to the appropriate product thus insuring an enjoyable and memorable vacation experience. We appreciate their knowledge and enthusiasm for Cruising Italian Style on Costa which has resulted in outstanding customer satisfaction.

‎Scott Knutson

VP Sales & Marketing
Costa Cruises

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Adolfo Perez

Senior Vice President
Carnival Cruise Line

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International Voyager and Celebrity Cruises have been working together for the last 10 years, and we have been able to forge a successful partnership, mainly due to them having an elite executive team, cutting edge technology and dynamic booking engine. I am confident that this partnership will continue to thrive and evolve for ten more years and beyond.

Dondra Ritzenthaler

Senior Vice President, Sales
Celebrity Cruises

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International Voyager is an incredible partner to Royal Caribbean. They know the importance of having a human touch in this industry, even when operating as an online travel agency. Customer service comes first for them and it’s clearly taken them far. Simply by ensuring that each and every customer is satisfied, they’ve built a following of loyal repeat clients. Royal Caribbean couldn’t ask for a more trusted partner to plan our guests’ crusie vacations.

Vicki Freed

Senior Vice President
Royal Caribbean International

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John Lovell

President
Travel Leaders Network and Leisure Group

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Andy Stuart

President & CEO
Norwegian Cruise Line

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