CruiseDirect Wins 2021 Travel Weekly Magellan Award for Its Website Redesign
November 1, 2021
New York, NY — CruiseDirect, a leading online travel company dedicated to providing customers with unbeatable cruise deals, has won the 2021 Travel Weekly Magellan Award in the category of Online Travel Services for its website redesign. With entries from across the U.S. and around the world, the Magellan Award winners represent the best in the travel industry and salute the outstanding travel professionals behind it all.
“We are honored to have been recognized with a Gold Magellan Award for our website redesign. We put a lot of effort into upgrading our site and making it the premier online destination for booking the perfect cruise,” said CruiseDirect President and CEO John Maguire. “We know that there’s much pent-up demand for cruising and we’re thrilled to start serving clients in full-force again. We expect a roaring 2022 for cruise travel.”
The Magellan Awards honor outstanding design, marketing and services in a broad range of industry segments including Hospitality, Travel Destinations, Cruise Lines, Online Travel Services, Airlines and Airports, Travel Agents and Agencies, Tour Operators and Ground Transportation.
The Magellan Awards are judged and overseen by a one-of-a-kind panel of top travel professionals representing the best names and most accomplished leaders from the industry. In determining winners, entries do not compete with one another, instead they are judged against a standard of excellence based on the long experience of Travel Weekly. A complete list of this year’s winners can be found at www.travelweeklyawards.com/winners/
CruiseDirect is an online cruise booking engine that makes the process of vacation planning fast and friendly. CruiseDirect uses the latest advances in technology, such as live pricing and availability, to simplify online cruise vacation research, planning and booking. The CruiseDirect website provides customers with rich, inspiring content to help ease the decision-making process and partners with the best cruise suppliers in the business to ensure that customers will always get the lowest price on their cruise vacations. For more information, please visit https://www.cruisedirect.com/.
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