Oceania cruises NAMED BEST PREMIUM/CONTEMPORARY CRUISE LINE
AT ‘VIRTUOSO TRAVEL WEEK’ CONFERENCE
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Miami, August 23, 2012 – Oceania Cruises took top honors as the “Best Premium/Contemporary Cruise Line” by Virtuoso®, the leading international luxury travel network. The upper-premium cruise line was chosen as the very best in its category by the Virtuoso travel advisors who support and sell Oceania Cruises.
The prestigious 2012 Virtuoso Supplier Awards were revealed August 16th at the annual Gala during the 24th annual Virtuoso Travel Week, which took place at the Bellagio in Las Vegas.
Commenting on Oceania Cruises’ Best in Contemporary/Premium category for 2012, as voted by the Virtuoso membership, Chairman and CEO, Matthew D. Upchurch, said, “Each year we see Oceania Cruises demonstrating innovation, hospitality and solid dedication to serving the travel agency community and their clients; this award is well-deserved.”
“It is such an honor to accept this recognition from the members of Virtuoso,” said Kunal S. Kamlani, the line’s president. “While many industry awards are bestowed throughout the year, there is no award more prestigious than one that is voted on by our valued partners. This means a great deal to the entire Oceania Cruises team.”
To learn more about the innovative ships and itineraries offered by Oceania Cruises, see a travel professional, visit OceaniaCruises.com or call 800-531-5658.
About Oceania Cruises
Oceania Cruises® offers unrivaled cuisine, luxurious accommodations, exceptional personalized service and extraordinary value. Award-winning itineraries visit more than 330 ports in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, and the Americas aboard two pairs of mid-size sister ships: the 684-guest Regatta and Nautica, and 1,250-guest Marina and Riviera.
About Prestige Cruise Holdings
Prestige Cruise Holdings (PCH) is the parent company of Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises. PCH manages select assets in Apollo Management’s cruise investment portfolio and is led by Chairman & CEO Frank J. Del Rio and President & COO Kunal S. Kamlani. PCH is the market leader in the upper-premium and luxury segments of the cruise industry with over 6,400 berths between the Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands.
Virtuoso® is the industry’s leading luxury travel network. This by-invitation-only organization comprises over 330 agencies with more than 7,200 elite travel specialists in 20 countries in North and South America, the Caribbean, Australia and New Zealand, as well as over 1,250 of the world’s best travel providers and premier destinations. The network’s member agencies generate over $9.6 billion annually in travel sales, making the group the most powerful in the luxury travel segment. Their relationships with the finest travel companies provide the network’s affluent clientele with exclusive amenities, rare experiences and privileged access. For more information, visit www.virtuoso.com. To view Virtuoso’s latest videos, go to http://www.youtube.com/user/VirtuosoTraveler.
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