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Royal Caribbean hosts virtual ‘afternoon tea’ for trade

Company hosts special Alaska session

Royal Caribbean has hosted a virtual afternoon tea for trade partners to discuss the company’s biggest Alaska season in 2021.

The session was hosted by Torey Kings-Hodkin, head of key accounts, and Michaela Banks, key account manager. Brendan Halcomb, the brand’s Alaska Cruisetour expert based in the US, also made an appearance.

“With four Royal Caribbean ships in the region in 2021 we want to ensure our trade partners are armed with as much information as possible to help sell holidays to this phenomenal bucket-list destination”, said Kings-Hodkin.

“Lockdown has really fuelled the fire for many people to get back out and explore the world as soon as they can, making Alaska a great destination to target a first-time cruise audience in addition to our valued cruise loyalists.”

Royal Caribbean will have Quantum of the Seas in Alaska next year for the first time. Other ships in the region include Ovation of the Seas, Serenade of the Seas and Radiance of the Seas.

Halcomb provided trade partners with more details about the the multi-night land tours Royal Caribbean offers, including panning for gold at a mining camp in Fairbanks and scouting bears and caribou at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Centre.

Guests can opt for overnight stays before or after their cruise with three to seven-night Cruisetour packages.

Cruise Tours Module will go live on 1 June.

The next Café Royal virtual afternoon tea is scheduled to take place on May 22 with special guest Sean Treacy, SVP International, alongside Ben Bouldin, VP EMEA and Sam Murdoch, Customer Experience Manager.

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