It goes without saying that this year has been challenging for all of us in the cruise industry. We’ve been hard pressed to find things to celebrate, and we’ve missed being together in person at our usual conferences and events. But Aquila can’t let the year close without having a little fun!

In 2020, Aquila Center for Cruise Excellence is celebrating 10 years of delivering training programs to the cruise industry. Unable to celebrate the way they had planned, they were dreaming about travelling and asking each other ‘When you can travel again, what will you pack?’ They took to TikTok with the #AquilaTequila challenge, sharing what they will pack, and some industry friends have already responded to the challenge with their own TikToks. You can celebrate with them and join in the fun with the #AquilaTequila challenge – #whatwillyoupack?

Looking back over the last decade, Aquila certainly has a lot to celebrate. Since 2010:

  • Aquila has delivered training in 73 countries around the world.
  • More than 18,000 people have participated in Aquila’s training.
  • Starting with 1 training program, Aquila now has more than 20 training programs.

Aquila continues to evolve with training programs available online and virtually, and several new training programs created to support the industry in preparation for cruise to resume, including the popular Service Excellence: COVID-19 Edition that was delivered last month to more than 2000 frontlines in the British Virgin Islands, and the stakeholder workshop ‘How to Prepare Your Community to Welcome Cruise,’ which has been well received by numerous cruise destinations.

You can learn about these and all of Aquila’s training on their new website Cheers to 10 years of training programs and raising the level of excellence in the cruise industry, Aquila!