The tour, to thank advisors for their support, also celebrated the line’s 50th birthday. As well, $53,270 was raised for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital during the events.
Philadelphia, Baltimore, Norfolk, Charlotte
The June 1-4 bus tour kicked off in Philadelphia, with a special visit from Carnival President Christine Duffy, and then moved to Baltimore and Norfolk before concluding in Charlotte.
Hosted by Adolfo Perez, SVP global sales and trade marketing, and Cruise Director Christian De La Rosa, the outdoor festival-style birthday parties included activities inspired by Carnival’s onboard experiences and the line’s 50th birthday, interactive learning games, one-on-one time with the line’s sales leadership and team and the opportunity to win a variety of prizes, including cruises.
Connecting in person
‘Agentpalooza’s kickoff in Philadelphia set the bar incredibly high,’ Perez said, adding ‘the rest of our bus tour was equally energetic and fun, and we are so grateful to everyone who was a part of it. It is so special to connect with our travel advisor community in person.’
Perez said Carnival is proud to be able to make such a meaningful contribution St. Jude, thanks to the donations from travel partners in-person and virtually.
Travel advisors had the opportunity to sign the bus and leave their permanent mark on this year’s event, and several of Carnival’s most tenured travel advisor partners in each city participated in a birthday cake-cutting.