America's Vacation Center Inducted into the Cruise Connoisseurs Club - Oceania Cruises Recognizes Agency's Commitment to Excellence

May 17, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
San Diego — May 17, 2006 — Oceania Cruises, in association with Food & Wine magazine, is pleased to announce that America's Vacation Center has been inducted into the Cruise Connoisseurs Club, the line's first recognition and rewards program for its top producing travel agency partners. Oceania Cruises' Cruise Connoisseurs Club recognizes agency partners who have demonstrated their past and future support with a wide variety of tangible benefits and perks. This unique alliance also serves to reinforce the line's culinary heritage and commitment to fine food and wine.

America's Vacation Center, being among the first agencies inducted into the Cruise Connoisseurs Club, has been presented with a personalized Versace recognition plate by Oceania Cruises.

"We recognize the commitment and professionalism our travel agent partners provide our future guests and we would like to thank them in our own unique way for being an important part of our success," stated Jeff Drew, senior vice president of sales for Oceania Cruises.

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About Oceania Cruises
Oceania Cruises is the world's largest upscale cruise line. Featuring a fleet of intimate and luxurious 684-guest ships, Regatta, Insignia and Nautica, Oceania Cruises sails to the most alluring ports in Europe, Chine and the Far East, South America and the Caribbean. Combining the finest cuisine at sea, exceptional personalized service, luxurious accommodations and extraordinary value, Oceania Cruises is setting a new, worldwide standard for luxury cruises.

About America's Vacation Center
With more than 40 years of experience and a half-million customers served, America's Vacation Center® ( is one of the top travel agencies in the American Express Travel Service Representative Network. America's Vacation Center is a leading seller of cruises and vacation packages from leading suppliers such as Carnival Cruises, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, Holland America Line, Celebrity Cruises, Crystal Cruises, American Express Vacations, Classic Vacations, and more. With hundreds of independent contractors, America's Vacation Center is America's Leading Host Agency(TM) (, providing technology, support, and Live Leads(TM) to travel agents across North America.