Come and get ’em! We’ve rounded up a list of FAMs and learning opportunities for agents and companions alike.
The Outside Sales Support Network (OSSN) is hosting a variety of FAMs and Cruise Seminars at Sea aboard various vessels in the coming months.
5-night Western Caribbean with Workshops Departing Feb. 27 from Ft. Lauderdale, OSSN will host two cruise sales and marketing training workshops aboard Royal Caribbean’s Liberty of the Seas. Featured topics will include group and incentive cruise sales and social media marketing.
The Liberty of the Seas is one of Royal Caribbean’s Freedom Class ships and features the Vitality Spa; four pools, including the Solarium, an adults-only retreat; six whirlpools, two of which are cantilevered and look out over the ocean; and fitness center offering classes such as yoga and tai chi.
This OSSN Cruise Seminar at Sea departs Feb. 27 from Ft. Lauderdale, stopping in Labadee, Haiti and Falmouth, Jamaica. Rates start at $165 for members, $215 for non-member agents and $240 for non-industry companions.
7-night Mekong River Cruise FAM with 9-night Extension Partnering with AMA Waterways, OSSN offers the Discover Vietnam, Cambodia and Mekong River FAM from Siem Reap, Cambodia to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
The Mekong River Cruise departs March 19 aboard the La Marguerite and concludes March 26, with ports of call including Kam Pong Chnang and Phnom Penh in Cambodia, as well as Tan Chau, Sa Dac Xeo Quyt and Cai Be in Vietnam.
Also available is a 9-night pre- and post-cruise land package. This package begins March 13 and includes two nights in Hanoi,Vietnam; an overnight cruise on a traditional wooden “junk” in Ha Long Bay; and a 3-night journey to Siem Reap, where the week-long cruise will depart from. Upon arrival in Ho Chi Minh City, guests participating in the pre- and post-cruise land package will stay an additional three nights in Ho Chi Minh City before departing Vietnam on March 28.
Cruise-only rates start at $1,449 pp, with non-members and companions starting at $1,549 pp. Pre- and post-cruise land package starts at $1,625 pp.
9-night Western Mediterranean Departing July 13 for nine nights, Royal Caribbean’s Grandeur of the Seas will visit Venice, Italy; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Corfu, Greece; Naples (Capri), Italy; Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy; La Spezia (Florence/Pisa), Italy; Provence (Marseilles), France; and Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
This Cruise Seminar at Sea will include two presentations on cruise sales and marketing, focusing on building group and incentive cruise business to Europe. Additionally, guests will enjoy wine with dinner on three nights and a special welcome cocktail reception hosted by OSSN and Royal Caribbean.
Rates start at $299 for members, $399 for non-member agents and $474 for non-industry companions.
For more information on OSSN cruises and FAMs, call (800) 771-7327 or visit ossn.com/fams.
6-night Islands of Croatia Meanwhile, UTS Travel is offering a Croatia FAM for both agents and companions. Running Saturday to Saturday roundtrip from Split, the itinerary tours the west coast of Croatia, visiting Makarska, Mljet National Park, Dubrovnik, the Peljesac Peninsula and its Grgich Croatian Winery, Korcula, Hvar, and Brac. Optional tours such as rafting on Cetina River in Makarska are also available.
Rates start at $795 pp for agents, with a single supplement of $477 or companion supplement of $250, and include 7-night accommodations, guided tour of Dubrovnik and daily breakfast and lunch. FAM departures are April 28, Oct. 6, 13, and 20.
For more information, call (800) 848-3611 or visit uts-travel.com.