Global cruise brand Royal Caribbean International has won the prestigious World Travel Awards 2012 for the ‘World’s Leading Cruise Brand’ and ‘World’s Leading Cruise Line’ titles. This is the 15th time Royal Caribbean International has been awarded for these categories since 1994.
The annual World Travel Awards acknowledges and celebrates excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry. Each year, the WTA covers the globe with a series of regional gala ceremonies to recognise and celebrate individual and collective successes within each key geographical region. All regional winners competed in a final round of voting for the WTA’s world awards as the ultimate accolade in the travel and tourism industry. This year, the Grand Final was hosted in Asia for the first time, taking place in New Delhi on December 12.
The award was received by Mrs Ratna Chadha, Chief Executive, TIRUN Travel Marketing – India Representative for Royal Caribbean International, and Mr Sam Manalo, Sales Manager-Asia for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Accepting the award Mrs Chadha said “It is a great honor for all of us at TIRUN Travel Marketing and Royal Caribbean International to receive these awards for the 15th time and to be recognized globally as leaders within the cruise industry. These awards are an endorsement of the excellence and quality of the Royal Caribbean brand and going forward, we would like to take this opportunity to reiterate our commitment towards upholding this benchmark as we continue with our pioneering efforts to serve our guests and travel community alike.”
Royal Caribbean International is represented in India by TIRUN Travel Marketing, a relationship that dates back to 1993. TIRUNTravel Marketing, headquartered in New Delhi, has a network of 5 offices throughout India including, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, and New Delhi.
Royal Caribbean International is a global cruise brand with 22 innovative ships, calling on more than 270 destinations in 72 countries across six continents. The line also offers unique cruise tour land packages in Alaska, Canada, Dubai, Europe, and Australia and New Zealand.
Royal Caribbean provides a world-class vacation experience with a wide range of signature onboard amenities, entertainment, andaward-winning family programming. The cruise line has a 40-year history of giving guests the Royal Advantage – the most innovative cruise ships, exciting itineraries to popular destinations, and world-renowned friendly and engaging Gold Anchor Service. Royal Caribbean has been voted “Best Cruise Line Overall” for ten consecutive years in the Travel Weekly Readers’ Choice Awards.
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE/OSX: RCL) is a global cruise vacation company that owns Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Pullmantur, Azamara Club Cruises and CDF Croisières de France, as well as TUI Cruises through a 50 percent joint venture. Together, these six brands operate a combined total of 41 ships with three under construction.