Luxury Cruise Connections Travel Advisors Named 2023 Virtuoso Cruise Icons, Luxury Cruising's Most Prestigious Recognition

Seven of Luxury Cruise Connections' advisors received the title this year, elevating the agency's relationship with over 400 select cruise lines. For clients, this means exclusive benefits and special discounts via the Virtuoso Voyages program.

Luxury Cruise Connections Travel Advisors Named 2023 Virtuoso® Cruise Icons

Virtuoso®, the leading global network specializing in luxury and experiential travel, has recognized seven of Luxury Cruise Connections' travel advisors as 2023 Virtuoso Cruise Icons, a distinctive honor for a group of advisors whose sales performance excels within the industry. Only a select group of 78 advisors within the network have been honored with the Virtuoso Cruise Icon designation. This means Luxury Cruise Connections' team represents 10 percent of an elite group of advisors marked as the top one percent in Virtuoso's cruise sales, reinforcing its position as a leader within the luxury travel industry.

As Virtuoso Cruise Icons, JC Quintana, Derek Avello, Steven Gulko, Laura Bowman, Roger Powe, Monica Anderson, and Xavier Salinas will have access to various events and networking opportunities designed to foster growth, collaboration, and sharing of best practices within the network's cruise community, including Virtuoso Travel Week, luxury travel's preeminent worldwide gathering.

Virtuoso's combined annual sales of $28 billion to $32 billion allow advisors, including Virtuoso Cruise Icons, to offer exclusive benefits to their clients on over 400 select cruises annually across 12 separate cruise lines via the Virtuoso Voyages program, including a dedicated onboard host and a choice of an additional benefit ranging in value from $500 per couple to several thousand dollars, depending on the sailing. The network's advisors also receive access to enhanced traveler advantages at more than 1,500 preferred partner hotels and resorts, such as complimentary upgrades, personalized amenities, and additional bonuses that enrich the overall stay.

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About Luxury Cruise Connections

From exclusive Mediterranean cruises to upscale world tours, we’ve been helping our clientele design bucket-list trips since 2010. With Luxury Cruise Connections, you can collaborate with top travel consultants and bring your seafaring dream to life. Enhance your next cruise experience with seamless planning, amazing upgrades, and perfectly orchestrated itineraries.

A brand of Forest Travel Agency, Luxury Cruise Connections is a Virtuoso Travel Agency based in Miami, Florida. Our luxury cruise company provides the best cruise experience and travel support to elite globetrotters worldwide. We specialize in tailoring once-in-a-lifetime honeymoons, celebratory holidays, and unforgettable family vacations to your needs. From the point of departure to your final destination, our established agency uses exclusive insider knowledge and first-class taste to create the trip of your dreams and a lifetime of cherished memories. Our coordinators negotiate business and first-class airfares as well to ensure a seamless experience from start to finish. We also collaborate with select, upscale tour operators and other affiliates with local connections to bring you a trip that exceeds your expectations.