As expected, the Royal Caribbean / Direct Line Cruises booths (hosted by Cindy Cobb and Louise Habrack of Royal Caribbean and Greg Coiro, Cathy Henderson and Andrea Taverna of Direct Line Cruises) were among the most popular at the show. In addition to offering free brochures and personal cruise consultations, visitors were given a chance to win one of two inaugural cruises in November on Royal Caribbean’s new “Oasis of the Seas” (the largest cruise ship in the world). The activity at the booths was non-stop as attendees reviewed the exciting variety of cruise itineraries offered by Royal Caribbean including Alaska, Bermuda, Europe, the Mediterranean and, oh yes, the Caribbean. Some attendees were so enthusiastic that they booked their cruises right “on-the-spot” (through online terminals that were installed for the show).
The show also featured special stage presentations, including a joint presentation by Direct Line Cruises and Royal Caribbean as well as seminars by some well-known world travelers, like Samantha Brown of TV’s Travel Channel.