A local travel ageny has achieved prestigious Commodore status in Princess Cruises’ Academy training program, certifying them as expert cruise professionals. As a Commodore, P&H Travel joins an exclusive group of travel agents who are now recognized by Princess at the Academy's highest level for their unique qualifications and knowledge as a cruise planning professional. P&H Travel earned this distinction after completing the minimum 25 courses necessary to graduate from the program.
“We at Princess are very proud of P&H’s dedication, as they put in extra effort to offer clients exceptional knowledge regarding our cruise vacation product as well as our worldwide destinations,” said Jan Swartz, Senior Vice President of Customer Service and Sales at Princess. “Travel agents who reach this top level in our Academy program have completed hours of course work to become a cruising expert, which will prove invaluable to providing clients with a great vacation.”
Princess Academy is the cruise industry’s most comprehensive online training program available to travel agents in the U.S. and Canada. Agents who complete the extensive coursework become experts on a wide range of topics, offering travelers full knowledge of important details about a Princess vacation such as the different passenger amenities on the line’s 17 ships, the company’s worldwide destinations and the many special programs available onboard.
“We are thrilled to be Princess Commodores! The knowledge we’ve gained makes us a more valuable resource for our clients, and enables us to recommend the very best vacation which matches all of their needs,” said Phil Patterson (owner P&H Travel).
To become a Commodore, travel agents must fulfill 25 required and elective classes, representing approximately 15 hours of total course work covering worldwide destinations, onboard programs, and customer service skills. As they complete courses, agents receive their “stripes” through four levels: First Officer, Staff Captain, Captain and finally Commodore. Agents can continue to take elective courses to expand their knowledge and keep their Commodore status current.
P&H Travel is a full service agency! The focus is on service! We love what we do and it shows!
For further information contact: Tracy, Melissa, Ellen, Elise, Carolyn or Phil
Movies under the stars: Broadway style productions
Princess Cruise Line: operates more than 10 sailing ships with 150 global itineraries. The fleet includes Golden Princess, Grand Princess, Coral Princess, Star Princess, Dawn Princess, Sun Princess, Regal Princess, Royal Princess, Tahitian Princess, Pacific Princess, and Island Princess. Ship Designers envisioned a “Big Ship Choice, but small ship feel” with the deluxe amenities of first class hotels and individual attention such as 24 hour room service, or chocolates on the pillows at night.
Daytime activities include ScholarShip at Sea cooking classes, ceramics, or photography, poolside activities, 2,000 book library, sporting events such as a nine hole putting green or golf simulator, new waves program, open water scuba and snorkeling instructions, ping pong, paddle tennis, and painting lessons. The sanctuary offers an outdoor spa setting, meals, and personal entertainment. Nighttime activities include Broadway shows, dancing/karaoke/comedy lounges, parties/bars/lounges, champagne waterfall, movies and TV.
Services onboard include a passenger service/pursers desk, postal service
opportunity, group services for conferences, private parties, currency exchange
machines, medical centers, religious services on holidays, laundry and dry
cleaning, and a floral shop.
Many of the ships offer teen programs offering arts and crafts to splash pools and video games. Toddlers are protected in a special outdoor deck and play area. Teens have a separate hot tub and deck area just for them. Supervision is monitored by staff/youth activity coordinators. A children’s science museum provides chemistry experiments, whale watching, marine biology studies and programs geared toward the ships destination.
Kid's won't want to Leave Royal Princess
We’re thrilled to tell you all about our enhanced Youth & Teen Centers on Royal Princess! With more space to hang out and play games both indoors and out, kids of all ages will have a blast, whether they’re using their imaginations for arts and crafts, playing skeeball, hanging out by the DJ booth or lounging in our new teen wading pool. Ensuring kids have a great time on board is just another way Royal Princess helps you escape completely!