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Local Travel Agent Becomes Cruise Expert by Earning Prestigious Top Rank in Princess Cruises Academy

Jacksonville, FL, 08, October 2014: A Jacksonville, FL travel agent has achieved prestigious Commodore status in Princess Cruises’ Academy training program, certifying her as an expert cruise professional. As a Commodore, Margie Jordan of Jordan Executive 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. Jordan earned this distinction after completing the minimum 25 courses necessary to graduate from the program.

“We at Princess are very proud of Margie’s dedication, as she put in extra effort to offer clients exceptional knowledge regarding our cruise vacation product as well as our worldwide destinations,” said Jan Swartz, President 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.

“Our clients love Princess Cruise. As part of our commitment to provide extraordinary travel experiences, I’m excited to complete the program expanding my personal knowledge and expertise in selling the brand. First-hand knowledge of the ships we sell is key to our success. I’m excited to experience the newest ship in the fleet, the Regal Princess in November,” said Jordan.

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.

For Media Contact:
Margie Jordan, President/CEO
Jordan Executive Travel Service
(904) 446-8687

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