Univ. Overview

By attending Cruise and Travel University, you can obtain your Travel Sales Certification. Your TSC places you among an elite group of travel agents who are committed to continuing their education and expanding their knowledge of the travel industry. Earning your TSC is quick, easy and fun. But it's also about learning & career growth. While you are on one of our training programs you'll spend comprehensive time in class. Cruise and Travel University is a working cruise, one with a seamless blend of education, port experiences, peer learning and the cruise experience itself. Cruise and Travel University is not only a cost-effective way for you to maintain your status, become certified and increase your selling expertise, it is also the most effective use of time for agents that are truly serious about their product knowledge and the desire to turn that knowledge into increased profits.

Where Dreams are Created and Earning Potentials Soar

Cruise and Travel University is one of the most comprehensive travel agents training held on the open sea

By attending Cruise and Travel University, you can obtain your Travel Sales Certification. Your TSC places you among an elite group of travel agents who are committed to continuing their education and expanding their knowledge of the travel industry.

Earning your TSC is quick, easy and fun. But it's also about learning & career growth. While you are on one of our training programs you'll spend comprehensive time in class. Cruise and Travel University is a working cruise, one with a seamless blend of education, port experiences, peer learning and the cruise experience itself.

Cruise and Travel University is not only a cost-effective way for you to maintain your status, become certified and increase your selling expertise, it is also the most effective use of time for agents that are truly serious about their product knowledge and the desire to turn that knowledge into increased profits.

We are proud here at Cruise and Travel University of our relationship with Dr. Marc Mancini, who, since 2005, has served as a special consultant to our educational programs. Marc reviews and, in some cases, designs the curriculum that we use. He also helps guide our marketing efforts and has suggested many ideas to help us better serve your needs. Marc is one of the travel industry's best-known speakers, educators and consultants. It's estimated that nearly 300,000 travel professionals worldwide have benefited from training programs that he has designed or delivered. He and his firm's associates are the creative force behind three highly praised travel certification programs: those of CLIA, AAA and the NTA. Marc's client list includes some of the most prestigious companies in the business, including Seabourn, Marriott, Holland America Line, American Express, Carlson Wagonlit and Lufthansa. Marc has designed or given seminars for virtually every travel association, including The Travel Institute, ASTA, ARTA, PATA, the NBTA and SITE, as well as for the tourist offices of France, Hawaii, Los Angeles, Scandinavia, the Bahamas, Canada and Switzerland. He has authored or produced 12 books, 24 videos, three CD-ROMs, two Web sites and over two hundred articles. His works have been syndicated by both the Los Angeles Times and Prodigy.


What will Cruise and Travel University provide you with?

  • Practical Knowledge you can use immediately
  • Increased profitability
  • The opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with fellow agents
  • Exclusive time with industry leaders
  • Relevant topics
  • Exceptional value, cruise and training for one low price
  • Our Exclusive Curriculum Guarantee
  • CEU's for the Travel Institute
  • CLIA credits towards ACC, MCC, ECC & ECCS
  • An entertaining environment for learning: The ship
  • Certification from Cruise and Travel University
  • Earn your Travel Sales Certification (TSC)
 

You'll benefit from:

  • Experiencing various cruise lines and ships
  • Agent networking -- a chance to learn important real life strategies from your peers
  • Personal time with industry leaders -- a chance to tap some of the most important people in the travel industry
  • Increase your sales & profitability from travel
  • Benefit from the unique opportunity to learn in a genuine travel experience

  • Live training -- the most powerful and effective way to learn
  • One on One consulting -- with instructors and your peers.
  • Reinforce and nurture your status as a professional
  • Attain a certification that reflects that professionalism Sell specific products smarter and better

 

Testimonials


The cruise industry is undergoing a period of significant growth, with cruise operators introducing new state-of-the-art ships that provide vacationers with an unprecedented array of choices. Cruise University is an excellent vehicle for helping travel agents further enhance their knowledge and expertise of the constantly evolving cruise industry,” said Vicki Freed, Royal Caribbean Senior Vice President of sales and marketing. “Royal Caribbean, which has hosted several Cruise and Travel University sessions throughout its fleet, is pleased to work with Charlie Dubinsky and his team in providing agents with the tools and resources necessary to succeed in today’s competitive travel marketplace,” she added.


"I just wanted to say thanks again for last week's Cruise and Travel University. I took in a lot of information and am still processing it all. Participating in these last two seminars has really made me focus and set goals for myself and my business. I'm so excited about what I see happening for me now and in the future. It's been a slow process, but I definitely see it."


"Just wanted you to know how much I enjoyed attending the cruise and spending class time to learn more about the cruise industry. Being new in the business I am anxious to learn as much as I can and look forward to any other experiences I may get. You spent a lot of time putting this thing together and I wanted you to know how very much I appreciated it. I also am very happy to have been able to meet you and I look forward to future meetings. Any valuable knowledge I may obtain from you would be most appreciated. Again, thanks so much"


"Now that I have thawed out, I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful job that you do with Cruise and Travel University. I learned a ton of stuff and especially enjoyed Marc (Mancini) and Dave (Stockert) as speakers. I also really enjoyed the classes that you gave as I tend to learn more from people who actually sell or have sold than from people who are just teaching. CU was a great way to meet other agents and I really learned a lot."

I want to congratulate you on the extraordinary job you have done in turning Cruise and Travel University into the premier educational forum that it is today. After being an instructor on two of your excellent Cruise Universities I can assure anyone who attends that they will have their expectations exceeded and that their sales will soar! I look forward to attending future Cruise Universities and helping the top flight agents you attract reach their goals! Scott Koepf CTC,MCC Vice President of Sales Nexion


"Consider your tuition an investment in your business not an expense. We understand that for whatever reason attending Cruise University might be a bit of a challenge. However, we can tell you from experience that almost every wildly successful person we've ever known took a big leap at a difficult time. You should also attend Cruise and Travel University and it will be worth your investment."


"I am thankful for Cruise and Travel Agents and for you. I, among many others, I am sure, truly appreciate your efforts to keep members updated and informed about our industry. In addition to keeping us informed you continually create opportunities for us to 'think outside the box', and to challenge ourselves. Believe it or not, I find those 2 aspects of my association with Cruise and Travel Agents to be the most rewarding."


"I recently attended the Cruise and Travel University on the MSC Lirica. I am new to the travel business and the courses presented by Cruise and Travel University and CLIA were very beneficial for me in helping me to increase my knowledge and in growing my business. Thank you very much for allowing me to attend the excellent training you provided onboard the MSC Lirica."

Cruise and Travel University is more than a Seminar at Sea or a FAM trip. Cruise and Travel University will immerse you in a total learning experience. You'll learn about cruising and while on a ship, about selling as you're surrounded by fellow salespeople and about service while experiencing some of the highest levels of service anywhere - all this while earning your TSC credits.

There are perhaps many reasons why you believe you cannot go - children, work, commitments, etc.
But there is one very good reason why you should - PROFIT!