Miami, FL, May 1, 2014 – Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group (Nasdaq: IILG), announced that Interval Travel has been named to Viking River Cruises®Platinum Circle. For the third consecutive year, Interval joins other top-tier travel agencies that exemplify excellence in sales and provide outstanding support to the Viking River Cruises product.
“Interval’s members include many experienced world travelers,” said Darren Dolan, director of business development in southern Florida for Viking River Cruises. “It’s especially gratifying that they respond so enthusiastically to our unique cruise offerings, leading to another impressive sales record.”
The Interval Travel Cruise team was presented with a cut-crystal scale model of a traditional Viking Longship, created exclusively for Platinum Circle winners. The award is now on display at the company’s Member -Services Center in Miami.
“We’re very proud to receive this prestigious honor and acknowledge our cruise advisors’ dedication to delivering great service,” said Raul Estrada, Interval’s senior vice president of global member services. “Our members enjoy cruising and we’re delighted to be able to provide them with Viking’s variety of experiences and destinations.”
The Interval Travel Cruise department has been operating since 1997 to provide services to North American consumer member families. Interval Travel is a Cruise Lines International Association Booking Agency or “CLIA” certified.
About Interval International
Interval International operates membership programs for vacationers and provides value-added services to its developer clients worldwide. Based in Miami, Florida, the company has been a pioneer and innovator in serving the vacation ownership market since 1976. Today, Interval has an exchange network of nearly 2,900 resorts in more than 80 nations. Through offices in 16 countries, Interval offers high-quality products and benefits to resort clients and about 2 million
About Viking Cruises
Viking Cruises offers destination-centric river and ocean cruising designed for experienced travelers with an interest in geography, culture and history. Featuring onboard cultural enrichment and included shore excursions, Viking’s journeys are competitively priced for genuine value. Debuting its maiden season of ocean cruising in 2015, the sophisticated state-of-the-art Viking Star will host 930 guests on itineraries in Scandinavia and the Baltic; and the Western and Eastern Mediterranean. As the world’s leading river cruise line, since its 1997 inception the company has grown to a fleet of 53 river vessels (in 2014) offering scenic cruising along the rivers of Europe, Russia, Ukraine, China, and Southeast Asia. Viking has been honored multiple times in Travel + Leisure’s “World’s Best” Awards and Condé Nast Traveler’s “Gold List” as well as recognized by the editors of Cruise Critic as “Best River Cruise Line,” with the entire Viking Longships fleet being named “Best New River Ships of 2012” in the website’s Editors’ Picks Awards. The travel trade has ranked Viking as the “Best River Cruise Line” by Travel Weekly, Recommend and Travel Agent magazines, “Best Cruise Line for Luxury River Cruises” at the Luxury Travel AdvisorAwards of Excellence and as “Best Overall Cruise Line for River Cruising” and “Best River Cruise Line for Travel Agent Support” in TravelAge West’s WAVE Awards. For more information, visit the company online athttp://www.vikingrivercruises.com. Follow Viking River Cruises on Facebook here.
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