Tour Encompasses Four Stops in
Southern California; Features ‘Travel Agents Rock' T-Shirt Design Contest to
Benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®
MIAMI (April 11, 2018) -
Carnival Cruise Line will visit agents on its popular festival- inspired
"Agentpalooza" bus tour from June 11-14 with stops throughout Southern
California. Hosted by Carnival's Senior Vice President of Sales &
Trade Marketing Adolfo Perez and the line's sales leadership team, each tour
stop includes five different areas featuring specific entertainment and sales
and marketing activities. A main stage will feature new marketing and product
experiences and a variety of engaging entertainment activities between agents
and Carnival sales team members.
year's event was such a great success thanks to the support, active
participation and enthusiasm of the thousands of travel agent partners who
showed us exactly why we call them rock stars," said Perez. "We're excited to
take the bus tour to Southern California and visit with agents as we build
excitement for the arrival of our newest ship, Carnival Panorama, which arrives
in Long Beach at the end of 2019."
year with the Agentpalooza tour is a T-shirt design contest that launches
today. Agents may submit a rock&roll-inspired design to the line through
April 25, 2018. A Carnival judging panel comprised of Perez, Carnival Cruise
Line's President Christine Duffy and Carnival Cruise Line's Vice President of
North American Sales Mike Julius will select a final design to be featured on
the official 2018 Agentpalooza T-shirt. The winner will receive a seven-day
Carnival Caribbean cruise and five runners up will receive $100 gift cards. The
T-shirts will be sold at each event, with all profits going to St. Jude
Children's Research Hospital.
Stops on the
"Agentpalooza" bus tour schedule include:
June 11: Pasadena,
Calif. – Rose Bowl Stadium
June 12: Orange County, Calif. – Mile Square Park
June 13: San Diego,
Calif.- Chula Vista Bayside Park
June 14: Long Beach, Calif.- Carnival's Long Beach Cruise Terminal
event will feature a red carpet entrance where agents may take "selfies" using
a custom "Travel Agents Rock" filter. Agents will also have an opportunity to
sign their name on the Agentpalooza bus and apply temporary "Travel Agents
Rock" tattoos resembling the tattoo Perez had inked on his arm at last year's
As a new
element, agents may participate in games designed to bring Carnival's onboard
experience to life, all of which will be hosted by a Carnival cruise director.
These include a "Choose Fun" trivia game, bingo and dancing. Throughout
the event, agents will meet and interact with the sales leadership team and
their local business development directors. A merchandise tent will have
Carnival items for sale with all profits benefiting St. Jude Children's
Research Hospital. Light snacks will be provided and exciting prizes, including
a complimentary Carnival cruise for two, will be given away at each
"Agentpalooza" tour stop.
is now open. Travel agents are encouraged to sign up early for these events, as
availability is limited. During the tour dates, agents will also be able to
follow the tour and participate in events online via GoCCL.com and Carnival's
trade Facebook page. For complete details surrounding Carnival's "Agentpalooza"
bus tour, travel agents may visit GoCCL.com.
About Carnival Cruise Line
Carnival Cruise Line, part of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL;
NYSE: CUK), is "The World's Most Popular Cruise Line®" with 26 ships
operating three- to 16-day voyages to The Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexican Riviera,
Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, New England, Bermuda, Europe, Cuba, Australia, New
Zealand and the Pacific Islands. The line currently has three new ships
scheduled for delivery – the 133,500-ton Carnival Panorama in 2019 and two
as-yet-unnamed 180,000-ton ships in 2020 and 2022.
Christine de la Huerta