American Discount Cruises & Travel Named MSC Northeast Account of the Year

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2014 MSC True Partnership's Awards Includes Renowned Family Owned & Operated Travel Agency

American Discount Cruises & Travel was named a Partner of the Year by MSC Cruises

American Discount Cruises & Travel was named a Partner of the Year by MSC Cruises

We're truly honored by this recognition, and we look forward to working with MSC to continue growing our sales of their terrific cruises.

American Discount Cruises & Travel, a leader in cruise and land vacation package deals, announced today that it has been named a recipient of a 2014 MSC True Partnership's Award from MSC Cruises. Specifically, it was MSC's Northeast Account of the Year.

“MSC’s travel partners are critical to our success and we greatly appreciate the efforts all of our valued partners have made in selling and raising awareness about MSC Cruises in North America in 2014,” said Richard Sasso, president, MSC Cruises USA. “We’re thrilled today to honor our top partners of the year and congratulate all of them on their hard work.”

“We’re truly honored by this recognition and we look forward to working with MSC to continue growing our sales of their terrific cruises. MSC’s product, combined with our staff’s expertise and the special booking bonuses we provide our customers with, are a winning combination.” Joad Hamed, Vice President, American Discount Cruises & Travel.

Awards are given to the line’s top performing North American travel partners for the year based on overall business growth in revenue and guests and continuous partnership support and innovative marketing efforts that drive increased consumer awareness. Winners will be honored during a 4-day cruise on MSC Divina departing from Miami on Feb. 14, 2015.

“This year MSC implemented its 'Serving You' initiative as a way of working with travel agents to design and develop sales strategies for mutual success,” said Ken Muskat, executive vice president of sales, PR and guest services, MSC Cruises USA. “We couldn’t be more pleased with the results and it’s our honor to recognize the best of the best of MSC’s travel partners today. 2015 promises to bring even better results and we look forward to continuing to work with all our partners as MSC expands its presence in the North American market and abroad.”

American Discount Cruises & Travel was previously named the Partner of the Year for both Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises. In addition, they have been honored with many awards and accolades from its industry partners. Among them are:

Club Med - Preferred Partner
Cunard Line - Inner Circle
Disney - EarMarked Agency
Holland America Line - Centurion Agency
Norwegian Cruise Line - President's Club
Princess Cruises - Excel Gold
Travel Impressions - Best of the Best
Viking River Cruises - Platinum Circle

"The recognitions we've been honored with by some of the most popular vacation suppliers are the result of our company's commitment to delivering the very best deals and service to our customers," Hamed added. "We especially want to thank our 'family' of travel agents and customer service specialists, who spend each and every day making sure our customers are going to experience the best vacation possible."

Those interested in making a cruise or land reservation with American Discount Cruises & Travel can reach them at 866-214-7447, or can view cruise deals and vacation packages on their web site.

About American Discount Cruises & Travel:
Established in 2002 by industry veteran Marcy Hamed, American Discount Cruises & Travel is one of the country's largest travel agencies. They're a family owned and operated company, with its corporate office in Englishtown, NJ. American Discount Cruises & Travel offers fantastic deals on cruise and land vacations, and also operates Sell Cruises From Home, a program for people to sell vacation packages from the convenience of their home.

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