Carnival recently hosted the three winners of its “Memorable Client Experiences” travel agent contest awarding a grand prize of a trip to Miami to meet with the company’s management team, as well as a free Carnival Journeys cruise.

The top three winners were selected from hundreds of entries submitted by travel agents who were asked to describe the most memorable experience they created for a client sailing on Carnival.

The three contest winners include:

  • Jane Patterson of Destination Weddings Travel Group in Newmarket, Ontario; Patterson provided an amazing birthday celebration and first-time cruise experience for a 100-year-old cruise rookie.
  • Marilyn Hyatt of Anywhere Inc., in Methuen, Mass.; Hyatt worked to make a cruise experience uniquely fun and memorable for group from the Polish Veterans Association who have become loyal, longtime group clients.
  • Kelly Brewer of Brewer Travel in Lowell, Ark.; Using social media, Kelly shared the experiences of one of her energetic clients who is a young Carnival brand ambassador!

During their visit to Carnival’s Miami headquarters, Patterson, Hyatt and Brewer received a special behind-the-scenes tour by Vice President of Trade Sales and Marketing Adolfo Perez followed by lunch with President Christine Duffy and Executive Vice President of Sales and Guest Services Lynn Torrent. Later that evening, the winners enjoyed dinner at a local restaurant with members of the Carnival sales team.

Each winner received a complimentary Carnival Journeys cruise for two in balcony accommodations. Carnival Journeys is a unique collection of nine- to 15-day seagoing adventures that kick off this fall and feature spectacular ports throughout the Caribbean, Central America, Hawaii and Mexico, along with exciting shipboard activities and experiences created especially for this one-of-a-kind cruise program.