Carnival Cruise Line honored recipients of its 2015 Excellence Awards with a celebration held earlier this week at the company’s Miami headquarters.

The 15 honorees – who represent all travel agency business models across the U.S. and Canada – were selected by Carnival’s sales team based on their innovative marketing techniques, brand advocacy and sales success strategies.

This year’s Excellence Awards recipients include:

  • AAA Carolinas (Charlotte, N.C.)
  • Caladesi Travel/Dancin’ at Sea ® (Hendersonville, N.C.)
  • Cruise Brothers (Providence, R.I.)
  • Cruise Planners - Clayton Travel & Tours (Clayton, Calif.)
  • Cruises Etc. (Cleveland, Ohio)
  • Dream Cruises by Terri Howell (Baton Rouge, La.)
  • Lincoln Tours (Monterey Park, Calif.)
  • McGehee Cruise & Vacation, Inc. (Jackson, Miss.)
  • Nexion, LLC (Irving, Texas)
  • Pulaski Tickets & Tours, Inc. (Pulaski, N.Y.)
  • Robert Q Travel (Windsor, Ontario)
  • Tania Travel & Tours (Miami, Fla.)
  • Travel Affiliates (Gulfport, Miss.)
  • Travel Planners International (Maitland, Fla.)
  • Universal Travel (St John's, Newfoundland)

In addition to a gala awards reception, on-site meetings with Carnival’s leadership team and hotel accommodations in Miami, Excellence Awards recipients received a balcony stateroom for two on a seven-day Caribbean cruise.