Press Release Source: Royal Caribbean International

Royal Caribbean International Promotion Sends Travel Agency To 2006 Winter Olympics
Wednesday February 22, 3:57 pm ET
Cruise Line Gives Away Blackberry(R) Devices, RAZR Phones and |Trip to the Olympic Games

MIAMI, Feb. 22 -- Top-notch travel agent Jami Sales got her gold at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games this week. Sales was given the opportunity to travel first class to Torino, Italy to cheer for Team USA courtesy of Royal Caribbean International, who awarded the once-in-a-lifetime trip as the grand prize of the cruise line's recent travel incentive promotion.

The Royal Caribbean "Go for the Gold" travel agency contest, which ran from Nov. 15 to Dec. 31, 2005, gave travel professionals the opportunity to win high-tech gadgets, including Blackberry® devices and Motorola RAZR phones, by booking guests on 15 qualified sailings, automatically entering their agencies into a drawing to win the grand prize.

"Royal Caribbean initiated the 'Go for the Gold' travel incentive promotion to motivate and reward our top-selling agencies for their strong business partnerships," said Lisa Bauer, senior vice president, Sales, for Royal Caribbean International.

Through a partnership with T-Mobile, the promotion enabled travel agents to win a free Blackberry® or RAZR phone by booking 15 cruises on the following qualified sailings on select dates: Empress of the Seas to Bermuda from Philadelphia; Monarch of the Seas to Baja, Mexico from Los Angeles; Legend of the Seas to the Western Caribbean from Tampa; Grandeur of the Seas to the Western Caribbean from Tampa; and Vision of the Seas to the Mexican Riviera from Los Angeles. The contest was based on overall travel agency performance, and each agency had one chance to win a trip to the Olympic Games with no limit to the amount of gadgets each could win.

Sales is owner of Cruising Co. Etc., Inc., the travel agency that was awarded the grand prize. The prize for two included airfare, hotel accommodations, ground transportation, some meals and a selection of optional daytime tours, activities and Olympic events.

The promotion also included deals for Royal Caribbean guests, who can receive free high-tech gadgets by activating a T-Mobile monthly service plan of $39.99 or more, after booking cruise vacations on qualified sailings.

Royal Caribbean International is a global cruise vacation company with 19 ships in service and two more under construction. The company also offers unique cruisetour vacations in Alaska, Canada and Europe. Additional information can be found on the company's web site at or by calling 800-327-6700.

Source: Royal Caribbean International