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PEARLS Spotlight: Celece Krieger

October 25, 2018

Name Agent:  Celece Krieger
Certified:  PEARLS Accredited Partner
City/State/Prov: Owner of Travel Connection, St. George, Utah
Travelers:  Primarily groups on the m/s Paul Gauguin

Initial Lead:  It all started with a FAM invitation from my Director of Sales, Rolf Freedman. Not only was it an incredible experience, my husband proposed to me in one of the most beautiful places on Earth. The Gauguines serenaded us and it was a night I will cherish forever. After my fam with Rolf, I knew this was a product I should specialize in. I only had one problem:  A week was not long enough, so we returned from the fam and decided to promote a group on the 11-night Cook Islands & Society Islands Cruise.  My husband is a golf professional and between both of our clients, we’ve hosted groups every year – usually averaging 30-36 passengers.  August 2019 will be our 5th year hosting groups and we already have requests for another group departure in 2020.

Budget:  Unlimited – some spend $6,345 pp on Deck 3 and other clients have booked The Owner’s Suite at over $31,000.  Individual clients usually stay in Category C. 
Nights Requested: 11-14
Final Booking Cost:  Varies, depending on group size and room selection. Usually $275,000.

Sales Approach:  Having personal experience after so many sailings really helps with the sales process. I can tell them about various shore excursions, differences between room categories, the hospitality, service, and spirit onboard from all the crew members. My pictures speak for themselves (especially from our overnight at the Intercontinental Thalasso Bora Bora where we had a commitment ceremony in the overwater chapel).  Rolf usually hosts one cruise night every year, but most of my bookings come from referrals and existing clients. They like having someone there with them and we always include special activities just for our group. I am very grateful to everyone at Paul Gauguin Cruises for the wonderful experiences I’ve had and the ability to increase my sales with this special vacation of a lifetime.