Princess Cruises’ Diamond Princess had seven new Commodores at the helm during a recent Japan cruise, as the latest round of Princess Academy graduates were rewarded with a 10-night Hokkaido voyage.
Princess Academy Graduate Dominque Grams Enjoys a Diamond Princess Shore Excursion with her mother Leanne in Otaru, Japan media
Having achieved the highest ‘Commodore’ ranking in Princess Cruises’ online training program, the seven agents had the opportunity to experience the Princess product first-hand as they sailed roundtrip from Kobe, with fascinating port visits to Aomori, Hakodate and Otaru as well as Korsakov in Russia.
One of the new Commodores, Joshua Hore from Helloworld Forest Hill, said the graduation cruise was a terrific incentive to complete the training program and gain first-hand knowledge of the product, adding that he was impressed by Diamond Princess’ timeless art-deco-inspired interiors as well as the high standard and variety of cuisine on offer.
Dominique Grams from Seniors Holiday Travel said she enjoyed the onboard experience, including the theatre productions and Princess Popstar competition, as well as the shore excursions, with a day in Russia’s Korsakov proving a highlight. Dominique said she felt “100 per cent more confident” recommending Princess Cruises to her clients after completing the Princess Academy program and cruising on Diamond Princess.
Graduating agents on the cruise were: Dominique Grams, Seniors Holiday Travel; Clive Sisley, We Know Travel, Orange; Joshua Hore, Helloworld Forest Hill; Melissa Blessing, Flight Centre, Katoomba; Kym Stracey, Northshore Travel; Betty Lee, Holiday Travel; and Kiara Jensen, OzCruising.