International luxury travel network Virtuoso recognized SeaDream Yacht Club as the “Best Niche Cruise Line” at its gala dinner last night that attracted more than 2,700 attendees, including some of the biggest names in luxury travel, at Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.
Gretchen Bell, SeaDream Yacht Club Vice President of Sales pictured with Robert W. Lepisto, SeaDream Yacht Club President
The Virtuoso Awards honor the network’s finest travel advisors, agencies and preferred partners and allow travel industry peers to recognize each other’s accomplishments. The network’s travel providers vote for agencies and advisors, while agency members vote for preferred suppliers. This year Virtuoso received more than 12,000 votes from advisors and suppliers.
“Virtuoso’s selective acceptance process means that only the world’s top travel professionals are part of our network,” shared Virtuoso Chairman and CEO Matthew D. Upchurch. “Because of that, the peer-to-peer Virtuoso Awards are especially valued industry recognition. Winners such as SeaDream Yacht Club elevate this network and the entire luxury travel industry with their unique contributions.”
“We are honored to win this prestigious award,” shared President Bob Lepisto. “Virtuoso agencies entrust us to deliver the intimate and casually elegant nature of our voyages and this award further exemplifies SeaDream’s commitment to excellence.”