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March 1, 2019 Cruise No Comments Email Email


Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) recently hosted 40 travel agents from 22 agencies around Sydney and New South Wales on board its flagship Columbus. The ship was docked in White Bay, Sydney, as part of a Grand World Voyage that departed London on 5 January 2019. The group toured the ship on Sunday 24 February before enjoying a three-course meal in the ship’s Waterfront restaurant. The special event gave CMV the opportunity to educate agents on its global voyages in addition to its Australasian cruises that homeport in Adelaide and Fremantle over the summer months. Travel media and influencers were also hosted on board as part of CMV’s increased public relations efforts.

In attendance from CMV were:

Darren Chigwidden, National Sales Manager AUS & NZ – right

Chris Coates, Commercial Group Director (Global) – middle

Dean Brazier, Managing Director (CMV Australia) – left

Tom Benson, Marketing Manager (CMV Australia) – not pictured

Pictured in “Columbus lunch 24 Feb – agents”: (top left) Noora Hamze from Cruise Guru; (bottom left) Pat Lloyd from MTA – Mobile Travel Agents; (bottom right) Jane McFarlane from MTA; (top right) Darren Chigwidden, National Sales Manager AUS & NZ , Cruise & Maritime Voyages

Darren Chigwidden, National Sales Manager AUS & NZ for Cruise & Maritime Voyages, also hosted nine agents for eight nights on a Columbus familiarisation from Auckland to Sydney, which departed 16 February.

Pictured in “Columbus Famil – Auckland – Sydney”: (from left to right) Henk Steyl, Imagine Cruising; Liam Harris, Imagine Cruising; Lisa Doreen, House of Travel Coromandel; Janice Mc Clean, House of Travel – Cruise; Victor, Cruise & Maritime Voyages, First Officer – Columbus; Darren Chigwidden, Cruise & Maritime Voyages; Hannah Hutton-Smith, Helloworld Blenheim; Lauren Wyylie, House of Travel Havelock North; Makyla Bishop, House of Travel Rotorua.



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