Local Travel Professional Becomes Cunard Voyage Expert by Earning Prestigious Top Rank in Cunard Academy

San Diego, CA 23-Jan-2020 – A local San Diego travel professional has achieved prestigious Commodore status in the Cunard Academy training program, certifying her as a Cunard expert for booking travel on the company’s iconic three Queens – Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth.

As a Commodore, Melody Laughlin of The Cruise Travellers, LLC., joins an exclusive group of travel professionals who are recognized by Cunard at the Academy’s highest level for their unique qualifications and knowledge as a voyage planning professional. Melody Laughlin earned this distinction after completing the minimum 25 courses necessary to graduate from the program.

“On behalf of Cunard, we are very proud of Melody’s dedication, as she] has put in extra effort to offer her clients exceptional knowledge about Cunard’s award-winning experience including iconic ships, rich itineraries and signature White Star Service,” said Josh Leibowitz, Senior Vice President of Cunard North America. “Travel professionals who reach this top level in our Academy program have completed hours of course work to become an expert on Cunard to advise their clients to sail on Cunard and enjoy an unparalleled experience at sea.”

Cunard Academy is one of the cruise industry’s most comprehensive online training programs available to travel professionals in the U.S. and Canada. Travel professionals who complete the extensive coursework become experts on a wide range of topics, offering their clients full knowledge of important details about a Cunard voyage.

Courses educate travel professionals on such areas as the line’s legendary Transatlantic Crossings and World Voyages, exclusive Princess Grill and Queens Grill Suite accommodations, compelling enrichment programmes (Cunard Insights), world-class dining and renowned White Star Service℠.

 “I’m thrilled to be a Cunard Commodore,” said Melody of ‘The Cruise Travellers, LLC.”. “The knowledge I’ve gained makes me a more valuable resource for my clients, and helps me to match a Cunard voyage to sophisticated travelers who seek to explore the world in style.”]

To become a Commodore, travel professionals must fulfill 25 required and elective classes, representing approximately 15 hours of total course work covering worldwide destinations, on-board programmes, and customer service skills. As they complete courses, travel professionals earn their “stripes” through four levels: First Officer, Staff Captain, Captain and finally Commodore, and can continue to take elective courses to expand their knowledge and keep their Commodore status current.

For more information about Cunard,or to book a voyage, contact Melody Laughling at The Cruise Travellers, LLC., (858)668-9770, or visit

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The Cruise Travellers, LLC.

Specialize in cruise and combined land vacations. Founded in 2019, our team considers each of our clients part of our family, and you will be treated with the highest level of customer service possible. We are not just your cruise specialist, we are your Cruise Concierge!

Melody J. Laughlin -CEO / Cruise Concierge
Phone: (858) 754-8266

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Cunard is the operator of luxury cruise ships Queen Mary 2®, Queen Victoria® and Queen Elizabeth®. Renowned for impeccable White Star Service, gourmet dining and world-class entertainment, all three Queens offer luxury accommodations in Britannia, Britannia Club, Princess Grill Suite and Queens Grill Suite staterooms. Cunard is the only line to offer regularly scheduled Transatlantic service between New York and London, and it continues to celebrate the freedom of travel on exciting World Voyage and Grand Voyage itineraries that visit Europe, North America, South America, Africa, Asia and Australia.

Awarded ‘#1 Mega-Ship Ocean Cruise Line’ by Travel + Leisure’s 2017 and 2016 World’s Best Awards and ‘Best World Cruise Itineraries’ and ‘Best Trans-Atlantic Itineraries’ by Porthole Cruise Magazine’s 2016 Readers Choice Awards, Cunard is a proud member of World’s Leading Cruise Lines, a part of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the largest cruise vacation company in the world. Together Cunard, Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Seabourn, AIDA Cruises, Costa Cruises, P&O Cruises (Australia) and P&O Cruises (UK) operate 102 ships visiting over 700 ports around the world and totaling 226,000 lower berths.

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