VENCEDOR AWARD TO BE PRESENTED TO THE SILVER GALAPAGOS
Charles A. Poekel Jr., President of Dream Luxury Cruises, a retail cruise organization located in Verona, New Jersey, and Palm Beach, Florida, announced today that “ it is with great pleasure that I announce that the “Vencedor Award for Best Expedition Cruiseship - 2016” will to be presented to the Silver Galapagos of Silversea Cruises.
The award is named after the sloop Vencedor which was designed by Mr. Poekel’s great-grandfather T.S. Poekel and what was the first yacht ever to compete in the U.S. – Canada competition in 1897.
The award represents for the first time recognition of a cruiseship by a retail travel agency. “Eight-five percent of all cruises are booked through retail agents,” stated Mr. Poekel “so its fitting that awards be given from retail agents to cruiseships.
The award will be presented to the Captain of the Silver Galapagos by Mr. Poekel in March.
Dream Luxury Cruises is a retail agency and a division of Poekel Travel Bureau, Inc. which has been a member of the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) since 1965. It is also a member of the Cruise Line International Association (CLIA).