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Renee Gerber Achieves MCC Status with CLIA

(WOODSTOCK, MD) - October 3, 2011 - Renee Gerber of CruiseOne - Gerber & Asociates has been designated as a Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Cruise Counsellor after recently completing the organization's certification requirements.  Renee Gerber is now recognized within the industry as a Master Cruise Counsellor.

Renee Gerber has achieved Cruise Counsellor Certification through completion of a comprehensive program of crusie sales training and product instruction, delivered through a combination of extensive classroom training and personal cruise experience.  CLIA's Certification Program graduates are widely recognized as the foremost cruise vacation experts among American travel agents.

CruiseOne is one of more than 16,000 North American travel agency members of CLIA.  According to CLIA statistics, the overwhelming majority of travelers - about 90% - book their cruise through a travel agency, and for good reason - travel agents understand the products they recommend and excel in finding the perfect cruise to match their clients' needs, lifestyle and budget.

CLIA's Certified Cruise Counsellors are the industry's premiere travel agents and can arrange all of your vacation needs while providing the greatest service and value for your vacation dollar.

To contact Renee Gerber, call (866) 568-0022 or (410) 203-0022 or email at RGerber@CruiseOne.com

 

 
 
 
CruiseOne Woodstock Team Member Wendy Himmel Earns Disney Specialist Designation

(WOODSTOCK, MD) - December 20, 2011 - CruiseOne Gerber & Associates today announced that team member Wendy Himmel has been designated as a Disney Specialist.  Himmel - a recent graduate of the College of Disney Knowledge - joins an elite group of travel industry professionals who have attained special knowledge of the Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney Resort and Disney Cruise Line.

"We are pleased that Wendy Himmel has earned this designation and will be an asset to our experienced team of Disney travel experts," said Renee Gerber, owner of CruiseOne Gerber & Associates in Woodstock, Maryland.  "Her passion and drive for the industry is truly inspiring, and we are proud to have her as part of the team."

Through the College of Disney Knowledge, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts is committed to educating travel industry professionals on Disney Destinations since 1993.

"The College of Disney Knowledge was a fun and informative way to learn about the Disney vacation portfolio and this has made me more confident in my ability to sell Disney destinations at CruiseOne Gerber & Associates," said Wendy Himmel.  "This experience has taught me how to add more value to each Disney itinerary so that I can help make every vacationer's magical dreams come true."

CruiseOne Gerber & Associates prides itself on providing expert advice to every traveler with the latest technology combined with old-fashioned customer service.  Each vacation specialist at CruiseOne Gerber & Associates can help book dream vacations on land and sea, including magical, Disney getaways.

For more information or to book a Disney vacation, please call Wendy Himmel at (866) 568-0022 ext. 103 or (410) 804-7091 or visit www.GrandVoyageCruises.com

 

 

 
 
 

MD Family Magazine - January/February 2012-

Local Family is cruising toward a cure for diabetes and taking others with them.

After their daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes last year, the Gerber family of Woodstock discovered a huge need among other parents of children with the disease.  "We started going to support groups and noticed that parents of kids with type 1 diabetes don't get a break," Renee Gerber said.  "The have to be with their kids all the time."  So the Gerbers, who own a CruiseOne travel agency franchise, knew what they could do to help.  They organized the first annual Cruise for Diabetes.  "Being in the business we are in, we cruise a lot and our daughter goes with us," Gerber explained.   "I thought it would be great to open it to a grop or parents...It's a nice way that they can be with their kids but the adults can have adult time and the kids can have fun."  The cruise is not only a chance for families to get a vacation, it's also a fundraising opportunity.  Gerber has teamed up with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and for every cabin they book on the cruise, $100 is donated back to JDRF for research.  The ship is equipped with full medical facilities and a doctor is on board, Gerber explained.  The dining staff also is accomodating in providing information needed for those with diabetes, she said.  Gerber's daughter, Ashleigh, who is 8, has been on 13 cruises - several since she was diagnosed.  "I think it's cool that we're cruising to raise money for a cure," Ashleigh said of the Cruise for Diabetes.  "Cruising is my favorite thing."

There is still availability on the ship.  For details, visit www.cruisefordiabetes.com, call 866-568-0022 , email RGerber@CruiseOne.com

 
 
 

Partnership for Wounded Warriors

(WOODSTOCK, MD) - July 10, 2012 - CruiseOne - Gerber & Associates of Woodstock, MD today announced a new partnership with Operation Second Chance.  Operation Second Chance is an organization that helps the nation's veterans by providing support for the wounded, injured and ill as they recover in local area military hospitals and then assisting them with the transition back to active duty or civilian life.  The new partnership between CruiseOne - Gerber & Associates and Operation Second Chance will send deserving wounded warriors and their family members on dream vacations.

"We are honored to be a part of such a great organization.  Helping to send our wounded warriors on dream vacations is the least we can do for what they have sacrificed for us," says Renee Gerber, Franchise Owner of CruiseOne - Gerber & Associates.

As part of their efforts on behalf of Operation Second Chance, CruiseOne - Gerber & Associates is excited to announce a fundraising cruise.  The cruise will take place aboard Royal Caribbean International's Grandeur of the Seas from September 27 - October 3, 2013.  Attendees will depart from the Port of Baltimore and cruise to Bermuda.  For every cabin booked in the group, Operation Second Chance will receive a $100 donation.  This money will be used to help send more wounded warriors on dream vacation in the future.

For more information on this cruise or partnership, call Renee Gerber, your CruiseOne Local Independent Cruise Specialist at (410) 203-0022 or visit www.GrandVoyageCruises.com

About Operation Second Chance.  To find out more, please visit www.operationsecondchance.org