Cruise Port Travel Counselor Earns Cruise Accreditation


Kelly Watts, of Cruise Port Travel, has been certified as an accredited cruise counselor by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).

To become an accredited cruise counselor Watts completed a required course of classroom, and Internet training, various length cruises, shipboard inspections, and individual cruise line training seminars.

The certification course covers all aspects of cruising including geography, terminology, basic and advanced knowledge of ports of call, and member cruise lines operations.

"I am pleased to be able to share the knowledge and experience I gained with the training I received and the personal contact with CLIA and the member cruise lines and other travel professionals with our customers," said Watts.

As a CLIA accredited travel agency Cruise Port Travel is required to maintain rigid standards of training in all facets of cruise vacations. Additionally Cruise Port Travel is an IATA accredited travel agency and is required to meet or exceed standards set forth by IATA.

In addition to the CLIA certification, Watts is also certified as a travel expert from Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruise lines, has commodore-level certification from Princess Cruise Lines, and is a certified Walt Disney specialist for Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruises and Disney Adventure Vacations.

Carol Watts has expert certification from Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruise Lines, is a small-ship expert from Cruise West Cruise Lines, and a travel expert for Mexico and Austria, and is the in-house group sales specialist.

Cruise Port Travel is full-service travel agency locally owned and operated by Carol and Kelly Watts and can help you with your travel plans for individual or groups for cruises, land-based vacations and tours, airline reservations, hotels, car rentals and travel insurance. Cruise Port Travel's professional office is located at 408 S. Beeline Highway, Suite A, in Payson.

Their phone number is (928) 472-7878 their Web site is

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