The World, Residences at Sea, one of the largest privately owned cruise ships in the world, recently recognised its top port agents and travel partners from across the globe at the company’s 7th annual Celebration of Excellence awards dinner. Among the winners were leading yacht and port agency - Greek Port Services.
Held at the home of Tom McAlpin, president and CEO, honourees enjoyed a Caribbean-themed, family-style barbecue amid a gorgeous South Florida sunset, the perfect backdrop for the outdoor event.
Evelyn Nicoletatos as Administrator accepted The World’s Excellence in Service award on behalf of Greek Port Services Ltd. The local company was one of only 18 honoured, from a field of 95, which met The World’s qualifications for receiving the award.
Greek Port Services Ltd was chosen for delivering superior, five-star service – among several other criteria – to the world’s largest, private superyachts and one-of-a-kind residential ships.
Evelyn Nicoletatos stated, “The hard work, being flexible, committed and the foresight as well, are the main reasons for which I am proud and honoured to receive this Excellence Award from “The World” for the third time! In our company, we are already working to prepare all the details for next call of “The World” so that we may again do our best to receive this high valuable and honoured Award, because, for us, the goal is not to climb to the top but to stay there.”
As he addressed the honourees, McAlpin stated, “Tonight’s event is about thanking you, our valued partners, for all the support that you give us throughout the year and especially for the high quality service you provide. We appreciate the special attention that you give us and your positive attitude in helping us to deliver ‘the best of the best’ to our Residents and Guests.”
The top eight port agents received their awards from James Droney, director of itinerary and destination Planning and hailed from Barbados, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, England, Puerto Rico, and Turkey. Lee Lennon, director of destination and enrichment programmes, presented awards to the top 10 travel partners from Bulgaria, Cape Verde, Colombia, Croatia, France, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Northern Ireland and Turkey.