Morris Murdock Awarded Coveted Platinum Circle Status
April 16, 2012
For Immediate Release
Woodland Hills, CA-Viking River Cruises announced Morris Murdock Travel, LLC as a member of their exclusive Platinum Circle list of top producing agents. Platinum Circle agencies were rewarded with a private charter cruise in Europe on the new Viking Prestige. Morris Murdock was named to this prestigious list of agencies because, as Michele Saegesser, Vice President of Sales for Viking River Cruises, says the Platinum Circle is Viking’s very best. “We are a company dedicated to the service and the support of our travel partners. The Platinum Circle agents support Viking because they know they can rely on very happy customers returning from their trips.”
Morris Murdock Travel, LLC, participated in the Platinum Circle cruise in March. The cruise took guests from Amsterdam and up in the surrounding waterways. One hundred twenty guests enjoyed the first class service of Viking as guests explored interesting cities such as Antwerp, Brugge, Ghent and Rotterdam.
About Morris Murdock Travel
Established in 1958 as Murdock Travel and merging with Morris Travel Services in 2000, Morris Murdock Travel is the oldest and one of the largest travel agencies in Utah. Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, Morris Murdock Travel operates retail locations across Utah, Idaho, and Montana. The agency offers an array of travel management services to leisure, business and group travel customers, including airline, car, hotel and tour reservations and owns Black Pearl Luxury Services, Murdock Escorted Tours, LDS Travel Study and SOLO.
About Viking River Cruises
Viking River Cruises, the world’s leading river cruise company, offers scenic cruising along the rivers of Europe, Russia, China, Southeast Asia and Egypt. The company has been honored multiple times as a top river cruise line on Condé Nast Traveler’s “Gold List” and Travel + Leisure’s “World’s Best” Awards as well as recognized as the World’s Leading River Cruise Operator at the World Travel Awards and by the editors of Cruise Critic as “Best River Cruise Line” in the website’s 4th Annual Editors’ Picks Awards. Travel agents have also recognized Viking River Cruises as “Best River Cruise Line” by Travel Weekly, “Best River Cruise Line” by Recommend and Travel Agent magazines, Best Cruise Line for Luxury River Cruises at the Luxury Travel Advisor Awards of Excellence and as “Best Overall Cruise Line for River Cruising” and “Best River Cruise Line for Travel Agent Support” by TravelAge West. Since its 1997 inception, the company has grown to a fleet of 31 vessels (in 2013), and provides unique, deluxe vacations to experienced travelers with an interest in geography, culture and history. The year 2013 will also mark the complete bow-to-stern refurbishment of the company’s entire Russian fleet, with all four vessels featuring Veranda Staterooms and Suites.