Croatia's Premier Small Ship Cruise Specialist Katarina Line Launches New Initiatives to Grow Travel Agent Partnerships in North America

Top Quote Announces New, Deluxe Cruises to Meet Increasing Market Demand. End Quote
  • New York, NY (1888PressRelease) August 20, 2016 - Katarina Line, Croatia's leading DMC and premier small ship cruise company, announced that it is launching new initiatives to attract travel agents in North America. These include expanding its sales and marketing programs and increasing its participation at major travel trade shows, such as the USTOA Annual Conference in Arizona, December 5 - 9. The company pays commissions to travel agents, who account for more than 95% of its bookings worldwide. It is also a member of many travel associations, including the USTOA, ASTA, NTA, RDA, ETOA and STAN.

    Katarina Line represents more than 50 ships in four different sizes and categories, with cruises that serve approximately 30,000 guests annually of all ages and budgets offering weekly guaranteed departures during high season from major tourist centers that include Opatija, Split and Dubrovnik. Katarina line recently added new, deluxe cruises in response to a growing demand from the U.S. and Canadian markets for a more luxurious cruise experience on the Croatian coast.

    "Katarina Line is already widely known for its exceptional DMC land products that serve more than 70,000 clients worldwide with programs for organized groups and FIT's," said Daniel Hauptfeld, marketing director for Katarina Line. "All of these can be conveniently combined with our cruises and all our land programs have guaranteed departure dates too."

    Katarina Line's cruise itineraries offer travelers a unique opportunity to explore the spectacular Mediterranean coastline and picturesque Croatian towns in a more intimate way. Guests can swim in the crystal blue waters and enjoy the local attractions at every port as they hop from island to island. Vessels range from the deluxe, ultra-modern MV Infinity that can carry up to 38 passengers to the more traditional gullets - two-masted and three-masted wooden sailing vessels that hold from eight to fourteen people. All vessels are lavishly designed, fully air-conditioned, with every modern convenience including Wi-Fi and spacious cabins.

    With local offices throughout Croatia, Katarina Line provides exceptional customer service, responding to customer needs quickly and efficiently. Through its extensive DMC operations, the company also enjoys strong partnerships with every quality hotel in Croatia and surrounding countries such as Slovenia, Montenegro, and Serbia, ensuring that any pre- and post-cruise land tours booked through Katarina Line feature the best accommodations for the money.

    "North American travel agents bring a wealth of knowledge, experience and passion to their jobs, reflecting the same commitment to excellence that Katarina Line offers its customers," said Hauptfeld. "We are fully committed to providing agents some of the industry's most generous incentives for partnering with us and providing their customers with the vacation of a lifetime."

    Katarina Line participates in travel trade shows around the world, including almost all major shows in Europe and many shows in the U.S. In addition to the USTOA Annual Conference, it will also participate in several other shows presenting their programs and itineraries directly to travel agents.

    About Katarina Line
    Katarina Line is Croatia's premier small ship cruise company and leading DMC with weekly guaranteed departures from the end of April to mid-October, operating out of the major tourist centers of Opatija, Split and Dubrovnik. With a fleet of more than 50 ships in four different categories, the company serves more than 70,000 clients that include 30,000 cruise guests of all ages and budgets. Katarina Line itineraries give travelers the chance to explore the stunning natural environment and picturesque Mediterranean towns of Croatia while hopping from one island to another, offering guests the unique opportunity to experience the true Croatia. The company enjoys an exceptional relationship with travel agents, which account for more than 95% of all bookings worldwide. Katarina Line is a member of many different travel associations, including USTOA, ASTA, NTA, ACTA, RDA, ETOA, STAN. For more information, call toll-free 1-800-485-3121 or visit and

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