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5 Revealing Questions

Judy Bliss

District Sales Manager

Number of Years with Princess:

28

Number of Countries Visited:

23 or 24 if you count Alaska as a separate country. As quoted by John Muir, “To the lovers of wilderness, Alaska is one of the most wonderful countries in the world.”

Hometown:

Moscow, PA

A little about my job:

When I began in 1983, we were a three ship company, and I covered much of the mid-Atlantic region. Today, I handle eastern Pennsylvania where I work with many travel agents who I’ve known for 32 years. Of course, we work to develop sales for the destinations Princess sails, but my greatest passion and success has been Alaska. I’ve taught many of my agent partners to love and sell the Great Land, which is very rewarding for us both. I have the most fun doing Alaska presentations to agents and their clients. Most of my fall is spent doing Alaska nights where I have the opportunity share my enthusiasm and knowledge with potential clients, helping to make their Alaska dreams come true.

1.

What item is in your suitcase that you couldn’t travel without?

My Nook.

2.

What’s your most treasured travel souvenir?

A photo of my mom and me at Mendenhall Glacier.

3.

What’s the most memorable dish you’ve eaten during your travels?

Raw littleneck clams that were so fresh from the fish market in Athens. And, a baguette sandwich from a Paris street vendor. It was very simple and didn’t look like much but the complexity of flavors was incredible.

4.

What’s your travel motto?

Enjoy every moment!

5.

Where haven’t you been that’s on your travel bucket list?

Africa and more of Tahiti. And, of course, always more Alaska.

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