I was excited to see a Lifetime Achievement award go to Larry Pimentel, President and CEO of Azamara Club Cruises. I "met" Larry recently in a Twitter #cruisechat.
I asked Larry about the process of redesigning a traditional cruise itinerary into today's Azamara Cruise Clubs product with overnight and extended stays in ports. He said it wasn't easy (no surprise) and that it took about 3 years (that surprised me).
I know the award will bring articles and blog posts on Larry and his contribution to the industry - I am looking forward to them!
PS. If you want to follow Larry on Twitter, he is @LarryPimentel