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PEARLS Spotlight: Marcia Pilgeram

July 8, 2020
  • Paul Gauguin Cruises PEARLS Partner Marcia Pilgeram in a blue shirt, with pearl necklace and gold hoop earrings.

Name: Marcia Pilgeram     

Certified: PEARLS Partner, Tiaré Tahiti Specialist

City/State/Prov: Sandpoint, ID

Travelers: Honeymooners

Initial Lead: Past Client

Budget: $25k - 30k

Nights Requested: 7

Final Booking Cost: $31,000.00

Sales Approach: As a Tiaré Tahiti Specialist, I sell a lot of French Polynesia vacations and my first recommendation is always Paul Gauguin Cruises! For these honeymooner clients from Texas, I knew the Owner’s Suite would be the perfect luxury accommodation. I added an overwater bungalow at the Intercontinental in Tahiti, with dining reservations at Lotus, which was perfect – especially for the groom, who’s a chef!

I have been onboard the m/s Paul Gauguin several times and know and love the experience firsthand! I am always confident my clients will love the added value of the generous inclusions Paul Gauguin Cruises has to offer, not to mention the exceptional service. I never have to worry that clients will feel “nickeled and dimed” when onboard The Gauguin. To show my sincere appreciation, I always purchase a shipboard gift for them, follow up after the cruise, and thank my valued clients for any future referrals.

Besides being a PEARLS Partner and TIARÉ Tahiti Specialist, I am on the travel advisory board for SAVEUR magazine, so I always add an extra element that my “foodies” will find appealing.

I am hosting a “Taste Tahiti” group on the April 7, 2021, 10-night cruise sailing the Society Islands & Tuamotus and already have friends and clients under deposit. To promote the sailing, the Paul Gauguin Cruises marketing team created recipe cards for Tahitian Vanilla Crème Brûlée - on one side the recipe, the other promoting the “Taste Tahiti” group. And at my special events, I make small samples of the Crème Brûlée to share! People love the little treat, leave with the recipe, and often call me for additional information!

Besides the wonderful onboard staff, I love working with the Paul Gauguin Cruises Sales Team. I can always count on my sales representative, Rolf Freedman to provide collateral and collaborative promotional efforts on my behalf.