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News   August 20, 2013   by CARS Magazine

WORLDPAC Fantastic Voyage Cruise Takes Customers on an Alaskan Adventure

WORLDPAC's bi-annual Fantastic Voyage customer cruise event again exceeded expectations by embarking on an Alaskan adventure. 


WORLDPAC’s bi-annual Fantastic Voyage customer cruise event again exceeded expectations by embarking on an Alaskan adventure. 

Over 1,600 WORLDPAC customers and VIP guests joined an elite group of suppliers and top WORLDPAC sales and management staff for a seven-day Alaskan voyage. Destination highlights include Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan and the Tracy Arm Fjord as well as Victoria, BC and Seattle, WA.

WORLDPAC’s Fantastic Voyage Alaskan Adventure provided customers with an opportunity to join other North American service repair professionals and industry leading manufacturers. Over 540 shops from 45 states, provinces and territories travelled across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico to experience the event.

Guests were treated to both onboard and onshore activities, including daily customer appreciation cocktail parties, exclusive supplier presentations and Q&A sessions and an impromptu takeover of Skagway Fish Co. compliments of Denso. Excursion opportunities ranged from glacier visits by helicopter to hiking to mingling with town locals. 

During the event WORLDPAC distributed over $50,000 worth of extraordinary prizes including $250 certificates for tools and equipment, $100 Visa gift cards, KYB promotional kits, GearWrench tool sets, Fronius professional flash units and more! 

WORLDPAC customer feedback about the Fantastic Voyage Alaskan Adventure was overwhelmingly positive: 

“Meeting the WORLDPAC staff and being able to speak directly with vendors was incredibly valuable.  It was great to meet other shop owners; we shared information and built relationships that will benefit us all. It was a great trip!” – WORLDPAC Customer

“Face-to-face meetings with vendors and meeting other shops were highlights for me!” – WORLDPAC Customer

 “We made many new friends and the gifts when we returned to our room each night were fantastic!  The ship staff, suppliers and WORLDPAC are all amazing.” – WORLDPAC Customer

 “The scenery and meeting other business owners was awesome!  The WORLDPAC experience is as good as it gets.  Alaska is spectacular!” – WORLDPAC Customer

 “I learned a lot from some amazing people.  I found many similar shops in the same condition as mine – healthy!  It was refreshing.  I loved Alaska, especially cruising the fjord!“ – WORLDPAC Customer

 “WORLDPAC is top shelf!  The cruise gets me away from the shop and I get to spend one-on-one time with my son. I like seeing friends from past cruises.  I love working with WORLDPAC – we have a great relationship!  When’s the next one?  I can’t wait!  Thanks WORLDPAC!”

“WORLDPAC’s Fantastic Voyage loyalty cruise event provides our customers with a unique opportunity to connect with other industry leading professional automotive business owners as well as our valued suppliers, all world-class manufacturers, in a relaxed environment”, said Bob Cushing, president of WORLDPAC. “The discussion and exchange of ideas about industry trends, challenges, opportunities and technology was incredibly valuable to all who joined us in this perfect setting, Alaska. The WORLDPAC Team thoroughly enjoyed hosting the event and we know from the great responses we received from our customers and suppliers they did as well”. 

WORLDPAC thanks each guest for helping to make the Fantastic Voyage Alaskan Adventure a resounding success, as well as their supplier partners including Bosch, Denso, Continental ContiTech, FAG, INA, KYB, LUK, Lemforder, Pentosin, Sachs, Stabilus, ZF and many others. 

WORLDPAC Fantastic Voyage cruise destinations have included Eastern Caribbean, the Mexican Riviera, Western Caribbean and the Panama Canal.