Cruising Authority & Access America Announce Partnership

The leading cruise industry talk show and largest travel insurance provider in the world will present a three-part series on Holland America Line’s Nieuw Amsterdam

Minneapolis, MN, January 13, 2011 – Cruising Authority, the most listened-to cruise-related talk show or podcast in the world, and Mondial Assistance, the largest travel insurance provider in the world, best known for its Access America brand of travel insurance, today announced that Access America will be the title sponsor of a forthcoming three-part Cruise Authority audio and video series on Holland America Line’s Nieuw Amsterdam.

The series will showcase the Nieuw Amsterdam’s seven-day eastern Caribbean itinerary and feature video interviews with the crew and footage of the ports of call, along with helpful tips and insights for cruising enthusiasts.

“We are thrilled to have Access America as a sponsor and partner,” said Barry Vaudrin, executive producer of Cruising Authority. “I’ve taken enough cruises to know the importance of added protection and peace of mind, especially when the cruise is to a foreign port of call as they so often are. My wife and I carry Access America travel insurance ourselves and are proud to recommend Access America’s products to our listeners.”

This is Access America’s third partnership with Cruise Authority. Access America was a title sponsor of Cruising Authority’s Hurtigruten & SAS Experience last year and most recently was the presenting sponsor for a special program featuring Bernie Kopell, the actor who played “The Doc” on The Love Boat television series.

“Cruising is an important market for Access America and Cruising Authority delivers the kind of quality programming for cruising enthusiasts that we believe in,” said Daniel Durazo, director of communications for Access America. “We are pleased and proud to be part of this Holland America Line series.”

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About Cruising Authority:
Cruising Authority is more than just a podcast, it’s a multi-media experience that includes audio talk show segments, video documentaries and commentary as well as great photography and written reviews. Found at

About Mondial Assistance:
Mondial Assistance, part of the Allianz group of companies, is a global leader in specialty insurance and emergency assistance services. In the United States, Mondial Assistance is a brand name of World Access Service Corp., which is best known for its Access America® brand of travel insurance and assistance services. The U.S. operation, one of 29 business units, serves major travel suppliers, health insurers, credit card, and entertainment companies with insurance products, international travel assistance, and concierge services. For more information, please visit and follow Mondial Assistance on Twitter at

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