3D Cruise Partners offers you over 18 years of dedicated service. We provide exceptional cruise and destination solutions to help make our customers’ meetings and incentives programs extraordinary experiences.
3D Cruise Partners Adding Value…Not Layers one contact approach offers you immediate access to everything needed for presentations. We provide complete, detailed proposals, customized for our customers.
With over 18 years of incentive industry expertise, the team at 3D Cruise Partners plays an important role in winning business!
Karen Devine – President
Beginning in the incentive travel industry in 1982, Karen brings a wealth of knowledge with the combined buyer and supplier experience to the meeting and incentive marketplace. After 10 years working for incentive companies such as Carlson Marketing Group and S&H Motivation, Karen began her supplier career in the Worldwide Sales Office in Chicago for Four Seasons/Regent Hotels & Resorts.
After representing Allied Europe as Director of Marketing for the US, she joined Rosewood Hotels and Resorts where she became the Regional Director of Sales in Chicago representing the entire collection of luxury hotels and resorts. Joining Radisson Seven Seas (now Regent Seven Seas) in 2000, Karen became the Director of Charter & Incentive Sales representing this luxury cruise line to the incentive market nationwide. Opening 3D Cruise Partners in 2004 allowed Karen and her team to bring instant cruise ‘insider’ expertise to incentivize customers by providing immediate access and complete details for all cruise lines.
Karen’s combined buyer/supplier (hotel, DMC, cruise) experience is unique in the industry, benefitting 3D’s clients with a diverse background to provide cruise and geographical expertise.
Lisa Hinchman – Vice President
Since early 1995, Lisa brings her experience of luxury hotels and cruise lines to 3D Cruise Partners. She began her career with Rosewood Hotels & Resorts and Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, both in a regional position, representing their entire collection of hotels and resorts worldwide for her Midwest client base. Lisa then decided to move from land to sea and join Regent Seven Seas Cruises as a Senior Sales Manager of Charter & Incentive Sales to the corporate and incentive market for this luxury cruise line. Seeing how much she enjoyed the world of cruising, Lisa saw 3D Cruise Partners as an easy transition in 2004 and assisted Karen Devine in opening the doors!
Moving from a sales to an operational role, in 2016, for the company, was a natural fit for this well-organized, number-focused woman! She oversees the financials and manages the team, though her extensive background also enables her to assist clients with all facets of the travel industry.
Lisa enjoys long walks, practicing yoga and time with her husband, 3 kids and her Cockapoo, Buddy.
Caryn Jenkins – Senior Director
Caryn is a skilled professional with customer service experience since 1989 and a proven ability to consistently perform beyond the customer’s expectations.
Caryn’s strength to plan and prioritize efficiently combined with the ability to anticipate the customer’s needs has allowed her to provide outstanding customer service to 3D Cruise Partner’s clientele.
Caryn enjoys traveling with her husband and 4 kids as often as she can!
Kathy Fitzgibbons – Director, Sourcing & Contracting
A 34-year veteran of the incentive travel industry with Maritz Global Events, Kathy has been dedicated for over 25 of those years as a Cruise Specialist. Kathy’s reputation in the incentive travel community is outstanding with her background of sourcing, procurement and negotiations always approached with a win-win attitude and utmost respect.
Kathy’s talents include deep expertise in cruise contract management, including contract interpretation, cost savings identification, maritime law and risk mitigation. She also has vast subject matter expertise in the cruise industry worldwide as well as extensive international destination knowledge. This experience and skill set are the basis for helping customers and colleagues identify the right ship, destination, pricing and value. She has years of experience negotiating charter and group contracts for everything from the largest cruise ships to the smallest yachts, and everything in between.
Kathy has traveled and sailed extensively to over 30 countries and visited 6 of 7 continents thus far. She was born and raised in St. Louis, where she will remain representing 3D Cruise Partners. In her spare time, Kathy enjoys staying active with anything and everything outdoors, exercise, her church, and spending time with family, close friends, and her Border Terrier, Sammy. Cruise and travel are her passion, as well as helping others to be connected to one another.
Joyce Pontius – Director of Operations
Joyce started her career in 1981 as a Travel Director for S&H Motivation. She operated incentive programs, meetings and conferences in over 44 countries. She took on various roles for the company culminating in her appointment to Assistant Vice President, On-site Operations. In her over 25 years in the hospitality business, she was Director of Meetings and Conventions for the Longaberger company, Director of Sales and Marketing US for Allied Europe and Director of Meetings and Incentives for The Pampered Chef, just to name a few.
Joyce loves to apply her destination and operations experience to provide exceptional customer service. In her spare time, Joyce enjoys birding and nature hikes.
Kelley Lefferdink – Sales Manager
Kelley Lefferdink has worked in a combination of sales and office administration for over 25 years. Her administration skills were mostly used in running a large real estate brokerage team, but as she began to have children she spent less and less time in the real estate business. She has traveled extensively and is now thrilled to apply her business skills to the travel industry…In her free time, she is busy raising her 6 kids!