Aug 12, 2013
Black Diamond Celebration 2013 Recap—Alaskan Cruise
“We’re all on the same boat, heading in the same direction,” said MonaVie President and CEO Mauricio Bellora of the 2013 Black Diamond Celebration. Given that this trip was an Alaskan Cruise aboard the luxurious Celebrity Solstice, it was an appropriate statement for more than one reason.
It’s true, yes, that MonaVie Black Diamond Executives from around the world of MonaVie—including 19 new Black Diamonds(!)—and select leaders from Corporate were, in fact, aboard the cruise ship together, but there was a feeling of unity and vision that underscored the entire experience. It was apparent that Mauricio has a clear vision for the future of MonaVie, and that he is, in fact, the “captain” of our ship.
Speaking of Mauricio, one thing we learned about him on this trip is that he is an avid photographer and enjoys capturing the moment. And there were many opportunities to capture moments and create memories together, as each distributor was gifted their very own Fuji x20 vintage style camera. Throughout the trip, distributors made memories and forged friendships that will last a lifetime as they enjoyed zip lining through lush forests, scenic helicopter and train rides, deep sea fishing, dog sledding (yes, similar to the Iditarod), 4-wheelin’, mountain biking, and more!
Adventure-filled? Yes! But even more than the adventure, it was the serenity of nature and the incredible views that, perhaps, defined this experience. Distributors had the opportunity to experience the majesty and beauty of glaciers and wildlife, including eagles, whales, and dolphins.
As Celebrity Solstice traveled from Seattle to Victoria Island to Juneau to Ketchikan to Skagway, and back to Seattle, distributors had plenty of time to enjoy great food and meet either formally or informally with one another.