Epcon Communities to Host First-Ever Alaskan Cruise


DUBLIN, Ohio, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ — Epcon Communities, a leading homebuilding developer and franchise operator based in Dublin, Ohio, has announced the plans for its first-ever residents’ cruise, an Alaskan cruise scheduled to depart July 19th through July 26th 2008.

The “Epcon Communities 2008 Alaska Cruise for Residents” is open to all Epcon Communities residents nationwide and their guests and is the first of a planned Annual Residents' Travel Experience program.

Guests will board Holland America Cruise Line’s ms Oosterdam for a spectacular experience complete with graceful elegance, an extraordinary level of service and outstanding accommodations. The cruise will depart from Seattle, Wash., for Juneau, Alaska, then will explore the massive Hubbard Glacier. The next port of call, Sitka, is one of Alaska's most beautiful seaside towns, encompassing the rich cultural experiences of the Tingit Indians with the area’s unique Russian heritage. Then it’s on to Ketchikan, Alaska’s “first city,” and finally on to the charming provincial capital of Victoria, B.C.

Epcon Communities residents and their guests will enjoy reasonable rates, negotiated and discounted from 2007’s rates.

“This exciting inaugural event will reinforce the Epcon Communities brand, mission and value proposition,” said Nanette Overly, vice president of sales and marketing services with Epcon Communities. “It's all about 'lifestyle' at Epcon Communities. Our residents enjoy a maintenance-free lifestyle and the ability to pick up and travel on a moment's notice, and this cruise is a reflection of that lifestyle.”

In addition to serving as a customer rewards program, Epcon Communities hopes that the Annual Residents' Travel Experience will introduce that lifestyle to a wider audience whose own lifestyles might match those of their existing residents. In 2006, the company embarked on a nationwide branding campaign, re-branding each of its 275 communities nationwide with one unified Epcon Communities name, brand and identity.

“Strategically, this program underscores the company's commitment to having a national presence and brand recognition,” Overly added. “By bringing folks together from all over the country to share their experiences and interests, we will reinforce our position as one true, cohesive community on a macro level. This one-of-a-kind event will be an accurate reflection of what living in Epcon Communities is all about.”

For more information about the “Epcon Communities 2008 Alaska Cruise for Residents,” visit www.epconcommunities.com.

Founded in 1986, Dublin, Ohio-based Epcon Communities is one of the leading developers and franchise operators of condominium developments in the United States. Currently with over 144 franchisees in 30 states, Epcon Communities' long-term goal is to expand to all 50 states and Canada. For more information, please call 1-866-684-6563.

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