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Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is the world’s largest cruise industry association, providing a unified voice and leading authority of the global cruise community.
CLIA brings the whole cruise industry together – ocean and river cruise lines, travel agents, ports, destinations and industry suppliers.
Our mantra is One Industry – One Voice. We know that the industry is stronger when we all work together with the shared aim of promoting the cruise travel experience.
CLIA’s mission is to be the unified global organisation that helps its members succeed by advocating, educating and promoting for the common interests of the cruise community.
As a travel agent member, CLIA is here to help you cut through the cruise information, terminology, trends and opportunities and ultimately to help you grow your business as you become a cruise expert. CLIA is accredited by City & Guilds and operates the only cruise accreditation programme in Europe. We provide official industry training and accreditation, create unique resources and host inspiring events designed to provide the tools, knowledge and education for agents who want to sell cruise.
Delegates attending next year’s annual CLIA Conference will have the chance to visit two ships in port – P&O Cruises’ Britannia and MSC Cruises’ MSC Meraviglia.
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Our first dedicated conference to work with Irish agents to offer expert knowledge, selling advice and industry insight to help agents sell more cruises in the growing Irish cruise market, which grew by 8.3 per cent in passenger numbers in 2018 compared to the previous year with 48,300 cruises taken.
CLIA has announced that it will host a Dublin Cruise Showcase on Friday 13 September. Taking place onboard Princess Cruises’ Crown Princess in the Port of Dublin, the cruise showcase is open to all Irish travel agents, including non-CLIA members. As well as a tour of Crown Princess, including lunch onboard, the cruise showcase will offer invaluable, expert CLIA advice on latest trends, cruise experiences and sales opportunity.
CLIA has announced a Cruise360 event will be held in Europe later this year, open to travel agent members across the continent. Taking place in Valletta, Malta, from October 28 – 30, delegates will not only have the chance to immerse themselves in this beautiful and historic cruise port with this special Cruise360 event, they will also be able to visit up to three luxury cruise ships and hear from experts both inside and outside the industry – including visits to Holland America Line’s Koningsdam or Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ Seven Seas Voyager, Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Edge and Azamara Club Cruises’ Azamara Pursuit.
Taking place across three nights in October, CLIA will host the Luxury and Expedition Cruise Showcase on the 8th in Belfast, 9th in Manchester and 10th in Norwich.
Travel agents will have the chance to meet luxury and expedition cruise lines face-to-face in the first part of the evening. New for this year, the showcase will also include a panel discussion, giving agents the opportunity to hear and learn from industry experts.
On 10 & 11 November, CLIA will return to the fabulous city of Amsterdam for the CLIA UK & Ireland River Cruise Conference. This event will include the chance to hear from some of the industry leaders and experts; network with CLIA river cruise lines and sponsors; visit multiple ships, and see something of this exciting city. The five ships docked in Amsterdam during the conference will be AmaWaterways AmaKristina, A-ROSA’s A-Rosa Flora, which features an outdoor heated pool and a large onboard spa and sauna; Amadeus River Cruises’ MS Amadeus Silver III, which boasts a panorama restaurant and glass-shielded river terrace; CroisiEurope’s MS Douce France, one of the line’s ‘5 anchor’ premium ships, and Crystal Cruises’ Crystal Bach, an all-suite ship featuring one of the largest standard accommodations in river cruising.