Cruise Brothers Joins CLIA as a Diamond Agency Member

Jun 28, 2016

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has announced that Cruise Brothers, one of the largest family-owned travel agencies in the country, is the newest CLIA Diamond Agency Member. Cruise Brothers is headquartered in East Providence, RI, and has more than 3,000 cruise-focused travel agents.

"We have always been CLIA members as the training, education and tools that they provide are key to help our agents be successful and help us achieve our goal to be the best travel partner to our customers," said Joseph Giampietro, president and CFO, Cruise Brothers. "We are excited to upgrade our membership to a Diamond Agency, as this comes with added benefits to help our agents and agency be successful."

CLIA Diamond Agencies and their members have access to a variety of resources and benefits to help grow their agents' business and increase their profiles within the cruise industry. In addition to education, Cruise Brothers' Agents are now offered a reduced membership dues as well as additional savings and perks.

"Cruise Brothers was already an active and engaged member within our community, and I am thrilled they have decided to elevate their membership within CLIA," said Charles Sylvia, VP, membership and trade relations. "I can't wait to see the great work our two organizations can continue to accomplish together."

Cruise Brothers joins an already impressive list of CLIA Diamond Agencies, including:

  • AAA Southern California
  • American Express
  • Avoya Travel
  • Cruise Brothers (Anywhere, Inc.)
  • Cruise Planners
  • CruiseOne, Dream Vacations & Cruises, Inc.
  • Cruises & Tours Unlimited / Outside Agents
  • Ensemble Travel Group
  • Expedia CruiseShipCenters
  • Family Fun Cruises & Tours
  • First Travel Alliance
  • Goldrush Getaways
  • InteleTravel
  • KHM Travel Group
  • Montrose Travel
  • Nexion
  • Palm Coast Travel /OASIS
  • Pro Travel Network
  • Protravel International LLC
  • Signature Travel Network
  • Travel Planners International
  • Travelonly
  • UNIGLOBE Travel Center
  • Valerie Wilson Travel
  • Virtuoso
  • Xstream Travel
  • Your Travelution
  • YTB Travel Network
>Cruise Brothers Management Team (missing: Joseph Giampietro, Jim Knight, Ken Bonniol and David Accetturo)

In the picture are: Rebecca Ryan, Kerri Fitzgerald, Joe Petkunas, Bob Newman, Marla Phaneuf and Charlie Sylvia.

For more information on how to become a CLIA Agency Member, please visit

About Cruise Brothers

Cruise Brothers is one of the largest family owned cruise in the country. In business since 1972, and based in East Providence, Rhode Island and Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, Cruise Brothers specializes in all aspects of cruising. Year after year, Cruise Brothers consistently ranks among the top producers with Royal Caribbean, Princess, Norwegian, Celebrity, Holland America, Viking and Carnival Cruises, just to name a few. Their well-trained international network of expert agents and award winning customer service department have earned them many industry awards and recognition.

About Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) – One Industry, One Voice

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is the world’s largest cruise industry trade association, providing a unified voice and leading authority of the global cruise community. The association has 15 offices globally with representation in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australasia. CLIA supports policies and practices that foster a safe, secure, healthy and sustainable cruise ship environment for the more than 23 million passengers who cruise annually and is dedicated to promote the cruise travel experience. Members are comprised of the world's most prestigious ocean, river and specialty cruise lines; a highly trained and certified travel agent community; and cruise line suppliers and partners, including ports & destinations, ship development, suppliers and business services. The organization’s mission is to be the unified global organization that helps its members succeed by advocating, educating and promoting for the common interests of the cruise community. For more information, visit or follow Cruise Lines International Association on CLIA Facebook and Twitter pages.


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