Cruise Industry Leaders to Headline the 2016 CLIA Cruise360 Conference

Mar 29, 2016

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has announced the top industry leaders who will take center stage at the 2016 Cruise360 Conference, the largest and only official conference of the cruise industry, held June 1 – 6, in Vancouver, BC. The three keynotes will provide insights into the industry, spotlight new innovations and focus on key opportunities facing the cruise travel industry today.

Keynote speakers for the 2016 CLIA Cruise360 Conference include:

  • Arnold Donald, President & CEO, Carnival Corporation & plc
  • Adam M. Goldstein, President & COO, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
  • Edie Rodriguez, President & CEO, Crystal Cruises

"As important leaders in the cruise industry, Arnold, Adam and Edie will each provide a unique perspective for travel agents on the impressive growth and opportunities in the cruise industry," said Cindy D'Aoust, president & CEO, CLIA. "These keynotes aim to inform, inspire and engage attendees to make this the must attend industry event of the year."

The CLIA Cruise360 conference offers a truly panoramic view of the cruise industry and features exclusive networking events, live and virtual ship inspections, professional development opportunities, educational seminars and an in-depth analysis into current cruise and travel industry trends.

Travel agents also have the opportunity to receive the new CLIA Certified Cruise Counsellor certification and explore the first-ever Boutique Cruise Pavilion, featuring CLIA river and luxury cruise lines. CLIA Travel Agents can also participate in the Hall of Fame Cruise Industry Awards, recognizing individuals and organizations whose efforts and accomplishments represent a significant contribution to the cruise industry.

CLIA Cruise360 sets the gold standard for bringing together travel professionals, cruise line representatives, ports & destinations, industry suppliers and CLIA preferred partners for six days of networking, education opportunities and fun.

Travel agents interested in attending Cruise360, taking place June 1-6, 2016, in Vancouver, B.C., can learn more and register at

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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