Cruise Lines International Association 2016 Cruise360 Conference Opens Registration

Nov 03, 2015

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has opened registration for its annual conference, Cruise360 taking place June 1-6, 2016, in Vancouver, B.C., at  

Cruise360 registration launches with a new logo and tagline that brings all that Cruise360 offers to life in one simple statement -- A Panoramic View of the Cruise Industry.  The new look and feel of Cruise360 ensures the cruise industry's most important event for cruise travel professionals is recognized as the industry gold-standard for cruise travel education and professional development. 

From access to industry leaders and networking with peers to learning the latest about cruising and exploring cruise ships, Cruise360 truly offers a panoramic view of the cruise industry. Travel professionals who attend can:

  • Elevate Credibility: CLIA-certified agents sell more and Cruise360 offers the courses and ship inspections necessary to become a certified cruise counselor.
  • Get Certified and Expand Industry Knowledge: Access comprehensive training and certification programs designed to sharpen sales skills, overcome objections with confidence and expand new destinations and product knowledge.
  • Meet Cruise Line and Industry Leaders: Utilize a variety of networking events to make new connections, or strengthen current ones, with cruise line, destination and industry leaders.

As the largest and only official conference of the cruise industry, attendees will join more than 2,000 travel professionals for six days of industry insights, professional development and networking. These attendees include professional travel agents, cruise line executives, destination and port representatives, suppliers, CLIA Preferred Partners and CLIA Executives and staff. 

"Cruise360 focuses on truly providing a comprehensive experience for everyone in attendance," said Cindy D'Aoust, acting CEO, CLIA. "At CLIA, we continue to evolve the event to offer unprecedented access to all aspects of the cruise industry, focusing on travel trends and new technologies to learning about key issues and opportunities facing our community today. Cruise360 brings all the key players of the industry together."

Early bird pricing is available through November 30, 2015, and is open to CLIA members and non-members.  To register and to learn more, please visit  

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

Celebrating its 40th Anniversary in 2015, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is the unified voice and leading authority of the global cruise community. As the largest cruise industry trade association with 15 offices globally, CLIA has representation in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australasia. CLIA’s mission is to support policies and practices that foster a safe, secure, healthy and sustainable cruise ship environment for the more than 22 million passengers who cruise annually, as well as promote the cruise travel experience. Members are committed to the sustained success of the cruise industry and are comprised of the world’s most prestigious ocean, river and specialty cruise lines; a highly trained and certified travel agent community; and other cruise industry partners, including ports, destinations, ship developers, suppliers, business services and travel operators. For more information, visit or follow Cruise Lines International Association on the CLIA Facebook and Twitter pages.

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