Cruise Lines International Association Announces 2017 Cruise360 Keynote Session Details

Mar 01, 2017

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the world’s largest cruise industry trade association, has announced their speaker lineup for the general sessions taking place at the 2017 Cruise360 Conference, held April 18-24 in sunny Fort Lauderdale, FL. This year’s keynotes, featuring top industry leaders, will include:

  • Arnold Donald, President and CEO of Carnival Corporation & plc. and CLIA Global Chairman
  • Richard D. Fain, Chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
  • Karl Holz, President of New Vacation Operations and Disney Cruise Line

“It is an honor to have three of our industry’s top leaders take the stage at our organization’s biggest event of the year to lend their knowledge to our travel agent members,” said Cindy D’Aoust, president and CEO, CLIA. “Hearing from these iconic leaders is always an event highlight and this year is sure to be no different.”

The CLIA Cruise360 conference 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. 

As the largest and only official conference of the cruise industry, Cruise360 brings together travel professionals, cruise line representatives, ports & destinations, industry suppliers and CLIA preferred partners for a truly panoramic view of the cruise industry.

Travel agents interested in attending Cruise360 can learn more and register at 

Media registration is open to members of the press who intend to report on the convention’s exhibition and conference sessions. Complimentary press registration applies to editors, writers and print or broadcast reporters at the discretion of the convention organizers’ media relations staff.

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 24 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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