Cruise Lines International Association Launches 2016 cruisExcellence Training Schedule

Feb 11, 2016

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) released its cruisExcellence 2016 schedule that kicks off on Saturday, February 27 in Orlando, FL, with an action-packed, one-day program.

CLIA’s cruisExcellence is a regional training program featuring live, instructor-led training, virtual ship inspections and informative workshops. Attendees also have the opportunity to win valuable prizes from cruise lines, CLIA and industry partners.

Training topics are designed to expand travel professionals' cruise industry knowledge, broaden destination awareness and sharpen sales skills. Participating CLIA Individual Travel Agent Members who are currently enrolled in either the Accredited Cruise Counsellor (ACC) or Master Cruise Counsellor (MCC) certification programs, and who complete the full day of training, will earn up to 50 elective credits towards their certification completion. In addition to the 50 elective credits received for completing the full day, CLIA members who take the training quizzes online after the event will receive 10 credits for each quiz passed. The 2016 cruisExcellence schedule includes:

Orlando, FL – Bay Lake | Feb 27, 2016 07:30 AM  

Seatrade Cruise Global – Ft. Lauderdale | Mar 17, 2016 07:30 AM

Las Vegas, NV – Las Vegas | Apr 02, 2016 07:30 AM  

San Francisco – San Francisco | Apr 16, 2016 07:30 AM  

Washington, DC – Washington, D.C.| May 07, 2016 07:30 AM  

Detroit, MI – Detroit | Jul 09, 2016 07:30 AM  

Atlanta, GA – Atlanta | Aug 06, 2016 07:30 AM  

Toronto, Ontario – Toronto | Sep 10, 2016 07:30 AM  

Denver, CO – Denver | Nov 05, 2016 07:30 AM  

San Diego, CA – San Diego | Dec 03, 2016 07:30 AM  

All cruisExcellence courses are $99 for CLIA Members and non-members. To learn more and sign up for a cruisExcellence training, travel agents are encouraged to visit

“The cruisExcellence regional training program is back by popular demand, visiting 10 cities across the U.S. and Canada in 2016.  The cruise industry continues to evolve and has more options than ever before, so we refreshed our training program with new, relevant content specifically for our cruise-focused travel professionals” said Cindy D’Aoust, acting CEO, CLIA. “More importantly, education and professional development continues to be a top priority for our members and CLIA, therefore it is important for us to offer both in-person and online formats to meet the needs of our travel agents’ preferred learning styles.”

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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