Cruise Lines International Association Launches Inaugural 2016 Summit At Sea

Dec 08, 2015

As part of ongoing enhancements to their Executive Partner Membership Program, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is offering the Summit At Sea, a unique new networking and educational opportunity.  The event, which will be hosted onboard MSC’s Preziosa, January 8-11, 2016, is exclusively offered to CLIA’s Executive Partner and Cruise Line Members.

The inaugural Summit at Sea will visit four ports of call in the western Mediterranean over three nights and create a new platform to engage with industry colleagues and 20 cruise line executives. Executive attendance includes All Leisure Group, Carnival Corp. & Plc, Disney Cruise Line, MSC Cruises, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd and Silversea Cruises.

"The Summit at Sea is a great opportunity for industry leaders to immerse themselves in the cruise community," said Pierfrancesco Vago, Chairman of CLIA and Executive Chairman, MSC Cruises.  The MSC Preziosa offers an ideal environment for the event and we are excited to host this innovative event."

In addition, The Summit will offer educational content covering port development and operations, destination development and itinerary planning, environment, safety and security, port facility inspections, and shore excursions among others.

"The Summit at Sea is just one example of the ever-expanding CLIA events offered to our community" said Cindy D'Aoust, acting CEO, CLIA. "The Summit reinforces the unique benefits that CLIA membership provides, and we will continue to create opportunities like this to experience the industry firsthand and engage with partners."

You can find more about the event here, and for more information on the CLIA Executive Partner Program click here.

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 and healthy cruise ship environment for the more than 22 million passengers who cruise annually, as well as to promote the value, desirability and affordability of the cruise vacation 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, committed to the sustained success of the cruise industry. For more information on CLIA, the cruise industry, and CLIA-member cruise lines and travel agencies, Visit Facebook and Twitter pages.

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