Cruise Lines International Association promises bigger & better National Cruise Week

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Cruise Lines International Association’s (CLIA) Australasia arm has announced that Australian National Cruise Week will return for 2013.

National Cruise Week is the largest consumer promotion in the cruise industry; holidaymakers and cruise fans can take part in fun events at local travel agents, while redeeming special, exclusive promotions and discounts – for one week only!

Last year, approximately 1,000 member travel agents across Australia and New Zealand took part in the Australian National Cruise Week events.

CLIA’s Australaisa General Manager Brett Jardine says he expects this year’s National Cruise Week will return bigger and better than 2012’s event:

“Some of our members reported record sales during last year’s National Cruise Week, so we can’t wait to see what fantastic deals they come up with this year.”

Australian National Cruise Week 2013 will run between 2nd – 9th September.

Worldwide event:

For blog subscribers who live outside of Australia, never fear!  National Cruise Week 2013 will be coming to a city near you too:

” With similar events running in the USA, Canada, the UK and Ireland and with up to 60 member lines from CLIA regional offices around the world getting involved, National Cruise Week is the world’s largest cruise promotion.”

— CLIA’s Australaisa General Manager Brett Jardine

 

Australian National Cruise Week 2012:

Last year’s Australian National Cruise Week ran from the 3rd September – 9th September 2012.

To give you an idea of what this year’s event might entail, let’s take a look back at what was on offer in 2012.  A year ago, 22 cruise lines and over 1,000 travel agents participated, from both Australia and New Zealand.  Large brands offered cruise travellers and holidaymakers a range of sizeable discounts, such as:

  • Up to 50% off select itineraries;
  • Onboard credit of up to US $500, varying by route, destination, and liner;
  • Take a friend for just $1 on 2012 Grand Voyages with MSC Cruises.

We can’t wait to see what’s on offer this year too!

About Cruise Lines International Association Inc.

CLIA is one of the world’s largest cruising associations, tasked with promoting growth within the industry.

The CLIA is composed of the 26 different cruise lines that serve North America; it is a non-governmental consultative organisation to the International Maritime Organisation – an agency of the United Nations.

CLIA was formed in 1975, with the focus of promoting the special benefits of cruising and growing the industry.

The association promotes policies and practices that foster a safe, secure and healthy cruise ship environment.

They also work closely with travel agent members, promoting the industry and providing training.

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Charles Bond

Charles lives in Glencoe, WA. He is in his late 40’s and has 2 children aged 6 and 11. His next cruise booking will be a Carnival cruise around Australia.

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