Category: Cruise

CLIA offers open access to Cruise Champion training

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is offering open access to its new online training course Cruise Champion, making it available to travel agents and other industry supporters from outside CLIA’s membership.  The course has been designed to provide a deeper insight into the workings of the global cruise industry, helping to combat misperceptions and raise […]

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Norwegian Cruise Line announces extension of suspension of voyages

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (“Norwegian” or “the Company”) (NYSE: NCLH), a leading global cruise company which operates the Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands, today announced an extension of its previously announced suspension of global cruise voyages to include all voyages embarking between August 1 and September 30, 2020 […]

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New CLIA training to support Cruise Champions

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is backing the champions of the cruise community with a new online course for travel agents, helping them to gain a greater understanding of the industry and help combat common misperceptions. Called Cruise Champion, the new course is an interactive program that takes travel agent members deeper into the workings […]

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New health framework to define cruising future, says CLIA

  Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and its cruise line members have begun creating a new health framework to uphold the safety of guests and prepare for future operations in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. CLIA Australasia & Asia Managing Director Joel Katz said the industry was working with medical experts and health authorities […]

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Celebrity Cruises announces Reshma Saujani, CEO of Girls Who Code and as Godmother of Celebrity Apex

Celebrity Cruises announced Reshma Saujani, founder and CEO of international non-profit Girls Who Code and author of the international bestseller, ‘Brave, Not Perfect’, as the Godmother for Celebrity Apex, the second ship in the brand’s industry-changing Edge Series of vessels. She will name the new ship at the official inaugural ceremony in Southampton, UK, on […]

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Ark Travels strengthens its foothold in the Indian cruise market with CLIA Certification Program

Close on the heels of being adjudged the Best B2B Cruise Travel Agency in India by Fairfest Media Ltd at the recently concluded OTM (Outbound Travel Mart) held in Mumbai, Ark Travels Pvt Ltd informed that the company has registered most number of accredited personnel in 2019 in India by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). […]

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Norwegian Cruise Line introduces all-new Norwegian Spirit following an over $100 million revitalisation

Norwegian Cruise Line unveiled the all-new Norwegian Spirit following an over $100 million renovation as part of The Norwegian Edge program, which reaffirms the Company’s commitment to elevating the standard of excellence across the fleet. Norwegian Spirit emerged from a 43-day dry dock in Marseille, France to arrive at Civitavecchia, Italy, boasting 14 new venues, […]

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Travel Agent Association of India and Jalesh Cruises sign Memorandum of Understanding

Jalesh Cruises and Travel Agent Association of India (TAAI) announced a new agreement to extend their business synergy and strategic partnership to promote cruising across all its 20 chapters in India. This important event took place on board Jalesh Cruises maiden ship – Ms Karnika. Preeti Sharma, Vice President from India’s first premium cruise liner […]

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Jalesh Cruises to launch second ship by October 2020

Following robust demand for cruise tourism in India, Jalesh Cruises is planning to introduce a second vessel by October 2020. “We witnessed huge demand since Karnika sailed from Mumbai on April 17, 2019. We are witnessing huge growth in bookings. In this calendar year we expect minimum 35-40% growth in bookings from last year,” stated […]

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Prime Minister names Kolkata Port Trust after Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee

Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated in the grand Sesquicentenary Celebrations of the Kolkata Port Trust recently. The Prime Minister unveiled a plaque at the site of original Port Jetties to commemorate 150 years of the Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT). “This port has stood witness to many a historical moment in the country like India getting […]

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