CLIA, Cruise 3Sixty the Olympics in the Cruise Industry.

Cruise Lines International Asociation

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With visitor from all over the world, CLIA’s “Cruise 3sixty” closed with outstanding records: more than 2000 travel consultants had the opportunity to: Attended the 18 Educational Seminars,
any of the  8 meetings with the major cruise liners to get their updates. Visitors could learn and practice with 24 cruise-line’s Booking Demos.

Cruise 3SIxty 2012

All these representatives for all travel agencies attended 29 workshops about products and destinations and get the inside scoop in the 5 days Ship inspection in mostly the most beautiful cities in the ocean such:

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line. Did it again

The largest ships in the world Royal Caribbean Oasis Class, both Allure & Oasis in their home port, they touring and taste the flavors as well in the Majestic of the Seas;

Carnival Cruises

they went inside the Carnival Liberty, Carnival Glory, Carnival Valor,  Carnival Destiny;

NCL FreeStyle

They enjoyed the free style of Norwegian Cruise Lines inside the Norwegian Sky.

Princess Cruises

Travel Agents & Consultants delight themselves in the Crown Princess, Island Princess, Emerald Princess…

Holland American Line

and touring the interiors of HAL Staatendam, and  HAL Maasdam.
And if that wasn’t enough on land in the Broward Convention Center the participants “HAVE TO” visit “Cruise 3sixty” Trade Show with 300 exhibitors and 26 cruise lines.

CLIA’S President with Cruise Lines’ CEOs

At must as well they had everyday Breakfast Sessions, which becomes the daily morning TV talk show hosting the major players and decision makers in this nautical world.

Gala Hall of the Fame night

But if that’s wasn’t all, nobody missed the social network over every day cocktail receptions sponsored by: specialize media, cruise liners, and the official ones hosted by CLIA with the grand “HALL OF FAME” traditional Gala dinner “The Oscar’s of the Industry” .

Major Sponsor

Everything above in a 6 day Olympic race to get the best and most of the cruise line industry.
American Express has been the major sponsor and provides the best sales tools to actualized and promote new sources for the sales teams of all agencies and retailers so they can take advantage,

30 & 20 Years on the market

and find franchises opportunities with companies like CruiseOne & Cruise Inc., whom by the way announces their upcoming successful anniversaries 20 and 30 each one in a great event inside the New Disney’s Cruise-Ship in Orlando.

MSC CEO Rick Sasso

Certainly during the process of this energetic event there are many breaking news: in 2 days continuous press conferences with announcements of all kind the highlights without doubt:
In Exclusive Rick Sasso CEO of MSC Cruises; announced that Sophia Loren as Godmother and muse inspired to the Italian luxury Cruise-Line for their new ship “Divina” ready to be christening on May 26 covering her itinerary and she will be arriving to her home Port in Miami by November 2013.

Celebrity Cruise Lines

Celebrity Cruise; Provoked a big splash with details about  the transparent balcony shower in the new ship of “Celebrity Reflection”.

Carnival new vessel BREEZE

Carnival Cruise Lines; Features the latest news of the new 130,000 ton “Carnival Breeze” to be ready for June 3 of this year and having as comedy curator “George López”…That can be hilarious.

RCCL Re-doing their entire fleet

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line; Did it again! the brand of WHY NOT!, decided to renew from the core 18 ships of their 22 fleet at once around the world. RCCL is more than aware of the new fuel regulation on the seas and the leaders in the finest ships in the world. So their executives doesn’t conforms to have the largest vessels in the ocean but they want the best for their costumers and they are getting for their ships not just a “makeup but a major intervention”  from now each one of their ships are coming back till 2014; rejuvenated, revitalized, refreshed and ready to please their faithful travelers.

NCL CEO Kevin S. Free fall in the Breakway’s H2o park

NCL Free Style & Free Slides

Another break news were delivered about the incredible fun and “Free Style” of Norwegian Cruise Linesnew ship “Breakaway” with luxurious and beautiful “Haven” Section, but aside “stuff & bla,bla”  (as the funniest easy going  CEO in the Industry) Kevin Sheehan took a short cut to announce the excitement of their “Free Fall Tween Slide in the top of the “Breakway” Aqua Park; Mr. Sheehan challenging to all press members to take the ride.

Luxury sector of Cruises

SeaDream’s President Robert W. L.

In the “high-end” luxurius Sea-Dream Club Yacht, the revelation was the new exotic itinerary in South-America traveling thought the Amazonas in virgin areas where any other cruise line has been before.

River Cruise Leader in USA




American Cruise Lines, (River cruises leader in US) not only confirms the building of their new ship Paddle River Cruise class, after the overwhelm success of their “Queen of the Mississippi” but they modernize their booking tools with a new website to keep the personalized style of their slogan American Cruise Lines “Small Ship Cruising Done Perfectly”

European River Cruises

Avalon Waterways the River cruise leader in Europe announced: New Ships, New cruises themes, New Itineraries and opening their doors to Latin-American travelers in their two “New Suite Ships” in Europe also Avalon ChoiceSM – an entirely new concept in river cruising – for 2013. And also they were unveiling plans to add five new itineraries.  .So there is a world of choices to discover, enjoy and save having the educational, fun way to travel and have the most extraordinary experiences in the Cruise World; during this great “Cruise 3sixty” Convention the race was against the time to learn, process, meet, deal and talk with this entire incredible group of expert in this growing healthy and enjoyable industry.
So let’s choose the one for us and for you….. Bone voyage!!!

Rosana Sandoval-G.
Journalist & Mass Media Consultant
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