King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands today visited MV Werften's Rostock facility to be briefed about the construction of the first Global-class cruise ship for Dream Cruises and the training program at the shipyard group.

More than 5,300 Cruise Lines International Association Australasia travel agents across Australia and New Zealand have completed 100,000 online modules in under five years.

The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority collaborated with the Ministry of Tourism, Invest Saint Lucia and the Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority to foster training designed to enhance Saint Lucia's cruise tourism offering.

Cruise Lines International Association is holding a travel agent seminar at sea aboard MSC Meraviglia, sailing to The Bahamas Nov. 17-21.

A six-day round cruise from Sydney to Hobart and Port Arthur on November 2 aboard Princess Cruises’ Ruby Princess is the venue for CLIA Australasia’s Masters Conference this year.

New initiatives at Disney Cruise Line aim to inspire the next generation of female leaders in the maritime industry. The debut of Capt. Minnie Mouse, new youth programs and the funding of scholarships are designed to empower girls and young women to pursue careers in the cruise industry and chart a course for success.

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia has teamed up with Tourism Northern Territory to introduce a new education option for its travel agent members focussed on Australia’s Top End.

Helsinki-based NAPA, provider of maritime software, services and data analysis, announced a comprehensive service and product agreement extension with Carnival Corp. & plc.

Global marketing and communications firm Finn Partners has expanded its Cruise Marketing Services to include both B2C and B2B capabilities to address the growing mar-comm needs of clients in the multibillion-dollar cruise industry.

As a part of a multimillion-dollar investment, Survitec restructured its cruise business to provide a centralised, dedicated customer service, procurement, training and support hub.

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