Ahead of introducing William Wordsworth and George Eliot in the spring, Riviera River Cruises unveiled a sales incentive for North American travel agents.

Windstar Cruises unveiled a new travel agency recognition program, Club 180, a riff on the company's '180 Degrees from Ordinary' tagline. The multi-tier program is designed to reward top-producing agencies with a Top 10 Platinum distinction, a top 11-20 Gold award and a 21+ Silver category.

Carnival Cruise Line launched a new print advertising campaign developed in collaboration with SapientRazorfish aimed at travel trade publications serving the agent community. The ads emphasize what makes travel advisers special—their ability to deliver transformative experiences at sea to clients.

Quark Expeditions teamed with Passport Online to make its schedules and pricing for trips to the Arctic and Antarctica available on thousands of travel agency websites.

River cruises are currently one of the hottest trends in cruising and draw a significant number of first-timers. And Alaska continues as the top growth destination for cruising a third year running.

CLIA UK & Ireland has announced that the second keynote speaker at its three-day conference, taking place in Southampton from May 15-17, will be Virgin Voyages’ president and ceo Tom McAlpin.

 

Advantage Travel Partnership CEO Julia Lo Bue-Said will serve as the godmother for AmaDouro at festivities in Porto, Portugal, on April 12. She is AmaWaterways' first British godmother.

A full 100% of respondents to Avoya Travel's 2019 Wave Season Survey predict their sales will be the same or better than Avoya's record-breaking 2018 wave season and sales year.

Relatively unknown to the cruising public in France but convinced of its growth potential there, Oceania Cruises is expanding its presence in the market.

Princess Cruises will have its biggest 2020/21 season in Australia with the deployment of its second Royal-class ship, the 3,560-passenger Regal Princess.

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