CLIA has announced that next year it will run its biggest ever river cruise roadshow for members, visiting six cities over a two-week period in March 2019.

Luxury travel network Virtuoso has singled out the five top cruise itineraries for 2019, based on a survey of its travel agencies and advisers in 50 countries.

Following the recent end of the SkySea Cruise Line joint venture and Norwegian Cruise Line’s decision to move its built-for-China ship, Norwegian Joy, to Alaska in spring 2019, there are concerns China’s cruise industry is on the decline after a decade of double-digit growth. However, the central government authorities and major cruise lines gave a differing and more bullish view during Seatrade Cruise Asia Pacific on Wednesday.

Carnival Corp.’s five North American brands are tapping into one of the top business schools in the US to strengthen the support their business development managers provide to travel agents.

Dream Vacations, CruiseOne and Cruises Inc.—all part of World Travel Holdings—kicked off their weeklong 2018 National Conference aboard Norwegian Bliss. The ship departed Saturday from Los Angeles on a Mexican Riviera cruise that will be home to 1,000 travel professionals as they immerse themselves in continuing their education.

Luxury travel network Virtuoso reported increased winter Caribbean bookings one year after the destructive hurricanes Irma and Maria.

The Holland America Line Academy training program for travel agents reached a milestone when the 20,000th professional graduated.

Small-ship cruise line Voyages to Antiquity joined the American Society of Travel Advisors and will take part in an ASTA event in Dallas next week.

Throughout October, Cruise Lines International Association, its member cruise lines and travel agents are highlighting why travelers should #ChooseCruise.

Following a restructuring that made Costa Cruises' national sales and marketing group in Germany independent from AIDA Cruises, a road show is planned through 10 cities.

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