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Cruise360 to launch in Marseille

Cruise360 to launch in Marseille
Cruise Lines International Association announced a new three-day European travel agent event will take place in Marseille in October.

Cruise360 Marseille will combine a conference, multi-lingual business sessions and a trade fair for CLIA travel agent members while also showcasing cruise ships. The event will bring together travel agents, cruise line executives, destinations and CLIA Executive Partners.

Cruise360 Marseille will take place between October 20-22 with optional ship visit days on October 19 and 23.  CLIA travel agent members will have the opportunity to visit up to seven ships – Holland America Line’s Oosterdam,  Carnival Vista, MSC Poesia, Norwegian Epic, Costa Diadema, Thomson Majesty and Celebrity Reflection.

Travel agents will also be hosted on excursions around Marseille and will enjoy a gala dinner in the Palais de la Bourse.

'For the first time we are able to bring together our European travel agent members in one location where we can showcase a variety of ships while providing business sessions and networking opportunities,' said Andy Harmer, CLIA Europe vp operations.   

He estimates more than 200 travel agents will attend the event in Marseille, a port which attracts more than 1.7m passenger visits a year.    

Registration for Cruise360 opens on March 25 and the price per agent is £75.