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CMV joins CLIA Australasia, rejoins CLIA Europe

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Dean Brazier said CMV has doubled capacity in the 2019/20 Australian summer season
Cruise & Maritime Voyages joined Cruise Lines International Association Australasia as a regional cruise line and rejoined CLIA Europe after an absence of three years.

New destinations

Joel Katz, CLIA Australasia and Asia MD, said the company has put particular focus on developing new destinations and regional itineraries.

‘It’s a great example of the expansion of cruise tourism into regional locations around Australasia and we are delighted CMV has shown such a commitment to our part of the world,’ Katz said.

Another milestone

‘The announcement marks yet another milestone for our Australasian arm, which doubled capacity in the 2019/20 season with our newest addition, Vasco da Gama,’ Dean Brazier, MD of CMV Australia, said. 

‘We are thrilled to be part of a proactive body that is advocating for the innovative and sustainable development of cruise tourism,’ Brazier said.

Darren Chigwidden, CMV’s national sales manager Australia and New Zealand, said the move to join CLIA signifies the company’s commitment to its travel agent partners and cruise specialists throughout Australasia.

CLIA points

‘We look forward to continuing to share the CMV experience with our agents and enabling them to earn CLIA points through CLIA’s online training, familiarisation trips, ship inspections and CMV-led training events,’ Chigwidden said.