Nov 09, 2010

Twenty Vessels, including World’s Newest and Largest, to Welcome Delegates in Fort Lauderdale and Miami over Five Days

Fort Lauderdale, FL — November 9, 2010 —

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) today opened registration for cruise3sixty ship inspections, according to officials who expected a strong and quick demand for available spaces.

For five days – Thursday through Monday – during and after cruise3sixty 2011, which is scheduled for April 14-17 at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward Country Convention Center, twenty cruise ships, including the world’s biggest and newest, will welcome delegates on guided tours in Fort Lauderdale and Miami. Among the vessels open to delegates will be Royal Caribbean International’s Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas, the two largest; Norwegian Cruise Line’s new Epic, the third largest cruise ship in the world; five of Carnival Cruise Line’s most popular ships, including Carnival LibertyValorDestinyGlory and Imagination; the MSC Poesia; three Celebrity Cruises vessels, including Celebrity Eclipse and Solstice; Holland America Line’sNoordam and others.

“Ship inspections are a vitally important component of cruise3sixty and also one of the events most in demand. We already have over 1,000 travel agents registered for the conference, which virtually guarantees yet another sell-out; last year’s cruise3sixty sold out eight weeks prior to the event. This means there will be strong interest in ship inspections, so we urge all those delegates to register immediately,” said Bob Sharak, CLIA’s executive vice president. “And, we urge other agents who may not have signed up for cruise3sixty to do so without delay to ensure a place before we close registration. This is an exceptional opportunity to learn more about the cruise industry and further your professional development, so don’t miss it.”

For ship inspection or cruise3sixty registrations, agents should visit

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