CLIA Announces Details of 2018 Summit at Sea

Symphony of the Seas Float Out

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has announced its 2018 Summit at Sea –an exclusive, flagship event for cruise industry stakeholders, taking place from October 11-14, 2018, aboard Royal Caribbean International’s Symphony of the Seas. The new event dates were announced at CLIA’s Annual Business on the Beach event that took place at Seatrade Cruise Global last month, in front of more than 450 CLIA Executive Partners and Cruise Line Executives.

The 2018 Summit at Sea will bring together cruise industry executives, including key suppliers and partners. The three-night cruise will visit three prominent destinations – Civitavecchia (Rome), Naples and Barcelona – within the Mediterranean region, spotlighting the importance of port and destinations within the cruise community.

Symphony of the Seas, the cruise line's newest ship, offers new dining concepts, family activities; aerial, stage, ice and aqua entertainment; and the two-story “Ultimate Family Suite.” Symphony of the Seas claimed the title of the largest cruise ship in the world when she debuted in March 2018 for her inaugural season in Europe.


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While onboard, attendees will have access to behind-the-scenes tours, networking opportunities and social functions in between port visits. The Summit has been held on the MSC Preziosa and Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth in previous years.

The event is part of the refreshed CLIA Executive Partner Program, which now has more than 340 partners across the port & destination, travel & tourism, technical & supply chain, and professional services sectors.

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is the world’s largest cruise industry trade association. The association has 15 offices globally with representation in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australasia. CLIA supports policies and practices that foster a safe, secure, healthy and sustainable cruise ship environment for the more than 25 million passengers who cruise annually and is dedicated to promoting the cruise travel experience.

The CLIA Community is comprised of ocean, river and specialty cruise lines; a certified travel agent community; and cruise line suppliers and partners, including ports and destinations, ship development, suppliers and business services.

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