CLIA Reinstitutes Certification for Cruise Lines

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Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has re-introduced a newly expanded opportunity for cruise line sales teams to leverage CLIA’s North American certification programs, earning the equivalent of our existing Accredited Cruise Counsellor (ACC), Master Cruise Counsellor (MCC) or Elite Cruise Counsellor (ECC) certifications, minus the product knowledge component.

This expanded approach to CLIA certification for cruise line sales teams has been embraced by CLIA Cruise Lines, with initial participants, including Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection, Avalon Waterways, and Carnival Cruise Line committing to adoption within their sales teams.

CLIA's professional development and training programs leverage expert knowledge and partnerships to deliver education to travel agents and other industry professionals.

CLIA Cruise Lines that elect to participate in the program can leverage CLIA’s online training to complete certifications, or schedule in-person trainings featuring CLIA trainers and curriculum.

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) says it 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 also says it supports policies and practices that foster a safe, secure, healthy and sustainable cruise ship environment for the more than 28 million passengers who cruise annually and is dedicated to promoting the cruise travel experience.

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