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Cruise Lines International Association

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Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is the world's largest cruise industry trade association with representation in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australasia. CLIA represents the interests of cruise lines and travel agents before regulatory and legislative policy makers. CLIA is also engaged in travel agent training, research and marketing communications to promote the value and desirability of cruise holiday vacations with thousands of travel agency and travel agent members.

CLIA North America is comprised of 26 cruise lines and 10,500 travel agencies representing more than 35,000 individual travel agents. In addition, more than 120 of the most innovative suppliers of goods and services to the cruise industry make up CLIA’s Executive Partner Program.

CLIA’s primary roles are to:

Why Plan your Cruise Vacation With a CLIA Travel Agent?

Because travel agents, particularly those affiliated with Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), are the traveler's best resource for planning a cruise vacation!

Nearly 16,000 travel agencies across the U.S. and Canada are affiliated with CLIA. These travel agencies join CLIA for sales and cruise product training, for information on current cruise vacation trends and to be kept informed by CLIA'smember cruise lines on cruise news and special offers. By being a CLIA affiliate these travel agencies have chosen to specialize in cruise vacations and, by doing so, they are especially qualified in helping you choose the perfect cruise and getting you the best vacation value.

CLIA affiliated agencies take advantages of many CLIA programs in order to better serve their customers including:

And, many travel agencies are proud to have CLIA Certified Cruise Counsellors on staff. Earning the designation of an Accredited Cruise Counsellor, Master Cruise Counsellor, or Elite Cruise Counsellor, these travel agents have completed a rigorous curriculum of cruise sales training and have personally sailed, or inspected, a wide variety of cruise ships. By working with a CLIA Certified Cruise Counsellor, you can be confident that many of the cruise vacations they recommend are based on personal experience.

Our last bit of advice - take a vacation from planning your vacation - visit a CLIA affiliated travel agency soon because - You haven't lived until you've cruised!

The above text is quoted directly from the CLIA website. Premier Custom Travel is proud to be a CLIA-certified travel agency and all of our agents have achieved at least the Accredited Cruise Counsellor designation.

Christopher J. Grum, ECC/CTC/LCS/CSS

CLIA Master Cruise Counsellor

Scott S. McAlister, MCC/LCS/CSS

CLIA Accredited Cruise Counsellor

Michelle B. McAlister, ACC

CLIA Luxury Cruise Specialist

Christopher J. Grum, ECC/CTC/LCS/CSS
Scott S. McAlister, MCC/LCS/CSS