CMV unites with CLIA in Australasia ·

CMV unites with CLIA in Australasia

Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) has partnered with Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) to support its presence in Australia and New Zealand, joining as a Regional Cruise Line, Australasia.

The partnership brings CMV into CLIA Australasia’s wider cruise community, made up of cruise lines from around the world as well as travel agent members from across Australia and New Zealand.

CLIA Australasia Managing Director Joel Katz said the addition of CMV to CLIA’s membership highlighted the growing importance of cruising in the wider tourism industry.

“Cruise & Maritime Voyages has put particular focus on developing new destinations and regional itineraries,” Mr Katz said. “It’s a great example of the expansion of cruise tourism into regional locations around Australasia and we’re delighted CMV has shown such a commitment to our part of the world.”

CMV Australia Managing Director Dean Brazier said the cruise line was thrilled to be a part of a proactive body advocating for the innovative and sustainable development of cruise tourism.

“CMV is one of the few traditional-style cruise lines operating small to mid-sized ships in Australasia, and we offer our guests the opportunity to visit some truly distinctive holiday destinations,” Mr Brazier said. “We’re eager to work closely with CLIA, as well as other regional tourism and government bodies, to develop new cruise ports for CMV throughout the region and continue to grow our presence in these markets.”

Cruise & Maritime Voyages offers a traditional, British cruise experience and currently operates a fleet of six small to mid-sized ships, including the 1220-passenger Vasco da Gama, which homeports in Adelaide and Fremantle during the Australian summer. For further information see www.cmvaustralia.com.

About Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) – One Industry, One Voice

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is the world’s largest cruise industry trade association, providing a unified voice and leading authority of the global cruise community. The association covers 5 regions 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 28 million passengers who cruise annually and is dedicated to promoting the cruise travel experience. The CLIA Community is comprised of the world’s most prestigious ocean, river and specialty cruise lines; a highly trained and certified travel agent community; and cruise line suppliers and partners, including ports & destinations, ship development, suppliers and business services. The organisation’s mission is to be the unified global organisation that helps the industry succeed by advocating, educating and promoting for the common interests of the cruise community. For more information, visit www.cruising.org.au or follow CLIA Australasia on Facebook and Twitter.

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