FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- October 17 is "World's
Largest Cruise Night," with more than 3,800 live and online events around
the country to help vacationers learn about cruises and find special values
on cruise voyages in all parts of the world. As the centerpiece of Cruise
Lines International Association (CLIA)'s National Cruise Vacation Month,
World's Largest Cruise Night brings together CLIA member cruise lines and
travel agencies to offer consumers information and special fares, valuable
shipboard savings worth hundreds of dollars and other complimentary
World's Largest Cruise Night features nearly 1,000 special events
hosted by CLIA travel agencies during one 24-hour period through luncheons,
cocktail parties, dinners, full-scale expos and many other activities --
all promoting the value and desirability of cruise vacations. New this
year, "Virtual" World's Largest Cruise Night enables consumers everywhere
to participate without leaving home. The "Virtual" capability allows
consumers to get information and shop online from more than 2,800 travel
"Whether you are a veteran cruiser or curious to find out what cruising
is all about, World's Largest Cruise Night provides the perfect opportunity
to interact with the cruising experts -- CLIA travel agents," said Terry L.
Dale, CLIA's president and CEO. "No matter your budget or taste, there are
many cruises to choose from and a CLIA travel agent can help match you to
your ideal cruise."
To take advantage of all the values and special offers during World's
Largest Cruise Night, contact your travel agent or visit www.cruising.org
and click on "vacation" to find a participating travel agency.
Participating CLIA cruise lines include: American Cruise Lines, Azamara
Cruises, Carnival Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruises, Costa Cruises, Crystal
Cruises, Cunard Line, Disney Cruise Line, Holland America Line,
Hurtigruten, Majestic America Line, MSC Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line,
Oceania Cruises, Pearl Seas Cruises, Princess Cruises, Regent Seven Seas
Cruises, Royal Caribbean International, Seabourn Cruise Line, SeaDream
Yacht Club, Uniworld Grand River Cruises and Windstar Cruises.
The nonprofit Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is North
America's largest cruise industry organization. CLIA represents the
interests of 24 member lines and participates in the regulatory and policy
development process while supporting measures that foster a safe, secure
and healthy cruise ship environment. CLIA is also engaged in travel agent
training, research and marketing communications to promote the value and
desirability of cruise vacations and counts as members 16,500 travel
agencies. For more information on CLIA, the cruise industry, and
CLIA-member cruise lines and travel agencies, visit www.cruising.org.
SOURCE Cruise Lines International Association