At CruiseWorld, agents can tour ships from top cruise brands

Travel Weekly’s CruiseWorld 2015 ship inspection roster, now available online, includes a selection of 14 ships for which inspections will be available exclusively to attendees of CruiseWorld.

Opportunities are limited, and the ship inspections, scheduled for Nov. 10, 14 and 15 in Fort Lauderdale and Miami, both before and after CruiseWorld, are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

“This year’s event is the only remaining opportunity available in 2015 for travel agents to see a selection of ships from a variety of major cruise brands at one time,” said Alicia Evanko-Lewis, senior vice president of events for Northstar Travel Media, Travel Weekly’s parent company. “We are thrilled to have so many ships to offer as part of our educational component for attendees.”

This year’s inspection roster includes Carnival Cruise Line’s Breeze and Conquest; Celebrity Cruises’ Reflection and Silhouette; the Disney Magic; Holland America’s Eurodam, Nieuw Amsterdam and Westerdam; Princess Cruises’ Emerald Princess, Regal Princess and Royal Princess; and Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas, Navigator of the Seas and Oasis of the Seas.

CruiseWorld, which will take place Nov. 11 through 13 in Fort Lauderdale, includes general sessions offering industry leadership, supplier training programs, peer training and a bustling exhibitor showcase.

Spots are filling quickly for the newly launched STAR (Select Travel Advisor Recognition) Program, which is structured to provide enhanced event programming while offsetting some of the financial expenses incurred by travel advisers to attend professional development events.

The core component of the STAR Program is a series of collaborative meetings scheduled between exhibiting supplier partners and prequalified, vetted travel advisers committed to business growth.

Advisers who qualify for the STAR Program and who are selected to participate will receive complimentary registration and complimentary hotel accommodation for two nights. Specific participation requirements are detailed on the CruiseWorld website.

Traditional registration opportunities are also available on the website for those who do not wish to apply for the STAR Program.

For more information on Travel Weekly’s CruiseWorld, the ship inspection roster and the STAR Program, visit www.cruiseworldshow.com.

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