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et’s Stay Together by Al Green, Love Will Keep Us Together by Captain &


Tennille, or Come Together by The Beatles – there’s a reason why songwriters keep coming back to the same idea. No doubt they’ve got something other than cruise on their minds, but at this year’s Clia Conference in Southampton, the theme #together takes centre stage. With crucial coordination by Clia UK


& Ireland, the cruise industry is a shining example of what can happen when trade partners work in tandem to grow the overall volume and value of cruise


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sales. It’s the very definition of a win-win situation, so it’s only right to celebrate that sense of togetherness, and look at how it could grow even further in future. In this issue of Travel Weekly Cruise,


you’ll find all the news you need to navigate the Clia Conference, including the timetable, key speakers and what to look out for on ship visits. Plus, there’s a guide to how you can work #together with suppliers to improve your sales, and the latest in onboard entertainment.


Katie McGonagle editor, Travel Weekly Cruise katie.mcgonagle@travelweekly.co.uk


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5 NEWS


NCL’s new all-inclusive fares, Titan’s call for a second ship and the growth in expedition cruising


37 ENTERTAINMENT


From Cirque du Soleil to Shrek via Boyzlife and Mamma Mia!, we highlight the shows and acts at sea that will wow your customers


15 CLIA PREVIEW


Schedule, key speakers and ship visits at the Clia Conference. Plus the latest news on Clia training modules and Cruise360


19 COMMENT


Clia’s Andy Harmer on the secret to the cruise industry’s success in courting UK agents


21 SHIPS ON SHOW


Cunard’s Queen Mary 2, Royal Caribbean’s Navigator and Independence of the Seas, and Princess Cruises’ Crown Princess


28 #TOGETHER


How to collaborate and tap into industry expertise to help boost your cruise bookings


Travel Weekly Cruise is published by Travel Weekly Group, Third Floor, 52 Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1W 0AU. Tel: 020 7881 4897


Supplements editor Katie McGonagle Cruise writer Jane Archer Art editor/production editor Flora Ioannou Graphic designer Emma Winton Subeditors Mike Walsh, Stephanie Krahn Travel Weekly Group editor-in-chief Lucy Huxley Head of sales Mary Rega Production manager Nick Cripps Managing director Stuart Parish Printed by Southern Print © Travel Weekly Group 2017 PART OF JACOBS MEDIA GROUP


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