Cruise Lines International Association announced its ‘summer school’ series schedule for July and August.
The hour-long, trade-friendly virtual classroom sessions each consisting of presentations from representatives of four cruise lines.
They provide a 15-minute product update or training brief covering their respective ocean, river, luxury or expedition brands.
The free-of-charge sessions are held live, so the trade has access to the latest information, and can ask questions in real time.
It follows the June webinars that included two on river cruises and three on expedition cruises.
Summer school begins on July 13 at 9.30am.
Sessions will then take place on consecutive Thursdays, all from 9.30am, until the end of August.
July 13Windstar Cruises, A-ROSA, Explora Journeys and MSC Cruises
July 20Quark Expeditions, Oceania Cruises, Royal Caribbean and APT
July 27, Celestial, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, Swan Hellenic and AmaWaterways
August 3Avalon Waterways, Holland America, Uniworld Boutique River Cruises and Celebrity Cruises
August 10CroisiEurope Cruises, Seabourn, Amadeus River Cruises and Carnival Cruise Line
August 17Scenic & Emerald Cruises, AE Expeditions, Princess Cruises and nicko cruises
August 24Virgin Voyages, Tauck, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises and Riverside Luxury Cruises
Andy Harmer, CLIA UK and Ireland director, said: “Our summer school has been particularly well-received by the trade since its return, so we’re pleased to welcome it back by popular demand.”
“These interactive sessions will be the go-to summer event for agents looking to get the very latest cruise information.”