Call free on:
0800 988 3369
Mon - Fri: 9:00 - 17:30
Sat, Sun and Bank Holidays: Closed
A Look At CLIA’s First Ever River Cruise Weekend
24th March 2015

If there is one section of the cruising industry that is growing faster than all other areas, it has to be river cruising. With more ships, lines and destinations becoming available all the time, customers are realising the value in seeing the world from an outside cabin whilst sailing along a breathtaking waterway.

And in a bid to raise the profile of these holidays further and capitalise on a continuing surge in demand, the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is staging the first ever River Cruise Weekend in the coming days.

#LoveCruise

Clia Tweet

Starting on March the 26th and continuing until March the 30th, the event will take inspiration from the already successful Cruise Week that CLIA organises every September. Anyone wanting to participate can post onto various different social media platforms using the hashtag #LoveCruise and these will be collated by CLIA over the course of the five days.

The organisation wants cruisers to post pictures relating to river cruising along with an explanation as to why they love travelling in this way. It could be a particular ship, an operator that you enjoy sailing with, a destination that really stuck with you, or even a particular shore excursion that you’ll never forget. At the end of this homage to river cruising, a post will be chosen at random from those that CLIA selected to put on their own Facebook account, and the person behind it will win an iPad.

To coincide with the event, CLIA’s 17 river cruise partners will be offering customers a whole host of deals to try and persuade them to book over the weekend. These limited time offers include free cheese hampers and travel guides from AmaWaterways, complimentary cabin upgrades from Amadeus River Cruises, and even a ‘companion pays half price’ deal on a selected cruise with APT.

Agent Incentives

Bonus

Whilst there are definitely plenty of deals to be had by customers, the event is aimed at getting agents involved in the excitement too. Not only will CLIA be putting a wealth of river cruise related training material up on their website, each operator will also be incentivising agents in their own way. Uniworld, Avalon, and AmaWaterways are all offering Love2Shop vouchers to staff who sell their cruises over the weekend, whilst American Cruise Lines are even giving an extra $50 of commission to any agent securing one of their 2015 cruises.

Whether you plan to post your experiences on social media, book your next river adventure, or simply look for inspiration regarding your 2016 river cruise, this weekend is sure to be an exciting one. So look out for the hashtag #LoveCruise and get involved in the first ever River Cruise Weekend.

OUR RECENT blogs
Which Travel Type Is Right For You?
When the time comes to travel again, you may be overcome with choices as to where you want to go and how you want to explore that destination. So we’ve created a mini-guide to help you find your ideal holiday type and when’s the best time to book.
Find out more...
5 Foods To Try In Lisbon
Whether you’re choosing to travel in the near future or next year because of the current travel situation, you may still want to look for inspiration or enjoy a spot of light reading. So, below are five different foods from the capital of Portugal, Lisbon, which you can make at home or enjoy during next year’s summer holiday.
Find out more...

Contact

Contact usTravel agent centreRequest a brochure
0800 988 3369

© Fred. Olsen Travel.
Registered in England and Wales No. 02287241. Olympus House, 2 Olympus Close, Ipswich, IP1 5LN

Bonded by the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) and by the Civil Aviation Authority's Air Travel Organisers Licensing (ATOL) scheme, you can look forward to your next adventure with the peace of mind that your money is financially protected in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

Reasons to book with us... Financial protection afforded by our ABTA and ATOL industry bonding, giving you complete peace of mind.
Dedicated team of experienced travel advisors waiting to tailor your holiday to your personal requirements.
We can arrange all of your car hire, airport lounges and much more to make your holiday as easy as possible.