UK & Ireland Events


CLIA UK & Ireland will be hosting a charity fun run in Southampton on 14 May 2019, the day before the annual flagship conference, to raise money for the Family Holiday Association.

The fun run is open to all and participants can choose to run either 5k or 10k, with a pick-up time of 5pm from a central Southampton location. There is a minimum donation of £10 required to take part, with all proceeds going to the charity.

In 2017 CLIA UK & Ireland partnered with Family Holiday Association, a non-profit organisation who has provided breaks for UK families with issues such as disability, severe and sudden illness, bereavement, mental health issues and domestic violence for over 40 years.

To sign up, please visit and make a minimum donation of £10, ensuring your name is stated on the donation. 


wednesday 15 - friday 17 may 2019

The three-day flagship event, the largest travel agent event in the UK, will include a trade fair, a full day of conference sessions and gala dinner including entertainment. Plus, delegates will have the chance to visit to visit two of the three ships in port for the event: Celebrity Edge which launches in Miami in December this year, Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 and MSC Preziosa.

  • Ship tours Enjoy ship tours on two of our three ships featured in the Conference programme – MSC Preziosa, Celebrity Edge and Queen Mary 2

  • Incredible Networking Opportunities All delegates will have dedicated time to network at our #NextGeneration Trade Fair, where all sponsoring cruise lines and associated business will showcase their product – the perfect opportunity to make personal contacts

  • Inspirational Speakers Announced so far, we are delighted to welcome Azamara Club Cruises’ President and CEO Larry Pimentel, and Virgin Voyages’ President and CEO, Tom McAlpin to the Conference stage. We are also excited to announce our Special Guest Kelly Craighead, President and CEO of CLIA, who will speak at the full-day Conference on May 16, along with Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President and CEO of Celebrity Cruises, who will address conference delegates who registered for a space onboard Celebrity Edge on May 15.

  • New Conference Venue Due to huge demand for delegate places, we are delighted to announce that the daytime Business sessions on Thursday 16 May will be held in the iconic Portsmouth Guildhall. A leading conference and concert venue, we are delighted to bring this aspect of Conference to another of the South Coast’s premier cruise destinations. All transfers from Southampton are complimentary.

  • New Gala Dinner Venue That evening, we are back in Southampton, where we are excited to announce the Southampton O2 Guildhallas our glittering venue for the Gala Dinner and our evening’s entertainment, brought to you in association with Princess Cruises.


This year’s Conference is dedicated to the #NextGeneration of cruising. From dining and entertainment, to new onboard technology and shoreside experiences, #NextGeneration looks at how guests’ cruise holiday experiences will change as we know it, both ashore and onboard. The theme also recognises the CLIA travel agent partners and the dedication they put into helping the cruise industry grow. 

CLIA Conference registration has now closed but if you have already registered and have any questions please contact the clia london office on +44 (0)20 3903 5450



CLIA has today announced that it will host a Dublin cruise showcase on 26 July. Taking place onboard Azamara Club Cruises’ Azamara Journey in the Port of Dublin, the cruise showcase is open to all Irish travel agents, including non-CLIA members.

As well as a tour of Azamara Journey, including lunch onboard, the cruise showcase will offer invaluable, expert CLIA advice on latest trends, cruise experiences and sales opportunity. This will be combined with the opportunity to meet with other cruise operators as well as Azamara Club Cruises, so travel agents can learn about each line’s unique selling points and latest products

Andy Harmer, CLIA UK & Ireland director, said: “The Dublin cruise showcase is the first of a series of CLIA events to be held in Ireland, bringing together the Irish travel community to help spread the word about the fantastic experiences a cruise holiday has to offer.

“The Dublin cruise showcase will provide Irish travel agents with the chance to experience the wonderful Azamara Journey and hear from the luxury cruise line as well as from CLIA, who will share the latest cruise trends and statistics. The event offers a fantastic opportunity for travel agents to network, expand their cruise knowledge and keep up-to-date with the latest news.”

The Dublin cruise showcase is free to attend. Registration is now closed!



Taking place across three nights in October, CLIA will host the Luxury and Expedition Cruise Showcase on the 8th in Belfast, 9th in Manchester and 10th in Norwich.

Travel agents will have the chance to meet luxury and expedition cruise lines face-to-face in the first part of the evening. New for this year, the showcase will also include a panel discussion, giving agents the opportunity to hear and learn from industry experts

Registration will be announced soon!


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