The cruise community is getting ready for its biggest celebration of the year, with nominations now open for the 19th annual Cruise Industry Awards.

The annual Cruise Industry Awards celebrate the top achievers among the CLIA travel agent members, recognising the most committed and innovative individuals in the cruise community.

Get out your glad rags, because the awards will be presented at a black-tie gala dinner at The Star Sydney on February 15, 2020.

The event will be hosted by entertainer Tim Campbell, building on the high-energy success of the previous awards.

“We’re encouraging all our members to get involved in the nomination process and help recognise their peers, particularly those who champion the cruise industry, focus on innovation and training, and deliver exceptional results.”

Joel Katz, CLIA Australasia Managing Director 

If you’d like to attend, tickets are now on sale, exclusively to CLIA members.


What are the key awards?

A total of 11 categories are open for self-nomination or peer nomination, with awards for both Australian and New Zealand nominees.

  • Cruise Consultant of the Year and Home-Based Cruise Agent/Broker of the Year: recognising consultants who have proven sales performance and show dedication to learning, cruise supplier relationships, and industry engagement.
  • Rising Star: an award for achievement, skill development, drive for excellence and future potential, recognising a consultant who has been selling cruise for no more than two years.
  • Cruise Champion: recognising an individual agent who goes above and beyond to champion the cruise industry through their efforts to advocate, educate and promote.
  • Promotion of the Year: honouring the creativity and originality of agency, network and cruise month promotions and their success in promoting cruise and driving sales.
  • Media Award: recognising the high standards of cruising journalism, championing the cruise industry with creativity and originality.

Nominations for the Agency of the Year categories which recognise small (single location), large (multi-location/brand) and online agencies are open to cruise line nomination only.


How do we get involved?

Nominations for the 19th annual Cruise Industry Awards can be submitted online and are open until Friday November 22, 2019.

Click here to nominate, view nomination criteria and purchase tickets.