CRUISY AGENTS: New modules, webinars, info sessions & more

What are you doing this month? Cancel all your plans (well, some of them) because there’s a whole heap going on for cruise-focused Travel Agents.

What are you doing this month? Cancel all your plans (well, some of them) because there’s a whole heap going on for cruise-focused Travel Agents.

Webinars, information sessions, modules for Agents, and conferences – it’s all happening in August.

Read on for what you need to RSVP to now and what needs to go into the diary:




Get the latest on Scenic, right now!

Scenic released two new modules for its global e-learning platform focusing on river cruising in Southeast Asia.

The next phase of development went live on 30 July and informs consultants of Evergreen product on the Mekong along with Scenic’s product on the Mekong and the Irrawaddy.

As a reward, Scenic is offering $250 Scenic Rewards points to the first consultant in each Australian state to complete the two courses by 30 August.

The next 50 to complete the courses will receive $50 Scenic Rewards points.

Click here for more information and Happy learning!




Do you mentally shrug as ‘I don’t know’ every time your clients ask about Patagonia? Here’s your chance to become an expert.

Aurora Expeditions is inviting Travel Agents to tune into a webinar hosted by Patagonia Expedition Leader Lelia Cataldi.

During the sessions, the expert (who’s working in Patagonia for over seven years) will touch on the landscapes, wildlife encounter and discuss land vs sea.

It’ll also include updates on Aurora Expeditions’ soon-to-launch Ulstein X-BOW the Greg Mortimer ship, exclusive offers and a Q&A.

Webinars will run on the 13th and 14th of August at 8.30am (AEST).

Click here to switch onto the 13th and click here for the 14th.




Call the clients. Tell them there’s a FREE information session and the chance to win a $1,000 travel voucher.

Viking Cruises’ Information Sessions are headed to NSW, Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania AND for the first time, the NT.

Setting off on 27 August, the sessions will stop by 13 destinations to deliver information on its award-winning style.

Attendees will be tempted to book a “thinking person’s cruise” and take advantage of special booking offer (available on the day only). They’ll also go in the running to win a $1,000 Viking Travel Voucher, which will be given to one guest at each location.

Each session will run for approximately one hour, and there are multiple time slots for each location, depending on the area of interest of the guest.

RSVPs are essential, click here for more information and to secure a place.




With less than a month until Cruise360 kicks off, CLIA has revealed who this year’s host will be.

It’s TV and radio presenter, James O’Loghlin.

Knowing for his work on ABC TV’s The New Inventors, O’Loghlin will be responsible for introducing this year’s speakers, keeping attendees entertained and ensuring the program runs smoothly.

Speaking of the program, CLIA also recently released the full itinerary, click here to check it out. It features talks by journalist Louise Williams, CLIA Global Chair Adam Goldstein, Uniworld’s Ellen Bettridge, and more.



From Cruise360 to the 23rd annual Australian Cruise Association (ACA) Conference.

ACA has finalised the line-up for this year’s conference and it features Genting Cruise Lines’ SVP International Sales, Michael Goh.

His talk will coincide with Explorer Dream’s debut in Australia, which is set for the coming wave season.

Michael joins Melissa Witsoe from Windstar Cruises, Adam Armstrong of Silversea Cruises, and Captain Nikolaos Antalis for Royal Caribbean International – RCI (APAC).

Advocate for Melbourne’s visitor economy, Melanie de Sousa, will host this year’s event, which runs from 4-6 September.

Click here for more information and to register.