National Cruise Vacation Week: Big Savings, Great Value During 'World's Largest Cruise Sale' October 21-27

Two-for-One Fares, Free Air, Shipboard Credits, Complimentary Excursions Among Special Offers in Cruise Lines International Association's Biggest 2012 Promotion

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 24, 2012 /CNW/ - Looking to save big on your next cruise? Join Cruise Lines International Association for exclusive deals during the "World's Largest Cruise Sale," National Cruise Vacation Week (NCVW). Promotions include up to $13,000 in bonus savings on a luxury cruise, $1,500 per couple savings on a river cruise in Europe, two-for-one pricing, free airfare, complimentary shore excursions, and up to $500 in shipboard credits. Twenty-five CLIA member lines representing more than 200 cruise ships are offering deals on cruises with a wide array of choices in itineraries, price and length of cruise.

Visit CLIA's special NCVW page, to find impressive potential savings as well as credits for shipboard spending valued at up to $500, upgrades to suites, or other incentives such as complimentary shore excursions, free airfare, free hotel packages, deposit waivers and more. Consumers can visit the site and find a CLIA-certified travel agent and NCVW events in their neighborhood. Participating agencies across the country are also offering individual NCVW mini-sites, cruise line videos, information about special values and how to book through a certified CLIA travel agent.

NCVW, October 21-27, is the centerpiece of October's National Cruise Vacation Month. More than 5,000 travel agencies in the U.S. and Canada are expected to participate in the event through special events, including online travel agency promotions throughout the month and special live, in-person travel agent events such as Cruise Nights at travel agencies and in partnership with other local businesses.

CLIA member lines represent over 95 percent of the North American cruise industry and offer thousands of sailings in the Caribbean, Europe, Alaska, Canada/New England, the Panama Canal, South America, Australia and the South Pacific, the Middle East and Asia – all of which will be on sale during NCVW. Additional cruise deals are expected to be announced in the days leading up to NCVW as well, so cruisers are advised to stay in touch with their local travel agents.

Participating CLIA member cruise lines include: AmaWaterways, American Cruise Lines, Avalon Waterways, Azamara Club Cruises, Carnival Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruises, Costa Cruises, Crystal Cruises, Cunard Line, Disney Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Hurtigruten, Louis Cruises, MSC Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, Paul Gauguin Cruises, Princess Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Royal Caribbean International, SeaDream Yacht Club, Silversea Cruises, Seabourn Cruise Line, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection and Windstar Cruises.

For further information about National Cruise Vacation Week, visit

About CLIA

The nonprofit Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is the world's largest cruise industry organization. CLIA represents the interests of 26 member lines, 15,000 travel agents, and 100 executive partners before regulatory and legislative policy makers, supporting measures that foster a safe, secure and healthy cruise ship environment. CLIA is also engaged in travel agent training, research and marketing communications to promote the value and desirability of cruise vacations with thousands of travel agency and travel agent members across North America. For more information on CLIA, the cruise industry, and CLIA-member cruise lines and travel agencies, visit CLIA can also be followed on the Cruise Lines International Association's Facebook and Twitter fan pages, and CEO Christine Duffy can be followed @CLIACEO and

SOURCE: Cruise Lines International Association

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