Our Industry Clout
With nearly 30 years of experience selling cruises and land packages, receiving top partnership accolades from industry trendsetters like Royal Caribbean International, Carnival Cruise Lines, Norwegian Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises, Holland America Cruise Lines and more, we are proven leaders in an industry that’s projected to significantly bounce back from the pandemic and reach an all-time high of over $34 Billion in global revenue by 2025, according to The Mobility Market Outlook (2021).Our name says it all! We’re anchored in your success!
The State of Cruising
As the world has adapted to pandemic pressures since 2020, the industry has confirmed its resilience in the course of its more than 50-year history—as is clear with the COVID-responsible return to operations that started in July of 2020. The immediate future is projected to be bright for the industry. In the baseline forecast, passenger quantity is anticipated to rise and surpass 2019’s figures by the end of 2023. In the upside forecast the amount of passengers is projected to rise to 101% of 2019 levels a year earlier, by the end of 2022. In all 3 scenarios, passenger counts are projected to improve in excess of 12% above 2019’s figures by the end of 2026.
Numbers represent an index of volume relative to 2019 (2019=100). Source: CLIA; Tourism Economics.
Your Role in The Future of Cruising
Beyond the statistics and science lies a history of an enterprise that is best described as a global community. From the passengers and onboard team members, to ports and destinations, travel agents (like you), suppliers, store owners, and the hundreds of thousands of others that support the industry, when joining Cruise Planners, you’re immersing yourself in a worldwide community with endless opportunity & potential.
With new, scientific advancements and safety protocols implemented, the cruise industry keeps excelling, being an international leader in vacation safety. As a future Cruise Planner, you’ll be equipped with industry-leading market knowledge, buying power, and will feel and instill a true sense of confidence while advising your clients, preparing them for extraordinary, and most importantly, safe cruise vacations. Not only is the business back for the long term, so is the mental and emotional clarity of all who find themselves relaxed and rejuvenated by Cruising. There are a million things to be said once one feels that clean sea breeze, and the sense of adventure that comes with navigating the world’s waters – OUR waters!
STAR University by Cruise Planners was developed with a strategic affiliation with Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). The CLIA network consists of the world’s most prestigious ocean, river, and specialty cruise companies. The organization boasts a distinctly skilled and certified travel agent network; and integral industry stakeholders, such as ports & destinations, ship improvement, providers and commercial enterprise offerings. CLIA represents 95% of the sector’s ocean-going cruise fleets, in addition to over 60,000 travel advisors (including you one day), and 15,000 of the most important travel corporations in the international industry. Upon completion of your STAR University training curriculum, you’ll be a part of the world’s largest network of travel professionals specializing in cruise travel. With this knowledge, inherited industry partnerships, marketing resources, technology and industry clout, your potential for success in the cruise vertical will be unparalleled.
Topics You’ll Know As A STAR U. Certified Cruise Specialist
Knowledge You’ll Need To Plan Stress-Free Cruise Adventures!