500+ turn out for cruise awards

More than 500 travel agents, cruise line personnel, sponsors and media celebrated the best of the cruise sector at the 17th annual Cruise Industry Awards over the weekend – a far cry from the turnout when the vent first started.

‘Back then, 150 people came and we had no sponsors,’ recalls Steve Odell, chairman, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia.'

He says that it was appropriate to celebrate the achievers of 2017 in a year that saw double-digit growth in cruisers from Australia and New Zealand.

The awards were held at The Star in Sydney.