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Yacht cruise operator Variety Cruises joins CLIA

Yacht cruise operator Variety Cruises has joined Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), as it looks to develop and build relationships with travel agents across the UK, CLIA UK & Ireland said in a statement.

“One of the world’s leading yacht cruise lines, Variety Cruises operates a fleet of 11 fully-owned vessels with capacities ranging from 17 to 36 cabins. The boutique-size yachts dock in the heart of destinations, visiting unfrequented ports-of-call and often offering extended stays and overnights,” CLIA UK & ireland said.

The small ships serve handpicked cruise destinations across the globe, from Croatia, Greece & Iceland to Cape Verde, the Seychelles, Cuba and Costa Rica. The line will soon be adding Bali, the Red Sea and Barbados to its ships’ itineraries.

Chris Lorenzo, Variety Cruises UK managing director, said: “The team at Variety Cruises are thrilled to be a member of CLIA. Variety Cruises offers the ultimate yacht cruise experience for those looking for a friendly and relaxed cruise exploring unique destinations. We’re looking forward to working closely with travel agents through this partnership to increase awareness of Variety Cruises and all that we have to offer.”

Andy Harmer, CLIA UK & Ireland director, said: “We are delighted to have Variety Cruises join CLIA. Boutique lines like Variety Cruises have a unique offering as they can sail guests to small ports that larger ships can’t reach. When travel agents speak to customers who are looking for this type of cruise, they need to know all possible options available, which is why it’s fantastic to have Variety Cruises as a member of CLIA.”

CBM 2018/2019 Winter