Whether you’re new to cruise or have been selling it for years, in this sector you need to know your stuff.

Demand has reached an all-time high and the industry is rising to the challenge with fantastic new ships, exciting itineraries and improved product to keep cruisers cruising and entice land-lovers away from the beach.

So it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the fi rst issue of TWcruise, Travel Weekly’s new cruise magazine that is dedicated to informing and supporting agents as they develop their cruise business.

Each issue of TWcruise will be packed with news, the latest ship launches and in-depth advice on selling cruise, while Mystery Shopper will observe cruise sales in action.

We’ll also meet the characters on the ships who make it all happen – this issue we talk size with the captain of Freedom of the Seas.

But – dare I say it, a cruise isn’t just about the ship. It’s a holiday, as much as any land-based package, and the view from the cabin matters. Our destination profiles will outline the ports, excursions and ships in a major region plus give you the chance to win a cruise.

So together with comprehensive news and features in Travel Weekly and on Travelweekly.co.uk/cruise, our roadshows, cruise month, Cruise Club and blog, TWcruise will make it plain selling.

Emily Bamber


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