A two-day luxury cruise showcase is to be staged by Clia in Malaga this autumn.

Around 80 travel agent places will be available for the event on October 15-16.

Visits to Silversea and Seabourn ships, as well as conference sessions and trade marketplace networking sessions are included.

Clia UK director Andy Harmer said: “We are thrilled to be able to offer travel agents the chance to come to Malaga to learn more about the diversity and ever-changing luxury sector of the cruise market.

“There has been a significant increase in the number of new luxury ships being launched in recent years, by lines including Seabourn, Silversea, Crystal Cruises, Scenic and Regent. These launches have raised the profile of the luxury cruise sector, and of the vast array of innovative enhancements available onboard.

“There has never been more choice for agents selling luxury cruises, and with more luxury ships due to join the global cruise industry in the coming years, it’s a great time for agents to increase their understanding of this dynamic sector.

“The changing on-board experience, breadth of destinations, and exciting and increasingly adventurous land activities, alongside world-class service, are making luxury cruising appealing to a whole new generation of first-time cruisers.”

Details of the full event programme and how to secure a place will be announced soon.