A digital fact file for agents on more than 260 cruise ships is introduced by Clia UK & Ireland.

‘Meet the Fleet’ provides information on everything from which ships have speciality restaurants and theatres through to those which provide babysitting facilities and have cabins that can sleep three or more.

Software service provider Widgety has created the digital database which will initially be exclusively available to Clia agent members.

Its search programme allows agents to look for specific information including filtering by company, ship, size of vessel and passenger capacity.

Clia UK & Ireland director, Andy Harmer, said: “’Meet the Fleet’ is an invaluable tool in helping agents answer specific queries raised by customers.

“We know the importance of knowledge when successfully selling cruise holidays and this digital fact file brings an enormous amount of information together in one place which is then easily searchable.

“With hundreds of cruise ships to choose from, this tool will help agents find the right cruise for the right customer which is essential for the continued growth of cruising.”

Widgety founder, Damian Gevertz, said: “This latest development brings together our entire database of cruise information.

“Comprehensive information complements the very latest images and videos. Everything’s covered; from accommodation to deck plans, food and drink to new features onboard.

“This will give Clia members the power to search for ships that meet their customers’ exact requirements, as well as a resource to showcase all of the great features onboard.”