Frequently Asked Questions

Travel Advisors

+ Does CruiseWorld offer education and showcase exhibitors outside of the cruise industry?

Yes! Don't let the name fool you. CruiseWorld offers education and showcases exhibitors in every facet of travel: air, land, sea, and even professional services and business tools. Destinations, tour operators, airlines, attractions, hotels and resorts, car rental and transportation companies (and so much more) are all represented at CruiseWorlds trademark one day Exhibitor Showcase.

+ What is the event attire?

Look sharp! Business casual is the recommended attire for the duration of the conference and ship inspections. Most importantly, while onsite you will do a lot of walking so please make sure to pack comfortable shoes.

+ I attended in 2018. Should I come back in 2019?

Yes, definitely! The size and diversity of CruiseWorld's Exhibitor Showcase grows each year and you will certainly meet new partners to support your business in 2019 and beyond. General Session content is new each year, and new breakout workshops are offered to keep you up to date with current trends, new destination markets and best business practices for for growth and finding success. The 2019 Ship Inspection line up will provide the opportunity for first hand knowledge of the industry's newest and most innovative vessels.

+ What is the STAR Program?

CruiseWorld’s STAR (Select Travel Advisor Recognition) Program is a hosted opportunity designed to support the success of travel advisors by immersing each "STAR" in an enhanced and intensive VIP CruiseWorld experience.

STARs are exposed to exclusive networking opportunities with peers and suppliers, provided exclusive event programming and onsite accommodation.

Advisors selected to participate will operate in a variety of business models and will possess a wide range of expertise and experience. The common qualifying trait of a CruiseWorld STAR is a strong commitment to professional development.

Visit the STAR Program page to learn more and to apply for a position in this unique, and limited hosted opportunity.

+ How much does it cost to attend and what does the price include?

Register early for the lowest rates. Prices increase as the event nears closer to the onsite registration rate of $249.

Registration includes access to all general sessions, supplier and peer workshops and panels, the Exhibitor Showcase, meals, and the opportunity to attend ship inspections.

+ Are ship inspections free?

A refundable $20 deposit is required for each ship inspection at the time of registration. All deposits are refunded post-event to advisors who attend, and check in with event staff during each ship inspection. Deposits are not refundable to "no-shows' or for late cancellation.

+ What is your cancellation policy?

We hope you won't! But, if something comes up, you can view our cancellation policy here.

+ How do I get to the convention center/hotels from the airport?

The Greater Fort Lauderdale / Broward County Convention Center is approximately 5 miles from the Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood International Airport.

Automobile rental, airport shuttle service and taxis are readily available at the airport.

CruiseWorld host hotels are within easy walking distance to the Convention Center, and shuttle service to/from the Convention Center and CruiseWorld host hotels will be provided during the event dates for your convenience

+ Do I have to commit to my workshops and breakout sessions in advance?

Yes and no. We request you pre-register for sessions and workshops in advance to best prepare for your comfort (and the comfort our our speakers) by allocating the appropriate size meeting room for each session. Pre-registration also ensures we are best prepared at catered sessions. If you elect to change your mind onsite - you are of course free to attend an alternate session in the time bank.

+What do I need to complete my registration?

You'll need a valid credit card for registration payment. If you're including ship inspections in your registration, a valid state drivers license or passport is also required. Identification details will be required to complete your registration, and you will need to present this identification on site as well on inspection days.

+ Who do I contact if I have any problems or questions before the event?

Travel advisors can contact our customer service line at 201-902-1995 or send an email to registration@travelweekly.com.

Exhibitors

+ I am not a cruise line. Why should I participate in the Exhibitor Showcase?

Don't let the name fool you. CruiseWorld is ideal for exhibitors in every facet of travel: air, land, sea, and even professional services and business tools. Destinations, tour operators, airlines, attractions, hotels and resorts, car rental and transportation companies (and so much more) are all represented at CruiseWorld’s trademark one day Exhibitor Showcase.

+ Can your team create custom sponsorship opportunities?

Of course! Our sales team would be excited work with you and create options that best showcase your brand. Contact Emmy Morales at emorales@travelweekly.com or 201-902-1951 to learn more.

+ What is included as an Exhibitor?

We have a number of different exhibitor packages. Our packages allow you to craft an exhibit space – and meeting space, if you choose – to support your business development needs. You decide which package helps you accomplish your goals and we’ll take care of the rest.

+ What is the STAR Program?

CruiseWorld’s STAR (Select Travel Advisor Recognition) Program was created in effort to cultivate a strategic audience at the event, ensuring quality engagement between supplier and travel retailers.

In addition to the 600+ general admission CruiseWorld attendees, 250 select advisors are hosted as "STARs" and immersed in an enhanced and exclusive VIP CruiseWorld experience.

CruiseWorld STARs operate in a variety of business models and possess a wide range of expertise and experience providing a excellent and diverse demographic in attendance at the show. Each STAR is pre-qualified to meet professional standards, and each committed to growth and exploration of new business development opportunities - AND ... they all want to meet YOU!

During CruiseWorld's Exhibitor Showcase, suppliers are provided with a schedule of up to 28 one-on-one meetings with our STARs. maximizing the potential for meaningful connections and the opportunity to showcase your brand effectively.

Visit the STAR Program page to learn more about our STARs and exclusive sponsorship opportunities.

+ Who do I contact if I have any problems or questions before the event?

Exhibitors should contact our Sales Director Emmy Morales at 201-902-1951 or emorales@travelweekly.com or Event Director Theresa Bednarczyk at 201-902-2026 or tbednarczyk@travelweekly.com.