I am thrilled to announce I have earned my Accredited Cruise Counsellor (ACC) certification! I am now among an elite group of travel professionals to earn an ACC certification through CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) by completing an extensive certification program of classroom and virtual training, personal cruise experiences, in-person and virtual ship inspections, and a combination of video training and attendance at industry events.
A CLIA Certified Cruise Counselor is your best resource in choosing the perfect cruise vacation!
What does it take to earn an ACC certification?
While certification requirements vary by year, the current requirements must be completed within 2 years of applying for an ACC certification:
- Forty (40) credits in CLIA online courses and live seminars evident by successfully passing the course quizzes
- 1 CLIA Certificate Program (I have two (2) certificates: Family Cruise Travel and Cruise Groups)
- 80 credits of elective training courses; 40 of my credits were earned at the 2023 CLIA Cruise360 Conference held in April 2023 in Ft. Lauderdale
- 5 In-Person and Virtual Ship Inspections. Here are my ship inspections I completed:
- Celebrity Apex
- Virgin Voyages Scarlet Lady
- Royal Caribbean Symphony of the Seas
- Seabourn Pursuit
- Azamara Pursuit
- Minimum of 2 personal cruise experiences (two distinct itineraries)
- Minimum of 20 staterooms booked by a CLIA cruise line (exceeded this requirement within 6 months of applying for my ACC certification)
It’s been a great privilege for me to share my journey as an ACC accredited professional. As you plan your next cruise travel experience, I hope the insights I shared have helped you understand why more and more travelers are trusting their cruise vacation to an ACC expert. I am so proud of my accomplishment in achieving ACC accreditation, which represents such a dedication to the cruise travel industry and helping others plan memorable cruise vacations. Being an ACC expert means I’m able to make your cruise planning quicker, easier – and more enjoyable – as I’m here to take care of all the details for you. Life is too short not to enjoy every journey with effectiveness, efficiency and above all safety, so make sure you can make the most out of it. By taking into account both clients’ needs and the ever-changing trends in cruise travel, I’m confident I can help you create an incredible voyage tailored just for you. Afterall, its trips like these that will create long-lasting memories that you can look back on fondly. Whether you wish to explore exotic destinations through a comfortable cruise experience or fly off somewhere beautiful without having the hassle of booking upgrades and transfers at every single spot – rest assured, with my help – we shall make sure each piece click! Investing in the help of an ACC certified cruise expert will guarantee that you and your loved ones enjoy your experience as much as possible.
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