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American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA)
1101 King Street, Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
Web site: http://www.astanet.com
ASTA is the leading organization for travel professionals. Check the Education/Careers section of the Web site to get information on travel schools. You can search for schools that specialize in cruises.
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA)
500 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1407
New York, NY 10110
Web site: http://www.cruising.org
CLIA is the official organization of the cruise industry. They work with cruise lines and travel agents.
Institute of Certified Travel Agents (ICTA)
148 Linden Street
Wellesley, MA 02482
Web site: http://www.icta.com
ICTA trains and certifies travel professionals. Their Web site can help you find schools near you and can help you plan your travel career.
International Council of Cruise Lines (ICCL)
2111 Wilson Boulevard, 8th Floor
Arlington, VA 22201
Web site: http://www.iccl.org
The ICCL provides information on its members, which include many of the major cruise lines. They also do research on the cruise industry.
Cruise Ship Database
This database provides complete address information for cruise ship companies based in the United States and abroad.
Eberts, Marjorie, Linda Brothers, and Ann Gisler. Careers in Travel, Tourism, and Hospitality. Lincolnwood, IL: VGM Career Horizons, 1997.
An overview of careers in the cruise industry is included in this book about travel careers.
Marin, Richard B. Cruise Ship Jobs: The Insiders Guide to Finding and Getting Jobs on Cruise Ships Around the World. Coconut Creek, FL: Portofino Publications, 1998.
You can find detailed information on being a cruise director in this book. It also contains answers to many common questions about life on cruise ships.
Miller, Mary Fallon. How to Get a Job with a Cruise Line. Fourth ed. St. Petersburg, FL: Ticket to Adventure, Inc., 1997.
This book contains practical information on how to get a job on a cruise ship. It also features profiles of people who have held cruise ship jobs.
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Web site: http://cruisetravelmag.com/
Read this magazine to get general information on cruises
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