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The Cruise Summit - Luxury Cruise Edition

Plan your comeback to cruising with our 4-day luxury cruise showcase

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Planning a cruise isn't always fun and games 

Sure, it’s fun to explore all of the possibilities - there’s certainly plenty of choices out there - But maybe that’s part of the problem!  You want to try something new, but what? THE LUXURY CRUISE SUMMIT will help you discover new brands, new ships, new ideas for tried and true cruise lines, and new destinations.  

During this 4-day event you’ll:

✅ Learn more about true luxury cruise lines and what sets them apart from the others.

✅ What’s included (and what’s not included) in the price tag and how it compares to other cruise lines.

✅ Re-define what “luxury” means to you.  Luxury doesn’t have to be about decor or amenities.  Luxury can also be about convenience, ease of access, and new immersive experiences. 

✅ Think Royal Caribbean and Norwegian aren’t luxury?  Think again!  Discover the “ship within a ship” option from the biggest names in cruising.  Get all the bells and whistles of the large cruise ships you love so much, such as broadway shows, casinos, and all the activities you could ever dream of, coupled with the concierge feel and small ship amenities often associated with the luxury cruise lines.

✅ Explore once-in-a-lifetime experiences with small expedition ships and luxury yachts.  With these small luxury ships, you can experience destinations such as The Amazon, the Kimberley in Australia, the Dalmatian Coast, South Pacific, and Indonesia to name but a few.


The best part?  I have all the resources you need to point you in the right direction.

Are you:

✔ A first-time cruiser looking for that perfect luxury cruise?

✔ A brand loyalist looking to see what's fresh and new with their favorite cruise line?

✔ Looking for something new in the luxury cruise space, whether it be a new off-the-beaten-path destination or a super-yacht experience?

Or maybe you're:

✔ An ocean cruiser wanting to dip your toe into river cruising?

✔ An adventurous cruiser exploring the next great destination such as Antarctica, The Galapagos, The Amazon, or beyond?

✔  A seasoned cruiser who wants to find the best option for your upcoming multi-generational family cruise?

Whatever it is, it’s time to find that next cruise, plan it and book it!

What's included in the free ticket?

All the main presentations from the cruise lines, available for 48 hours after they go live.

Free Facebook Group to connect and engage with like-minded travelers.

Special offers from the cruise lines - only available during this live 4-day virtual event.

Enter to win gift cards and other fun prizes - $25-$50 gift cards awarded by select cruise lines daily, just by attending and participating in the presentations!

What's included in the All-Access Pass?

All the main presentations are available for 30 days after they go live.

You'll also have access to our "Best of The River Cruise Summit" and "Best of The Expedition Cruise Summit" presentations from earlier this year.  Amazing presentation from the following cruise lines:

AmaWaterways - Egypt & the Nile

Emerald Waterways - The Mekong - Vietnam & Cambodia

Scenic River Cruises - Windmills, Tulips & Belgian Delights

Aurora Expeditions - The Russian Far East

Quark Expeditions - Western Arctic, Canada, Greenland & Iceland

Lindblad Expeditions - The Expedition Experience - The World Up Close AND The Under Waterworld of Lindblad Expeditions

Avalon Waterways - Active & Discovery on The Rhine

Seabourn - Norwegian Fjords to Antarctica aboard the Seabourn Venture

Budapest  - Hungarian Tourist Board.

Plus! You'll also get my Essential Guide to River Cruising, Essential Guide to Expedition Cruising as well as my European City guide collection of the top 8 port cities in Europe:  Amsterdam, Barcelona, Paris, London, Budapest, Rome, Lisbon, and Athens.

Meet your host:

Hi!  I’m Emma.  I'm the owner of A Passport to Travel and host of the virtual cruise event series The Cruise Summit.

With hundreds of choices of cruise lines and cruise ships sailing the seven seas, finding the perfect option can sometimes be overwhelming.  As a cruise-only travel agency, I help people choose, plan and book their next cruise vacation to best suit their own personal travel style.  And I can help you with yours!


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Here's what some of our past attendees had to say about The Cruise Summit:

"Given the fact that we haven’t been able to travel for the past year, I registered for The Cruise Summit purely for entertainment purposes and hadn’t given any thought about actually booking a trip. After listening to the presentations and talking with Emma, I decided there was no time like the present. Don't limit yourself only to known cruise lines/itineraries. Do your own research, but don't hesitate to ask the pros for advice.

The summit provided great information - especially for solo travelers - that allowed me to narrow down my preferred cruise lines and now I'm going to Antarctica!"

D. Thomas

"We were researching river cruises for about a year when we came across The Cruise Summit. It was confusing to compare all of the different cruise lines before we attended the summit. Watching all of the presentations was definitely more personal than looking at a bunch of different websites. Emma’s guidance throughout the process helped make our decision."

C. Menard

"A river cruise was on my bucket list for about a year when I came across The Cruise Summit. It was extremely informative and well-presented. I believe it’s important to gather as much information as possible when traveling out of the country. Between the summit and talking to Emma, I was able to gather all the information I needed, allowing me to make an informed decision and go on to book my cruise with confidence."

D. Caruso

"We found The Cruise Summit very enlightening. We didn’t know all the different qualities and characteristics of the lines and their major emphasis. We were also unaware of all the different itineraries available. Knowing this information allowed us to find a cruise line that suited our travel style and our budget. A word of advice: Watch them even if you think you know what you want, there is information inside that might change or add to your travel plans!"

A. Meade

"After doing about 8 months of research for a cruise, I found The Cruise Summit and attended the Expedition event. I watched all of the presentations and it was very helpful in clarifying all of the various types of expedition cruises available. Emma has all the answers - and she’s funny too!"

D. Walcher

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19 experts over 4 days will give you the low-down on each cruise line to help you pinpoint that next great cruise experience. 

Not your average online summit

You’ve probably seen a few virtual travel events pop up over the past year or so.

What makes this one different?

First, this summit was created specifically as a Luxury Cruise showcase.  This isn't a general travel show with last-minute cheap package deals to Mexico, all-inclusives in the Caribbean, or guided tours.  Every single presentation has been curated by me, and carefully crafted by the cruise lines SPECIFICALLY  for this event.

View the schedule
4 days
30 speakers
13 categories
Cruising the Galapagos with Celebrity Cruises 16 September 2021, 06:00 PM
Susanna Romero Director, Galapagos Sales & Communications with Celebrity Cruises, Celebrity Cruises
Prague, Czech Republic 14 September 2021, 04:00 PM
Michaela Claudino Director, Czech Tourism
Regent Seven Seas Cruises - An Unrivaled Experience 13 September 2021, 06:00 PM
Jodi Murphy Business Development Manager, Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Cruising during COVID - What you need to know before your first trip back 16 September 2021, 04:00 PM
Britton Frost Avid Cruiser

With 19 cruise lines represented, the information you're looking for is just a click away!

Our industry experts will be sharing everything that is new with their company.  New ships, new destinations, new health & safety protocols.  If you've been feeling washed out at sea for the past 18 months, it's time to come back to shore and re-immerse yourself in the world of cruising!

Meet the speakers

Still have questions?  We have answers!

Is this only for Luxury Cruises?

It sure is! There are a lot of offerings out there for general travel, but this one has been created specifically for anyone interested in exploring luxury cruising.

When is this whole thing happening?

The main portion of the summit runs from September 13-16, 2021. We'll kick off on September 13th at 10 am CST with ongoing discussion in the Facebook community throughout the whole event.

How long will the videos be available?

Each video will be available for 48-hours. However, you can grab the All-Access Pass to get access to all of the videos for 30 days as well as immediate access to the bonus content.

Will all the cruise lines get my email address?

No. You will NOT be added to any of the cruise lines' email marketing programs. If you like what you hear and want to learn more, you can go directly to their website and sign-up for their newsletter.

Learn more in our Privacy Policy

Are the presentations live?

To avoid tech glitches, save my sanity, and keep things easy for the speakers, the presentations are pre-recorded and will be released at the scheduled time. The live portion comes in with the speakers being available live in the chatbox when their presentation is released! 

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