Cruise Research Society
Membership FAQs

Who can become CRS members?

Members of the association can be: individuals, legal persons of public and private law and other legal entities, provided that the membership complies and supports the association's objectives.  Those are outlines in the society's articles of association (Download PDF). 

What are the advantages of becoming a CRS member?

CRS membership offers the following benefits:

  • Full and exclusive access to a dedicated, competent network of cruise-tourism researchers and professionals
  • Considerable discounts for CRS-supported events and publications
  • Access to the CRS platform

What are the costs of CRS membership?

 Full members are charged an annual membership fee of € 40 (Student fee is € 20)

 What is the CRS platform?

The CRS platform is a fully-functional intranet environment offering the following functionality to the members of the society:

 Promotion:  

  • Members can promote their events and publications (not just internally but also externally)

 Communication:

CRS Members can:

  • Post messages on the blackboard, visible to all CRS members
  • Create discussions /chat forums
  • Upload their personal profile and details and manage their online account
  • Conveniently contact other CRS members (mailing lists)
     

Work-sharing & peer reviewing: 

  • Members can create virtual workspaces where they can upload files and share them with other members
  • Papers can be posted within the members' section and reviewed in a protected environment.  CRS members can comment on posted paper drafts and rate them ('amazon-style' functionality)

An introduction and user help with the CRS platform is available for download here (Link)

 How do I become a CRS member?

CRS membership requires a formal application (Download Form).  Should you have problems using the provided form, you can apply per email provided that your application contains your name, address and, where relevant the age and the profession of the applicant.  Given the scientific focus and non-profit character of the association, applications are reviewed on the basis of the applicant's ability to benefit from and support the association's purpose. The Executive Board decides on the application at its discretion. In rejecting the application, the Executive Board is not required to communicate its reasoning to the applicant.

When does the CRS membership end?

The membership ends:

  • Through resignation or death of a member:  A membership withdrawal comes in effect by providing a written statement to the Executive Board. It is valid only for the end of the calendar year requiring a notice period of three months
  • Through exclusion from the association: An exclusion can be decided by the Executive Board. The exclusion can occur when: a member, despite two reminders for payment of the contribution, still remains arrear with the debt, OR when a member acts against the interests and principles of the association