Cruise Industry Policies
Cruise Lines International Association was formed in 1975 in response to a need for an association to promote the special benefits of cruising and in 2006 merged with the International Council of Cruise Lines (ICCL), a sister entity created in 1990 and dedicated to participating in the regulatory and policy development process of the cruise industry. CLIA exists to promote a safe, secure and healthy cruise ship environment, educate and train its travel agent members, and promote and explain the value, desirability and affordability of the cruise vacation experience.
CLIA is the world’s largest cruise industry trade association with representation in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australasia. Dedicated to the promotion of a safe and secure cruise ship environment, CLIA members have no higher priority than the safety of guests and crew. With the advice and consent of its membership, CLIA advances policies intended to enhance shipboard safety, in some cases calling for best practices in excess of existing legal requirements.