Press Contacts

Travel Industry & Marketing

Sarah Kennedy – Manager, Public Relations & Marketing
Tel: 703-628-7389 

Industry Policies/Regulatory & Legislative Issues

Catharine Montgomery – Director of Public Affairs
Tel: 202-759-6758

Press Releases

Stay on top of the latest information about CLIA and the cruise industry by checking out our most recent press releases below.

  • May 03, 2016

    New to Cruising? CLIA Travel Agents Reveal Best Tips for First-Time Cruisers

    This summer, there are more first-time cruisers ready to embark on the joys and possibilities of a cruise vacation than ever before. In fact, according to Cruise Critic®, the world's leading cruise reviews site and online cruise community, a quarter of all visitors to are new to cruising and searching for help in planning a cruise vacation, ranging from choosing the right ship to planning on-board and in-port activities.
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  • May 02, 2016

    Cruise Lines International Association Names Senior Vice President, Membership Operations

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced that Caroline Johnson has joined the organization as Senior Vice President, Membership Operations. Johnson will be responsible for leading membership strategy, planning and business operations in North America.
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  • April 26, 2016

    CLIA Releases Second Quarterly Travel Agent Cruise Industry Outlook Report

    Today, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) released the second Travel Agent Cruise Industry Outlook Report of 2016, revealing economic trends are positively impacting cruise travel, travelers are cruising closer to home and demand for river cruises continues. The report, which was conducted in February, is the second in an ongoing quarterly research study from CLIA, designed to forecast trends in the cruise industry among the travel agent community.
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  • April 22, 2016

    Cruise Industry Honors Earth Day by Reaffirming its Commitment to the Environment

    In recognition of this year’s Earth Day, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) today reaffirms its commitment and efforts toward environmental stewardship. The cruise industry takes seriously its great responsibility to preserve and protect the environment, which is fundamental to the industry and essential to providing enjoyable travel experiences for the 24 million passengers who will cruise this year.
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  • April 22, 2016

    Cruise Lines International Association Releases Statement on Cuba

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) welcomes the Cuban government’s positive and fair decision to allow all American citizens equal opportunity to visit Cuba. The cruise industry understands the power that travel has to bring learning and understanding between nations and cultures. Further, CLIA fully supports the rights of all people to travel freely and have the opportunity to experience a wide range of destinations. Every step that nations take towards open access and free interchange between citizens is a step in the right direction.
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  • April 20, 2016

    Cruise Lines International Association Takes 2016 Plan A Cruise Month Campaign Global

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the unified voice and leading authority of the global cruise community, has announced its annual Plan a Cruise Month campaign (October) will become a global initiative, expanding upon previous year’s individual efforts from CLIA offices around the world.
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