Press Contacts

Travel Industry & Marketing

Sarah Kennedy – Director, Public Relations
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.

  • October 14, 2015

    Cruising For The Health-Conscious Traveler - Cruise Lines International Association Shares the Latest Healthy Cruise Options

    October is National Plan a Cruise Month and Cruise Lines International Association(CLIA) is sharing the best cruise travel tips for health-conscious travelers. From specialty cruises focused on well being to rejuvenating onboard spa treatments, there has never been more options to stay fit and healthy while traveling on a cruise vacation.
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  • October 13, 2015

    Cruise Lines International Association Announces 2015 CLIA Executive Partner Summit

    Registration is now open for Cruise Lines International Association’s (CLIA) 2015 CLIA Executive Partner Summit, taking place October 27-29, 2015, in Miami, FL. The summit will offer networking events, engaging seminars and opportunities to hear directly from cruise line members and industry leaders.
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  • October 07, 2015

    Amazing and Unexpected Cruise Travel Destinations

    It is National Plan a Cruise Month and the cruise industry is celebrating by unveiling the eleven most amazing and unexpected cruise destinations. While Caribbean paradises may be the first cruise destination to come to mind for many, cruise lines are continually expanding cruise locales to include hidden gems of the world and surprising locations. In fact, according to Cruise Lines International Association’s (CLIA) 2015 State of the Cruise Industry report, there are nearly 1,000 cruise ports and destinations around the world – which is predicted to continue to grow as cruise ships sail both rivers and oceans striving to deliver brand new cruise vacation experiences for travelers.
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  • October 01, 2015

    National Plan A Cruise Month Kicks Off #Cruisesmile: A Chance To Win One Of 31 Amazing Cruise Vacations

    October is National Plan a Cruise Month and the cruise industry is celebrating by launching #CruiseSmile, a simple and exciting chance to win one of 31 cruise vacations from 23 different cruise lines awarded each day, from October 1 through October 31, 2015. Anyone can enter each day during the sweepstakes by simply submitting a photo featuring a ‘cruise smile’ at, or posting their ‘cruise smile’ on Twitter or Instagram using #CruiseSmile and #Sweepstakes. Participants will have the opportunity to share their posts for more chances to win.
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  • October 01, 2015

    Congress Introduces Resolution Inaugurating October As Cruise Travel Professional Month

    A resolution introduced today in the U.S. House of Representatives designates October as “Cruise Travel Professional Month,” acknowledging “the creativity and professionalism of the men and women of the Cruise Travel Professional community.” The resolution was introduced by Representatives Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) and Corinne Brown (D-FL) with the support of three original co-sponsors.
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  • September 23, 2015

    Take a Bite Out of Surprising Cuisine Finds at Sea - Cruise Lines International Association Uncovers Cruise Line Culinary Delights

    October is National Plan a Cruise Month and the cruise industry is celebrating every aspect of cruising, especially cruise cuisine. Today’s cruise traveler knows one thing about cruise cuisine – expect the unexpected. Much to a cruise traveler’s benefit, most cruise lines now offer a wealth of options to satisfy any appetite and please any palate. From specialty menus to made-to-order dishes, there is a wide range of dining options aboard a ship that may surprise even the most seasoned traveler.
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