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.

  • March 23, 2015

    Indulge and Stay Fit in the Best Wellness Facilities at Sea

    While health and wellness are an important consideration for vacationers, a new survey shows Americans are reluctant to try new spa and fitness activities – 40 percent say they never try anything new, citing cost and availability as top barriers.
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  • March 12, 2015

    CLIA Announces Its Diamond Elite and Diamond Executive Partner Members

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is pleased to announce its Diamond Elite and Diamond Executive Partner Members. CLIA has seen an increase in membership since restructuring and enhancing the 2015 Executive Partner program. New benefits include exclusive networking events and educational offerings. Today, 275 CLIA Executive Partners unite ports, destinations, travel operators, technical and supply chain providers and business service providers with cruise lines and CLIA’s travel agent and agency members to create targeted communities committed to the growth of the cruise industry.
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  • March 10, 2015

    Five Tips for Planning a Cruise with Tough-to-Please Teens

    Traveling with teenagers can be challenging, as any parent who has ever tried to sightsee with a scowling, foot-dragging, eye-rolling, fledgling-adult can attest. “You’re looking at Ephesus and they’re whining and asking ‘why are we here?’ says Candyce Stapen, a family travel expert and USA Today travel editor. “And if your teenager is unhappy, you will be too.” Cruising can be an ideal solution for teens, says Stapen. However, there are some important things to keep in mind when planning a cruise getaway with teens that the whole family can enjoy.
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  • March 03, 2015

    12 Healthy Reasons To Take A Cruise Vacation

    According to a recent study, cruise travelers rank an ocean cruise as the best overall vacation experience.1 In addition to being fun, a cruise vacation provides a number of health benefits which are supported by third party research. Today, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) revealed 12 reasons why taking a cruise is a great choice for vacationing and the overall health of the cruise traveler.
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  • February 19, 2015

    Charles Sylvia Joins CLIA as Vice President of Trade Relations

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is excited to announce that Charles Sylvia will be joining CLIA on March 2, 2015, as Vice President of Trade Relations.
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  • February 12, 2015


    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has announced CroisiEurope, Europe’s largest river cruise line, has joined as a Global Cruise Line Member. CLIA now has 27 global cruise line members. As a CLIA Global Cruise Line Member, cruise lines are offered a range of benefits, including access to CLIA travel agent and agency members, and marketing and promotional activities across CLIA’s 15 offices around the world.
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