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 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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  • January 28, 2015

    Nominations Are Open for the Eleventh Annual CLIA Hall Of Fame Awards

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has opened nominations for the eleventh annual CLIA Hall of Fame Awards recognizing individuals, both past and present, whose efforts and accomplishments represent a significant contribution to the cruise industry. Nominations are due no later than February 12, 2015, and will be accepted through submissions at
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  • January 23, 2015

    CLIA Announces New Individual Agent Member Program Benefits

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the world’s largest cruise trade association, today unveiled new Individual Agent Membership benefits available at All 26 CLIA North American Cruise Line Members are now offering an unprecedented number of special offers valued at an estimated $5,000. These offers, exclusively for 2015 CLIA agent members, include agent bonus commissions, reduced rate cruises for agent personal travel, priority FAM trip invitations and special benefits for CLIA-certified agent members.
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