Press Contacts

Travel Industry & Marketing

Sarah Kennedy – Director, Public Relations
Tel: 703-628-7389 
skennedy@cruising.org 

Industry Policies/Regulatory & Legislative Issues

Catharine Montgomery – Director of Public Affairs
Tel: 202-759-6758
cmontgomery@cruising.org

Press Releases

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

  • April 22, 2014

    CRUISE INDUSTRY HIGHLIGHTS ONGOING SUSTAINABILITY EFFORTS TO FULLY PROTECT GLOBAL OCEAN ENVIRONMENT.

    In commemoration of Earth Day, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) today highlighted the extensive efforts of the cruise industry and CLIA member lines to preserve and protect the environment.
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  • April 10, 2014

    CLIA CRUISE3SIXTY CONFERENCE CELEBRATES 10 YEARS OF SUCCESS, FOCUS ON FUTURE GROWTH

    One of the largest-ever number of industry delegates attended Cruise Lines International Association’s (CLIA) 10th Anniversary cruise3sixty conference and trade show April 2-6, at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. More than 1,800 delegates were registered for the annual event, which focuses on helping CLIA member agents boost their cruise industry knowledge and sales. Attendees hailed from across the United States, as well as Canada, Australia, Germany, Cayman Islands, Netherlands Antilles, Brazil, New Zealand, Kenya, Nigeria, China, British Virgin Islands and Malaysia.
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  • April 02, 2014

    NEW TRAINING AND WORKSHOPS AT CLIA’S 10th ANNIVERSARY CRUISE3SIXTY SET THE STAGE FOR NEXT DECADE OF TRAVEL AGENT SUCCESS

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) will launch 10 new travel agent training seminars plus offer more than 50 product, destination and professional development workshops during the 10th anniversary cruise3sixty conference and trade show. The 10 new one-hour classes will be the centerpiece of a total of 16 training education courses. For the first time, agents attending cruise3sixty will be able to earn a total of 150 CLIA certification credits toward their CLIA Accredited Cruise Counsellor (ACC) or Master Cruise Counsellor (MCC) designations. The conference begins Wednesday, April 2, 2014 and continues through Monday, April 7, 2014 at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL. In addition to professional development, cruise3sixty will offer a two-day trade show with more than 300 exhibiting companies, numerous networking events, 24 ships available for inspection, and the highly-anticipated CLIA Hall of Fame Dinner & Awards Gala.
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  • March 31, 2014

    CLIA UNVEILS IMPRESSIVE LINEUP OF GENERAL SESSIONS AND SPEAKERS FOR CRUISE3SIXTY’S 10TH ANNIVERSARY

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has assembled some of the travel industry’s top experts and speakers to be part of the 10th anniversary cruise3sixty conference and trade show, which is set to take place April 2-6, 2014 at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
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  • March 25, 2014

    QUICK LIKE A BUNNY: CLIA CRUISE LINES OFFER LAST-MINUTE AVAILABILITY ON SPRING BREAK DEPARTURES

    The Easter Bunny, parades, special Easter menus and egg decorating are just part of the festivities and family fun aboard select cruise ships exploring the world this April.
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  • March 11, 2014

    CLIA PRESIDENT AND CEO CHRISTINE DUFFY HIGHLIGHTS DYNAMIC GROWTH OF GLOBAL CRUISE INDUSTRY AT CRUISE SHIPPING MIAMI

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) President and CEO Christine Duffy today showcased the continued growth and bright future of the cruise industry during her keynote address which opened Cruise Shipping Miami, the premier annual event of the global cruise industry. Duffy also announced the establishment of CLIA’s 14th cruise association - CLIA Italy - which will further enable the global association to speak more powerfully and act more effectively as one industry with one voice in key markets around the world.
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