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 30, 2013

    Cruise Industry Forms Global Trade Association

    WASHINGTON, D.C., December 17, 2012 – Nine cruise industry associations today announced they have agreed to operate under a common organization with a unified structure to serve as the voice and advocacy leader of the global cruise industry. The associations are Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), European Cruise Council (ECC), Asia Cruise Association (ACA), Passenger Shipping Association (PSA/ACE), France’s AFCC, Brazil’s ABREMAR, Northwest and Canada Cruise Association (NWCCA), Alaska Cruise Association (ACA), and International Cruise Council Australasia (ICCA).
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  • March 06, 2013

    CLIA Expands with National Organization in Germany

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) today announced the establishment of CLIA Germany at the world’s biggest tourism fair ITB Berlin 2013. The new national association will be headquartered in Hamburg and will be chaired by Michael Ungerer, CEO of AIDA Cruises. This follows CLIA’s Jan. 30 announcement of its expanded resources in Europe with CLIA Germany joining CLIA UK and Ireland and CLIA Netherlands as a part of CLIA’s newly established global structure.
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  • March 04, 2013

    CLIA Backs Global Effort to Facilitate Shore Leave for Crewmembers

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) today announced its support of efforts being led by the International Shipping Federation (ISF) to facilitate shore leave for seafarers. These efforts are being made through a request that port States make provisions for crewmembers to be able to apply for visas upon arrival in port or very shortly before arrival if the port State requires a visa for shore leave.
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