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.

  • May 31, 2013

    CLIA Announces 2013 Ccruise Industry Hall of Fame Inductees

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has announced three inductees into the 2013 Cruise Industry Hall of Fame. Honored at the Hall of Fame Dinner & Awards gala at the ninth annual cruise3sixty conference at the Vancouver Convention Centre will be: Mark Conroy, executive advisor for Prestige Cruise Holdings and past president of Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Michelle Fee, CEO of CruisePlanners, and Michael Drever, past president, CEO and founder of Expedia CruiseShipCenters.
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  • May 22, 2013

    Cruise Industry Adopts Bill of Rights

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) today announced that its Board of Directors approved the adoption of a “Cruise Industry Passenger Bill of Rights” detailing CLIA members’ commitment to the safety, comfort and care of guests in a number of important areas.
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  • May 21, 2013

    Cruise3sixty Announces New Agent Educational Seminars

    With the goal of helping agents “take their business to the next level of success,” Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) will present a comprehensive training curriculum, including the introduction of six new courses at its annual cruise3sixty conference, June 19-23 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
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  • April 29, 2013

    CLIA Names Thomas Fischetti Chief Financial Officer

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) today announced that it has named Thomas Fischetti to the position of chief financial officer, reporting to CLIA President and CEO Christine Duffy. His responsibilities for the global cruise industry trade association include financial management, accounting, contracting and internal controls, IT, human resources and oversight of the association’s facilities.
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  • April 23, 2013

    Cruise Industry Gives Back Through Community Partnerships

    CLIA and its members headquartered in the Seattle area: Holland America Line, Seabourn, Windstar Cruises and Paul Gauguin Cruises, in partnership with volunteer organizers from Seattle Works and staff from Seattle Parks and Recreation, will be at Golden Gardens Park in Seattle on Tuesday, April 23, to participate in a park clean up event in honor of National Volunteer Week this week and Earth Day, April 22. Click below to listen to a special message from CLIA CEO Christine Duffy on this event:
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  • April 23, 2013

    Cruise Industry and Seattle Works Host Volunteer Event to Support Seattle Parks’ Restoration of Golden Gardens

    Over 50 volunteers participated today in Golden Gardens Park restoration efforts, hosted by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and its member lines Holland America Line, Seabourn, Windstar Cruises, and Paul Gauguin Cruises in partnership with volunteer organizers from Seattle Works, representatives from the Port of Seattle and staff from Seattle Parks and Recreation. The event included restoration of the park’s shoreline, dunes and wetland.
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