Press Contacts

Travel Industry & Marketing

Sarah Kennedy – Manager, Public Relations & Marketing
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.

  • June 20, 2017

    Cruise Industry Reveals Fast Facts about the Small Ship Cruise Experience

    Interest in small ship cruising, traveling onboard ships with a smaller passenger capacity, is on the rise among travelers. The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the world’s largest cruise industry trade association, has uncovered some interesting facts about small ship cruising.
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  • June 02, 2017

    Cruise Lines International Association Announces Change to Leadership Team

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced today that Bud Darr, senior vice president, technical and regulatory affairs, will be leaving CLIA to assume a new role with MSC Group as Executive Vice President, Maritime Policy and Government Affairs.
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  • May 31, 2017

    CLIA Opens Registration for 2018 Cruise360 Conference in Fort Lauderdale

    Following the success of its 2017 event, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the unified voice and leading authority of the global cruise community, has opened registration for its annual Cruise360 conference taking place in Fort Lauderdale, FL, April 17-23, 2018, at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center.
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  • May 31, 2017

    Cruise Industry Promotes Eco-Friendly Travel and Environmental Conservation on World Environment Day and Beyond

    World Environment Day is being celebrated on June 5, 2017 and to celebrate the cruise industry is highlighting some of their best eco-friendly practices. From reduced emissions to recycling programs, the cruise industry takes proactive measures to preserve oceans while offering once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences for cruisers worldwide. Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the world’s largest cruise industry trade association, has highlighted some of the earth-friendly initiatives by CLIA Cruise Line Members.
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  • May 23, 2017

    Cruise Lines International Association Releases Official Global Passenger Numbers For 2016

    Today, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced the cruise industry has surpassed 2016 ocean cruise passenger projections, reaching 24.7 million cruise passengers globally up from a projection of 24.2 million. For 2017, based on current new vessel launch schedule and expected regional deployment, CLIA is projecting another positive year of growth for the industry with a passenger forecast of 25.8 million.
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  • May 18, 2017

    Cruise Lines International Association Announces New Online Certificate Program

    Bringing specialized certificate programs online, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has announced that travel agents can now expand their business with the new Meetings & Events at Sea Certificate Program. The program, designed in partnership with Meetings Professional International (MPI), will allow travel professionals the chance to become an expert in booking events on a cruise ship.
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