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, 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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  • May 04, 2017

    CLIA Releases First Cruise Industry Consumer Outlook

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) released the first Cruise Industry Consumer Outlook of 2017, revealing traveler insights, outlook, and attitudes regarding cruising and land-based travel. This is the first in an installment of three 2017 outlooks and was conducted in partnership with J.D. Power to gain insight into consumer travel behaviors and opinions. This installment found that cruise popularity is on the rise amongst consumers and there is a surge of interest in cruise travel, among other key points.
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  • May 03, 2017

    National Travel Agent Day: Five Reasons to Book A Cruise Vacation with a Travel Agent

    National Travel Agent Day is May 3, 2017 and Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is celebrating the more than 25,000 CLIA-member travel agents globally that help to navigate the many cruise choices for passengers. When it comes to cruise travel, travel agents truly are the matchmakers helping to connect vacation seekers with the best cruise vacation experience. In fact, last year more than 82 percent of cruise vacations were booked with the help of knowledgeable cruise travel agents.
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