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.

  • 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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  • May 03, 2017

    Andreas Chrysostomou becomes Vice President European Government and Public Affairs At CLIA Europe

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announces that Andreas Chrysostomou has joined the organization as Vice President, Public and Government Affairs for Europe. Chrysostomou will be responsible for managing the department of European Affairs covering these areas, including liaising with European institutions and other bodies or agencies. He will play a key part in leading CLIA Europe’s strategic advocacy vision and managing regulatory matters, legislative affairs, lobbying and public affairs. His work coordinated with a team of four experts will be shared with the global management.
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  • April 24, 2017

    CLIA Announces 2017 Cruise Industry Hall of Fame Award Winners at 13th Annual Cruise360 Conference

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is proud to announce the 2017 Cruise Industry Hall of Fame Award Winners. The awards recognize individuals and organizations whose efforts and accomplishments represent a significant contribution to the cruise industry. The 2017 Award Winners were honored at the Hall of Fame Cruise Industry Awards dinner during the CLIA Cruise360 conference in Fort Lauderdale, FL on Saturday, April 22, 2017.
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