Oct 29, 2012

Washington, DC — October 29, 2012 — “The safety of passengers and crew is the cruise industry’s number one priority. Cruise ships have access to state-of-the-art weather forecasting resources and sophisticated routing tools to make decisions on whether a ship should leave port and the course those at sea should take. With regard to decisions pertaining to departures and arrivals and a ship’s itinerary in or near severe weather conditions, CLIA’s members maintain close communication with local port authorities and government agencies, including the United States Coast Guard. All of this input guides their planning to help enhance safety and minimize disruption, which may include diversion, remaining in port or putting to sea depending on the circumstances.”

Press Contacts

Travel Industry & Marketing

Sarah Kennedy – Director, Public Relations
Tel: 703-628-7389 

Industry Policies/Regulatory & Legislative Issues

Catharine Montgomery – Director of Public Affairs
Tel: 202-759-6758