Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) today announced the addition of three Global Cruise Line Members: TUI Cruises, Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours, and Emerald Waterways. These three respected leaders in cruising join the growing number of CLIA’s Global Cruise Line Members, now totaling 31 cruise lines.
“As the global cruise industry continues to thrive, CLIA is honored to welcome prestigious cruise lines TUI Cruises, Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours, and Emerald Waterways as Global Cruise Line Members,” said Cindy D’Aoust, president and CEO, CLIA. “CLIA’s Global Cruise Line Members play a critical role in, not only our organization, but the cruise community as a whole and every cruise line member is vital in propelling our industry forward.”
The three lines, formerly Regional Cruise Line Members within CLIA, represent the global cruise industry’s ever-growing offerings with the addition of these ocean, river, and luxury lines exploring ports and destinations around the world.
About CLIA’s newest Global Cruise Line Members:
- TUI Cruises is a joint venture between TUI AG and Royal Caribbean, founded in April 2008. The line, offering cruises for the German-speaking market since 2009, designs every ship from bow to stern with well-being and relaxation in mind with destinations including among others Northern Europe, the Baltic Sea and the Mediterranean in summer and Canary Islands, the Orient, Asia, the Caribbean, and Central America in winter. TUI Cruises’ appeals to travelers with a focus on freedom, space, quality, and personal service. The premium all-inclusive concept offers large spa areas, numerous service restaurants, as well as a diverse and generous entertainment program that are already included in the paid travel price. Anchored in environmentally-friendly business practices, TUI Cruises is currently expanding with a new ship, the Mein Schiff 6, setting sail this year and broadening the fleet to six ships with around 14,000 beds. Two further new builds planned for 2018 and 2019 will successively replace Mein Schiff 1 and Mein Schiff 2. For more information, visit tuicruises.com.
- Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours, recently celebrated 30 years in business and offers both river and, in 2018, ocean cruises, with destinations around the world like Europe, including France and Portugal, and Asia. The company’s scenic ships are built for adventure and upholds a reputation for providing luxury, once-in-a-lifetime tours. From gliding down the European waterways on a Scenic Space-Ship or going on a South American adventure through the Amazon, Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours prides itself on offering a perfect adventure for every traveler. For more information, visit www.scenicusa.com.
- Emerald Waterways, as part of the Scenic Family of Brands and backed by award-winning expertise, Emerald Waterways represents Europe’s most stylish fleet, custom-built with a boutique hotel ambiance and fantastic features. The cruise line caters to the four-star plus market with an inclusive pricing plan using five-star ships and service and destinations like Amsterdam, Germany, and Hungary. For more information, visit www.emeraldwaterways.com.
About Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) – One Industry, One Voice
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is the world’s largest cruise industry trade association, providing a unified voice and leading authority of the global cruise community. The association has 15 offices globally with representation in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australasia. CLIA supports policies and practices that foster a safe, secure, healthy and sustainable cruise ship environment for the more than 24 million passengers who cruise annually and is dedicated to promote the cruise travel experience. Members are comprised of the world's most prestigious ocean, river and specialty cruise lines; a highly trained and certified travel agent community; and cruise line suppliers and partners, including ports & destinations, ship development, suppliers and business services. The organization’s mission is to be the unified global organization that helps its members succeed by advocating, educating and promoting for the common interests of the cruise community. For more information, visit www.cruising.org or follow Cruise Lines International Association on CLIA Facebook and Twitter pages.