French America Line Joins CLIA as Newest Regional Cruise Line Members

Aug 24, 2016

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has announced the addition of new Regional Cruise Line Member – French America Line, America’s premium river cruise tour. The river cruise company joins the growing number of CLIA Cruise Line Members, totaling 62 cruise lines.

“We are pleased to have French America Line join our cruise community, and look forward to helping connect them with the travel agent community,” said Cindy D’Aoust, president and CEO, CLIA. “Their participation with CLIA helps to advance our goal to represent the entire cruise community and unify our industry.”

Regional Cruise Line Members have access to thousands of CLIA Travel Agency and Agent Members as well as the opportunity to tap the vast marketing, promotional and event activities across CLIA’s European offices.

The world’s newest cruise line, French America Line was created to introduce a new era of premium U.S. river voyages with the launch of the elegant flagship Louisiane. The intimate ship accommodates a maximum of 150 guests in 75 stylish suites and staterooms with unobtrusive service from a U.S. crew of 64. Inaugural sailings begin September 2016 aboard the charming ship brimming with French flair and signature experiences celebrating regional food, music and history. Engaging itineraries on America’s most iconic rivers and waterways ranging from five to 10 days will present guests with unique insights into life along the Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee, Cumberland and Red rivers, visiting places where larger riverboats simply cannot navigate. Departures aboard Louisiane for 2017 will be available in early August 2016. To learn more, visit www.frenchamericaline.com.

To learn more about becoming a CLIA Cruise Line Member and view the full list of CLIA Cruise Line Members, visit http://cruising.org/cruise-vacationer/member-cruise-lines.

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 23 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.

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