• January 06, 2015

    Lorri Christou Joins CLIA as SVP, Strategic Marketing and Communications

    Lorri Christou joined Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) on December 1, 2014, as Senior Vice President, Strategic Marketing and Communications. She will design, lead and implement a comprehensive global communications strategy that promotes the association and ensures unified messaging across multiple stakeholders. This newly created position reports directly to the CEO and is based in Washington, DC.
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  • December 03, 2014

    CLIA to Consolidate Headquarters in Washington, DC; Cindy D’Aoust Joins CLIA as EVP of Membership and Operations

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) today announced that in 2015 it will consolidate its U.S. offices into a single location in Washington, DC.
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  • October 29, 2014

    Cruise Industry Honored with Marine Environmental Protection Award

    In recognition of the cruise industry’s efforts to preserve the marine environment, the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) has awarded Cruise Lines International Association with NAMEPA’s 2014 Marine Environment Protection Association Award.
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  • September 17, 2014

    Cruise Lines International Association Honored with Coveted Travel Industry Awards

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the world’s largest cruise industry trade association, announced today that it has received Gold and Silver Travel Weekly Magellan Awards in the publication’s prestigious annual travel industry competition. The Travel Weekly Magellan Awards honor the best in travel products and services.
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  • July 28, 2014

    INDULGE AND STAY FIT IN THE BEST WELLNESS FACILITIES AT SEA.

    While health and wellness are an important consideration for vacationers, a new survey shows Americans are reluctant to try new spa and fitness activities – 40 percent say they never try anything new, citing cost and availability as top barriers. However, staying fit on a cruise vacation has never been easier, according to Cruise Lines International Association, the world’s largest cruise organization. Expansive cruise ship fitness centers rival those on land – with the bonus of ocean views – and world-class shipboard spas boast the latest and greatest in relaxation, beauty and wellness treatments.
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  • July 21, 2014

    CLIA WELCOMES TWO PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROFESSIONALS

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced today that Elinore Boeke has joined the association as Director of Public Affairs, and Amanda Deatherage has joined as Manager of Public Affairs.
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  • June 19, 2014

    CLIA WELCOMES KIM HALL AS OPERATIONAL AND SECURITY DIRECTOR.

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) today announced that Kim Hall has joined the association as Director of Technical and Regulatory Affairs, Operational and Security. For the past three and a half years, Hall was Senior Analyst with the Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute (HSSAI), supporting DHS S&T, USCG Headquarters, USCG Atlantic Area, and the National Strike Force Coordination Center.
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  • June 05, 2014

    SECRETS TO A SUCCESSFUL FAMILY REUNION AT SEA

    Whether families are traveling to celebrate a special birthday, retirement, graduation, or simply to celebrate each other, a cruise vacation is sure to bring them closer together.
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  • May 05, 2014

    Literacy at Sea Celebration Makes a Big Splash with Support of Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation, Best-Selling Authors

    Miami, FL - A shared passion to promote literacy in Florida and across the nation was the inspiration behind a festive Miami Port event aboard the Carnival Breeze. The Literacy at Sea Celebration was hosted by the Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation (CICF) to support the work of the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. The national nonprofit, which is focused on providing young children and their low-literate parents the opportunity to learn together, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year with a series of special events.
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  • April 23, 2014

    “CLIA CRUISE WEEK” NEW NAME OF CLIA’S HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL ANNUAL NATIONAL CRUISE VACATION WEEK

    A new name is just the start of the excitement surrounding “CLIA Cruise Week,” formerly Cruise Lines International Association’s (CLIA) National Cruise Vacation Week. The promotion, which has been a public relations and sales success for agents, cruise lines and consumers for a decade, is now going global. While other CLIA associations outside of North America have held similar promotions under different names, to drive consistency in branding and greater consumer awareness, the promotion will now utilize the “CLIA Cruise Week” name internationally.
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  • April 22, 2014

    CLIA WELCOMES KIM HALL AS OPERATIONAL AND SECURITY DIRECTOR

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) today announced that Kim Hall has joined the association as Director of Technical and Regulatory Affairs, Operational and Security. For the past three and a half years, Hall was Senior Analyst with the Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute (HSSAI), supporting DHS S&T, USCG Headquarters, USCG Atlantic Area, and the National Strike Force Coordination Center.
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  • April 22, 2014

    Cruise Industry Highlights Ongoing Sustainability Efforts to Fully Protect Global Ocean Environment

    In commemoration of Earth Day, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) today highlighted the extensive efforts of the cruise industry and CLIA member lines to preserve and protect the environment.
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  • April 22, 2014

    CRUISE INDUSTRY HIGHLIGHTS ONGOING SUSTAINABILITY EFFORTS TO FULLY PROTECT GLOBAL OCEAN ENVIRONMENT.

    In commemoration of Earth Day, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) today highlighted the extensive efforts of the cruise industry and CLIA member lines to preserve and protect the environment.
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  • April 10, 2014

    CLIA CRUISE3SIXTY CONFERENCE CELEBRATES 10 YEARS OF SUCCESS, FOCUS ON FUTURE GROWTH

    One of the largest-ever number of industry delegates attended Cruise Lines International Association’s (CLIA) 10th Anniversary cruise3sixty conference and trade show April 2-6, at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. More than 1,800 delegates were registered for the annual event, which focuses on helping CLIA member agents boost their cruise industry knowledge and sales. Attendees hailed from across the United States, as well as Canada, Australia, Germany, Cayman Islands, Netherlands Antilles, Brazil, New Zealand, Kenya, Nigeria, China, British Virgin Islands and Malaysia.
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  • April 02, 2014

    NEW TRAINING AND WORKSHOPS AT CLIA’S 10th ANNIVERSARY CRUISE3SIXTY SET THE STAGE FOR NEXT DECADE OF TRAVEL AGENT SUCCESS

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) will launch 10 new travel agent training seminars plus offer more than 50 product, destination and professional development workshops during the 10th anniversary cruise3sixty conference and trade show. The 10 new one-hour classes will be the centerpiece of a total of 16 training education courses. For the first time, agents attending cruise3sixty will be able to earn a total of 150 CLIA certification credits toward their CLIA Accredited Cruise Counsellor (ACC) or Master Cruise Counsellor (MCC) designations. The conference begins Wednesday, April 2, 2014 and continues through Monday, April 7, 2014 at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL. In addition to professional development, cruise3sixty will offer a two-day trade show with more than 300 exhibiting companies, numerous networking events, 24 ships available for inspection, and the highly-anticipated CLIA Hall of Fame Dinner & Awards Gala.
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  • March 31, 2014

    CLIA UNVEILS IMPRESSIVE LINEUP OF GENERAL SESSIONS AND SPEAKERS FOR CRUISE3SIXTY’S 10TH ANNIVERSARY

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has assembled some of the travel industry’s top experts and speakers to be part of the 10th anniversary cruise3sixty conference and trade show, which is set to take place April 2-6, 2014 at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
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  • March 25, 2014

    QUICK LIKE A BUNNY: CLIA CRUISE LINES OFFER LAST-MINUTE AVAILABILITY ON SPRING BREAK DEPARTURES

    The Easter Bunny, parades, special Easter menus and egg decorating are just part of the festivities and family fun aboard select cruise ships exploring the world this April.
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  • March 11, 2014

    CLIA PRESIDENT AND CEO CHRISTINE DUFFY HIGHLIGHTS DYNAMIC GROWTH OF GLOBAL CRUISE INDUSTRY AT CRUISE SHIPPING MIAMI

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) President and CEO Christine Duffy today showcased the continued growth and bright future of the cruise industry during her keynote address which opened Cruise Shipping Miami, the premier annual event of the global cruise industry. Duffy also announced the establishment of CLIA’s 14th cruise association - CLIA Italy - which will further enable the global association to speak more powerfully and act more effectively as one industry with one voice in key markets around the world.
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  • March 11, 2014

    CLIA EXPANDS RESOURCES WITH NATIONAL ORGANIZATION IN ITALY

    CLIA’s President & CEO, Christine Duffy, today announced the establishment of CLIA Italy during her opening remarks in the State of the Industry session at the 30th Anniversary of Cruise Shipping Miami, the premier annual event of the worldwide cruise industry.
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  • March 10, 2014

    CLIA ANNOUNCES 2014 10th ANNUAL CRUISE INDUSTRY HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced today the inductees into the 2014 CLIA Hall of Fame. Howard Frank, Former Vice Chairman of the Board and Chief Operating Officer, Carnival Corporation & plc, current Chairman of the Board, Costa Crociere S.p.A, a unit of Carnival and Chairman, CLIA Board of Directors, the “Outstanding Cruise Industry Executive”; Uf Tukel and Don Walker, Co-Presidents and Founders of WMPH Vacations are “Outstanding Cruise Retailers”; and Brad and Jeff Tolkin, Co-Chairmen and CEOs of World Travel Holdings, are “Cruise Sales Innovators.” The 2014 inductees will be honored at a gala event on April 5, 2014 during the 10th anniversary cruise3sixty conference and trade show, taking place April 2-6, 2014 at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
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