• April 22, 2010

    CRUISING AND CONSERVATION: CRUISE LINES COMMEMORATE EARTH DAY

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) today marked Earth Day 2010, the 40th anniversary of the first Earth Day, by taking note of the industry’s continued environmental progress and innovation.
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  • April 13, 2010

    CLIA’S CRUISE3SIXTY IN VANCOUVER A SELLOUT

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has closed registration for cruise3sixty 2010, June 2-6 in Vancouver, with over 1,400 travel agents registered, marking another sellout for the cruise industry’s largest annual conference and trade show. The response of the agent community is matched by cruise line and supplier participation in the trade show where only a very limited amount of space remained available at press time. CLIA will maintain a waiting list for agents who had not registered by today, should cancellations occur.
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  • April 07, 2010

    CLIA NAMES NEW MEMBERS TO TRAVEL AGENT ADVISORY BOARD

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has announced a new Travel Agent Advisory Board (TAAB) to serve the association from 2010 to 2012. Created in 2004 to provide a strategic travel agent perspective on cruise industry issues and trends, TAAB members represent the entire spectrum of cruise selling operations, from independent home-based retailers to online agencies to major “bricks and mortar” travel retailers. Members also serve as CLIA spokespersons on the occasions when media request a travel agent viewpoint.
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  • April 05, 2010

    CLIA TAPS CARNIVAL CORP.’S HOWARD FRANK TO BE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced today that Howard S. Frank, vice chairman of the board and chief operating officer of Carnival Corporation & plc, has been named chairman of the association’s board of directors. He has served on the committee for a number of years and, in a normal rotation of responsibilities, succeeds Gregg Michel of Crystal Cruises who has served as chairman since 2008.
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  • March 29, 2010

    CLIA UNVEILS NEWLY ENHANCED ONLINE CLIA ACADEMY

    In its ongoing effort to make valuable training and Certification more convenient, easy and efficient, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has announced a major enhancement to www.CLIAacademy.com, the highly utilized online resource where travel agents can register for courses, enroll in Certification programs, take examinations online, access transcripts and link to other useful information.
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  • March 16, 2010

    SMALL SHIP CRUISING: SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE, WITH INTIMACY, COMFORT AND LUXURY

    Adventure, luxury, fine dining, worldwide itineraries of every length, exceptional value: the extraordinarily diverse menu of small ship cruises offered by members of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) features virtually all the choices and experiences found on larger vessels.
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  • March 15, 2010

    CLIA'S 35TH ANNIVERSARY PUTS SPOTLIGHT ON REMARKABLE STORY OF GROWTH & EVOLUTION OF CRUISE INDUSTRY

    From 30,000-ton converted transatlantic steamers carrying a few hundred passengers to 225,000-ton vessels carrying 5,400 guests; from small inside cabins to exclusive duplex suites; from one or two main dining rooms to dozens of eclectic culinary venues, including celebrity chef signature restaurants; from shuffleboard and ping pong to wave riding, waterparks, rock climbing, bowling and ice skating; from tiny windowless gyms to 20,000-square foot luxury spas: Cruising is not what it used to be.
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  • March 10, 2010

    CRUISE LINES REPORT STRONG BOOKINGS DURING CLIA'S 2010 'WAVE SEASON'

    Heading into the homestretch of the industry's biggest promotional period of the year, member companies of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) report strong bookings, sparking further optimism for sales in 2010. "Wave Season," the period between January and March when cruise lines and their travel agent partners showcase the full scope and variety of cruise vacations through exceptional special offers, typically generates the highest sales volume of any time of year.
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  • March 08, 2010

    CLIA CALLS FOR NOMINATIONS FOR 2010 CRUISE INDUSTRY HALL OF FAME

    As momentum builds quickly around cruise3sixty 2010, to be held for the first time in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, June 2-6, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is calling for all members, including cruise lines, suppliers and CLIA’s travel agent members, to submit names for nomination into the 2010 Cruise Industry Hall of Fame.
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  • March 04, 2010

    Pioneering Everest Climber And Adventurer To Deliver Keynote Address June 5 At cruise3sixty In Vancouver

    Alison Levine is no stranger to risk-taking. She has survived sub-zero temperatures, hurricane-force winds, sudden avalanches, and a career on Wall Street. This June she will face an eager and appreciative cruise industry audience of thousands when she delivers the keynote address at Cruise Lines International Association's (CLIA) cruise3sixty conference, June 2-6 in Vancouver. The conference is dedicated to honoring women who have made major contributions to the world of business and the cruise industry.
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  • February 18, 2010

    THE INCOMPARABLE EXPERIENCE – AND BUILT-IN VALUE – OF TRANSOCEAN CRUISING

    Today's world of cruising is global, with many members of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) offering voyages in Alaska, the Caribbean, Europe, South America, Asia, the South Pacific and beyond. As cruise ships large and small are seasonally repositioned from one cruising destination to another, vacationers have dozens of opportunities to enjoy one of life's most memorable and unique experiences – a voyage by ship from one continent to another.
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  • February 10, 2010

    CLIA’S CRUISE3SIXTY 2010 PROVIDES THE MOST EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS EVER OFFERED

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is taking advantage of its cruise3sixty, the industry’s leading annual conference and trade show, to provide travel agents with more opportunities to learn and become Certified in the shortest amount of time.
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  • February 08, 2010

    CLIA’S CRUISE3SIXTY 2010 TO RECOGNIZE WOMEN LEADERS

    With registrations already topping 1,100, Cruise Lines International Association’s sixth annual cruise3sixty – June 2-6 in Vancouver – is shaping up, once again, to be the “gold standard” of 2010 travel industry events.
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  • February 01, 2010

    SEND THE ULTIMATE VALENTINE: A ROMANTIC CRUISE TO THE WORLD’S MOST ROMANTIC PLACES

    Whether it’s a last minute impulse or careful planning ahead, there is no better time than now – while love is in the air this Valentine’s Day – to choose a romantic cruise. Member companies of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) are making it easy to find the perfect voyage for two – with breakfast in bed, dining under the stars and dancing til dawn - and incredible value at the same time.
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  • January 20, 2010

    THE STATE OF THE CRUISE INDUSTRY IN 2010: CONFIDENT AND OFFERING NEW SHIPS, INNOVATION AND EXCEPTIONAL VALUE

    Having weathered perhaps the most challenging 18 months in its history, the cruise industry as represented by Cruise Lines International Association's (CLIA) member lines, is looking ahead with optimism and a proud sense of accomplishment. CLIA, its member lines and travel agents, have adapted quickly and effectively to the global economic downturn in order to keep ships sailing at full capacity throughout 2009 and expect continued growth in 2010.
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  • January 06, 2010

    CRUISE LINES INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION (CLIA) LAUNCHES NEW AND IMPROVED WEBSITE

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) today introduced a new and improved website designed to help travel agents and consumers navigate with ease. The site’s “Agency/Agent” and “Vacation/Consumer” sections have been completely redesigned, with a revamped “Regulatory” section to follow.
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  • December 09, 2009

    AS A SOURCE OF PASSENGERS AND APPEALING CRUISE ITINERARIES, CANADA'S IMPORTANCE TO CRUISE INDUSTRY CONTINUES TO GROW

    In 2009, over 775,000 Canadians are forecast to take a cruise on Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) member cruise ships, triple the number from ten years ago and a 9.2 percent increase over 2008. They will represent 25.5 percent of all internationally sourced (non-U.S.) cruise vacationers.
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  • November 30, 2009

    CLIA APPLAUDS AMERICAN EXPRESS FOR URGING AGENTS TO PURSUE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has applauded the decision by American Express Travel to enable its travel specialists to enroll in CLIA certification programs.
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  • November 11, 2009

    CLIA AGENCIES IN U.S. AND CANADA GENERATE MILLIONS IN SALES DURING “WORLD LARGEST CRUISE NIGHT”

    onsumers may continue to have concerns about their budgets but they recognize and take advantage of outstanding value, according to Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). A survey of agents and agencies* participating in World’s Largest Cruise Night (WLCN) events on October 14 and/or online, or virtual, promotions throughout October indicates more than $45 million in actual and anticipated cruise vacation sales related to WLCN, resulting in almost $6 million in travel agent commissions.
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  • October 27, 2009

    TOP TEN REASONS TO CRUISE FOR THE WINTER HOLIDAYS

    The members of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) celebrate the winter holidays all over the world with style and festive spirit. For those who need a reason to pack up the family and take a Hanukkah, Christmas or New Year’s cruise this holiday season, here are the top ten:
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