• September 16, 2009

    CLIA Launches New Online Resource for Agent Members

    Committed to providing its members with every possible tool and convenience for maximizing productivity and profits, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has introduced another resource to its online Travel Agent Center.
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  • September 09, 2009

    Tying the knot at Sea

    Over 60 percent of travel agents report their cruise wedding business has increased in the last two years. Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) member lines report increases of as much as 60 percent in the last decade.
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  • August 24, 2009

    Avalon Waterways Joins CLIA's Growing Membership of Small Ship/River Cruise Companies

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) today announced that award-winning small ship cruise company, Avalon Waterways has joined its membership. Avalon Waterways, with 37 offices worldwide, is based in Littleton, Colorado, and offers river and small ship cruises in Europe, China, Egypt and the Galápagos. Avalon Waterways' young fleet consists of eight Avalon ships in Europe that feature state-of-the-art design and technology and house the largest staterooms boasting floor-to-ceiling windows and panoramic sliding glass doors.
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  • August 19, 2009

    CLIA Announces Special Incentive for New 2010 Memberships

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has opened its 2010 agency membership enrollment, providing new enrollees the unparalleled opportunity to receive the entire platform of exclusive CLIA benefits for as many as 16 months for the price of a 2010 membership.
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  • August 12, 2009

    CLIA’s ‘World’s Largest Cruise Night’ 2009 -- October 14

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) member lines and their travel agent partners are staying ahead of the curve on economic recovery by taking charge of the rebound. The single biggest cruise promotion of the year – "World’s Largest Cruise Night"on October 14 – is designed to help agents set the stage for 2010 by selling a record number of cruise vacations in a single 24 hour period.
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  • August 04, 2009

    Business and Social Group Market Represents Growth Area for Cruise Industry

    Group travel is an increasingly important segment of the cruise industry and, as the economy turns around, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) members are well positioned to take advantage of new demand. According to CLIA, group travel of all kinds already accounts for nearly 25 percent of yearly passenger volume, depending on the line. The industry is predicting that more than 13 million people will cruise in 2009.
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  • August 04, 2009

    Cruise Lines Cater to Groups of Every Size and Purpose

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  • August 04, 2009

    Cruise Lines Cater to Groups of Every Size and Purpose

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  • July 29, 2009

    Cruise Lines Generate Record $40 Billion Contribution to U.S. Economy in 2008

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  • July 08, 2009

    Cruise Lines International Association Statement on the Introduction of the Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act of 2009

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  • June 11, 2009

    Cruise Lines International Association Statement on the World Health Organization Pandemic Alert Phase 6

    The Cruise Lines International Association released the following statement in regards to the World Health Organization pandemic alert Phase 6: "The World Health Organization's (WHO) decision to raise the current level of influenza pandemic alert from Phase 5 to Phase 6 reflects the spread of the disease, not the severity. WHO also continues to recommend no restrictions on travel. CLIA member lines already have instituted enhanced screening procedures on a global basis to help prevent the introduction and/or spread of Influenza A (H1N1) on board cruise ships. These procedures are working.
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  • June 10, 2009

    Cruise Lines International Association Discusses Industry's Environmental Commitment at Oceans Week 2009

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Executive Vice President Michael Crye discussed today the cruise industry’s commitment to protecting the environment, highlighting efforts targeted at reducing cruise lines’ footprint in the world’s oceans. Crye’s remarks came during a panel presentation at Capitol Hill Ocean Week 2009. “The health of the world’s oceans is vital to the success of the cruise business,” Crye said. “The cruise industry has made substantial and comprehensive investments in technology and operating practices to go above and beyond regulations.
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  • June 08, 2009

    Cruise Lines International Association Launches ‘You Deserve A Cruise’ Platform for CLIA Member Agencies to Promote Cruise & Travel

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and its member lines have announced a summer-long “You Deserve a Cruise” promotion designed to help travel agents to sell more cruises by convincing consumers that they have earned the right to take a break from the stresses of today’s challenges and that travel is not only beneficial to them but to their country as well. From today through August 31, 2009, CLIA will target families, singles, seniors, first-time cruisers, honeymooners and groups of all descriptions with the message, “Now more than ever, a vacation is what you really need
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  • June 08, 2009

    ‘You Deserve a Cruise’ Take a Break – It’s Good For You, Good For Your Country, It’s Affordable and You’ve Earned it

    “When times are tough, a well-deserved vacation is essential therapy; it even helps your country, and there is no easier, more enjoyable and affordable way to reconnect, reflect and renew, than on a cruise.” That is the key message of the summer-long “You Deserve a Cruise” promotion just announced by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and its member lines. From today through August 31, 2009, families, singles, seniors, first-time cruisers, honeymooners and groups of all descriptions will discover the important therapeutic benefits of vacationing as they take advantage of u
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  • May 01, 2009

    Cruise Lines Enhance Screening Protocols To Protect Public Health

    The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) today announced that its member lines have adopted and begun employing enhanced screening procedures on a global basis to help prevent the introduction and/or spread of Influenza A (H1N1) on board cruise ships.
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  • April 27, 2009

    Cruise Lines International Association Statement on Recent Cases of Swine Influenza

    The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) released the following statement today regarding global concerns of the Swine Flu and the CDC’s April 27, 2009 Traveler’s Health Alert Notice: “While no cases of Swine Flu aboard cruise ships or in cruise ports have been reported, the cruise industry is consulting closely with public health officials and government agencies, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to monitor the situation. “CLIA member cruise lines go to
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  • April 22, 2009

    Cruise Lines Commemorate Earth Day

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) President and CEO Terry Dale today marked Earth Day 2009 by taking note of the industry’s environmental progress and innovation over the past year, and highlighting new EPA regulations that comprehensively regulate the wastewater discharges from all marine vessels including cruise ships. “Our industry recognizes and appreciates its responsibility in mitigating our environmental impact on Earth Day and every other day,” said Terry Dale.
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  • April 21, 2009

    CLIA Online Training Seminar Available in Spanish

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has announced that its online seminar “Cruise Vacations – An Introduction” is now offered in Spanish as well as English. “Vacaciones En Crucero – Introducción” is a comprehensive overview of the tools required to successfully sell cruise products, identify customers and their motivations, apply proven strategies to increase cruise sales, match clients with the right cruise product, and use “insider” secrets to selling the cruise experience.
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  • April 20, 2009

    CLIA Offers ‘Fast Track’ to Training and Profits with Trainfest 2009

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) once again will take training on the road this summer as TrainingFest, a two-day seminar program and trade show, visits 12 cities across the United States and into Canada. TrainingFest enables agents to earn up to 70 credits toward CLIA Certification by choosing up to four of eight seminars offered during the two-day period. New this year will be “Who Are You?
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  • April 09, 2009

    Full Speed Ahead for Cruise3Sixty 2010

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) today opened registration for cruise3sixty 2010 only days after the conclusion of a record-breaking conference in Fort Lauderdale . For the first time ever, CLIA will hold cruise3sixty, the cruise industry’s largest annual event, in Vancouver , Canada , June 2-6. {Updated 6-12-2009} “Based on this year’s response, we are wasting no time gearing up for cruise3sixty 2010,” said Terry Dale, president and CEO of CLIA. “Despite economic jitters, there is tremendous enthusiasm for this event.
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