• 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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  • April 07, 2009

    There's Never Been a Better Time to Cruise Alaska

    Every destination visited by the ships of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has its own special character and personality. The Caribbean is all about tropical beaches and sensuous indulgence. Europe is history, sophistication and cosmopolitan charm. And, then there is Alaska. America’s Last Frontier – the “Great Land” – is like nowhere else on earth. Wild, expansive, magnificent in scale and natural beauty, its boundaries seem limitless and visitors are constantly reminded of the immensity and power of Mother Nature.
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  • April 03, 2009

    Travel Agents Optimistic About 2009 Cruise Sales

    According to a just-completed survey by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), America's travel agents remain optimistic about cruise sales despite lingering economic uncertainty. Focusing on this year's Wave Season, the period between January and March when cruise vacations show heavy bookings, the online survey drew more than 1,000 responses.
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  • April 03, 2009

    Cruise3Sixty Opens on Upbeat Note and Record Attendance

    The cruise industry is betting on its future. That is a bet I would take." This was the encouraging message Dan Doctoroff, president of Bloomberg LP, delivered to a record-breaking audience at Cruise Lines International Association's cruise3sixty conference in Fort Lauderdale today. With American Express as presenting sponsor, registration for the cruise industry's largest annual event topped 2,000 delegates, according to CLIA's president and CEO, Terry Dale.
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  • March 31, 2009

    The Only Thing Easier Than Planning a Family Reunion Cruise is Enjoying the Vacation

    Planning a family reunion often can be more enjoyable in theory than in fact. Picking the place, the food, the activities and the entertainment that every member will enjoy and appreciate can be close to impossible.
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  • March 16, 2009

    Paul Gauguin Cruises Becomes 24th Member of CLIA

    Paul Gauguin Cruises has become the newest member of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), bringing the total number of cruise line members to 24 and providing the association’s 16,000 travel agents a unique opportunity to sell luxury cruises in Tahiti, French Polynesia and the South Pacific. “We are delighted to welcome Paul Gauguin Cruises to CLIA at a time when the entire world is dealing with serious economic challenges.
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  • March 12, 2009

    Florida Cruise Ports Report Strong Gains in January

    In an indication that consumer demand for cruising remains strong despite a struggling economy, a recent poll conducted by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) shows that Florida's cruise ports have experienced gains in January 2009 over the same period in 2008. Four out of the five major ports in the state, which annually represent over 50 percent of all cruise embarkations, reported 6.9 percent to 44 percent increases in numbers of cruise passengers processed in January 2009 compared to January 2008.
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  • March 12, 2009

    CLIA’s Cruise3Sixty Takes on the Economy

    While President Obama and his team forge ahead with economic recovery plans, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is bringing nationally known experts and industry leaders together to share ideas, information and advice on maintaining the momentum for selling cruises during uncertain economic times.
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  • March 12, 2009

    CLIA Announces 2009 Hall of Fame Inductees

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has announced four inductees to the 2009 CLIA Cruise Industry Hall of Fame. They are: Edwin W. Stephan, a founder and past president of Royal Caribbean Cruise Line and iconic innovator in the cruise industry; Walter Sherota, founder of Gold Coast Cruises and a pioneer in the cruise-only travel agency model; and Josephine Kling and Joyce Landry, founders of Landry & Kling, Inc., visionaries who led the way in seagoing corporate meetings and incentives.
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  • February 02, 2009

    CLIA Welcomes Nominations for Annual Cruise Industry Hall of Fame

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) urges all members, including cruise lines, suppliers and its 16,000 travel agents, to nominate names for the 2009 Cruise Industry Hall of Fame, which honors those individuals, past and present, whose efforts and accomplishments represent a significant contribution to and positive impact on the development and growth of cruise vacations.
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  • January 28, 2009

    Never a Better Time to Take a Cruise: CLIA Member Lines Make Offers Too Good to Resist

    Even in the best of times, cruises represent outstanding value; in fact, consumer and travel agent surveys consistently cite value for money spent as the number one reason to take a cruise. Today, when budgets are tight, value is even more important.
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  • January 21, 2009

    CLIA Gears up to Help Agents Accelerate Sales in Tough Economic Environment

    –Recognizing that we are all operating in a challenging economic environment, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has geared up to help its 16,000 travel agent members accelerate sales in the months to come. Training and certification programs across the country – 85 in-market training events in the first quarter of 2009 alone – plus dynamic preferred partnerships have been developed to enable agents to take advantage of every opportunity to generate business while spending less to do so.
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  • January 14, 2009

    The State of the Cruise Industry in 2009: Well-Positioned For Challenging Times

    With a track record of continued growth, the North American cruise industry is well-positioned to take on the global economic challenges of 2009. Sparked by new ships, ports, and destinations as well as innovative shipboard experiences, and a deep rooted popularity for cruising, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) members will continue to offer incredible value across the entire spectrum of cruise vacations, in all price categories. "There is no doubt that 2009 represents an uncertain environment, not only for CLIA members but for all industries and consumers alike.
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  • December 03, 2008

    Bloomberg Chief to Address Cruise Industry on Global Economy

    With the world's most important economies hard at work seeking solutions to today's economic challenges, travel agents and suppliers are responding strongly to the opportunity to meet as an industry at cruise3sixty, April 2-6, 2009 in Fort Lauderdale.
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  • November 19, 2008

    Rick Sasso of MSC Cruises Takes Helm of CLIA Marketing Committee in January

    Richard E. Sasso, president and CEO of MSC Cruises (USA) Inc., has been named chairman of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Marketing Committee effective January 1, 2009. He takes over from Dan Hanrahan, president and CEO of Celebrity Cruises. “We are delighted that Rick Sasso, in addition to his responsibilities of running MSC Cruises (USA) Inc., has offered to take the helm of the CLIA Marketing Committee at a time when the industry needs dynamic, innovative leadership and strategic thinking,” said Terry L. Dale, CLIA’s president and CEO.
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