• June 26, 2008

    CLIA Urges U.S. Senate to Act on Environmental Treaty

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  • June 26, 2008

    CLIA Urges U.S. Senate to Act on Environmental Treaty

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  • June 20, 2008

    Cruise Lines International Association and Conservation International Sign Agreement to Adrress Environmental Issues

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and Conservation International (CI) signed an agreement last night to renew the Ocean Conservation and Tourism Alliance, a collaborative effort to minimize the cruise industry’s environmental footprint and protect biodiversity.
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  • June 18, 2008

    Top Ten Tips for Stretching Vacation Dollars with a Cruise Vacation

    Making every penny of the vacation dollar count: that is the goal of any traveler. Taking a cruise vacation makes that goal easily achievable. The consumer who does some research and takes advantage of expert advice will discover, to his or her delight, that there are many ways to save and stretch the dollar by choosing a cruise. "One of the top reasons cruises are so popular is the outstanding value they represent.
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  • June 11, 2008

    CLIA Releases 2008 Cruise Market Profile Study

    Driven by satisfied customers eager to travel more, despite the uncertain economy, the cruise industry is well-positioned for continued growth and success. This is one of the conclusions to be drawn from the Cruise Lines International Association’s (CLIA) 2008 Cruise Market Profile Study released today. The biannual survey of American consumers, first conducted in 1986, identifies American consumer demographics, attitudes and intentions as they relate to leisure travel and specifically to cruising.
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  • June 10, 2008

    CLIA Welcomes AMA Waterways to Growing Membership of Small Ship/River Cruise Companies

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) today announced that AMA Waterways is the Association’s newest member, furthering CLIA’s river cruise and niche membership base. AMA Waterways, which offers river cruises throughout Europe, is based in Chatsworth, Calif. AMA Waterways provides river cruises on the Danube, Rhine, Main and Mosel Rivers and through waterways in Portugal, Spain and Provence as well as in Russia along the Volga-Baltic waterways and through Europe’s two largest lakes, Onega and Ladoga.
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  • May 28, 2008

    American Idol Step Aside; Cruise Ship Entertainment Takes Star Billing

    Oscar-winning movie star Jennifer Hudson got her start at sea; world-famous opera singer Fredericka von Stade sets sail this year; the Boston Symphony Chamber Players and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art step on board as well, and The Second City, the comedy club that launched the careers of America’s funniest people, from John Belushi, Bill Murray and Martin Short to today’s hottest stand-up and TV stars, has audiences rolling in the aisles, even when the ship’s not moving. The 12.6 million people who took a cruise last year are already in on the secret.
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  • May 20, 2008

    Sample Europe by Cruise Ship and Save This Summer

    There are as many ways to see Europe as there are reasons to visit. There’s backpacking from country to country, staying in youth hostels and eating standing-up. There’s going to one city and staying in one hotel for the entire trip. And, there are villas and other accommodations available, which are as varied and different depending on country location and preferences for self catering or full-service.
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  • May 12, 2008

    Small Ship Cruising: Seeing the World Up Close

    At first glance, the American Eagle, the River Queen and the Seabourn Spirit might seem to have little in common. The first carries barely 60 guests on informal journeys through the Chesapeake Bay, the Antebellum South and other destinations on the East Coast. The River Queen travels the legendary Rhine and Moselle rivers of Europe.
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  • April 28, 2008

    CLIA Enhances Travel Agent Resources with New 'Infocentre'

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has announced another new feature to its online "Your Business Resource Center” for its member travel agencies and agents. InfoCentre is a one-source service for agents to order sales and promotional materials from cruise lines and other travel suppliers. By simply accessing InfoCentre through the online, password-protected "Your Business Resource Center”, agents can place orders for a wide variety of cruise lines and other travel suppliers’ sales materials.
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  • April 23, 2008

    CLIA Announces New Cities, Courses and Certification Credits for Trainingfest 2008

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has announced details of TrainingFest 2008, the fastest way for travel agents to earn CLIA certification credits, including new cities and new seminars.
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  • April 02, 2008

    Snorkeling in Alaska?

    Whale watching and dog sledding in Alaska, yes; but rainforests and snorkeling? Aren’t these activities for the tropics? Have the experts who plan innovative shore excursions in Alaska for member lines of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) misread the map? It turns out that North America’s most majestic northern wilderness is only one great reason to cruise to Alaska.
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  • April 01, 2008

    Registration for Cruise3sixty 2009 is Now Open

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) today opened general registration for travel agents to attend cruise3sixty in Fort Lauderdale, April 2 – 5, 2009. A record 2,200 travel professionals met in Fort Lauderdale March 7 – 9 this year for CLIA's fourth annual cruise3sixty conference and officials fully expect next year's show to sell out well in advance. “This year's cruise3sixty broke all records and we're looking forward to 2009 to do the same,” said Terry L. Dale, CLIA's president and CEO.
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  • March 10, 2008

    Travel Agents at CLIA'S Cruise3sixty Express

    The 1,500 travel agents at Cruise Lines International Association's 4th annual cruise3sixty conference and trade show in Fort Lauderdale March 7-9 expressed their strong optimism about sales in 2008.
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  • March 07, 2008

    Cruise3sixty 2008 Opens on Theme of Change

    Peter Ueberroth, chairman of the U.S. Olympic Committee and founder of First Travel Corporation, opened Cruise Lines International Association’s (CLIA) 4th annual cruise3sixty trade show in Fort Lauderdale today with a keynote address that challenged travel agents to recognize change, be competitive and grow the industry, and “make this country a little better.” The theme of change carried through many of the presentations during cruise3sixty’s first day, particularly change brought on by new awareness of environmental responsibilities.
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  • March 07, 2008

    CLIA Names Three Honorees to Cruise Industry Hall of Fame

    At a March 8 gala dinner during cruise3sixty 2008 in Fort Lauderdale, three industry legends will be inducted into the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Cruise Industry Hall of Fame. The newest members of the prestigious body are A.
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  • March 07, 2008

    CLIA Announces Allied Membership Program

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has announced a new Allied Membership program designed to offer travel suppliers valuable benefits and connect with CLIA travel agencies and agents. Allied Membership is designed for a broad range of providers of cruise travel-related products and services such as pre- and post-cruise hotel companies, technology and GDS providers, destinations and ports.
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  • March 03, 2008

    Cruise3sixty 2008: Going Green and Packed with New

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is prepared to welcome a record number of participants to the 4th annual cruise3sixty conference in Fort Lauderdale, with 2,200 travel professionals, industry suppliers and cruise executives expected to attend. Programming for the event – packed with new and expanded panel discussions, seminars, workshops and other features – promises to keep delegates motivated, inspired and productive.
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  • February 22, 2008

    New Ships, Itineraries and Shipboard Activities

    From island to island, each with its own beauty and distinctive character, the only thing that does not change in the Caribbean is beautiful weather for year-round vacationing. The same can be said for Caribbean cruises. No two are alike, and with new ships, itineraries, ports and shipboard activities continually adding an element of surprise, travelers this year will be amazed at the variety and diversity offered by Caribbean cruise vacations. The Caribbean region remains the worlds' most popular cruising grounds, hosting nearly half of the worldwide cruise capacity.
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  • February 06, 2008

    Cruise3sixty 2008 Sells out one Month Before Show Date; Pre-Registration Opens for 2009

    Unprecedented demand from travel agencies across North America has obliged Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) to close registration for cruise3sixty 2008 at 1,500, four weeks before the conference’s opening at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center. Registrations for the March 7-9, 2008 event got off to a strong start and never slowed. The 2008 conference actually reached sold out status in November 2007, over four months early with 1,200 travel professionals planning to attend.
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