• October 02, 2007

    Holiday Cruising: Christmas Markets and Parasailing Santas

    Imagine Christmas, Chanukah or New Year’s Eve with all the meaning and fun – without the scurrying around and hard work. Imagine discovering the great Christmas markets of Europe, waltzing to Strauss in Vienna or a Champagne toast on an impossibly elegant beach in St. Barts. Picture parasailing Santas or snow on a tropical beach. Think about the satisfying, memorable pleasure of having the entire family together in a spirit of enjoyment and total relaxation.
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  • September 24, 2007

    'Early Bird' Agents Get Price Break for CLIA'S 2008 Cruise3sixty Before October 5

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) urges travel agents to take advantage of the “early bird” registration before Oct. 5, 2007, for the 2008 cruise3sixty conference being held at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, March 7-9, 2008. “This is a must attend event for travel agents that want to maximize their cruise-selling potential and the show has grown in size every year,” said Terry L. Dale, CLIA’s president and CEO.
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  • September 21, 2007

    A World of Learning and Shared Interests Await Cruise Travelers

    Cruise passengers are a curious, energetic lot. A few may be content to bask in the sun on a deck chair or laze by the pool, but many come on board with an eagerness to learn and discover new interests or further pursue their favorite topics. The cruise industry – as reflected in the theme cruises and special interest lectures, workshops, discussions and shore excursions offered by the member lines of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) – is more than ready and able to give them what they’re looking for and, more likely, dramatically exceed their expectations.
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  • September 19, 2007

    South America Cruises: Vibrant Cultures, Natural Splendors and Some of the World's Most Remote Treasures, In Comfort and Style

    From the Amazon to Antarctica, Peru to Patagonia, Buenos Aires to Brazil, there is no more enjoyable, convenient and comfortable way to explore the impressively diverse and often remote treasures of South America and the world’s most southern waters than by cruise ship. Luckily, 16 member lines of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) do just that. Few cruise destinations offer such incredible variety as South America.
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  • September 10, 2007

    CLIA Cruise Line Team up wiht Wellness and Fitness Experts to Offer Innovative Shipboard Programs and Theme Cruises

    For a growing number of travelers, a vacation is no time to leave health and fitness behind. For them, paradise includes a spa, fitness facilities and nutritious, healthy cuisine. Increasingly, that paradise is to be found on a cruise ship. Among approximately 175 cruise ships belonging to members of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the majority has been built since 2000 and almost all have health and fitness facilities, with full-sized luxury spas and shipboard sports facilities among the major features of the larger vessels.
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  • September 06, 2007

    Registration Open for 2008 Cruise3sixty; CLIA Expects Record Number of Travel Agents

    With a record number of travel agents already pre-registered, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has officially opened registration for the 2008cruise3sixty conference to be held at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center March 7-9. To register, participants should visit the cruise3sixty website at www.cruise3sixty.com. “Interest in cruise3sixty is at the highest level since its inception in 2005, with more than 1,000 agents already pre-registered,” said Terry L. Dale, CLIA’s president and CEO.
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  • September 05, 2007

    CLIA Opens Registration for 'Virtual' World's Largest Cruise Night Participation

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has opened registration for “Virtual” World’s Largest Cruise Night (WLCN), the newest feature in the largest one-day travel agency initiative of its kind. The “virtual” component enables agents to participate online and thus reach even more potential cruise guests. In its third year, WLCN, the centerpiece for CLIA’s October National Cruise Vacation Month, will be held on Wednesday, October 17, 2007. Over 700 agencies participated in 2006, generating $18.5 million in cruise sales and more than $2.4 million in travel agency commissions.
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  • August 29, 2007

    Study Results Detail Cruise Industry's $35.7 Billion Contribution to U.S. Economy

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  • August 15, 2007

    CLIA Names Eric Ruff Executive Vice President of Public Policy and Communications

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has named Eric Ruff, a communications and public affairs professional with extensive government and legislative experience, as the association’s executive vice president of public policy and communications. He will be based in CLIA’s Washington D.C. office. "Eric is a seasoned professional with nearly 30 years of experience in various government, media, and association environments,” said Terry Dale, CLIA president and CEO.
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  • August 14, 2007

    CLIA Launches new Certification Program for Luxury Cruise Specialists

    Since its official launch in March, Cruise Lines International Association’s new Luxury Cruise Specialist (LCS) certification program has drawn a quick, positive response from travel agents. Nearly 100 CLIA member agents have signed up and 15 have already completed certification. One of the association’s member lines has offered additional support to the program by providing special perks to agents who have completed the program and others are expected to follow.
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  • August 13, 2007

    Exploring the World's Greatest Civilizations and Natural Wonders by Cruise Ship

    Perfect weather and total relaxation, complete escape from daily routine, dazzling dining, non-stop entertainment, endless shopping, colorful ports and foreign countries: these are all among the top reasons travelers of all ages and interests choose to cruise time and again. What may come as a surprise to many vacationers is the unparalleled opportunity a cruise offers to visit the world’s greatest cultural and natural landmarks, often many during a single voyage.
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  • August 09, 2007

    World Cruises: Exploration in Style and Comfort for the 21st Century

    The history of civilization is the story of exploration – extraordinary journeys into the unknown, lasting months if not years. Each had its own purpose – conquest, treasure, knowledge – and each ended with fabulous stories of new worlds for a fascinated public back home.
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  • August 07, 2007

    CLIA Selects Fort Lauderdale for 2008 Cruise3sixty

    cruise3sixty, the highly successful annual conference and trade show of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), will be held March 7-9, 2008, with pre-conference activities on March 6 at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center – the show’s home for the last three years. In making the announcement, CLIA’s President and CEO Terry L. Dale said that the Greater Fort Lauderdale location, with its full-service convention center connected to the destination’s active cruise port, Port Everglades, is an ideal event venue.
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  • August 07, 2007

    The Hills...and Coastlines, Bays and Coves...are Alive with Color on Canada/NewEngland Cruises this Fall

    From Baltimore, New York, Boston, even Southampton, England, thousands of “leaf peepers” this year will go in search of a natural phenomenon found nowhere else in the world, at least in such a magnificent display. But, unlike many others, they will travel by cruise ship, taking in the unique spectacle of fall foliage in ideal comfort, sailing from one extraordinary color display to another along the New England coast and through the Canadian Maritimes. Though leaves change the world over, most changes of season are only a pale imitation of that in New England and Eastern Canada.
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  • August 02, 2007

    Attitude Re-Adjustment' on Fall Repositioning Cruises

    Once upon a time, an ocean voyage was “the only way to cross.” Today, with other much quicker options for travel available, more and more travelers are nevertheless choosing the unique pleasures of an ocean crossing or leisurely one-way voyage from continent to continent by cruise ship instead and the member lines of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) are making it abundantly possible. This year, no fewer than 15 of CLIA’s 24 member lines will offer fall transatlantic or Pacific ocean voyages on more than 50 ships ranging in size from intimately small to extra-large.
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  • July 18, 2007

    CLIA Names Steve Collins Director of Environmental and Health Programs

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has named Steve Collins, a marine environmental expert and former U.S. Coast Guard officer, as the association's director of environmental and health programs, effective this week. "CLIA welcomes Steve Collins in this role to continue the industry's important work in the areas of environment, sanitation and health," said Terry L. Dale, CLIA president and CEO.
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  • June 28, 2007

    Azamara Cruises Joins Cruise Lines International Association

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) today announced that Miami-based Azamara Cruises has joined its membership, making it the association’s 24th cruise line member. The new, “deluxe” cruise brand was announced by Celebrity Cruises in May with the launch of Azamara’s first vessel. Azamara Cruises is designed to offer exotic, destination-driven travel experiences on two 710-guest vessels. Azamara Journey set sail May 5, and sister ship, Azamara Quest, will enter service in October.
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  • June 06, 2007

    Uniworld Europe Grand River Cruises Joins Cruise Lines International Association

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) today announced the European ship unit of Uniworld Grand River Cruises is the association’s newest member, furthering CLIA’s river cruise and niche membership base. Uniworld Grand River Cruises is the first European river cruise company to join CLIA. Each of the eight Uniworld Europe Grand River Cruise ships carries approximately 128 passengers on seven- to 28-day itineraries.
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  • June 05, 2007

    Trainingfest Fast Tracks Travel Agents into CLIA Cruise Counsellors

    The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) 2007 Regional TrainingFest offers travel agents a way to “fast track” their cruise training via local, two-day seminars in 11 cities across North America beginning in July. TrainingFest is a proven path toward increased profits since CLIA Certified Cruise Counsellors report an average increase in annual cruise sales of 261 percent upon achieving certification. "CLIA certification translates into increased profits for agents, and there’s no easier way to get started than by participating in TrainingFest,” said Terry L.
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  • May 31, 2007

    Majestic America Line Joins Cruise Lines International Association

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced today that Majestic America Line has joined its membership.
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