• January 11, 2008

    CLIA'S 2008 Ad Campaign Spotlights Commitment to Travel Agents

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) launches into 2008, with new programs and services reflected in a new North American trade advertising campaign for the coming year. The new campaign, consisting of 13 different ads running in a dozen print publications and electronic media are designed to create immediate impressions and showcase all of the enhanced programs and services that deliver exceptional value to the nearly 16,000 travel agencies that are CLIA members. “CLIA announced an impressive number of new programs, support services and enhanced membership benefit
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  • January 08, 2008

    Agencies Greet 2008 CLIA Membership & New CLIA Membership Kit With Excitement and Enthusiam

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  • January 07, 2008

    CLIA Picks Peter Ueberroth to Keynote 2008 Cruise3sixty Conference

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  • December 17, 2007

    "Cruise Ship Safety Forum" Chartered by Cruise Industry

    The first meeting of the newly formed Cruise Ship Safety Forum (CSSF) occurred Friday in London under the coordination of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). The Forum is a consortium of cruise ship operators, ship yards, classification societies and CLIA to advance cruise ship safety in a coordinated and focused manner. “The Cruise Ship Safety Forum is the effort of many organizations committed to achieving the highest levels of cruise ship safety,” said Terry Dale, CLIA’s president and CEO.
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  • December 10, 2007

    Register Now for Cruise3sixty 2008; Only Three Weeks Left to Take Advantage of Lower Rates

    One of the most popular industry events, Cruise Lines International Association's (CLIA) cruise3sixty, is expecting a record turnout for the 2008 event. With more than 1,100 travel professionals already registered for the March 7-9 conference and trade show to be held at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, seminars and ship inspections are filling at a rapid pace. Only three weeks are left before registration rates increase by $50 on January 1, 2008.
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  • December 05, 2007

    Praise for CLIA'S New Individual Agent Membership Category

    Since its introduction in October, Cruise Lines International Association's (CLIA) new category of membership for individual agents has met with praise from the agency community.
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  • November 27, 2007

    Cruise3sixty 2008 Filling at Record Pace; Agents Urged to 'Get on Board' Before Rates Increase January 1

    Since its introduction in 2005, Cruise Lines International Association’s cruise3sixty has been the industry’s most popular event and 2008 is headed toward a new record for attendance.
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  • November 26, 2007

    CLIA 2007 Agent Training Programs Break Records and Exceed Expectations

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is on track to deliver over 65,000 training events in 2007, an impressive 38 percent increase over 2006 and a record in training programs delivered for agents to earn CLIA Certification credits.
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  • November 01, 2007

    World's Largest Cruise Night Expected to Generate Record Cruise Sales and Agency Commissions

    Once again, World’s Largest Cruise Night (WLCN) has proven to be a win-win for travel agency and cruise line members of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). A travel agent survey conducted by CLIA reveals that WLCN events, held throughout North America on October 17, are expected to generate a total of 17,852 bookings - which translates into an estimated $22.3 million in sales that will yield more than $3 million in travel agency commissions.
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  • October 18, 2007

    CLIA Launches New Agent Member Level for 2008; Enhances Agency Member Benefits

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) today introduced an all-new travel agent level of membership for 2008 and has enhanced its agency membership structure for its 16,000 travel agencies across North America. Registration will open on Monday, October 22. Evolving agency business models is driving a need to support all cruise sellers, including traditional storefronts, home-based businesses and host agency relationships.
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  • October 17, 2007

    Learn About Cruises and Take Advantage of Special Values and Incentives During "World's Largest Cruise Night" Oct. 17

    October 17 is “World’s Largest Cruise Night,” with more than 3,800 live and online events around the country to help vacationers learn about cruises and find special values on cruise voyages in all parts of the world.
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  • October 04, 2007

    The "Suite" Life of Cruising

    An elegant duplex apartment the size of a house; exclusive courtyards and verandahs with private pools, hot tubs and fitness areas; private space large enough to entertain 100 friends; 24-hour butlers and concierge service; a marble-appointed bath for every bedroom: today’s cruise ships are redefining luxury with over-the-top suite accommodations unimagined only a few years ago. On luxury yachts, globe-trotting ocean liners and every type of cruise ship in-between, guests in search of the ultimate in elegance, exclusivity or spacious privacy will be astonished by what they find.
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  • 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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Industry Policies/Regulatory & Legislative Issues

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