• April 23, 2007

    Close to Home or Far Away, Summer Cruise Adventures Feature the World's Most Exciting Destinations

    This summer, the world’s most popular cruise ships will be sailing itineraries spanning the globe.
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  • April 16, 2007

    Bermuda, a Stand-Out, Stand-Alone Destination, Offers Cruisers the Best of Land and Sea

    Bermuda – charming, elegant and a secluded paradise in the Atlantic Ocean – has been one of the world’s most popular cruise destinations since modern cruising began in the 1960s.
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  • April 03, 2007

    CLIA'S Cruise3sixty Delivers for Travel Agent Success

    Provocative programming, gold standard educational opportunities and dazzling entertainment were just a handful of ingredients that ushered Cruise Lines International Association’s (CLIA) cruise3sixty 2007 into a third consecutive year of unprecedented success, with a record-breaking 2,000 delegates in attendance, including 1,250 travel agents, 300-plus trade show exhibiting companies and over 250 exhibitor booths. “CLIA challenges itself each year to ensure that each successive cruise3sixty offers an agenda that is completely new and ensures that our member travel agents will come a
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  • March 30, 2007

    CLIA Names Five Travel Icons into Hall of Fame

    Inductees Honored at Third Annual cruise3sixty Conference The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced today the newest class of Hall of Fame inductees, who join the growing list of industry icons to be honored for their positive and enduring impact on the cruise industry. The five individuals will be inducted into the CLIA Hall of Fame at a gala dinner ceremony on March 31, during cruise3sixty, the association's signature event, held this year from March 30 to April 1 at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center.
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  • March 30, 2007

    CLIA'S Cruise3sixty Opens with Magic

    cruise3sixty, the annual conference of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), opened with magic today as legendary NBA star and business entrepreneur Earvin Johnson told the gathering of travel agents and cruise industry representatives, “I’m much like all of you – a small business owner.” Wandering through the audience and charming travel agents with his famous grin and irresistible charm, “Magic,” as he is known to the world, described his commitment to empower and invigorate urban America through businesses targeting minority consumers.
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  • March 30, 2007

    CLIA'S Third Annual 'World's Largest Cruise Night' to be Held on Wednesday, October 17

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced today that its third annual World's Largest Cruise Night (WLCN), the largest one-day travel agency initiative of its kind, will be held on Wednesday, October 17, 2007. The event serves as the centerpiece for October's National Cruise Vacation Month, which each year focuses consumer attention on the pleasures of cruising. On October 17, CLIA member travel agencies across North America will promote cruising in one 24-hour period.
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  • March 27, 2007

    CLIA Statement: Congressional Hearing

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) President and CEO Terry L. Dale will testify today before the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation on behalf of the members of CLIA, who place a high priority on the safety and security of its passengers and crew.
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  • March 22, 2007

    Cruise Lines Continue To Expand Itinerary Options Around the World

    Just imagine: the Middle East, Egypt and Europe – all in one itinerary. Greenland, on a ship custom-designed to ply its ice-laden waters. The French Riviera, from the vantage point of its most intimate and exclusive yachting harbors. Australia and New Zealand, with visits to cosmopolitan cities, coral reefs, verdant jungles and majestic fjords. There’s no need to simply imagine.
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  • March 20, 2007

    CLIA Unveils Complete Lineup of General Sessions and Speakers for 2007 Cruise3sixty Conference

    The roster of general sessions for cruise3sixty, the must-attend conference of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), includes a far-reaching array of topics and emerging trends that will be dissected by the cruise industry’s most well-known, influential and creative executives. The conference, which will be held at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center March 30 to April 1, 2007, will focus on issues that are pivotal to the current and future success of cruise-selling travel agents.
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  • March 06, 2007

    Cruise Lines Prepare for a Record Europe Season

    CRUISE LINES PREPARE FOR A RECORD EUROPE SEASON With space at a premium, travelers are encouraged to book immediately FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 6, 2007 – The Cruise Lines International Association’s (CLIA) member lines are poised for a banner 2007 Europe cruise season. The strong outlook stems from the number of ships deployed in the region, the diversity and breadth of itineraries and ports, and the unprecedented number of passengers who recognize the incredible value European cruises offer.
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  • February 22, 2007

    CLIA Hosts Travel Industry Version of the Academy Awards® During Cruise3sixty Hall of Fame Extravaganza

    Hollywood has the Oscars®, but for the cruise industry, one of the most exciting nights of the year is the Hall of Fame dinner at cruise3sixty, slated for the evening of March 31 at Florida’s Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center.
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  • February 20, 2007

    CLIA'S Cruise3sixty to Offer Profitable Educational Opportunities

    cruise3sixty, the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) conference, is rapidly approaching sell-out status. Those travel agents who have not yet registered are well-advised to do so immediately in order to capitalize on its unprecedented educational and networking opportunities. Retailers have a selection of 16 CLIA training seminars and the opportunity to earn up to 125 credits toward CLIA Cruise Counsellor certification programs.
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  • February 15, 2007

    Dream Team, Led by Earvin "Magic" Johnson, to tip off Cruise3sixty Show

    Earvin “Magic” Johnson, arguably one of the greatest and most popular players in the history of the National Basketball Association and a successful businessman, will provide the opening address for this year’s cruise3sixty, the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) annual conference at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center March 30 to April 1, 2007.
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  • February 14, 2007

    Honeymoon and Wedding Cruises Gain Popularity as Onboard Options Draw More Couples to Ocean Voyages

    Increasing numbers of wedding and honeymoon couples are saying “I do” to cruise vacations, according to the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the premier marketing organization for 21 member cruise lines that collectively operate more than 175 ships, and 16,500 North American travel agencies. As the number of honeymoon and wedding travelers continues to grow, CLIA cruise lines are perpetually adding features and amenities that appeal to all types of couples looking for romance, and with all budgets in mind.
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  • February 01, 2007

    Agent Survey: Changing Lifestyle Demographics

    Wedding and honeymoon cruise vacations aren’t just for the very young and “just married” anymore. In fact, 40 percent of travel agents report second-marriage couples are their largest source of business and 32 percent noted they are booking more weddings on cruises along with their family and friends, according to a survey conducted by the Cruise Lines International Association, the premier marketing organization for 21 cruise lines and 16,500 North American travel agencies.
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  • January 22, 2007

    Nominations Open for CLIA Annual Hall of Fame

    The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is now accepting nominations from its travel agent members and the travel community for the Third Annual Cruise Industry Hall of Fame.
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  • January 19, 2007

    CLIA Announces New Slate of Travel Agency Advisiory Board Members

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) named 20 new member travel agency professionals to the association’s Travel Agent Advisory Board (TAAB), which was instituted in 2004 to enhance its educational training and strategic marketing efforts. TAAB members serve a two-year term and include professionals from virtually every type of cruise-selling operation, from independent home-based retailers to regional brick-and-mortar locations to online agencies.
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  • January 17, 2007

    Cruise Industry Looking Toward Record Year in 2007

    The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is forecasting a year of formidable growth, with 12.62 million cruise passengers predicted to set sail in 2007, an increase of approximately one half-million guests over 2006. The forecasted 500,000-passenger increase represents a 4.1 percent year-over-year growth commensurate with the planned net increase in 2007 CLIA-member line capacity.
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  • January 10, 2007

    Cruise Industry Launches Promotional Offers to Kick off 2007

    Travelers interested in capitalizing on the very best savings in 2007 are prudent to book their cruises now during Wave Season, the cruise industry’s busiest booking period, which extends from January through March. In addition to receiving attractive cruise fares, travelers are ensured their first choice of ships and itineraries and availability, says the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).
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  • January 05, 2007

    Gaye Stewart-Loudis Joins CLIA

    Cruise industry veteran Gaye Stewart-Loudis, CTC, has been named to the new position of membership director for the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), where she is charged with administering the association's membership services and benefits to maximize membership retention and acquisition. As membership director, Stewart-Loudis will oversee a team of customer service representatives to develop plans and systems to manage the customer service process for annual travel agency membership renewal and new acquisition efforts.
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