• 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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  • May 10, 2007

    What a Difference a Day - or Two, or Three - Makes

    A day in port, and often a different port each day, defines the majority of cruise itineraries. But many of the world’s most wonderful places are a bit too far from port to explore in a matter of hours. In these destinations, extended port stays and multi-day shore adventures, even the option of leaving the ship in one port and re-embarking in another, add a memorable new dimension to many cruises offered by almost a dozen CLIA member cruise lines.
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  • May 08, 2007

    Big Things Come in Small Packages

    Time. In today’s world, many travelers have trouble finding significant blocks of time to enjoy vacations. To accommodate time-strapped voyagers, the member lines of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) offer short itineraries that range from one to five nights. These short cruises are ideal for people who want a quick getaway. They’re also an excellent way for novice cruisers to sample a seagoing vacation without committing to a full week’s sailing.
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  • 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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