• 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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  • December 12, 2006

    Increased Reports of Norovirus, "The "24-Hour Stomach Bug," Are Seen Worldwide

    The “24-hour stomach bug,” also known as norovirus, is on the rise among the general population and outbreaks are being reported across the country in hospitals, schools, daycare centers and nursing homes, according to Dave Forney, chief of the Vessel Sanitation Program of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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  • December 12, 2006

    Cruise Industry Poised for Record-Breaking 2007

    For the cruise industry, 2006 proved to be another year of upward evolution, with Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) member lines continuing to break new ground on many fronts. For 2007, new and refurbished ships will continue to raise the bar with even more innovative facilities and amenities; new ports of call are keeping itineraries fresh and exciting; and increased enrichment programming is completely in sync with today's quests for experiential vacation options.
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  • November 30, 2006

    Jim Lida Named CLIA Marketing Director

    Twenty-year cruise industry veteran Jim Lida has joined Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) as director of marketing, a new position created to drive even greater visibility of CLIA, its myriad programs and the cruise industry.
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  • November 30, 2006

    Cruise Lines International Association Selects South Florida Location

    The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) will move its headquarters from New York City to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., with the office operational in January 2007, said Terry L. Dale, CLIA's president and CEO. It was previously announced that CLIA would merge with sister organization, the International Council of Cruise Lines (ICCL), and relocate to South Florida where the majority of its member cruise lines are located. Dale also announced the senior management who will head the newly merged organization, including executive vice presidents: J.
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  • November 02, 2006

    Cruise Industry Reports Double-Digit Growth in Second Quarter 2006

    Consumer demand for cruise vacations continued unabated in the second quarter of 2006 with 2.97 million passengers carried, according to the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). This was an increase of 11.67 percent over the same period from one year ago, when 2.66 million people took a cruise vacation.
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  • October 24, 2006

    Second Annual World’s Largest Cruise Night Event Exceeds CLIA Expectations

    The second annual World’s Largest Cruise Night (WLCN) event hosted by travel agency members of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) on Thursday, Oct. 19, was a resounding success. The number of participating agencies totaled 829, up from the 427 that participated last year. “The number of WLCN events nearly doubled, which clearly demonstrates that CLIA travel agencies understand the benefits of consumer promotions,” said Terry L. Dale, president and CEO of CLIA, the cruise industry’s chief marketing organization.
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