• 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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  • October 10, 2006

    CLIA Introduces Registration Incentives for Acclaimed Cruise3sixty Show

    Travel agents who register for the third annual cruise3sixty by Oct. 20, 2006, will receive registration savings and more importantly, priority selection of ship inspections, seminars and conference programming. cruise3sixty, the must-attend travel agent conference of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), will return to the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center from March 30 to April 1, 2007.
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  • October 09, 2006

    Pearl Seas Cruises Lines Joins Cruise Lines International Association

    The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) welcomed Pearl Seas Cruises as its newest member on Friday, October 6, 2006, said Terry L. Dale, president and CEO of CLIA, the cruise industry’s chief marketing organization. Pearl Seas Cruises will bring to 20 the number of CLIA-member cruise lines, which collectively represent 97 percent of the cruise capacity marketed in North America.
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  • September 14, 2006

    October is National Cruise Vacation Month

    In less than two weeks, the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) will celebrate National Cruise Vacation Month (NCVM), the cruise industry's annual travel agency promotional program, which each year focuses consumer attention on the pleasures of cruise vacationing.The centerpiece of the month-long October awareness campaign is the World's Largest Cruise Night (WLCN), an all-day extravaganza to be held on Thursday, October 19. WLCN will feature a variety of consumer events sponsored by CLIA travel agencies throughout North America.
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  • August 17, 2006

    CLIA Launches Web Site Agency Locator for ‘World’s Largest Cruise Night’ Events

    The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Web site now features a search tool consumers can use to locate North American travel agencies hosting events to celebrate the World’s Largest Cruise Night (WLCN), scheduled for October 19. The new WLCN Event Locator allows users to quickly locate CLIA-member agencies registered to host local and regional WLCN events by entering their state’s two-letter abbreviation. CLIA is aiming to boost the number of travel agencies celebrating WLCN in 2006 – more than 400 produced a variety of successful WLCN events in 2005.
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  • August 10, 2006

    CLIA Opens Nominations for New Travel Agent Advisory Board Members

    The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is inviting member travel agency personnel – including frontline agents, owners and managers, consortia leaders and host-agency officials – to nominate candidates for CLIA’s 2007 Travel Agent Advisory Board (TAAB), said Terry L. Dale, CLIA’s president and CEO. CLIA formed the 25-member TAAB in the fall of 2004 to enhance communications between CLIA’s member agencies and its leadership, and increase agency input into CLIA’s day-to-day operations.
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  • July 24, 2006

    Heidi Olson Joins CLIA as Agent Trainer Based in Seattle

    Heidi Olson, a 30-plus year travel industry veteran, has joined the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) as a trainer. Olson will be based in Seattle and will begin presenting seminars in the near future at scheduled CLIA seminars. Prior to joining CLIA, Olson spent 28 years with CLIA-member Holland America Line (HAL). Over the last 10 years, she has held sales representative and supervisory positions covering several states, including Arkansas, California, Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and New Jersey.
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  • July 20, 2006

    Second-Annual 'World's Largest Cruise Night' to be Held Thursday, October 19

    Building on the incredible success of the first-ever World’s Largest Cruise Night in 2005, the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) fully expects its 2006 event to draw an even larger consumer turnout than the inaugural program. The World’s Largest Cruise Night (WLCN) for 2006 will be on Thursday, October 19. CLIA-member travel agencies across North America will come together to promote cruising in one 24-hour period.
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  • July 18, 2006

    Cruise Vacations Pamper Guests With a Sea of Service and Amenities

    Since the first great liners crossed the Atlantic, luxury and pampering have been the standard in ocean travel.
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  • July 05, 2006

    Cruise Ships Offer Ideal Venues for Multigenerational Family Vacations

    Today’s families are less likely to vacation as “nuclear” units. Modern family vacations might include grandparents and parents; step-parents and – children; plus cousins, aunts and uncles, and even family friends. Fortunately, the innovative and passenger-pleasing facilities, amenities and services aboard today’s cruise ships are designed to satisfy the ever-changing dynamics of today’s American families. Families vacationing aboard the member-line ships of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) can spend as much or as little time together as they want.
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  • July 02, 2006

    Australia, New Zealand & South Pacific Isles Showcase Incredible Diversity Down Under

    Cruises to Australia, New Zealand and the Polynesian islands combine cosmopolitan cities with verdant jungles, exotic wildlife, snow-capped mountains and fjords, plus white-sand beaches and coral reefs – all in one vacation. It’s no wonder that explorers, artists, writers and visitors have followed the siren’s song here since at least the 18 th century, when Captain Cook and his colleagues first arrived.
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  • July 01, 2006

    South America Itineraries Draw Travelers in Search of the Exotic and Adventurous

    Extending from the equatorial tropics to the outskirts of Antarctica, South America is exotic, sexy, historic and modern – all at the same time. This continent of 15 countries is a land of superlatives, with the world’s highest waterfall, Angel Falls; its largest river and rainforest, the Amazon; longest mountain range, the Andes; driest desert, Atacama; and southernmost city, Ushuaia. “South America’s abundance of many attractions is best enjoyed via a cruise vacation,” said Terry L.
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  • June 29, 2006

    Cruise Industry Growth Continues as CLIA-Member Lines Post Positive 1st Quarter Results

    Consumer demand for seagoing vacations aboard the member fleets of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) remained strong in the first quarter of 2006 as CLIA-member cruise lines carried 2.79 million worldwide guests, a 5.8 percent increase over the same period in 2005.
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