• August 01, 2005

    High-Stepping Hot Dance Trend Takes to Sea:

    Dance is making a strong resurgence in popularity, as witnessed by the ABC-TV reality show hit “Dancing With The Stars,” recently renewed for a second season. Ballroom dancing’s popularity was also showcased in the acclaimed documentary “Mad Hot Ballroom,” which details the journey of a group of New York City fifth-graders into competitive ballroom dancing. Yet another dance-focused new show is the FOX program “So You Think You Can Dance,” which searches for the nation’s best dancer. Vacationers who want to continue their high-stepping dance moves at sea are in luck.
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  • July 14, 2005

    Changing Leaves Lure Legions to Fall Foliage Cruises

    Autumn. It’s a season of vibrant colors, when the air turns crisp yet the temperature remains comfortably warm and the skies are a robin’s egg blue. Fall is a season like no other. And the best way to take it all in is aboard a cruise on one of the member line ships of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the marketing and training organization that represents the 19 leading cruise lines serving North America. Fall foliage cruises traverse picturesque landscapes that glow in brilliant hues of gold, yellow, red and orange.
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  • June 29, 2005

    Autumn. It’s a season of vibrant colors, when the air turns crisp yet the temperature remains comfortably warm and the skies are a robin’s egg blue. Fall is a season like no other. And the best way to take it all in is aboard a cruise on one of the member

    New Orleans. What typically comes to mind when thinking about the city are Mardi Gras, jazz and an abundance of fabulous Cajun cuisine. Increasingly, however, New Orleans is becoming renowned as one of the hottest cruise ports in the country according to the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). Port officials predict 1 million passengers to sail from New Orleans by 2006. Since the inception of CLIA in 1975 the number of North American “homeports” – cities from which cruise ships offer regular departures – has nearly tripled.
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  • June 07, 2005

    Strong Demand Fuels 1st Quarter Passenger Growth for CLIA-Memeber Cruise Lines

    Strong consumer demand for seagoing vacations drove robust passenger growth in the first three months of 2005 as the member fleets of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) carried 2.63 million worldwide guests in the first quarter of 2005, an 8.9 percent increase over the same period in 2004. North American passengers grew by 12.9 percent during the quarter to 2.34 million guests, up from 2.10 million first-quarter guests one year ago.
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  • April 19, 2005

    CLIA Agents to Band Together to Create the World's Largest Cruise Night on October 19

    It will be a night like no other in the cruise industry. In one 24-hour period on October 19, 2005, hundreds upon hundreds - and possibly thousands - of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) member travel agencies will participate in the World's Largest Cruise Night. This exciting program will mark the first time travel agencies across North America will join together to promote cruising through Cruise Nights, cocktail parties, luncheons and a myriad of cruise promotional events - all in a single day.
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  • April 06, 2005

    Explore Polar Opposite Aboard Ship: Cruise Vessels Take Travelers to the Ends of the Earth

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) ships transport travelers across the seven seas to every continent – including the North and South poles. While not ideal destinations for sunbathing on deck, the Artic region, north of the Arctic Circle, and the Antarctic Peninsula, due south, are perfect for adventurous souls who yearn to see and experience the beauty and spectacle of the world’s most remote and unspoiled destinations.
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  • March 28, 2005

    CLIA Establishes First-Ever Cruise Industry Hall of Fame to Recognize Individuals' Contributions to Cruising's Success

    Over the course of 30 years, leisure cruising has evolved from a boutique travel product into a popular mainstream vacation for millions of travelers from every corner of the world. Along the way, a special group of travel agents, cruise line executives and other noteworthy figures have made extraordinary contributions to the industry’s success. This year, the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) recognizes these movers and shakers by establishing CLIA’s first-ever Hall of Fame.
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  • March 16, 2005

    CLIA to Hold 2005 Global Cruise Event in Recognition of 30th Anniversary

    The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) will host cruise3sixty – CLIA’s first-ever global cruise event for travel agents. cruise3sixty will combine the best elements of a travel show with educational and professional development programming, and a special focus on cruise lifestyle themes including fashion, cuisine and entertainment. The event will take place from September 30 to October 2, 2005 at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/ Broward County Convention Center in Florida.
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  • March 15, 2005

    CLIA Celebrates 30 Years of Excellence with Ambitious Growth and Marketing Agenda

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  • March 15, 2005

    CLIA Celebrates 30 Years of Excellence with Ambitious Growth and Marketing Agenda

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  • March 15, 2005

    CLIA Cruise Lines Ride The Wave of Unprecedented Growth

    The good news just keeps getting better for the 19 cruise lines and 16,500 travel agencies that are members of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). Spurred by a strong upsurge in cruise travel, the tally for passengers choosing to sail last year surpassed – by far – all previous booking records. In all, a record 10.5 million people took a cruise in 2004, it was announced today at the 20th annual Seatrade Cruise Shipping Convention. CLIA predicts just over 11 million travelers will cruise in 2005.
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  • March 14, 2005

    The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is marking its 30th anniversary this year – and there’s plenty to celebrate. To wit: Cruise vacations have reached a level of popularity few industry observers believed was possible 30 years ago. Thanks to

    – The cruise industry has long sought to respond to the ever-changing vacation tastes and desires of its passengers by enhancing onboard facilities and amenities, as evidenced in the comprehensive stem-to-stern multi-million dollar renovations routinely undertaken by the 19 member operators of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).
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  • March 11, 2005

    2005 Europe Cruises on CLIA Lines: Demand is at All-Time High - So Book Now

    Europe cruises will deliver a one-two punch this spring, summer and fall – the end result of which translates into a double whammy in value. The high cost of the euro against the U.S. dollar – coupled with extraordinary early booking opportunities – make 2005 Europe cruises doubly tempting. “Travelers who plan land vacations in Europe will pay more this year and perhaps experience sticker shock. However, travelers who opt for all-inclusive cruise vacations will pre-pay in U.S. dollars, significantly insulating them from currency fluctuations,” said Terry L.
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  • March 03, 2005

    Cella Baker to Join Cruise Lines International Association

    Cella Baker, a veteran sales trainer, Alaska tourism association manager and former travel agency professional, has joined the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) as a Trainer. Baker will be based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and begin presenting CLIA Agency Training Program (ATP) seminars in April. Baker brings more than 15 years of experience as a sales trainer and Alaska tourism association manager to her new position at CLIA.
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  • February 22, 2005

    Alaska's Awesome Scenery and Wildlife are Best Showcased by Ship in 2005

    Alaska offers crystalline glaciers, abundant wildlife and diverse cultural and historic attractions – all of which can be viewed from the deck or suite balcony of a cruise ship. The 49th State will figure prominently in cruise itineraries beginning this spring, when eight of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA)’s 19 member lines position 27 ships in the region from April through October. “It would be nearly impossible for travelers to sample as many Alaskan destinations on a land tour as they can on a cruise,” said Terry L.
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  • February 17, 2005

    CLIA Sets All-Time Record for Training Programs Delivered

    The cruise industry’s record-setting growth is not surprising in light of the tremendous success of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA)’s travel agent training programs. Highly trained agents are the most productive cruise sellers, and more CLIA agents than ever are sharpening their skills and expertise through the association’s training and Cruise Counsellor Certification programs.
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  • February 17, 2005

    CLIA to Produce Commemorative Publication to Celebrate 30th Anniversary

    The year 2005 marks the 30th Anniversary of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the marketing and travel agent training arm of the North American cruise industry and the largest travel association in terms of agency membership. In celebration of this noteworthy achievement, and in recognition of CLIA’s continuing role as the primary training, educational and promotional resource for cruise retailers, the association will produce a commemorative publication scheduled for distribution this summer.
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  • February 11, 2005

    Bermuda Bound: CLIA Cruise Lines Predict a Buoyant 2005 Season

    Sailing to quaint, picturesque Bermuda has never been easier – and with the Cruise Lines International Association’s (CLIA) member lines, half the fun is getting there. This year, CLIA member lines will offer Bermuda sailings from six convenient East Coast cities aboard eight cruise ships, each of which boasts its own decidedly distinct ambiance and amenities. In short, there’s something for everyone: families, singles, newlyweds and seniors. There’s a reason why 40 percent of travelers return to Bermuda again and again.
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  • February 10, 2005

    Tapping Tech: CLIA Designates 2005 'Year of Technology'

    TAPPING TECH: CLIA DESIGNATES 2005 ‘YEAR OF TECHNOLOGY’ Educational programs to provide agents with strong competitive edge NEW YORK – The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is always searching for ways to keep its member agencies head-and-shoulders above the competition.
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  • January 24, 2005

    Industry Predicts Cruising will be Vacation of Choice in 2005

    INDUSTRY PREDICTS CRUISING WILL BE VACATION OF CHOICE IN 2005 Cruise lines to launch more ships, longer cruise programs, exciting new itineraries and expanded enrichment activities NEW YORK– Leisure cruising will continue to ride a wave of unprecedented passenger growth and popularity in 2005 buoyed by strong customer demand, an emphasis on ship introductions and innovations, more U.S.
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