• September 21, 2016

    Pandaw River Expeditions Joins CLIA as Newest Regional Cruise Line Members

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has announced the addition of a new Regional Cruise Line Member – Pandaw River Expeditions, specially-designed luxury small ship river cruises in Asia. The river cruise company joins the growing number of CLIA Cruise Line Members.
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  • September 20, 2016

    Cruise Lines International Association Reveals Why There Has Never Been a Better Time to Take a European Ocean or River Cruise

    According to Cruise Critic readers, eight out of ten dream of taking a European Cruise but half of those polled think it's unaffordable. Not true, according to Cruise Lines International Association’s (CLIA) Certified Travel Agency, CruiseOne/Dream Vacations. From unprecedented affordability to seasonal events, CLIA experts reveal why now is the time to experience Europe from the comforts of an ocean or river cruise.
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  • September 15, 2016

    Annual Plan a Cruise Month Campaign is Less than Three Weeks Away

    The annual Plan a Cruise Month campaign is less than three weeks away. Taking place during the month of October, the multi-faceted campaign unites the cruise community on a global scale and is designed to generate widespread awareness of cruise travel. Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the unified voice and leading authority of the global cruise community, is providing travel agents with all of the tips, tools and techniques to enable travel agents to engage with clients and help them plan the perfect cruise.
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  • September 13, 2016

    Cruise Lines International Association Opens Enrollment for 2017 Travel Agency Membership

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has opened enrollment for its 2017 Travel Agency Membership program. CLIA Membership raises the professional credibility and reputation within the leisure travel industry and is designed to help members increase their industry knowledge, network and profitability.
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  • September 08, 2016

    Cruise Lines International Association Unveils Top Five Reasons Multigenerational Families Should Cruise Together

    In celebration of Grandparents Day on September 11, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has revealed the top five reasons cruise vacations are the best option for multigenerational families looking to travel together. According to The Family Travel Alliance, the demand for family-friendly travel is one of the fastest-growing segments in the tourism industry and is responsible for more than one-third of all leisure vacations. From providing unmatchable return on experience to unforgettable memories for the whole family, cruising is a perfect fit for grandparents planning a family vacation.
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  • September 01, 2016

    Cruise Lines International Association Opens Registration for 2016 Executive Partner Summit

    Registration is now open for Cruise Lines International Association’s (CLIA) annual Executive Partner Summit, taking place November 14-15, 2016, in Doral, Florida (12 miles outside of downtown Miami). The event includes CLIA’s highly regarded Technical & Regulatory and Port & Destination Forums, offering networking opportunities and engaging seminars.
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  • August 24, 2016

    French America Line Joins CLIA as Newest Regional Cruise Line Members

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has announced the addition of new Regional Cruise Line Member – French America Line, America’s premium river cruise tour. The river cruise company joins the growing number of CLIA Cruise Line Members, totaling 62 cruise lines.
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  • August 19, 2016

    Cruise Lines International Association Announces Australasia Managing Director Transition

    Today, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced that Joel Katz will join CLIA Australasia as Managing Director, effective January 1, 2017. Katz will oversee strategic direction and government relations for the organization, as the region continues to see unprecedented growth.
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  • August 16, 2016

    CLIA Announces Inaugural Travel Agent Destination Summit in Puerto Rico

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the unified voice and leading authority of the global cruise community, in partnership with the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA), the preeminent force in representing the mutual interests of cruise lines and Caribbean and Latin American destinations, has launched the first-ever Travel Agent Destination Summit, taking place in Puerto Rico, September 29 – October 2, 2016.
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  • August 11, 2016

    State of the Asia Cruise Industry: No Signs of Slowing Down

    Today, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) released the findings of the new, comprehensive 2016 Asia Cruise Trends study. Once again, the data reveals the cruise industry in Asia is growing at a record pace and shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, according to the latest study, Asian source markets experienced the most growth year over year in ocean cruise passengers with an impressive 24 percent increase from 2014 to 2015 and a total of 2.08 million passengers in 2015. Asian cruise deployment, capacity and destinations have been showing remarkable growth too.
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  • August 10, 2016

    CLIA Opens Registration for Cruise360 Conference in Fort Lauderdale

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the unified voice and leading authority of the global cruise community, has opened registration for its annual Cruise360 conference taking place in Fort Lauderdale, FL, April 18-24, 2017, at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center.
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  • August 10, 2016

    CLIA Releases Environmental Sustainability Report

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) today released its 2016 Environment Sustainability Report, detailing the state of the industry’s environmental initiatives and its ongoing commitment to sustainable cruising.
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  • August 09, 2016

    Cruise Lines International Association Highlights How Cruise Lines Accommodate Those with Allergies and Dietary Restrictions

    According to research, an estimated 15 million Americans have food allergies, with even more adhering to dietary limitations ranging from gluten-free to vegan. Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Cruise Line Members make accommodating food restrictions a priority to allow guests a simple, stress free and enjoyable cruise vacation and culinary experience.
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  • August 04, 2016

    CLIA Releases Third Quarterly Travel Agent Cruise Industry Outlook Report

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) released today the third Travel Agent Cruise Industry Outlook Report of 2016, revealing that as the demand for cruising continues to grow, travel agents are playing an increasingly important role in the consumer travel process. The report is the third installment in an ongoing quarterly research study from CLIA, designed to forecast trends in the cruise industry among the travel agent community.
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  • July 19, 2016

    Senate Passes Resolution Honoring CLIA’s Cruise Travel Professionals

    The U.S. Senate last week unanimously passed S.Res. 486, commemorating Cruise Travel Professional Month in October 2016 and acknowledging the creativity and professionalism of the men and women of the cruise travel professional community. The resolution was introduced by Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), with co-sponsoring Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Dan Sullivan (R-AK).
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  • July 14, 2016

    DHS Sec. Johnson Appoints CLIA’s Kim Hall to National Maritime Security Advisory Committee

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced that U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has appointed Kim Hall, CLIA Director of Technical and Regulatory Affairs for Operational and Security, to the National Maritime Security Advisory Committee (NMSAC).
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  • July 07, 2016

    CLIA Announces Renewed Certification Programs and Training Opportunities

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has renewed its certification programs. Designed to help travel agents take their business to the next level at every stage of their career, the new certification programs are part of CLIA’s Career Seascape, a one-stop professional development platform.
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  • July 07, 2016

    Benefits of Upgrading to a Cruise Ship Suite Life

    According to Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the leading authority of the global cruise community, cruise lines have raised the bar when it comes to cabin suites, penthouses and preferred guest services. From 24/7 butlers and private dining rooms to preferred embarking and disembarking privileges and wrap around balconies with 180 degree views, living the suite life just got even sweeter for those that choose to book a cruise suite.
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  • July 06, 2016

    CLIA Highlights Cruise Line Recycling Efforts During Clean Beaches Week

    In recognition of Clean Beaches Week, July 1-7, 2017, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) today highlighted cruise line contributions to keeping the world’s beaches and oceans clean.
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  • June 30, 2016

    CLIA to Host Third Annual Port & Destination Summit in Tenerife

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the unified voice and leading authority of the global cruise community, announced its 2016 Port & Destination Summit, taking place on Tuesday, September 20 in Santa Cruz, Tenerife, one day ahead of Seatrade Cruise Med, the largest cruise industry gathering in Europe.
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