Cruise Industry Policies
Cruise Lines International Association was formed in 1975 in response to a need for an association to promote the special benefits of cruising and in 2006 merged with the International Council of Cruise Lines (ICCL), a sister entity created in 1990 and dedicated to participating in the regulatory and policy development process of the cruise industry. CLIA exists to promote a safe, secure and healthy cruise ship environment, educate and train its travel agent members, and promote and explain the value, desirability and affordability of the cruise vacation experience.
CLIA is the world’s largest cruise association and is dedicated to the promotion and growth of the cruise industry. CLIA is composed of 26 of the major cruise lines serving North America and is an organization that operates pursuant to an agreement filed with the Federal Maritime Commission under the Shipping Act of 1984 and serves as a non-governmental consultative organization to the International Maritime Organization, an agency of the United Nations.