Issues & Facts
Cruising is one of the safest, affordable and enjoyable vacation experiences available today. The safety of passengers and crew is the cruise industry's number one priority, and the industry continually reviews best practices and develops innovative technologies to further strengthen its safety record. DID YOU KNOW?
- The cruise line industry generated more than $40 billion in total economic activity to the US economy in 2011.
- This economic activity generated 350,000 jobs paying $16.5 billion in wages to American workers.
- A typical cruise ship has more than 60 safety, environmental and health inspections each year.
- The U.S. Coast Guard inspects all cruise ships in the U.S. to certify compliance with federal and international regulations.
- CLIA's members are the 26 of the major cruise lines serving North America and have a combined 215 ships.
- In 2011, CLIA ships received an average Center for Disease Control sanitation score of 97, far surpassing the minimum inspection score of 85.
- Cruise line waste management and recycling programs are more stringent than those in most cities and ports.
- A record 20 million global passengers went on a cruise in 2011.
Please take a moment to browse through this Web site to learn more about:
» The Cruise Industry's Commitment to Passenger Safety and Security
» The Cruise Industry's Commitment to Public Health and Medical Capabilities
» The Cruise Industry's Commitment to the Environment
» The Cruise Industry's Commitment to Worker Protection