CLIA Press Releases

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The Board of Directors of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has appointed Adam Goldstein as Chairman as of January 1. In a normal rotation of duties, Goldstein, President and COO of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., will take over from Howard Frank, Chairman of Costa Crociere S.p.A., who has served as CLIA Chair since 2010.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The growth of cruising in Asia has taken another important step forward with the establishment of CLIA Southeast Asia and CLIA North Asia as the regional arms of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the world’s largest cruise industry trade association.

CLIA Chief Executive Officer, Christine Duffy, said the transition to CLIA Southeast Asia and CLIA North Asia was perfectly timed as Asia comes to the forefront as one of the world’s most dynamic emerging regions for cruise.

Friday, November 7, 2014


WASHINGTON D.C., November 7, 2014 — Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced today that Dwain Wall will be leaving the association at the end of the year. Wall has accepted a new position and will be remaining in the travel industry, with details expected to be shared in the coming weeks.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

In recognition of the cruise industry’s efforts to preserve the marine environment, the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) has awarded Cruise Lines International Association with NAMEPA’s 2014 Marine Environment Protection Association Award.

The Award will be presented to CLIA at an Annual Awards Dinner tonight, during the NAMEPA Marine Environment Protection Conference in New York.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

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Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) President and CEO, Christine Duffy, issued the following statement today regarding the successful disembarkation of a passenger on the Carnival Magic who was under self-monitoring for potential exposure to Ebola.

Friday, October 3, 2014

First-time and returning cruise vacationers can explore the seven seas and thousands of ports of call with incentives and discounts destined to make every cruise an affordable dream vacation. This comes as Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) launches its annual CLIA Cruise Week travel promotion. The event will run from October 6 – 13, with the world’s top cruise lines participating and offering exclusive cruise deals for travel aboard more than 200 of the world’s most popular cruise ships, including specialty and river cruises.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Cruise Lines International Association announced the opening of travel agent registration for CLIA Cruise Week, formerly known as National Cruise Vacation Week, to be held October 6-13. The annual promotion is the cruise industry’s largest and most successful cruise promotion with participation by thousands of agents and agencies across the US and Canada and CLIA’s cruise line members.

CLIA Cruise Week transforms a critical sales period into a booking bonanza that means millions of dollars in cruise sales and commissions for the travel agent community.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the world’s largest cruise industry trade association, announced today that it has received Gold and Silver Travel Weekly Magellan Awards in the publication’s prestigious annual travel industry competition.  The Travel Wee

Monday, September 15, 2014

New data released by the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) show that the North American cruise industry continued to expand in 2013, generating employment, income, and other economic benefits throughout the U.S. economy.