Press Contacts

Travel Industry & Marketing

Sarah Kennedy – Director, Public Relations
Tel: 703-628-7389 
skennedy@cruising.org 

Industry Policies/Regulatory & Legislative Issues

Catharine Montgomery – Director of Public Affairs
Tel: 202-759-6758
cmontgomery@cruising.org

Press Releases

Stay on top of the latest information about CLIA and the cruise industry by checking out our most recent press releases below.

  • November 28, 2018

    Kelly Craighead Appointed as Cruise Lines International Association President and CEO

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has announced today that its Global Executive Committee has appointed Kelly Craighead as President and Chief Executive Officer effective January 1, 2019. Craighead will be taking over the role currently held by Cindy D'Aoust, who in July of this year announced her intent to leave her position by year’s end.
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  • June 06, 2018

    CLIA Opens Registration For 15th Annual Cruise360 Conference

    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 1-8, 2019, at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center.
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  • May 24, 2018

    Cruise Lines International Association Updates Official 2017 Global Passenger Numbers

    Today, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has updated the official global cruise industry numbers confirming 2017 ocean cruise passenger growth and another positive year for the cruise industry. The industry has surpassed the 2017 ocean cruise passenger projections, reaching 26.7 million cruise passengers globally up from a projection of 25.8 million. For 2018, based on the new vessel launch schedule and expected regional deployment, CLIA is projecting another positive year-over-year growth for the industry with a passenger forecast of 28 million.
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  • April 20, 2018

    CLIA Announces Winners of 2018 Hall of Fame Cruise Industry Awards

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Hall of Fame Cruise Industry Awards. These awards recognize individuals and organizations whose efforts and accomplishments represent a significant contribution to the cruise industry. The 2018 Award Winners were honored at the Hall of Fame Cruise Industry Awards dinner during the CLIA Cruise360 conference in Fort Lauderdale, FL on Thursday, April 19, 2018.
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  • March 27, 2018

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Announces Professional Development Partnership with Avoya Travel

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is pleased to announce a first of its kind professional development partnership with Avoya Travel®, a CLIA Premier Agency Member. Under this new partnership, CLIA will serve as the preferred professional development and introductory travel education provider for new-to-travel professionals opening an Independent Agency in the Avoya Travel Network™.
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  • March 05, 2018

    First-of-a-Kind Partnership to Propel Cruise Growth in Southeast Asia

    The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the cruise industry’s global trade organisation, announced a new three-year partnership today that is aimed at boosting the increasingly vibrant cruising industry in Singapore and Southeast Asia.
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