Press Contacts

Travel Industry & Marketing

Sarah Kennedy – Director, Public Relations
Tel: 703-628-7389 

Industry Policies/Regulatory & Legislative Issues

Catharine Montgomery – Director of Public Affairs
Tel: 202-759-6758

Press Releases

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

  • May 18, 2016

    Cruise Lines International Association Releases 2016 Global Cruise Industry Directory

    CLIA has released its 2016 Digital and Print "Who's Who in the Global Cruise Industry" Directory, exclusively available to CLIA Executive Partner and Cruise Line Members. The directory, now available online and as a printed version, is a valuable resource to help CLIA Members grow their business by granting access to key cruise line and industry contacts.
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  • May 12, 2016

    Steve Odell Appointed as CLIA Australasia Chairman

    Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Senior Vice President and Managing Director Asia Pacific Steve Odell has been appointed as the new chairman of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia.
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  • May 11, 2016

    Cruise Lines International Association Holds 2016 Technical & Regulatory Forum

    More than 100 delegates gathered in London to discuss a range of key regulatory and technical cruise industry topics, including public health, the environment, technology innovation and safety. Participants at CLIA’s Technical & Regulatory Forum included CLIA Cruise Line and Executive Partner Members, as well as international regulators, such as Ambassador Arsenio A. Dominguez, Marine Environment Protection Committee Chairman at the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
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  • May 03, 2016

    New to Cruising? CLIA Travel Agents Reveal Best Tips for First-Time Cruisers

    This summer, there are more first-time cruisers ready to embark on the joys and possibilities of a cruise vacation than ever before. In fact, according to Cruise Critic®, the world's leading cruise reviews site and online cruise community, a quarter of all visitors to are new to cruising and searching for help in planning a cruise vacation, ranging from choosing the right ship to planning on-board and in-port activities.
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  • May 02, 2016

    Cruise Lines International Association Names Senior Vice President, Membership Operations

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced that Caroline Johnson has joined the organization as Senior Vice President, Membership Operations. Johnson will be responsible for leading membership strategy, planning and business operations in North America.
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  • April 26, 2016

    CLIA Releases Second Quarterly Travel Agent Cruise Industry Outlook Report

    Today, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) released the second Travel Agent Cruise Industry Outlook Report of 2016, revealing economic trends are positively impacting cruise travel, travelers are cruising closer to home and demand for river cruises continues. The report, which was conducted in February, is the second 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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