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.

  • January 19, 2015


    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) today announced the transition plan for the organization following the departure of Christine Duffy, President and Chief Executive Officer, effective January 31, 2015. In the interim, newly appointed Global CLIA Chairman Adam M. Goldstein, President and COO of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., will serve as the official spokesperson for the organization. Cindy D’Aoust, Executive Vice President of Membership and Operations, will assume and oversee the management of U.S. operations and the leadership teams in the Washington, DC, and Fort Lauderdale, FL, offices.
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  • January 06, 2015

    Lorri Christou Joins CLIA as SVP, Strategic Marketing and Communications

    Lorri Christou joined Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) on December 1, 2014, as Senior Vice President, Strategic Marketing and Communications. She will design, lead and implement a comprehensive global communications strategy that promotes the association and ensures unified messaging across multiple stakeholders. This newly created position reports directly to the CEO and is based in Washington, DC.
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  • December 03, 2014

    CLIA to Consolidate Headquarters in Washington, DC; Cindy D’Aoust Joins CLIA as EVP of Membership and Operations

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) today announced that in 2015 it will consolidate its U.S. offices into a single location in Washington, DC.
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  • October 29, 2014

    Cruise Industry Honored with Marine Environmental Protection Award

    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.
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  • September 17, 2014

    Cruise Lines International Association Honored with Coveted Travel Industry Awards

    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 Weekly Magellan Awards honor the best in travel products and services.
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  • July 28, 2014


    While health and wellness are an important consideration for vacationers, a new survey shows Americans are reluctant to try new spa and fitness activities – 40 percent say they never try anything new, citing cost and availability as top barriers. However, staying fit on a cruise vacation has never been easier, according to Cruise Lines International Association, the world’s largest cruise organization. Expansive cruise ship fitness centers rival those on land – with the bonus of ocean views – and world-class shipboard spas boast the latest and greatest in relaxation, beauty and wellness treatments.
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