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.

  • July 16, 2013

    STUDY SHOWS U.S. CRUISE INDUSTRY A SUBSTANTIAL CONTRIBUTOR TO U.S. ECONOMY

    The North American cruise industry continued to be a substantial contributor to the U.S. economy in 2012 according to an independent study commissioned by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). The study shows that CLIA’s 26 North American member lines and their passengers and crew contributed over $42 billion in total U.S. economic impact, a 4.6 percent increase from 2011. In addition, the cruise industry generated 356,311 jobs, paying a record $17.4 billion in wages to American workers.
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  • July 01, 2013

    INTERNATIONAL MARITIME ORGANIZATION (IMO) ADOPTS ADDITIONAL MEASURES FROM GLOBAL CRUISE INDUSTRY TO ENHANCE PASSENGER SHIP SAFETY

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) today announced that the IMO has implemented three additional safety-related policies from the 2012 Global Cruise Industry Operational Safety Review at the recently completed IMO Maritime Safety Committee meeting. All ten policies from the Review have now been included in formal IMO standards specific to Passenger Ship Safety.
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  • June 25, 2013

    CLIA CELEBRATES DAY OF THE SEAFARER

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) today, in recognition of today’s Day of the Seafarer, underscored its commitment to seafarers worldwide for their instrumental role in delivering memorable vacation experiences to over 20 million cruise passengers annually.
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  • May 31, 2013

    CLIA Commends International Maritime Organization for Adopting Robust Worldwide Guidelines on Preservation of Evidence and Care of Persons Affected

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) today commended the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Legal Committee for adopting at its recent meeting in London a proposal which CLIA co-sponsored on international standards for crime reporting, cooperation between governments, evidence preservation and care for victims.
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  • May 31, 2013

    CLIA’s Cruise3sixty Approaches Sell-Out Status

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced today that the ninth annual cruise3sixty conference and trade show is reaching near sell-out status, with nearly 1,300 national and international travel selling professionals registered to attend the event set for June 19-23 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
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  • May 31, 2013

    CLIA Announces 2013 Ccruise Industry Hall of Fame Inductees

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has announced three inductees into the 2013 Cruise Industry Hall of Fame. Honored at the Hall of Fame Dinner & Awards gala at the ninth annual cruise3sixty conference at the Vancouver Convention Centre will be: Mark Conroy, executive advisor for Prestige Cruise Holdings and past president of Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Michelle Fee, CEO of CruisePlanners, and Michael Drever, past president, CEO and founder of Expedia CruiseShipCenters.
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