• August 26, 2015

    Cruise Lines International Association Offers Travel Agents Tools, Tips and Techniques to Leverage National Plan a Cruise Month

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the unified voice and leading authority of the global cruise community, has announced October is National Plan a Cruise Month. Through the multi-dimensional campaign, the cruise industry has come together to help everyone fall in love with cruising by featuring unprecedented cruise vacation offers – from chances to win dream cruise vacations each day of the month and discovering new cruises and destinations to receiving the best cruise deals and promotions.
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  • August 26, 2015

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Names Marla Phaneuf Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, North America

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced that Marla Phaneuf has joined the organization as Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, North America. Phaneuf will be responsible for CLIA’s strategic alliances and work with partners to ensure member engagement and satisfaction.
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  • August 12, 2015

    Cruise Lines International Association Announces President & CEO Transition

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) today announced that Thomas P. Ostebo who recently joined CLIA as President and CEO has stepped down from the position immediately, due to personal reasons.
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  • August 05, 2015

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Names Neil Linwood Managing Director of CLIA Australasia

    Cruise Lines International Association announced that Neil Linwood has been named Managing Director of CLIA Australasia. Linwood was promoted to this new role as the Australasia cruise industry continues to grow and the organization’s membership needs expand.
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  • July 21, 2015

    CONNECTED AT SEA: CRUISE LINES ENHANCE WIFI CAPABILITIES ON CRUISE SHIPS: Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Highlights Growing Number of Wi-Fi Options on Cruise Ships

    From emails and texts to tweets and Instagram posts, travelers want to digitally share and stay connected while on vacation. While the perception may be that a cruise vacation does not offer a chance to be accessible, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) reveals that cruise lines have introduced a host of Wi-Fi capabilities and offerings on cruise ships making it easier than ever before to stay connected at sea.
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  • July 16, 2015

    CLIA RECOGNIZES MERCY SHIPS AS THEIR CHARITY OF CHOICE: Cruise Lines International Association to Partner with Mercy Ships to Promote Health and Well-Being in Developing Nations

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has selected Mercy Ships as their Charity of Choice. Through this partnership, CLIA will work with Mercy Ships to further endorse their initiatives to deliver healthcare to developing nations and make CLIA global members aware of the international nonprofit’s mission and efforts.
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  • June 29, 2015

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Names Christian Savelli Vice President, Research and Business Analytics

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced that Christian Savelli will join the organization as Vice President, Research and Business Analytics. Effective today, Savelli will lead CLIA’s research initiatives while supporting and keeping in alignment with CLIA’s objectives and mission of acting as the unified global organization that helps its members succeed by advocating, educating and promoting for the common interests of the cruise community.
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  • May 26, 2015

    CLIA ANNOUNCES NEW TRADE RELATIONS COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is pleased to announce that Ken Muskat, executive vice president of sales, public relations, and guest services for MSC Cruises USA, has been named chairman of the CLIA Trade Relations Committee.
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  • April 22, 2015

    CRUISE LINES INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION UNVEILS NEW E-LEARNING OFFERINGS AT CRUISE3SIXTY

    Today at cruise3sixty, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is announcing eight new training and professional development e-learning courses for the travel agent community, all of which are available online as of April 29, 2015. Created by CLIA’s professional development team, the courses offer business, niche, geography, sales and professional development content. The courses are easily accessible via computer anytime on CLIA’s website.
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  • April 13, 2015

    CLIA ANNOUNCES 2015 CRUISE INDUSTRY HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is proud to announce the 2015 Cruise Industry Hall of Fame Inductees. The CLIA Hall of Fame recognizes individuals, past and present, whose efforts and accomplishments represent a significant contribution to the cruise industry. The 2015 inductees will be honored at a gala dinner during the CLIA cruise3sixty conference in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, on April 23, 2015, at the Broward County Convention Center.
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  • March 31, 2015

    PONANT JOINS CLIA AS NEWEST GLOBAL CRUISE LINE MEMBER

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has announced the addition of Global Cruise Line Member, PONANT Yacht Cruises & Expeditions. A world leader in Polar cruising, PONANT joins the growing number of CLIA’s Global Cruise Line Members, now totaling 28 cruise lines.
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  • March 23, 2015

    Indulge and Stay Fit in the Best Wellness Facilities at Sea

    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.
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  • March 12, 2015

    CLIA Announces Its Diamond Elite and Diamond Executive Partner Members

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is pleased to announce its Diamond Elite and Diamond Executive Partner Members. CLIA has seen an increase in membership since restructuring and enhancing the 2015 Executive Partner program. New benefits include exclusive networking events and educational offerings. Today, 275 CLIA Executive Partners unite ports, destinations, travel operators, technical and supply chain providers and business service providers with cruise lines and CLIA’s travel agent and agency members to create targeted communities committed to the growth of the cruise industry.
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  • March 10, 2015

    Five Tips for Planning a Cruise with Tough-to-Please Teens

    Traveling with teenagers can be challenging, as any parent who has ever tried to sightsee with a scowling, foot-dragging, eye-rolling, fledgling-adult can attest. “You’re looking at Ephesus and they’re whining and asking ‘why are we here?’ says Candyce Stapen, a family travel expert and USA Today travel editor. “And if your teenager is unhappy, you will be too.” Cruising can be an ideal solution for teens, says Stapen. However, there are some important things to keep in mind when planning a cruise getaway with teens that the whole family can enjoy.
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  • March 03, 2015

    12 Healthy Reasons To Take A Cruise Vacation

    According to a recent study, cruise travelers rank an ocean cruise as the best overall vacation experience.1 In addition to being fun, a cruise vacation provides a number of health benefits which are supported by third party research. Today, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) revealed 12 reasons why taking a cruise is a great choice for vacationing and the overall health of the cruise traveler.
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  • February 19, 2015

    Charles Sylvia Joins CLIA as Vice President of Trade Relations

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is excited to announce that Charles Sylvia will be joining CLIA on March 2, 2015, as Vice President of Trade Relations.
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  • February 12, 2015

    CLIA ANNOUNCES CROISIEUROPE AS NEW GLOBAL CRUISE LINE MEMBER

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has announced CroisiEurope, Europe’s largest river cruise line, has joined as a Global Cruise Line Member. CLIA now has 27 global cruise line members. As a CLIA Global Cruise Line Member, cruise lines are offered a range of benefits, including access to CLIA travel agent and agency members, and marketing and promotional activities across CLIA’s 15 offices around the world.
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  • January 28, 2015

    Nominations Are Open for the Eleventh Annual CLIA Hall Of Fame Awards

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has opened nominations for the eleventh annual CLIA Hall of Fame Awards recognizing individuals, both past and present, whose efforts and accomplishments represent a significant contribution to the cruise industry. Nominations are due no later than February 12, 2015, and will be accepted through submissions at http://www.cruising.org/2015-hall-fame-nomination-information.
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  • January 23, 2015

    CLIA Announces New Individual Agent Member Program Benefits

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the world’s largest cruise trade association, today unveiled new Individual Agent Membership benefits available at http://cruising.org/membership-center/agent-membership/premium-agent-cruise-line-offers. All 26 CLIA North American Cruise Line Members are now offering an unprecedented number of special offers valued at an estimated $5,000. These offers, exclusively for 2015 CLIA agent members, include agent bonus commissions, reduced rate cruises for agent personal travel, priority FAM trip invitations and special benefits for CLIA-certified agent members.
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  • January 23, 2015

    CLIA Agent Member 2015 Cruise Line Offers at a Glance

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the world’s largest cruise trade association, today unveiled new Individual Agent Membership benefits available. Below is a summary of all 26 CLIA North American Cruise Line Members special offers, valued at an estimated $5,000.
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