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Nov 23, 2015, 09:00 ET Cruise Industry Supports Efforts to Eliminate Trade in Illegal Wildlife

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is actively engaged in efforts to reduce or eliminate trade in illegal wildlife.  As a member of...


Oct 19, 2015, 08:45 ET Global Cruise Industry Contributes $7.95 Billion To Florida's Economy, Up 8.4 Percent In One Year

The global cruise industry contributed $7.95 billion to Florida's economy in 2014, increasing 8.4 percent since 2013 and accounting for 38 percent...


Oct 19, 2015, 08:45 ET Global Cruise Industry Contributes $666 Million To Georgia Economy

The global cruise industry contributed $666 million to Georgia's economy in 2014, accounting for 3.2 percent of the cruise industry's spending...


Oct 19, 2015, 08:45 ET Global Cruise Industry Contributes $1.24 Billion to New York Economy

The global cruise industry contributed $1.24 billion to New York's economy in 2014, accounting for 5.9 percent of the cruise industry's spending...


Oct 19, 2015, 08:45 ET Global Cruise Industry Contributes $509 Million To Illinois Economy

The global cruise industry contributed $509 million to Illinois's economy in 2014, up 3 percent from 2013 and accounting for 2.4 percent of the...


Oct 19, 2015, 08:45 ET Global Cruise Industry Contributes $743 Million to Washington Economy

The global cruise industry contributed $743 million to Washington's economy in 2014, accounting for 3.5 percent of the cruise industry's spending...


Oct 19, 2015, 08:45 ET Global Cruise Industry Contributes $438 Million to Massachusetts Economy

The global cruise industry contributed $438 million to Massachusetts' economy in 2014, accounting for 2.1 percent of the cruise industry's spending...


Oct 19, 2015, 08:45 ET Global Cruise Industry Contributes $2.2 Billion To California's Economy, Up Nearly 20 Percent In One Year

 The global cruise industry contributed $2.2 billion to California's economy in 2014, increasing 19.2 percent since 2013 and accounting for...


Oct 19, 2015, 08:45 ET Global Cruise Industry Contributes $412 Million To New Jersey Economy

The global cruise industry contributed $412 million to New Jersey's economy in 2014, accounting for 2 percent of the cruise industry's spending...


Oct 19, 2015, 08:45 ET Global Cruise Industry Contributes $1.33 Billion To Texas Economy, Up 5.6 Percent In One Year

The global cruise industry contributed $1.33 billion to Texas' economy in 2014, increasing 5.6 percent since 2013 and accounting for 6.3 percent of...


Oct 19, 2015, 08:00 ET Cruise Lines, Passengers Spent $21 Billion In 2014, Jumping 16 Percent In Four Years And Representing New Peak In U.S. Cruise Industry Expenditures

Cruise lines, their passengers and crew spent a record $21 billion in the U.S. in 2014, up 16 percent since 2010 and representing a new peak in U.S....


Oct 19, 2015, 08:00 ET Global Demand For Cruising Surpasses 22 Million Passengers, Increasing 68 Percent In Ten Years

Global demand for cruising reached 22.04 million passengers[1] in 2014, up 68 percent from 13.1 million passengers in 2004, according to a new...


Oct 14, 2015, 09:03 ET Cruising For The Health-Conscious Traveler

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- October is National Plan a Cruise Month and Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is sharing...


Oct 07, 2015, 09:08 ET Amazing and Unexpected Cruise Travel Destinations

  It is National Plan a Cruise Month and the cruise industry is celebrating by unveiling the eleven most amazing and unexpected cruise...


Oct 01, 2015, 17:34 ET Congress Introduces Resolution Inaugurating October As Cruise Travel Professional Month

A resolution introduced today in the U.S. House of Representatives designates October as "Cruise Travel Professional Month," acknowledging "the...


Oct 01, 2015, 12:55 ET Fall In Love With Cruising: October Is National Plan A Cruise Month

 Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the unified voice and leading authority of the global cruise community, has announced October...


Oct 01, 2015, 09:08 ET National Plan A Cruise Month Kicks Off #CruiseSmile: A Chance To Win One Of 31 Amazing Cruise Vacations

 October is National Plan a Cruise Month and the cruise industry is celebrating by launching #CruiseSmile, a simple and exciting chance to win...


Sep 30, 2015, 10:00 ET Take a Bite Out of Surprising Cuisine Finds at Sea

 October is National Plan a Cruise Month and the cruise industry is celebrating every aspect of cruising, especially cruise cuisine. Today's...


Sep 24, 2015, 10:42 ET Five Reasons to Book Your Next Cruise Vacation with a Travel Agent

It's National Plan a Cruise Month and the cruise industry has come together to help everyone fall in love with cruising by highlighting the growing...


Aug 12, 2015, 09:58 ET 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...


Jul 21, 2015, 10:14 ET Connected At Sea: Cruise Lines Enhance Wi-Fi Capabilities On Cruise Ships

From emails and texts to tweets and Instagram posts, travelers want to digitally share and stay connected while on vacation....


Jul 16, 2015, 10:00 ET CLIA Recognizes Mercy Ships as Their Charity of Choice

 Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has selected Mercy Ships as their Charity of Choice.  Through this partnership, CLIA will...


May 20, 2015, 10:08 ET Cruise Lines International Association Names Thomas P. Ostebo As President & CEO

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) today announced Thomas P. Ostebo will join CLIA as President and Chief Executive Officer,...


Apr 22, 2015, 10:07 ET Cruise Industry Continues Commitment And Initiatives To Advance Environmental Stewardship And Conservation Practices

In honor of Earth Day, the cruise industry renews its commitment to protect the environment in which it operates and the ports of call it visits....


Mar 17, 2015, 14:07 ET State Of The Asia Cruise Industry: More Cruise Ships, Passengers And Ports Than Ever Before

 Today, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) released the findings from comprehensive Asia Cruise Trends study. Overall, the data...