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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 $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 $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 $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, 08:45 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 $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 $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 $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 $1.24 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, 08:00 ET
Where Cruise Passengers (Millions) Are Sourced From. Source: CLIA 2014 Economic Impact Analysis

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 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 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
AmaWaterways cruisers must visit the diamond-covered Schwedagon Pagoda in Yangon.

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
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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
MSC Divina offers a wine blending class to create, bottle and label wine.

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
How To Plan An Incredible Cruise Vacation

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...