CLIA: Following a challenging year in 2020, new research shows there is resiliency and optimism heading into 2021

Trade organization Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has released the 2021 State of the Cruise Industry Outlook report which highlights the industry’s global economic impact, trend forecasts and the industry’s commitment to responsible tourism practices and leadership. Despite a challenging year in 2020, new research also reveals there is optimism on the horizon with two out of […]

CLIA and members commit to a return to passenger sailing with enhanced health and safety measures

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), which represents 95% of global ocean-going cruise capacity, issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Framework for Conditional Sailing Order that will replace the previous No Sail Order: “Guided by the recommendations of leading experts in health and science, including the Healthy […]

SeaTrade goes virtual for 2020 and focuses on health, safety, sustainability and optimism

One of the biggest items of news that that came out of the 2020 SeaTrade Cruise Virtual Experience that began on Oct. 5, was the announcement by Cruise Lines International Association President and CEO Kelly Craighead that all of the organization’s members worldwide had agreed to 100% testing of passengers and crew for COVID-19 prior […]

CLIA announces mandatory health protocols as path to phased restart of U.S. cruises

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has announced a set of “mandatory core elements” of health protocols as part of a phased-in, highly controlled resumption of cruise operations in the Americas. The new protocols follow the strict measures in place for initial sailings in Europe, and address the resumption of operations in the Caribbean, Mexico and […]

Breaking News: Cruise industry voluntarily shuts down in the U.S.

Cruise Lines International Association has announced the voluntary suspension in U.S. Cruise operations. The Association issued the statement late on Friday, March 13. CLIA ocean-going cruise lines will be voluntarily and temporarily suspending cruise ship operations from U.S. ports of call for 30 days as public health officials and the U.S. Government continue to address […]

CLIA and MHA sign collaboration MOU

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and The Marine Hotel Association (MHA) have signed a Memorandum of Under-standing (MOU) to explore a collaboration between the two organizations. The collaboration would bring MHA into CLIA and offer one cohesive membership to cruise lines and suppliers within the cruise industry, utilizing MHA’s experience and resources within the marine […]