Seatrade highlights CLIA’s 2024 State of the Cruise Industry Report: Cruise tourism hits record highs

More than 11,000 attendees gathered for Seatrade Cruise Global, the world’s largest B2B cruise event that met in Miami for four days earlier this month, according to organizers. Attendees had the opportunity to visit over 600 exhibitors from more than 120 countries. Hundreds more attended the second annual F&B@Sea two-day event at the Mana Wynwood […]

Cruise industry underlines resiliency and strengthens commitment to sustainability

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) emphasized the cruise community’s resilience at Seatrade Cruise Global in Miami, Florida, on Tuesday, and strengthened its commitment to sustainability. Kelly Craighead, President and CEO, CLIA said that cruise passenger volume is expected to recover and surpass 2019 levels by the end of 2023, in her opening remarks during the […]

CLIA releases Cruise Industry 2022 Outlook

Report quantifies value of cruise tourism, underscores leadership in health and safety, environmental sustainability and destination stewardship More than six million guests have sailed since cruise ships resumed operations in July 2020, reports Cruise Lines International Association, which this week released the 2022 State of the Cruise Industry Outlook report. CLIA also said that 75+% of ocean-going member […]

CLIA disputes CDC’s anti-cruising advisory, calling it “perplexing”

Cruise industry organization Cruise Lines International Association says that last week’s advisory from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warning against cruising is “particularly perplexing.” On Dec. 30, the CDC raised the travel level warning against cruising to its highest level as positive cases of the COVID-19 Omicron variant sweep the world. Nevertheless, CLIA […]

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 […]