Survey shows general awareness down for Canada/New England cruise market

At the 2012 Canada/New England Cruise Symposium in Quebec City,  Christine Duffy, President and ceo of CLIA (Cruise Line International Association), gave results of a travel agent survey conducted earlier this year about the Canada/New England cruise market by 378 agents. The study showed 42% of travel agents believe first timers are key to the […]

Maritime Organization moves forward with Cruise Association recommendations

The Cruise Line International Association (CLIA) announced Thursday that the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Maritime Safety Committee incorporated a number of recommendations from the ongoing Cruise Industry Operational Safety Review in its meetings in London, May 16-25. The committee focused attention on passenger ship safety and considered a number of recommendations developed by the Review. […]

CLIA President Christine Duffy christens new river cruiser

CLIA (Cruise Line International Association) President and now godmother Christine Duffy christened the 164-passenger AmaCerto, today in the Danube town of Vilshofen, Germany. The day’s festivities began with a rendition of the “Triumphal March from Aida” while “stelzengehers” or stilt walkers welcomed the crowd as the AmaCerto sailed into view. Vilshofen Mayor Georg Krenn greeted […]