Cruise Industry Adopts New Lifeboat Policy

Effective immediately, a new lifeboat policy has been adopted for the cruise industry, an outcome of the Cruise Industry Operational Review. The operational review is a panel launched after the Costa Concordia incident earlier this year to evaluate and cross-check all cruise line safety policies. Under this new policy cruise lines must fill their lifeboats […]

Coast Guard Day Brings Donation by Industry Charity

The charity funded by Cruise Line International Association (CLIA)  member cruise lines, Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation, announced a $5,000 donation to Coast Guard Mutual Assistance over the weekend to commemorate Coast Guard Day . “The cruise industry today thanks and honors the thousands of men and women that make up the U.S. Coast Guard for […]

Carnival Pride Hosts VIP Reception for Cruise Associations

The 2,124-guest Carnival Pride served as a venue for a reception and luncheon held by the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation (CICF) in Baltimore, Maryland recently. Christine Duffy, CEO of CLIA was in attendance along with dignitaries and VIP’s from Baltimore and CICF. A donation of $50,000 was presented to […]

CEO of CLIA Announces Cruise Industry Blog

The start of August was the start of even more engagement for CLIA (Cruise Line International Association), the largest global cruise line organization, as the CEO launched a Twitter account and a CEO blog. “With such a dynamic, changing industry, CLIA is committed to keeping our members and vacationers informed on every platform possible. I look […]

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 […]

CLIA Announces New Vice President of Technical and Regulatory Affairs

The Cruise Line International Association today announces Bud Darr will assume the role of Vice President of Technical and Regulatory Affairs. “Bud is a maritime and cruise industry expert who has provided tremendous value to CLIA members, and we look forward to working with him on many of the critical issues that will shape our […]

Worldwide Cruise Industry Adds New Safety Rules

When the Costa Concordia grounded in January, the worldwide cruise industry community came together as never before, ordering an Operational Safety Review. The review is complete and resulted in three new policies set to address safety concerns These three new policies, which go beyond the strict international regulatory requirements that cruise lines must already comply […]