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 […]

Did You Gain Weight On Your Cruise? Tips For Next Time

If you have tried all the normal suggestions; use the stairs instead of the elevators, stay away from the buffets, and continue exercising at sea as you would on land but still gained weight on a cruise (and had a problem with that, many people don’t), this post is for you.  Those commonly suggested ideas […]

Episode: Maritime Safety 2012 + Post-Costa Concordia

[smart_track_player url=”https://traffic.libsyn.com/cruiseradioshow/EPI144JUNE1212Mixdown.mp3″ title=”Maritime Safety” artist=”Cruise Radio” ]This week we talk to Joe Farrell, owner of Resolve Marine Group, a new $6.5-million maritime training facility that cruise lines are using, Vicky Garcia joins us again with trends post-Costa Concordia and if we are seeing a ripple effect and Bud Darr, VP with Cruise Line International Association […]

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 […]

Luxury Cruise Line (And Passengers) Give Back

Call it Volunteer Travel, Volunteer Vacations, Vacanteerism or Voluntourism, it means travel which includes volunteering for a charitable cause.  Its a topic that has been about as popular as “minimizing our carbon footprint” or  “making a positive environmental impact.”  Some travelers get into it, some don’t.    For one cruise line though, its a whole lot […]

Cruise Line Hosts Look At The Past

Promoting the transatlantic relationship between the United States and United Kingdom, Cunard Line hosted guests aboard the line’s flagship Queen Mary 2 in New York for a lecture given by celebrated author Barry Singer on his newly published book, Churchill Style: The Art of Being Winston Churchill. Cunard Line’s master of Queen Mary 2, Captain Kevin […]

Lux Cruise Company Adds Up Consumption (INFOGRAPHIC)

When it comes to adding up all it takes for a great luxury cruise, travelers often turn to Luxury Cruise Company (@LuxuryCruiseCo) for advice and booking.  As a result, the people at LuxuryCruiseCo have decades of advice to share about a variety of cruise-related topics. “The size of today’s luxury cruise ships means that they […]