CLIA News

Cruise industry honours brightest stars

15 February 2020

The stand-out stars of the Australasian cruise community have been honoured at the 19th Annual Cruise Industry Awards in Sydney, where more than 500 people gathered to acknowledge the most dedicated members of the Australian and New Zealand travel trade. Held by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia at The Star Sydney on Saturday February 15, the gala dinner and presentation night was hosted by actor and singer Tim Campbell and involved 19 awards for travel agencies and individuals from both sides of the Tasman.

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Ann Sherry joins cruising Hall of Fame

15 February 2020

Australian business leader Ann Sherry AO has been inducted into cruising's Hall of Fame at the 19th Annual Cruise Industry Awards, recognising her pivotal role in the industry's success over more than a decade. Before more than 500 guests at an event hosted by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia on Saturday February 15, Ms Sherry was named as the 16th member of the Hall of Fame by CLIA Managing Director Australasia Joel Katz.

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CLIA Statement on 2019-Novel Coronavirus

7 February 2020

The health and safety of cruise passengers and crew is and remains the number one priority of CLIA and its member lines, which make up over 90% of ocean-going cruise capacity worldwide. Given the evolving nature of the ongoing 2019-novel coronavirus outbreak and based upon prevailing guidance from global health authorities, including the World Health Organization (WHO) CLIA Members have adopted the following enhanced protocols for ocean-going guests and crew who have recently travelled from or through China, including Hong Kong and Macau

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CMV unites with CLIA in Australasia

29 January 2020

Cruise Maritime Voyages (CMV) has partnered with Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) to support its presence in Australia and New Zealand, joining as a Regional Cruise Line, Australasia. The partnership brings CMV into CLIA Australasia's wider cruise community, made up of cruise lines from around the world as well as travel agent members from across Australia and New Zealand.

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Cruise visit signals a path to recovery on NSW South Coast

24 January 2020

The Australian cruise industry has helped mark a milestone for recovering communities on the NSW South Coast as the 2,000-passenger Norwegian Jewel today became the first ship to visit the port of Eden since the recent bushfires. Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Managing Director Australasia Joel Katz said the ship's visit was an important step forward for the Australian tourism industry as it worked to support regional economies in many parts of the country.

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A-ROSA backs expansion with CLIA partnership

20 January 2020

A-ROSA River Cruises has partnered with Cruise Lines International Association as it mounts an expansion into Australian and New Zealand markets, joining CLIA Australasia as a River Marketing Affiliate. The company recently established a sales and marketing presence in Australasia as part of its plans to increase its profile among Australian and New Zealand travellers.

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Cruise visit heralds Kangaroo Island recovery

19 January 2020

Australia's cruise industry is celebrating its return to the bushfire-affected communities of Kangaroo Island after today's arrival of Sun Princess at the island port of Penneshaw. Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Managing Director Australasia Joel Katz said the ship's visit was a major milestone on the island's path to economic recovery and sent an important message to the outside world.

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Cruise lines support Australian tourism recovery

13 January 2020

Australia's cruise industry continues to operate at full capacity and has united with other tourism sectors in planning for the recovery of communities impacted by fires. Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia has confirmed all major cruise lines in the region are currently operating as scheduled and that most Australian cruise destinations are unaffected by the fires.

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Award finalists named ahead of sold-out celebration

6 January 2020

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia has announced the finalists for the 19th annual Cruise Industry Awards, to be presented at a sold-out celebration next month. A total of 71 finalists from across Australia and New Zealand have been chosen and will be in the running to win one of cruising's highest honours when the industry comes together for its biggest night of the year on February 15.

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Busy year of cruise education for travel agents

2 January 2020

Australian and New Zealand travel agents have finished a busy year of professional development, completing more than 23,000 online training modules in the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Learning Academy during 2019. The annual tally brings the total number of modules completed by CLIA members to more than 114,000 since the online training platform was launched in late 2014.

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