CLIA News

CLIA appoints Director of Government Affairs in Australasia

19 September 2023

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has appointed Hugh Cavill as Director of Government Affairs in Australasia, a role that will strengthen the cruise industry's presence among policymakers and stakeholders across Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. Mr Cavill joins CLIA with extensive experience in state government, tourism and transport, having worked in senior policy and strategy advisor roles for several NSW Ministers.

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Australia set for vibrant cruise season this summer

7 September 2023

Australia is gearing up for a spectacular summer cruise season, bringing new ships, new cruise lines and more than 1800 port calls in destinations around the country. Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Managing Director Australasia Joel Katz said the 2023-24 season was likely to be one of Australia's busiest, with the number of ships visiting the region set to exceed pre-pandemic levels.

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Cruise line sustainability advances showcased in New Wave magazine

7 September 2023

The cruise industry's latest advances in sustainability and destination stewardship are among initiatives showcased in a new specialist publication released today by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) in Australasia. The glossy magazine, New Wave, highlights some of the technological advances being pioneered by cruise lines worldwide as they work to accelerate the maritime transition towards net zero.

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Report shows cruise industry environmental progress

6 September 2023

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) today released its 2023 Global Cruise Industry Environmental Technologies and Practices Report, showing concrete progress by the sector in advancing its environmental and sustainability agenda. "Cruise lines continue to transform the modern fleet to protect the oceans, air and destinations enjoyed by millions of passengers each year," said CLIA President and CEO Kelly Craighead.

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Almost 650 head to Brisbane for Cruise360 Australasia

6 September 2023

Almost 650 members of the Australasia cruise community will converge in Brisbane today as Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) hosts its first Cruise360 Australasia conference in Queensland. The sold-out event has attracted delegates from across Australia and New Zealand as the industry prepares for a bumper summer season of cruising down under.

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Removal of Covid-era measures in Australia confirmed

28 August 2023

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) today welcomed confirmation from NSW Premier Chris Minns that cruise-specific Covid-19 measures have been removed, effective immediately. This follows advice on Friday from Australia's Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly that measures had been removed at the federal level after a decision by the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC).

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Riding the Wave at Cruise360 Australasia

16 August 2023

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has announced the full line-up of international speakers and cruise industry leaders for its Cruise360 Australasia conference next month. Under this year's theme Riding the Wave, the event has been designed to give delegates all the insight and inspiration they need to thrive in a resurgent Australasian cruise market.

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International guests to explore far horizons at Cruise360

3 August 2023

Cruise360 Australasia will explore new shores next month as a panel of international leaders help unlock emerging opportunities in destinations around the world. Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has announced four visiting speakers who will join this year's conference in Brisbane, providing expert insight into the evolution of new cruise destinations.

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Cruise360 to explore the new cruising mindset with Virgin Voyages leader Nirmal Saverimuttu

26 July 2023

Cruise360 Australasia will explore the mindset of the modern cruise guest this September through the insight of Virgin Voyages President and Chief Experience Officer Nirmal Saverimuttu. Mr Saverimuttu is the latest international speaker confirmed by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) for this year's Cruise360 conference, to be held in Brisbane for the first time on September 7.

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Captain Cook Cruises Fiji partners with CLIA in Australasia

26 July 2023

Small-ship specialist Captain Cook Cruises Fiji has united with Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) to help build its presence in the Australian and New Zealand markets. The partnership brings the Fijian operator into CLIA's wider Australasian 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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