One year on: Australian cruise renaissance gathers pace

15 March 2023

More than 40 international cruise ships have returned to local waters in the year since Australia's cruise suspension was lifted, reviving an industry worth billions of dollars a year to communities around the country. CLIA said today Australia had undergone a cruising renaissance over the summer peak season and was on track to return to pre-pandemic prosperity by the end of the year.

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Cruise industry sustainability advances showcased in new online toolkit

14 March 2023

CLIA has produced a new online toolkit providing insight into the cruise industry's advances in sustainability. Designed as an interactive resource for industry stakeholders globally, the new toolkit is accessible to all and contains information that can be downloaded and shared, including reports, statistics, maps, posters, and infographics.

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CLIA Awards celebrate cruising renaissance in Australia and New Zealand

11 March 2023

The brightest stars of the Australasian cruise community have been honoured at the 20th Cruise Industry Awards in Sydney, where close to 500 people gathered to celebrate the role of the travel trade in the region's ongoing cruising renaissance. Held by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) at Luna Park Sydney on Saturday March 11, the gala dinner and presentation night was hosted by entertainer Tim Campbell and involved 18 awards for travel agencies and individuals from across Australia and New Zealand.

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Steve Odell joins CLIA Hall of Fame

11 March 2023

Cruise line leader Steve Odell has been inducted into cruising's Hall of Fame at the 20th Cruise Industry Awards for Australasia held in Sydney, recognising his leadership role in the industry for more than three decades. In front of almost 500 guests at an event hosted by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) on Saturday March 11, Mr Odell was announced as the 17th member of the Hall of Fame by the Australasia Chairman of CLIA and the Vice President and Managing Director of Norwegian Cruise Line APAC, Ben Angell.

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Get the latest cruise insights in CLIA's new online course

8 March 2023

CLIA has launched its latest online course for travel agent members Cruise Dynamics 2023 providing insight into all the latest trends and developments in a resurgent global cruise industry. Cruise Dynamics is CLIA's annual recertification elective, allowing members to renew their CLIA credentials and maintain their Accredited, Ambassador, or Masters status.

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Cruise community ready to celebrate at 20th CLIA Awards

6 March 2023

The Australian and New Zealand cruise community is gearing up for its biggest event of the year this Saturday as Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) hosts its 20th Cruise Industry Awards for Australasia. With five days to go, CLIA is ready to welcome 500 people from across Australasia including 73 finalists for the industry's first awards celebration in more than three years.

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Young performers to take the spotlight at CLIA Awards

1 March 2023

More than 40 young Australian performers will take to the stage at this year's Cruise Industry Awards in recognition of the arts and entertainment sector's long-standing collaboration with cruising. Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has partnered with Brent Street, Australia's leading performing arts training centre, to create a spectacular dance production showcasing the talents of up-and-coming performers.

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Swan Hellenic partners with CLIA in Australasia

16 February 2023

Expedition cruise line Swan Hellenic has partnered with Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) to support its presence in Australia and New Zealand, joining as a Regional Cruise Line in Australasia. The partnership brings Swan Hellenic 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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One month to go: CLIA agents get ready to celebrate

9 February 2023

The biggest cruise industry celebration of the year is now just one month away, and judges are making their final deliberations in preparation for the 20th Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Cruise Industry Awards for Australasia. A total of 73 finalists from across Australia and New Zealand will be in the running to win one of cruising's highest honours on 11 March when the industry comes together for its biggest party in more than three years.

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CLIA LIVE cruise showcase set to tour Australia and New Zealand

6 February 2023

CLIA has announced its popular CLIA LIVE education series for 2023, bringing together travel agents for in-person training across Australasia. Dates have been confirmed for events to be held in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane and Auckland, each providing a chance for CLIA members to gain valuable sales insight into multiple cruise lines in the one forum.

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