CLIA News

CLIA Statement on COVID-19

1 April 2020

CLIA and its cruise line members are responding to evolving circumstances swiftly and in consultation with health authorities internationally in relation to COVID-19. As always, the health and safety of passengers and crew is the highest priority.

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CLIA to launch next-level education platform

12 March 2020

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia is preparing to unveil a new generation online platform to host all its education and member services in a single location, taking its digital learning to the next level. To be launched next month, the entirely new platform will introduce new features, new content and streamlined services, all designed to make travel agents' work easier and boost their cruise sector education.

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Perth to kick-off expanded CLIA LIVE series

2 March 2020

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is set to launch its CLIA LIVE series for 2020, with the first event in Perth this month marking the start of an expanded travel agent training program across Australia and New Zealand. New cruise line presenters and an additional event on the Gold Coast have been added to a packed line-up that will also visit Adelaide, Sydney, Auckland, Brisbane and Melbourne after the upcoming debut in Perth on March 17 18.

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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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Cruise industry honours brightest stars

3 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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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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