CLIA: Cruise industry’s emissions criticism lacks academic scrutiny

Responding to a recent report by T&E critisizing the cruise industry’s emissions, CLIA said the results have been published without any academic scrutiny. It also cited significant investments in scrubbers and LNG over the last years, noting that the industry is fully committed to a zero emission future.

Infographic: Cruise industry in numbers for Asia in 2018

The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) released its annual Asia Cruise Industry Ocean Source Market Report, which analyzes the growth, demographics and trends of the top source markets in Asia. The report noted a record-breaking 4.24 million ocean-going cruise passengers in 2018.

Infographic: 28.5 million cruise passengers in 2018

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the largest cruise industry trade organisation globally, published its 2018 global cruise passenger statistics. An almost 7% increase was seen from 2017 to 2018 in the cruising industry, reaching the 28.5 million passengers. According to CLIA, North American travellers continue embracing cruising, with an annual passenger increase of 9% (14.2 million passengers) in 2018.

Cruise industry opposes Australia’s Biosecurity Imports Levy

A proposal to hit cruise lines with a new tax will add an unfair burden to the industry and drive up costs for both operators and passengers, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia warned. The Association refers to Australia’s Biosecurity Imports Levy, to be implemented by July 2019. 

Two cruise lines skip Amsterdam over new passenger tax

Effective from 1st January 2019, Amsterdam, capital of the Netherlands and an attractive tourist destination, has applied a new tax on cruise passengers, triggering a wave of complaints by major cruise lines, as well as the largest cruise industry trade body. 

What will be the cruise trends for 2019

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), published the 2019 Cruise Trends and State of the Cruise Industry Outlook. The report analyses the trends affecting cruise travel in 2019 and beyond, as well as the total global economic impact.

CLIA appoints Kelly Craighead as President and CEO

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced that its Global Executive Committee has appointed Kelly Craighead as President and Chief Executive Officer as from 1 January 2019. Mrs. Craighead will be taking over the role currently held by Cindy D’Aoust, who in July of this year announced her intent to leave her position by year’s end.

Dubrovnik announces limit on cruise ship arrivals

The Croatian city of Dubrovnik announced the launch of new measures in order to manage overtourism from cruising. Namely, more and more tourist are choosing to cruise in Dubrovnik, causing congestion. As a result, the city decided to limit the cruise ships docking at its piers to two, beginning next year.

Port of Riga aspires to be an attractive cruise destination

Τhe Port of Riga Authority participated in a summit organized by CLIA, the cruise industry association. The Port promoted Riga as an attractive and welcoming destination, emphasizing that a number of measures have been taken to make the port more suitable for cruise ships, both in terms of shipping safety and capacity.

More Australians are choosing cruises for vacation

More Australians than ever are choosing cruises for a holiday, with Cruise Lines International Association Australasia revealing that in 2017 the Australian cruise market grew by 4.4%, equating to almost 6% of the Australian population taking a cruise last year.


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