Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is composed of 23 major cruise lines, representing 97 percent of the cruise capacity marketed in North America. Cruise Lines International Association is the worldâ€™s largest cruise associations operating pursuant to an agreement filed with the Federal Maritime Commission under the Shipping Act of 1984. Serving as a non-governmental consultative organization to the International Maritime Organization (an agency of the United Nations), Cruise Lines International Associationâ€™s mission is to aid in the growth and promotion of the cruise industry.
Cruise lines International Association was founded in 1975 and in 2006, it merged with the International Council of Cruise Lines (ICCL). The International Council of Cruise Lines was created in 1990 and its purpose is to aid in the regulatory and policy development process of the cruise industry. Today, Cruise lines International Association and International Council of Cruise Lines help to â€œpromote all measures that foster a safe, secure, and healthy cruise ship environment,â€? as well as â€œeducate and train its travel agent members, and promote and explain the value desirability and affordability of the cruise vacation experience.â€?
More than 16,000 travel agencies are affiliated Cruise Lines International Association and they all display the CLIA seal. Cruise lines International Association Affiliated Travel Agencies have:
Â· Attended up to 17 three-hour Cruise lines International Association classroom training programs
Â· Viewed up to 14 Cruise lines International Association training videos
Â· Completed CLIA’S Internet based training courses
Â· Studied the Cruise lines International Association cruise vacation textbook
Â· Attended CLIA’s advanced training academy – The CLIA Institute
Â· Attended Cruise lines International Association endorsed cruise conference for training seminars and familiarization with cruise lines and cruise ships.
Additionally, Cruise lines International Association has an Executive Partner Program in place, which is made up of approximately 100 of the most â€œinnovativeâ€? suppliers of goods and services to the cruise industry.
The Cruise Lines International Association website includes features such as a cruise planner and a travel agent center as well as cruise news, a research and search function, and detailed profiles for Americaâ€™s top cruise lines and cruise ships. Visitors to the CLIA website may also register for cruise news and specials, and they can also search the site for just about anything cruise related.
Cruise Line International Association features profiles and contact information for the following cruise lines, as well as all detailed information about every ship in each fleet: American Cruise Lines, Azamara Cruises, Carnival Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruises, Costa Cruises, Crystal Cruises, Cunard Line, Disney Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Hurtigruten, Majestic America Line, MSC Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruise Line, Pearl Seas Cruises, Princess Cruises, Regent Severn Seas Cruises, Royal Caribbean International, Seabourn Cruise Line, SeaDream Yacht Club, Silversea Cruises, Uniworld Grand River Cruises, and Windstar Cruises.
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In addition, Cruise Line International Association has a team of training professionals positioned throughout the United States.