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Appetite for Cruise Holidays Outdoes Pre-pandemic 2019 Levels

Interest in cruise travel is picking up fast exceeding pre-pandemic 2019 levels, according to data presented during the 5th Adriatic Sea Forum in Bari, Italy.

New EU Border Rules Top CLIA Dialogue

The new EU border rules starting in 2023 and the ways they will affect passenger flows at port terminals topped the agenda of an event of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).

Celestyal Cruises Eases Covid-19 Testing Rules, Drops Mask Mandate

Celestyal Cruises has announced the further relaxation of its Covid-19 health protocols for all its sailings.

CLIA Optimistic About Greece Cruise Travel in 2022 and Beyond

Greece is expected to see a significant increase in cruise ship calls from this year, according to the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).

Cruise Body CLIA at Posidonia 2022 with Sustainability on its Agenda

Representatives of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) attended the Posidonia 2022 shipping event in Greece with a sustainability agenda focused on the momentum of the dynamic resumption of cruise travel.

Thessaloniki Expecting Over 60 Cruise Ship Arrivals in 2022

Thessaloniki is expected to welcome over 60 cruise ships in 2022, the Region of Central Macedonia announced after participating in the Seatrade Cruise Global 2022 event.

Cruise Industry Sailing Toward a Better Future, Says CLIA

As the international cruise industry resumes operations, passenger volume is expected to recover and surpass 2019 levels by the end of 2023, CLIA President and CEO Kelly Craighead said.

Global Cruise Passenger Volume to Exceed 2019 Levels by 2023, Says CLIA

The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) sees 2022 as a pivotal transition year for the cruise industry and expects full recovery in 2023.

Cruise Industry has Responsible Tourism Practices High on Agenda, Says Report

CLIA’s annual report produced by Oxford Economics shows the cruise industry’s continued commitment to responsible tourism practices and progress on development of new environmental technologies.

CLIA Appoints Marie-Caroline Laurent as Director General for Europe

The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has appointed Marie-Caroline Laurent as Director General for Europe.

UNWTO and Greece to Collaborate on Maritime Tourism Research Centre

Greece will establish the first centre dedicated to measuring sustainable development of coastal and maritime tourism in the Eastern Mediterranean.

CLIA Welcomes Greece’s Cruise Tourism Restart

More than 20 cruise lines are currently scheduled to set sail on cruises around Greece this year, with calls at 45 ports in total.

CLIA Announces MSC Cruises’ Pierfrancesco Vago as its New Global Chairman

The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has appointed Pierfrancesco Vago, Executive Chairman of MSC Cruises, as its new Global Chairman.

CLIA and GSTC Pave the Way for Sustainable Cruise Tourism Development in Greece

CLIA's Maria Deligianni and GSTC's Ioannis Pappas are inviting port destinations in Greece to join the effort towards a more sustainable tourism industry.

CLIA: Cruise Sector Heading into 2021 with Optimism

The international cruise industry appears optimistic and ready to address the challenges of the new year ahead, CLIA says in its latest report.

Corfu and Heraklion Team Up with GSTC and CLIA for Sustainable Tourism Development

Local authorities on Corfu and Heraklion, Crete, have teamed up with CLIA and GSTC to draw up a plan for sustainable tourism development.

CLIA Cruise Line Members to Test All Passengers for Covid-19

All CLIA members that operate cruise ships with a capacity of 250 or more passengers will conduct pre-boarding Covid-19 tests to all.

CLIA Announces Ukko Metsola as New Director General for Europe

The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has appointed Ukko Metsola as its new Director General for Europe.

Six Greek Ports will Open to Cruise Ships in August

Six ports in Greece will be open to cruise ships as of August 1, the Greek Tourism Ministry has announced.

EU Issues Guidelines for Possible Cruise Travel Restart

The EU recently issued guidance in preparation for the possible resumption of cruise ship operations in the aftermath of Covid-19.