Posts Tagged ‘CLIA Europe’

Cruise Lines Pitch Venice Alternative

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Aerial view of the Venice port (Courtesy VTP) (Click to enlarge)The cruise industry is hoping to find an alternative route to open Venice back up to larger ships, according to a carefully prepared statement from CLIA Europe. Recent regulations have restricted ships sailing into Venice to be no more than 96,000 tons, causing a steep traffic drop for the port. (

Andreas Chrysostomou becomes Vice President European Government and Public Affairs At CLIA Europe

Friday, May 5th, 2017

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announces that Andreas Chrysostomou has joined the organization as Vice President, Public and Government Affairs for Europe. (more…)

CLIA Announces significant increase of European Cruise Travellers in 2016

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) confirms a 3.4 per cent increase of European passengers compared with 2015, essentially lead by the German and UK & Ireland markets, according to its annual CLIA survey*, presented this week by Kyriakos Anastassiadis, chairman CLIA Europe and CEO of Celestyal Cruises, at Seatrade Cruise Global 2017. (more…)

Cruise Lines International Association Names Tom Fecke CLIA Europe Secretary General

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced that Tom Fecke will join the organization on January 3, 2017 as Secretary General, CLIA Europe. (more…)

CLIA Europe Chairman Vago announces continued growth of the Cruise industry in Europe

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Pierfrancesco Vago, MSC Cruises' Executive Chairman Speaking at the Madrid International Cruise Summit, Pierfrancesco Vago, CLIA Europe Chairman for the past three years and MSC Cruises Executive Chairman, announced a forecast of continued growth for the cruise industry in Europe, in spite of current global economic austerity. (more…)

CLIA Names Vice President, Public Relations, Europe

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced that Catherine Couplan has joined the organization as Vice President, Public Relations, Europe. Couplan will be responsible for leading public relations and communications efforts across Europe. (more…)

CLIA Europe Welcomes First Regional Cruise Dialogue for the Baltic

Saturday, October 29th, 2016

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Europe as one of the leading partners of the European Commission’s Pan European Dialogue between cruise operators, ports and coastal tourism stakeholders is pleased to attend and present today (18 October) its vision for the cruise industry in the Baltic region in Copenhagen.

CLIA Europe elects Celestyal’s Anastassidis as chairman

Monday, October 24th, 2016

General Assembly of CLIA Europe, the industry’s ceiling organisation in the region, says it has voted to appoint Kyriakos Anastassiadis, CEO of Celestyal Cruises, as the next CLIA Europe Chairman. (

UK cruise industry’s economic impact growth rate trebled to 3.3% in 2015

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

The UK cruise industry is now worth €3.26 billion (£2.58 billion) per year to the country’s economy, a new report published by CLIA Europe shows. (

CLIA to take part in coastal tourism roundtable at European Parliament

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

On 22 June, CLIA Europe Director of Government Affairs Marco Digioia will attend a roundtable at the European Parliament on ‘Maritime and Coastal Tourism: Challenges and Opportunities’. (more…)

Cruise industry’s output in Europe maintained 2% growth rate in 2015

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

The cruise industry’s economic output in Europe reached €40.95 billion (£32.22 billion) in 2015, up 2% on the previous year, the same as its rate of expansion was in 2014 on the year before, CLIA Europe said in a statement. (

HELCOM and CLIA jointly organise workshop on cruise industry’s future in the Baltic Sea

Sunday, May 22nd, 2016

The Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission (HELCOM) and the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) have jointly held a workshop on the cruise industry and the Baltic Sea. (

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises: Karl J. Pojer, New Chairman of CLIA Germany’s Leadership Council

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

Karl J. Pojer, CEO of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, has been appointed Chairman of the Leadership Council of the German branch of the International Cruise Lines Association (CLIA Germany). (more…)

Travel agent focused conference Cruise360 to be held in Marseille in October

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) said that a new three day conference targeting travel agents, the largest of its kind in Europe, will take place in Marseille in October. (

Andy Harmer to take up CLIA Europe role

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

CLIA announced today that Andy Harmer, UK & Ireland Director, will take on a new European role within the association beginning 1 January, 2016. (

Working in Partnership: CLIA launches the MedCruise supported initiative to reach Travel Agents community

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

The first results of the CLIA Europe-MedCruise strategic partnership were revealed in Paris on November 24th. (more…)

European cruise industry economic impact growth almost halved to 2.2% in 2014

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

The cruise industry’s economic output in Europe reached a new record of €40.2 billion in 2014, up 2.2% on the previous year, but representing a sharp reduction from the 4.0% growth rate in 2013 on 2012, figures releaed by CLIA Europe, the industry’s ceiling organisation showed.

MedCruise and CLIA Europe sign travel agent training partnership

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

MedCruise continues its commitment with the European travel agent community creating a first step for a successful travel agent platform.

Posidonia Forum to host CLIA Europe Executive Committee Meeting

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

The Eastern Mediterranean is gearing to increase its share of the cruise sector’s €40 billion annual contribution to Europe’s economy. (

Ten percent of Spain’s tourists arrive by sea

Friday, October 10th, 2014

Spain’s cruise tourism sector is experiencing a renaissance. It is expected that by the end of 2014, according to CLIA forecast, the country will have received 7.7 million of cruise tourists. (

Cruise industry’s economic contribution sets all-time high in Europe

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

The cruise industry continues to play its part in helping Europe’s economy emerge from the economic downturn bydelivering another strong year of growth in 2013. (

MedCruise – CLIA meeting in Piraeus: The two associations explore ways for facilitating cruise growth

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

MedCruise and CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) held a meeting on Tuesday 25 February at the headquarters of MedCruise at the Port of Piraeus in Greece.

Louis Cruises Joins Executive Committee of CLIA Europe

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Louis Cruises has been invited to participate in the Executive Committee of CLIA Europe. (

New chairman for and a renewed commitment by Scandic Hotels to Cruise Baltic

Friday, December 20th, 2013

The recent Cruise Baltic Steering Group Meeting was attended by over 50 delegates. Besides the usual representatives from its 23 partners, there were industry guests and speakers from CLIA and cruise lines. (

Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio to complete term as CLIA Europe Chairman at year end, passes the helm to Pierfrancesco Vago

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

CLIA Europe Chairman, Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio, announced that he will complete his term as Chairman of CLIA Europe at the end of the year.

Call for a friendlier regulatory environment at CLIA Europe Conference

Monday, July 1st, 2013

The annual CLIA Europe Conference, formerly the European Cruise Council Conference, was held in Brussels on 25 June 2013. (

Cruise Lines and City of Venice Reach Agreement on Zero-Impact Fuel

Saturday, March 30th, 2013

Following the first Venice Blue Flag agreement the new one with the international association CLIA Europe and with strong support from Mayor Orsoni, envisages the use of ‘zero-impact’ fuel upon entering the Lagoon. (