Posts Tagged ‘CLIA UK & Ireland’

UK Ocean and River Cruise Passenger Numbers Set New Records in 2016

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

A record 1.9 million holidaymakers from the UK and Ireland took an ocean cruise in 2016 — up by 100,000 on 2015. The 5.5 percent increase outpaced all other European cruise markets and put the UK just behind Germany, which passed the two million mark for the first time, according to figures released by the Cruise Line Industry Association. (

CLIA Strengthens Global Leadership Team

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

Andy Harmer, former vice president, operations & director, UK & Ireland, has been promoted to senior vice president, membership and Bo Larsen, former vice president, strategic partnerships, has been promoted to senior vice president, strategic partnerships.

Special Report: Clia River Cruise Conference 2016

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

The importance of technology and differentiation between operators was highlighted at the trade event which took place in Amsterdam last week. Natasha Salmon reports from Amsterdam. (

Clia unveils ‘Cruise Lightbulb Moment’ agent campaign

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

Clia has unveiled its new campaign asking agents to reveal the moment selling cruise really ‘clicked’ for them. (

UK cruise market grew 8.8%, fastest in seven years, to record 1.79 million passengers 2015

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

The British cruise market grew by 8.8% to a record of 1.79 million passengers last year, the strongest growth in seven years and a sharp reversal of the 4.8% decline in 2014, CLIA UK & Ireland said in a statement. (

River Cruise Trends: Families, Younger Passengers, Themes and Exotic Locations

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Family river cruises are on the increase and the new generation of river cruises is attracting younger passengers, according to the world’s largest cruise industry trade association. (

UK river cruise market grew 6% to 139,400 passengers 2014

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

The popularity of river cruises has continued to grow with the number of UK passengers taking a holiday on waterways in Europe and further afield growing by 6% in 2014, according to figures released today by CLIA UK & Ireland. (

UK. Agents urged to use social media during Clia Cruise Week

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

This year’s Clia Cruise Week will see social media take a central role with travel agents playing a key part in highlighting the attractions of cruise holidays to newcomers in particular. (

CLIA UK & Ireland to host River Cruise Weekend in March

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Following the success of the CLIA UK & Ireland Cruise Week, the association is today announcing details of its first ever CLIA UK & Ireland River Cruise Weekend taking place in March. (

Cruise industry digs deep to support seafarers in need – thanks to Seafarers UK

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), UK and Ireland, last night (17 Dec) held its Annual Dinner on the Fred. Olsen Cruise Line’s MS Black Watch at Tilbury, attended by more than 450 cruise operators and travel agents. (more…)

UK. Cruise lines hope Cruise Week deals will entice customers

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Clia’s Cruise Week is an opportunity for agents to target more new to cruise customers, according to director Andy Harmer. (

Clia expects 300 delegates to attend River Cruise Convention

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Clia UK & Ireland is expecting a big turnout of agents for its River Cruise Convention in Amsterdam as more Britons than ever take a holiday on Europe’s waterways. (

UK Retains Top Spot as Biggest Cruise Market in Europe

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

The UK remains Europe’s biggest cruise market, with a 27.2% share of passenger numbers in 2013, according to figures released by CLIA UK & Ireland. (

Rzymowska: Cruise lines not doing enough to boost passenger numbers

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

The cruise industry is not doing a good enough job to drive forward the number of Brits taking a cruise, Clia UK and Ireland chairman Jo Rzymowska has told cruise lines. (

Dover to Host Luxury Cruise Expo

Monday, August 19th, 2013

DoverFrom 2-3 September, Dover Cruise Port will welcome cruise business delegates from across the UK and Ireland to the UK’s second busiest cruise port. (

CLIA UK and Ireland launches within a new global cruise structure

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

The cruise association CLIA UK and Ireland launches on Wednesday May 1 as the two UK trade bodies, the Association of Cruise Experts and the Passenger Shipping Association, merge to create a new national body within the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). (

CLIA UK and Ireland Appoints Andy Harmer Director

Monday, March 4th, 2013

CLIA, the new global cruise association, has today announced that Andy Harmer will take responsibility for its activities in Britain and Ireland. (