noname111
Contributor Level: Captain

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA): Do you know what this is?

CLIA is the cruise industry's trade association, which means it is primarily a voice for the cruise industry. It "supports policies and practices that foster a safe, secure, healthy and sustainable cruise ship environment and is dedicated to promoting the cruise travel experience" (CLIA, 2016). The Executive Committee is a Who's Who of cruise line CEOs so it is clear who the organization's priority. As a cruiser, are you aware of this group?

 

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noname111
Contributor Level: Captain

Under the heading of "Know Before You Go"...

In 2013, CLIA announced that the adoption of a Cruise Industry Passenger Bill of Rights. This document serves to demonstrate CLIA members commitment to the safety, comfort and care of guests in a number of important areas.  This link goes to the press release, but the content of the BoR document is contained therein.

http://www.cruising.org/about-the-industry/press-room/press-releases/cruise-industry-adopts-bill-of-rights

 

meghad23
Contributor Level: Captain

I know I did not know about them. I read the bill of rights and it does not sound like much. Only covers Mechanical failure only which sounds about par, but basically it sounds like we really have no "rights"

 

If I could add one it would be the Right to a fun time! 

OldGreyWolf
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

Yes I was aware of the organization. Have seen a few news articles mention them and I believe that they have a yearly conference to promote the industry. I believe the conference is in Miami.

akaGrandmaJo
Contributor Level: Staff Captain

Yes, I am aware of CLIA, but I admit that I don't know a lot about the organization.

cruznjan
Contributor Level: Staff Captain

I didn't know what it is, but I've seen travel agencies using the acronym.

DVCruise
Contributor Level: Captain

Yes - But feel it is insignificant in the average cruise experience. 

ashleebrown
Contributor Level: Captain

I've seen the acronym around but I don't know too much about it. I am familiar with the Bill of Rights, though.

noname111
Contributor Level: Captain

Information is power.  

There is a companion website to the CLIA site which aimed more at consumers.  http://www.cruiseforward.org. This is another source of information. I've always been one to scratch beneath the surface to answer the who, what, why, etc.... 

Probably why one of my favorite TV shows is How Its Made. ~shrug~

 

Johngold
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

I am aware of the CLIA, they are a business organization created by the cruise lines, managed by the cruise lines and create to promote the cruise industry. They serve a purpose, but like any industry promotion organization they are somewhat biased in any information or proposed changes to laws regarding the cruise industry, in favor of the industry. 

 

noname111
Contributor Level: Captain

I agree johngold.  It's one of the reasons I check out their site from time to time... see what they are lobbying for, their position papers, etc. If it is something that I feel would lessen the cruisers experience, I reach out to my Congressional representatives to voice and opposing opinion.

It is important to be aware of things going on in the cruising industry, not just the latest discounts and itineraries :)

 

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