CLIA commits to net-zero emissions by 2050

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has confirmed its commitment to pursuing net-zero carbon cruising by 2050. Global Chief Executive Officer Kelly Craighead said at the Seatrade Cruise Global in Miami: “The industry is acting now […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Apr 28 2022

Exclusive: Poll reveals government could take election hit as ban on cruise ships is extended

An exclusive poll of more than 3,000 cruisers shows the federal government could pay a heavy price for failing to return ships to Australia. Almost half (48 per cent) of those polled this week by […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Feb 11 2022

Experts reveal almost 100 per cent of ships will be sailing by August 2022

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) have released their latest report which reveals the industry anticipates almost 100 per cent of world’s ships will be up and running by August. CLIA’s State of the Cruise Industry […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Jan 28 2022

Time to put cruise plans in place – Joel Katz

By Joel Katz, Managing Director Australasia, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA)   Wednesday’s Daily Telegraph made the message loud and clear: “ABANDON SHIP… AGAIN!” A double-page spread in the Sydney tabloid showed why Australian cruise […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Dec 17 2021

Cruise ship owners pledge net carbon neutral sailings by 2050

After battling a pandemic, now the cruise industry is ready to take on the other global challenge:  climate change. In a new grandly named report – The CLIA Global Cruise Industry Environmental Technologies and Practices […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Nov 9 2021

Australian lines call up their own medical expert to challenge “zero risk” policy as cruise ban stays

Australia’s cruise industry faced another setback when the government extended its ban on international cruise ships for another three months to September 17. But the lines are set to use a top medical expert to […]

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . Jun 10 2021

How you will cruise at home in 2021 as vaccine rollout announced

Chief medical officer Brendan Murphy sparked a furious debate this week after he maintained it was unlikely international borders would reopen in 2021. If his prediction is correct, Australians will continue to holiday at home […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Jan 19 2021

Exclusive: Australian government confirms it is studying ideas for a cruise restart

The Australian Government’s Department of Health has told Cruise Passenger it IS considering a staged approach to a cruise resumption instead of the current ban on international ships, which is set to expire December 17. […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Nov 30 2020

Cruise industry launches campaign to lift cruise ban in December

Australia’s cruise industry has launched a campaign to press the government not to extend the ban on international vessels, which is due to end on December 17. As reported three weeks ago, the industry […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Nov 29 2020

CLIA announces mandatory COVID-testing for ships of more than 250 guests

Passengers and crew members sailing on ships that accommodate more than 250 people will have to undergo mandatory COVID-19 testing. The Cruise Lines International Association and its member brands announced the plan this week as […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Oct 7 2020

Australian cruising set to resume quickly – but Queensland health may need some convincing

New and exciting initiatives could mean cruising will resume in Australian waters by the end of the year. But Queensland health officials still need some convincing. Boutique Australian line, Coral Expeditions – Australian flagged and […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Sep 24 2020