Cruise Lines International Association

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Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is an association of cruise lines. It merged with International Council of Cruise Lines (ICCL) in 2006, forming an expanded organization incorporating the existing functions of both organizations. The merged organization, which uses the CLIA name, relocated to Fort Lauderdale, Florida in January 2007 while maintaining a satellite office in Washington, D.C.

Federal Lobbying[edit]

Budd Darr, the organization's Senior Vice President of Technical and Regulatory Affairs, told CNN[1] that CLIA spent almost $10 million lobbying in Washington D.C. from 2004 to 2011. Lobbying efforts have focused on issues like vessel sanitation and passenger safety.[2]

CLIA Member Lines[edit]

As of February 2012, 26 cruise lines, constituting over 97 percent of North American cruise capacity,[3] were members of Cruise Lines International Association, including:[4]


  1. ^ LaPosta, Diana. "Concordia disaster focuses attention on how cruise industry operates". CNN. Retrieved 20 February 2013. 
  2. ^ Klein, Ross. "Your Resource for the Other Information About the Cruise Industry". Professor, School of Social Work at the Memorial University of Newfoundland. Retrieved 20 February 2013. 
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  4. ^ [1], CLIA's Official Web Site.

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