Saturday, June 2, 2007

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA)

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has increased its membership as Majestic America Line has joined the association. Based in Seattle, Majestic America Line is America`s largest river and coastal cruise company.

The line operates seven U.S.-flagged vessels in three distinct regions of America - the Mississippi, Ohio and tributary rivers; Pacific Northwest`s Columbia, Snake and Willamette rivers; and Alaska`s Inside Passage.

"We are pleased to welcome Majestic America Line into our cruise line membership, further increasing the diversity of our member lines," said Terry L. Dale, president and CEO of CLIA. The cruise line membership of CLIA now totals 22 and represents more than 97 percent of the cruise capacity marketed in North America.


Majestic America Line, formed through the combination of American West Steamboat Company and the vessels of the Delta Queen Steamboat Company, is a division of Ambassadors Cruise Group, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ambassadors International, Inc. Together with Ambassadors International Cruise Group, Ambassadors Cruise Group operates both Majestic America Line and Windstar Cruises, a leader in luxury small ship cruising. "We are particularly excited to provide this esteemed industry association with our unique perspective on small-ship and niche-cruising," commented David Giersdorf, president, Majestic America Line. "CLIA`s tireless education and training efforts bring tremendous value to its travel agency members, and we look forward to strengthening those relationships and working together to promote the cruise industry."

Vicky Karantzavelou - Friday, June 01, 2007