CLIA represents 95% of the world’s ocean-going cruise capacity, as well as 54,000 travel agents, 15,000 of the largest travel agencies in the world, and industry stakeholders, including ports, destinations, ship developers, suppliers, and business services. We are the only association that brings together ocean cruise lines and river cruise operators with travel agents and the wider cruise community. The cruise industry is one of Europe’s success stories supporting hundreds of thousands of jobs and contributing to economies.

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Going net zero: how the cruise industry is charting a more sustainable future

WATCH: CLIA cruise companies are pursuing more efficient ships, alternative fuels and digital technologies, as they navigate towards net-zero carbon cruising by 2050.

Quick links to our key content across Europe

Towards net zero

The cruise industry supports the long-term objectives of the EU Green Deal and is committed to pursuing net carbon neutral cruising in Europe by 2050. We are driving innovation to help achieve these commitments.

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CLIA publishes regular reports analysing the economic impact of the cruise industry on economies. Over 400,000 jobs across Europe are supported by our industry.

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Responsible tourism

We work in partnership with cruise destinations around Europe as part of our vision to be leaders in responsible travel.

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Marie-Caroline Laurent

Director General

Julie Green

VP Strategic Communications & Media

+32 472 57 01 69

Cynthia Furste

Senior Director European Government Affairs

Martyn Griffiths

Public Affairs Director & Media

+32 479 97 21 56

Nikos Mertzanidis

Vice-President, Ports & Destinations

Marieke de Bakker

Senior Manager, Governance and Administration

Stephanie Lericollais

Senior Manager, EU & Executive Engagement

Philomène Bouchon

Strategic Communications Manager

Elna Larsson

Policy Officer


Maria Deligianni

Regional Director, Eastern Mediterranean

Francesco Galietti

National Director, Italy

Claudia Marmorato

Director, Partner Relations

Rune Mørck Wergeland

Director, Norway

+47 913 88 914

Georg Ehrmann

CLIA in Germany

+ 49 40 3496167-0

Alfredo Serrano

National Director, Spain