The new Crystal Cruises rejoined CLIA-Cruise Lines International Association, the industry's largest trade association, as an ocean-going cruise line member.
In a statement, Jack Anderson (Crystal's president) said they were honored to join CLIA and "fully participate in their important work to promote the work of the industry and provide a unified voice across the entire global cruise community."
CLIA's latest addition comes during Cruise Week. The event seeks to add value to its members via a wide range of education, advocacy efforts, and stakeholder engagement on national and global scales.
The trade group sets goals like seeking net-zero carbon cruising by 2050, among other eco-friendly initiatives. In the process, the Association continues to raise the positive profile of the cruise industry as a leader in responsible travel/maritime practices.
Kelly Craighead (CLIA's President and CEO) said their commitment to building a better future extended well beyond minimizing environmental impacts. It also included harnessing the power of travel to contribute to the well-being of people/places by creating positive experiences that inspire cruisers and generations of new travelers to sail responsibly.
"Cruising has a good story to tell - and will have even more examples and positive stories to share as a result of Crystal Cruises being part of the CLIA membership fleet."