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.

Find out more on our site and meet our team across Europe below.

CLIA European Cruise Week: bringing the cruise community together in Genoa in 2024.

WATCH: Hosting the event in Genoa reflects the importance of the port city as a leading cruise port for cruises and a hub for shipbuilding and maritime technologies.

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

Sascha Gill

Vice President, Sustainability

Martyn Griffiths

Public Affairs Director & Media

+32 479 97 21 56

Nikos Mertzanidis

Ports & Destinations Director

Marieke de Bakker

Senior Manager, Governance and Administration

Philomène Bouchon

Strategic Communications Manager

Elna Larsson

Policy Officer


Maria Deligianni

National Director, Eastern Mediterranean

Francesco Galietti

National Director, Italy

Claudia Marmorato

Director, Partner Relations

Alfredo Serrano

National Director, Spain

Tor Christian Sletner

National Director, Scandinavia