Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has welcomed three new Global Cruise Line Members – TUI Cruises, Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours, and Emerald Waterways (pictured) – bringing the organization’s total membership to 31 cruise lines.
The three lines were formerly Regional Cruise Line members within CLIA.
- TUI Cruises is a joint venture between TUI AG and Royal Caribbean, founded in April 2008. The line, offering cruises for the German-speaking market since 2009, designs every ship from bow to stern with well-being and relaxation in mind with destinations including among others Northern Europe, the Baltic Sea and the Mediterranean in summer and Canary Islands, the Orient, Asia, the Caribbean, and Central America in winter. TUI Cruises’ appeals to travellers with a focus on freedom, space, quality and personal service.
The premium all-inclusive concept offers large spa areas, numerous restaurants, as well as a diverse and generous entertainment program that are already included in the paid travel price. Anchored in environmentally friendly business practices, TUI Cruises is currently expanding with a new ship, the Mein Schiff 6, setting sail this year and broadening the fleet to six ships with around 14,000 beds. Two further new builds planned for 2018 and 2019 will successively replace Mein Schiff 1 and Mein Schiff 2.
- Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours recently celebrated 30 years in business and offers both river and, in 2018, ocean cruises, with destinations around the world like Europe, including France and Portugal, and Asia. The company’s scenic ships are built for adventure and upholds a reputation for providing luxury, once-in-a-lifetime tours. From gliding down the European waterways on a Scenic Space-Ship or going on a South American adventure through the Amazon, Scenic prides itself on offering a perfect adventure for every traveller.
- Emerald Waterways, as part of the Scenic Family of Brands, offers a fleet of custom-built ships with a boutique hotel ambiance. The cruise line caters to the four-star plus market with an inclusive pricing plan using five-star ships and service and destinations like Amsterdam, Germany and Hungary.