CLIA Reports River Cruising On The Rise


In its 2016 State of the Cruise Industry Outlook, CLIA reports that the demand for the river cruise experience is at an all-time high.

In fact as of 2015, there were 169 river CLIA member cruise ships on the water with 18 additional ships ordered for 2016.

CLIA’s president and CEO, Cindy D’Aoust observed: “These intimate voyages allow passengers to experience multiple, memorable destinations in a short amount of time all while travelling the world’s most famous, historic rivers.”

D’Aoust also pointed out that: “As the demand for river cruising grows, there are now more experiences and destinations than ever before. In addition to cruising through Europe on the Rhine or Danube rivers, passengers can take river cruises through South America, Asia, Africa and even the U.S., offering access to some of the most authentic and treasured travel destinations in the world.”

And CLIA’s president and CEO said that: “River cruising is the ultimate experience offering an immersive, cultural and pampered vacation, complete with exceptional land excursions and vessel amenities. Travellers can sail on storied waterways and discover new pockets of the world.”

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