American Cruise Lines Joins CLIA, Plans New Ships

CLIA's total cruise line membership will number 20 with the addition of American Cruise Lines. The small-ship line will join CLIA on March 15. American Cruise Lines also announced at the annual Seatrade Cruise Shipping Convention in Miami Beach, FL, that it will build two new luxury cruise ships, each with a 130-passenger capacity. The company is in its final contract negotiations and expects to sign those contracts by the first week of 2006.

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