Quark Expeditions Joins Cruise Lines International Association

Quark Expeditions has announced its new global membership in the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).

“We’re extremely proud to be a new member of CLIA, an industry association whose values are so closely aligned with ours,” said Andrew White, president of Quark Expeditions. “CLIA supports policies and practices that foster a secure, healthy and sustainable cruise environment, promoting positive travel experiences for guests around the world. That mission mirrors the values that have fueled the passion and expertise of Quark Expeditions since we took our very first guests to the North Pole in 1991. One of our main drivers at Quark Expeditions is our commitment to ‘go beyond,’ a philosophy deeply ingrained in the CLIA network of travel professionals.”

CLIA represents 95 percent of the world’s ocean-going cruise capacity, as well as 65,000 global travel advisors, and 15,000 of the largest travel agencies in the world. The CLIA community includes ocean, river and specialty cruise lines; a trained and certified travel advisor community; and widespread industry stakeholders, including ports and destinations, ship development, suppliers and business services.

Kelly Craighead, CLIA president and CEO, said the addition of Quark Expeditions as a global cruise line member helps highlight the growing significance of small-ship expedition cruising within the industry. “Quark Expeditions has been a pioneer in expedition cruising for more than 30 years, taking guests to the Arctic, Antarctic and other remote destinations,” she said. “Small-ship expedition cruising is one of the most dynamic and exciting areas of cruising’s growth, so we’re delighted to have Quark Expeditions join our global community at a time when there’s so much energy and innovation in the sector.”

For more information, visit www.cruising.org.

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