Welcome to CLIA - North West & Canada

Cruise Lines International Association – North West & Canada (CLIA-NWC) is a non-profit association representing the major cruise lines that operate in the Pacific Northwest (British Columbia, Washington State, Alaska & Hawaii) and in Atlantic Canada and Quebec.

It was established in 1986 to develop strong partnerships with the communities in which its member lines are based and where they visit.

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Highlights

Captain Birger Vorland is ready to make history

Captain Birger Vorland is ready to make history

Beginning August 16, Crystal Serenity will be the largest luxury cruise ship to ever navigate the Northwest Passage, maneuvering through 900 miles of majestic waterways lined with spectacular glaciers, towering fjords and vast unspoiled landscapes away from mainstream civilization and tourism, north of mainland Canada.

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BC cashing in on cruise boom with ship-maintenance trade

BC cashing in on cruise boom with ship-maintenance trade

The 250-metre Crystal Serenity received a pre-season spruce up at Victoria Shipyards. The ship-maintenance trade that Seaspan has built up in Victoria has become a lucrative spinoff niche for the company. 

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Explorer of the Seas makes inaugural call to Nanaimo

Explorer of the Seas makes inaugural call to Nanaimo

An inaugural call by Royal Caribbean International’s Explorer of the Seas opened Nanaimo’s cruise season on May 18. The 138,000gt cruise ship, which has 15 decks, is the largest ever to visit the Vancouver Island port and is the largest Alaska passenger vessel.  

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