CLIA Celebrates Cruise Crew On International Day Of The Seafarer
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is paying tribute to the dedicated and hard-working seafarers all around the world on the 10th anniversary of the International Day of the Seafarer, celebrated today, 25JUN.
This years theme, “Seafarers are Key Workers”, acknowledges the sacrifices and achievements of seafarers, according to the trade association.
“Exceptional vacation experiences at sea would not be possible without outstanding crew members,” said Kelly Craighead, president and CEO of CLIA.
“The industry is deeply appreciative of our seafarers, whose care for passengers was more critical than ever as CLIA ocean-going member cruise ships returned to port following the worldwide suspension of cruise operations.”
CLIA says cruise line members are working in collaboration with local governments and ports to ensure crew members have a safe return home.
“Though CLIA cruise lines have successfully repatriated thousands of crew members to date thanks to the ports and governments that have allowed access and safe harbor for cruise ships, these efforts have proven extremely complex, made even more complicated by differing policies across the many countries represented by the diverse cruise ship workforce, ” said CLIA Chairman, Adam Goldstein.
“We support the Seafarers Bill of Rights and call on all governments to do the same by helping to bring our valued crew members home.”