Media Releases

Date: 10/03/2017

The Australian Cruise Association will have a truly regional presence this year at Seatrade Cruise Global which is being held in Florida 13-16 March as delegates from Papua New Guinea, New Zealand and new members, New Caledonia Tourism, join the stand. 

Date: 08/09/2016

The Australian Cruise Association will hold their annual conference and AGM on the Sunshine Coast in September, 2017, reinforcing the region’s reputation as one of the fastest growing port destinations in the country.

Date: 08/09/2016

The economic value of the cruise industry to Australia continues to grow according to the figures released today by the Australian Cruise Association at their annual conference.

Date: 07/09/2016

The Australian Cruise Association 20th Anniversary conference and celebrations commenced in Sydney tonight and will run through September 9, 2016.

Themed "20 years - Our People, Our Passion, Our Success", the Conference will celebrate the role of the Association’s members in the successful growth of the cruise industry in this region and will explore the exciting opportunities for growth over the next 20 years. 

Date: 31/08/2016

NSW food and beverage producers will shine next week as the Australian Cruise Association holds its 20th anniversary conference in Sydney from September 7-9.

Date: 19/08/2016

Three new speakers have been added, and the celebratory social events unveiled, for the 20th Anniversary Australian Cruise Association conference to be held in Sydney from September 7-9, 2016.

Date: 04/07/2016

Registration has opened, and an exciting line-up of initial speakers announced, for the 20th Australian Cruise Association conference to be held in Sydney from September 7-9, 2016.

Date: 28/10/2015

The Australian Cruise Association has welcomed news that Azamara Club Cruises will launch an around the world sailing itinerary
from Australia in 2018, heralding the benefits of destination-led cruising.

CDU Changes Name (197.55 KB pdf)
Date: 27/10/2015

Cruise Down Under (CDU) has rebranded and changed its name to the Australian Cruise Association to better represent its members, role and objectives. This initiative reflects the growth and diversity of the industry group and the importance of its role in the burgeoning Australian cruise industry.

CDU Economic Impact Study (309.86 KB pdf)
Date: 09/09/2015

Australians’ love of cruising shows no signs of abating with more cruise ships visiting Australia than ever before, passenger expenditure up and cruise lines delivering $1.9 billion in direct expenditure in 2014/15.