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PRESIDENT’S LETTER: CLIA

CLIA GLOBAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Adam Goldstein CLIA GLOBAL CHAIRMAN Arnold Donald PRESIDENT & CEO CARNIVAL CORPORATION & PLC Micky Arison CHAIRMAN CARNIVAL CORPORATION & PLC Pierfrancesco Vago EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN MSC CRUISES Frank Del Rio CEO NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE HOLDINGS Richard Fain CHAIRMAN & CEO ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES LTD. Manfredi Lefebvre CHAIRMAN SILVERSEA CRUISES, LTD.

CLIA STAFF Kelly Craighead PRESIDENT & CEO Mike McGarry SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, GLOBAL GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS AND NORTH AMERICAN SECRETARIAT Caroline Johnson SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, MEMBERSHIP OPERATIONS Brian Salerno SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, MARITIME POLICY Joshua S. Good SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, GLOBAL FINANCE AND OPERATIONS

Welcome to this issue of the Travel and Cruise Magazine. The cruise community continues to pursue and execute responsible resumption efforts around the world. In this issue, we share with you the steps CLIA and our oceangoing members have taken to validate the industry’s commitment to making health, safety, and the well-being of passengers, the crew and the communities we visit our top priority. With the industry as a whole working closely with authorities at all levels worldwide to address their unique concerns, our COVID-19 health and safety protocols, that have been informed by experts in medicine and science, offer a uniformed approach that nations may utilize as they continue to develop their respective pathways to allow for resumption of cruising. Collaboration between destinations and the cruise community is the key to successfully resuming operations in a responsible manner that keeps the health of passengers, crew and the communities that we visit at the forefront. The initial sailings of CLIA cruise line members in Europe, and other parts of the world, have been successful and serve as an important learning experience. We know resumption requires deep cooperation with authorities at all levels. We also know it requires a multi-layered approach to health and safety, including rigorous testing, mask wearing and social distancing—which are all aspects of the core elements that the industry has agreed to adopt across our global fleet. In North America, we continue to work with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to align the industry’s extensive preparation of health protocols with the implementation requirements under the CDC’s Framework for Conditional Sailing and Initial Phase COVID-19 Testing Requirements for Protection of Crew. While the industry has used the pause in operations to address public health protocols, we have also used this time to go even further in our efforts to propel responsible tourism initiatives forward. We have continued to work with city authorities, ports, and other organizations, to preserve the integrity, cultural heritage, and beauty of the world’s most treasured destinations. In this issue, you can also read about our ongoing commitment to identifying and developing the necessary technologies that will allow us to achieve IMO’s ultimate goal of zero-carbon emissions across the maritime fleet. As we chart a path forward, we know that the challenges before us have never been greater, and the stakes have never been higher. We also know that no challenge is insurmountable for this community—and that we can conquer anything when we confront it together. On behalf of everyone at CLIA, we thank you for your continued support. Together in cruise,

Kelly Craighead President and CEO  FOURTH QUARTER 2020 | TRAVEL & CRUISE 9

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