Ron Goodman, Cruise Director, Crystal CruisesSpokesperson, Cruise Lines International Assn.
Despite the thousands of passengers getting sick on cruise ships last year and growing environmental concerns, growth in the cruise industry shows no signs of stopping.More than 2.2 million people worldwide cruised on member lines of Cruise Lines International Association
(CLIA) during the first quarter of 2003, including more than 1.9 million North Americans.Formed in 1975, CLIA
is the cruise industry's marketing and training organization composed of 24 of the major cruise lines serving North America.Florida native Ron Goodman is the spokesperson for CLIA and the cruise director of Crystal Cruises.Goodman
talks with Tom Cox about cruise ship safety, security, current deals, and with whom to consult before deciding which cruise is right for you.