Archive for the ‘Event / Convention / Exhibition’ Category

Global Industry Leaders Headline Cruise360 Australasia

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia has announced a new format for this year’s Cruise360 conference in Sydney, including a speaker line-up featuring global industry leaders. (more…)

CLIA Australasia’s 2017 Master Conference to Be Held onboard the luxury Genting Dream

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

The Genting Dream  (Courtesy Meyer Werft)Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia has announced that its 2017 Masters Conference will take place onboard the luxury Genting Dream, cruising from Hong Kong. (more…)

Carnival Corporation Chief Strategy Officer and Cunard SVP Josh Leibowitz Defends Vacations at the Adobe Summit in Las Vegas

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Josh Leibowitz, Senior Vice President for Cunard North America and Chief Strategy Officer for Carnival Corporation & plc, was part of the panel “Guest-centricity Delivers on the Experience of Travel” at the Adobe Summit 2017 in Las Vegas — the world’s premiere digital marketing conference. (more…)

Lisbon to host Seatrade Cruise Med 2018

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Lisbon Cruise Terminal (Source: MedCruise)Lisbon is the port-city to welcome the major biennial cruise event focused on the world’s second largest cruise destination – the Mediterranean and its adjoining seas: Seatrade Cruise Med 2018. (more…)

CCYIA and Norwegian Ink Memorandum of Understanding

Friday, March 24th, 2017

The China Cruise and Yacht Industry Association (CCYIA), which oversees the cruise business in China, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings. (

CLIA 2017 Summit at Sea to Set Sail from Hamburg on Queen Elizabeth

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Queen Elizabeth at Southampton (Image Steve Dunlop, courtesy Cunard Line)Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced its 2017 Summit at Sea –an exclusive, flagship event for cruise industry stakeholders, taking place from 9th – 12th May 2017 aboard Cunard Cruise Line’s majestic Queen Elizabeth, the company’s newest luxury liner, named for her Majesty the Queen.

Holland America Line Renews Partnership with Seattle Mariners Through community-based Programs

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Holland America Line announces the renewal of its partnership with the Seattle Mariners through the 2018 season. (more…)

Ponant Participates in Third Edition of Goût de Good France

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Ponant participated in the third edition of the Goût de / Good France event on March 21. The cruise line celebrated its French food and beverage program but holding a special dinner for its passengers. (

Coast Guard Hosting Eight-Nation Arctic Forum

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

The U.S. Coast Guard is hosting an eight-nation Arctic Coast Guard Forum Principals Meeting March 22-24 at the U.S. Coast Guard Base Boston in Boston. (

Cruise Industry Brass Rings Dinner Bell at FCCA Gala, Gathers Stakeholders for Unique Networking Opportunity

Friday, March 17th, 2017

The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association’s (FCCA) 23rd annual Gala again lived up to its legacy as the FCCA’s keynote event of Seatrade Cruise Global, gathering over 50 cruise line executives, presidents and CEOs with 400 attendees looking to optimize a unique chance to increase their cruise tourism business during a reception, silent art auction and private dinner with a decision making executive. (more…)

New Cruise Ports, an Expanding Cruise Season and More Destination Cruise News from Seatrade

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Seatrade Cruise Global is the largest conference in the world for the cruise industry, and ports from every part of the globe were in attendance, from March 13 to 16 in Fort Lauderdale, to discuss their latest developments. (

Cruising is booming, thanks in part to the ‘Trump Effect,’ but there’s a catch

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

At a time when cruising is booming — thanks in part to the “Trump Effect,” — cruise executives have little to worry about. But the one thing that keeps them up at night? The threat of geopolitical instability. (

The Mediterranean continues attracting cruisers says the MedCruise Statistical Report

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

MedCruise presented today to the cruise world gathered in Fort Lauderdale for Seatrade Cruise Global, the 2017 edition of the MedCruise Statistical Report, covering in detail the cruise activities in its member ports during 2016. (more…)

Wednesday FLL Notebook: Ship Sizes, Ship Sales and Much More

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Various news, rumors and notes as heard by the Cruise Industry News editorial team on Wednesday in Ft. Lauderdale.

Cunard Announces New Details on Remastering of Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria at Seatrade Cruise Global

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Today at Seatrade Cruise Global in Fort Lauderdale, Cunard announced new enhancements planned for Queen Mary 2’s remastering, the most significant refit ever undertaken by Carnival UK, as well as surprise news on Queen Victoria, during a press event hosted by top executives from the company.

Scotland Steps Up Campaign at Seatrade To Attract More Cruise Ships

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' Boudicca. In this image sailing around the Isle of Mull, Scotland (Courtesy Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines)Scotland’s ports have returned to the cruise industry’s major annual show this week with a strengthened sales pitch, thanks to increased membership of their marketing organisation and another record-breaking season underway. (more…)

Tuesday FLL Notebook: Deployment, China, Henna, More

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

Various news, rumors and notes as heard by the Cruise Industry News editorial team on Tuesday in Ft. Lauderdale.

Cruise Line Executives Talk Future, Geopolitics and Environment at Industry Convention

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

The cruise industry is at the start of a new era of growth, with a confirmed $50 billion in orders that will bring the greatest number of berths ever seen. With this growth will come the greatest number of passengers, ports and destinations visited, Seatrade General Manager Andrew Williams told a packed room of cruise industry insiders at the Seatrade Global cruise conference in Fort Lauderdale. (

Comedian Robbie Printz Chosen Princess Cruises’ 2016 Entertainer of the Year

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Guests aboard Ruby Princess selected comedian Robbie Printz, as Princess Cruises’ “2016 Entertainer of the Year.” Four finalists were selected from the hundreds of talented performers—comedians, magicians, vocalists, tribute bands and novelty performers—which entertain guests on Princess Cruises’ stages each year. (more…)

Hamburg presents highlights of 2017 cruise season at ITB trade fair in Berlin

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Hamburg panorama with Elbphilharmonie and Queen Mary 2 (Photo / Jörg Modrow)In addition to the opening of the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg almost two months ago, cruise lining certainly plays a central role for Hamburg’s 2017 tourism year. In September, highlights will include the Hamburg Cruise Days, Europe’s biggest public cruise festival, and Seatrade Europe, which will be held shortly prior to the festival. (more…)

Cruise Lines International Association Announces 2017 Cruise360 Keynote Session Details

Monday, March 6th, 2017

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has announced their speaker lineup for the general sessions taking place at the 2017 Cruise360 Conference, held April 18-24 in sunny Fort Lauderdale, FL.

International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) meets in Bali, Indonesia, 7-12 May

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

The International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) will meet in Bali, Indonesia, 7-12 May 2017 at Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center (BNDCC) for the 30th IAPH World Ports Conference, hosted by Indonesia Port Corporations I, II, III and IV.

The third edition of “Adriatic Sea Forum – cruise, ferry, sail & yacht” to be held in Budva, Montenegro in April

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

On 27 and 28 April, Budva, in Montenegro, will be hosting the third edition of Adriatic Sea Forum – cruise, ferry, sail & yacht, the itinerant international event devised by Risposte Turismo. (more…)

Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Celebrated with Fun Family-Friendly Event Aboard Carnival Elation in Jacksonville

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Today is Dr. Seuss’ birthday and to mark the occasion Carnival Cruise Line held a fun, family-friendly event aboard Carnival Elation in Jaxport, part of a fleetwide celebration of the world’s most beloved children’s author. (more…)

2017 Cruise Canada New England Symposium Set for Montreal

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Montreal's new terminal rendering  (© Port of Montreal)The 2017 Cruise Canada New England Symposium will rotate to Montreal for a June event, timed with the opening of a new cruise terminal and Montreal’s own 375th anniversary celebrations. (

Cruise Planners Unveils Exclusive Cruise Ship Wedding Expo

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

For the first time, Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, has united with Celebrity Cruises and The Wedding Experience to create an interactive wedding expo event on board. (more…)

Paul Rosen To Speak At Seatrade Cruise Global 2017 Safety And Security Symposium

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Seatrade Cruise Global announces Paul Rosen, Department of Homeland Security Chief of Staff during the Obama administration, will be a panelist at the upcoming inaugural Seatrade Cruise Global Safety and Security Symposium. (more…)

Passenger Ship Safety Southampton: Mitigating Risks

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Delegates attending Passenger Ship Safety Southampton will hear from industry experts discussing technologies, solutions and strategies and what the future risks may entail. The event takes place April 4-6. (

Dubrovnik wins “The Best Mediterranean Cruise Port” Excellence award

Sunday, February 26th, 2017

MSC Magnifica at DubrovnikAt the tenth edition of the Mediterranean Cruise Excellence Awards 2017, hosted in the MedCruise member port of Cartagena on February 16th, the Port Authority of Dubrovnik won the award in the category of “The Best Mediterranean Cruise Port / Destination in 2016”. (more…)

Genting Hong Kong Invites Japan on a Scenic Journey to the Extraordinary with Star Cruises and Dream Cruises

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Genting Hong Kong invited guests in Japan to experience the ease and convenience of a cruise vacation during a special “Scenic Journey to the Extraordinary” event on 21 February in Tokyo, to launch new homeport deployments, ports of call and fly/cruise opportunities for Star Cruises and Dream Cruises. (more…)

PPI Group Stands as Official Media Host of Seatrade Cruise Global for Fifth Year

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

PPI Group has once again been selected as the official media host of Seatrade Cruise Global 2017, the cruise industry’s leading annual international exhibition and conference, which takes place March 13–16, 2017, at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center. (more…)

Crystal River Cruises to Offer Exclusive Complimentary Event at Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

When Crystal River Cruises’ newest luxury vessel embarks on her maiden voyage this June, guests will be treated to numerous experiences specially designed to showcase the elegance and history of the destinations along the Rhine and Moselle River itinerary. (more…)