John Delaney, president of Windstar Cruises, will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming Marine Hotel Association (MHA) conference and trade show in Naples, Florida, March 31-April 2. Delaney will take the stage during the conference’s Monday breakfast on the morning of April 1, which will then be followed by the opening of the MHA’s 34th annual event. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
The leading professionals responsible for delivering the luxury cruising experience will gather at the Miami Beach Convention from June 18-20, 2019 for the world’s first event focusing exclusively on the interior design, architecture and outfitting needed to inspire one of the tourist industry’s most discerning clienteles.
Cruise Planners Ribbon Cutting – Home Office in Coral Springs
Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, hosted its official ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new corporate headquarters yesterday (Feb.12), which boasts a modern, sleek and Google-inspired design with semi-open collaboration spaces.
Portland Port has been receiving cruise ships for more than 20 years; using a combination of the experience gained and increasing ship numbers, the services and facilities that the port provides to the visiting cruise ships has improved significantly.
The Cruise Excellence Awards Ceremony will take place on the 21st February with Cartagena as its venue. This XII edition of the Gala awards is the fourth consecutive year they have been staged in this city.
The biennial Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum returns this May to Athens for its fifth consecutive edition at a new venue and celebrates the industry’s renewed optimism for East Med cruising. (cruisebusiness.com)
Cruise Ship Interiors Expo – the world’s first event dedicated to interior design, architecture, and outfitting in the cruise industry – has announced its first key top sessions and conference speakers, with a line-up including Holland America Line, Virgin Voyages and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings. (passengership.info)
Royal Caribbean Cruises Head of Sales of Asia Pacific, Josh Wen, will be expanding his role to cover the Singapore trade sales, according to a statement. This was announced at the company’s annual Chinese New Year appreciation dinner for trade partners in Singapore at Grand Hyatt on the evening of Friday, January 25. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
MARINE INTERIORS Cruise & Ferry Global Expo, powered by SMM, is the most recent addition to the maritime exhibition portfolio of Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH (HMC). Launching this year, the new trade fair is dedicated to the interior design and outfitting of passenger ships, addressing strong demand from the booming cruise and ferry market.
Seatrade Cruise Global, the cruise industry’s leading annual business-to-business event, today announced new activations that go beyond the booth to engage attendees through live experiences at its 2019 event.
Dublin Port Company hosted a Cruise Europe Brexit summit in The Gibson Hotel in Dublin this morning (Jan.23). Ireland’s Deputy Prime Minister Simon Coveney, An Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, opened proceedings by updating members on the uncertainty that continues to prevail over Brexit. He went on to state that this is not just a British issue but will have an effect on many other EU states. (cruisebusiness.com)