Posts Tagged ‘Fort Lauderdale’

Cruise360: Agents Are “Voice of Reason” and Create “Validation,” Says Fain

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Championing the value of travel agents as “the voice of reason” was Richard Fain, chairman and CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., who delivered the keynote address at Cruise360’s third General Session over the weekend. (

CLIA Announces 2017 Cruise Industry Hall of Fame Award Winners at 13th Annual Cruise360 Conference

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is proud to announce the 2017 Cruise Industry Hall of Fame Award Winners. The awards recognize individuals and organizations whose efforts and accomplishments represent a significant contribution to the cruise industry. (more…)

Travel agents remain key in touting the value of cruising, industry leaders say

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

The cruise industry is riding high today with record advance bookings from a year ago, strong consumer interest and a slew of new ships and onboard and technology innovations about to deploy. (

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. (

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.

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…)

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…)

Cruise Executives Want to Host You for Dinner during Seatrade Cruise Global

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

With Seatrade Cruise Global around the corner, calendars are already filling with workshops, events and meetings. But what about dinner at a private table with a top-level cruise executive or even a president/CEO? (more…)

Seatrade Cruise Global 2017 Announces State of the Global Industry Panel Details

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

This year’s panel, featuring executives from the world’s leading cruise lines, will take on a new format moderated by CNBC Reporter Susan Li. It will once again be held in Port Everglades Terminal Four, adjacent to the Greater Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center. (

Passenger Ship Safety Conference Off to Rapid Start

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

The Passenger Ship Safety conference opened on Tuesday in Florida, bringing together safety and operations executives from the cruise lines along with class societies, key and potential vendors, and other stakeholders such as fire department personnel, the United States Coast Guard, the FBI and more. (

Passenger Ship Safety Conference Set for South Florida Debut

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

The Passenger Ship Safety Conference will take place Jan. 17-18 in Ft. Lauderdale, its debut in the North American marketplace, focusing on key topics facing the cruise industry. (

Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooting Kills Four Cruise Ship Passengers

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Four cruise passengers were among the five people killed in Friday’s tragic shooting at a crowded baggage claim area within Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport’s Terminal 2 – less than two miles from Port Everglades. (

What’s new at Florida cruise ports in 2017

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

2016 was a good year for Florida cruise ports as far as shiny new ships are concerned. Just in the last two months, South Florida’s Port Everglades and PortMiami saw the Florida debuts of four cruise ships. (

Seatrade Cruise Global 2017 Conference Details Revealed

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Seatrade Cruise Global, the leading annual global business-to-business event in the cruise industry, announces the full 2017 Conference program is now available on the official website. This year’s program will provide a platform to discuss topics and issues in cruising led by top executives, industry experts and thought-leaders.

MSC Cruises awarded US Vetererans at Cruiseworld in Fort Lauderdale

Sunday, November 20th, 2016
MSC Cruises’ executives and the US Vetererans on the stage (Photo courtesy Clint Moebes - Calm Cruise & Travel in St Louis, Mo)

MSC Cruises’ executives and the US Vetererans on the stage (Photo courtesy Clint Moebes – Calm Cruise & Travel in St Louis, Mo)

At Cruiseworld in Fort Lauderdale (November 9 – 13) during the MSC Cruise presentation the US Vetererans were asked to join executives on the stage. (more…)

Agent sales critical, especially for small cruise lines

Sunday, November 13th, 2016

A panel of cruise line presidents reaffirmed their commitment to agents and tackled topics such as brand differentiation and the relevance of cruise line categories on Friday, the final day of the CruiseWorld show. (

World’s Biggest Cruise Ship, Harmony of the Seas, Christened in Fort Lauderdale

Friday, November 11th, 2016

Harmony of the Seas (Photo courtesy Royal Caribbean International)Today’s (10 Nov.) naming ceremony for Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas was celebrated with incredible fanfare at the new ship’s home base of Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, before sailing a two-night introductory cruise to show off its amenities to media, travel agents and industry leaders. (

Travel Weekly’s Readers invited to submit questions for cruise CEOs

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Travel Weekly’s readers can be part of the CEO Conversations at this year’s CruiseWorld, Nov. 9 to 11 in Fort Lauderdale. During the event, editor in chief Arnie Weissmann will host CEO Conversations with Arnold Donald, CEO of Carnival Corp., and Frank Del Rio, CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings. (

Seatrade Cruise Global 2017 Registration Now Open

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

Seatrade Cruise Global is pleased to announce registration is now open to attendees at a reduced rate through the Super Early Bird Discount available until 30 November 2016. (

Princess Cruises Announces First-Ever “Discovery at Sea Tours of the Year”

Friday, April 8th, 2016

Princess Cruises announced the first-ever “Discovery at Sea Tours of the Year” award, honoring top-ranked Discovery and Animal Planet shore excursions in Alaska and Europe from the 2015 cruise season. (more…)

Cruisers Have More Sex & More From Seatrade, Cruising’s Largest Conference

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

New ships, Cuba on the horizon, massive private islands – the announcements came fast and furious at this year’s 32nd annual Seatrade cruise conference in Fort Lauderdale, and Cruise Critic was there for all of it. (

CLIA Offers Members an Exciting Line Up of Events at Seatrade Cruise Global

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

Next week, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) will host a series of events at the 2016 Seatrade Cruise Global conference in Fort Lauderdale, FL, the cruise industry’s premier global event.

Greater Fort Lauderdale: Pre- and Post-Cruise Stays on the Rise

Friday, March 4th, 2016

A recent study by Port Everglades consultants AECOM and Dickey Consulting Agency shows that 62 percent of passengers stayed at least one night prior to their cruise, benefiting the Greater Fort Lauderdale economy. (

Cruise Executives Want to Host You for Dinner during Seatrade Cruise Global

Friday, February 5th, 2016

With Seatrade Cruise Global around the corner, calendars are already filling with workshops, events and meetings. But what about dinner at a private table with a high-level cruise executive or even a president/CEO? (more…)