Cruise leaders discuss future of industry as Seatrade holds first live show post-pandemic in Miami

Amid fist bumps, masks and stringent health and safety protocols, the cruise industry came together for its first live gathering at the 35th Seatrade Global Cruise Conference in Miami during the last week of September. Even as the organizers knew that travel restrictions would keep attendance to a fraction of its normal 8,000+ of years […]

Seatrade Cruise Global will hold hybrid live/virtual event in Miami on Sept. 27-30

The cruise industry’s premier business-to-business event, Seatrade Cruise Global, returns to the Miami Beach Convention Center, September 27-30, in a new hybrid format. This year marks Seatrade’s 35th anniversary edition. In conjunction with its traditional program, this year’s edition will feature a virtual conference track, giving the community additional options to participate. The four-day event will […]

SeaTrade goes virtual for 2020 and focuses on health, safety, sustainability and optimism

One of the biggest items of news that that came out of the 2020 SeaTrade Cruise Virtual Experience that began on Oct. 5, was the announcement by Cruise Lines International Association President and CEO Kelly Craighead that all of the organization’s members worldwide had agreed to 100% testing of passengers and crew for COVID-19 prior […]

SeaTrade: Pacific coast of Americas could be next big cruising destination

  The Pacific Coast may well be the next big thing in cruise, according to the Rise of the Pacific Coast of the Americas panel at the Seatrade Global Cruise event in Miami last week. Moderated by Anne Kalosh from Seatrade Cruise Review, the panel featured John Binkley, Cruise Lines International Association Alaska; Phil Crannell, Ports & Maritime Group […]

SeaTrade Review: 30 million passengers to sail this year as cruise industry expands global engagement

The 2019 Sea Trade Conference held in Miami Beach last week featured a number of industry firsts and demonstrated that the relevancy of the global event is keeping it strong, even as other trade shows are struggling. Returning to its original Miami Beach Convention Center venue after three years in Ft. Lauderdale while the facility […]

SeaTrade Global addresses potential, challenges and responsibilities of a booming cruise industry

Earlier this month, the 2018 SeaTrade Cruise Global event gathered 11,000 of the world’s top cruise line and port executives to discover the latest destinations, maritime innovations and cruise news. Kicking off the four-day event was a two-part State of the Global Cruise Industry panel discussion, moderated by Peter Greenberg of CBS News, where executives […]