Plugging in on both coasts: Carnival Corporation celebrates shore power launch at PortMiami and signs long-term sustainability and investment agreement with Port of Seattle

Carnival Corporation celebrated two major sustainability developments on both sides of the United States in June. On the East Coast, PortMiami launched shore power on June 17th, and Carnival Conquest was the first cruise ship to plug into land-side electrical power during the inaugural event. Through an industry partnership between Miami-Dade County, Florida Power & Light […]

Carnival Cruise Line and Starboard deliver inaugural season merchandise and wide variety of retail offerings onboard Carnival Firenze

Guests sailing on Carnival Firenze, the latest addition to the Carnival fleet, are shopping world-class brands and sporting all new ‘Fun Italian Style’ merchandise created in partnership with retail curator at sea Starboard. The Fun Shops onboard Carnival Firenze bring leading brands to the shops along the ship’s retail promenade and celebrate Carnival fun with an […]

TAG Heuer and Starboard launch largest boutique at sea aboard Carnival Jubilee

Swiss luxury watchmaker TAG Heuer and cruise retailer Starboard have partnered with Carnival Cruise Line to debut TAG Heuer’s largest standalone boutique at sea onboard the new Carnival Jubilee. Evoking the brand’s modern spirit, the 553 square feet boutique features the newest retail concept. Developed by TAG Heuer’s in-house design and architecture team in Switzerland, […]

Curran Zinn joins Tito’s

Curran Zinn has joined the Tito’s Handmade Vodka team as Commercial Manager, Travel Retail. Zinn most recently was Director of Travel Retail and Cruise at WEBB Banks, and previously worked at Alexander James & Co. for more than a decade. Tito’s Managing Director, International, John McDonnell confirmed to TMI that following the successful growth of […]

Seatrade highlights CLIA’s 2024 State of the Cruise Industry Report: Cruise tourism hits record highs

More than 11,000 attendees gathered for Seatrade Cruise Global, the world’s largest B2B cruise event that met in Miami for four days earlier this month, according to organizers. Attendees had the opportunity to visit over 600 exhibitors from more than 120 countries. Hundreds more attended the second annual F&B@Sea two-day event at the Mana Wynwood […]

Edrington marries luxury and experience to elevate the cruise passenger journey

Edrington is prioritizing cruise as a key aspect of its global travel retail business. The parent company of The Macallan, Brugal Rum and Highland Park is focusing on providing cruise guests unique experiences and engagements that bring its premium portfolio of brands to life. The company’s primary goal is to premiumize its portfolio available onboard […]

One on One with Dermot Davitt: The Moodie Davitt Report’s president talks with TMI about Retail Day at Seatrade Cruise Global in Miami in April

Seatrade Cruise Global is partnering with The Moodie Davitt Report to host a dedicated retail day at its 2024 event in Miami. The event runs from April 8-11 at The Miami Beach Convention Center with the retail sessions taking place at the same venue on the morning and afternoon of April 10. Through the collaboration, […]

Seatrade Cruises’ 2024 Cruise Food & Beverage Trends Report tracks challenges and shows that experiential dining is on the rise

Ahead of the second edition of F&B@Sea (April 10-11, 2024), Seatrade Cruise has published its second Cruise Food and Beverage Trends Report. The findings from the report indicate a momentum towards experiential dining and/or opportunities for passengers to connect with communities visited via their gastronomy with demand for local cuisine, authentic cultural food experiences and immersive dining predicted to […]