Seatrade Cruise Forums

Seatrade have been organising cruise forums around the globe for over 10 years. The first forum was held in the UK and subsequent editions have been held in Singapore, Hakata, Ushuaia, Dubai, Malta, Athens, Bahrain, Durban, Istanbul, Izmir, Hong Kong, Abu Dhabi, Tobago, Oman, Qatar and Cartagena (Spain).

These forums often delve into the heart of key topics being discussed in the cruise industry.

These include:

Seatrade Caribbean Cruise Forum

The Seatrade Caribbean Cruise Forum took place in May 2015, and was a unique one and a half day event tailored to showcase the Caribbean to European Cruise Lines.

The event provided participating cruise lines with an intimate knowledge and understanding of the region, to help them to assess the possibilities for deployment and increased port calls. This two-way educational programme also enabled the regional port and tourism authorities, and other cruise industry stakeholders, to better understand the infrastructure, port, service and shorex requirements of the cruise lines.

The Conference element focussed on:

  • Current scope and future potential for cruising in the Southern Caribbean, challenges and opportunities
  • Infrastructure and development
  • On-Island product development
Seatrade Winter Cruising Forum

The Seatrade Winter Cruising Forum, took place in January 2015 and brought together ports, tourism authorities and other cruise industry stakeholders for an informative conference to discuss strategies for additional deployment of cruise vessels to the region, and how to stretch the boundaries of seasonal cruising worldwide.

Delegates heard from cruise line executives and key industry peers as they discussed the development of winter cruise itineraries lessons learnt so far.

The forum also featured a dedicated workshop, focussing on both the success stories and the issues confronting the region as it continues to lead the way as a year-round cruise arena. Following tailored conference sessions, the workshop gave regional destinations an opportunity to present their product and services to the cruise lines in one-on-one pre-scheduled meetings.

The Conference element focussed on:

  • Cruising in Winter - an update
  • Ports and Destinations - Principles and Practice
  • Itinerary planning and shore excursions

If you would like to know more about our past Seatrade Cruise events, or are interested in hosting a Seatrade Cruise Forum, please contact:

Nina Marston
Marketing Manager
Tel: +44 1206 201522

Alternatively, why not register for one of our upcoming cruise events:

Seatrade Cruise Global

14-17 March 2016
Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center
Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

Seatrade Cruise Asia

12-13 May 2016
Busan International Passenger Terminal
Busan, Korea

Seatrade Cruise Med

21-23 September 2016
International Trade Fair and Congress Centre
Santa Cruz, Tenerife

Middle East Cruise Forum

Returning in 2016
Date and location
to be confirmed