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It's a brave new world.

Expedition cruising is flourishing as the trend for adventure, connection and exploration rises amongst travellers and drives the need for new and interesting destinations across the globe.

Expedition ships account for almost one third of the orderbook with over 40 expedition newbuilds planned for delivery between 2019-2022 from 17 owners including luxury cruise lines building to meet consumer demand.

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A series of virtual conversations, webinars, podcasts and more with cruise professionals 
and industry leaders discussing the challenges of the current — and future — climate.

Upcoming Talks:

17 Sep

COVID-19: Looking at The Big Questions

At the beginning of August, we brought together key Cruise Industry thought leaders in a webinar to ask some of the big questions around the industry’s future.

In an honest conversation led by Ryan Stana (CEO and Founder, RWS Entertainment Group), hear from Larry Pimentel (Former CEO, Azamara, SeaDream, Seabourn, Cunard), Annie Scrivanich (Senior Vice President, Cruise Specialists), and Carolyn Spencer Brown (Chief Marketing Officer, Cruise Media, LLC) as they discuss what consumer interest looks like, and what the industry should be doing to prepare.

24 Sep

Post Pandemic IT: Dynamic Duos for Dynamic Thinking

Ian Richardson, CEO & Co-Founder, TheICEway

Speakers Include:
Dimple Jethani, CIO & SVP IT Operations and Governance, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings
Scott Piccolo, CIO & SVP Enterprise Applications and Emerging Technology, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings

1 Oct

Curated Conversation
Cruise Development for Destinations: Cruise 101

Join Shannon McKeeAccess Cruise, Inc. President & Co-Founder of Zielia, and Ioannis Bras, CEO Five Senses Consulting & Development Project Leader & Cruise Destination Developer in a four part series giving the essential low-down on how destinations can make it in the world of cruise.

In episode one, hear from guest speaker Timothy Littley about what he looks for as Senior Director, Deployment & Itinerary Planning at Seabourne Cruise Line, and what you need to take into consideration to develop the destination 'it factor'.

In this session you can learn about:

  • Operation of a Cruise Ship
  • Different Cruise Companies
  • Cruise Market Segments
  • Itinerary Planning 
  • Itinerary Opportunities

Tune in to make sure your destination is cruise ready, and don't miss episodes 2, 3, and 4 in the coming weeks.

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LATEST EPISODE: How Europe and the Med are Preparing for the Return of Cruise
Our third podcast, How Europe and the Med are Preparing for the Return of Cruise, highlights discussion points from two of our previous curated conversations, “Port Operations in Europe” and “How is the Mediterranean Preparing for the Return of Cruising?”. Hear from Mary Bond as she discusses these topics with a group of experts within the cruise industry.

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 Listen as thought leaders from diverse sectors, geographies and perspectives share actionable insights and up-to-date news on how the different facets of the cruise industry are adapting to shared challenges in this new and uncharted global climate.