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What to expect

2024 Schedule at a Glance

Monday

9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Port & Destination focus
Seatrade Cruise Global Conference Open

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

From HR to Students and Professors
Tomorrow's Talent Today

Join us for an immersive experience tailored for both students and industry professionals at Seatrade Cruise Global on Monday 8th April from 10am to 4pm. Together we will explore the vast ocean of career opportunities within the cruise industry and discuss how the industry can continue to evolve to attract the next generation of talent!

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Invite only - Pérez Art Museum Miami
CLIA’s Business on the Bay
Tuesday

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Sponsored by the Hong Kong Tourism Board
State of the Global Cruise Industry Keynote

Our keynote roundtable discussion, led by the Seatrade Cruise News’ Anne Kalosh, will explore a number of topics across the following themes:

  • Environmental sustainability: Perspectives on the path to achieve net zero emissions by 2050, new environmental technologies, the pursuit of sustainable marine fuels
  • The importance of having a regulatory framework that provides access to sufficient quantities of competitively priced sustainable marine fuels
  • Geopolitical issues: How the latest events are impacting cruising
  • Market demand and what to expect for 2024 and beyond—from attracting more new-to-cruise travelers, to expanding cruise to new markets
  • Innovation: New features and products that are enhancing the cruise experience
  • Digitalisation and the use of AI
  • Lightning Round: Our distinguished panel answers cruisers’ most pressing questions

9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Miami Beach Convention Center
Conference / Exhibition Open

Expo floor opens at 11 AM!

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Safety & Sustainability Theatre (Booth 3202)
Fincantieri Announcement

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Room 212/213
Travel Alaska Reception

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Sunset Vista Ballroom (Level 4)
Seatrade Cruise Global Welcome Reception

Join thousands of your peers for the official opening celebration of the week. Drink and dine with us as you build your network and take in the sun drenched views of the city.

7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Invite only
FCCA Foundation President's Dinner
Wednesday

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Room 106/107
Puppy Yoga

Come and enjoy the company of adorable pups from Justin Bartlett Animal Rescues. No sign-up required, places offered on a first come, first served basis. Please bring your own mat or towel!

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Rum Room (across from MBCC)
TravelZoo Breakfast Reception

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Miami Beach Convention Center
Conference / Exhibition Open

Conference ends at 4:30 PM

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Co-organised with The Moodie Davitt Report
The Retail Day

As the retail sector continues to drive revenue for cruise lines, this brand new programme is here to reflect the fast growing importance of retailing and its role in enhancing the guest experience.

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

The Tech Zone (Booth 3507)
Tech & IT Networking Reception

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Room 201/202 Pre-function
The Retail Day Reception

View more information here

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Room 212/213
Port of Vancouver Reception
Thursday

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Miami Beach Convention Center
Conference / Exhibition Open

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

In partnership with WISTA
Professional Women in Cruise Brunch (PWiC)

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Sales Suite (Booth 2523)
Seatrade Cruise Med & Asia Happy Hour

Learn about the exciting regional Seatrade Cruise events happening later this year and the unique opportunities they afford exhibitors in terms of audience and packages available, and enjoy a drink or two on us!

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Room 106/107
Puppy Yoga

Come and enjoy the company of adorable pups from Justin Bartlett Animal Rescues. No sign-up required, places offered on a first come, first served basis. Please bring your own mat or towel!