The inaugural edition of Seatrade Cruise Virtual brought together more than 5,000 buyers and suppliers from around the world and 100 international journalists from 8-10 October 2020.
The four-day conference explored The New Cruise Journey and cruising in a post-COVID19 world, including a virtual edition of the annual State of the Global Cruise Industry Keynote with the chief executives of the world’s largest cruise organizations. The three-day exhibition was the largest gathering of the cruise industry hosting over 300 exhibiting companies from all sectors including Design & Ship Interiors; Entertainment, Environmental & Health, Hotel Operations and Concessions, Information Technology, Ports & Destinations, Safety & Security, Ship Equipment & Shipbuilding.
Seatrade Cruise Virtual: Expedition Cruising, will be taking place from 8-9 March 2021. Focusing on the industry’s fastest growing segment, it is expected to attract 400 cruise community participants – including leading voices from pioneer expedition lines and tour operators and will offer more than a dozen panels and fireside chats touching on newbuilds and design, sustainability, regional updates, crew and more
The two-day event is the first of this year’s Seatrade Cruise Virtual series, which will include four focused events – each having a dedicated theme offering tailored programming, small group sessions and networking opportunities.
The 2021 Seatrade Cruise Virtual series continues in April, with the three-day lineup below. Additional information and details on registration will be released in early March.
· 12 April | HEALTH & SAFETY
Addressing the industry’s primary concerns, this track places emphasis on cruise lines efforts on implementing and communicating new protocols, processes, and standards and how these new regulations will impact the cruise experience beyond the ship.
· 13 April | GUEST EXPERIENCE
Focusing on hotel operations and entertainment onboard, this track explores how cruise lines will prepare to continue delivering unforgettable experiences, comfort and quality, while keeping safety and health of passengers and crew at the forefront.
· 14 April | TECH & INNOVATION
Planning for the new cruise journey, this track focuses on creating the fleet of the future – implementing innovative technology through all aspects of cruising – from ship building to guest experience – as traveler demand for seamless, personalized, safe and effortless experiences grows.
Seatrade Cruise Virtual is part of the Seatrade Portfolio, an integral portfolio within Informa Markets, providing a range of global exhibitions, conference, events, awards, news websites and publications that cover every aspect of the cruise and maritime industries. Seatrade is owned by Informa PLC, the largest B2B events organizer in the world.