The Cruise Industry Faces a Critical Moment

2020 has brought us into uncharted waters, and it will require bold, informed guidance to see our way through it. Though we can't gather in-person, hearing from our leaders has never felt more vital.
The annual State of the Global Cruise Industry Keynote took place on 6 October from 9 AM – 10:30 AM ET during the inaugural Seatrade Cruise Virtual. 

State of the Global Cruise Industry Keynote:

Perspectives on Cruising in the COVID-19 Era

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Frank Del Rio

President & CEO
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings

Arnold Donald

President & CEO
Carnival Corporation & plc

Richard Fain

Chairman & CEO
Royal Caribbean Group

Pierfrancesco Vago

Executive Chairman
MSC Cruises

Topics of Discussion

Key themes include:

  • Drawing a roadmap for the return of big-ship cruising from the US
  • Lessons learned about a safe return to service based on experiences in Europe and elsewhere
  • New technologies and operating procedures to restore consumer confidence in cruising
  • What's changing about the on-board experience, and what's not
  • Uncovering the biggest destination challenges
  • What ports and destinations can do to facilitate the cruise lines' safe return to service
  • How suppliers can be of help now and in the future
  • What role do travel advisors play in the recovery?
  • Actions to ensure the safety, well-being, and mobility of the crew, from their home countries to the ship
"I was delighted to moderate the powerhouse ‘State of the
Global Cruise Industry Keynote’ with top leaders of the Big Four cruise
companies. This was the first time during the pandemic these leaders joined
to publicly discuss the issues and solutions, and I loved hearing
about actions they're taking so the industry can recover and thrive once again."
Moderator - Anne Kalosh, Editor 
Seatrade Cruise News

What's On The Agenda?

Our virtual platform will welcome influential leaders to discuss the future of our resilient industry, introducing new and exciting innovations and discussing ways to overcome industry challenges. 

Interactive sessions and workshops offer the chance to explore behind the scenes and build strong connections with new networks.

Discover New Innovations

Stay ahead of the curve and explore current trends and themes in our Innovation Zone. Hear from our virtual suppliers and discover the latest products and technologies to satisfy all your sourcing needs.

Meet new suppliers and build valuable partnerships on the virtual showfloor.