Seatrade Cruise Global is an annual conference for the cruise industry, bringing together the movers and shakers in the leisure industry to discuss its latest news and trends.
The week-long, 35th Edition Conference commenced on September 27 at Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami, FL. Canceled last year due to COVID-19, it was initially set for Spring 2021 but rescheduled to the fall because of COVID.
Although there was an online version of the conference, there were hundreds of patrons at the Miami event. COVID 19 restrictions were fully enforced. Seatrade’s organizers required individuals to present a negative PCR or rapid test prior to attendance while those who did not were asked to take a rapid test on-site.
As promised, Seatrade presented several informative and interesting conferences with boundless networking opportunities. American Queen Steamboat Company and Victory Cruise Line held a press conference to announce their merger. The new venture is known as American Queen Voyages.
They promise to “re-create the same sense of wonder, excitement, and inspiration with all the convenience and comfort of modern luxury aboard the most elegant riverboats in the world, the American Queen®, American Empress®, American Duchess™, and American Countess™. Traveling in the wake of legends, guests are transported to an era of leisurely and romantic travel.”
The exhibit hall, a favorite for many patrons, was scaled-down from previous years. There were fewer exhibitors and the atmosphere was not as festive. Nevertheless, exhibitors presented their merchandise, snacks, and take-home trinkets for attendees which are always wonderful.
The Caribbean was represented by Antigua & Barbuda, United States Virgin Islands, and Jamaica.
Here are some Photo Highlights from Seatrade Cruise Global