Citing the success of its first Cruise Month in 2017, Québec City is again hosting a month-long series of special events through Oct. 14. Each fall, Cruise Lines International Assocation promotes Cruise Month events held around the globe.

Carnival Horizon’s arrival at PortMiami, its new year-round home, was marked with a celebration on Thursday highlighted by a basketball-themed event featuring the company’s chief fun officer—NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal—along with Miami Heat legends Alonzo Mourning, Shane Battier and Glen Rice.

Wide ranging discussions at Seatrade Cruise Med, which closed Thursday evening in Lisbon, heard top European executives from Carnival, Costa, MSC, Pullmantur, Royal Caribbean and the MedCruise president speak about why the industry is doing so well and what challenges and opportunities lie ahead.

 

A global search for cruising’s top '20 under 40s' came to a conclusion today as the winners of the Seatrade Cruise News competition were announced at Seatrade Cruise Med in Lisbon.

Seatrade Cruise Med—the largest cruise industry event focused on the Mediterranean and its adjoining seas—will move to Málaga, Spain, in 2020, it was announced today on the final day of the 2018 event in Lisbon.

Seatrade Cruise Personality of the Year went to Douglas Prothero, CEO, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, while Outstanding Contribution Award went to Fred Danska, director-cruise, at Wärtsilä, and Port Personality of the Year to Betty MacMillan, cruise development manager, Port Saint John.

Delivering the European State of the Industry address at Seatrade Cruise Med in Lisbon, David Dingle, CLIA Europe chairman, was brief and to the point: ‘Currently the state of the cruise industry is very good indeed. The end. Thank you very much.’

Cruise Britain estimates passenger numbers to the British Isles in 2018 will continue to show the strongest growth rate of any northern European market segment.

Over 2,500 participants, including 200-plus cruise line executives, are expected to attend Seatrade Cruise Med 2018, taking place in Lisbon this week.

Former P&O Cruises Australia svp Tammy Marshall, who launched The Bhive as an innovation and change management consultancy, quoted outgoing Cruise Lines International Association president and ceo Cindy D’Aoust when she discussed ‘overtourism’ at ACA 2018.

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