At a festive, kid-friendly event held Thursday at Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s Hank Kline Club, longtime supporter Norwegian Cruise Line announced it will donate an overnight aboard Norwegian Encore for the nonprofit organization’s 13th annual 'Wild About Kids' Gala.

New features at this year's Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association Conference & Trade Show are aimed at optimizing conference participants’ and exhibitors’ interactions with cruise line representatives, and fresh workshop topics are being considered.

There are six weeks left to submit entries for the Seatrade Cruise Awards 2019. The deadline is July 31.

 

The merging of design and safety on board cruise ships and how brand values can be incorporated into design concepts will come under the spotlight at specially crafted Marine Interiors panel discussions featured at Seatrade Europe 2019 Cruise and River Cruise Convention, co-located with the new MARINE INTERIORS Cruise & Ferry Global Expo, powered by SMM. Both take place September 11-13 in Hamburg.

Some 200 Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association Platinum Members, colleagues and families are heading to St. Maarten this week to meet with more than 20 executives from FCCA member lines for the FCCA PAMAC Conference.

Spectrum of the Seas was named in Shanghai with Chinese celebrities and Royal Caribbean brand ambassadors Xiaoming Huang and Angelababy as the godparents.

Cruise Lines International Association's Cruise360 event for travel agents will return to Vancouver, BC, in 2020. The May 12-18 gathering will feature professional development, ship inspections, general sessions and networking.

Michael Thamm, chairman of CLIA Europe and CEO, Costa Group and Carnival Asia, will deliver the keynote address on the opening day of Seatrade Europe, Sept. 11-13 in Hamburg.

Creating tourism activities and facilitating transport options with the goal of handling 400,000 cruise passengers by 2025 was the focus of the second Forum on the International Cruise Industry in Québec City.

The prospects for growing the cruise industry in the Eastern Mediterranean are positive but much needs to be improved in terms of safety and security for the sector to fully capitalize on the region's advantages.

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