Typically the event provides a forum to preview the year’s new ships, share product updates and trends and—most significant—to forecast the number of passengers expected to cruise in the coming year. Prominent cruise line executives usually attend to meet and mingle with reporters.
CLIA did not immediately announce a new date for the briefing.
On Thursday, CLIA president and ceo Christine Duffy was in London to introduce and moderate a quickly assembled media briefing jointly organized by CLIA, the European Cruise Council and the UK’s Passenger Shipping Association that preceded a long-scheduled ship safety forum.
Duffy used the platform to call on the International Maritime Organization to undertake a comprehensive safety evaluation from the findings of the Costa Concordia investigation.