Norwegian Cruise Line offers first glimpse of Leonardo-Class ships
Norwegian Cruise Line has shown the first images of its new Project Leonardo-Class ships at Seatrade Cruise Global in Miami. Four firmly ordered ships will be delivered by Fincantieri as of 2022.
Industry leaders head to Busan to discuss the future of cruising in Asia
Figureheads from the world’s leading cruise lines and key industry professionals head to Busan, Korea for Seatrade Cruise Asia which takes place at the Busan Exhibition and Convention Centre from 11-12 June, 2015.
Barriers of year-round cruising discussed in depth at Seatrade 2015
After two days of high level and informative discussions, the 3rd Seatrade Winter Cruising Forum came to a close in Cartagena, Spain, last week.
10th edition of Seatrade Med on course for success
As the excitement continues to build for the Seatrade Med Cruise Convention in Barcelona this September, the number of participating exhibitors are growing faster than previous events, with over 14% increase on exhibition sales compared to this time in 2012 for the show in Marseille.
Travel Talk: Hamad Mohammed Bin Mejren, executive director, business tourism, Dubai Cruise Terminal
At the Seatrade Middle East Cruise Forum in Abu Dhabi Phil Blizzard talks to Hamad Mohammed Bin Mejren, executive director, business tourism, Dubai Cruise Terminal about their new facility which is scheduled to open in early 2014. He talks about the deployment of vessels in Dubai, the prospects for the cruise sector in the region, as well as the demands for a more unified visa/immigration service for passengers on cruises with multiple port visits.
Travel Talk: Khalid Al Zadjali, director of tourism events, ministry of tourism, Oman
Khalid Al Zadjali, director of tourism events, ministry of tourism, Oman talks to Phil Blizzard at the Seatrade Middle East Cruise Forum, Abu Dhabi about their infra-structure development plans to assist both cruise operators and passengers. He also talks about the Sultanate’s three very distinctive ports of call - Khasab in the northern enclave of Musandam, the natural harbour in the capital Muscat and the fertile landscape of Salalah in the south of the country.
Seatrade: Abu Dhabi looks to future of Arabian cruising
Abu Dhabi’s hosting this week of the Seatrade Middle East Cruise Forum will be a regional industry milestone if the public and private sector join together to seize the segment’s economic opportunities, delegates heard today. Speaking to the Forum, which has run for two days at the Rosewood Abu Dhabi, Mohammed Al Dhaheri, strategy and policy director Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority, said the sector holds out huge growth potential if all stakeholders engage in discussions to identify the opportunities and challenges.
Seatrade: Abu Dhabi plans permanent cruise terminal
Abu Dhabi is moving closer to having a permanent cruise terminal at Mina Zayed, delegates at the Seatrade Middle East Cruise Forum heard today. Welcoming delegates to the Forum, which runs at the Rosewood Abu Dhabi hotel until Wednesday 11th December, His Excellency Mubarak Al Muhairi, director general, Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority, said a decision on the concept design is expected next year.
Costa signs up for Seatrade Middle East Cruise Forum
Costa Cruises has confirmed it is joining nine other leading cruise lines for the Seatrade Middle East Cruise Forum in Abu Dhabi. The brand was the first cruise line to launch regular cruising in the Middle East back in 2006 and still the company with the highest capacity during the 2013/2014 season.
Seatrade Launch Global Workboats Technology Forum
Inaugural Global Workboat Technology Forum to be launched at Middle East Workboats & Offshore Marine 2013. The 2013 edition of Seatrade Middle East Workboats & Offshore Marine will see an exciting new component added to the biannual industry showcase, with the announcement of a groundbreaking strategic partnership agreement with Saudi Aramco.
3rd Seatrade All Asia Cruise Convention - A resounding success in Shanghai
The 3rd Seatrade All Asia Cruise Convention came to a close last week, following a three day conference, two day showcase exhibition and travel agent training programme, each focussing on Asia’s on-going development within the cruise industry.
Seychelles delegation completes successful Seatrade Convention in Miami, USA
A Seychelles delegation consisting of the Tourism Board’s Glynn Burridge, Mason’s Travel’s Lenny Alvis, and Eric Renard from Creole Travel Services completed a 4-day stay in Miami, Florida, where they represented Seychelles at the Seatrade Convention between March 13-15, 2012.