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Regional Spotlight - The Future Outlook for Caribbean Cruising

Location: Palm Ballroom A
Pass Type: VIP All Access Pass, Conference Pass, Cruise Line Pass, Speaker Pass - Get your pass now!
Session Type: Conference Session
Sector: Destinations
Recording: TBD

Sponsored by Port Authority of the Cayman Islands

Opening Remarks

Michele M. Paige, President, Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA)

During our Americas and Caribbean session, the panel will explore the future for Caribbean cruising. Featured topics to include:

  • Recovery and Resilience - What's being done to strengthen the region's resilience to natural disasters, including climate change and acidification?
  • Product Innovation - Exploring ways to keep the region fresh and competitive with other destinations
  • Future Supply Growth - How many ships already on the record order book are earmarked for Caribbean deployment?
  • Itinerary Trends - What are the latest itinerary trends? New ports, longer/shorter stays, and how is each region (eastern, western, southern) faring?
  • Cuba - How can other destinations benefit from the influx of cruising to Cuba?
  • Bahamas - How will new cruise line destination developments in the Bahamas impact itineraries?
  • Differentiation - What are the differing needs of small/luxury/expedition ships and their guests? And how should destinations think about satisfying the needs/interests of different source markets such as Europeans, Asians, multi-gen families, millennials?