This Week in Cruise Recovery: New Ship Details, New Home Port & Seatrade News

Thousands of cruises industry executives, port leaders, shipyard representatives, travel advisors and media turned out last week for the Seatrade Cruise Global conference in Miami Beach. As the conference began, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) released a forecast showing that cruise passenger volumes will likely surpass 2019 levels by the end of 2023.

On Tuesday, Travel Agent attended the annual “State of the Cruise Industry” discussion. Top thread from Kelly Craighead of CLIA, Arnold Donald of Carnival Corporation, Jason Liberty of Royal Caribbean Group and Pierfrancesco Vago of MSC Cruises (and CLIA's global chair) was: “We’re Back!”

During that general session, Donald also told the audience that on August 1, 2022, he will shift into a new role as Carnival Corporation’s vice chairman and that, in turn, Josh Weinstein will become president and CEO, effective August 1, 2022.

Also at Seatrade, two lines released details on new ships. Silversea Cruises talked about the asymmetrical design of its new ship, Silver Nova, while Cunard Line revealed more details about its new ship, Queen Anne.

Check out our additional story published today, "News, Notes & Tidbits from Seatrade," offering a roundup of other developments and industry happenings.

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Carnival Cruise Line began sailing from a new home port, the Port of San Francisco. Sailing from that port, Carnival Miracle will operate both Baja Mexico and Alaska cruises this spring and summer.

On the itinerary front, Oceania Cruises unveiled its 2024 Voyage Collection, while MSC Cruises announced its 2023 summer program.

Margaritaville at Sea introduced new travel advisor perks in advance of its launch of short cruises from the Port of Palm Beach, FL, to the Bahamas on March 14, 2022.