Onsite: Seatrade Cruise Shipping Convention Kicks Off

Miami—Monday marked the official start of the 2007 Seatrade Cruise Shipping Convention in Miami, but the real action will commence Tuesday morning with the welcoming address by Seatrade's managing director Christopher Hayman and an introductory address by Dan Hanrahan, president of Celebrity Cruises and chairman of CLIA's marketing committee. An anticipated state of the cruise industry session will follow, led by Bob Dickinson, president and CEO of Carnival Cruise Lines; Richard Fain, chairman and CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruises Limited; Stein Kruse, president and CEO of Holland America Lines; Richard Sasso, president and CEO of MSC Cruises; and Colin Veitch, president and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line. Panelists will discuss the latest trends and issues affecting the cruise industry. Check back throughout the week for further updates and commentary.

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