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Seatrade Launches Virtual Series Offering Insights Towards New Era of Cruising

Seatrade Launches Virtual Series Offering Insights Towards New Era of Cruising

Seatrade Cruise Talks Brings Expert Perspectives Through Weekly Online Sessions


COLCHESTER, England (23 July 2020) –  Seatrade Cruise, the cruise industry’s leading platform for sourcing, innovating and connecting, launches Seatrade Cruise Talks – a series of virtual conversations, webinars and podcasts discussing issues impacting the cruise community. The weekly series features expert perspectives from global leaders in maritime, as well as parallel industries, including ports and destinations, technology and sustainability.


“Based on feedback from our community, we wanted to create a virtual space that would allow us to bring together thought leaders and decision makers to exchange information and insights on major topics of interest, such as the impact of COVID-19,” says Chiara Giorgi, Global Brand and Event Director for Seatrade Cruise. “We are happy to see that it’s being really well-received – we are already seeing up to 500 people joining our live webinars and feedback has been very positive. As interest grows, our team is continuing to work closely with key influencers to develop content and deliver fresh programming each week.”


Seatrade Cruise’s new virtual content is available to watch, listen and subscribe through various digital channels.


Upcoming Live Sessions:                                                                   


  • 6 August | COVID19’s Impact on Cruise Operations Finale
    • Focusing on the hot topics most important to the entertainment and hotel operations industries, panelists will explore best practices from other industries, financial preparedness, the future of travel and more.


  • 13 August | Design in a Pandemic (Episode 1)
    • Seatrade Cruise Design Ambassador Ayesha Khan leads expert panelists to discuss how the pandemic has impacted demand for cruise ship design firms and how firms are crafting ingenious design solutions for ships, to ensure extra hygiene and safety are at the forefront.


  • 20 August | Cruise Development for Destinations (Episode 1)
    • This four-part series will provide essential insight into how destinations can thrive in the world of cruising. In episode one, guest panelist Timothy Littley – Senior Director, Deployment & Itinerary Planning at Seabourne Cruise Line, explains the key to achieving the destination “it” factor. Series topics include cruise ship operations, cruise market segments, itinerary planning, and more.
      • 3 September | Episode 2
      • 17 September | Episode 3


  • 3 September | Design in a Pandemic (Episode 2)
    • To conclude the two-part series, Seatrade Design Ambassador Ayesha Khan yields the floor to the shipbuilding experts from major brands including Royal Caribbean, Silversea, and Virgin Voyages to discuss innovative ways of creating smart, safe designs for ships that accommodate to new travel standards.



Hosted by Seatrade Cruise News editors Anne Kalosh, Mary Bond and Holly Payne, the Seatrade Cruise Talks podcast explores the changing cruise landscape with a line-up of special guests. Each 30-minute episode features one-on-one conversations with industry professionals giving listeners firsthand insight as they delve into a variety of timely topics. Notable upcoming sessions include an IT series focused on the impact of COVID-19 and technology’s role in moving the industry forward. Subscribe and stream on Apple Music and Spotify.


For more information on Seatrade Cruise Talks visit

Catch-up on are previously recorded sessions by visiting the Seatrade Cruise Talks on-demand archives.



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About Seatrade Cruise


Serving the international cruise community since 1970, Seatrade Cruise is the industry’s leading platform for collaborating, innovating and connecting. Comprised of the largest cruise events and trades shows, news channels, virtual programming resources and coveted awards programs, the Seatrade Cruise portfolio reaches more than 20,000 professionals, 4,000 suppliers, 80 cruise line brands and 130 countries.

For more information on Seatrade Cruise Events visit For access to the latest news and industry updates visit


Seatrade Cruise Events are organized by Informa Markets, a leading B2B information services group and the largest B2B Events organizer in the world. To learn more and for the latest news and information, visit