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ON THE COVER

Features River cruising a great way to tap ‘new-to-cruise’ segment; bookings and spending up; doubledigit demand increases; Alaska continuing its hot streak; and more from CLIA’s Travel Agent Cruise Industry Outlook Report

22 River Cruising and Alaska Are Hot

MEETINGS & EVENTS

24 SPOTLIGHT 12 Ocean Cay and MSC Cruises’ Commitment to Caribbean Cruising

07, 09 President’s Letter

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above had a similar message of what has driven the industry’s record success, and how to continue full steam ahead, at Seatrade Cruise Global’s State of the Industry.

30 Seatrade Cruise Global Plus FCCA Equaled Opportunities for Mutual Success Through a schedule loaded with

On the cover: Costa Rica

DEPARTMENTS

24 Differentiation, Diversity, Direct Engagement and Proactivity Propelling the Industry to New Records and Beyond Seven cruise line presidents and

Executive Chairman Pierfrancesco Vago highlights the brand’s meteoric growth, unique approach targeting Europe and underpenetrated regions, and path to continued advancement by a “long-term commitment to Caribbean cruising.” LET’S GET TECHNICAL 14 Cruise Industry Commits to Sustainable Practices Adam Goldstein,

RCCL Vice Chairman and CLIA Global Chair, shares how “growth and sustainability go hand in hand.”

meetings and networking, FCCA Platinum Members and representatives from partner destinations’ private and public sectors penciled in business and relationships with the record cruise executives in attendance.

32 2019 Hall of Fame Cruise Industry Award Winners 34 Cruise Industry Launches ‘We Are Cruise’ Campaign

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16 Global Cruise Passenger Numbers Exceed Expectations 18 Asia Hits Another Record with 4.24 Million Cruise Passengers in 2018 20 Infrastructure Plans Must Include Cruise

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CLIA Australasia & Asia Managing Director Joel Katz praises Australia’s infrastructure projects, but shares, “…unlocking Australia’s tourism potential involves more than just initiatives on land…All levels of government… need to develop a united focus.” SECOND QUARTER 2019 | TRAVEL & CRUISE 3

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