Cruises after COVID, a Strategic Outlook on the Future of the Cruise Industry in the Caribbean

Friday, 7th May 2021

The global cruise industry is now facing a unique set of opportunities and challenges on the heels of COVID-19, as cruise lines prepare to restart routes in the Caribbean in 2021. 

At its peak in 2019, the cruise industry catered to 30m passengers with the Caribbean representing 32% of deployments and generating millions in revenues for Caribbean destinations.  

A demonstration of confidence in the industry, in recent years Caribbean cruise ports have invested significantly in improving and expanding infrastructure to accommodate larger ships and more cruise calls. 

 How then are ports, cruise lines, suppliers and vendors, tour operators and regulators now adapting to new health and safety demands? What strategies are being tested as the industry launches into a new normal of travel? 

Moderated by: 
Chris Bennett, Managing Director, The Caribbean Council

Our Expert Panel Includes: 
Gabriel E. Rodriguez Pereyra, Executive Director, Sans Souci Port
Anne Kalosh, Editor, Seatrade Cruise News/Senior Associate Editor, Seatrade Cruise Review
ALEXANDER ZEITZ (He/Him), Sr. Manager, Customer & Employee Experience, Virgin Voyages