The annual Cruise Shipping Convention is kicking off this morning in Miami.

Here’s the program of events. Note that the premiere event, The State of the Global Cruise Industry, will be tomorrow morning. I plan to have a write up of it as its usually pretty interesting.

For those unfamiliar, this panel is the only time we see the heads of the major lines together on one stage. This year it will be:

  •   Arnold Donald CEO, Carnival Corporation and plc.[In his first appearance at Cruise Shipping in his new role]
  • Richard Fain Chairman and CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
  • Kevin Sheehan CEO, Norwegian Cruise Lines
  • Pierfrancesco Vago Executive Chairman, MSC Cruises

About Cruise Shipping Miami

For 30 years, Cruise Shipping Miami has been the leading international exhibition and conference serving the cruise industry by bringing together buyers and suppliers for a week of networking, sourcing, and education. No other cruise event attracts such a broad range of industry players, with more than 1,800 cruise line owners and operators from 66 companies in attendance in 2013.