Cruise Shipping Miami Day 1

Cruise Shipping Miami got underway yesterday in Miami. The largest gathering of all things cruise industry is an annual occurrence in Miami, but next year it will transition to Fort Lauderdale.

Here’s some gossip from Monday, which is typically a quiet day. The big days are Tuesday’s state of the industry address and Wednesday.

Royal Caribbean:

There’s speculation that the Ovation of the Seas, the third Quantum class ship will join her sister in Asia.

Norwegian Cruise Line:

There’s speculation that not only are they looking at shipyards in Asia, specifically China, but also to base a newbuild there.

I wonder if Asia will be the buzz word this year.