Seatrade Cruise Global, the cruise industry’s largest event, has postponed this year’s exhibition and conference, due to the pandemic.
This is the second consecutive year that it has had to be cancelled.
“After careful consideration . . . and with the understanding that the whole industry will be focusing on the implementation of new protocols and processes in the first half of the year, Seatrade Cruise Global 2021 is postponed, and we are working with our association partners and you, our customers on alternative options for early autumn,” said Seatrade Cruise Group Director, Mary Bond, in a note to attendees and exhibitors.
Other major maritime events cancelled, postponed or pushed online over the past year included Posidonia 2020, WorkBoat 2020 and Nor-Shipping 2021, among others.
Seatrade Europe is still planned to be held between 8th and 10th September this year in Hamburg. “The whole Hamburg Messe team is looking forward to hosting a successful and lively Seatrade Europe in September in Hamburg, and are proud to be able to provide a forum for the European cruise industry as it resumes safe sailing in earnest after the difficult circumstances of 2020,” said Claudia Johannsen, Business Unit Director at Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH.