A Fan Favorite Returns

Back by popular demand, the Cruising Innovations Theater returns with a variety of in-demand, interactive sessions and panels exploring the cutting-edge of cruise.

Your Chance to Contribute

These free events provide a valuable opportunity for the entire cruise ecosystem to come together and ideate bold solutions to the challenges and opportunities facing our unique industry.

Diverse Programming

Making it’s Miami debut, expect this year’s Theater to feature pioneers from sectors as varied as design, entertainment, digital marketing, sustainability, wellness, retail and more!

Featured Sessions

Tuesday 9 April 2019

1:30 - 2:00 PM

Standing Out with Social Media - A Conversation with Top Travel Bloggers

With so much content online, how can you truly cut through all the noise and find ways to connect with your client base?  Learn the social media tricks of the trade from top travel bloggers and influencers on how to keep your audience engaged on social channels. 

3:00 - 3:30 PM

Stateroom Innovation - The Art of Making Cabins Fun

Today guest room offerings are changing from selling a simple list of amenities towards surprising guests with a unique guest experience.  Modern stateroom automation technology provides new degrees of freedom to address emotion and well-being of guests and it helps to overcome the biggest limitation aboard a cruise ship - cabin size.  Our design experts explore modern room features including:

  • Light scenarios
  • Human centered lighting
  • Moods
  • Smart device room operation
  • Combining infotainment with room automation and personal assistance
3:45 - 4:15 PM

Pitch Competition - Sustainability Onboard

Stay tuned for details!

Wednesday 10 April 2019

10:30 - 11:00 AM

Debating Cruise Line Design Expertise

Under development

11:15 - Noon

Duty Free for the Future

Preparing for the Onboard Retail Revolution


Rene Riedi, Regional COO Latin America & Caribbean, Dufry America, Inc. 

Beth Neumann, CEO and President, Starboard Cruise Services 


Bill Panoff, Chairman and CEO, PPI Group  

1:00 - 1:45 PM

Entertainment Spotlight

Moderator: Charly McDonald, Principal, Spark


2:30 - 3:00 PM 

 The LAB Miami Session

Tigre Wenrich, CEO, LAB Miami Ventures

 3:15 - 4:00 PM 

 Storytelling Session

Under development

Thursday 11 April 2019

10:00 - 10:30 AM

Spa and Wellness Session

Under development

Your Chance to Participate

Do you have actionable insights of your own worth sharing with the community at large? Smash hit ideas or failures that turned into amazing learning opportunities? The door is always open for the right session.